On Saturday colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson was Terrific & Dick Cleland was woeful, & today it was the other way around. Dick came from behind with 2 holes to play while fellow competitor Bob Taylor who was leading at the time choked on the last 2 holes scoring 1 point to Dick’s 6. Tommo was never in the hunt.
Colourful local identity, Philip “Tommo” Thomson scored a huge win on Saturday. Tommo & fellow competitor David “Jack” Webster both scored 22 stableford points on the front 9 to set up a challenging battle on the back 9. Under such conditions Tommo has reputation for fading but this time it was Jack who blinked. Tommo scored another 22 on the back 9 to Jack’s 17 to finish a clear winner. Dick Cleland’s return to form was short lived with him taking the Mars Bar.
Andrea Rowe has been in good form since the summer season started and posted another good score today . An impressive 35 points gave her the win over ‘slow starter’ Sharyn Roberts. Andrea also won the extra comp of Mystery holes with a score of 20 and won the ball for NTP. Judy Reilly & Marj Wride played 9 holes and Judy was victor over Marj by 1 point.
Dick Cleland won today’s stableford with 41 points, a significant improvement on his -7 in Saturday’s par comp. Dick attributes his improvement to playing with better players recently, in particular he has played with Philip “Tommo” Thomson 3 times since Saturday. Runner up was Trevor Maxted on 36. David “Jack” Webster took the Mars Bar with 31, on a count back from Andy Phillips.
41 – Dick Cleland
36 – Trevor Maxted
35 – Bob Taylor, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
Phillip “Tommo” Thomson was 7 up in Saturday’s par round after 15 holes and seemed set for a sensational score. Unfortunately an attack of nerves took hold and Phillip lost the next 2 holes. A nervous 4 foot put was holed for a half on the 18th which left Tommo with a 1 hole lead over playing partner Pat Hallion. Despite playing well Dick Cleland took the Mars Bar after suffering a great deal of jolly bad luck.
Pat Hallion starred in what was a high scoring day, scoring 42 stableford points to win by 3 points over Trevor Maxted, Andy Phillips & Tommo, who were all on 39. With exception of the Mars Bar recipient all scores were 30 or better.
42 – Pat Hallion
39 – Trevor Maxted, Andy Phillips, Philip “Tommo” Thomson
35 – David “Jack” Webster, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
The club held a successful ambrose event on Sunday with 8 teams competing. The day was jointly sponsored by Coopers Brewery and the Burra Hotels, the Burra, the Commercial, the Royal Exchange and The Bon Accord. The club wishes to thank the sponsors for their generous support.
The winners were the Peterborough team
of Mal Malacha, Jeff Oakley, Russell Hill & Andrew Mercer.
Winners of the handicap event were the
Scrubbers, Wally Brooke, Deb Marner, Mick Stevens and Peter Tyler.
Runners up were the Hackers: Michael
Shepley, Philip “Tommo” Thomson, Pat Hallion & Dick Cleland.
Third were Spacky Plus: Andrew
Spackman, Ben Spackman, Klaus Heymann
Fourth: Riverton: Tim Buttery, Ryan
Thomas, Rob Brandsma, Brian Reney
Fifth: Burra Blitz: Michael “Tickers”
Tickner, Kobi Wenzel, Matt McCauley, Trevor Maxted
Big Day Out (i.e. the NAGA) Burra as Well: Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel, David “Robbie” Robinson, Andy Phillips.
Long Drives: Men: Ryan Thomas Boys: Kobi Wenzel
Nearest the Pin: Hole 4 Rob Brandsma, Hole 8 Russell Hill, Hole 11 Michael “Tickers” Tickner, Hole 15 Russell Hill
Andy Phillips surprised everyone, including himself, with a blistering net 65 in today’s stroke round. Andy was 7 strokes clear of joint runners up, Trevor Maxted & Peter Weiss on net 72. Given the excellent conditions, the remaining scores were disappointing. Dick Cleland posted the worst score collecting the Mars Bar.
Only a few ladies braved the cool, windy conditions this week. Andrea Rowe was the victor with a handy 32 points. It seems that Peg and Shaz were having their own competition to see how many trees they could hit! Full results as below:
Winner – Andrea Rowe – 32 points
Runner Up – Peg Gebhardt – 29 points
Sharyn Roberts – 25 points
Judy Reilly – Mars bars
Extra Comp was mystery holes and Peg Gebhardt won this with 19 pts