Colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson stepped straight into the winners circle after an enforced absence from golf of 7 weeks do to an unfortunate injury incurred off the golf course. Tommo beat the luckless Andy Phillips on a count back after both scored +2 in the par event.
Alas the rest of the field were in a separate category, the next best score being -6. Andy Spackman took the Mars Bar with -8.
+2 Philip “Tommo” Thomson, Andy Phillips
-6 Pat Hallion, Neville Kelly (Renmark GC), Kobi Wenzel
Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel defeated Michael “Tickers’ Tickner in the final of the Bogisch Cup. The match was evenly poised after 9 holes with the score all square. At this point Tickers seems to have gone AWOL and 5 holes later found himself 5 down with 4 to play. Congratulations to Gus on finally breaking through to win this prestigious event.
With the exception of Bob Taylor, the competitors in the men’s stableford event would have had a more productive day if they had stayed home and weeded the garden.
Bob scored 37 points to win comfortably. To give some idea of just how comfortably, runner up Andy Phillips could only manage 32. Klaus Heymann took the Mars Bar but his score is subject to a suppression order.
Michael “Tickers” Tickner showed once again that he is the club’s outstanding player in the wind. Tickers played as if it were a calm day in Saturday’s stroke round, returning a net 70. One wonders if the match committee could not show some flexibility when a stroke round is scheduled and the conditions turn out to be as appalling as they were yesterday, for while Tickers was not troubled you can see from the scores below that everyone else was. Runner up was Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with a net 73 while the Mars Bar went to Mark “Mouldy” Millward with a net 93!
Sharyn Roberts continued her run as Ladies Club Champion for the 13th year in a row, defeating a valiant Andrea Row 9 & 8. Given a difference of 6 strokes in handicaps Andrea put up a good show.
Matt Opperman won the men’s championship for the 3rd year in a row and 4th overall beating David “Jack” Webster 8 & 7. The match was close for the first 18 holes with Matt just 2 up at lunch. We are still trying to find out what Matt had for lunch because he was 1 under par for the next 9 holes opening up a sizeable lead.
In the men’s A Grade Plate, the popular Mark “Mouldy” Millward proved he had not peaked a day too soon enjoying a comfortable win over club captain Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 4 & 3. Mark was 5 up at lunch and then the pair played even golf in the afternoon.
The men’s Division II final was a hard fought affair with Trevor Maxted finally winning 3 & 2 over Neil Webster. It is reported that both players were very pleased when the game was finally over.
With one day to the club championship finals Mark “Mouldy” Millward blitzed Saturday’s stableford field with a sizzling 40 points, 3 points clear of visitor David Rook. The Mars Bar went to Kobi Wenzel with 20 points.
We only hope Mouldy can hold his form on Sunday in the final of the A Grade Plate.
Mulligan specialist Dick Secomb tied for last with David “Jack” Webster with just 11 points each. One of whom will have received the Mars Bar, but a movement is afoot to award multiple Mars Bars if there is a tie in the future.
Pat Hallion showed he is is in good form coming up to the Bogisch Finals. Pat scored 19 points to narrowly defeat David “Robbie” Robinson by one stroke.
The Club Championship finals will be played next Sunday August 4. Tee off times are as follows:
9:00 am – Men’s Championship: Matt Opperman versus David “Jack” Webster
9:10 am – Women’s Championship: Sharyn Roberts versus Andrea Rowe
9:20 am – Men’s Championship Plate: Mark “Mouldy” Millward versus Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
9:30 am – Men’s Division II Final: Neil Webster versus Trevor Maxted
12:00 noon – (provisional) Bogisch Matchplay Cup: Michael “Tickers” Tickner versus Pat Hallion (provided Pat defeats Gus in their delayed semi final. In the unlikely event that Gus defeats Pat the match will be rescheduled to a later date.
Following the matches there will be a pooled afternoon tea so make the effort to come along with a plate of tucker to share and watch some golf and join the players in celebrations at the conclusion of play.
Michael “Tickers” Tickner posted the only respectable score in today’s stableford event. Tickers scored 37 points to win by 3 from Neil Webster, while Trevor Maxted & Andy Phillips scored 32 & Pat Hallion 31.
37 – Michael “Tickers” Tickner
34 – Neil Webster
32 – Trevor Mmaxted, Andy Phillips
31 – Pat Hallion
28 – David “Jack” Webster, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
Mark “Mouldy” Millward showed a welcome return to form last Saturday just 8 days out from the Championship Finals where Mouldy will meet Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel in the Championship Plate.
Mouldy scored +4 in a par event, an extremely impressive score. Just one back on +3 was Trevor Maxted who will feature against Neil Webster in the C Grade final. Next came the hapless Michael “Tickers”Tickner who was narrowly outed, 1 down, by David “Jack” Webster in their semi final, and has since shown better form than either finalist. Such are the vagaries of match play.