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Next Saturday's game 31-07-2021
9.00am start  (TBC) Stableford Blue Tees
Sponsors Keith Reid and Paul Bachman

Brett (Cannons) -
The winning Scrounger - Again!


Last update to the site -  26 07 2021


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A big happy and hearty Aaarrgghhh to all you Pirates we are back with the regular Captain’s Chronicle!  It was a big weekend of golf for the Pirates. Here’s the wrap up. 

Firstly, with the Pennants final being held on Sunday 25/7/2021 we reverted to our regular competition with  consistency points, birdie draw and eagles nest booty up for grabs.


We had a small field of 14 players. Given  the Scroungers have been playing Stableford for the last 6 weeks the competition of the day was Bisque Par  off the yellow tees. There were some interesting results which are published below. 

The event was generously sponsored by the soon to be Father for the 2nd time, Mark Adams. On behalf of  all Pirates, a big thanks for stepping forward and sponsoring the day. 

Pennants Final’s Results 

Everyone will be aware that we had both teams in the finals. The result delivered  mixed emotions with Team 1 going down in a play-off.  

I am very proud to announce that Team 2 won their final convincingly with the  result being 5-1. Phil and the team are the proudly seized another Pirates Pennant. 

I would like to acknowledge JC who was our #1 player in team 1 and had to play the  play-off hole and give his opponent a shot on the 19th. (First hole par 5). We all know golf is a game of inches.  JC hit an outstanding 3rd shot to the back tier of the green 1 – 2 metres from the pin. The crowd following  started to clap, then the inevitable occurred. The ball slowly trickled off the side of the raised green leaving a difficult up and down. 

Well done to everyone that participated in pennants throughout the season. In true Pirates fashion we  played the game in the spirit for which it is intended. I have so much received positive feedback from  opposition clubs and players about how they enjoyed playing against us and they look forward to future  encounters. 

But Wait there is more!!! 

Every financial member will be receiving an email from committee member Scott 

later today. The email will contain a link to a survey. The club has been offered 6 slots (24 players) at 9.42am every Saturday at Whaleback. 

The reason behind entertaining another move is largely due to not being able to secure a regular time slot at  Marri Park. We have had a few other issues mostly around the duration of games, course marshal attitude  towards the Pirates and of recent times issues around payment. 

Your committee met on Saturday and decided to survey the members to capture your views and thoughts.  The survey will close Thursday night as we have limited time to respond to the offer. 

If the response is to accept the offer this could all happen within the next 2-3 weeks. If you wish to play this Saturday, please let the rated ARRR President know by 5pm Tuesday.  

New way of paying fees. As you will have read in an earlier email you are required to pay your green fees and  novelties either by bank transfer before Saturday or to Adam in cash on the day.



NTP No. 4: - Mark Adams 

Longest 1st Putt No.7 – Norman Marshall 

NTP No. 8 – Mark Adams 

Best 2nd Shot No. 13 – Barry Kittler 

Closest 3rd shot No. 9: - A regular winner - NOBODY 

Longest Drive No. 10: - Anthony Cox 

Birdie draw was hole 14 - Jackpot 

Birdies Nest Jackpot $15 next week. 

Eagles Nest Jackpot $60 next week. 


We had a 5-way tie on +5 between Donald Wilson, Mark Adams, Scott Ryan, Brett Catterall and Anthony Cox 1st Place – Brett (Cannons) Catterall – +5 c/b 

2nd Place – Anthony Cox – +5 c/b 


I will announce birthday balls August 7 at the members draw when hopefully, we will have a larger group of  Pirates. 


Stableford off the BLUE tees. 

Sponsor – Keith Reid and Paul Bachman. Thankyou very much for your support we greatly appreciate it. 

Sponsors are wanted for future games. 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 it's not  too much of an outlay.  



The members booty jackpot is $55 dollars the next draw will be the 7th of August.    

Revised fixtures for the remainder of 2021 will be coming out within the next 2 weeks.

So you say you know the rules.

why not try this R&A quiz....

Fremantle Pirates are:

An incorporated body, with official Golf Link handicaps.

Playing in friendly competition every Saturday, teeing-off at 9.00 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 $42 for 18 holes on a Saturday.

Fremantle public course  was closed for rebuilding on

1st July 2020


Know the rule 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.  


Time Permitted for Search When Search Temporarily Interrupted 

A player is allowed three minutes to search for his or her ball before it becomes lost.  However, there are situations when the "clock stops" and such time does not count  towards the player's three minutes. 

The following examples illustrate how to account for the time when a search is temporarily  interrupted: 

• In stroke play, a player searches for his or her ball for one minute and finds a ball. The  player assumes that ball is his or her ball, takes 30 seconds to decide how to make  the stroke, choose a club, and plays that ball. The player then discovers that it is a wrong  ball. 

When the player returns to the area where the original ball was likely to be and resumes  search, he or she has two more minutes to search. The time of search stopped when the  player found the wrong ball and stopped searching. 

• A player has been searching for his or her ball for two minutes when play is suspended by  the Committee. The player continues searching. When three minutes has elapsed from when  the player began searching, the ball is lost even if the three-minute search time ends while  play is suspended. 

• A player has been searching for his or her ball for one minute when play is suspended. The  player continues to search for one more minute and then stops the search to seek shelter.  When the player returns to the course to resume play, the player is allowed one more  minute to search for the ball even if play has not been resumed. 

• A player finds and identifies his or her ball in high rough after a two-minute search. The  player leaves the area to get a club. When he or she returns, the ball cannot be found. The  player has one minute to search before the ball becomes lost. The three-minute search time  stopped when the ball was first found. 

• A player is searching for his or her ball for two minutes, then steps aside to allow the  following group to play through. The search time stops when the search is temporarily  stopped, and the player is allowed one more minute to search.