Kapunda Golf report June, 2019

The past week saw some very handy rainfall for regional farmers which will also benefit the golf course as well, putting some much needed water in the dam.

It didn't help the ladies for their competition on Wednesday which was washed out.

Thursday conditions were better and a good field fronted up for a stableford round.

Wayne Morris had the best score of the day with his 40 points coming up trumps by a solitary point.

Mick Menzel found some form to be next best followed by Terry Harris on 38.

Dean Butler also had a good day for 36 points.

Saturday's conditions were perfect for the near 80 players who teed off in a par competition.

The course was in great condition and the greens were running at a good speed.

Bert Pearce benefited from some handy coaching tips from his well credentialed nephew to once again blitz a par competition. His +10 almost matched the number of beverages he consumed to maintain his composure as he went about parring the course.

Another great effort Bert and I look forward to seeing the follow up round this week.

Mark 'Mingy' Mickan had a steady day as the leftie carded +3 and a win in the A grade by one shot from Andy Peters who had the putter working well early on.

Boo Menzel also found some form and a lot of fairways to win the B grade with a very nice +4.

The trio of Mick Fidler, Craig Sutherland and Steven Watson also finished with +2.

Craig Gogoll is a newcomer to the game, introduced by brother-in-law Smoo, and he has wasted no time in getting in a win in the C grade.

His +7 could see a bit of a drop in the handicap which will keep him on his toes in coming weeks.

He could consider himself a little unlucky as that score would win probably 99 per cent of par competitions.

John Harris, without his regular cart companion to distract him, was next best in the grade with +2.

Wayne Harvey is working his way to the B grade with +1.

A couple of matches in the Dave Forrest 'Top Dog' have been decided with Franky Schulz beating Mick O'Brien 4 and 3 and Willow getting the better of Diamond Jim Tilbrook 5 and 4.

This week the ladies will have their championship matchplay matches for the top four qualifiers in each division with the remaining ladies playing a stableford round for the Ian and Margie Watson prize.

All the best to those competing in the championship matches.

Saturday's competition will also be a stableford round and on Sunday the annual J.T. Johnson Cup Charity Day will consist of a four ball ambrose competition.

This day has proven to be very popular in recent years so if you haven't got your team together yet, I suggest you get it done asap.

I look forward to reporting on another great week of golf again next week.

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