Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen took the Mars Bar with a score of 25 stableford points on a count back from Bob Taylor. The Dutchman became the first player to receive the magnificent new perpetual trophy for the Mars Bar. The competition was won by Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with 37 points just one point ahead of the ever consistent Pat Hallion & the equally inconsistent Mark “Mouldy” Millward.
37 – Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
36 – Pat Hallion, Mark “Mouldy” Millward
34 – Peter Weiss
33 – Andy Phillips, colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson
32 – Andy Spackman, David “Jack” Webster
30 – Michael “Tickers” Tickner
28 – Trevor Maxted, Chris “Critta” Waters
27 – Matt Opperman
26 – Dick Cleland
25 – Bob Taylor, Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen (Mars Bar)
This morning’s mulligan players had no excuse for their poor scores as the weather was perfect for golf. Broken Hill visitor Allan Crombie beat the locals with a score of 17 stableford points. Runner up was David “Jack” Webster with 16, followed by three players, Dick Cleland, Bob Taylor & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel on 15. A count back was required to determine the Mars Bar with Andy Phillips & Peter Mengerson both on 13. Peter received the confectionery.
Michael “Tickers” Tickner faded over the closing stages of today’s stableford to be caught by David “Jack” Webster & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel. Jack was successful in winning on a count bask with Gus placed second. While Tickers remains bookmakers’ favourite for the club championships Jack lies equal second at the moment & stamina will become critical in the match play stages.
36 – David “ Jack” Webster, Russell Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel, Michael “Tickers” Tickner
Michael “Tickers” Tickner extended his lead although scores were affected by the weather. Tickers scored 88 off the stick to take his total to 170. Pat hallion, Dick Cleland, and defending champion Matt Opperman who was playing his first qualifying round also had 88 off the stick.
In B grade only 3 payers have played 2 rounds and colourful local identity, Philip “Tommo” Thomson leads with 192.
In C grade no one has yet played 2 rounds but Kobi Wenzel leads the way with 107.
The handicap event was a close run affair with Pat Hallion beating Dick Cleland on a count back, both scoring net 72, while Andy Spackman was just one back on net 73.
72 – Pat Hallion, Dick Cleland
73 – Andy Spackman
75 – Chris “Critta” Waters
76 – Michael “Tickers” Tickner
77 – Trevor Maxted
78 – Matt Opperman, David “Jack” Webster
81 – Mark “Mouldy” Millward, Andy Phillips
82 – Neil Webster, Kobi Wenzel
83 – Philip “Tommo” Thomson
85 – Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
91 – Peter Weiss (Mars Bar) (returning from long break)
The weather gave the golfers everything yesterday starting with freezing high winds and dust before rain made conditions even colder and more uncomfortable.
Michael “Tickers” Tickner showed that he has honed his game to cope with whatever conditions the weather throws up carding a fine score of 38 points in the trying conditions. This places Tickers in outright early favoritism for Club Championships but there is nearly 4 months before the final is played. Runner up, Neil Webster, also played well scoring 36 but you can’t say that for anyone else.
What was particularly disappointing was that 4 players wimped out pulling out half way round. They were Pat Hallion, Klaus Heymann, Trevor Maxted & David “Jack” Webster. Let’s hope we don’t get any bad weather for the finals or we may see a lot of forfeits.
38 – Michael “Tickers” Tickner
36 Neil Webster
30 – Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
25 – Andy Phillips
22 – Dick Cleland (Mars Bar)
DNF – Pat Hallion, Klaus Heymann, Trevor Maxted, David “Jack” Webster
Saturday saw the first round of qualifying for the Club Championships with Michael “Tickers” Tickner taking an early lead with 82. David “Jack” Webster is only 1 stroke back but then there is a 3 stroke gap to Pat Hallion. Pat won the handicap event of the day with a net 69 while Tickers & Jack were 1 back with net 70. Tickers was runner up on a count back.
69 – Pat Hallion
70 – Michael “Tickers” Tickner, David “Jack” Webster
77 – Philip “Tommo” Thomson, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
80 – Andy Phillips
82 – Dick Cleland, Trevor Maxted
83 – Andy Spackman, Bob Taylor
88 – Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen (Mars Bar)
With the exception of Bob Taylor today’s mulligan scores were abysmal. Bob scored 20 points to win by 5, a huge margin for 9 holes. Runner up was Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with just 15. Andy Phillips was third with 13, while Andrew Hall & Dick Secomb scored 12. Dick Cleland took the Mars Bar with 11.
The scores were not brilliant by any means but only 7 strokes separated first & last. Your correspondent was not present & as I have not been given the results of any count backs I can only assume that Tickers won.
Results: 36 – Michael “Tickers” Tickner, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
35 – Colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson