Scores were unimpressive in yesterday’s men’s stableford event. The mercurial Bob Taylor was best with 36 points. Runner up was Graham Webster with 34 followed well back by Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel & “Mad” Max Wiech on 30. Dick Cleland scored 29 & Chris “Critta” Waters 28. The tail of the field was made up of next Sunday’s B Grade finalists David “Jack” Webster with 25 points & Andy Phillips who took the Mars Bar with just 19 points. We hope they both find better form on Sunday.
Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke won the delayed semi final defeating Kobi Wenzel 7&6 to set up a clash with arch rival the mercurial Bob Taylor in the C Grade final next Sunday.
Eight remaining players contested a par round with David “Jack” Webster showing himself to be approaching top form for the upcoming B Grade final on Sunday. Jack scored 3 up to comfortably beat runner up the a fore mentioned Bob Taylor who finished square. Mark “Mouldy” Millward and A Grade contender Michael “Tickers” Tickner were next with -2. Dick Secomb finished with -3 while Dick Cleland & visitor Ric Wale scored -4. Dick was -7 after 9 holes but no one can come back from there.
The Mars Bar went to colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson with -5.
Championship semi finals were played on Saturday setting up a titanic clash in both A & B grades.
In A grade, defending champion Matt Opperman had little trouble in sweeping aside Dick Cleland 7 & 5. In the other match 2016 champion Michael “Tickers” Tickner came from behind to defeat Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 2 & 1.
In B grade Andy Phillips defeated Andy Spackman 4 & 3 while David “Jack” Webster defeated Mark “Mouldy” Millward 1 up in the match of the day.
In C grade the mercurial Bob Taylor caused a major upset defeating pre race favourite Neil Webster 2 up. The remaining C grade semi final between Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke & Kobi Wenzel is to be played next week.
There were only 4 players not involved in the championships and they played a stableford. Winner was Trevor Maxted with 33 points.Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke was runner up on a count back from colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson both omn 30. The Mars Bar went to potential new member Richard “Pickles” Matz.
Bob Taylor continued his dominance of the mulligan competition scoring 23 stableford points despite strong winds. Kobi Wenzel, on school holidays, was runner up just 1 back on 22. Dick Secomb started in spectacular fashion but faded to finish 3rd with 19. Other scores were Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 18, Michael “Tickers” Tickner 17, Andrew Hall & Dick Cleland 16, while Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke had considerable problems with his putting and took the Mars Bar with 10.
Mercurial Bob Taylor took out Thursday’s Mulligan competition for the 2nd week in a row. Despite a late fade Bob held off Michael “Tickers” Tickner by 1 point 20 points to 19. Andy Phillips & David “Jack” Webster both scored 18 followed by Dick Cleland on 17. Peter Mengerson scored 15 after blowing the final hole while Andrew Hall took the Mars Bar.
Only 6 players ventured out into the low temperatures & high winds on Saturday, the rest are a bunch of wimps.
Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel & Neil Webster played their Bogisch Cup quarter final with Neil proving too strong 3&2. This supports my theory that a bye in the first round is a disadvantage as your competitor comes with recent successful match play experience.
The remaining 4 players played a par round with Andy Phillips proving too strong yet again with a score of plus 1. Mark “Mouldy” Millward put up a creditable display to finish second all square despite his game being unsuitable for windy weather. Dick Cleland finished with -3 while Michael “Tickers” Tickner took the Mars Bar with -5. All players started strongly and were all a chance at the turn but the conditions gradually wore down Dick & Tickers.
Players faced wild & windy conditions for today’s mulligans. The mercurial Bob Taylor seemed to ignore the wind scoring an effortless 22 stableford points. Runner up was Michael “Tickers” Tickner enjoying retirement & playing mulligans for the first time. Michael scored 20 points. Dick Cleland & Andy Phillips both scored 17 points. The rest of the field struggled in the wind with David “Jack” Webster 13, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 12, Peter Mengerson 11 & Sam Cleland took the Mars Bar once again with 7.
Andy Phillips has proved his critics wrong. Despite strong winds that made scoring difficult Andy was able to post a handicap equalling 38 stableford points, something his opponents could not do. Next best were Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel & Dick Cleland on 34 points with the count back favouring Gus. The mercurial Bob Taylor & David “Jack” Webster scored 33 while David “Robbie” Robinson scored 29. Chris “Critta” Waters completed the round without losing a ball, the first time anyone can remember this happening. This did not, however, prevent Critta from receiving the Mars Bar with 27 points.
Players not involved in Bogisch Cup duties on Saturday played a stableford competition. The only player to show any form was Andy Spackman who won easily with a score of 37. The runner up, 4 points back on 33 was colourful local sporting identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson. Thomo’s round was encouraging, however, as he is coming back from injury and should soon be in top form. He scored 19 points on the homeward 9 which will be extremely encouraging to all of his fans. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel was next with 31 followed by Michael “Tickers” Tickner on 29. Andy Phillips’ run of good form seems to have come to an end managing just 27 points following a disappointing performance in Thursday’s mulligans. The Mars Bar went to the mercurial Bob Taylor with just 23 points.
Three of the four required matches of the round of 16 were played on Saturday. David “Jack” Webster was in superb form seeing off Dick Cleland 6 & 4. Jack was only 3 over the card when the match finished.
Brother Neil was also successful despatching Mark “Mouldy” Millward 4 & 2.
The third match was between the club’s oldest & youngest players with the adage “the old dog for the hard road” being [proved correct. Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke finally victorious over Kobi Wenzel in a tough & exciting match 2 & 1.