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Next Saturdays game 17-04-2021
4BBB Stableford
8.30 am start Yellow Tee Markers

Winners are Grinners

The Stableford system is used for this competition. However, in 4BBB Stableford two players play as partners although the hole is played by each of them, using their individual full handicaps. At the conclusion of the hole, that player recording the highest number of points has his or her score entered on the card


Last update to the site -  12 04 2021


Cap'n Long Con Polkinghorne

A big hearty Aaarrgghhh to all you pirates! 

We had a good turn out of 19 players and 1 guest, Toby Polkinghorne; welcome Toby, and we hope to see you joining us soon. 

This week was the 3rd round of the club championship qualifiers. The early effects of cyclone Seroja produced exceptionally strong easterly winds, which made many holes challenging with strong head and crosswinds. It is fair to say that most pirates found it a challenge, which was reflected with some average scoring. 

Well done to everyone that played; the day moved along very well with minimal hold-ups. The sponsor of the day was the Fremantle Pirates Golf Club. 

Members Survey 

Committee person Scotty has sent an invite to all paid up members to complete a survey so we can gauge your interest in playing an away game. The link is in the covering email. 

This is your chance to have your say, so please complete the survey before April 15th, 2021. Congratulations to Phil Leigh, Donald, Norman and Sammy Seymour for coming 2nd at the Secrets  Charity Bash. 

NOTE – new tee off at 8.30 am. 



NTP No. 4: - Adam 

Longest Putt No.7: - Adam 

Best 3rd Shot No. 9: - JC 

Best 2nd Shot No. 13: - Adam 

NTP No. 17: - JC 

Does anyone see a pattern here? 

Birdie draw was hole 7 - Jackpot 

Birdies Nest Jackpot $45 next week. 

Eagles Nest Jackpot $295 next week. 


1st Place Nett on a countback 73 – JC 

2nd Place also with a Nett 73– Phil Place 

Best Gross, 96 – Anthony Cox

Least Putts, 29 - JC 




Following Saturday's game 17-04-21 – 4BBB Stableford [off the Yellow tees] 8.30 am tee off. Sponsor: Phil Place and Kanga. 

Please get along for what should be a very entertaining game. Our sponsors like to think outside the box (read polite way of saying twisted thinking), so expect some exciting novelties. 

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. 


Billy Reid was drawn out and was not present. Members draw jackpots. 

Next, draw 1-05-2021 – The Booty currently sits at $240. 

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


You should have all received the 2021 fixtures compliments of your Vice Captain's great work. As I mentioned previously, the fixtures are fluid and will change. Members will receive updates once a quarter. 

Ώ Sat 17/04/21 - 4BBB Stableford – Sponsor: Phil Place and Kanga.

Ώ Sat 24/04/21 - Stableford - Sponsor/s – needed 

Ώ Sat 1/05/2021 - 4th Club Championship Round- Sponsor/s – needed 

Ώ Sat 8/05/2021 - Stableford- Sponsor/s – needed 


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

Ώ Sunday 2/05/2021 – Bibra Classic - This is a STROKE competition with a limited field size. 1st in best  dressed. Registrations close TUESDAY, May 20th; please bring your $50 this Saturday if you want to  play. 

Ώ Saturday 8/05/2021 – Hillview Cup. This clashes with our normal club event. The cup is a Stroke  competition; if anyone wants to play, the flyer and registration form is attached. 

Ώ Wednesday 4/05/2021 – Secrets Charity Bash – Email your team to ben@secretsgolf.com.au or call  95247133. 

The day includes 18 holes of golf, a motorised cart, tasty food, great prizes and $5 going towards  the childhood brain cancer research (The Pirate Ship Foundation) and Prostate Cancer Foundation  of Australia.

Ώ Open to everyone with or without a handicap. (If you have no handicap highest for men 18 or  ladies 27 or the last handicap you played off) 

Ώ Competition: Ambrose (Select the best shot from your team) 

Ώ Cost: $65 per person paid on the day. 

Ώ Where: Secret Harbour Golf Links 

Ώ Time: 11:15 registration 12:15 Shotgun start 

Ώ Sunday 16/05/2021 – The first Cutlass Challenge for 2021 to be held at Hillview The club will be subsidising the event as per previous years. 

We have a full quota; feel free to register as a reserve. See Phil Leigh to register your intent. 

Ώ Wednesday 2/06/2021 – Secrets Charity Bash – Email your team to ben@secretsgolf.com.au or call  95247133 

Ώ Sun 13/06/2021: 1st round of GolfWA Pennants – nominations close May 5th 

Ώ July 24 & 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 of fun. – Pennants finals clash with this weekend. We will gauge interest and make a call closer to  the event.

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 8.30 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



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. 

Fixed distances to be used for measuring 


Club-length measurements are not fixed, and players may use any club to measure, allowing those  with long putters to gain an advantage potentially. 

From 2019 

Club-lengths must be measured using the longest club in the player's bag with the exception of the  putter. 

This rule has been a point of contention since long putters first appeared on the scene.