Covid-19 measures introduced by the Government have meant that all golf courses in Australia should be closed.
The health of all members and visitors are of prime concern and the committee has acted quickly following the latest government announcements and advice from Golf Australia. The clubhouse was closed a week ago and will remain closed.
We have tried to keep the course open while meeting social distancing guidelines but given the tightening of these it is no longer possible. It was our aim to provide the opportunity for members to continue to get exercise. Unfortunately, according to the government, golf does not rate as an exercise.
We will open the course again once it is deemed safe to do so. In the meantime please keep safe.
Saturday’s stableford was won by visitor Keith Johns from Ingle Farm Golf Club with a score of 40 points. Best of the locals was Dick Secomb with 37 followed closely by Richard “Pickles” Matz and Kobi Wenzel on 36.
At the other end club captain Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel had a day best forgotten taking the confectionery, and being the only player not to achieve 31 points or better.
Perfect conditions greeted the 13 teams who took to the course to play an ambrose competition for the inaugural Farmers Golf Day. Thanks must go to our wonderful sponsors for supporting the day. From their support we were able to hand out fantastic prizes. An auction of items donated was held after the golf with funds raised being donated towards the RFDS & KI Fire appeal. Winners & Prize list:
1st Gross – NAB Clare team (gross 65). Pictured above L-R Matt Casey, Martin Videon, Ben Sommerville, Dane Sommerville
2nd Gross – Burra Bakery (gross 67).
3rd Gross – Hamley Hackers (gross 69) on a countback
1st Nett – Johnsons & Sons (nett 56.25)
2nd Nett – Landmark Hallett (nett 58.5)
3rd Nett – WSB Clare (nett 60)
NAGA – Landmark Burra
Mens Long drive – Brad Tiver
Womens Long drive – Andrea Rowe
Mens Nearest to the Pin – Andy Phillips
Womens Nearest to the Pin – Sue Minson
A huge thank you to the following for their efforts on the day. Peg Gebhardt for organising the sponsors & taking team nominations. Peg, Di Day & Judy Reilly for the lunch. Bob Perry for the refreshments bus on course. Dick Secomb for cooking the BBQ. Andy Phillips bar service. Dick Cleland for checking cards and sorting out the results & Craig Honan for auctioneering.
Klaus Heymann demolished today’s Heritage Classic field scoring 37 points to win by four. Klaus made some of the more fancied competitors look very ordinary indeed. Runner up was Andy Phillips with 33 points while there were 5 players on 32. The best of the ladies was former Burra member, Helena Holman, now a member at Thaxted Park who scored 31 points.
The Mars Bars went to visitors with Anita Hodge and Trevor Durant getting the ladies and men’s award respectively. Both are members at Thaxted Park.
37 Klaus Heymann
33 Andrew Phillips
32 Richard Cleland, Mark Millward, Chris Waters, Russell Wenzel, Neil Willoughby (Thaxted Park)
31 Helena Holman (Thaxted Park)
30 Mark Holman (Thaxted Park), Christine Telfer (Thaxted Park)
29 Philip Thomson, Kobi Wenzel
28 Gary Weymouth (Emu Golf Club)
25 Peter Brearly (Peterborough), Anita Hodge (Thaxted Park)
Russell “Gus he Good Guy” Wenzel scored 36 stableford points to take out Saturday’s competition. Runner up was Dick Cleland, one back on 35. Dick Secomb took the Mars Bar while Andy Phillips won 3 nearest the pins.
36 Russell Wenzel
35 Richard Cleland
33 Kobi Wenzel, Michael Tickner
32 Trevor Maxted
29 Richard Matz, Andrew Phillips, Philip Thomson, David Webster
Petr Weiss & Mark “Mouldy” Millward slugged it out in their Jennison Cup semi final finishing the regulation 18 holes all square before Peter pulled off a spectacular birdie on the sudden death 19th to sink Mouldy’s hopes.
Peter will now meet Dick Cleland in the final next Saturday.
Tuesday 4/2/20 – Three ladies stepped out for a round of golf. Winner of the day was Peg Gebhardt with 31 pts, R/Up Di Day on a count back with 31 pts, Sharyn Roberts 25 pts, Sharyn also got a birds ball on hole 14.
Tuesday 11/2/20 – Four ladies played with the winner Di Day 32 points, R/Up Peg Gebhardt 31 pts then Andrea Rowe 30 pts, followed by Sharyn Roberts 26 pts. Di Day won the extra competition and nearest the pin on hole 8.
Tuesday 18/2/20 – Only two ladies teed off with many out due to bowling commitments. I think both of us wished we stayed home!!. Sharyn Roberts was the winner with 29 points who rolled by Andrea Rowe with 26 pts.
Tuesday 25/2/20 – Five ladies played, the winner was Peg Gebhardt with a massive score of 39 points, R/Up was Glenys Pierce with 34 pts on a count back from Di Day. Other scores were Andrea Rowe 30 pts, Sharyn Roberts also 30 pts. Extra comp was Par 3’s Par 5’s – Andrea Rowe won this with 16 points. NTP Hole 8 – Sharyn Roberts.
Colourful local identity, Philip “Tommo” Thomson was the firm favourite to win this years Jennison Handicap Matchplay Cup until he had to play the club’s oldest active member today.
Tommo broke out the blocks in fine style winning the first hole. Unfortunately it was the only hole that Tommo won. Despite a minimal difference in handicap Tommo was unable to stem the tide going down 6 & 5 to Dick Cleland. This result has thrown the betting markets into disarray. Dick will play the winner of the other semi final between Mark “Mouldy” Millward & Peter Weiss which will be played next week.
This is Dick’s easiest win in the competition so far with both of his previous matches going to the 19th.