Kapunda Golf Club weekly report

Photo: File
Photo: File

Another big week for Kapunda Golf Club with the AGM coming and going and some major changes on the new committee.

I will get to that in due course but first the golf results.

The ladies played the 2nd round of their Summer Cup and Sue Byrnes made it to the top step of the podium with a convincing 4 shot win with her 34 points.

Jan Bird from the BV and immediate past Captain Gloria Potter both had 30 points. From my reckoning this leaves Gloria and new ladies Captain Julie Holland tied on a combined stableford score of 55 points.

The previous, previous ladies captain Tine Perry is back on 50 points. There you go girls, in future put your hand up for the skipper's job and your golf will improve accordingly.

Another good field in the mid twenties rocked up for the 2nd twilight round and another great nine hole score of 20 points won the day. Jaimie Lindeblad was the man of the moment as the overall winner. Geezer was just a shot back on 19.

The "non-golfer" division was won by Tony Crawford and the top lady was Jan Owen.

Thursday's field of 31 players battled it out in a stableford round.

A countback was required to separate David Jones and Mick Menzel after both ended up with 37 points. Maybe the course manager had a bit of inside knowledge as Davey won the countback.

Michael Sulser was just a shot behind with Robert Tonkin and Richard Schultz on 35.

Saturday's field was pushing the 70 mark again and Peter Murphy managed to show the rest of the field a clean pair of heels with his 43 points.

Geoff Zerk was the best of the other C graders and the closest challenger with 39 points. Ray Thorning was a shot back on 38 and Reggie Staehr carded 36.

In the B grade Boo Menzel was back in the winner's circle with a well compiled 38 points. Early starter Michael Fidler had 37 and Davey Jones followed up his good mid week form with 36 points.

36 points was also the top points in the A grade and a trio of players had this written on their scorecards. Leftie Mick McCarthy continued up his steady Championship form to win the countback and the grade voucher.

New comer Andy McAuliffe and Jaimie Lindeblad were the joint bridesmaids. Jaimie didn't want to get too greedy for the week.

Back to the AGM. A good turnout ventured out to the Clubhouse on Thursday night to vote in the new committee for the coming 12 months.

The Presidents report thanked all involved in the running of the Club over the past twelve months and in particular the contribution of Dave and Lucy Bashford over many, many years. We hope they will still be around and playing more golf in the future.

There were some results in uncontested positions from nominations which had been posted on the notice board in the preceding weeks.

Eugene Warrior was re-elected as Mens' Captain.

Helen Day was elected treasurer, Marty Hayward was welcomed to the committee for the first time as Secretary, David Jones and Al Sherrah were re-elected to the Course manager and Bar manager roles respectively.

Julie Holland was elected the new ladies Captain. Bob Lambert, John Owen, Leigh Durdin and Brad Thomas were re-elected to the general committee positions.

Pam May was taken by surprise when nominated for a general committee position but eagerly accepted and was warmly welcomed to the committee.

This left the top two positions of President and Vice President to be decided upon. Joe Ryan and current president Pete Morrison (in his absence going under the knife for a hip replacement) went to a ballot for the top job with Joe Ryan being duly elected for another stint in the President's role after many years in varying committee positions.

Another past President, Ian Watson, was nominated for the Vice president position and was duly elected unopposed.

Congratulations to all those elected to continue the great work of past committees in making the Kapunda Golf Club a successful, viable organisation.

There will be some challenges ahead with water supply and machinery upgrades but we are all confident the right people are in the right positions to get the job done.

This week we will remember the servicemen and women who have fought for our country in many battles on various continents on Remembrance Day on Monday.

Saturday's golf will see the prompt return to another stroke round for the 3 rd round of the Perry Greyhound Stud Veteran's Trophy.

It was great to see Dave back on his feet and looking forward to getting back to golf after a long layoff with knee problems.

Happy golfing (if there is such a thing).