Despite the forecast being for warm rather than extremely hot weather, Michael “Tickers” Tickner & David “Jack” Webster sought to seek advantage in the cool of the morning. In a field of 13 Jack finished 7th & Tickers equal 8th. Lucky they didn’t play in the heat of the day.
The winner was the popular Andy Phillips who finished with 42stableford points, an excellent effort. Runner up was Mark “Mouldy” Millward also with an excellent score of 40.
42 – Andy Phillips
40 – Mark “Mouldy” Millward
36 – Dick Cleland
35 – Pat Hallion, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
34 – colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson
Andrew Hall proved far to strong for his opponents scoring 23 points in today’s 9 hole mulligan event. The only player to offer any resistance was mulligan specialist Dick Secomb who finished with 21. It was a close run for the Mars Bar with Dick Cleland taking the confectionery with 13 just behind David “Jack” Webster on 14.
Michael “Tickers” Tickner took out today’s stableford with 37 points. Runner up was Dick Cleland was second with 35, edging out Andy Phillips on a count back. In form player Pat Hallion failed to fire finishing with just 32 but he shouldn’t be written off just yet. Derek Fletcher took the Mars Bar with 22 points.
A good field of 12 played but scores were disappointing, with players possibly having difficulty with the lack of wind.
37 – Michael “Tickers” Tickner
35 – Dick Cleland, Andy Phillips
34 – Dick Secomb
33 – Klaus Heymann, Mark “Mouldy” Millward
32 – Pat Hallion
30 – Bob Taylor, David “Jack” Webster
28 – Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson
Pat Hallion continues to take all before him winning Saturday’s par competition with a score of +2. Pat’s Handicap has now dropped from 18 to 14 since December 29, but this seems to have no effect. The closest to Pat were a group of 5 players on -1, with Mark “Mouldy” Millward gaining 2nd on a count back. At the other end of the field a count back was required to determine the Mars Bar with Dick Cleland & Andy Spackman both on -3. Andy received the chocolate.
+2 – Pat Hallion
-1 – Mark “Mouldy” Millward (runner up on c-b), Andy Phillips, colourful local identity “Philip “Thomo” Thomson, Michael “Tickers” Tickner, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
If today’s results are any indication, we are in for some cracking golf in 2019. Dick Cleland emerged from weeks in Mars Bar territory while Pat Hallion continued his surge towards form of days gone by. Both scored 43 stableford points with Dick prevailing on a count back. Dick could only manage 24 points on Saturday so his new year resolution to get some practice seems to be paying off already, although he hasn’t started yet. The mercurial Bob Taylor & Trevor Maxted both scored 42. The handicapper was ruthless, deducting 1 stroke from the handicaps of all four..
43 – Dick Cleland, Pat Hallion
42 – Bob Taylor, Trevor Maxted
34 – Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keueln
32 – Klaus Heymann, Michael “Tickers” Tickner, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
For those who celebrate the New Year with moderation, men’s golf will be on as usual for a Tuesday with a 9:00 am for 9:30 am hit off. The weather forecast is for a maximum of 32 deg C with wind from the South to South East, thus promising pleasant conditions for golf.
The committee would like to wish everyone a safe and happy new year with plenty of good golf.
Seventeen players played in the last competition of the year. Pat Hallion was outstanding scoring 42 stableford points to win by 2 strokes. Runner up was the in-form David “Jack” Webster while the mercurial Bob Taylor was third with 38
42 – Pat Hallion
40 – David “Jack” Webster
38 – Bob Taylor
37 – Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
35 – Dick Secomb
34 – Trevor Maxted, Michael “Tickers” Tickner
33 – Mark “Moulldy” Millward, Chris “Critta” Waters
32 – Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen, Max Wiech
31 – Rolly Haggerty (Peterborough)
30 – Andy Phillips
27 – Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson
The Burra Golf Club held the Thomo Classic 64 Stableford competition to celebrate the 64th birthday of colourful & popular local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson & despite the busy time of year 12 players made a special effort to attend.
Today’s winner was the equally popular Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen whose score of 40 points shows that he is well and truly back to his best form. Runner up was Chris “Critta” Waters with 37.
Full results were:
40 – Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen
37 – Chris Critta” Waters
36 – Trevor Maxted, Bob Taylor, Michael “Tickers” Tickner
The smallest player had the biggest score. Kobi Wenzel blitzed a high scoring field scoring 51 stableford points to win on Tuesday. Runner up was Chris “Critta” Waters with 41 points, a good score overshadowed by the winner. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel was third with 40 points. All of the scores were not brilliant with Mark “Mouldy” Millward taking the Mars Bar with just 25 points.
51 – Kobi Wenzel
41 – Chris “Critta” Waters
40 – Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
39 – Klaus Heymann
38 – Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson
37 – David “Jack” Webster
36 – Bob Taylor
32 – Andy Phillips
31 – Dick Cleland, Trevor Maxted, Michael “Tickers” Tickner
Fifteen players turned out for the unique par 3 contest devised by popular Club Captain Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel despite the possible bias in the handicapping system.
It was no surprise that Gus The Good Guy won the competition, although a count back was required to split Gus & Matt McAuley. The unique contest comprises 20 holes therefore with a par of 60. Scores were spread from net 61 by the winners to net 74.
Nearest the pins winners were Kobi Wenzel hole 4, Andy Phillips hole 8 & Dick Cleland hole 11.
A birdie comp was held where every birdie scored won a golf ball. Winners were: Jack Webster, Matt McAuley, Critta Waters (2),Thomo & Andy Phillips.