Thomo Too Strong

Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson proved too strong for Tuesday’s field scoring 39 stableford points & collecting 2 “nearest the pins” on the way. Runner up was Andy Phillips with 37 points.

Philip "Thomo" Thomson
Philip “Thomo” Thomson

Full results were:

  • 39 – Philip “Thomo” Thomson
  • 37 – Andy Phillips
  • 35 – The mercurial Bob Taylor
  • 33 – Michael “Tickers” Tickner, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
  • 32 – David “Jack Webster
  • 29 – Dick Cleland
  • 26 – Neil Webster
  • 19 Klaus Heymann (Mars Bar)

Two Richards Too Good

Richard “Dick” Secomb & Richard “Dick” Cleland scored 40 stableford points each to beat Saturday’s field comfortably by 2 strokes. Dick Secomb got off to a flyer scoring 23 points on the outward 9 while Dick Cleland scored a solid 19 points. At this point Sam Cleland appeared to be in the best position to challenge with a score of 22. Sadly lack fitness showed for both these players and they faded on the homeward 9. Dick Cleland on the other hand showed fitness to be no problem improving to 21 points on the back 9 to claim the win on a count back. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel showed fitness is not an issue if you use a cart finishing third with 38.

Dick Cleland rips a hybid
Dick Cleland rips a hybid

The full results were:

  • – 40 Dick Cleland, Dick Secomb
  • – 38 Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
  • – 37 Michael “Tickers” Tickner
  • – 34 Sam Cleland, Bill McMahon, Andy Spackman, Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson
  • – 29 Mark “Mouldy” Millward
  • – 20 Kobi Wenzel (Mars Bar)

Jack Webster Takes Out Tuesday Stableford

In one of the best rounds for some time David “Jack” Webster scored 49 stableford points on Tuesday. Jack had a short put on the last hole for 50 points but left the put hanging on the rim of the cup. Nonetheless 49 points is quite a good effort. Runner up was Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with 42 points, a score that would win on most days. 

Full results are:

  • 49 – David “Jack” Webster
  • 42 – Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
  • 38 – Patrick Lawler (Yowani Country Clu)
  • 36 – Philip “Thomo” Thomson
  • 35 – Andy Phillips
  • 33 – Derek Fletcher
  • 31 Michael “Tickers” Tickner
  • 30 – Dick Cleland
  • 29 – Klaus Heymann (Tarcowie)
  • 24 – Chris “Critta” Waters (MARS BAR)

The Mulligan Specialist Strikes Again

Mulligan specialist Dick Secomb was too good once again despite the excellent scores by other players. Only 5 players fronted in beautiful conditions for golf and a mark of the good scores was the Mars Bar going to David  “Jack” Webster with 19 points.

Dick Secomb
Dick Secomb

Scores were:

  • 22 – Dick Secomb
  • 20 – Michael “Tickkers” Tickner (runner up on count back), Sam Cleland, Dick Cleland
  • 19 David “Jack” Webster (Mars Bar)

Andrew Hall Wins High Scoring Mulligans

Andrew Hall scored 22 stableford points to win today’s 9 hole mulligan competition by one point from Andy Phillips.

Andrew Hall
Andrew Hall

A countback was required at the other end of the field to determine the Mars Bar recipient.

Full results

  • Andrew Hall 23
  • Andy Phillips 22
  • Sam Cleland 19
  • David “Jack” Webster 19
  • Dick Secomb 19
  • Michael “Tickers” Tickner 16
  • Dick Cleland 16 (Mars Bar)

Kobi Wenzel Beats Senior Field

Kobi Wenzel (file photo)
Kobi Wenzel (file photo)

Kobi Wenzel won yesterday’s stableford with 39 points despite fading on the back 9. Runner up was Bob Taylor with 37 on a 4 way count back from Mark “Mouldy” Millward, colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson & Dick Cleland. Dick seemed to choke having accumulated 30 points after 12 but could only manage 7 points on the last 6.

There was then a big gap to Michael “Tickers” Tickner on 33, David “Jack” Webster 30, & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 29. The Mars Bar went to Pat Hallion with 24 points.

Burra Hotels’ Ambrose

The Burra Hotels Ambrose was held today with 34 players competing.

In the handicap event: 

The winning team was the Ted Mullary Gang from Clare comprising Phil Dohnt, Ted Dickinson  Snipper Bennett & Phil Skeers, who scored a gross score of 62 to beat the Burra Mercurials (Michael “Tickers” Tickner, the mercurial Bob Taylor, David “Jack” Webster & Neil Webster) on a count back.

The Ted Mullary Gang, the winning team
The Ted Mullary Gang, the winning team

In the handicap event:

  • the Burra Mercurials won with a net 52
  • in 2nd place with a net 57 was Team: Albert despite losing their number 1 player Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke at the last minute. The team comprised Dick Cleland, Sam Cleland, Bob Perry & Andrew Hall,
  • 3rd Burra Hotel (Michael Shepley, Paul O’Brien, Pat Hallion & colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson) net 58.5.
  • 4th The Cadell Mexicans  net 60.625 (Ken Fey, Scott McDona;d, Rod Zerner, Cody Campbell).
  • 5th Team Mark net 61.5 (Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel, Kobi Wenzel,Mark “Mouldy” Millward & Andrew Spackman).
  • 6th Team Peterborough net 61.5 (P Brearley, R Haggerty, D Norman & K Heymann).
  • 7th Riverton net 62 ( Rob BraLidsma, Brian Reaney, Des Lowry & Matt McCauley).
  • 8th Morgan net62.25 (Troy Moxham, Phil Zerner, Simon Reusch & Andrew Modistach).
  • Mars Bar Team Critta/Bruce net 80.5 (Chris “Critta” Waters, Bruce Kerr). 

Team Albert got into some trouble on hole 3 when all 4 players drove out of bounds. They all played their 3rd from the tee & 3 of those went out of bounds.

THe Burra Golf Club would like to thank the sponsors for this day:

  • Coppers Brewery
  • Commercial Hotel, Burra
  • The Burra Hotel
  • The Royal Exchange Hotel, Burra
  • The Bon Accord Hotel

Jack Webster Wins Mulligans for Second Week in a Row

David “Jack” Webster continued his brilliant form of late to score 23 points in today’s 9 hole mulligan competition. Runner up was Michael “Tickers’ Tickner with a creditable 22 points.Dick Cleland finished third with 20 points followed by Andrew Hall 19,Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 17 & Bob Taylor 16. A count back was required to separate Peter Mengerson, Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke & Kobi Wenzel for the Mars Bar, all of them having finished with 14 points. Kobi got the confectionery after the count back was applied.

David "jack" Webster lets one fly off the 3rd tee.
David “jack” Webster lets one fly off the 3rd tee.

Program of Fun & Information for Golf Club AGM

The Golf Club AGM will be held on October 25 and all members are urged to attend. Nomination forms for committee are available in the clubhouse and must be returned to the secretary by October 18.

The program is set below. Times are approximate :

  • 4:00 pm – 2 man 9 hole Ambrose
  • 6:30 pm – Free BBQ
  • 7:30 pm – AGM
  • 8:00 pm – Members discussion of business plan & future direction of the cub

Refreshments will be available from the bar throughout the night.