Kapunda golfers tough out winter

The weekend winter weather was a far cry from the sunshine the scribe has enjoyed over the past couple of weekends, but we are back in amongst it and have a bit of catching up to do.

At the end of July Russ Minnett sponsored a stableford round which Tim Scheer won with 39 points in a countback with Mick Watson. 

Ryan Allen has made his way into A grade and he and Reggie Staehr both had 38 points.

Carole Molloy had a big week, winning both the ladies Wednesday par comp and the ladies Saturday division.

Keith Dayman went home a little wealthier, winning the substantial jackpot with a three for four on the ninth hole.

Vince Cozitorto was the winner of the first Thursday comp in August with 39 points, one ahead of Con Haagmans from Riverton.

The Total Earthworx monthly medal saw the return of Pete Morrison to the winner’s circle when he carded a net 73. 

David Fidock and Peter Edwards had 74s while Eugene Warrior, Boo Menzel and David Jones all had 75. Carole Molloy continued her domination over the ladies with a net 75.

Not sure what is happening to the ladies Wednesday comp but scores have been difficult to come by. I will fill you in when they are back on line.

Last Thursday a good field of 31 players were back for a stableford round and Terry Fidler showed the rest a clean pair of heels with 42 points. Phil Haigh found some form with 39 points and Wayne Morris 38.

Saturday’s forecast of cold, wet and windy weather came to fruition and the field was down to 35 starters and 29 who actually finished the 18 holes in the Kiwi sponsored stableford round. 

Past member Mario Siciliano had the best score with 37 points and took the B grade voucher, being ineligible for the day’s major prize. 

Tim Scheer was the next best with 35 and took home his second win in three weeks.

It was the A graders who handled the conditions best with Cougar carding 34, Ryan Allen 33 and Pegs 32. Tony Davies was the best of the B graders with 30 and brother Darrell on 29.

The youngest player in the field, Cameron King, won the C grade with 26, followed by Dad Garry and Geezer on 22.

Mick Hennessy’s early start in the rain wasn’t in vain as he won himself an NTP and the day’s jackpot.

I think Garry King might be out with his Stihl this week after hitting a host of trees lining the 12th fairway.

The Dave Forrest Top Dog matchplay comp is down to the final four with Jaimie Lindeblad up against Mick Orvad (if he makes it back to SA) and Ryan Allen should have a very good tussle with Les Grafton to see who makes the final.

Bob and Jenny Lambert will be the providers of the day’s prize this week in the par comp.

It will also be the second round of the Hayward Memorial trophy.

President Macca has emailed out a draft copy of the proposed new Constitution which will be put to the vote at a special general meeting in September after members have perused it and been given the chance to make comments.

If the club doesn’t have your email address or you don’t have one and would like to view the draft it will be available in the clubhouse over the coming weeks.