The weather Gods turned on a magnificent day for the Final at Pacific Dunes, Medowie. With such conditions it was not hard to enjoy the golf on display at a course which was presented in A1 condition.It was obvious throughout the day that all players came to respect this golf course from an early stage with its" tight fairways and quick greens running at 11 after being cut and rolled before play got under way. The reigning champions, Forster Tuncurry, went to an early lead on the front nine and by the time the 9th green was reached they were ahead 7 matches to 1 with Bob Angus(7) and Peter Chatillon(8) leading in their matches 4 up and 3 up respectively. Castle Hill's Drew Simonsen providing some hope for the challengers by leading 1 up after 9 from Gary Cush.
Then things changed dramatically. Suddenly Castle Hill were back in it after 12 holes leading by 4 matches to 3 with 1 square.Led by former Australian rep.player Gerry Power who came from 1 down after 9 to 1 up after 12, his teammates must have got a message and they too came to the party.Ian Cochrane(CH) knocked in an 80 metre pitch on the 12th to get back to square while Warren Grant came from 2 down after 9 to be 1 up after 12 against Tony Reed. Drew Simonsen continued his strong play and after 12 consolidated his 1 up after 9 to 3 up after 12. Tony Kennings from Forster Tuncurry was proving a handful for Castle Hill Captain, Bob White with Tony chalking up an early 5/4 win. Meanwhile the 7's and 8's for Forster Tuncurry, Bob Angus and Peter Chatillon, proved too strong over the remaining 6 holes , both accounting for their opponents,Trevor Amery and Jim Farnham, 4 and 3. Things looked to swinging back to the boys from the Mid North Coast however, Castle Hill were not giving up just yet.Both Gerry and Ian from Castle Hill registered good wins 4/2 and 2/1 over Paul Connell and Mike Jackson to close the gap. Geoff Greenaway from Forster Tuncurry edged out his opponent Tony Pagliaro 2 up in a closely fought match where the margins were no greater than 1 hole until the 18th. The number 4,s were to decide the result of the day at the 18th. With Forster Tuncurry leading 4 matches to 3 these two players came to the 18th with Warren Grant(CH) having his opponent,Tony Reed, dormie 1.The finishing hole, a 461 metre Par 5 with water in the front of the green proved to be a fitting finishing hole. Warren kept his nerve to halve the 18th and thus win 1 up placing the result as a 4 all draw. This then required a countback on the result of holes won by each team. If this was still a draw then the highest seeded team was declared the winner. Countback rules are contained in the Rules of Play , see Rule 8. When tallying up the scores it showed that Forster Tuncurry had scored 15 holes and Castle Hill 10 holes, making Forster Tuncurry Champions again for 2019. It now means that Forster Tuncurry have won 4 of the last 6 Finals, 1 short of the Lakes Club who have won 5 Finals. Congratulations to both teams for a final that was played in the true spirit of the game. The Committee would also like to thank the staff of Pacific Dunes for presenting such a great spectacle on the day.
The Calendar for the 2019-2020 season has now been posted. Check the dates of play in regard to school holidays in 2020.It is located under FORMS.
The N.S.W. Department of Fair Trading has approved the implementation of our recently voted on and approved Constitution at the 2019 A.G.M. The Constitution is effective from the 19th August 2019. This now means that the Constitution is officially legal.
RULE 4 GUIDELINES UPDATED:
As a result of the Committee meeting held on the 6th September changes have been made to the guideline in Rule 4 regarding absent players . The guidleine is now to be observed in the Finals series and we encourage all Convenors, Team Captains/Managers to download a copy to be found in the RULES banner.
2020 PENNANT ENTRY FORMS:
Entry forms for the 2020 Super Senior Pennant will be sent to all 2019 participating Clubs in late January 2020. The Forms have to be returned to the Captain by the 1st March 2020 with the appropriate entry fee.
NEW VERSION OF THE GAME RESULT SHEET AVAILABLE:
In an attempt to streamline the G.R.S. a new version is now available on this site in both pdf and Word. Both files can be downloaded from RESULTS.The most important change being that we ask all Convenors, Team Captains/Managers NOT to use a mobile phone to photograph and send Results to the Captain.We ask that you scan them and use email,and also not to fax them. It would be appreciated if when scanning, Landscape mode , not Portrait is selected on your scanner.
TEAM NOMINATIONS CLOSING DATE:
All teams have up until the playing of Round 7, except Division 9 to register any new players.Details required are Name, Date of Birth and G.L. number. After Round 7 has taken place teams cannot register any new players if they make the Finals. The two top seeds from each Division will enter the Knockout Finals series.Refer to the Calendar for the starting date.
INQUIRY ABOUT A NEW app.:
Following on from the success of the Handy Cap app. which has made tracking players' handicaps a lot easier the Committee is seeking the assistance of anyone who would be interested in creating another app. which can be used not only for all our Pennant games but all Pennant play in general. Please contact the Captain if you are interested. respectively.
