2021

Dear Fellow Golfers,

2021 is going to be bigger and better year for our golf BUT please note the following housekeeping issues:

If you have your own caddie/guide for the game, please also let the Captain know by 12 noon on the Tuesday, so they can finalize the game sheet. On playing days at Barnwell Park, please assemble at the Pro Shop by no later than 10:00-10:15am (unless otherwise advised) for hit off anytime thereafter. Late arrivals will be placed at the back of the field.

BGNSW Captain, Jenny Abela

Ph: 02 8347 0372
MOBILE: 0418 414 705
EMAIL: jaabela@bigpond.net.au

Calendar of Major Events - 2021

2021 Major Events
Month Date Event
FEBRUARY 6 Stableford
13 Stableford
20 Monthly Medal – Captains Trophy
27 Foursomes Championship – Round 1
MARCH 6 Foursomes Championship – Round 2
15/16 Victorian Opens, Rosbud CC
20 Monthly Medal
27 Stableford
APRIL 3 Easter Saturday – No Golf
10 Stableford
18 Sunday Stableford at TBA
24 Monthly Medal
MAY 1 Stableford
8 Stableford
17-21 South Aust & BGA Aust. Stableford – Adelaide
29 Monthly Medal – Presidents Trophy
JUNE 5 Stroke
12 Queen’s Birthday Weekend – No Golf
19 Stableford
26 Monthly Medal
JULY TBC ISPS Handa British Open, Northern Ireland
10 Stableford
17 Stableford
24 Stableford
31 Monthly Medal
AUGUST 15 Sunday Player & Caddie Championship at TBA
21 Stableford
28 Monthly Medal – Bob Moore Memorial Trophy
SEPTEMBER TBA ISPS Handa South African Open & World Championship, Cape Town, SA
11 Stableford
TBA WA Open, Collier Park GC
18 Monthly Medal
25 AGM
OCTOBER 10 Sunday Stableford at TBA
16 Club Championship Round 1
23 Club Championship Round 2 & Monthly Medal – Caddies Trophy
30 Erik Royds Trophy
NOVEMBER 6 Monthly Medal
"15- 19
TBC" NSW & Australian Open, Liverpool GC
27 Medal of Medals
DECEMBER 4 "Mixed 9 Hole Ambrose
Christmas Party"
11 At Your Own Leisure, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Dates To Remember

2021 Memorable Dates
Event Date Venue
Victorian Open 15/16 March Rosebud CC
ISPS Handa US Open 3-5 April Arizona USA
South Australian Open 16/17 May Adelaide Shore GC
BGA Aust Stableford Champ 20/21 May Adelaide Shores GC
Queensland Open TBA
ISPS Handa British Open June/July Galgorm Castle Golf Club in Ballymena, County Antrim, N Ireland
ISPS Handa South African Open September Cape Town South Africa
ISPS Handa World Championships September Cape Town South Africa
WA Open TBA
NSW Open November Liverpool GC
Australian Open November Liverpool GC

Golf Competitions and Handicap Applications

General Stroke Events

All singles, 2 ball, pairs, team and 4 ball stroke, par and stableford events are played off full handicaps for 18 hole events and when playing 9 hole events, the countback list for the out 9 holes is to be used to establish a handicap. For BGNSW events, groups are to be of 2 and/or 3 players and a 12 stroke pick up rule is to apply for Stroke events (If a player picks up after 12 strokes, (12 inside a circle is to be noted on the scorecard).

Medley Events

The term Medley is used to identify competitions where men and women play together. Groups can consist of all men, all women or any combination of men and women.

Stableford Events

A stableford event is an individual event played over 9 or 18 holes using the hole index as shown on the scorecard and players handicap for the hole to score points. For example; a bogie with handicap scores 1 points, a par with handicap scores 2 points, a birdie with handicap scores 3 points and so on. If you can not score any points on that hole, you must pick up and move to the next tee. If playing 9 hole events, the countback list for the out 9 holes is to be used to establish a handicap. All scorecards must show actual score for each hole. Scorecards failing to show actual score for each hole will be declared invalid.

Par Events

A similar individual event to a stableford event, played over 9 or 18 holes using the hole index as shown on the scorecard and your handicap for the hole. Scoring is as follows; If you par the hole with handicap, a circle (O) is marked on the card. If you birdie the hole with handicap, a plus (+) is marked on the scorecard. If you bogie the hole with handicap, a dash (–) is marked on the scorecard. All scorecards must show actual score for each hole. Scorecards failing to show actual score for each hole will be declared invalid. At the end of the round, you add the + and – to determine a winner.

Foursomes

Two players play as partners using one ball. The partners tee off alternate tees and thereafter play the ball in turns until holed. The pairs handicaps are combined and halved to establish their handicap for an 18 hole event. If it is a 9 hole event, handicaps are halved again.

Other Types of Foursomes Events

Canadian Foursomes
Both players play tee shots at every hole and thereafter continue playing with one of the balls, striking it in turn until holed. Players play off 3/8ths of their combined handicap.
Brazilian Foursomes
Both players play tee shots and second shots at each hole. Thereafter play continues with one of the balls. The non owner of the selected ball plays the third shot. Play continues in turn until the ball is holed. Players play off 1/4 of their combined handicap.
American Foursomes
Both players play tee shots at each hole and then play a second shot with their partner’s ball. One ball is then played in turn until holed. The owner of the ball plays the third shot. Players play off 3/8ths of their combined handicap.

Ambrose

A team event usually played with 2, 3 or 4 players. All players tee off. The best tee shot is selected and all players play from that point. The procedure of selecting the best position continues until the ball is holed.
Special Conditions of Play

Aggregate Pairs Event

Competitors in an aggregate pairs competition are fundamentally playing an individual stroke event, strictly in accordance with the relevant Rules of Golf. Neither is considered a partner of the other. Pairs are to be determined prior to tee off.

2 Ball or Group Stroke, Stableford and Par Events

Players play their individual round and at the completion of the round, a 2 Ball Best Ball or Group card is compiled. Pairs for the 2 Ball event are determined prior to tee off. Players one and two on the booking sheet make a pair as do players three and four.

4 Ball Stroke, Stableford and Par Events

Partners are determined prior to tee off. The better score of the partners is the score recorded for the hole.

Swingers in 2 Ball, Pairs and 4 Ball Events

If a swinger is required in 2 Ball or Pairs events, a decision will be made between the players and the starter prior to tee off as to which player will be the swinger. In 4 Ball events, swingers are not permitted.

Match Play Events

A Match Play event is played between 2 players over 9 or 18 holes using the hole/match index as shown on the scorecard and the players handicap for the hole to determine if the hole is won by a player or halved. The match is won when one player has not enough holes remaining to catch the other player. In the case of a tie after 9 or 18 holes, both players return to the first hole (tenth hole at Barnwell Park after 18 holes only) and continue playing until one player has won a hole.