Players took advantage of near perfect conditions on Tuesday to post some good scores. Dick Cleland ran out winner with 38 points, just ahead of Pat Hallion & Neil Webster on 37, with the count back favouring Pat as runner up. Klaus Heymann took the Mars Bar with 27.
Warnings of damaging winds could not stop six intrepid golfers from returning to competition on Saturday after a suspension due to covid-19.
Andy Phillips was the only player that could cope with the wild conditions returning a handicap equalling score of square in a par round. I will not waste space mentioning the other scores here. Fans will be pleased, however, to note that colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson has returned to competition. Tommo collected the Mars Bar.
In a dramatic change of form Richard “Pickles” Matz scored a miserable 16 points in today’s stableford. Pickles has been the most successful player in the club in recent months and was unable to explain this dramatic change of fortune. His fans will be hoping that this is just a one off and that Pickles bounces back on Saturday. Today’s winner was Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with 39 points, a fine effort in extremely windy conditions. Runner up was Pat “The Rat” Hallion who beat Dick Cleland on a count back, both scoring 35. Both were effected by the unfairness of trees as a hazard in golf although Dick was affected more than Pat.
Chris “Critta” Waters blew the field away scoring 39 stableford points. Peter Weiss was an embarrassing 6 points behind on 33. What made Critta’s performance all the more impressive was that that the strength of his gave, driving from the tee was well below his best demonstrating the improvement of his game overall. The handicapper was so impressed that he reduced Critta’s handicap by one stroke.
There was a dead heat for the Mars Bar between Bop Perry & Mark “Mouldy” Millward with Mouldy picking it up. The may explain Bob Perry’s rush to get away before the presentations.
Despite his recent elevation to the committee, Richard “Pickles” Matz has not let the added responsibility weigh too heavily upon his shoulders. Pickles won Saturday’s stableford on a countback after a 3 way tie. Pickles, Peter Weiss & Mark “Mouldy” Millward all finished with 36 points with Pickles finishing the strongest of the 3. Peter Weiss was runner up while poor old Mouldy was left to contemplate the nemesis that the 16th hole has become for him. Dick Cleland collected the Mars Bar.
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.