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AndyP
29th October 2006, 08:17 PM
I'm tired and "unwell", so I won't post much right now. But here's the results as I recall them (correct me if I am wrong).

Champ (Nett winner 36 holes)
Big Congratulations to dc68. Well done.

Nett R/U (36 holes)
Poidda.

Gross Winner (36 holes)
dc68. Prizes to 2nd, Blakey.

Ladies Winner (36 holes)
Shazza_rs

Best putter
Moe Norman

Worst putter
connico

Wooden spoon
Brad

Dummy Spit
AndyLo

Stupid Drunken Act (Blue Balls Award)
Choppa

Day 1 Winner Nett
dc68. Prizes to 2nd, Moe Norman.

Day 1 R/U Nett
Prizes to 3rd, amanda.

Day 1 Long Drive (Mens)
Blakey

Day 1 Long Drive (Ladies)
Shazza

Day 1 NTP's 1
?
Day 1 NTP's 2
?
Day 1 NTP's 3
?
Day 1 NTP's 4
?

Day 2 Winner Nett
poidda (?), prizes to 2nd, Rusty.

Day 2 R/U Nett
Prizes to 3rd, Bruce.

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Feel free to post your wrap-up/stories from the weekend in this thread.

Congratulations to everyone on making it a successful and enjoyable weekend. I loved it!

Courty
29th October 2006, 08:50 PM
Apologies to everyone. I haven't yet had a chance to update the Vardon. It shall be done in the next few days.

Iain
29th October 2006, 08:51 PM
The NTP's were Blakey on 7, DC68 on ??, Vegas on 17 and can't recall who on the other.

BrisWesty
29th October 2006, 08:57 PM
So do we run a poll on Pac Harbour as a venue for the 2007 champs?
If 1st prize next year is 1 round at Pac Harbour, will 2nd prize be 2 rounds at Pac Harbour?

BrisWesty
29th October 2006, 09:20 PM
Thoughts on Pac Harbour.

Too much wind, too many flies, too many Par 3s unreachable with driver 8(.

I'm probably going to be howled down on this, but I actually don't mind having my brain screwed over by a golf course now and then. Pac Harbour succeeded in that. Yes, it was probably a little too tough, but I spent way too many holes thinking about what the course could do to me rather than vice versa. Tried to play hero shots rather than wise shots.

Would have done better if I'd had a sighter round there before the champs.

It was tough in the breeze, I'd say probably about 10 stableford points worth.

Most of the first shots have really wide landing areas, but not the second shots.

I love the bunkering, makes a nice change from circular and oval blobs. Goodness knows I had enough time in them, and those feeling remain even if it took 3 shots to get out of that chasm at the right front of 10.

Some of the holes have really weird undulations. 6th hole, it is pot luck trying to run the ball onto the green - got kicked right off one of the mounds into the front pot. Some other people were mentioning how in other places good shots are getting funneled into trouble. They can pick the places.

Really difficult trying to hold the 7th with a tail wind.

I'm not sold on the double green on 11 & 14, maybe it's because I 4 putted on the 11th as a result.

17th is overrated.

Love the 18th (only because I birdied it), but there was something demoralising about launching one out of the screws only to find you've been outdriven by 80m!

I'm happy to play at least some break on the green, but some of the greens seem to have excessive swales and undulations.

The flies probably loved us so much because they don't get to meet many people under 60 on Bribie.

Do we come back again next year? For an Ozgolf Day? Yes. For the champs? No.

Moe Norman
29th October 2006, 09:28 PM
the course was fine, everyone just played bad golf.

We played the very same course 6 months ago and everybody loved it. I played terrible for 31 points, but I managed my misses. If you didn't think, you got smashed, simple as that.

I watched people miss on the worst areas possible, go at the flag instead of the fat of the green, hit full shots all day instead of punches and the scores are an indication of that.

there are plenty of bailout zones around the course, I didn't see too many people using them.

Jarro
30th October 2006, 04:27 PM
thanks to all the interstate Ozgolfers who made to effort to travel all the way up here ... a truly great effort :smt038

dc68
30th October 2006, 04:38 PM
Yep I will second that Jarro fantastic to meet all you guys and finally be able to put faces to names, big effort made to come up for the champs.

Toolish
30th October 2006, 05:31 PM
The story of the dummy spit and the stupid drinken act must be told for all...surely!

