Four ladies competed in today’s 9 hole mulligans event. Judy Reilly won the ladies section with 14 stableford points. Runner up was Helen Cleland from Marj Wride & Adrienne Matthews.
In the mens event Dick Cleland continued his good form with 22 points. Peter Mengerson was runner up on a count back from David “Jack” Webster, both scored 19. Andy Phillips scored 18, followed by the mercurial Bob Taylor & Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke on 17, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 15 & Andrew Hall took the Mars Bar.
Dick Cleland defeated Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 2 up to proceed to the Bogisch Cup Match Play final against Chris “Critta” Waters. In an engrossing match where each player took a turn to dominate proceedings Dick took and early lead to be 4 up after 5 holes. Gus then got his game going and finally took the lead on the 14th. Dick finished strongly to win the final 3 holes.
Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen continued his good form to win the Tuesday stableford with 36 points. Runner up was Andy Phillips with 34. Nobody else played.
Three players not involved in Club Championship matches played a stableford yesterday. From the scores it is obvious the best players were playing in the championship matches.
Andy Phillips won with 28 points (a vindication to the selectors for dropping him last week). Runner up was Darryl Venning on 27 while colorful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson took the Mars Bar with 23.
Reigning Club Champion, Michael “Tickers” Tickner lost his semi final to David “Robbie” robinson on the 19th. Locked together in a titanic struggle extra sudden death holes were required. In the other A grade final Matthew Opperman made quick work of Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel winning 7 & 6.
In B Grade, Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke took defending Champion David “Jack” Webster to the 20th before succumbing to exhaustion. The other B grade semi final degenerated into a race to the bottom between Dick Cleland & Andy Spackman. Both players seemed unwilling to accept the opportunities that their opponents continually offered. The affair was finally put to rest on the 18th when Andy played the wrong ball giving Dick the match 1 up.
In C grade Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” proved too strong for Trevor Austin winning 5 & 4. The remaining C grade semi final between reigning title holder Neil Webster & multiple title holder Bob Taylor is yet to be played.
Despite a heavy frost 4 players turned out this morning for the mulligan comp. They were rewarded with pleasant conditions provided they kept out of the shade as there was no wind.
The mercurial Bob Taylor was successful with 19 points (with 3 mulligans) from Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke on 16. The Chook Man only used two mulligans despite many opportunities. Dick Cleland scored 15 (3) while Dick Secomb received the Mars Bar with 14 (3).
Following his Mars Bar performance on Saturday, Andy Phillips was replaced by David “Robbie” Robinson for Sunday’s Mid North Group Ambrose. Despite the last minute change the team of Robbie, Russell “Gus The Good Guy”Wenzel, Kobi Wenzel & Bob Perry was unsuccessful. The mixed team of Sharyn Roberts, Di Day, Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” van Keulen & Dick Cleland was also unsuccessful. While the ladies played some excellent golf they did not get the support they deserved from their male partners.
Six players not involved in Bogisch Match Play Cup matches participated in a stableford competition. David “Robbie” Robinson put up a solid performance to score 37 points for a comfortable win. Runner up was Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen with 34. Bob Taylor & Michael “Tickers” Tickner managed just 31 while Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke & Andy Phillips tied for last place with Andy getting the confectionery on a count back.
The remaining quarter finals were played on Saturday with Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel proving too steady for colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson. Gus took a 1 hole lead with 7 holes to play & Thomo was unable to break through with the final 7 holes being halved.
In the other quarter final Dick Cleland managed to defeat Neil Webster by the narrowest of margins in a high quality & close fought match.
One of the semi finals was also played and this also was on exciting match with the explosive Chris “Critta” Waters narrowly defeating Trevor Austin 2 & 1.
Dick Secomb showed that Thursday Mulligans is his favourite event, returning to the winner’s circle once again. Dick scored 20 points in windy conditions, to beat Andy Phillips on 19. Dick Cleland scored 16, followed by the mercurial Bob Taylor 14, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 13, Kobi Wenzel 10 while Andrew Hall (score withheld) collected the Mars Bar.
In conditions some golfers only dream about, only 5 men turned out to play on Tuesday. Chris “Critta” Waters & David “Jack” Webster played a Bogisch Cup match with Critta winning a tight contest. This only left 3 players to contest the stableford event. The mercurial Bob taylor won with a score of 36, just edging out the genial Andy Phillips on 35. Neil Webster brought up the rear with 25 points.