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Next Saturdays game 13-03-2021
Stableford 9.30am
Tee off Blue markers
Sponsor Paul Bachman & Keith Reid

Commencing on the first week of April (Easter weekend) we will be teeing off at 8.30 am.


Last update to the site -  08 03 2021

A big hearty Aaarrgghhh to all you pirates! 

This week’s field consisted of 21 players to play in the 2nd of the club championship qualifiers (stroke event) in what can only be described as humid and at times trying conditons 

A big shoutout goes to our sponsors of the day Edwin Ho and Stephen Hille. Their generosity was gratefully received by those who were fortunate enough to pick up novelties or one of the main prizes. 

NOTE – commencing on the first week of April (Easter weekend) we will be teeing off at 8.30 am.


NTP No. 4: - Mike Clifford 

NTP No. 8: - JC 

NTP No. 17: - Kanga 

Closest 2nd Shot No. 3: - Nobody – are we really that bad? 

Longest Putt No. 16: - Joona 

Longest Drive No. 11: - Glenn Carrol (seriously long - ~270m) 

Most fairways hit – Blister (11 fairways). Acknowlegement to Edwin Ho who also hit 11 fairways. 

Birdies Nest Jackpot $20 next week 

Eagles Nest Jackpot $270 next week 


1st Best Nett – Con (peg-leg) Polkinghorne (67) 

2nd Best Nett – Mike Clifford (71) 

Best Gross – JC (82) 

Least Putts – JC (25). Take note the art of just missing the green and having a good up and down game. Well done JC. 


Birthday balls are recognising Pirates that had a birthday during the week leading up to Saturday’s game. Yes you need to be present to receive your ball. This week’s birthdays: 

Ώ Simon Chadwick 

Ώ Scott Ryan 

Ώ Roderick Smith (absent)


Next Saturdays game 13-03-21 – Stableford [off the BLUE tees] 9.30 am tee off. 

Sponsors are Paul Bachman and Keith Reid. Please get along to support the sponsors. 

Sponsors are wanted. IF YOU WANT TO SPONSOR A GAME – then please let me know in advance and I will give you the details on how it works. Tip! Partner up so its not too much of an outlay. 


First week of the month. The members draw was held. The winner was [Drum Roll] Keith Reid who was not present. Yes you are reading this correctly Keith missed a game of golf. Not just any game of golf but a stroke round. 

Members draw jackpots!!! 

Next draw 10-04-2021 – The Booty currently sits at $220. The next draw will be pushed back a week to cater for Pirates that will be away for Easter (first weekend of April) 

Checkout the last page of the Chronicle to see what colour paddle you have in the members draw. 


The following events are coming, so enter the dates in your calendars. 

Ώ Sun 14/03/21: Stroke – The Jack Steele Cup – Hillview GC – good luck to the Pirates representing the  club - JC, Phil P, Kanga and Roderick 

Ώ Sunday 16/05/2021 – The first Cutlass Challenge for 2021 to be held at Hillview Ώ Sun 13/06/2021: 1st round of GolfWA Pennants – nominations close 5th May 

Ώ July 4 &25 2021 Kelleberin weekend Farmways 4bbbb and EDSCO Cup – We have been invited to play  at the Kelleberin club’s annual event. Their course has sand greens (aka Scrapes) which make for a lot  if fun. There are great prizes on both days. Flyers are attached. I will be looking at registering our  interest in May before the pennants commence. 

NOTE – Leeroy has put forward a suggestion of the Pirates have a social game of lawn bowls. A proposed date is Easter Sunday afternoon at the Cockburn Bowling Club. Please let me know if the event and day is something you are interested in playing. Once we have an indication of interested players we will be able to provide an indicative cost. 

I need your interest by next Saturday.


We currently have 2 Teams for the coming pennants season. Teams are: 

Team 1. 

Phil Leigh – Captain Norman Marshall Barry Kittler 

Donald Wilson 

Rod Smith 

Mike Clifford 

Team 2. 

Con Polkinghorne John Constance Phil Place 

Keith Reid 

Luke Juniper 

Harry Smith 

We are endevouring to form a 3rd team. Adam Kettle has put his hand up to captain the team. There will be weeks when someone is unable to play, so we also require reserves. Please see Adam or Phil Leigh or me if you wish to nominate for team 3. Register your interest to be a reserve with Phil.

So you say you know the rules.

Of course everyone believes you, but why not try this R&A quiz (in the privacy of your own home).

You may be surprised.....

Fremantle Pirates are:

An incorporated body, with official Golf Link handicaps.

Playing in friendly competition every Saturday, teeing-off at 9.30 AM at the Marri ParkGolf Course

We are a group of amateur weekend golfers who consider Golf to be serious fun.

Real Golf. Real course. Real competition.

Cheap. Minimal commitment - play or not play as you choose.

New members, male and female, will be made very welcome.

Our members have the option of competing in a variety of Golf WA tournaments at other golf courses.


Our annual membership fee was confirmed at the 20th Feb 2021 AGM at $80.

This covers our affiliation fee to GolfWA, and a fee for GolfLink handicap services.

The balance goes to the club to cover its administration and promotion expenses. From 1st August each year, this fee is reduced to $50. We allow a maximum of three rounds to be played as guests.

Note that green fees are payable separately to the course operators, or are included in tournament fees when you choose to play in a sanctioned event.

The tariff at Marri Park Golf Course is $40 for 18 holes on a Saturday.

Fremantle public course  was closed for rebuilding on

1st July 2020



This is the Pirates bonus section. Each week I will include a rule as a refresher; it never hurts to remind
ourselves of the guidelines we play by.
Rule 2.2h – Golfers can move loose impediments in bunkers and will not be penalised for generally grounding their club away from their ball so long as it doesn’t improve conditions for their next stroke...