Eight players took part in today’s mulligan competition which saw a four way tie for first place on 19 points. Dick Cleland took first place on a count back from Andy Phillips. The unlucky players were the erudite Don Lloyd & Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke who were both returning from a long absence. The mercurial Bob Taylor & Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen both scored 17 while a countback was required to between Andrew Hall & Dick Secomb on 14 points. Dick got the chocolate.
David “Jack” Webster & colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson were the most successful players over Summer, each winning two of the five trophies up for grabs. Jack won the Jennison Handicap Matchplay Cup & the Saturday eclectic while Thomo won the Chemmart Stableford Challenge & the Tuesday eclectic.
The Fisher Trophy, the Tuesday Summer golf equivalent of the Brownlow Medal was won by Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel.
A par 3 competition was played to close the mid week summer season with 5 players participating. The 20 hole course was laid out by Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel & it seemed to suit him well. Gus scored a net 56 to beat David “Jack” Webster by one stroke. Jack finished strongly but a hiccup on the 16th cost him the win.Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” finished with 58 which included a birdie that he eagerly pointed ot to his playing partners.Dick Cleland & Andy Phillips brought up the rear with Dick on 63 & Andy taking the Mars Bar with 64.
Our photo shows the temporary par 3 across the dam. One can only wonder why this hole was not included in the original course layout.
Dick Secomb has proven the benefit of playing 9 hole mulligans to fine tune his game. On Saturday Dick won the 18 hole stableford event knocking out the fancied colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson in a count back. Both players scored 37 points. They finished just ahead of a phalanx of players on 36, being Andy Phillips, Michael “Tickers” Tickner & Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen. Dick Cleland & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel both scored 35. Alas the remaining 2 players were not anywhere in contention. Despite some some prodigious striking of the ball Chris “Critta” Waters could only manage 26 points while young Kobi Wenzel did not have a good day finishing with 23.
Dick Secomb has shown a distinct liking to the 9 hole mulligan format played on Thursday mornings, featuring amongst the leaders for some time now. Dick scored 21 points to win comfortably from Dick Cleland on 17, David “Jack” Webster 16 & Andrew Hall taking the Mars Bar with 14. Andrew also managed to take nearest the pin on hole 8.
The mercurial Bob Taylor was in top form on Tuesday racking up an incredible 44 stableford points. Runner up was Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel on 38, fully 6 points in arrears. David “Jack” Webster was next with 37 followed by Dick Cleland on 36. Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen scored 34 while colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson appeared to be off colour with a lack lustre 27 despite the summer conditions that suit him so well. Thomo was spared the ignominy of the Mars Bar by the presence of Derek Fletcher who scored 25.
Revelling in the summer conditions which suit his game so well, colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson played to his handicap scoring 38 stableford points on Saturday. Runner up was Andy Phillips with 37 followed by Jennison Cup winner David “Jack” Webster on 36. There was a gap of 3 strokes to Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 33, & Michael “Tickers” Tickner 32. The remaining players failed to reach 30 with the mercurial Bob Taylor 28, Tarcowie visitor Klaus Heymann 24, Kobi Wenzel on 22 & Mark “Mouldy” Millward with an unbelievable 20. The result sheet shows that Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” scored zero points. This is currently under investigation as such a result is unheard of.
David “Jack” Webster & Bob Perry played off in the final of the Jennison Handicap Match Play Cup on Friday. After halving the first hole Bob won the next 4 holes to open up a commanding lead after 5. Jack then began to get his driver under control and won holes 5 & 6 to cut the deficit to 2 before Bob Perry won the 9th to turn 3 up. Jack really got thing going on the back 9 winning holes 10 & 11 to close the gap to 1. Bob won the 15th to make the margin 2 up with 3 to play, but Jack was not ready to give up winning 16 & 17 to square the match. Hole 18 was halved and the match entered a “sudden death” playoff with Jack victorious on the 19th. Well played to both players
Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” returned refreshed by a recent break to take it right up to his opponents in today’s 9 hole mulligan feature. In the closest finish in years it took a hole by hole count-back extending over 5 holes to separate The Dutchman & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel. Both players scored 22 points. It appears that some players were distracted by The Dutchman”s spectacularly bright orange golf balls. Mulligan specialists, the mercurial Bob Taylor & the laconic Dick Secomb, could each only manage 18 points despite the use of all 3 mulligans. Andrew Hall took the Mars Bar.
Andrew Lenartowicz from Peterborough scored an incredible 50 stableford points to win the 2017 Heritage Classic by 12 points. A 3 tie for second between Tony Davies (Coomealla) John Robinson (North Adelaide) & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel all with 38 points saw Tony gain second place on a countback. Other scores were Phil Flood (Clare), Austin Hentstridge (Balaklava), & colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson 37; Gary Kennewell (Peterborough) 35; Mark “Mouldy” Millward & Chris “Critta” Waters 34; Dick Cleland, Eric Edwards (Clare) 33; Geoff Ashby (Peterborough), Eddie Harrison (Pt Hughes), Luke Spackman & David “Jack” Webster 32; Kobi Wenzel & Mark Williams (Clare) 31; David Norman (Peterborough) 30; Peter Henwood (Jamestown) & David “Robbie” Robinson 29; Andrew Spackman 28; Shawn “Sheep” Rayson 27; Phillip Summers (Peterborough) 24; Peter Brearly (Peterborough) & Rolly Haggerty 33; Klaus Heymann (Tarcowie) 22. The Mars Bar went to Grant Mugge (Blyth) with 20.
Ladies scores were Reva Cullen 36, Julie Harrison (Blyth) & Kerryn Mugge (Blyth) 26.