Kapunda Golf Club report August 2019

Photo: File
Photo: File

Well what can I say. It is a bit difficult coming home to the 'south pole' after enjoying temperatures in the high twenties and early thirties for the past few weeks.

May I also say that after having played some golf up north as well, that what we have here in the way of a course and facilities in Kapunda compare more than favourably.

Even the course being prepared for a PGA event in Darwin didn't present greens as well as our volunteers do at home.

It just adds further testament to how fortunate we are to have such a dedicated band of willing helpers and it shouldn't be taken for granted.

I would encourage all members to give these great people a pat on the back as a show of appreciation at every opportunity.

The ladies results have been a bit sketchy over the past couple of weeks but The Kapunda Auto Pro par round was won by Pam May with a creditable -2.

Pam had a comfortable win over Janet Morrison on -6 and Wendy Wilson and Julie Holland on -7.

The girls played the second round of the foursomes a week ago with Paula Noack and Maria Viter being the overall winners of the Shylie Rymill and the chance to compete in the State wide final depending on other results.

Pam May and Glenys Pierce were the overall winners of the local foursomes played over two rounds. Congratulations to all ladies on their great results.

The last week obviously presented winter conditions at their very best and it was a credit to the 21 players who battled gale force winds on Thursday to complete their rounds.

Under the conditions Tony Davies' score of 36 points was very good. Anthony Goode had 35 and Steven Watson 34.

Given the forecast for the Saturday the field of 50 plus was also a great effort.

Daniel Law has been playing some great, consistent golf of late to the point of reducing his handicap to scratch.

He had his second sub par round in succession to score 38 points to lead the stableford comp. Well done Dan and may the great form continue.

Mick McCarthy and Les Grafton both had 36 points at the top of the A grade while leftie Ryan Allen had a good return to the course with 35.

In the B grade Sal Hambour scored 33 points, one ahead of Howie Jacques.

The C graders also struggled somewhat with Von Altus and Bob Lambert the best with 34 points apiece. Kym Mosey had 32 points.

Leading up to last week Terry Harris had a win in the Thursday comp ahead of Keith Earwood in a rare stroke round.

Keith went one better the following week with his 39 points a narrow win over Wayne Morris.

The fourth round of the Hayward Memorial saw some good golf from Michael Pratt with a +5 score card. BBW Bert Pearce had +4 and Wayne Skinner and John Harris +3.

The Total Earthworx Monthly Medal saw Dan Law card a one under 72 but was just a shot shy of Peter Edwards who won the day with a good net 70.

Along with Dan, Russ Minett, Gary Brushe, and Matt Herman all carded 71's.

Young Tom Smith also had a good day with 76 off the stick.

Hopefully the weather this week will improve and conditions will be more conducive to better golf.

Saturday will be another stableford round.