Kapunda Kidman Links host Johnsons' staff Christmas show

Photo: File
Photo: File

It was a busy week at Kidman Links both on and off the course with golf back in full swing and the club hosting Johnsons' staff Christmas show.

The festive occasions saw more than 100 guests pack the clubhouse for a great night of fun and frivolity.

Firstly, thanks go to all of those club members who helped out with feeding, watering and entertaining of the masses and a big thank you to the management and staff of Johnsons for choosing Kapunda Golf Club as their preferred venue for the celebration.

For those who enjoy a Jack Daniels there are now plenty in the fridge following that night.

The golf kicked off on Wednesday with fourteen fillies playing the 3rd round of their summer cup in a stableford format.

Glenys Pierce had the best score of the day with 37 points.

She was followed closely by Pam May on 36 and the pair of Julie Holland and Kathy Stubing on 35.

Wednesday afternoon brought about conditions more conducive to golf than the previous week and a good field of 31 players came out for a twilight hit.

Harvey Murray had a good night with 20 points and the best score of the comp.

Joe Ryan and Mick Menzel were just a shot back and the former won the 'golfer' prize in the countback.

Damon Baille also had 19 points and he was the best of the 'non golfers'.

Kelly Lange was out for her first hit of the season and scored 17 points on six of the nine holes to lead the ladies.

The last round of twilight on the 13th saw another good field of 31 and a leading score of 20 points.

That was carded by Kallan 'Putter' Pfitzner.

19 was also the best of the "golfer" scores and again a countback was required to separate Scott Allen and Kiwi and it was the "thonged" one who lost the countback.

Henry Smith had 13 for a non golfer and Jan Owen went one better for the ladies.

Last Thursday the field was back above 40 players for a rare stroke round and it was the C graders who starred on the day taking the top four spots and all shooting under 100 off the stick.

The best came from Robert Tonkin with a magnificent net 64.

Michael Sulser had 66, Richard Schultz 68 and Keith Earwood rounded out the quartet with a handy 69.

There were another 6 players who carded 71 in a pretty rare display. At the other end of the field there were also a good number who topped the 'ton'.

Saturday was a mixed day weather wise with a cool, showery start turning into a dry, windy afternoon for the late starters.

It was great to see a couple of past members back in town to enjoy a hit on their "old" course.

Both Ben Cooke and Mick Bunn would have seen some changes since their last visit and perhaps they might make more regular appearances.

Peter Murphy must have wondered what he did differently in Saturday's round which saw him have about 20 shots less than he had on Thursday. His very nice +4 was matched by a couple of other C grade players but good enough to win the countback.

Jenny Menzel was next best after the mixed comp handicap adjustment and Ray Thorning had to settle for a ball for his +4.

Others in the C grade to do well were Tim Gogoll +2 and Geoff Zerk and Janet Morrison +1.

Andrew McAuliffe continued his good form to claim the A grade voucher with +2.

Pegs and skipper Eugene both carded +1.

+2 was also the best score in the B grade and Kieran Chappy had the better of the countback with Michael Fidler.

The playing group of Ben and Brett Burgess and Brett Woodards were joined by Steven Watson with a score of square.

A quarter of the field ended up square or better on the day which is a pretty good effort for a par comp.

Derek Baird probably went home a bit bewildered with his score of -7 but would have cheered up when he found out he won the jackpot of $141- for his birdie on the 14th.

This Wednesday the ladies will be playing the 4th round of their Summer Cup and Saturday will be the December Total Earthworx Monthly medal stroke round.