Only 3 ladies out today, as quite a few were away due to association bowls commitments. Peg Geghardt won the day with 31 points on a countback from Runner Up Di Day. Sharyn Roberts won the birdie ball (hole 14) and also took home the Mars bar for her paltry 25 pts.
With competition favorite, Mark “Mouldy” Millward going through to round 2 on a forfeit, five of the remaining matches were decided with 2 requiring extra holes and the others all reaching at least the 16th.
Chris “Critta” Waters defeated Dick Secomb 3 & 1
Peter Weiss defeated Michael “Tickers” Tickner 3 & 2
Andy Phillips defeated Kobi Wenzel at the 21st
Philip “Tommo” Thomson defeated Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 3 & 2
Dick Cleland defeated Richard “Pickles” Matz on the 19th
Two players not involved in the Jennison Cup played a par round.
The first round of the Jennison Cup is due to be played tomorrow. If players are unable to play on the designated date they must arrange an alternative time and date with their opponent prior to the designated date.
All matches must be played before the scheduled date of the next round.
January 14th – With holiday season still in full swing only 2 ladies braved 18 holes in the heat. Di Day came out on top with a score of 29 points, followed by Andrea Rowe with 25 pts. Andrea also had a chip out on hole 10. Judy Reilly played 9 holes and had a superb score of 19 points, plus took out the NTP on hole 8.
January 21st – Perfect weather brings out the golfers! Seven ladies took to the course today with variable results. The winner with 34 points was Sharyn Roberts. Runner up was Margie Stockman with 33 pts on a countback from Andrea Rowe. Other scores were – Marj Wride 30 pts, Peg Gebhardt & Di Day 23 pts & Glenys Pierce got the Mars Bar! The extra comp was Par 4’s and Sharyn won this with 19 pts. NTP on hole 8 went to Andrea Rowe.
January 28th – In warm conditions the ladies took the carts for a spin, making it a pleasant day for them. However, cart golf did not improve the scores will all 4 players finishing with mediocre results. The trees were not our friends! Best of a bad bunch was Sharyn Roberts, winning with 27 points. Runner Up was Marj Wride on 26 pts, followed by Di Day 25 pts & Peg Gebhardt 22 pts. The extra comp was Drives on Fairway and the winner was Di Day with 10 on countback from Marj & Sharyn. The NTP ball stayed in the cupboard this week!
As from next week the new World Golf Handicap system comes into play. All players will find that their G.A. has increased slightly.
David “Robbie” Robinson took out Saturday’s stableford with a stunning score of 46 points. Some sympathy must be felt for runner up, Andy Spackman, who scored an impressive 44 points. Robbie has been threatening to post a score for some time and must have finally got his tee shots to go where he wanted them to. There was a big gap to third placed Mark “Mouldy” Millward and there were a number of scores under 30. A count back was required to decide the Mars Bar which went to Brett Wallis from Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keulen. Thier scores were so low we have decided not to share them with you.
The World Handicap System will go live on Thursday January 30. The main difference Burra players will notice will be the change to daily handicaps, although there may be small adjustments to GA handicaps.
Golf Australia has released the new handicap lookup charts and the men”s & women’s charts for Burra Golf Club can be downloaded from the links below.
Colourful local identity, Philip “Tommo” Thomson put in a good round of 39 stableford points in the men’s midweek stableford. It was not good enough, however, as Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel playing in the last group scored 40 points to edge Tommo out. Mark “Mouldy” Millwood showed improved form carding 37 points while Dick Cleland scored 35.
After showing great promise over several weeks Pat Hallion has finally broken through for a stunning victory. Pat has spreadeagled a good field of 18 players scoring 41 stableford points to finish 4 points clear of runner up David “Jack” Webster. Dick Cleland, Chris “Critta” Waters, & colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson were one back on 36. At the other end of the field Trevor Maxted took the Mars Bar with 24 points.
41 – Pat Hallion
37 – David Webster
36 – Richard Cleland, Chris Waters, Philip Thomson