The mercurial Bob Taylor produced one of his better rounds to win today’s stableford with 41 points. Bob played consistent golf throughout with a slight improvement on the back 9. Runner up was David “Jack” Webster with 38 points on a count back from Derek Fletcher. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel scored 37 followed by Andy Phillips & colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson with 35. Thomo managed to avoid a back 9 fade due to an ordinary front 9. Dick Cleland finished with 33 after being last at the turn with 14 managing to get by Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen 30 & Mar Bar recipient David “Robbie” Robinson 28, who both faded on the run home.
To correct an anomaly in the draw Mark “Mouldy” Millward has been moved from position #2 to #5. Both Mouldy & Bob Perry will now have a bye in the first round. Mouldy will now face a tough quarter final against the in form David “Jack” Webster. Bob Perry will face a somewhat easier task in playing the winner of the Van Keulen/Cleland match.
Tthe full draw can be viewed here:jennison draw 2017-1
The first round of the Jennison Match Play Cup will be played next Saturday at 12 noon. The draw is:
G Wenzel v M Tickner
A Phillips bye
D Webster bye
D Robinson v P Thomson
C Waters bye
D Cleland v E Van Keulen
R Perry v M Millward
Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson scored an impressive 44 points to win yesterday’s Chemmart Stableford Challenge Round 6. Thomo’s score was due entirely to an excellent even par front 9 of 25 points. Thomo appears to have placed unnecessary pressure on himself on the back 9 with delusions of a course record. Andy Phillips was runner up with a solid 40 points with an 18/22 split for a strong back 9 taking 3 points from Thomo’s early lead. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel was third but after a good start like Thomo he faded on the back 9 scoring 37 (20/17). Michael Tickner scored 35 (18/17) followed by Eddie “The Flying Dutchman with 33 (16/17) & David “Robbie” Robinson 32 (15/17). Kobi Wenzel posted an improved 28 points with a very strong back 9 of 17. The Mars Bar went to Dick Cleland who also managed 2 nearest the pins. Dick blamed his score of 26 (13/13) on bad patting. Putting is Golf! So bad putting is bad golf. It’s about time this was pointed out to Dick
Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen stormed to an early lead with 24 points on the front 9 with David “Jack” Webster was hot on the Dutchman’s heals with 22. Jack continued his strong form on the homeward 9 with a solid 20 points for a total of 42. This is a culmination of improved form by Jack over the past few rounds. The Dutchman faltered on the back 9 for another 16 points and a total of 40. The damage to the Dutchman’s score occurred between the 10th & 14th before he recovered over the last 4 holes. This would suggest that fitness is lacking in the mental rather than physical department. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel was third with a solid 19/20 39 points, while colourful local identity, Philip “Thomo” Thomson scored 38. Once again Thomo showed the benefit of improved fitness with a 18/20 split. There was a big gap to Mark “Mouldy” Millward on 34. This was promising, however, in that Mouldy seems to be emerging from a period of dismal form at long last. Dick Secomb scored 33 followed by David “Robbie” Robinson & the mercurial Bob Taylor locked on 32.
The rest of the field fared poorly all failing to score 30 points. Andy Phillips could only manage a 14/14 28 points while Chris “Critta” Waters had a 14/13 27. Kobi Wenzel scored an improved 25 points with a 14/11 split suggesting a fade in concentration on the back 9. Denis Little was welcomed back to the club with the Mars Bar. Denis’ score on the homeward 9 (which has been withheld from publication) suggests a lack of match fitness.
The handicapper has been busy taking a stroke off both Jack & The Flying Dutchman. The Dutchman has now lost 3 strokes since January 14. On the other side of the ledger it is sad to see that both Thomo & Critta have drifted out a stroke.
The mercurial Bob Taylor put on a sparkling performance to win Tuesday’s stableford. Bob started steadily with 18 points on the front 9 before charging home with 23 on the back 9 for a resounding 41. David “Jack” Webster was runner up with a solid 39 just ahead of Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel on 38. Handicapper Andy Phillips was next with 36 followed by a disconsolate Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen 32 & colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson 31. Dick Cleland failed to make 30 finishing with 29 while Peterborough visitor Andrew Lenartowicz scored 26. Young Kobi Wenzel took the Mars Bar with 16.
Next Thursday being Australia Day, the mulligan competition is cancelled due the Australia Day breakfast. A stableford will be played in the afternoon for both men & women, teeing off between 12:00 & 12:30.
Come along & enjoy the fun.
Philip “Thomo” Thomson has shown that his new fitness regime is paying dividends. Today he matched his solid 19 points on the front 9 with 19 on the back for a winning score of 38. Runner up was the much improved Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen with 37. It would seem that a bit of fine tuning on the short game will see The Flying Dutchman back to form of a couple of years ago. Luke Spackman scored 36 followed by Mark “Mouldy” Millward 35, & Chris “Critta” Waters on 34. Dick Cleland, Michael “Tickers” Tickner & David “Jack” Webster all had 32, while Andy Spackman & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel scored 31. Klaus Heymann from Tarcowie Golf Club scored 28. The Mars Bar went to Kobi Wenzel who had a bad day scoring 14. Fortunately Kobi is very fond of Mars Bars.
In the absence of the handicapper, the assistant handicapper did the honours. While Thomo & The Flying Dutchman lost a few points of their GA Handicap, the only change to playing handicaps was the popular Club Chairman Dick Cleland who regained the stroke recently taken from him by the handicapper.
Despite high temperatures forecast for this afternoon the Easterly breeze caressed the Burra Golf Course with its cooling touch this morning providing idyllic conditions for the three players that turned out for a game. Three of our fancied players (at least they fancy themselves), colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson, Andy Phillips & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel were otherwise engaged with Mid North Vets at Pt Hughes. Other members are encouraged to download the Bureau of Meteorology app to their phones so that they can see the hour by hour forecasts and take advantage of the cool mornings with which Burra is blessed.
The standard of golf was high despite the small field with Dick Cleland successful for the 2nd week in a row with 20 points. Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen was competitive yet again finishing runner up with 18 while Bob Taylor scored 17. There was no 2nd prize or Mars Bar awarded because of the small field.
Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen produced some hot golf to match the scorching conditions on Tuesday to top the small field of 6 players with 37 points. This is the 2nd consecutive competition that the Dutchman has won & once again the handicapper took a stroke from his handicap. Runner up was Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 2 back on 35. Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson & David “Jack” Webster were 3 further back on 32 while Andy Phillips could only manage 28. Young Kobi Wenzel took the Mars Bar with 26 but his scores are continuing to improve. It will not be long before he is giving the leaders a shake up.