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Low Turnout for Round 1 of Club Championships

Only 6 players turned out for the first qualifying round of the Club Championships. While colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson is recovering from an injury it would appear that many other members either failed to check their program or were attending the Burra Antique  Fair. Fortunately for those that missed Saturday’s round qualification for the semi finals is determined by the best 2 of 4 qualifying rounds.

The standings after round 1 are:

David "jack" Webster lets one fly off the 3rd tee.
David “jack” Webster lets one fly off the 3rd tee.

The winner of the day’s handicap event was David “Jack” Webster with a net 72. Runner up was Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with 76, followed closely by Dick Cleland 77, Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke 80, David “Robbie” Robinson 81, while the mercurial Bob Taylor received the Mars Bar with 83.

Small Field & Small Scores

Russell "Gus The Good Guy" Wenzel
Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel

Men’s Tuesday golf saw a field of just four salute the starter. Despite the benign conditions no spectacular scores were achieved. The best that could be managed was 35 stableford points by Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with runner up David “Jack” Webster on 34. Dick Cleland scored 33 & Tarcowie member & regular visitor Klaus Heymann took the Mars Bar with 24.

Spacky Bombs ANZAC Cup Field

Andy Spackman
Andy Spackman

Club poster boy Andrew “Spacky” Spackman blasted the ANZAC Cup field with an outstanding 43 stableford points. This left the opposition in disarray with the runner up, David “Jack” Webster 7 points in arrears on 36. There was than a gap of 2 more points to the mercurial Bob Taylor & Kobi Wenzel on 34. They were then followed by Chris “Critta” Waters 32, David “Robbie” Robinson & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 31 & Luke Spackman 30.

The Mars Bar went to Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke with just 29.

Gordon "The Chook Man" Kakoschke
Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke

Jack Webster takes out McMahon Mug

David "Jack" Webster
David “Jack” Webster

With an emphatic finish to the only “four ball – better ball” contest of its type in the world David “Jack” Webster took out the 2018 McMahon Mug. Jack & partner David “Robbie” Robinson scored 47 points today, Jack scoring 42 on his own. As your correspondent has been absent for four weeks I have no idea who came second but who cares.

Individual scores today were:

David “Jack” Webster 42, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 36, David “Robbie” Robinson & Andrew “Spacky” Spackman 33, Michael “Tickers” Tickner 32, Kobi Wenzel 29 & the Mars Bar went to Dick Cleland who has returned from a long absence with 27.

Big Day for Jack Webster

Jack Webster
Jack Webster

David “Jack” Webster won today’s stableford with an excellent 41 points. Not satisfied with winning the comp Jack won three of the four “nearest the pins” on offer. Runner up was Andy Phillips with 38, who took the remaining nearest the pin. There was then a gap to Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 32, Dick Cleland 32, Chris Waters 30, Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen 28 and Neil Webster & Paul Smedley on 27. Paul took the Mars Bar on a count back.

Dick Cleland Takes Out Chemmart Trophy

Dick Cleland
Dick Cleland

The final round of the Chemmart Trophy was played today and Dick Cleland won the round & the trophy following today’s score of 43 stableford points. The trophy is awarded to the player with the best aggregate of 5 best of 9 rounds. Dick scored 193 points to narrowly defeat outstanding junior member Kobi Wenzel who scored 191 points, a battle between the oldest & youngest member of the summer season.

Kobi Wenzel
Kobi Wenzel

Today’s runner up was Mark “Mouldy” Millward with 39 points. Mouldy started slowly but came home strongly with 23 on the back 9. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel scored 34 followed by Kobi on 30. David “Jack” Webster finished with 28 after a run of exceedingly interesting lies. Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen experienced one of the most complete collapses seen in a long time. After scoring 19 on the front 9 Eddie could only manage 7 on the back 9. Tarcoowiie visitor Klaus Heymann took the Mars Bar

Golf Club Auction – Sunday May 6

The next Golf Club Auction will be held on Sunday May 6 2018, on the Aberdeen Oval opposite the clubhouse.

  • Sellers’ items will be received from 7:30 am
  • Selling Commences at 10:30 am.
  • Food & Drinks will be available

    Top BBQ chefs Kakoschke & Taylor
    Top BBQ chefs Kakoschke & Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

For seller enquiries please contact Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel on 0439 846 421

Auction November 2017
Auction November 2017
Auction November 2017
Auction November 2017

Flying Dutchman Takes Out Mulligans

The Flying Dutchman lets one fly from the 3rd tee. This ball appears to be going out of bounds. This is not an optical illusion.
The Flying Dutchman lets one fly from the 3rd tee. This ball appears to be going out of bounds. This is not an optical illusion.

Only four players took part in today’s mulligan competition. Mulligan speciialist Dick Secomb was unavailable as he was selflessly doing volunteer work for the club.

This left the opportunity for others and Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen prevailed after an epic battle with Andrew Hall. On the final tee both Eddie & Andrew were level with 16 points while David “Jack” Webster & Dick Cleland were almost out of contention on 14. Eddie scored a steady 2 points to finish with 18 while Andrew missed a short put to finish on 17. Jack & Dick failed to add to their scores with Dick taking the Mars Bar on a count back. Dick was nearest the pin on hole 8 & Jack was nearest the pin on hole 11.

Jack Beats Jennison Cup Winner on Count Back

David "Jack" Webster
David “Jack” Webster

David “Jack” Webster and colourful local sporting identity & Jennison Cup winner Philip “Thomo” Thomson both scored 37 stableford points on Tuesday with Jack triumphant on a count back. Neil Webster was third on 32. It appears the rest of the field had a rough day. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel, scored 27, Paul Smedley & Bob Taylor 25, & Glenn Johnson took the Mars Bar with 24.

Mouldy Ignores Tough Conditions

Mark "Mouldy" Millward explaining to Philip "Thomo" Thomson how a mobile phone works.
Mark “Mouldy” Millward explaining to Philip “Thomo” Thomson how a mobile phone works.

Mark “Mouldy” Millward appeared to take no notice of the warm weather & high winds registering a stableford score of 44 points on Saturday.  Runner up was junior member Kobi Wenzel with 36, a reasonable effort in the conditions. The remaining players clearly had difficulty as next best was David “Jack” Webster with 28 followed by Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel & Michael “Tickers” Tickner on 27. The Mars Bar went to Klaus Heymann from Tarcowie Golf Club with 26.