Tuesday September 27 – Small Field, Small Scores

Andy Phillips
Andy Phillips too good again.

For some reason the scores were poor on Tuesday. Given the weather of the past 3 days I can’t remember the weather on Tuesday.

Andy Phillips was the winner once again on a count-back from Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel (2nd time in a row for Gus) both scoring 32. The rest of the field failed to reach 30 with Bob Taylor on 28, colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson 27 then David “Jack” Webster & Chris “Critta” Waters tied on 26, Critta getting the Mars Bar on a count-back.

Once again the handicapper took pity awarding extra strokes to Andy Phillips & yet another one to Bob Taylor. Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke will not be pleased!

Saturday September 24 – Thomo Breaks Through for Rare Win


Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson finally broke through for a narrow win after months in the wilderness. Thomo scored 37 stableford points as did Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel, with Thomo taking the voucher on a count-back. It is good to see Thomo outscore someone on the back 9. Neil Webster was next with 36 followed by Club Champion Michael “Tickers” Tickner on 34. There was a gap to Andy Phillips & Matt McAuley on 31. Alas the remaining players must have had a bad day with Bob Taylor on 26 & Dick Secomb receiving the Mars Bar with 24.

The handicapper could see that some players needed help and gave extra strokes to Michael Tickner, Matt McAuley and Bob Taylor.

Close Finish in Mulligans


Six players fronted for 9 holes of social golf on Thursday for what turned out to be a tight contest. Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson got away to a flyer with birdies on the first 2 holes but choked over the last few holes once again. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel set steadily, while Andy Philips scored a few good pars to stay close to Thomo. David “Jack” Webster got away to a very slow start but flew home scoring 15 points over the last 6 holes. In the end Andy & Thomo tied with 21 points but Thomo’s failure over the final stages saw Andy win on a count back. Gus was third with a solid 19 just ahead of the fast finishing Jack with 18. Peter Mengerson struggled a little taking the Mars Bar with 15.

Since returning from a 4 month break with no golf Andy has dominated the leader boards.

Andy Phillips
Andy Phillips too good again
A disconsolate Thomo after choking yet again.

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You Can Score in the Wind if You Are Good Enough

mattoppy-2The course was swept with 45 kph winds on Saturday with the odd shower of rain for good measure, and most of the scores were ordinary  at best.

Matthew “Oppy” Opperman & Andy Phillips showed that you could still score in these conditions both finishing with 37 stableford points. Oppy took out first place on a countback, Andy having trouble finishing off once more, being in a winning position on the 18th tee he could only manage 1 point to close. Scores fell away after this with colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson best of the rest on 35, then another 2 stroke gap to Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke 33, Phil Arthur 32 another gap to Chris “Critta” Waters & Russell “Gus “The Good Guy” Wenzel on 30. The rest failed to reach 30 with Club President Dick Cleland & David “Jack” Webster on 29, Mark “Mouldy” Millward 27, Michael “Tickers” Tickner on 26 & “Mad” Max Wiech took the Mars Bar with 25

Robbie Returns


After an absence of 4 months because of injury David “Robbie” Robinson decided to test himself out over 9 holes in today’s 9 hole mulligan competition. The result was that he scored 21 stableford points sweeping all before him, so we expect to be hearing a lot from him in the coming weeks. He can also forget about the extra strokes that he pleaded for before the round. Fortunately the handicapper has a heart of stone and took no notice. Runner up was Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke who finally came out on the right side of a countback, tying with Andy Phillips on 20. Andy was playing his 2nd game back from a break and has returned in good form but today he choked on the last hole scoring 0 when in a winning position. Trevor Austin was next with 17 followed by President Dick Cleland, Don Lloyd & Peter Mengerson all with 16. The President was happy with the secret he is now working on for his long game but urgently needs to find the secret of the short game. Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson scored 14 & Andrew Hall scored 12. Sharon Austin graced us with her female charm (you probably aren’t allowed to say that any more) and collected the Mars Bar.

Andy Phillips Returns to No Competition

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Andy Phillips returned from 3 months absence to find that the standard of golf had not improved in his absence. Andy had a slow start scoring only 13 points on the front 9. He quickly got back into his stride scoring a blistering 23 points on the back 9. Andy’s score of 36 left him 2 clear of runner up Gus “The Good Guy” Wenzel on 34. Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” was next with 33 followed closely by David “jack” Webster on 33. Things got really bad after this; Bob Taylor could only manage 27 and the Mars Bar recipient, Chris “Critta” Waters finished with a very disappointing 22.

Mouldy Surprised to Win Russell Nichols Trophy


Saturday provided ideal conditions for golf but none of the 9  competitors took advantage. When Mark “Mouldy” Millward completed his round his foremost thought was “I hope that’s enough to avoid the Mars Bar.” But lo and behold, his score of 33 points was enough to win the coveted trophy (regular followers of this blog will be aware that men require 38 points to play to their handicap at Burra). Runner up was Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel who once again edged out the hapless Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke both on 32 points. They were followed by a group of 3, Dick Secomb, Philip “Thomo” Thomson, & Michael “Tickers”  Tickner on 31 & Bob Taylor on 30. Things got really bad after this with Phil Arthur on 25 while the Mars Bar went to Bob Perry with only 19.