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ESG&EC NEWS
DATES CONFIRMED FOR
2017 WORLD SERIES OF GOLF

Earlwood, July 18, 2016.  President Love has decreed World Series XXIX will be held the week of May 15-19.

"After the disappointment of missing out on playing there this year, we moved quickly to ensure the 2017 event culminates at Shelly Beach, the traditional finishing course for our tournament.  This early confirmation will also allow for better planning and hopefully eliminate the possiblity of members being double booked by their household guardians.

"Venues on the World Series of Golf rota (Kooindah Waters, Gosford, Morisset, Wyong and Toukley) will be offered the opportunity to host one of the three remaining days and I expect to enter negotiations with their course professionals in the coming months."

ESG&EC NEWS
MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP JOINS
FORCES WITH DON LANE FOUNDATION

Earlwood, July 1, 2016.  In groundbreaking news, the club has accepted an unsolicited proposal from the Don Lane Lay The Cable Foundation to co-host Day 1 (Sunday, November 6) of the 2016 Match Play Championship.  As part of the commercial arrangement between the parties, the ESG&EC has agreed to rename Qualifying Day as The Don Lane Invitational.

The foundation's ambassador, Ford Funk, says his organisation brings a fresh approach to the conservative game of golf and there'll be plenty of things happening on the day - a number of attractive young SE Asian caddies/ball cleaners, a bit of prizemoney for the day's golf and a club house trivia quiz on the life and times of the multiple Gold Logie winning entertainer with a priceless autographed Paris Hilton scratch and sniff picture on loan for 12 months to the winning Don Laneophile.

The eight top scores from The Don Lane Invitational will advance to the match play rounds the following Sunday (November 13) and conclude with the Championship Match on Sunday, November 20.

ESG&EC NEWS
VALE PETER WHITTON
PAST CHAMPION LOST TO CANCER

Marrickville, June 30, 2016.  A large contingent of past and present members joined family and friends at St.Brigid's Church Marrickville to farewell a larrikin and celebrate a life well lived.  Peter was just 55 when he lost his 12 month battle with cancer last Friday.

Peter Whitton 1995 Match Play Champion

Universally known as P-Dub, he played 10 tournaments with the club between 1991 and 1998 and won the 1995 Match Play Championship before he moved to Shoal Bay.

He is probably better known amongst touring club members as the Central Coast spiderman for his spectacular yet somewhat reckless climb between apartments at the El Lago (circa 1991-92).  After misplacing his room key one morning, he entered the adjacent open room, removed the fly screen and climbed out the window.

Some 15-20 feet off the ground, he inched along the brickwork supporting his weight by wedging his fingers and toes in the mortar gap between brick layers until he was able to climb into his own room.

Asked later why he just didn't go downstairs to reception and get the spare key, his response was it never occurred to him !

ESG&EC NEWS
PRESIDENT RELEASES AUDITED
POST WORLD SERIES ACCOUNTS

Croydon, May 8, 2016.  President Love has released the club's latest audited post-tournament accounts.

Balance Pre World Series - $4024.50

Revenue - $9310 (entry fees and tardiness fines)

Expenses - $8864 (golf courses 4528, prizemoney 1500, shirts 1000, hospitality 943, golf balls, ball markers, hat clips, lanyards and ids 633, betting vouchers 200 and trophy 60)

Tournament Profit - $446

Balance Post World Series - $4470.50

Davidson Love III
Club President & Auditor

ESG&EC NEWS
SOLDIER MONTGOMERIE BREAKS
THROUGH GRASS CEILING

The Entrance, May 7 2016.  At his 26th attempt, Soldier Montgomerie finally added his name to the prestigious World Series of Golf trophy.  The canny Scot broke through for a well-deserved victory on the back of four ultra consistent rounds - a win and a fourth in the teams events and a win and a second at the individual stroke and stableford.