CENTRAL COAST SENIORS WEEK:
The Central Coast D.G.A. is running its Seniors Week in conjunction with Lincoln Place and Blue Lagoon Beach Resort from late August to early September at 6 Central Coast courses. For the first time these events have acquired Senior Order of Merit status and those who participate in Super Senior Pennants and/or the Super Senior Championship are all eligible.
Click here to go to an Entry Form and Information Brochure.Entries start to close from the 30th August.
GUIDELINE FOR THE USE OF RESERVES:
Convenors have been given a document that outlines a guideline for the use of a reserve when the need arises. It is contained in RULES.
This is an app. for a mobile phone that makes it extremely easy for Team Captains to keep up to date with their players most recent G.A. handicap. Click on LINKS to download a copy of the instructions.
Once again this year we are asking Teams to submit a copy of their Team photo.Please make it at least 1 MB size photo. All copies can be sent to the Captain.
REPORT OF THE 2019 A.G.M.:
As a result of the A.G.M. held at Asquith Golf Club on Tuesday 30th July the NSWSSGA(Inc) the proposed Constitution was passed unanimously by the Clubs present.As well important changes have been made to Rule 2 of the Rules of Play and Condition 2 of the Conditions of Entry has been deleted in accordance with the Constitution.
All changes are now posted on this site.
NEW LINK TO OUR SITE:
Following discussions between Brian O'Hare from Australian Senior Golfer and our Association a report of the 9th Super Senior Championship has now available on his website. Go to LINKS to download the website. As well we are hoping that the July edition of INSIDE GOLF will have a similar report present.
2019 SUPER SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS:
The Results of the 2019 Super Senior Championship are now posted under RESULTS
GUIDELINES FOR MATCH PLAY RULES AND MARSHALS:
These are located in RULES of PLAY and the Committee strongly recommends that all players familiarise themselves with these informative reports.
RECOMMENDED PIN POSITIONS :
In an attempt to speed up play we ask that you inform your Greenkeepers of the following recommendations from the Rules of Golf regarding pin placements when your club is due to host. If possible when hosting ask your Club if it is possible to create a buffer zone between any social players hitting off before the Pennants players, of at least 30 minutes.
Course Set Up 5.3 Hole Positions.
Recommended that the following should be considered in positioning the hole.
"There must be enough putting green surface between the hole and the front and the sides of the green to accommodate the required shot. For example, if the hole requires a long iron or wood shot to the green, the hole should be positioned deeper in the green and farther from its sides than would be the case if the hole requires a short pitch shot.
In any case, it is recommended that generally the hole be positioned at least four paces from any edge of the green. If a bunker is close to the edge, or if the ground slopes away from the edge, the distance should be greater, especially if the shot is more than a pitch.
Consideration should be given to allowing fair opportunity for recovery after a reasonably good shot that just misses the green. On the other hand, the penalty for failure is something the player must take into account in deciding whether or not to attack a particular hole position. Much will depend upon the standard of the players."
RESPONSIBILITY OF HOST CLUBS: The task of the host Club is in regard to results on the day.
1. Ring the results through to AAP on 02 9322 8000 for them to appear in the papers. You must mention that is for Super Senior Pennants for them to take results over the phone. They do not take Club results over the phone anymore.
2. Scan the results and send them through to the Captain at....
Your co-operation will only enhance the smooth running of the Pennant.
NEW SPONSOR ON BOARD:
A new sponsor has been established for the 2019 Super Senior Championship. Dan Murphy's which has 226 stores across the Country have graciously donated discounted vouchers to this years Championship. We welcome their involvement.
Following on from the outstanding success of our 8th Super Senior Championship a call is made to interested parties who might like to take up the opportunity to become a Sponsor in 2019 of the NSWSSGA. Interested parties should contact the Captain om 0415 152 364. We welcome sponsorship in kind or for any amount, to a great cause.
SPONSORSHIP RENEWAL FOR 2019:
Committee is proud to announce that a major Sponsor has been acquired for N.S.W. Super Senior Golf Association Incorporated.ICON CANCER CENTRE has agreed to a renewal of its $1000 sponsorship for the 2018-2019 year. This company is the largest single provider of integrated cancer care in Australia. They have branches in Queensland, NSW and Victoria, as well as opening up 3 more centres in Queensland,another in Victoria and also Canberra in 2017. As well they have recently ventured into Singapore and China. From discussions recently had in Gosford the Centre is extremely keen to grow their interest in our Association with the possibility of a Corporate day in 2018.We look forward to a growing relationship with ICON CANCER CENTRE. Click on the Icon above to gain more information regarding our new Sponsor.
WEBSITE LINKED TO WESTERN SYDNEY VETS:
iA reciprocal arrangement between Western Sydney Vets and the N.S.W. Super Senior Golf Association has been established. Go to LINKS then click on the name.Western Sydney Vets.
WEBSITE LINKED TO GOLF NSW:
GOLF NSW have placed a link to S.S.P. on their website. Click on the Icon above,click on Events, then click on Pennants, then scroll down to the link that states Super Senior Pennant. We thank GOLF N.S.W. for this link.
To connect to the ICON CANCER CENTRE website simply click on the Icon at the top of the home page.
There are now 3 weather stations to be found under Links.