Kapunda Golf report, September 2019

Photo: Sourced
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Mother nature dished up a bit of a mixed bag for golfers who teed up at Kidman Links last week.

The fillies had a good turnout for the Gloria Potter sponsored stroke round in pretty good conditions.

Lucy Bashford had her second win in three weeks with a very nice net score of 70.

Wendy Wilson snuck into second place just a shot back and the sponsor tied with Glenys Pierce on 72.

These ladies seem to have a bit of a monopoly at the top of the leader board in recent times.

Thursday's comp was played in back to winter conditions but that didn't seem to deter the 38 diehards who braved the forecast to compete in a stableford competition.

Terry Harris and Robert Tonkin didn't seem to have any issues with the weather and the former made it two from two in the past fortnight after winning the count back.

Newcomer Paul Glenn and veteran Milton Martin were a couple of shots back.

Mick Orvad also had a pretty good day with 37 points.

Not sure if it was the weather forecast or the fact the local footy finals were on but the field was down to 66 for the Total Earthworx Monthly medal.

Huey decided to hold off on the rain, for the pm starters at least, and the blustery conditions made it difficult to control the ball for most players.

It was extremely tight at the top of the pack with a five way count back required to decide the overall winner and also a couple of the grade winners.

Brett Burgess was the lucky winner of the overall prize and booked a spot in the McCarthy trophy round for all monthly medal winners next year.

Ian Watson turned back the clock to claim the A grade voucher in a count back with Cougar.

The trio of Steven Watson, skipper Eugene and Mick Orvad all were just a shot further back on 73.

The B grade was also decided by count back with Greg Hinderwell managing to use the breeze to his advantage to sneak home ahead of early starter Terry Fidler.

Kieran Chappell was also an early starter and he was next best in the grade with 75.

Mick Menzel had the lead on his lonesome in the C grade with a hard fought 74.

Chris Matcham and Kym Mosey both had 75.

This week the ladies I believe are playing a stableford round for the Kapunda Conveyancing trophy while Saturday will be another stroke round incorporating the first round of the Perry Greyhound Veterans trophy.

The next couple of weeks will provide members with some last minute practice heading into the Club Championships beginning on the first Saturday in October.