Championship Finals – Sunday August 4.

The Club Championship finals will be played next Sunday August 4. Tee off times are as follows:

  • 9:00 am – Men’s Championship: Matt Opperman versus David “Jack” Webster
  • 9:10 am – Women’s Championship: Sharyn Roberts versus Andrea Rowe
  • 9:20 am – Men’s Championship Plate: Mark “Mouldy” Millward versus Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
  • 9:30 am – Men’s Division II Final: Neil Webster versus Trevor Maxted
  • 12:00 noon – (provisional) Bogisch Matchplay Cup: Michael “Tickers” Tickner versus Pat Hallion (provided Pat defeats Gus in their delayed semi final. In the unlikely event that Gus defeats Pat the match will be rescheduled to a later date.

Following the matches there will be a pooled afternoon tea so make the effort to come along with a plate of tucker to share and watch some golf and join the players in celebrations at the conclusion of play.

Burra Golf Course
Burra Golf Course

Tickers’ Good Form Continues

Michael “Tickers” Tickner posted the only respectable score in today’s stableford event. Tickers scored 37 points to win by 3 from Neil Webster, while Trevor Maxted & Andy Phillips scored 32 & Pat Hallion 31.

Full results:

  • 37 – Michael “Tickers” Tickner
  • 34 – Neil Webster
  • 32 – Trevor Mmaxted, Andy Phillips
  • 31 – Pat Hallion
  • 28 – David “Jack” Webster, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
  • 26 – Bob Taylor
  • 17 – Klaus Heymann (Mars Bar)
Michael "Tickkers" Tickner
Michael “Tickkers” Tickner

Mouldy Strikes Form

Mark “Mouldy” Millward showed a welcome return to form last Saturday just 8 days out from the Championship Finals where Mouldy will meet Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel in the Championship Plate.

Mouldy scored +4 in a par event, an extremely impressive score. Just one back on +3 was Trevor Maxted who will feature against Neil Webster in the C Grade final. Next came the hapless Michael “Tickers”Tickner who was narrowly outed, 1 down, by David “Jack” Webster in their semi final, and has since shown better form than either finalist. Such are the vagaries of match play.

Full results:

  • +4 Mark “Mouldy” Millward
  • +3 Trevor Mmaxted
  • +1 Michael “Tickers” Tickner
  • 0 David “Jack” Webster, Kobi Wenzel
  • -2 Matt Opperman
  • -7 (yes minus seven) Matt McCauley (Mars Bar)
Mark "Mouldy" Millward
Mark “Mouldy” Millward

Club Championship Semi Finals Next Saturday

The club championship semi finals are set down to be played next Saturday July 20. The draw is set out below.

In A grade last year’s winner & runner up, Matt Opperman & Michael “Tickers” Tickner, have qualified 1st & 2nd and seem likely to win through to the final. Both Pat Hallion & David “Jack” Webster, however, are capable of an upset on their day.

In the A grade plate I am tipping a double upset with 3rd & 4th qualifiers Mark “Mouldy” Millward & colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson to go through to the final.

In Division 2 Kobi Wenzel looks to be the one to watch after his strong showing in the Bogisch Cup.

Bogisch Cup Quarter Finals

The Bogisch Cup quarter finals were played on Saturday. In the match of the day Pat Hallion had to go all the way to the 18th to beat Kobi Wenzel 1up. Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel beat Matt Opperman 3&2. Chris “Critta” Waters, who bundled out colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson in the first round, beat Peter Weiss 3&2. Michael “Tickers” Tickner showed he is returning to top form with an easy win over Dick Cleland 7&5.

Pat Hallion
Michael "Tickers" Tickner
Michael “Tickers” Tickner

Four players not required for Bogisch Cup duties played a stableford competition. This was won by Boh Wall with 34 points from David “Jack” Webster 33, Mark “Mouldy” Millward 32 and Trevor Maxted, who took theMars Bar, with 26.

Matt McCauley wins Par Round Debacle

Five players not required for Bogisch Cup duties played a par round on Saturday, and the results were alarming to say the least, apart from the winner & runner up. Matt McCauley won with a respectable score of 1 up while runner up, Michael “Tickers” Tickner, scored one down. Alas, the remaining scores were unbelievably bad. Chris “Critta” Waters and Peter Weiss returned scores of -6 while Andy Phillips took the Mars Bar with -11 (yes minus eleven).

Andy Phillips
Andy Phillips takes the Mars Bar

Schoolboy Thrashes Teacher

Four matches of the first round of the Bogisch Handicap Matchplay Cup were played on Saturday. Schoolboy Kobi Wenzel convincingly beat local school teacher Mark “Mouldy” Millward 5 and 3, the biggest margin of the afternoon. Other results were Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel defeated Bob Taylor 4 and2, Matt Opperman defeated Neil Webster 4 & 3 and Dick Cleland defeated Trevor Maxted 3 and 2.

There remain two matches of the round to be decided before the quarter finals due to be played next Saturday. David “Jack” Webster is to play Peter Weiss while the unbridled power of Chris “Critta” Waters is to be matched against the wily cunning of colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson.

Kobi Wenzel
Kobi Wenzel

Apalling Scores in Mulligans

Despite benign conditions the scores in today’s Mulligans are the worst in living memory. Bob Taylor won with an average score of 18 points and Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel was runner up with 17. But after that came David “Jack” Webster with 13, Andrew Hall, Andy Phillips & Dick Cleland each with 12, Dick Secomb with 11 and Mars Bar recipient Peter Mengerson with 9.

Bob Taylor evaluates a challenging shot
Bob Taylor evaluates a challenging shot

Tuesday Golf: Pat Hallion Cruises to Victory

Pat Hallion is showing good form as the championship playoffs draw nearer. Pat scored 38 points on Tuesday to win comfortably from Trevor Maxted & David “Jack” Webster who both scored 36. Andy Phillips returned from a trip away to score 35 while visitor, Anton Devent from Moe Golf Club scored 34. Michael “Tickers” Tickner continues to give his supporters concern with continuing poor form leading up to the championships. Michael could only manage 33 points. Of the rest the less said the better. Graham Webster scored 29, Bob Taylor 28 and Klaus Heymann took the Mars Bar with 20.

Pat Hallion looks relaxed on the 1st tee