Only 6 players met the starter in perfect sunny conditions on Saturday, but nobody played to their handicap although most players with the exception of colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson & Mark “Mouldy” Millward improved on the back 9. Best of the back 9 & the day was Michael “Tickers” Tickner with 37 points after coming home with 21. Runner up was Chris “Critta” Waters with 36 scoring 20 on the back 9. Critta was closely followed by & Russell “Gus the Good Guy” Wenzel on 35. “Mouldy” Millward is still struggling with form & managed only 31 points. Tarcowie visitor Klaus Hermann took the Mars Bar with 27.
The mercurial Bob Taylor turned his form around in spectacular fashion after Tuesday’s debacle to win this week’s 9-hole mulligan competition with 24 stableford points. Bob handled the conditions with aplomb, made the more difficult because of lack of wind forcing the players to hit the ball where they were aiming. Dick Secomb was runner up with an excellent 22 points while Dick Cleland & Bill McMahon tied with 20 points. Andrew Hall took the Mars Bar with 13.
Despite benign conditions, none of the 4 men who turned up on Tuesday got anywhere near their handicap (38 points). The winner was colourful identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson with a modest 35 points. Runner up was Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with 34. The convivial Andy Phillips could only manage 29 points, while the mercurial Bob Taylor took the Mars Bar with a round best forgotten.
The quarter finals of the Jennison Match Play Cup were played today. Chris “Critta” Waters out-played colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson to win a close fought battle 2&1. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel defeated the in-form Andy Phillips 5&3 while Bob Perry beat Dick Cleland in the match of the day 1 up.
For those already eliminated from the Jennison playoffs a stableford competition was held. The winner was Eddie “The Flying Dutchman’ Van keulen with 39 points on a countback from “Mad Max” Wiech. Dick Secomb, who appeared to be in an unassailable position 5 holes from home faded to finish with 38. David “Robbie” Robinson scored 37 followed by Mark “Mouldy” Millward & David “Jack” Webster on 35, then a gap to Michael “Tickers” Tickner on 32 & Andrew Spackman on 31.
Failing to make 30 points were Luke Spackman, 29, Aaron Bihun 26 & Klaus Heymann with the Mars Bar score of 22. As Klaus left early Aaron ate the Mars Bar for him.
Six players competed in today’s 9 hole mulligan stableford in perfect weather and good scores were the order of the day.
Bob Taylor won with 23 stableford points. Andy Phillips was runner up with a score of 21, maintaining the form he has shown in the past few competitions. Dick Cleland scored 20, followed by Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Weznel on 19. Peter Mengerson took the Mars Bar with 18, probably the highest Mars Bar score recorded.
Andy Phillips actually improved on Saturday’s blistering performance. Even with his handicap reduced one stroke he improved his score to 44 stableford points winning by an incredible margin of 8 points. His handicap has been reduced again by 1 stroke.
The runner up, well in arrears, was Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen who continues to enjoy improved consistency. David “Jack” Webster & colourful local identity, Philip “Thomo” Thomson scored 35, followed by Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 34 & Dick Cleland 33. Despite a good start of 18 points on the front 9, Bob Perry faded on the homeward run to take the Mars Bar with 30.
As the heat wave continued, Andy Phillips showed that the heat was not a problem to him scoring a scorching 43 stableford points for an emphatic victory. Runner up was Dick Cleland who together with Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen had the wisdom to play in the morning. Dick scored 37. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel was next with 35, followed by the Dutchman & Michael “Tickers” Tickner on 34 & Chris “Critta” waters on 33. The Mars Bar went to colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson with 31. Thomo appeared to be quite distressed by the heat at the conclusion of his round.
Four intrepid golfers showed their toughness on Thursday ignoring the 40 degree forecast to play 9 hole mulligans.
Dick Cleland was successful with 19 points while Andy Phillips was runner up with 16. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel scored 15 while the Mars Bar went to colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson with 12.
Playing in the morning our heroes avoided the heat of the day with the temperature only reaching 39.7 by the time they finished.
Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen bounced back from his surprise defeat on Saturday to score 43 points on Tuesday romping away with the stableford comp by 4 points. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel was second with 39 followed by Andy Phillips & Bob Taylor on 36. Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson scored 35 while David “Jack” webster scored 32. There was no contest for the Mars Bar with Dick Cleland taking it with 21 points.
Handicapper, Andy Phillips, acted quickly taking another stroke from the Dutchman down to 26, a reduction now of 4 strokes since mid January. Mysteriously the handicapper gave himself an extra stroke.
The 2017 Burra Heritage Classic
to be played on Adelaide Cup Day, Monday March 13 2017
18 Hole Stableford
Tees open 10:00 to 11:00 am
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Entry $20 per player includes sausage sizzle & afternoon tea
Contact Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel (0439 846 421) for further information