The weather conditions were near perfect for the 21 golfers who competed in the TDC Monthly Medal at the Penola Golf Course.
The score of the day came from the stick of Bill Cheers who finshed woth an inpressive 83 off the stick for a nett 65 to win the B Grade.
He started slowly on the back nine, shooting 44 off the stick before firing up on the front ni ne. He also had a double bogey, then a bogey before having seven pars in a row.
Grant Stephenson can count himself unlucky with his score of nett 68 only getting him runner-up.
His flat stick was his saviour with only 25 putts helping him to win the putting competition.
With two birdies and five pars he was flyoing undr the radar and looking good.
The other two spots were taken out by Andrew Hutchesson over Dean Moore on a countback with both having a nett 70.
Both players had a very good back nine finishing four under their handicaps.
The A Grade was won by Lindsay Storer with a nett 70.
Storer could have scored a little better with the 17th being a disaster considering his drive was in prime position before a near shank on his third shot made getting par near out of reach.
The ever reliable Peter Walker is just like a good red, just gets better with age, to have a nett 71 for the runner-up.
Again he seems to keep doing enough on nthe day to end up on the winners’ list.
In third was Greg Hutchesson who came out firing early to finish with a nett 74.
His driving was on song early, giving him every chance of making pars and after six holes was one over thanks to two birdies.
This hard work was soon undone with two triple bogeys before the turn.
Fourth was taken bu Jeremy Briggs who was having a break from the rigours of a strenuous vintage with nett 77.
The C Grade was a little tighter with Mark Edwards nett 73 enough for the win.
A chip in on the ninth was a highlight on his front nine and he too putted extremely well.
A countback was needed for the runner-up with Ant Mathys over Allen Meyer both on nett 74.
Further back was John Gregory on nett 78.
Nearest the pin winners were Peter Walker on the seventh, Greg Hutchesson on the ninth with Bill Cheers taking out the best second on the 11th.
Other prize winners were for long drive with Jeremy Briggs, John Wilkinson and John Gregory taking out A, B and C respectively.
Full results here.
A field of 18 golfers took to the Penola Golf Course for a par competition and with welcoming conditions scores looked promising.
The score of the day came from the B Grade with the smooth John Wilkinson playing consistently to finish three up.
His front nine was outstanding with five pars but this was balanced out with three wipes going into the turn.
Wilkinson finished his lunch and not only wiped his chin but also the first hole before steadying to finish the back nine one up.
The runner-up was Dean Moore on 1 up who defeated Brad Mathys on countback.
Both players started shaky but Moore had a purple patch on the back nine with four wins to get him over the line.
The A Grade was won by the ever reliable straight down the middle chip and putt Peter Walker whi won with one down.
The ex-President, John Mossop, was runner-up ranting that when he was in charge the A Graders always returned a plus score.
Funny that his score was also in the negatives, finishing two down.
In third was Chris Holden on three down from David Murray back on four down.
The Patrick of Coonawarra nearest the pin winners were Chris Holden on the seventh, Wilkinson on the ninth by the smallest of margins and Nathan Williams had the best second on the 11th hole.
The February Redman Wines progressive nearest the pin on the 13th was won by Greg Hutchesson.
The chocolate for worst score went to David Boyd, which he seems to win regularly the week after he has score of the day from the previous week.
Players are reminded that this Saturday’s competition will be the TDC Monthly Medal with some great prizes on offer.
Full results here.
Fine weather conditions greeted 28 players to the Penola Golf Course for the IGA Monthly Medal after two weeks of delays.
The score of the day came from David Boyd in the B Grade who finished with a nett 69.
He played a consistent front nine to his handicap and then found his rhythm in the journey home and despite a triple bogey on the 17th, Boyd still ran away with the win.
Following Boyd was John Wilkinson who changed his regular playing partner to finish with a nett 72.
Wilkinson has been playing some consistent golf of late but was again short of words come presentations.
