The Chook Man Goes Down in a Count Back Again

Gordon "The Chook Man Kakoschke eating a sandwich.
Gordon “The Chook Man Kakoschke eating a sandwich.

Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke found himself in familiar territory losing the Russell Nichols Memorial trophy on a count back to Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel. Both players had 38 points but The Chook Man’s repeated poor performances on the back 9 raises questions on his stamina. Third placed was the congenial Dick Secomb well back, however, on 34. Michael “Tickers” Tickner, Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen & David “Jack” Webster were all tied on 31 while the mercurial Bob Taylor scored 30.

Thomo took the Mars Bar
Thomo took the Mars Bar

The Mars Bar went to colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” thomson with a very disappointing 26.

It was encouraging for the club to have 2 juniors playing with Kobi Wenzel scoring 20 while Bradtke Stockman playing just his second round off the men’s tees finished with  13.

Critta Wins Bogisch Cup

Chris "Critta" Waters
Chris “Critta” Waters. Through to the Bogisch final.

Chris “Critta” Waters won the much delayed Bogisch Match Play Cup in a closely fought match over Dick Cleland. With the score level after 16 holes Critta took out the final 2 holes to finish 2 up. Critta managed to control his often wayward game only going out of bounds 4 times over the 18 holes. The margin was never more than 2 but Critta was never headed throughout.

Sharyn Roberts Mid North District Champion of Champions

Champion of Champions

played at Two Wells Golf club – Friday 25th August

Sharyn Roberts - Mid North Champion of Champions
Sharyn Roberts – Mid North Champion of Champions

Winner over 27 holes – Sharyn Roberts (Burra) 120, Runner Up Reo Jenner (Clare) 121

Silver Salver (18 hole stroke) – Winner Meegan Button (Highercombe) 79, Runner Up Sharyn Roberts 80 (Nett 70)
Silver Salver (Nett) – Winner Chris Heasy ((Clare) Nett 71, Runner Up Reva Cullen (Burra) Nett 72

Bronze Salver – Winner Carolyn Roocke (Barossa)

Peg Gebhardt also represented Burra in the Bronze, but did not feature in the trophies on the day.

Flying Dutchman Strikes Top Form

Eddie "The Flying Dutchman" Van Keulen
Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen

Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen was in top form Tuesday scoring 38 points to win comfortably from Neil Webster on 36. What was pleasing about the Dutchman’s performance was his strong showing on the homeward 9. The small field was tightly packed at the halfway mark with Dick Cleland leading on 18, from Eddie & Neil on 17 & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel on 16. Eddie came home best while the Burra Malt Whisky tasting on Monday night appeared to take its toll on Dick who finished third with 35. Gus maintained equilibrium finishing with 32, while the mercurial Bob Taylor had a rough day collecting the Mars Bar with 24.

The handicapper rewarded the Dutchman with a handicap reduction.

Small Field for Saturday’s Stroke Round

David "Jack" Webster
David “Jack” Webster

Despite the best conditions for golf in 10 years only 5 players turned up on Saturday. Visitor Klaus Heymann was forced to retire due to injury leaving 4 to battle it out.

David “Jack” Webster was the only player to match the weather with his golf. Jack scored a net 69 to break his handicap by one stroke. Runner up was colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson with net 82, a score that would normally be in the running for the Mars Bar. Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke managed net 85 while poor old Trevor Austin received the Mars Bar with net 96.

Trevor Austin

New junior member Bradyke Stockmen played his first round with the senior members and it will not be long before he surpasses his fellow competitors from Saturday.


Tuesday: Critta Weathers the Rain

Chris "Critta" Waters
Chris “Critta” Waters

Despite forecasts of rain being highly likely, 5 players set uot

on Tuesday. Conditions for the first 8 holes were good but on the 9th the rain started and slowly got heavier as the day progressed. After 9 holes Dick Cleland & Chris “Critta” Waters  led with 17 with colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson close behind on 16. Dick & Thomo failed in the wet conditions managing only 10 & 11 respectively on the homeward 9. Critta on the other hand held his form scoring 15 on the back 9 to finish with 32. Thomo was runner up on a count back. The other players were more consistent with their front & back 9’s with Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke going 13/12 for 25 while David “Jack” Webster had an even 10/10 for 20 & the Mars Bar.

Tickers Too Good

Michael "Tickers" Tickner
Michael “Tickers” Tickner

It seems that Michaei “Tickers” Tickner has reached his best form after the championships were over. Tickers scored  +4 in the par competition to easily beat the diminished field on Saturday.

A number of members were involved in manning a barbecue for the arrival of the Variety Club Bash reducing the number of players.

Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson was runner up all square. Chris “Critta” Waters scored -6, while his son Kalai, having his first game in competition was rewarded with the Mars Bar.

The handicapper has recognised Tickers’ effort by reducing his handicap by 1 stroke .

Kalai Waters
Kalai Waters

Dick Secomb Takes Out Mulligans

Dick Secomb bombs a tee shot on hole 3.
Dick Secomb bombs a tee shot on hole 3.

Dick Secomb staged a brilliant finish to run over the top of his rivals in today’s mulligans. A 5 pointer on the penultimate hole followed by a solid 2 points on the last hole saw Dick finish with 19, just 1 point clear of Dick Cleland & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel on 18. Dick Cleland took 2nd on a countback while Gus took both nearest the pins. David Jack Webster scored 15 & Peter Mengerson took the Mars Bar with 12.

Thomo’s Handicap Blows Out

Colourful local identity Philip "Thomo" Thomson
Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson’s handicap has blown out to 14.

With players suffering a “hangover” from the club championships today’s scores were down despite the good weather.

Best was Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with a modest 33 points. Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson was second with 32 but along with recent disappointing scores this saw Thomo’s handicap blow out to 14. Gordon “The Chook Man” was next with 31 and then there was a gap to a 3 way tie with Chris “Critta” Waters, Dick Cleland & Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen all on 27. The Mars Bar went to the mercurial Bob Taylor with 24.