The runner-up, Central Coast legend Trent Strange, partially realised his enormous potential after overhauling his pre-tournament preparation and back office support staff.  Trent's entourage now includes a golf mentor (Kipper Parnevik), a life coach (Sir Dick Flado) and a personal svengali (Moose Dank - a deregistered pharmacist and self-proclaimed sports scientist).

Grantief Goosen took third place despite incurring significant financial penalties, along with his travelling companion Paulking Harrington, for his tournament tardiness.

ESG&EC NEWS
R&A MARRICKVILLE UPDATES STROKE
INDEX FOR 2016 MATCH PLAY

Marrickville, April 21, 2016.  Golfing traditionalists were aghast when the R&A Marrickville announced sweeping changes to the course's longstanding stroke index.

The new index was forced on the conservative bastion by powerful and unchecked interests associated with the Earlwood Social Golf & Euchre Club.  "They didn't actually put a gun to our head but it wasn't far from it," said the new R&A CEO Mr Martin Slumbers.  "I was visited by Mr. Big Jack Daley, a most unpleasant ruffian who told me he operated with the full authority of Davidson Love III, the ESG&EC President and Auditor.

"Mr Daley suggested I accompany him on a walk across the new bridge near the renovated first tee.  At it's midpoint, metres above the surging tidal flow of the mighty Cooks River, he grabbed me by the ankles and slung me over the safety railings.  Whilst I dangled there in absolute terror, he told me in his rather indifferent manner the interests he represented would like the stroke index on 12 holes to be changed forthwith or he'd let me swim with the little fishies.  It was an offer I couldn't refuse."

The new stroke index can be viewed on this website's Match Play Format page.

1989 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love
def.
Costantino Blocker

1990 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Tubby Waldorf
def.
Big Jack Daley

1991 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love
def.
Garry Mize

1992 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Shigeki Moroneyama
def.
Soldier Montgomerie

1993 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Tack Nicklaus
def.
Hal Whitton

1994 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love
def.
Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson

1995 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Hal Whitton
def.
Cavey Pavin

1996 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Cavey Pavin
def.
Java Haas

1997 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Vijay Field
def.
Dick Faldo 4 & 3

1998 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Costantino Blocker
def.
Bluey Dunk 2 up

1999 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Soldier Montgomerie
def.
Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson 8 & 7

2000 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Dick Faldo
def.
Costantino Blocker 4 & 3

2001 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Ford Funk
def.
Sergio Grasscia 2 up

2002 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Vijay Field
def.
Java Haas 4 & 2

2003 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Shigeki Moroneyama
def.
Garry Mize 5 & 3

2004 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love
def.
Kenny Crenshaw 1 up

2005 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Bluey Dunk
def.
Tack Nicklaus 3 & 1

2006 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Edwardo Romero
def.
Vijay Field 6 & 4

2007 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Kipper Parnevik
def.
Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson 2 & 1

2008 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Notah Kelly
def.
Peard Fulke 2 & 1

2009 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Kenny Crenshaw
def.
Boo Boo Weekley 3 & 1

2010 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Peard Fulke
def.
Karrie White 4 & 3

2011 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Henney Stenson
def.
Tubby Waldorf 3 & 1

2012 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Kipper Parnevik
def.
Grantief Goosen 6 & 5

2013 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Bourkie Baird
def.
Peard Fulke 3 & 1

2014 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Boo Boo Weekley
def.
Dick Faldo 4 & 3

2015 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Grantief Goosen
def.
Kenny Crenshaw 4 & 3

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2015 World Series

2015 World Series. On the 1st tee at Gosford Big Jack Daley,
Seve Hemosteros, Henney Stenson and Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson

2015 World Series

2015 World Series.
Edwardo Romero, Notah Kelly, Java Haas and Bourkie Baird

2015 World Series

2015 World Series. Taking shelter at
a washed out Shelly Beach on Championship Day

2015 World Series

2015 World Series.
Water cascading over the 18th green at Shelly Beach

2015 World Series

2015 World Series.
Water on the 9th hole at Shelly Beach

Smoke Da Judge, the latest runner for the ESG&EC affiliated Smoke Da Greyhound Syndicate

