Perfect Weather Brings Good Scores

The best golfing weather in almost 3 years saw some good scores at last.

Bob Taylor lead the way with a solid 40 stableford points. This was followed up by 38 points from in form Michael “Tickers” Tickner & also Chris “Critta” Waters. The good form shown by colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson on his return from injury has come to an end with him taking the Mars Bar with 28 points.


  • 40 Bobby Taylor
  • 38 Michael “Tickers” Tickner, Chris “Critta” Waters
  • 36 Trevor Maxted
  • 35 Neil Webster
  • 34 Pet Hallion
  • 32 David “Jack” Webster
  • 31 Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
  • 29 Andy Phillips
  • 28 Colourful Local Identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson (Mars Bar)
Thomo takes the Mars Bar again
Thomo takes the Mars Bar again

Andy Phillips Grabs Russell Nichols Memorial Trophy

With possibly the lowest score to ever win this coverted trophy Andy Phillips prevailed with a score of 35 stableford points. The conditions were windy which some claim was the reason for the poor scores and maybe that is true. Colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson failed to follow up on his promising return to golf last week finishing in 7th position. The Mars Bar was shared between Kobi Wenzel & Dick Cleland with the club generously giving 2 Mars Bars.

Compettion fees for this eveent were $10 per player all of which will be donated to the Anti Cancer Council.


  • 35 – Andy Phillips
  • 34 – Matt Opperman
  • 32 – Pat Hallion
  • 31 – Bob Perry, Michael “Tickers” Tickner, Peter Weiss
  • 30 Philip Thomson
  • 29 – Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
  • 28- Robert Taylor
  • 27 – Andy Spackman
  • 24 – Dick Cleland, Kobi Wenzel
Andy Phillips
Andy Phillips

Tommo in Triumphant Return from Injury

Colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson stepped straight into the winners circle after an enforced absence from golf of 7 weeks do to an unfortunate injury incurred off the golf course. Tommo beat the luckless Andy Phillips on a count back after both scored +2 in the par event.

Alas the rest of the field were in a separate category, the next best score being -6. Andy Spackman took the Mars Bar with -8.


  • +2 Philip “Tommo” Thomson, Andy Phillips
  • -6 Pat Hallion, Neville Kelly (Renmark GC), Kobi Wenzel
  • -7 Dick Secomb, Bob Taylor
  • -8 Andy Spackman (Mars Bar)
Philip "Thomo" Thomson
Philip “Thomo” Thomson

Gus The Good Guy Wins Bogisch Cup After 34 Years of Trying

Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel defeated Michael “Tickers’ Tickner in the final of the Bogisch Cup. The match was evenly poised after 9 holes with the score all square. At this point Tickers seems to have gone AWOL and 5 holes later found himself 5 down with 4 to play. Congratulations to Gus on finally breaking through to win this prestigious event.

Russell "Gus The Good Guy" Wenzel drives from the 1st tee
Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel

Sad Scores on Tuesday

With the exception of Bob Taylor, the competitors in the men’s stableford event would have had a more productive day if they had stayed home and weeded the garden.

Bob scored 37 points to win comfortably. To give some idea of just how comfortably, runner up Andy Phillips could only manage 32. Klaus Heymann took the Mars Bar but his score is subject to a suppression order.


  • 37 Bob Taylor
  • 32 Andy Phillips
  • 31 Trevor Maxted
  • 30 Chris “Critta” Waters, David “Jack” Webster
  • 27 Pat Hallion
  • 22 David “Robbie” Robinson
  • Score suppressed Klaus Heymann (Mars Bar)
Bob Taylor eating a pie
Bob Taylor eating a pie

Tickers Brilliant in the Wind

Michael “Tickers” Tickner showed once again that he is the club’s outstanding player in the wind. Tickers played as if it were a calm day in Saturday’s stroke round, returning a net 70. One wonders if the match committee could not show some flexibility when a stroke round is scheduled and the conditions turn out to be as appalling as they were yesterday, for while Tickers was not troubled you can see from the scores below that everyone else was. Runner up was Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with a net 73 while the Mars Bar went to Mark “Mouldy” Millward with a net 93!


  • 70 – Michael “Tickers” Tickner
  • 73 – Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
  • 79 – Andy Phillips, David “Jack” Webster
  • 82 – Pat Hallion
  • 84 – Kobi Wenzel
  • 93 – Mark “Mouldy” Millward
Michael "Tickers" Tickner
Michael “Tickers” Tickner

Club Champions Decided

Sharyn Roberts continued her run as Ladies Club Champion for the 13th year in a row, defeating a valiant Andrea Row 9 & 8. Given a difference of 6 strokes in handicaps Andrea put up a good show.

Matt Opperman won the men’s championship for the 3rd year in a row and 4th overall beating David “Jack” Webster 8 & 7. The match was close for the first 18 holes with Matt just 2 up at lunch. We are still trying to find out what Matt had for lunch because he was 1 under par for the next 9 holes opening up a sizeable lead.

In the men’s A Grade Plate, the popular Mark “Mouldy” Millward proved he had not peaked a day too soon enjoying a comfortable win over club captain Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 4 & 3. Mark was 5 up at lunch and then the pair played even golf in the afternoon.

The men’s Division II final was a hard fought affair with Trevor Maxted finally winning 3 & 2 over Neil Webster. It is reported that both players were very pleased when the game was finally over.

From left: Mark Millward, Sharyn Roberts, Matt Opperman, Trevor Maxted

Has Mouldy Peaked a Day Too Soon?

With one day to the club championship finals Mark “Mouldy” Millward blitzed Saturday’s stableford field with a sizzling 40 points, 3 points clear of visitor David Rook. The Mars Bar went to Kobi Wenzel with 20 points.

We only hope Mouldy can hold his form on Sunday in the final of the A Grade Plate.

Mark "Mouldy" Millward
Mark “Mouldy” Millward


  • 40 – Mark “Mouldy” Millward
  • 37 – David Rook (MacArthur Golf Club)
  • 35 – Michael “Tickers” Tickner
  • 33 – Russell Wenzel
  • 32 – Pat Hallion,, Richard Secomb
  • 31 – Peter Weiss
  • 29 – David “Robbie” Robinson
  • 23 – Trevor Maxted
  • 22 – Robert Taylor
  • 20 – Kobi Wenzel (Mars Bar)

Mulligan Specialist in Shock Failure

Mulligan specialist Dick Secomb tied for last with David “Jack” Webster with just 11 points each. One of whom will have received the Mars Bar, but a movement is afoot to award multiple Mars Bars if there is a tie in the future.

Dick Secomb
Dick Secomb

Pat Hallion showed he is is in good form coming up to the Bogisch Finals. Pat scored 19 points to narrowly defeat David “Robbie” Robinson by one stroke.


  • 19 – Pat Hallion
  • 18 – David “Robbie” Robinson
  • 16 – Russell Wenzel
  • 13 – Bob Taylor
  • 11 – Dick Secomb, David “Jack” Webster