Saturday was the final day of the summer season and interest was added by dividing the round into 3 separate competitions. The first 6 holes where played as a par round, holes 7-12 as stableford & holes 13-18 as stroke. Dick Cleland won the par comp with a blistering plus 4 for 6 holes. Runner up was Chris “Critta Waters with plus 2. The stableford competition was decided by count back with colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson & Dick Secomb both scoring 15 points for the 6 holes. Thomo got the nod on the count back. The stroke comp was won by Pat Hallion with a red hot net score of 21 2/3 from Dick Cleland with 23 2/3.
The overall winner was decided by a points system devised by club captain Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel and which I cannot fault. Overall winnner was Dick Cleland with Pat Hallion runner up. Bob Taylor got the Mars Bar.
27 – Dick Cleland
22 – Pat Hallion, Dick Secomb, colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson
12 year old Kobi Wenzel continued his David & Goliath routine defeating David “Jack” Webster in a hard fought final of the Jennison Summer Handicap Matchplay Cup. Jack faced the tough task of having to concede 17 strokes to his young opponent. Kobi took an early lead winning the 3rd hole. Jack won three in a row to go 2 up after 8, but Kobi won holes 9 & 10 to draw level. Jack won hole 11 to go 1 up, but Kobi won holes 12, 13 & 15 to go 2 up. With holes 16 & 17 halved Kobi ran out winner 2&1. Congratulations to both players on a well played & keenly contested final.
A surprisingly small field of four turned out for 9 holes of mulligans despite a beautiful Autumn morning. Even more surprising was that, with exception of Dick Secomb, the scores were extremely poor. Dick scored 20 stableford points to win by 4. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel & Andy Phillips tied with 16 points with Gus receiving the benefit of the count back system. Dick Cleland took the Mars Bar with 15 points which can be directly attributed to 5 putts on the 13th.
David “Jack” Webster struck top form to sweep aside Andy Spackman in their Jennison Handicap Matchplay Cup semi final 6 & 4. Jack will now meet the all conquering Kobi Wenzel next Saturday in the final. Andy was a bit stiff to meet Jack at the top of his game.
Michael “Tickers” Tickner showed calm nerves as he carded 39 stableford points in windy conditions. Dick Secomb was travelling like a winner with 2 holes to go but his game fell apart under pressure & he had to be satisfied with 2nd place with 38 points.
Bob Taylor’s day started badly & got progressively worse & he collected the Mars Bar with 24 points.
39 – Michael “Tickers” Tickner
38 – Dick Secomb
35 – colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson, Dick Cleland, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
Bob Taylor scored 21 stableford points to win today’s mulligan competition. Dick Cleland, whose form is much improved finished 2nd just one point shy on 20. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel scored 17 while Dick Secomb scored 16. Andy Phillips took the Mars Bar with 15 points.
Seven players faced off on Tuesday with all scoring reasonably well. Pat Hallion & Chris “Critta” Waters both scored 32 points only to find themselves contesting the Mars Bar. One of them would have received the Mars Bar on a count back but your correspondent was not there so we do not know & we do not care.
Kobi Wenzel does it again! Hot on his convincing semi final win in the Jennison Cup over Thomo, Kobi has scored 42 stableford points to cruise to his first win in this annual event. Runner up was Dick Cleland on 39, followed by Philip Johns (Pt Pirie Golf Club) 37, while Mark “Mouldy” Millward & Andy Phillips both scored 36.
At the other end of the field there were some serious contenders for the Mars Bar. Tony Davies (Kapunda Golf Club) scored 26, Andrew Hall 25, Klaus Heymann 23 & Gary Moore (Tarcowie Golf Club) 20.
42 – Kobi Wenzel
39 – Dick Cleland
37 – Philip Johns (Pt Pirie)
36 – Mark “Mouldy” Millward, Andy Phillips
35 – Austin Henstridge (Blalklava), Kelly Stott (Balaklava), Michael “Tickers” Tickner, David “Jack” Webster, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
Six players not involved in Jennison Cup matches played a stableford competition. Dick Cleland ran out winner beating Bob Taylor on a count back after both scored 39 points. Bob scored 21 on the front & 18 on the back while Dick scored 19 on front & 20 on the back. Hot on their heels were Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel & Michael “Tickers” Tickner on 38. At the other end of the field it was a close thing for the Mars Bar with Bob Perry on 28, just 1 ahead of the recipient Dick Secomb on 27.
One semi final & 2 quarter finals were played in the Jennison Summer Handicap Match Play Cup on Saturday.
In the semi final, 12 year old Kobi Wenzel comprehensively beat colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson 4&3.
The quarter finals were much closer with Andrew Spackman defeating Pat Hallion 3&2 & David “Jack” Webster beating Mark “Mouldy” Millward 2 up. Andrew & Jack will now play for the right to meet Kobi in the final.