Smoke Da Judge, the latest runner for the ESG&EC affiliated Smoke Da Greyhound Syndicate

The little champ gets the Hugh Heffner treatment after back to back Bulli wins

The little champ gets the Hugh Heffner
treatment after back to back Bulli wins

The PJ's were supplied by kennel mentor and dog whisperer John Callaughan

The PJ's were supplied by kennel mentor
and dog whisperer John Callaughan

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
WOOD 'N STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

combined with a profound interest in Anglican theological fashion, he confirmed travelling to and from Saints games with the wildly flamboyant and gregarious Froggy Smith had caused him to ponder on the emptiness and shallowness of his own existence and probably made him susceptible to the overtures of the fringe religious group

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
WHITEBOARD AFFAIR SNAGS HANDICAPPER

Tubby Waldorf was accused of failing to observe the rudimentary protocols of golf handicapping.  Opposition leader Alexander Downer said, "The annual Match Play Championship is one of Australia's premier sporting and cultural events, combining the pomp, ceremony and tradition of a British royal coronation with the appalling drunken behaviour of Munich's Ocktoberfest patrons

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
QATAR TO HOST 2015 WORLD SERIES

When the local press suggested Daley's latest alterations to the Al-Wakrah layout, originally planned to resemble the sails of a dhow boat, now made the course look like an "enormous vagina", Daley replied, 'The resemblance to a woman's flange is more subliminal than intentional, but I for one love it

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
DAILY TELEGRAPH ATTACKS THE TACK

erstwhile colleagues and friends of Nicklaus were disappointingly quick to jump on the Webster bandwagon.  Lady Morisset, a prominent member of Lake Macquarie high society, stated, "When I first cohabitated with Tack, every morning I woke up, looked at him and just wanted to heave.  The nausea slowly recedes with time but it never quite goes away

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
DICK DROPS OUT YET AGAIN
- MAY BE BACK NEXT YEAR

Dick, along with fellow sexagenarian and legend Arthur Palmer, is credited with bringing the big crowds and lucrative sponsorships to the World Series with his "quick wing" swing and socially intemperate drinking.  Tournament spokesman, Java Haas, said, 'While his continued absence

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
MILLER'S "NO TAH" KELLY'S SWING

Kenny Crenshaw, an analyst for the local broadcasters, steered clear of the controversy.  'I'm pleading the fifth,' Crenshaw said.  'In my commentary I try not to criticise the person.  If a guy screws up as often as Notah does, the pictures are worth a thousand of my words

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
ESIC SCAM WARNING

Between dances, dancers and dessert on Friday afternoon at my city club, Men's Gallery, I review their complimentary Sportsman and I always check the weather and track conditions when I get the cab home on Saturday morning.  That the numbers may have been the same on those three days is just a strange coincidence

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
BATTLE FOR ESG&EC PRESIDENCY

And I say to them today, I will not hand control of the ESG&EC over to Davidson Love III, Edwardo Romero and Big Jack Daley.  The old regime will never again dictate the fortunes of our club, nor will they regain control of what they covet most - access to the potentially lucrative Dickworth-Lewis golf handicap algorithms

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
ALP LEADER DENIES RUMOURS

Mr. Waldorf stressed that he was simply trying to establish 'Who's in charge?' or 'Is money a problem?' and he placed the blame for any physical altercation firmly in the hands of a former late night drinking companion, JPY Hayes, and the driver.  'I had to stop catching cabs with JPY - he's prone to cab rage once the meter ticks over $5

