Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel was in red hot form for today’s mulligan comp. Gus scored 24 stableford points for the 9 holes to win convincingly. Runner up was Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke with 20 points. The Chook Man was able to play because of a recess in ladies bowls. Dick Cleland, who had a run of 3 putt greens was next with 19. Colourful local identity “Philip “Thomo” Thomson scored 15 while the Mars Bar went to Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen with 9 points. Despite his low score Eddie did not use any mulligans as he was in one of his funny moods.
Only 3 players turned out for golf on Boxing Day as most were still engaged in family Christmas activities. Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson was victorious with 37 stableford points to narrowly defeat Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen who scored 36. The Mars Bar went to David “Jack” Webster with 30 points.
Kobi Wenzel followed up Thursday’s win with a blistering 43 stableford points on Saturday. This left him 4 points clear of Michael “Tickers” Tickner & colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson both on 39. Tickers took 2nd on a count back as Thomo choked on the homeward 9. Next were a trio on 37, David “Robbie” Robinson, Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen & David “Jack” Webster. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” scored 36 followed by visitors Josh & Tim Branch from Home Hill Golf Club, Queensland with 32 each. Andrew Phillips scored 31 while Dick Cleland could only manage 29.
Chris “Critta” Waters took the Mars Bar with 25.
Many people have wondered why these reports are being posted later than usual. Your correspondent has upgraded from ADSL to NBN (fibre to the node) & it now takes 2 days to do what previously took 20 minutes. In fact as I write this, the Internet is down yet again.
One hour later we are finally online so here goes. Oh no! It has dropped out again!
With school holidays we were joined by students Kobi Wenzel 11, & Bradtke Stockman 12. Kobi blew the field away with 26 points while Bradtke was runner up with 22.
Best of the older generation was mulligan specialist Dick Secomb who also scored 22 but was beaten by Bradtke on a count back. The rest of the field scored relatively poorly with next best Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with 17 followed by Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Kuelen 15, Dick Cleland & Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke (no ladies bowls) both on 14. The Mars Bar went to Andy Phillips who finished with 13.
A contest of gargantuan proportions took place on Tuesday between Neil Webster & Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen who were playing in the same group. The Dutchman struck first with a birdie for 4 points on the 1st hole but with both players playing above themselves Neil had edged ahead at the turn with 23 points to Eddie’s 22. On the back 9 both had anxious moments but managed to get back on track. At the finish Eddie had drawn level with 19 to Neil’s 18 on the homeward 9, for totals of 41 each, which saw Eddie claim the day on a count back.
David “Jack” Webster was third with 37, followed by Kobi Wenzel 36, Andrew Phillips 34, Mark “Mouldy” Millward 33, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 31, Dick Cleland 30 and taking the Mars Bar Bradtke Stockman 28.
Only 4 players contested today’s mulligans in ideal conditions, but the contest was tight and all players returned good scores. The winner was Dick Cleland with 22 points after his putt on the final hole sat on the edge of the cup before falling in for 3 points. Runner up was Andy Phillips with 21 followed by Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with 20 Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen took the Mars Bar with a remarkably good 18 points.
Eddie was the only player to have a scrub and could have easily featured in the finish but for some confusion between mulligans and provisional balls. It is perhaps pertinent that Dick was the only player to use all 3 mulligans showing that besides playing good golf it is important to understand the competition you are playing.
Chris “Critta” Waters swept to victory yesterday with an outstanding 42 stableford points. David “Jack” Webster led at the turn with 22 points closely followed by Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen on 21 while Critta was 2 further back on 19. Critta stormed home with 23 on the back 9 while Jack & the Dutchman faded with 15 each. Jack held on to 2nd with 37 while the Dutchman was third on 36. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel had an even though uninspiring 35 followed by Neil Webster on 33. The Mars Bar went to “Mad” Max Weich who was well placed with 18 points at the turn but faded in spectacular fashion to finish with 31.
Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel’s popular par3 competition will be held this coming Saturday & next Tuesday for the ladies.
The 20 hole course is a unique challenge with some interesting combinations of tees & greens.
Not to be missed.
A field of 14 took to the links in perfect weather on Saturday to contest the much loved stableford competition.
Dick Secomb proved the experts wrong by comfortably completing 18 holes with 41 points. His 9 hole split of 21/20 showed no signs of fading on the run home. Runner up was Dick Cleland with 37 points, finding that 15 holes of good golf was no match for the masterly Secomb. Two strokes further back on 35 were a clutch of golfers consisting of Geoff Ashby (Peterborough), Andy Phillips, David “Robbie” Robinson, Andy Spackman & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel. Luke Spackman scored 34 followed by Mark “Mouldy” Millward, Michael “Tickers” Tickner & Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen all on 33. Chris “Critta” Waters scored 32 & Bob Perry 31.
Of great concern is the continuing poor form of colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson. Thomo has received the Mars Bar for the last 3 Saturdays and is showing no sign of regaining the form we all know he is capable of. Thomo scored 30 points & while Thomo is despondent his grandchildren are delighted by the constant supply of Mars Bars.
The club’s solar panels were installed yesterday which will see our electricity bills plummet. The installation of the 5.8 kw system was made possible with grants from the Regional Council of Goyder & the Waterloo Wind Farm. A power diverter has been installed so that the hot water system will only heat when excess solar power is available.