Also a regular winner in the circle was Grant Stephenson who carded a nett 73, slightly ahead of Pete Bullock with a nett 74.
In the A Grade Jock Agnew found a little of his old form, finishing the day with a nett 70.
Just like an energiser bunny he seems to keep going and his putting was on the mark.
Runner-up was Peter Walker with a nett 71 which is proving age is no barrier to scoring on the course.
Lindsay Storer and Chris Holden both had a nett 72 and a countback was neede with Storer just getting over the line.
The C Grade was the closest contest with three players all finishing with a nett 71.
Mark Edwards has been hitting the ball cleanly in the last few weeks.
He won the countback even with a disastrous first hole which started with him hitting a ball out of bounds, followed by a grubber that did not make even the end of the tee blocks to finish the hole with a nine.
The runner-up was Ian Hollick, back for a hot summer night ahead of the usual monthly medal specialist. Allen Meyer, with the new fat boy owner, Dean Moore, making up fourth with a nett 72.
Bullock had a solid day out winning the nearest the pin on both the seventh and 16th with Grant Stephenson taking home the prize on the ninth.
The best third on the 14th was won by sponsor, Shane McFlanders but he generously gave it up to Lindsay Storer who also landed on.
The long drive winners were Jock Agnew in the A Grade while the B and C Grade winners were Brad and Ant Mathys.
The prized chocolate was stolen by Andrew Hutchesson who was last in and the only player to crack into the 80s, something the proteas would have been proud of.
The putting competition went to Allen Meyer who beat home four other players who also had 27 putts for the day.
Full results here.
Once more hot weather greeted golfers who took part in a par round at the Penola Golf Course on the weekend.
With all golfers heading out early to tee off, it was Mark Edwards prospecting his way to a well compiled five up to win the B Grade and have the score of the day.
If he continues on his winning way he may get the branch established quicker than he thought.
Edwards started the day a little rusty, wiping out the first hole before finding his groove to finish the front nine three up.
The back nine was just as productive with a run of four up in the middle before wiping the last hole.
In second place was Allen Meyer who completed the day to be square.
It was then clear daylight to the father son team of the Mathys with Brad on four down and Ant on six down.
The A Grade saw Lindsay Storer shake off the demons of last weeks disastrous round to finish two up.
He played consistently on the front nine winning a hole then losing a hole to come in square at the turn while his back nine was a solid improvement, finishing two up with 38 off the stick.
Runner-up was Grant Stephenson on one up.
Nathan Williams won on a countback over Leo Price, both with square.
“Snitzel” is loving these early tee off times.
Unfortunately due to the captain not getting out to the course the nearest the pin targets were not present.
All players are reminded that next week will be the IGA Monthly Medal with hopes of kinder weather so players will stay for the full presentation ceremony afterwards.
Full results here.
With extreme heat predicted club members decided to postpone the IGA Monthly Medal at Penola Golf Course and hold the fourth round of the Summer Cup on Saturday.
With only 12 brave and committed golfers hitting the course, early scores were all very scratchy.
The standout golfer who seems to excel with an early tee off was Nathan Williams, who returned with a card of 77 for a nett 68 and was the clear winner for the day.
Williams was consistent all day with nine pars and two birdies and nothing worse than a bogey.
In second place on countback was Leo Price, winning on a countback from Grant Stephenson. They both had a nett 73 while Chris Holden rounded out the fourth spot with nett 74.
The B Grade was a little indifferent with a blanket covering all the scores.
Ant Mathys was declared the winner from Allen Meyer followed by Dean Moore and David Boyd.
The nearest the pins went to Meyer on both the seventh and ninth with Price taking the best third on the 14th.
Lindsay Storer made an early departure to head home but his lacklustre score did enough to claim him the chocolate.
Next week will be a par round with the following week now being the date for the IGA Monthly Medal.
Full results to be found here.