Quieter week on 'Royal Kapunda'

It was a bit of a quieter week on the course at 'Royal Kapunda' after the hectic time the week before and conditions varied as much as the golf scores.

The fillies had a pretty good day on Wednesday and a good field turned out for the Helen and Trevor Day sponsored stroke round.

A couple of the newish members from the Gilbert were atop the leader board with Marie Vater having a good day with her net 73.

Just a couple back was Judy Vandeleur and they were followed by Janet Morrison and Roseanne Rule who both carded 78.

Thursday brought an early taste of summer and it seemed a couple of players really enjoyed the warm conditions.

A count back separated Wayne Russell and Bob Lambert, with the latter coming off second best after finishing with 44 points which would win 99 per cent of stableford rounds.

Frankie Schulz also had a great day with 39 and he was followed by veteran leftie Milton Martin a shot further back. Terry Harris went from prince to pauper in a couple of weeks, winning the count back for the encouragement award last week with 25 points.

In contrast to Thursday, Saturday's players had to contend with cold, windy conditions and the odd shower or two.

It didn't seem to bother those at the very top of the field with Kym Mosey and Wayne Skinner both carding 40 points.

Wayno was the unlucky loser of the count back and he had to be content with the B grade voucher. Leigh Durdin played well to claim the A grade after he came in with 39 points.

Dan Law was one of a trio of players who scored 36 points and he again had a par round with some great form leading into the Club Champs.

Early starters Tim Scheer and Damian Burgess were the other two with 36 points.

Craig Gogoll continued his great run of form to be just one shot behind Skinner in the B grade.

Craig 'Sutho Sutherland turned back the clock with his 38 points his best in recent times and Brett Woodards and Greg Hinderwell both carded 36 points.

The same score was the best of the C graders and was handed in by Alan Strawbridge for his first grade win. Chris Matcham scored 34 points and Ian Gawley 33.

Next week's stroke round is the second in the Perry Greyhound Veterans Trophy and will be the last chance to get in some practice prior to the Club Championships beginning the week after.

The course is in great shape after the bit of rain last week and the greens are running true and with good speed which augers well for the upcoming champs.