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
CLUB OPENS WALDORF MENS
HEALTH CENTRE IN PENANG

This includes a relaxing golden shower at either single flow (the Cavey Pavin) or dual flow (the Seve Hemosteros) courtesy of your caddies during or after your round and a free consultation with our immigration specialist, The Judge, should you be looking to import a caddy on a 457 visa

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
DAVIDSON LOVE'S TRIPLE TREAT

even when I was a golfing nobody.  Putting on the Waldorf tartan is a real buzz, part of the grand tradition of this event and it gives me a walk up start if I want to take up a trade in the meat industry.  From the moment this year's draw was announced, I've had a horn thinking about my chances

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
BIG WHITE NARK SEEKS
ESG&EC PLAYING TICKET

Was he part of the Rocket Racer sting?  'Look, people from all over were just throwing money at me.  I even had reverse charge calls from some asthmatic in Majorca talking about where he might hide some cash from the authorities.  Now, where's the harm in that?

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
CLUB ORIGINS AND BUSINESS

To improve their image, the doors to one of their most elaborate, and hitherto, one of the most secret ceremonies - the issuing of tournament handicaps by the Grand Wizard of Figures and Bovine Culture - are being thrown open to the public.  'People see us as being far more secretive than we really are

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
OUR "LORD LUCAN" SEEKS
2012 PLAYING TICKET

Jack acknowledged that he'd been in a very dark place when he went to Samoa.  It was extremely fortunate, now he's sought readmittance to the tour, that their Medicare system could not afford to remove his enormous genitalia - it would have blown the island's entire health budget

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
CLUB SAYS TOO MUCH MONEY
NEVER ENOUGH !

I have the utmost faith in him and, what's more, I'm absolutely certain that if he was using these intimate, erotic and perverse services for personal gratification he would have invited me, or his predecessor, along for the ride.  At this time, our forensic auditors, Anslow Wojcik Solutions

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
CLUB SENDS LOVE TO PYONGYANG

yesterday when they heard Henney Stenson had won the Match Play Championship, tens of thousands lined the snowy streets of Pyongyang wailing and clutching at their hearts, calling for the winner to be executed and the result to be overturned and erased from the history books

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
THE FATCATSSON REVIEW

The evidence is that the player's basic golf skills are diminishing in key areas; in particular driving, long irons, short irons, steam irons - Jose-Mumma Olazabal being the sole exception, chipping, sand play and putting.  General athleticism, game sense/match awareness and golf expertise has fallen markedly in this period

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
THE FORD FUNK INTERVIEW

Did you hear from anybody else?
Yes, Don Lane rang to congratulate me.
What else did Don say?
That he'd just bought a really big glass coffee table and he was hoping to have a few friends round soon to lay down some cable.
I don't think we'll go there

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
JACK AND THE FAMILY JEWELS

I was able to flag down a passing horse float and the driver helped me haul Big into the back.  I tended to some of his injuries but was horrified to see his dusters, so badly swollen they were the size of grapefruits.  He laughed and said, 'SG, these are the family jewels, passed on from father to son, the curse of the Daley men

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
HOOTIE AND THE GOLF FISH

What he managed to convey, unintentionally, was that he was just the public face of a pack of similarly minded, beer-guzzling, golf and euchre playing arch-conservatives who have put the tournament's reputation on the line because they refuse to be told what to do.  Not by anybody

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
DAVIDSON LOVE III WINS
ESG&EC PRESIDENCY

I hereby declare roman numerals to be the club's official numbering system.  The membership will be less confused if there's only VII (7) or VIII (8) characters they've got to remember and I've always liked the way they looked at the end of my name.  During the XII (12) month transition

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
DON LANE TRIVIA QUIZ

This quiz has been compiled by Ford Funk, an Immigration Judge and Australian President of the Don Lane Lay the Cable Institute.  He is also a director of the discreet humanitarian aid organisation, The 386 Society.
True or false?  Kim told The Judge about her night with Don and his unusual request

from the ESG&EC Folklore Series ..
ANSWERS TO DON LANE TRIVIA QUIZ

True.
Unusual request?  The Judge says it's a very normal and natural function although he accepts not everyone lays one on top of a custom built glass top coffee table in the lounge room

