Archive for the ‘sport’ Category

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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:

 

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Netball gold medal match

October 14, 2010

Well, I called it.

At the start of the Commonwealth Games I told some friends that the best sport they’ll watch all year is the Netball gold medal match. I think I can safely say I was right.

As expected Australia and New Zealand made it through. The lead went back and forward all match. At 3-quarter time, things seemed grim for Australia, trailing by 4 goals. However, they came back to level it up and force extra time. Scores were again level and so ‘double extra time’ took in effect with New Zealand being the first to reach a two-goal margin. Each team had many chances to win and each team made crucial costly mistakes.

I’m normally not a netball fan, but when played at this level it’s great. I think it’s to do with after each goal, the teams alternate who starts with the ball. At this level, you expect the team who starts with the ball to convert it into a goal, and so a turnover is crucial.

As for this match, it is easily the best game of sport I’ve seen this year and I ended up, literally, on the edge of my seat.

Told you so.

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Bridge Run Success

September 20, 2009

This morning I had great fun running 9km including over the Harbour Bridge. My unofficial time (i.e. from my stopwatch) was 47:41.07, well inside my goal of 50mins. Stay tuned for official results.

My Bridge Run medal

My Bridge Run medal