Gus The Good Guy Takes Out Saturday’s Stableford

Russell "Gus The Good Guy" Wenzel off the beaten track
Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel off the beaten track

Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel scored 38 stableford points to win today’s competition. Runner up was Chris “Critta” Waters with 36 followed closely by Dick Cleland with 35. The handicapper showed some mercy with Gus and yet deducted a stroke from both Critta & Dick. The scores fell away from there with next best Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke with 32, Andy Phillips 31, Mark “Mouldy” Millward 30 , colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson still struggling to regain form on 28. Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen & Kobi Wenzel both scored 25 but were saved from the Mars Bar by Sean Millward who joined us for the day and managed to snare nearest the pin on hole 4 but not much else.

Jack Webster Unstoppable in the Wind

David "Jack" Webster
David “Jack” Webster

Only 3 members were able to interpret  today’s weather map correctly so the remainder missed out on a rain free mulligan competition.

Despite the windy conditions David “Jack” Webster played as if the conditions were calm scoring  very creditable 23 stableford points. Jack was able to capitalise on his opportunities and when his ball struck a tree it finished in the centre of the fairway. Runner up was Dick Secomb who also played masterful golf scoring 20 points, and while Dick avoided the trees he did achieve a spectacular deflection off the 100 metre dropper on hole 6. Dick Cleland was hot on Dick Secomb’s heels with 19, and also playing well he did not handle the trees as well as Jack. In recognition of the excellent scores no Mar Bar was awarded.

Men’s Tuesday Results

Russell "Gus The Good Guy" Wenzel (file photo)
Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel (file photo)

Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel lead the field with 37 stableford points. Close on his tail was Dick Cleland with 36, but there is some talk that we will see the broomstick putter before long. There was then a big gap to Graham Webster on 31. The rest of the scores belie the benign conditions. The mercurial Bob Taylor & Neil Webster could only manage 27 points while Edie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen took the Mars Bar with 25. After looking a winner with 19 points at the turn the Dutchman could only manage 6 on the homeward 9.

Peter Mengerson in Comfortable Win

Peter Mengerson (file photo)
Peter Mengerson (file photo)

Peter Mengerson won Saturday’s par competition with a score of 3 up. Runner up was Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel on a count back from Michael “Tickers” Tickner, with both finishing square. The scores then began to fall away with David “Jack” Webster on -2, then Moe visitor Anton Devent & Trevor  Maxted -3, Mark “Mouldy” Millward-5, colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson-8 while the Mars Bar went to Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen with -10.

 

 

 

Gale Force Wind No Match For Jack Webster

Despite the state being lashed by gales 6 gentlemen (Thomo didn’t play) ventured onto the golf course yesterday to defy the conditions.

David "Jack" Webster
David “Jack” Webster

David “Jack” Webster played as if the weather was calm amassing 39 stableford points to win comfortably. Runner up was Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with 35, followed by Dick Cleland 33, David “Robbie” Robinson 30 & Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen 22. The Mars Bar went to Sam Cleland.

The Flying Dutchman & Thomo Return

Eddie "The Flying Dutchman" Van Keulen
Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen
Colourful local identity Philip "Thomo" Thomson
Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson’s handicap has blown out to 14.

There was much joy in the clubhouse this evening as members celebrated the return of Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen & colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson after long absences due to injury.

 

Andrew Spackman
Andrew Spackman

Despite the high spirits & benign weather the scores were unspectacular. Todays winner with 36 stableford points was club poster boy Andrew Spackman. Runner up was Peter Mengerson with 35 followed by David “Robbie” Robinson & Thomo on 34, Mark “Mouldy” Millward & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 33, Dick Secomb 32,  The mercurial Bob Taylor 30, Dick Cleland 28, Luke Spackman & The Flying Dutchman 26 & Kobi Wenzel 23. Sam Cleland received the Mars Bar substitute with 18.

The handicapper was resting himself for tomorrow so the acting handicapper was very busy. Andrew Spackman lost a stroke while Robbie, Dick Cleland,  Luke Spackman & Kobi Wenzel gained a stroke each.

Dramatic Turnaround in Mulligan’s

Russell 'Gus The Good Guy" Wenzel
Russell ‘Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel

David “Jack” Webster held a 2 point lead coming the last hole in today’s 9 hole mulligan competition. Jack scored only one point on the last to finish with 19. He also failed to use his final mulligan which proved costly. Meanwhile Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel stood on the last tee with 16 points. Despite some hiccups Gus used his last mulligan & then sunk a fluky put from off the edge of the green to lift his score to 19 also. Gus took first place on a count back. Dick Cleland finished third with 18 followed by Dick Secomb & David “Robbie” Robinson on 15, Andy Phillips 14 & Sam Cleland 9. Andrew Hall received the Mars Bar.

Open Day Results

Despite perfect conditions numbers were disappointing for the Burra Men’s Open Day. The timing of this event for next year will require careful consideration as there are too many conflicting events at this time of the year.

Neville "Ned" Kelly
Neville “Ned” Kelly

The 2018 Open Champion was Neville “Ned” Kelly from Renmark Golf Club with a 27 hole gross score of 124. Runner up was Michael Day of Clare Golf Club with 126. Both these played were locked together after 18 holes but while both faded over the final 9 Ned faded the least.

The 27 hole handicap winner was Andy Phillips with a net 108.5(?), with Chris “Critta” Waters runner up with net 112.5(?).

Bob Perry
Bob Perry

 

The 18 hole Stableford Challenge was won by Bob Perry with 34 points with Kobi Wenzel runner up with 33.

Long Drives:

  • 27 holes Ned Kelly
  • 18 holes John Wildy

Nearest the pin

  • Hole 4 – Russell Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
  • Hole 8 – Kobi Wenzel
  • Hole 11 – Ned Kelly
  • Hole 15 No one

Low Key Build Up to Open Day

Michael "Tickkers" Tickner blasts one from the first tee.
Michael “Tickkers” Tickner blasts one from the first tee.

Despite good conditions Saturday’s scores were unspectacular. Best of the day was Michael “Tickers” Tickner with just 35 points. Runner up was visitor, John Wildy from West Lakes Golf Club with 34. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel scored 32 followed by Dick Secomb, Dick Cleland & Kobi Wenzel on 31, Bob Taylor 30, Mark “Mouldy” Millward 28 and Neville “Ned” Kelly now of Renmark Golf Club 27. Sam Cleland, returning from a long lay off from the game took the Mars Bar with 21 points.