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Par Bisque 27/06/2015

Results of Golf, Wine Draw & Raffle

A Grade

Winner  Frazer Rankine(11)   =  +4  c/b

R/Up  Matt Herrick(13)   =  +4

B Grade

Winner Dennis Lanigan(15)  =   +10

R/Up  Paul Cahill(18)  =  +8

C Grade

Winner  Matt Hamill(22)   =   +8

R/Up  Paul Dennett(25)   =  +5  c/b

Ball Winners

Harry Porter    =   +5

John Farthing   =    +5

Steve Connors   =     +5

Jim Rogers    =     +4

Jason Williams     =    +4

Ted Young       =   +4

Bob Morrison    =    +4

Nearest the pins

6th Hole    =   Graeme Lanigan

9th Hole     =   Geoff Hammill

12th hole    =    A.N. Other

17th Hole   =    John Hannan

Super Pin

On the 4th hole was won by Alan Coustley 

Wine Draw

No winner this week

Raffle & Norm`s Ramblings

Sorry, it’s nothing to do with lobster bisque, but yesterday’s game of par had to be played with a certain scoring method named “Par Bisque”. This style of golf even gets a mention in the Concise Oxford Dictionary where the scoring method is revealed. The same method is also revealed in the official Australian Macquarie Dictionary. Bisque is pronounced “BISK”, NOT BISKAY. No matter how you want to argue the point, there is NO DOUBT WHATSOEVER about the way this word should be said. If you want to argue the point you had better go back to school and learn the principles of pronunciation.

That said, we go on to the raffle results. First name out was one that nobody wanted to own up to, no matter where we searched. Consequently we chose to draw another instead, and the winning ticket was one from a group of guests visiting the club. I’m not sure on the name, but the initials PA together with a mobile phone number served to identify who was on the premises, and the ultimate winner. Finally, Bruce McLerie came through for a win in the Meat Tray Stakes. As I often say, it’s great to see different winning names. The Crown Lager six-pack was won by Vince Godino.

Some years ago, there was a Mensa Convention in San Francisco. Mensa, as many thinking people know, is a national organization for people who have an IQ of 140 or higher. I have the privilege of being one of these people. Several of the Mensa members went out for lunch at a local cafe. When they sat down, one discovered that their salt shaker contained pepper, and their pepper shaker was full of salt. How could they swap the contents of the two bottles without spilling any, and using only the implements at hand? Clearly this was a job for Mensa minds. The group debated the problem, presented ideas and finally came up with a brilliant solution involving a napkin, a straw, and an empty saucer.  They called the waitress over to dazzle her with their solution. “Ma’am,” they said, “we couldn’t help but notice that the pepper shaker contains salt and the salt shaker contains pepper.” Before they could finish, the waitress interrupted them. “Oh, sorry about that.” She leaned over the table, unscrewed the caps of both bottles, and switched them. There was dead silence at the Mensa table!

This reminds me of politicians: solutions could be so simple, but the so-called brilliant minds governing the countries have no clue in solving it.


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