There were 17 in the field for a stableford round in good conditions.
Claire Mossop won the A Grade 35 points. Judith Georgeson was runner up with 34 on a countback from Claire Larkin. Claire Mossop won the accuracy with 14 on a countback from Claire Larkin.
B Grade winner was Jane Jenkins 35 from Kathryn Mules 33.
Karen Hunter won the accuracy with 13.
On 7 August the Redman Wines Monthly Medal will be played.
Curt Evans has broken through for his maiden mug win and round of the day at Penola Golf Club on Saturday.
A large field of 33 took on the third round of the President's Cup in overcast, but fortunate, dry conditions. Evans was in smoking hot form after an incident in a previous round saw his bag literally catch fire after an errant swing from his 3-wood caused a small explosion in his golf bag. There was some conjecture over whether there was more smoke coming out of his ears or his golf bag.
With new driver in hand, he performed brilliantly to finish six up in tough conditions. Utilising his handicap well, he made bogeys where it counted and two pars as well to be four up at the halfway point. A mixed bag on the back nine saw another five wins among three losses to cement his spot at the top of the B grade leaderboard and comfortably take out the cash.
In the A grade, the president himself won the prize after a solid round of two-up. Shane Anderson had two consistent nines of plus one and would have been pleased with seven pars and a birdie.
Peter Lunnay also finished with plus two after losing on a countback. His round was very similar to "Lofty's", as he also had two nine of one-up. Lunnay had six pars and a birdie on the 15th to ensure he won that hole.
Jock Agnew played some of his better golf for the month after a one-up round. This was helped by a great run on his second nine where he played the first six holes of the course one under.
Peter Walker beat Paul Harmer for fourth on countback. They both finished one down with Walker having the better back nine after hitting four pars.
Evans won the B grade in a canter, but the minor placings were much closer.
Mal Redman finished runner-up after shooting plus-two. Five pars and a birdie on the 13th showed glimpses of ability. David Strother headed a host of players who finished one-up. A strong finish with two wins in the last four holes saw him put his nose in front. Dean Moore was the next best after he finished one up on the back nine. Bevan Phillips and Matt Stephenson also finished one-up.
Leo Price and John Gregory wone the Patrick of Coonawarra Wines nearest the pins on the ninth and 16th respectively. Greg Hutchesson didn't go home empty handed after having the best second on the 11th in one of his rare highlights for the day.
The Toffee and Treats prize was won by Blue Lake visitor Bob Black who lost the last six holes in a row for the day to complete his miserable round.
Next week is the PPH&S monthly medal which should attract a good crowd should the weather hold out.
Full results to be found here.
A number of the Penola women are playing at SA Golf Women’s Country week.
This reduced the number of competitors on Wednesday with eight playing a stroke round with flag.
Mary Cram had a birdie on the 18th. Her long drive was followed by a good shot onto the green and she made the putt to score 3. Just to balance the good luck her ball could not be found on the 9th hole, possibly hiding in the candle pine.
Claire Larkin won A Grade with nett 75 and also won the putting with 29.
Lee-Anne Medhurst was close behind her with 76.
Marg Murray and Janice Coote filled the placings in the B Grade with Marg winning the putting on 30.
10 women played a 4 ball better ball stableford.
Jo Brand played with her sister Penny Causby who was visiting from Gawler and they had the best round, finishing with 37 points.
Runners up with 36 points were Claire Larkin and Mary Davis.
Claire Larkin won the accuracy.
On 24 July there will be a stroke with flag competition.
The predicted forecast of constant showers and wind was enough to scare many golfers from taking on the course at the Penola Golf Club on Saturday. The forecast lived up to its word early, as constant rain ensured only 16 golfers started and only 12 finished the first round of the Captain’s trophy stableford competition. Conditions did improve as the day went on, and only the first few holes were played in wet conditions.
The captain himself, Greg Hutchesson, was keen to not have to buy any prizes for anyone else, as he blitzed the field by four points. His 37 points was a good tally in trying conditions. Hutchesson hit eight pars and a birdie on the 11th, where he also collected a prize for the best 2nd. He also added to his tally when he won the nearest the pin on the 9th. The only surprise was that he didn’t win the raffle at the end of the day.
Runner up was George Kidman, who was back from his overseas training camp in Spain. He was still on El Spaniola time at the start as he only had 1 point after three holes. He came home with a late flurry as he had three pars and two birdies in the last six holes to collect 16 points in this burst.