2016 MATCH PLAY JAVA CLOCK

2017 WORLD SERIES JAVA CLOCK

1989 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Seve Hemosteros
Runner-up - Davidson Love III
3rd - Tack Nicklaus

1990 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Java Haas
Runner-up - Seve Hemosteros
3rd - Tack Nicklaus

1991 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson
Runner-up - Dick Faldo
3rd - Garry Mize

1992 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Jose-Mumma Olazabal
Runner-up - Soldier Montgomerie
3rd - Seve Hemosteros

1993 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Jose-Mumma Olazabal (2nd title)
Runner-up - Hal Whitton
3rd - Dick Faldo

1994 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Garry Mize
Runner-up - Java Haas
3rd - Davidson Love III

1995 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Big Jack Daley
Runner-up - Garry Mize
3rd - Tack Nicklaus

1996 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Seve Hemosteros (2nd title)
Runner-up - Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson
3rd - Garry Mize

1997 WORLD SERIES

Champion - JPY Hayes
Runner-up - Java Haas
3rd - Big Jack Daley

1998 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Java Haas (2nd title)
Runner-up - Soldier Montgomerie
3rd - Notah Kelly

1999 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Jose-Mumma Olazabal (3rd title)
Runner-up - Kenny Crenshaw
3rd - Java Haas

2000 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Jose-Mumma Olazabal (4th title)
Runner-up - Soldier Montgomerie
3rd - Tack Nicklaus

2001 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Hunter Meehan
Runner-up - Kipper Parnevik
3rd - Tack Nicklaus

2002 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Tubby Waldorf
Runner-up - Davidson Love III
3rd - Kenny Crenshaw

2003 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Seve Hemosteros (3rd title)
Runner-up - Kipper Parnevik
3rd - Kenny Crenshaw

2004 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Kipper Parnevik
Runner-up - Davidson Love
3rd - Seve Hemosteros

2005 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Java Haas (3rd title)
Runner-up - Peard Fulke
3rd - Notah Kelly

2006 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Tack Nicklaus
Runner-up - Kenny Crenshaw
3rd - Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson

2007 WORLD SERIES

Champion - JPY Hayes (2nd title)
Runner-up - Notah Kelly
3rd - Cavey Pavin

2008 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Kipper Parnevik (2nd title)
Runner-up - Cavey Pavin
3rd - Peard Fulke

2009 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Peard Fulke
Runner-up - Cavey Pavin
3rd - Soldier Montgomerie

2010 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Notah Kelly
Runner-up - Kenny Crenshaw
3rd - Grantief Goosen

2011 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Edwardo Romero
Runner-up - Grantief Goosen
3rd - Soldier Montgomerie

2012 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Cavey Pavin
Runner-up - TC Choi
3rd - Java Haas

2013 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Davidson Love III
Runner-up - Peard Fulke
3rd - Cavey Pavin

2014 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Davidson Love III (2nd title)
Runner-up - Kenny Crenshaw
3rd - Grantief Goosen

2015 WORLD SERIES

Champion - JPY Hayes (3rd title)
Runner-up - Kenny Crenshaw
3rd - Hunter Meehan

2016 WORLD SERIES

Champion - Soldier Montgomerie
Runner-up - Trent Strange
3rd - Grantief Goosen

2016 NRL JAVA CLOCK

In groundbreaking news, the club has accepted an unsolicited proposal from the Don Lane Lay The Cable Foundation to co-host Day 1 (Sunday, November 6) of the 2016 Match Play Championship.  As part of the commercial arrangement between the parties, the ESG&EC has agreed to rename Qualifying Day as The Don Lane Invitational.

