Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel & the mercurial Bob Taylor were locked together on 20 points in today’s 9 hole mulligan event. Gus was the victor on count back. Andy Phillips, Gordon Kakoschke & Dick Cleland were all locked together on 18 points. Gordon made a welcome return to Thursday golf after being dropped from the ladies’ bowls team.
The Mars Bar went to Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen. It appears that Eddie is still getting over his disappointment from Tuesday.
Three players scored 40 points or better on Tuesday. Leading the pack was the genial David “Jack” Webster with a well earned 42 points. Jack scored 22 points on the front 9 and held his nerve to score 20 points on the back 9. Runner up was the long hitting Chris “Critta” Waters with 41 points. Critta’s score included a 2 stroke penalty for a breach of rule 13-4 for touching or moving loose impediments in a hazard. The infraction was picked up by the eagle eyed colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson. It pays to know the rules! The third player to reach 40 points was none other than the rapidly improving Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen who came undone in the dying stages.with splits of 21/19. All three were promptly dealt with by the acting handicapper, each loosing a stroke from their handicap.
Thomo was next with 38, followed by Neil Webster 37 & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 36. There was a big gap to Dick Cleland who had the best score on the back 9 of 21, for a total of 31. A faster start will be necessary to feature in the prizes. The Mars Bar went to the mercurial Bob Taylor who found himself in some challenging positions. Bob Total was 26, 13 each way.
Dick Secomb was unfazed by his disappointing performance in Thursday’s mulligans, scoring a blistering 41 stableford points to easily win on Saturday. Dick started off as if it was a 9 hole competition scoring a remarkable 24 points on the front 9. Despite tiring on the homeward 9, he held it together sufficiently to add a further 17 points. Runner up was a much improved Chris “Critta” Waters with 38. Trio David “Robbie” Robinson, Dick Cleland & Kobi Wenzel all scored 36 followed by another trio, Michael “Tickers” Tickner, Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel on 33. There was yet another 3 way tie for the Mars Bar, with Shawn “Sheep” Rayson, colourful local identity “Philip “Thomo” Thomson & Mark “Mouldy” Millward locked together with 30 points. Mouldy was awarded the chocolate on a countback.
This week our band of dedicated volunteers followed up the coring of all greens carried out recently by sanding the 10 greens on the Western side of the Barrier Highway. The remaining greens will be sanded next week provided the sand dries out after the rain this week. The greens are looking healthy following the coring and we should enjoy excellent putting conditions in a few weeks time.
The Club is dependant on this small group of volunteer workers who maintain the course and we are extremely grateful for their efforts.
The mercurial Bob Taylor has blitzed today’s mulligan field scoring 24 stableford points for the 9 holes, to win by 4 points. Runner up was David “Jack” Webster with 20. Dick Cleland & Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen both scored 16 after the Dutchman was penalised for taking a preferred lie in the rough on the 9th hole. Mulligan specialist, Dick Secomb was disappointing, failing to follow up on last week’s win, and collecting the Mars Bar with 12 points.
Bob Taylor won Tuesday’s stableford convincingly scoring 37 points. Runner up was Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen moving towards top form with 35. Dick Cleland was third with 34 followed by David “Jack” Webster 32, Andy Phillips & colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson 31 & “Mad” Max Wiech 30. Neil Webster, despite winning nearest the pin on hole 8, received the Mars Bar with a very disappointing 25.
Jack won nearest the pin on hole 4 & Dick on hole 11.
Fourteen players arrived at the club for their favourite event, the stroke round. Club captain Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel is noted throughout the state for his innovative novelty competitions. He did not disappoint on Saturday, adding a count putts competition on newly cored greens which provided plenty of interest.
Kobi Wenzel won the day with a net 73, his first win over 18 holes, 2 strokes clear of five players, David “Jack” Webster, David ‘Robbie” Robinson, Gus, colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson & Dick Cleland on 75. Jack got the golf ball on a count back. Any Phillips, Andrew Spackman & Michael “Tickers” Tickner scored net 76, Chris “Critta” Waters 77, & John Robinson 79.
Two Mars Bars were issued with Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” receiving the senior version & Bradtke Stockman the junior. Both were tailed off.
John Robinson won the putting competition with 29 putts.
Neil Webster broke his handicap with 39 stableford points to narrowly defeat the mercurial Bob Taylor who finished on 38. There was a big gap to the also-rans with Chris “Critta” Waters & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel on 34, followed by Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” on 32. The final trio had a poor day with Andy Phillips & David “Jack” Webster scoring just 27. The Mars Bar went to colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson with only 24.
Dick Secomb showed his preference for the mulligan version of the game once again. Dick scored 19 points to win comfortably by two shots from dynamic duo Andy Philips & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel both on 17. Andy took the golf ball on a count back. A further count back was required to separate Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen & Andrew Hall locked on 13 points. Andrew received the Mars Bar.
David “Jack” Webster showed no signs of fatigue from wrestling with the coring machine during the week, finishing strongly to run down Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel in a count back, both players finishing with 38 points. Michael “Tickers” Tickner was next with 36 followed by the trio of Kobi Wenzel, David “Robbie” Robinson & Dick Cleland on 35. There was a big gap to another trio, Dick Secomb, Andy “Spacky” Spackman & Chris “Critta” Waters on 31. Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson scored 30 while visitor from Tarcowie, Klaus Heymann & Bradtke Stockman scored 21 points. Bradtke received the Mars Bar as Klaus slipped away early.