Michael “Tickers” Tickner scored 40 stableford points to take out Saturday’s round of the Chemmart Challenge. Runner up was colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson with 39. There was a big gap to 3rd with Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel on 33. David “Robbie” Robinson & Mark “Mouldy” Millward both scored 31. Kobi Wenzel collected the Mars Bar with 22
Michael’s round promoted him to 2nd overall in the Chemmart Challenge with 188 points for his best 5 of 9 rounds. Andy Phillips finished 3rd with 183 followed by Gus The Good Guy on 182 & Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” on 179. Incidentally the Chemmart Challenge was won by Thomo.
Six members competed in today’s 9 hole mulligan event. The two Dicks, Dick Cleland & Dick Secomb fought it out with both returning excellent scores. Dick Cleland prevailed with 24 stableford points to Dick Secomb’s 23. It was, however, Dick Secomb’s 3rd podium finish in as many weeks as he seems to have taken a strong liking to this form of the game.
Peter Mengerson finished 3rd with 19, while there was a 3 way tie for the Mars Bar with Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel (what happened to Tuesday’s form?), David “Jack” Webster & the mercurial Bob Taylor finishing with 16. Bob took the confectionery on a count back.
Only 3 members & 2 visitors played golf on Tuesday. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel was in top form scoring an impressive 40 points which included a strong 21 points on the homeward 9. Runner up was colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson with 34. Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen scored 33 while visitor Alan Thiele scored 29.
Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson suffered a collapse of gargantuan proportions yesterday. Playing in a stableford competition amongst the also rans (i.e. those no longer required for Jennison Cup duties) Thomo made the turn with 21 points just 1 off the lead. In what is probably the biggest collapse in the Club’s history, Thomo could only manage 6 points on the homeward 9 for a total of 27. This casts a big question over Thomo’s fitness.
Dick Cleland lead at the turn with 22 and he too struggled on the back 9 scoring 14 for a total of 36. This was just enough to take the honours as Dick finished just 1 point ahead of the steady, if not spectacular, Michael “Tickers” Tickner on 35. The handicapper deucted a stroke from Dick’s handicap. Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen finished third with 33 after a disappointing back 9 (13), while Tarcowie visitor Klaus Heymann scored 30. Mark “Mouldy” Millward continues to struggle with 29 points. Mouldy’s handicap has now blown out to 14 which is as high as it can go until October. The Mars Bar went to Thomo who as mentioned earlier scored 27.
“David Jack” Webster defeated Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel in their semi-final of the Jennison Handicap Match Play Cup yesterday. In a hard fought tussle Jack finished 1 up to just edge out the Good Guy. Jack appeared untroubled by the reduction in his handicap after Tuesday’s round and is the form player going in to the final.
The other match was a study of opposites with the mild mannered Bob Perry’s unflustered approach against the explosive power of Chris “Critta” Waters. The match see-sawed with each player taking a turn in the lead before Bob managed to finish 2 up after the 18th. Our video demonstrates Bob’s calm unhurried approach to golf.
Warm but pleasant conditions with a gentle cool breeze greeted 5 competitors for today’s 9 hole mulligan competition. Dick secomb continued his good mulligan form following his second placing last week with a win today with 21 points. This form of the game appears to suit Dick very well. Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen was runner up on a countback from Dick Cleland, both scoring 18 points. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel scored 17 while the Mars Bar went to the mercurial Bob Taylor with 16.
Tuesday’s field was reduced because of the Burra Malt Whisky Tasting Club’s meeting on Monday night & the forecast of hot weather. This did not worry David “Jack” Webster who probably would have beaten a field of 100, posting a scorching 41 stableford points. In his wake 5 strokes in arrears with 36 points each were the mercurial Bob Taylor & colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson. Bob was runner up on a count back as Thomo’s fitness gave out on the back 9 fading to 15 points for the 9 after being in a competitive position at the turn. This only left Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel to take the Mars Bar with 33 points.