The foundation's ambassador, Ford Funk, says his organisation brings a fresh approach to the conservative game of golf and there'll be plenty of things happening on the day.  "Normally qualifying day ends in disappointment for the majority of players but with a few add-ons I think we can provide much happier endings for everyone.  We are looking at using 457 visas to engage a number of attractive young caddies/ball cleaners from South East Asia to assist and comfort the players during their round.  Tell Big Jack there's no need to drag his white table up from the South Coast - as well as your clubs the girls carry their own portable ones.

"There'll be a bit of prizemoney for the day's golf and afterwards we'll have a trivia quiz on the life and times of the multiple Gold Logie winning entertainer with a priceless autographed Paris Hilton scratch and sniff picture on loan for 12 months to the winning Don Laneophile - it's been stored at Tubby Waldorf's place for the past couple of years so let's hope it's returned intact and stain-free.  Now don't tell me these innovations won't get invitees RSVPing post-haste!"

FORMAT, PLAYING DATES & TIMES

The tournament is a handicap match play event spanning 3 weekends and, with the possible exception of the semi-finals, competitors must walk the course and comply with the Comite d'Organisation's nominated playing schedule.  All members are welcome to play socially on qualifying day even if you are unable to participate in the match play rounds.

The Don Lane Invitational, a stableford qualifying round this year, will be held on Sunday, November 6, and players must report to the starter 30 minutes before tee-off, a schooner and $80 in hand.  The top 8 will be seeded through to the match play rounds commencing on Sunday, November 13.  The semi-final matches are set down for the following Friday afternoon, unless both players and President Love III (Ret.) agree to a change, and the tournament concludes with the Championship Match on Sunday, November 20.  All Sundays have a noon tee time.

Prizemoney will be based on playing numbers - $600 (400/200 split) for up to 20 starters and $750 (500/250) for 21 or more.

STRONG FIELD LIKELY

Magnolia Drive (formerly Wharf Road), entrance to the R&A Marrickville

The ESG&EC's Comite d'Organisation Des Jeux De Printemps Competition has issued over 30 invitations to eligible players for the 28th Championship.

The defending champion, Grantief Goosen, headlines the expected international field of Kipper Parnevik, Seve Hemosteros, TC Choi, Paulking Harrington, Henney Stenson, JPY Hayes, Garry Mize, Peard Fulke, Jose-Mumma Olazabal, Kenny Crenshaw, Muzzy Zoeller, Dick Faldo, Java Haas, Soldier Montgomerie, Bluey Dunk, Ford Funk, Boo Boo Weekley, Cavey Pavin, Hunter Meehan, Karrie White, Edwardo Romero, Duke Donald, Davidson Love III, Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson, Ralphy McIlroy, Tack Nicklaus, Trent Strange, Danny White Shark, Notah Kelly III and Tubby Waldorf competing for the prestigious Stephen Angry Anderson Trophy.

VENUE, PLAYER AND PUBLIC ACCESS TO COURSE & DRINKS CART

The club's fully laden drinks cart for The Championship

Featuring some of the toughest and most picturesque holes on the Cooks Peninsula, The Royal & Ancient Marrickville Old Course will again host The Championship.  With the anticipated large crowds, players should access the course via Magnolia Drive (formerly Wharf Road).

For spectators, a park and ride bus service leaves Earlwood every 20 minutes from outside the Coles supermarket car park.  Sydney Ferries also operate a single jet cat service to the R&A from Circular Quay.  The Lady Fatcat departs Wharf 3 at 11.00am and arrives at the Man O' Golf steps, adjacent to the first tee, at 11.40am.  At low tide, the service terminates at Tempe's Golden Gate Bridge leaving passengers a leisurely 20 minute stroll to the course along the rejuvenated Cooks River foreshores.

Our vintage drinks cart (pictured) will be dispensing Edmund Resch's finest during the tournament although the first Sunday may present a problem with no driver holding the club's mandatory Irresponsible Service of Alcohol certificate presently available.

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