Jack Webster takes Australia Day Classic as The Flying Dutchman Blows Commanding Lead

Jack Webster
Jack Webster

Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen stormed to an early lead with 24 points on the front 9 with David “Jack” Webster was hot on the Dutchman’s heals with 22. Jack continued his strong form on the homeward 9 with a solid 20 points for a total of 42. This is a culmination of improved form by Jack over the past few rounds. The Dutchman faltered on the back 9 for another 16 points and a total of 40. The damage to the Dutchman’s score occurred between the 10th & 14th before he recovered over the last 4 holes. This would suggest that fitness is lacking in the mental rather than physical department. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel was third with a solid 19/20 39 points, while colourful local identity, Philip “Thomo” Thomson scored 38. Once again Thomo showed the benefit of improved fitness with a 18/20 split. There was a big gap to Mark “Mouldy” Millward on 34. This was promising, however, in that Mouldy seems to be emerging from a period of dismal form at long last. Dick Secomb scored 33 followed by David “Robbie” Robinson & the mercurial Bob Taylor locked on 32.

The rest of the field fared poorly all failing to score 30 points. Andy Phillips could only manage a 14/14 28 points while Chris “Critta” Waters had a 14/13 27. Kobi Wenzel scored an improved 25 points with a 14/11 split suggesting a fade in concentration on the back 9. Denis Little was welcomed back to the club with the Mars Bar. Denis’ score on the homeward 9 (which has been withheld from publication) suggests a lack of match fitness.

The Flying Dutchman
The Flying Dutchman

The handicapper has been busy taking a stroke off both Jack & The Flying Dutchman. The Dutchman has now lost 3 strokes since January 14. On the other side of the ledger it is sad to see that both Thomo & Critta have drifted out a stroke.

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