Excellent weekly fields at Kapunda golf course

Pretty good conditions prevailed at the Kapunda Golf Course all week and players made the most of them with excellent fields.

The ladies got the ball rolling on Wednesday in a stroke round for the Kapunda Post Office prize.

A group of 14 players teed it up and it took a countback to separate nearly a third of them at the top of the leaderboard.

Helen Day ended up being the winner ahead of Chris Pfitzner, Roseanne Rule and Jule Holland after all four carded net 77.  A break for a desert holiday certainly didn’t harm Helen’s form too much.

The Thursday boys also had an excellent field of 39 competing in a stableford round.

John Conaghty turned his form around in a big way and relegated Jim Menzel to bridesmaid for the second Thursday in a row.

John had an impressive 45 points and Jim was pretty stiff to miss out with an equally impressive 44 while Greg Jones had nice 41 and Terry Fidler 40.

The Saturday field for the Kapunda Diesel services was back up around 60 again. In ideal conditions it was great to see the likes of Tom Ryan, Gary Brushe, Russ Minnett, Wayne Skinner, Joe Ryan and co out again enjoying the weather and the magnificent course.

The greens benefitted from being rolled and picked up a couple of seconds on the Stimpmeter over the previous week.

John Conaghty proved that his Thursday form was no fluke by topping the field with another great performance of 42 points.

Howie Jacques was just a shot behind and he had a two shot lead in the B grade over Ben Burgess. Boo Menzel and Darrell Davies both had 37 points.

Troy Sires started his round lamenting that he hadn’t played to his handicap for more than 12 months.

He certainly changed that around with his playing partners bringing out his best with 40 points on the card.

That was good enough to claim the A grade over Mick O’Brien who had 38 followed by Doc Carson on 36.

The C grade was a tight tussle with Teo Symons also making the 40-point mark.

Unfortunately, Jim Menzel was again a point short of the grade win despite a pretty good round, (I see a pattern forming here!).

Other veterans Sir Don Kaesler and Geoff Zerk found some form with 38 points and Mick Menzel ensured he got a mention with his brothers with 37 points.

A half dozen fillies enjoyed a bit of exercise and Julie Holland went one better than her Wednesday result, leading the others with 34 points.

Both Carole and Glennis were just a shot back.

Monday saw the Mid North veterans booking out the course and Friday the ladies will host the Ladies Open Day.

Jaimie Lindeblad is eagerly awaiting the result of the match between young gun Ryan Allen and veteran Les Grafton to see who he is up against in the Dave Forrest “Top Dog” matchplay final.

With just a couple of shots difference in handicap it should be an interesting tussle. In a couple of weeks past member Kyle Hayter is off across the border to compete in the Victoria Boys Open, played over four rounds, and we will follow his progress with interest.

On Saturday, John and Jan Owen are providing the day’s prize for members competing in a par comp.