CobraSS
30th October 2006, 06:42 PM
The NTP's were Blakey on 7, DC68 on ??, Vegas on 17 and can't recall who on the other.
the other = Cobrass :mrgreen:

Eag's
30th October 2006, 07:00 PM
Big thanks to everyone who had a hand in organising another great Champs.
Also thankyou to all my playing partners over the last 3 days - Bruce, Kezza, Jarro, Vegas, Jono, Ken, Ros, Briswesty & AndyP :smt023

Great effort from all travellers from down south this year :smt038
Hopefully one day we up here in the North, can head down your way and hold the Champs in VIC or NSW :-D

Congrats to dc68 for taking out the Champs, great shooting mate :smt023
Also to Peter_rs for taking out player of the year and most improved :smt038

shavey
30th October 2006, 08:44 PM
Thanks to all who had the opportunity to enjoy a great weekend.

It was just a pity about the golf! ;)

Fishman Dan
30th October 2006, 09:42 PM
Yeah yeah, well done... etc etc. Dummy spit - spill!

Jarro
31st October 2006, 05:11 AM
Dan, i think the winner of the award should be the one to explain why they received it ;)

Choppa
31st October 2006, 09:55 AM
It went a little something like this.....

:smt030 :-D :smt030 :mrgreen: :smt030 :smt096 :smt087 :smt087 :smt078 :smt015 :smt078:smt015 ](*,) :oops: :-#

amanda
31st October 2006, 10:11 AM
And then in the clubhouse after the 2nd round it was :smt015

Fishman Dan
31st October 2006, 10:21 AM
Dan, i think the winner of the award should be the one to explain why they received it ;)

I think so too Jarro... although history will tell us that the story is always better when told by the witnesses ;)

So who was in his group at the time?

connico
31st October 2006, 10:43 AM
I had a great time, nice meeting the non NSW ozgolfers, never met such a deverse bunch of golfers.

Regardless, sorry to all that had to witness the dress, yes lets just call it the dress.

Played some poor golf, but it wasnt because of the course. It was because of the short game, couldnt get out of a bunker, really thought i was going to have a blinder, both rounds started well. You can ask the partners!


See you all next year! :P

AndyP
31st October 2006, 10:59 AM
I think I've recovered sufficiently enough from the weekend, and what a weekend it was, to do a bit of a write-up now.

It was great to meet those OZgolfers I haven't met before (poidda, Grunt, Bruce, connico) and good to see everyone else again.

The Saturday morning didn't start as planned, with Iain tailending someone on the way to picking me up from home. Spent the trip north keeping an eye on the bent bonnet making sure it wasn't about to go flying up.

On to the PH range for a meet and greet and to hit a few balls. I haven't flushed it as well as what I did then for ages. If only it had of lasted all weekend, instead of just a few holes.

Thanks to PH for screwing us around on the tee and plopping us right in the middle of a shotgun comp that started at 8:30am......

PH is tough enough, but when you add that wind in, it was brutal. I thought I started okay, but only returned 4 points through the first 6 holes. Very demoralising. Enough about the golf.

Lots of drinks followed, with dinner somewhere in there. Most of it is a blur.
I remember a couple of things from the pool table. One was when poidda lined up and hit a red ball onto a cue ball instead of the other way around, while as his partner, I watched him do it. Surprising we were able to put any balls in the pockets really.
Another, was purposely extending a game and missing shots, so the cute blonde on the opposition would get a few more shots. What strategy!

Kicked out of the pub at midnight, a few of us decided it was way too early to pull up stumps, so lobbed on the door of Grunt's room for some poker. I haven't played much poker before, and had a great time.
Not sure if going all in with a pair of 5s was a good idea, but getting done by a pair of 7s was devastating. Lesson learnt, don't bother bluffing against chicks, they just don't get it.

Eventually we made it back to Steve's place, and I collapsed in bed. But not before getting a 3:56am SMS off to the clubhouse leader, dc68: "Softcock! :)"

Up at 6:30a, had no idea on the practice putting green, and teed off at about 7:30a still drunk. That's a first. Surprisingly the drive went fairly straight. The round was a long tough slog. Enough about the golf.

I really do have to find a happy medium between the night before and the golf the next day. Maybe next year.....maybe not.

Thanks to all my playing partners over the weekend for putting up with me. Thanks to my drinking partners for doing the same. Big thank you to Iain for being my taxi, and Steve and his parents for giving me somewhere to crash. Well done to the winners of the weekend.

Let's do it all again next year.

Choppa
31st October 2006, 11:27 AM
Where is the icon for crap pool playing ?

Oh please...I played great, my partners sucked big time though :smt002

Choppa
31st October 2006, 11:29 AM
And then in the clubhouse after the 2nd round it was :smt015

And I wasn't the only one either.

poidda
31st October 2006, 11:44 AM
Hang on AP. You mentioned me hit the wrong coloured ball, but you forgot to mention you wore the wrong coloured socks! :shock: As as for throwing a couple of shots against the cute blonde, what excuse do we have for the next 2 chicks that wiped us off the table?

