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Moore College Golf Day #6

April 14, 2011

The MCGC returned to its home course for the latest installment of Moore Golf. The recently cored and sanded greens were made up for by the glorious day that greeted us. The crème de la crème of Moore golfers turned up to play, including the four previous champions. They didn’t disappoint, with half the field play to their handicap or better.

The singles competition was extremely close. Ben France took the early lead with 22 points (-4) on the front nine, two shots ahead of Anton Marquez. However, after France stumbled on the back nine the lead changed multiple times. After 14 holes only 2 shots separated the top 6 players. An Augusta-style finish was on the cards. Oram and McCorkindale both came home strong with 21 and 20 points respectively on the back nine. But it was Overhall and Pass that finished on top, both with 39 points (-3). Chris Overhall received the Scott/Day award for coming second on a countback despite a back nine of 22 points. But it was Bruce Pass who claimed his second Moore College Golf win with 23 points on the back nine – 14 on the last four holes! He was also the only person to shoot two birdies on greens that made holing putts difficult.

Here are the scores and some photos:



Moore College Golf Day #5

November 23, 2010

With the exams behind us, a record number of participants entered the Moore College Golf Day. It was a momentous occasion as for the first time our number included ladies (Emily, Sarah and Priya) and even non-3rd Years! We also played on a new course (Georges River GC – Par 70) for the event. However, thanks to an accident in the M5 tunnel, the 90+ minute car trip may make a return visit unlikely.

Robbie Hayes took out best of the newcomers with a score of 70 (after handicap), which was good enough for second place. Dan Presland bid farewell to Moore College with a stunning round of 71 for third place. Also, Doug Fyfe was very happy to pass on the wooden spoon medal to Adam Wall. However, Chris Overhall finally achieved his breakthrough victory with a stunning 67 (+6 off scratch).

For those who finished their rounds, here are the scores and some photos.

Nicholls in trouble

Andy for double bogey












Bidwell looking on










The Victor!


Moore College Golf Day #4

June 25, 2010

On this sunny/raining/warm/cool/overcast day the MCGC returned to Massey Park. Ben France dogged ‘The But’ morning tea to defend his title against 7 other students and the first appearance of a lecturer (Gibbo, I hope you got back in time for you NT marking meeting ;-)).

The aforementioned lecturer tore up the coarse early with two birdies on the front nine (we won’t mention the 10 on the 4th hole) and Oram, Presland and Marquez shot to their handicaps or better on the back nine. However, there was no stopping the defending champ from reclaiming his trophy. 13 points in the last 4 holes led him to shoot 36 and beat Gibbo on a count-back.

Other highlights included all groups completing their rounds before it got dark, Francey’s haul of golf balls he fished out of the canal and the mutual consensus to raise Bidwell’s handicap artificially before the next round following today’s performance.

See below for the scores.


Moore College Golf Day #3

December 1, 2009

Last Thursday saw the MCGC head back to Massey Park. Defending champ, Bruce Pass, made a nine-hole appearance, while eight others sought to claim his title. It was the debutants Ben France and Chris Smith who battled it out for top spot, with Ben claiming victory by two points. In the teams event, Bidwell, Smith, Presland and Overhall also had a two point victory. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make due to illness in my family, but at least I had a legitimate excuse unlike “I’m getting married” or “I’m in Wagga” 😉

Here are the singles results and the handicaps for next round.


Moore College Golf Club – Massey Park

June 24, 2009

The MCGC moved to Massey Park for its second round following our New Testament exam. Under sunny skies, Oram and Overhall tore up the course, but it was ‘the power of Pass’* that prevailed. Bruce, in his return to golf since leaving Germany used is classic(al) swing and metronomic tempo to win by 4 points. Squishy grounds, ladies’ clubs and darkness setting in couldn’t stop Bruce’s consistency. The teams’ event went down to a count back with Overhall, Fyfe and Nick (Darcy) Moll taking the win. Best dressed was narrowly taken out by Snowy. Photos, results and handicap calculations are below.




Group Photo


Here are the handicaps for the next round:

*Phrase coined by Snowy


Moore College Golf Club – Fox Hills Results

June 9, 2009

Below are the results for the first round of the Moore College Golf Club as well as the newly calculated handicaps for next time. Round 2 will be held at Massey Park Golf Club on Tuesday 23rd June. Hope to see you there!

MCGC Fox Hills results

In case you are wondering how I’m calculating the handicaps, here’s the system* based on stableford points.

Handicap calculations
Winner                          -1.0
Each point above 36   -0.5
36 points                      +0.0
30-35 points                +0.5     (+1 for HCP 24+)
0-29 points                  +1.0     (+2 for HCP 24+)
Maximum HCP is 36

*This system has been approved by the MCGC board (i.e. Chris & Gav)