The Burra Ambrose sponsored by Coopers Brewery, the Bon Accord Hotel and the Royal Exchange Hotel was held on Sunday October 18. Seven teams of four competed in perfect conditions and an enjoyable day was had by all concerned. Numbers were down on previous years because of covid-19 restrictions.
Best off the stick
Shane & Liam Perrott Narelle Frost, Abe Borowicki
Casey Cooper, Chase Webster Matt Norman, Bradley Radford
Handicap runner up
Deb Marner, Wally Broom Peter Tyler, Mick Stevens
Bloody No Hopers
Klaus Hermann, Eddie Van Keulen, Bob Perry, Dick Cleland
Peter Weiss and Pat Hallion turned up the heat on the back 9 in Saturday’s par event. At the half way mark Pat was 1 up and Peter was square. Pat turned in a dazzling performance on the homeward nine scoring 3 up to finish 4 up overall. Peter, however, went one better scoring 4 up on the back 9 to draw level and take the day on a count back.
Kobi Wenzel had an uncharacteristic bad day to take the Mars Bar.
Boh Wall was too strong for his opponents on Tuesday carding 35 stableford points to beat runner up, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel by 2 strokes. Richard “Pickles” Matz showed a concerning fall off in form sharing the Mars Bar with Neil Webster. Pickles’ fans will be hoping that this loss of form is temporary.
David “Jack” Webster had an outstanding round on Saturday scoring 43 stableford points in the first round of summer golf. Richard “Pickles” Matz was runner up with 41. Pickles reached the turn with 25 and had visions of a 50 point round. It wasn’t to be as Pickles tightened up (aka choked) on the back 9 scoring just 16 points, a difference of a stroke a hole. Scores were generally up on recent efforts with even the Mars Bar recipient, Bevan Ladhams, scoring 28 points.
Chris “Critta” Waters gave a master class in controlling the wind on Tuesday scoring 38 stableford points. The next best was a mediocre 32 points by Mark “Mouldy” Millward & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with one of them runner up on a count back. Bob Taylor got his 2nd Mars Bar in a row.
Matt Opperman won the Bogisch Cup for handicap matchplay in another close final defeating Boh Wall on the 17th hole 2 & 1. The match was tight all the way but Matt applied the pressure with a 1 over par effort on the back 9. This completes the match play finals for the winter season with all finals at least reaching the penultimate hole.
After a period of high Mars Bar consumption Trevor Maxted has recently strung together a number of wins including the C Grade Championship. Trevor added to these wins braving Saturday’s rain to take out the stableford competition with 37 points, a great effort in the conditions. Newly crowned Club Champion, David “Jack” Webster was runner up with 36 points. Mark “Mouldy” Millward collected the Mars Bar.