Dick Cleland, enjoying the benefit of playing with a good player (colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson) turned in a well balanced round of 41 stableford points with a 21/20 split. Thomo got away to a slow start but pushed Dick on the back 9 keeping him on his game. Runner up was David “Jack” Webster with 37 while Thomo & Andy Phillips scored 36. Michael “Tickers” Tickner continues to search for form narrowly avoiding the Mars Bar.
Colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson showed magnificent composure to win today’s stableford event by 2 strokes. Tommo scored 40 points with an even 20/20 split. Despite some setbacks on the homeward 9 that would have sunk a lesser competitor Tommo negotiated the challenges. Runner up was Andy Spackman on 38 points while Dick Cleland and Big Trev Maxted both finished on 37.
A count back was required between Richard Secomb & Richard “Pickles” Matz to decide the Mars Bar.
Six girls braved the cool windy weather this morning. Sharyn Roberts won the day with a respectable 36 points from runner up Andrea Rowe 35 points. Peg Gebhardt was nearest the pin on hole 8 and Di Day won the extra comp with 11 drives on fairway.
Trevor Maxted thrashed today’s field scoring a blistering 40 stableford points in blustery conditions. The runners up, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel & Michael “Tickers” Tickner were 6 points back on 34, with Gus getting the ball on a count back. The inconsistent Dick Cleland followed up Saturday’s win with the Mars Bar.
Dick Cleland started slowly in Saturday’s par round being 3 down at the turn. A homeward 9 of +5 gave him a total of +2 just 1 better than more fancied players, Michael “Tickers” Tickner & colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson. On the other hand Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” had a promising start turning at +1 before lack of fitness saw him fade on the run home to collect his 2nd Mars Bar in 2 weeks.
A count back was required to separate Pat Hallion & Michael “Tickers” Tickner who both scored 39 points. Paul Smedley was only one stroke back on 38 while the Mars Bar went to Jamestown visitor Gary Lloyd.
Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” returned last Saturday after a long absence & collected the Mars Bar
The winner was Chric “Critta” Waters with a dazzling 42 points disappointing Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel who was runner up on 40 points. Other good scores were returned by Kobi Wenzel 39 & Mark “Mouldy” Millward & Philip “Tommo” Thomson on 38.
Five ladies hit off today with Peg Gebhardt scooping the pool. Peg had a superb round of 38 points. Runner up was Glenys Pierce with 31 points, nice to see you back Glenys after a few weeks absent. Judy Reilly had 29pts and bringing up the tail was Di Day and Andrea Rowe both with 28 pts. Nearest the pin on hole 8 and the extra comp was Peg Gebhardt. Birdie Ball went to Glenys Pierce for her great birdie on Hole 8 sinking a monster putt.
Paul Smedley has stunned his opponents with totally unexpected good form scoring 43 stableford points and a gross score of 89. Paul has been haranguing the handicapper to increase his handicap since his arrival back in Burra at the beginning of this month. The handicapper has increased his handicap by 6 strokes since then only be treated in this disdainful manner.
Scores were generally better than usual and some would have been disappointed when Paul returned his card. To make matters worse, the handicapper, Andy Phillips, was runner up with 42 points, a score that would normally win comfortably. Another disappointed player was the ever consistent Pat Hallion on 39.