Fluke Gives CHOOK MAN Consecutive Wins in Mulligans

Gordon "The Chook Man" Kakoschke
Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke

Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke won today’s 9 hole mulligan competition with a come from behind effort on the final hole to beat Dick Cleland on a countback (which went to the final 3 holes). The Chook Man played his final approach shot to the 9th green finishing close to the pin but by the time his group reached the green the ball had made its way into the hole giving the Chook Man 4 for 4 points and a total of 22. This tied with Dick Cleland who had played good golf without any of the luck that blessed the Chook Man. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel was third with 19 followed by Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen 17, Kobi Wenzel & Andrew Hall 15, Daryl Venning 14, the mercurial Bob Taylor & Peter Mengerson 13, and Don Lloyd collected the Mars Bar with 12. Gus  The Good Guy  & Don Lloyd won nearest the pins on holes 8 & 11 respectively.

ANZAC Cup – Chook Man Victim of the Vagaries of the Countback System.

Philip "Thomo" Thomson with AZAC Cup.
Philip “Thomo” Thomson with AZAC Cup.
Gordon "The Chook Man"Kakoschke eating a chicken pie.
Gordon “The Chook Man”Kakoschke eating a chicken pie.

The last time Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke was runner up in the ANZAC Cup he snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by choking on the last hole and giving up the lead. Yesterday he played steady golf scoring 19 points on each 9 for a total of 38. Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson also scored 38 with 19 on each 9. Thomo scored 1 more point than The Chook Man over the last 6 holes & was awarded the trophy. Considering the conditions these were excellent scores. This is Thomo’s 5th ANZAC Cup victory, which he was very quick to point out.

Eddie “The Flying Dutchman’ Van Keulen was next with 36 followed by Peter Weiss, making a rare appearance, on 35. Dick Cleland & Luke Spackman scored 34, Andrew Spackman & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” 33. Andrew Lenartowicz (Peterborough Golf Club) & David “Jack” Webster 31.

The remaining players struggled in the windy conditions with Bob Perry on 28, Bob Taylor on 26, and Kobi Wenzel on 23.

Margie Stockman
Margie Stockman

Eight ladies played, with Margie Stockman a clear winner on 34 points. Runner up was Peggy Gebhardt on 28, followed by Sharyn Roberts 26, Reva Cullen & Di Day 25, Andrea Rowe 23, Judy Reilly 20 & Marj Wride with the Mars Bar 16.

Tickers & The Flying Dutchman in Form

Michael "Tickers" Tickner
Michael “Tickers” Tickner

Michael “Tickers” Tickner narrowly edged out Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen in Saturday’s stableford. Tickers scored 40 points to the Dutchman’s 39. The pair finished streets ahead of the rest of the field with next best Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel on 32. Dick Cleland scored 31 & colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson just scraped into the 30’s. Of the remainder, David “Robbie” Robinson scored 28 while Gordon “THe Chook Man” Kakoschke only managed 25. Chris “Critta” Waters took the Mars Bar with an appalling 23.

ANZAC Cup Next Tuesday April 25

Last year's winner Neil "Webbie" Webster & runner up Mark "Mouldy" Millward
Last year’s winner Neil “Webbie” Webster & runner up Mark “Mouldy” Millward

The coveted ANZAC Cup is up for grabs on Tuesday. Defending Champion is Neil “Webbie” Webster but younger brother David “Jack” Webster will be the man to beat this year. A number of former winners will be competing with colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson after his 5th title. 2013 winner Dick Cleland & 2014 Winner Mark “Mouldy” Millward will need to show some significant improvement on recent form if they are to challenge for the trophy.

Tee off will be from 12:01 pm

Burra Golf Club Auction Sunday May 7 2017

Keen buyers check out the offerings
Keen buyers check out the offerings

The next Golf Club Auction will be held on Sunday May 7, on the Aberdeen Oval opposite the clubhouse.

Sellers’ items will be received from 7:30 am.
Selling Commences at 10:30 am.
Food & Drinks will be available

For seller enquiries please contact Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel on

0439 846 421

Count Back Required

Dick Cleland lets one go on the third tee.
Dick Cleland lets one go on the third tee.

A countback was required to separate Dick Cleland & Brett Wallis on Tuesday with Dick edging Brett out. Both scored 39 stableford points. Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson was 3rd with36 followed by Kobi Wenzel on 34, Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” 33, & Andy Phillips 30. Chris “Critta” Waters had a bad day with 26 but Peter Oldman from Cumberland Country Club had an even worse day & was awarded the Mars Bar.

Jack Webster in Top Form for Easter

David "Jack" Webster
David “Jack” Webster

Jack Webster showed that recent handicap reductions hold no fear as he swept aside the competition on Saturday. Jack scored 40 stableford points & the handicapper has taken yet another stroke off Jack. There was a 3 way tie for 2nd between colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson, Michael “Tickers” Tickner & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel all with 37 points. Chris “Critta” Waters scored 36 followed by Kobi Wenzel 35, & Matt Opperman 34. Visitor Peter Oldman from Cumberland Country Club in NSW scored 32. The Mars Bar went to Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen with a dismal 26.

Mulligan Field Wings Clipped by The Chook Man

Gordon "The Chook Man"Kakoschke eating a chicken pie.
Gordon “The Chook Man”Kakoschke eating a chicken pie.

Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke showed a liking to the dry Summer conditions scoring a dazzling 23 points last Thursday in the 9 hole mulligan competition. The effort was  all the more impressive as he used only 1 mulligan. Runner up was Andrew Hall who scored 18, while Bob Taylor scored 17 & Matt McCauley took the Mars Bar with 16.

Gus The Good Guy in Biggest Choke Since Ned Kelly

Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor

In perfect weather on Tuesday Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel scorched the earth on the front 9 going out in even par & 24 points. Alas things went awry in the closing stage with Gus scoring just 2 points on the last 2 holes for a total of 39. Meanwhile the mercurial Bob Taylor playing more steadily also put together 39 points to win comfortably on a count back.

Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke & Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen” both scored scored 35. The Chook Man is returning from the summer break where he concentrated on bowls & clearly is short of a run also fading over the closing holes.  Andy Phillips scored 31 while colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson just manage to scape 30 points together. Dick Cleland’s woes continued collecting his 2nd Mars Bar in succession with 29. Dick’s game seemed to disintegrate after playing the Chook Man’s ball in error. The Chook Man was good enough to point this out AFTER the event.

Dynamic Dick Secomb Does it Again

Dick Secomb
Dick Secomb

Dick Secomb confirmed his title as King of Mulligans by sweeping his opposition aside today. Dick scored 25 stableford points for 9 holes leaving his opponents in his wake & proving that last week’s performance was just a hiccup. A countback was required to separate 2nd place getters David “Jack” Webster & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with Jack getting the nod. Both players scored 22. Andy Phillips scored 19,followed by Don Lloyd & the mercurial Bob Taylor on 18, while Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke managed only 13. Andrew Hall took the Mars Bar with 12.