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Dick Secomb Stars – Thomo Takes 3rd Consecutive Mars Bar

A field of 14 took to the links in perfect weather on Saturday to contest the much loved stableford competition.

Dick Secomb lets one rip
Dick Secomb lets one rip

Dick Secomb proved the experts wrong by comfortably completing 18 holes with 41 points. His 9 hole split of 21/20 showed no signs of fading on the run home. Runner up was Dick Cleland with 37 points, finding that 15 holes of good golf was no match for the masterly Secomb. Two strokes further back on 35 were a clutch of golfers consisting of Geoff Ashby (Peterborough), Andy Phillips, David “Robbie” Robinson, Andy Spackman & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel. Luke Spackman scored 34 followed by Mark “Mouldy” Millward, Michael “Tickers” Tickner & Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen all on 33. Chris “Critta” Waters scored 32 & Bob Perry 31.

Thomo takes the Mars Bar again
Thomo takes the Mars Bar again

Of great concern is the continuing poor form of colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson. Thomo has received the Mars Bar for the last 3 Saturdays and is showing no sign of regaining the form we all know he is capable of. Thomo scored 30 points & while Thomo is despondent his grandchildren are delighted by the constant supply of Mars Bars.

Burra Golf Club Goes Solar

The solar panels being installed
The solar panels being installed
The finished Job
The finished Job

The club’s solar panels were installed yesterday which will see our electricity bills plummet. The installation of the 5.8 kw system was made possible with grants from the Regional Council of Goyder & the Waterloo Wind Farm. A power diverter has been installed so that the hot water system will only heat when excess solar power is available.

Whisky Tasting No Bar to Winning Golf

Dick Cleland
Dick Cleland

Dick Cleland followed up last night’s Burra Malt Club tasting with a stunning 41 stableford points to demolish today’s field. Dick was advised by his physician 15 years ago of the health benefits of drinking single malt whisky and he has followed this advice assiduously ever since. Runner up was David “Jack” Webster on a count back from colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson, both scoring 36. Chris “Critta” Waters scored 33 followed by the mercurial Bob Taylor on 32. A count back was required to award the Mars Bar with Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” & Neil Webster both scoring 31. Neil received the confectionery.

Critta Cruises to Crushing Climax

Chris "Critta" Waters
Chris “Critta” Waters

Chris “Critta” Waters was the only player to break his handicap with a score of +3 in Saturday’s par competition. A clutch of players finished square with Kobi Wenzel taking second on a count back from grandpa Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel & Dick Secomb. Dick showed once again that he is better suited to 9 hole competitions leading the field with +3 at the turn before fading on the homeward 9. Dick Cleland, Mark “Mouldy” Millward & David “Jack” Webster  scored -1, followed by Geoff Ashby (Peterborough), Michael “Tickers” Tickner & Brett Wallis on -2 & David “Robbie” Robinson -3.

Thomo takes the Mars Bar again
Thomo takes the Mars Bar again

A count back was needed to determine the Mars Bar be tween Bob Perry & colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson who both finished with -4. Thomo received the confectionery.

Count Back Required in Mulligans

Gus The Good Guy admires his drive on the road hole.
Gus The Good Guy admires his drive on the road hole.

Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel & the mercurial Bob Taylor were locked together on 20 points in today’s 9 hole mulligan event. Gus was the victor on count back. Andy Phillips, Gordon Kakoschke & Dick Cleland were all locked together on 18 points. Gordon made a welcome return to Thursday golf after being dropped from the ladies’ bowls team.

The Flying Dutchman looking disconsolate.
The Flying Dutchman looking disconsolate.

The Mars Bar went to Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen. It appears that Eddie is still getting over his disappointment from Tuesday.