AndyP
31st October 2006, 11:54 AM
Hang on AP. You mentioned me hit the wrong coloured ball, but you forgot to mention you wore the wrong coloured socks! :shock:
I've since had harsh words with the missus, and let her know that she made a big stuff-up. I am going to invest in some shorter socks now to avoid this sort of thing in the future.

As for those other chicks, I'm pretty sure they were Australian champions or something.

dc68
31st October 2006, 11:55 AM
Eventually we made it back to Steve's place, and I collapsed in bed. But not before getting a 3:56am SMS off to the clubhouse leader, dc68: "Softcock! :)"

It was actually "softcock :-P"

Nasty of you to have the :p after it, I must say.


:-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P


:mrgreen:

AndyP
31st October 2006, 11:57 AM
Nope, just checked my outbox, it was definitely a smile not a razz.
I just didn't think you went hard enough that night, and the fact you won is proof of that......

dc68
31st October 2006, 12:07 PM
Ok I just checked and it was a smiley.........:p




+1

Toolish
31st October 2006, 12:26 PM
all this talk of cute blondes...and no photo's....what is this place coming too?

PeteyD
31st October 2006, 12:34 PM
She was somewhat lacking in some departments. My rack is considerably larger. However she was cute.

Choppa
31st October 2006, 12:36 PM
You know I don't think the other 2 chicks were as good at pool as we remember. I think you all were just distracted by the size of their assets!

Choppa
31st October 2006, 12:37 PM
I've since had harsh words with the missus, and let her know that she made a big stuff-up. I am going to invest in some shorter socks now to avoid this sort of thing in the future.


Perhaps a word with the wife about the 3 quarters too :smt002

AndyP
31st October 2006, 02:07 PM
You know I don't think the other 2 chicks were as good at pool as we remember. I think you all were just distracted by the size of their assets!
No, their pool cues seemed to be the same size as ours...


Perhaps a word with the wife about the 3 quarters too :smt002
I did that a long time ago. She doesn't listen.

I don't know why you guys are having a go at what I was wearing. I was just trying to fit in with the locals.

Bruce
31st October 2006, 04:17 PM
Grunt and I may have let the side down a bit on Sunday night.

After saying our goodbyes at BIGC we endured the torture test that is the Bruce Hwy and arrived at our hotel about 4:30PM. Unpacked etc. and started to feel the effects. We wandered down the road to some cheap-arse noodle bar to eat some dinner at 5:30PM. Back to the room about 6:15 and watched some telly. Turned over when 60 minutes started to see The Shark's interview. I didn't make it. That hypnotic ticking clock had me snoring.

Flowergirl
31st October 2006, 08:49 PM
Just a quick hello from me and Johnny Boy. We had a great time - and thanks to everyone for making us feel so welcome up here. Thanks to all our playing partners and to all those organisers. Well done to the winners - bad luck to all us losers.:smt087 And G69 - next year when you're hungover - I'll still look after you:mrgreen:

Thanks Amanda and Brad for being good roomies:mrgreen:

shazza_rs
31st October 2006, 09:02 PM
Well....... thank god that is all over...... :):)

Had an absolute ball of a time over the entire weekend.

Thanks to all my playing partners. It was great fun to play with the girls even if the golf was ordinary. :)

Congrats to Peter_rs for cleaning up POTY and Most Improved.

Thanks to all those who donated prizes, and all those involved in the organisation.

Congrats to Moe for being totally unbackable in the Best Putter Award. ;)

And try as we might to sabotage dc68 with jim beam cans, we still couldn't make him lose it. Congrats dave.

Iain
1st November 2006, 08:32 AM
Big congrats to Dave on the champs win and Pete on his MI and POTY.

What an awesome weekend it was, lot's of (bad) golf was played, although that was mainly at Pac Harbour, not too upset with my Nudgee round on Friday or Bribie on Sunday.

Big thanks to all my playing partners over the 3 days; Jono, Shazza, AndyP, Bruce, Blake, Matt and Just.

Great to meet some new faces from Sydney and see other's that I hadn't seen for a while...

Let's get ready for next year!!!

Grunt
1st November 2006, 08:58 AM
Thanks everyone, I had a great time even though the golf was not that flash on my behalf. Great night Saturday night, Damo & I kicked butt on the pool tables in the pub :p, got caught out trying to bluff early on in the card game. Bring on Next year!!!

Boonie
1st November 2006, 09:55 AM
[QUOTE=AndyP]

Best putter
Moe Norman
QUOTE]

WTF:confused: :confused: You blokes must all have the yips big time:smt002

Jarro
1st November 2006, 10:44 AM
yes Boonie, he was the last bloke we thought would win the putting award ;)