With the exception of Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen & Neil Webster, the scores in Tuesday’s men’s golf were exceptionally good.
David “Robbie” Robinson lead the charge with 42 stableford points, prompting the handicapper to chop 0.6 off Robbie’s GA handicap thus reducing his playing handicap to 9. Runner up was Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with 40 points. The handicapper got stuck into Gus as well taking 0.3 off his GA and dropping his playing handicap to 12. David “Jack” Webster was hot on Gus’s heels with 39, followed by the mercurial Bob Taylor 38. Bradtke Stockman showed that he will soon be a force to be reckoned with scoring 36, his best for 18 holes so far. Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson also scored 36, & Andy Phillips scored 35.
Alas The Flying Dutchman could only manage 28 while Neil took the Mars Bar with a mere 20 points.
Former member & Club Champion Neville “Ned” Kelly returned to the club for a game on Saturday & lived up to his namesake’s reputation as a bushranger.
Ned came in with a blistering 44 stableford points to win by a clear 6 points. The handicapper acted swiftly deducting 0.9 from Ned’s GA handicap. Runner up was Andy Phillips with a handicap equalling 38 points, ahead of a tightly bunched field consisting of Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 37, Mark “Mouldy” Millward 36, colourful local identity Phillip “Thomo” Thomson 36, Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen 36, Richard Cleland 34, the mercurial Bob Taylor 34, Andrew Rac (Gladstone Golf Club) 33, Michael “Tickers” Tickner 33 & David “Jack” Webster 33.
The only exception was Andy Spackman who, despite perfect conditions, could only manage 26 points thus comfortably securing the Mars Bar.