Kapunda Golf May 2019 report

Photo: File
Photo: File

We have another double banger this week with a couple of week's worth of golf to report on.

The weather has been pretty good and with a bit of a sprinkle of rain the course is showing some signs of greening up.

Prior to Anzac day, the ladies had another great field of 21 players teeing off in a par competition.

It was a close contest with new comer Marie Vater just pipping another player from up north, Bev Hannaford from Riverton, in a countback after both carded -1.

Sisters Annette and Glennis both were a shot back.

Anzac Day presented a four-person ambrose competition and after respect was paid to the diggers, 68 players teed it up to battle it out.

The team of Greg Jones, Tim Scheer, Jaimie Lindeblad and John Shepherd were the best on the day and well deserved winners.

Rumour has it that John may even be back to play at Kidman Links again soon.

Saturday brought the first round of the Hayward memorial trophy which is the best aggregate par score over five rounds throughout the season.

Craig Sutherland got off to a great start with a magnificent +8 being 3 shots better than his nearest opposition.

Bert Pearce continued his erratic run of results to be the best of the A graders with a very nice +5.

His nearest competition in the top grade was young Tommy Smith with +3.

Wayne Morris also played well with a +2.

The B grade came down to a six way countback with David Jones having the better of Frankie 'German' Schulz, Boo Menzel, Ben Dikih, Ian Watson and Michael Fidler after all finished on +1.

Cameron King also had a pretty good day with his +5 being too good for the rest of the C graders.

Mark Greenwood and Geezer were just a couple back and Dean Lawrie from the Fairways Club was a shot behind them.

The Total Earthworx Monthly Medal was upon us again last Saturday with 78 players hitting the fairways.

Kym Mosey was the next to join the race for the Paul McCarthy Gold Medal round after he won a count back with Ray Thorning with a pretty good net score of 69.

Ray won the C grade by the narrowest of margins over Grant Richardson.

Garry King had 71 and Geezer continued his successful comeback with 72.

Damian Burgess was back on the A grade podium with his net 70.

Wayne Morris continued his purple patch with 71 and Daniel Law also continued his good form leading into the Open day with 74/72.

Chris Doyle earned himself a B grade win after winning a three way countback with Greg Hinderwell and Mick Hennessy. All three carded a net 71.

Ben Burgess was a shot further back. Earlier in the week the ladies played a stroke round for the J T Johnsons prize with a field around the 20 mark.

Carolyn Koch was the best on the day with 75, a couple ahead of new members Judy Vandeleur and Marie Vater. Helen Day had 78.

Thursday's stableford competition saw nearly 40 players take to the course with the threat of a bit of a sprinkle.

Richard Schultz scored well for 39 points and the trio of Wayne Morris, Mark Greenwood and Mick Menzel were three point in arrears.

Coming up on May 26 is the annual Laucke Mills Open Day.

Get your name in early for your chance to win some great prizes. Prior to that on May 19 is the Group Open day at Clare which is an 18-hole stroke round with three grades and an 18-hole stableford competition for veterans (over 55-years).

If you are interested please let the skipper know so you can be registered.

Each club needs to enter at least four players.

On Saturday we are up for another stroke round which is also the second qualifying round of the Dave Forrest match play competition.

On behalf of the committee I would like to wish all of the mothers out there a very happy Mother's Day and hope you get a chance to spend the day with your loved ones.

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