Blistering Scores in Mid Week Stableford as Bob Taylor Takes Mars Bar

Bob Taylor evaluates a challenging shot
Bob Taylor evaluates a challenging shot
David "Jack" Webster
David “Jack” Webster

Three players scored 40 points or better on Tuesday. Leading the pack was the genial David “Jack” Webster with a well earned 42 points. Jack scored 22 points on the front 9 and held his nerve to score 20 points on the back 9. Runner up was the long hitting Chris “Critta” Waters with 41 points. Critta’s score included a 2 stroke penalty for a breach of rule 13-4 for touching or moving loose impediments in a hazard. The infraction was picked up by the eagle eyed colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson. It pays to know the rules! The third player to reach 40 points was none other than the rapidly improving Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen who came undone in the dying stages.with splits of 21/19. All three were promptly dealt with by the acting handicapper, each loosing a stroke from their handicap.

The Flying Dutchman pushes his tee shot on the 16th. This shot may have cost him the competition.

Thomo was next with 38, followed by Neil Webster 37 & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 36. There was a big gap to Dick Cleland who had the best score on the back 9 of 21, for a total of 31. A faster start will be necessary to feature in the prizes. The Mars Bar went to the mercurial Bob Taylor who found himself in some challenging positions. Bob Total was 26, 13 each way.

 

 

Thomo attempts a short putt on the 18th
Thomo attempts a short putt on the 18th
Thomo's next putt
Thomo’s next putt

 

 

Dick Secomb in Dramatic Form Reversal

Dick Secomb
Dick Secomb

Dick Secomb was unfazed by his disappointing performance in Thursday’s mulligans, scoring a blistering 41 stableford points to easily win on Saturday. Dick started off as if it was a 9 hole competition scoring a remarkable 24 points on the front 9. Despite tiring on the homeward 9, he held it together sufficiently to add a further 17 points. Runner up was a much improved Chris “Critta” Waters with 38. Trio David “Robbie” Robinson, Dick Cleland & Kobi Wenzel all scored 36 followed by another trio, Michael “Tickers” Tickner, Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel on 33. There was yet another 3 way tie for the Mars Bar, with Shawn “Sheep” Rayson, colourful local identity “Philip “Thomo” Thomson & Mark “Mouldy” Millward locked together with 30 points. Mouldy was awarded the chocolate on a countback.

Mark "Mouldy" Millward (archival photo)
Mark “Mouldy” Millward (archival photo)

Sanding of Greens Underway

Sanding the 11th green
Sanding the 11th green

This week our band of dedicated volunteers followed up  the coring of all greens carried out recently by sanding the 10 greens on the Western side of the Barrier Highway. The remaining greens will be sanded next week provided the sand dries out after the rain this week. The greens are looking healthy following the coring and we should enjoy excellent putting conditions in a few weeks time.

The Club is dependant on this small group of volunteer workers who maintain the course and we are extremely grateful for their efforts.

A group of experts examine a mechanical fault in the sanding machine.
A group of experts examine a mechanical fault in the sanding machine.

 

Mercurial Bob Again

Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor shows his form.

The mercurial Bob Taylor has blitzed today’s mulligan field scoring 24 stableford points for the 9 holes, to win by 4 points. Runner up was David “Jack” Webster with 20. Dick Cleland & Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen both scored 16 after the Dutchman was penalised for taking a preferred lie in the rough on the 9th hole. Mulligan specialist, Dick Secomb was disappointing, failing to follow up on last week’s  win, and collecting the Mars Bar with 12 points.

Dick Secomb
Dick Secomb

The Mercurial Bob Taylor Strikes Again

Bob Taylor eating a pie
Bob Taylor eating a pie

Bob Taylor won Tuesday’s stableford convincingly scoring 37 points. Runner up was Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen moving towards top form with 35. Dick Cleland was third with 34 followed by David “Jack” Webster 32, Andy Phillips & colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson 31 & “Mad” Max Wiech 30. Neil Webster, despite winning nearest the pin on hole 8, received the Mars Bar with a very disappointing  25.

Jack won nearest the pin on hole 4 & Dick on hole 11.