Good numbers on Kapunda Golf Course

Last Monday saw a great roll up of member volunteers, who turned out to be predominantly Thursday players, for the greens renovations.

The job was made so much easier with the excellent show of support. Thanks again to Boo Menzel and ladies who provided the crew with a great barbecue.

The sandy greens didn’t seem to deter players for the rest of the week with good numbers across all competitions.

The ladies played the second round of the Summer Cup with another good field of 15 players. Jan Owen had a good round for her 37 points and a two-shot lead over Carolyn Koch. Pam May had 33 and Leanne Brooks, from Two Wells, carded 32.

In the hot weather, Wednesday twilight attracted a good crowd of nearly 20 players and Geoff Ashby from Eudunda won the day with 20 points. As the daylight becomes longer expect to see fields improve.

The Thursday boys were back in good numbers with a field of 44 eclipsing the Saturday numbers for the first time that I can remember. The scoring was tight at the top and once again a score of 40 points was required to win the day.

On this occasion there were no less than five players who all carded 40 and thankfully the captain’s job was made easier by the OneGolf system. Peter Edwards won the day ahead of Tony Goode, Wayne Russell, Greg Jones and Joe Ryan. There were a couple of players who carded good scores of 39 and a further two on 38.

The highlight of Saturday’s play would have to be the hole in one by Mrs Murray’s son, Harv. His ace on the par three 15th brought him five points in the stableford round but I’m sure that would have been the last thing on his mind after seeing the ball disappear into the hole. Congratulations Harv, most of us are still waiting to experience the same sensation.

The sandy greens didn’t seem to affect the scoring in Boo Menzel’s stableford round on Saturday as the winning score was a magnificent 46 points by brother Jim, who finally got the monkey off his back breaking away from any tied scores and possible countback.

Troy Flanagan could probably consider himself a little unlucky to be beaten with 45 points but cleaned up in the C grade quite easily from John Harris on 40 and another Menzel brother, Mick, on 38.

Sal Hambour also played well on the slow greens to card 43 points and a one shot lead in the B grade over Gary Brushe. The Jones brothers, Greg and David, had 39 points apiece and Terry Fidler 38.

Leigh Durdin found some good form to lead the A graders home with 38 points. Wayne Morris and Les Grafton ended up on 37 and Derek Baird 36.

The only filly out having a hit was the last of the Menzel’s, Jenny, who had 32 points. Thursday night is the annual general meeting in the clubhouse and it would be great to see a big turnout to support the hardworking committee for the year ahead. I believe there may be a couple of positions still open for nomination so if you would like to assist in the running and decision making please put your name up.

Look forward to reporting on the makeup of the new committee and another good week of golfing results.

Andy Peters will be the provider of the prize on Saturday in another stableford round.