Last Tuesday Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson set a scorching pace completing the front 9 with 23 points and 1 over par 37. Once again Thomo was unable to hold his form on the back 9 scoring 15 points (9 over par 45). This score was, however, sufficient for him to scrape over the line just 1 point ahead of Neil Webster on 37. The mercurial Bob Taylor & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel both scored 32 while Dick Cleland & Andy Phillips scored 28.
David “Jack” Webster took the Mars Bar with a score of 22, but it should be noted that Jack was suffering severe aches & pains from wrestling with the coring machine on the greens on Monday.
Andy Phillips returned to near his best form to narrowly defeat the mercurial Bob Taylor who has now had consecutive good rounds. Andy scored 39 points to Bob’s 38. There was a significant gap to the trio of Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel, Kobi Wenzel and Michael “Tickers” Tickner who all finished on 34. Tarcowie visitor, Klaus Heymann scored 30 and Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen scored 27.
Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson had a round best forgotten taking the Mars Bar with a mere 23 points.
The mercurial Bob Taylor won Tuesday’s stableford comfortably with 38 points. There was a three way tie for second with Neil Webster, colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson & Russell “Gus the Good Guy“ Wenzel all on 36 & Andy Phillips on 35. Scores fell away dramatically after that with Chris “Critta Waters on 28, David “Jack” Webter on 28 & the Mars bar went to Graham Webster with 26.
Members are reminded that the AGM will be held next Thursday at 8:00 pm at the clubhouse. This year we will be presenting the Club’s business plan to members and you will have the opportunity to add your input.
After the meeting there will be drinks and nibbles and the opportunity for members and committee members to exchange views.
Please make every effort to attend as we want your input.
Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson sprinted to a commanding early lead in yesterday’s par round. After 9 holes Thomo was 5 up against the card and only 2 strokes over par. Disaster struck on the back 9 with Thomo losing holes 10, 11, & 12 to reduce his score to a modest +2. Another Thomson melt down was avoided as Thomo managed to steady the ship and finish with a score of +3. Runner up was Aarun Bihun on a countback from Andy Spackman both on +1. David “Robie” Robinson & David “Jack” webster both finished square while Michael “Tickers” Tickner followed with -1, followed by Brett Wallis, Kobi Wenzel & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel all on -3. Things fell away badly after this with Andy Phillips -5, Mark “Mouldy” Millward -6, Dick Cleland -7 and the Mars Bar went to Dick secomb with -8.
Only four players competed in today’ mulligan event over 9 holes with Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel winning with 19 points. Runner up was Dick Secomb on a countback from young Bob Taylor after both were locked together on 18. Dick Cleland took the Mars Bar with 17.
There will be no mulligan event next Thursday because the Mid North Veterans will be playing at Burra.
Perfect weather greeted players on Sunday for the hotels Day Ambrose. The Spacky #1 team of L & M Spackman, J Tuck & D Bernhardt, took out the trophy with a 10 under par 62 that included 2 eagles.
The handicap winners were the Crystal Brook #1 team of P tyler, A Steff, R Kupsch & M Coates with a net 54.125. Other handicap results were Spacky #2 net 56, Riverton 57.25, Cleland 58.625, Phillips 60, Gaslight 62.2 Scrubbers 63, Crystal Brook #2 64.
The Big Day Out prize (Mars Bar) went to the aptly named Scruffs made up of Chris “Critta” Waters, colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson & Mark “Mouldy” Millward. Mouldy left early to avoid being photographed but we found an appropriate photo in the archives.
Players were dismayed when they arrived for golf today to find a stroke competition had been programed. While it could be argued that they should have checked the program and chosen to help their wives in the garden, nobody expects a stroke round in the summer.
The scores were not impressive but Michael “Tickers” Tickner won the day with a net 73, 3 strokes above his handicap. Dick Cleland was runner up with a net 75, a score bad enough to see the acting handicapper add 2 strokes to his handicap.. Andrew Spackman scored a net 76, followed by Kobi Wenzel & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” wenzel with net 79, colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson net 81, Mark “Mouldy” Millward net 83 & Luke Spackman net 85.
In a remarkable double, frequent visitor, Klaus Heymann from Tarcowie Golf Club won both the count putts competition & the Mars Bar, the first time this has happened.
Kobi Wenzel won today’s 9-hole mulligans making it a clean sweep for the school holidays. Coming to the last hole tied with Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke, Kobi held his nerve scoring 2 points while the Chook Man’s game fell apart leaving him scoreless on the last hole. Kobi scored 22 points while, to add insult to injury, young Bob Taylor got up to beat the Chook Man on a countback, both scoring 20 points. Dicks Cleland & Secomb both finished with 18 points. Andrew Hall took the Mars Bar with 13.
Today’s stableford was won by visitor Anton De Ver from the Moe Golf Club. Playing off a 9 handicap Anton scored 37 points. A countback was required to determine the runner up with Neil Webster edging out young Bob Taylor, both just 1 point back on 36. The scores tailed off after this with David “Jack” webster on 32, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” wenzel 31, Kobi Wenzel 27 & Chase Webster 25.
The Mars Bar went to chairman Dick Cleland with a very sad 23.