Kidman defeated David Murray on a countback, after Stump faded on the back nine following a promising start. Apparently on the back nine he just ‘forgot how to hit it.’ He did win the nearest the pin on the 16th after hitting the green two rounds in a row.
Curt Evans finished fourth after a steady round of 32 points. With regular game time, Evans will be even more prominent at trophy time until his handicap comes down.
Shane McPherson won the toffee and treats award after not having the best of days.
This week is a stroke event with a Lone Ranger competition for the best group.
Fourteen women played the PENOLA TRUE VALUE monthly medal.
A Grade Result: Playing partners Claire Mossop 73 won a countback from Mary Cram.
B Grade: Claire Larkin 79 defeated Ros Lynn on a countback.
C Grade: Liz Copping 78 won from Margaret Murray 80
Liz Copping won the putting with 26
Don Ferguson was far too good for the opposition as her blitzed the A-Grade division of the Rabobank Monthly Medal at the Penola Golf Club on Saturday. The Kalangadoo cattle magnate was on fire with the flat stick as he sunk putts from everywhere to shoot nett 69 for the day.
His putting flattered his card somewhat as probable bogeys were turned into unlikely pars, especially on the front nine where he only had 10 putts. He consequently also won the putting competition. He had 11 pars for the day and a birdie on the 18th to put the icing on the cake.
Ferguson was four shots clear of his nearest rival, Jeremy Briggs, who shot net 73. Briggs had an up and down day and had seven pars and a birdie on the 17th. He also had the longest drive for the A-Grade to pick up a prize.
In third place was Nathan Williams with net 74. His usual reliable putting deserted him as he 32 putts was most unlike Schnitzel. He did manage to accumulate 10 pars along the way.
Peter Walker finished fourth also with net 74. Walker was deadly accurate on the par 3’s where he won prizes for nearest the pin on the 7th and 9th.
David Boyd had the round of the day to head the 30 strong field. His score of nett 68 backed up his 42 points from Thursday. The big hitting Boyd blitzed the back nine where he had five pars and a birdie – including a blistering run from the 11th to the 15th which he played one under the card. Not only did he take out the main competition, but he won a prize for best 2nd on the 11th as well. Recent scores have made the handicapper stand up and take notice for future competitions.
Runner up with a fairly handy score himself was Father Gleeson, who signed off on a net 69. His back nine was a highlight, where he had five pars for 40 off the stick.
Bill Cheers would have thought he was in with a real show also with net 69, but only finished third. He scored consistently well on the front nine where he had nothing worse than a bogey with a few pars along the way.
Blue Kuhl rounded out the placings with net 70 as his group finished in near darkness on the 18th. Fortunately for his partners, he stood on the green and his crimson crest stood out like a beacon for the players to aim at.
Good scores were a little harder to come by in the C-Grade as players struggled in the earlier wet conditions. New member, Curt Evans is slowly acclimatising to the South East chill as took out his first monthly medal with nett 76. Five pars on the front nine showed his potential, but a pair of binaries on the par 5’s on the back nine cost him a much better score.
Runner up was John Foggo who managed to just sneak under nett 80.Dean Moore and Allen Meyer finished in third and fourth places respectively.
Other longest drives on the day were won by Shane McPherson and Jason Jackson. Shane McPherson also won himself a consolation prize of a golf ball on the shin after one of his playing partners picked him out. Playing the 18th in near darkness, one of his playing group went back to replay a shot and supposedly was aiming at the green. Unfortunately for Flanders, he had no warning as the incoming Bridgestone hit him flush in the shin. Used to his usual hijinks, his playing partners ignored him and it wasn’t until closer inspection in the clubhouse, the ‘golfball’ on his shin was clearly visible!
This week sees the first round of the Captain’s trophy, a stableford round. The usual offering of a sack of spuds will most likely be the prize after the three rounds.
Full results here.
Sixteen women played a stableford round in good conditions.
A Grade: Margaret Ferguson had a really good day scoring 40 points. Five pars contributed to her good score. Claire Mossop was runner up with 34 points.
Claire Larkin won the accuracy with 14.
B Grade: Rosemary Ey won with 31 points from Jane Jenkins 29.
Karen Hunter won accuracy with 14.
On 10 July there will be a stroke competition for Penola True Value Monthly Medal.
It is also the third round of the International Bowl.
On 17 July there will be a 4 ball better ball stableford.