Golf

Hackston Trophy @ Echunga 1/12/19.

The last event of the Ingle Farm Tour for 2019 came to a close on 1st Dec. 22 golfers drove up the freeway facing rain, wind and cold conditions. The rain was around early but none after the first 9 holes.

We welcomed 2 guests, Mark Smart and Barclay Mathews and 1999 club champion Wally McCard had his first game of the year.

Special mention because I missed it today goes to Peter Robinson who pretty much cooked the BBQ solo after the game today. Thanks Pete.

Scoring wasnt easy but two golfers managed to shoot their handicaps. The ducks on course were quacking in anticipation but it was Trevor Shepard winning the day on a count back over Wally McCard both scoring 36 points. 3rd place on a count back was Clem Bennett over Colin McPhedran scoring 35 points. 5th and 6th went to Darren Bartholomew over Martin Smith scoring 34 points.

NAGA for the day went to Damian Murphy. Longest drive was Clem Bennett while NTP’s were Ivan Wootton (par3) and Peter Robinson (par4).

Presentation night is next Sunday while the 1st game of next season is Sunday the 5th January back at Echunga.

AGM & Presentation Night at the Club, 6pm Sunday 8th Dec.

WE FRIGGING DID IT! Henley Challenge 2019 Review

24th November 2019

Sixteen Ingle Farm golfers headed to Barossa Valley today on a mission to wrestle back the Henley Golf Club V Ingle Farm Golf Club Annual Challenge Trophy. After last year’s debacle, these sixteen hand-picked golfers put their reputations on the line, all in the name of Ingle Farm Golf Club history. After a somewhat inspirational speech from the Chairman before play (up for debate), out they went on their mission with a take no prisoners attitude.

And oh boy, did they deliver!!!   In a brilliant and dominant display, Ingle Farm dissected their Henley opponents in what can only be described as the most ruthless and one sided affair since the tournament inception in 2004. Ingle Farm defeated Henley 6 matches to 1, with one tie.

I could not be more proud of our club and our players.   In almost all of the matches, Ingle Farm teams found themselves behind and had to fight back from the jaws of defeat. They had to show tremendous courage, heart, and stamina. What a performance! These sixteen players are now IMORTALS!

It is probably a little unfair to call out a few individual performances, but there are a couple that can’t go without mention. Frank Poser eagled the par 5 11th, and Alan Hincks eagled the par 5 7th.

How good were the combination of Jamie Coulthard and Geoff Rigby, winning 7 & 5. Simply brilliant stuff, and the stand out performers on the day.

John McKenzie and Ivan Wootton bounced back from disappointment last year, to dig deep and record a win 2 up. Awesome!

Big Willy’s great form continued and carried Wazza over the line to win 2 & 1.

Corey, Robbo, the Hincks Bros, and the most unlikely combination of Best and Stewart getting the job done! Vic Haythorpe did us proud, but was probably let down by the Chairman, just a little bit.

These sixteen immortals pick themselves for the 2020 challenge, so it will be extremely difficult for any other players to break their way into the team for next year.

RESULTS

Dave Wilmshurst/Warren Smith – Won 2 & 1

Corey Maher/Peter Robinson – Won 2 Up

Frank Poser/Clem Bennett – All Square

Wayne Best/Brett Stewart – Won 1 Up

Ivan Wootton/John McKenzie – Won 2 Up

Alan Hincks/Colin Hincks – Won 2 & 1

Jamie Coulthard/Geoff Rigby – Won 7 & 5

Darren McCard/Vic Haythorpe – did not win, 1 down

Club Championship Rnd 3 – 17 Nov

The Captain, Dave Wilmshurst has won his first Club Championship after round 3 at Sandy Creek.

RANK NAME Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 TOTAL
1 David Wilmshurst 72 69 74 215
2 Warren Smith 71 71 77 219
3 Jamie Hill 73 77 70 220
T 4 Dave Larcombe 78 65 79 222
T 4 Corey Mather 69 76 77 222
6 Clem Bennett 74 72 77 223
7 Geoff Rigby 75 73 77 225
8 Chris Kellett 72 78 76 226
9 Ray McCard 69 81 77 227
T 10 David McLaren 76 73 79 228
T 10 Martin Smith 74 76 78 228
T 10 Ivan Wootton 75 78 75 228
13 Tony Mudge 82 67 80 229
14 Darren Bartholomew 74 81 76 231
T 15 John McKenzie 71 87 75 233
T 15 Darren McCard 82 80 71 233
17 Peter Robinson 77 72 85 234
18 Frank Poser 78 83 75 236
19 Alan Hincks 72 80 86 238
20 Rob Carthew 74 77 88 239
21 Brett Stewart 75 80 95 250
22 Jamie Coulthard 94 90 96 280

Club Championship Rnd 2 – 3 Nov

Captains Report – 26 players headed north for round 2 or moving day of the 2019 Club Championships. It was overcast, windy, the greens were a bit slow and we copped an early shower but the course presented beautifully.

We had a special guest. 1999 club champion Warren McCard who had caddy duties for Ray.  Warren Smith and Corey Mather had a surprise near the 9th hole toilet blocks, both running into a big snake in the toilets.

4 players broke their handicap and scoring was strong.

The winner for the day with a Net 65 was Dave Larcombe jumping from 21st to 3rd overall, can Dave be the first three time winner?  Second went to Tony Mudge with a Net 67, he is sitting 9th overall (8 shots behind). Third was myself with a Net 69, I am current club house leader 1 shot clear. Maiden victory? Fourth went to Warren Smith with a Net 71, he is sitting second overall. Fifth place was Clem Bennett with a Net 72 on a count back over Peter Robinson. Clem is sitting 5th 5 shots behind while Peter is sitting 8th overall.

Longest Drive went to Frank Poser, NAGA was Jamie Coulthard Net 90 while NTP’s were Clem Bennett (Par 4 and a birdie) and Warren Smith (Par 3).

The putting competition was won by myself 24 putts ( 3 were zero’s sunk from off the green) and Peter Robinson 27 putts.

Next game and final round of Championship is in 2 weeks at Sandy Creek (Gawler).

RANK NAME Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 TOTAL
1 David Wilmshurst 72 69 141
2 Warren Smith 71 71 142
3 Dave Larcombe 78 65 143
4 Corey Mather 69 76 145
5 Clem Bennett 74 72 146
6 Geoff Rigby 75 73 148
T 7 David McLaren 76 73 149
T 7 Peter Robinson 77 72 149
T 7 Tony Mudge 82 67 149
T 10 Ray McCard 69 81 150
T 10 Chris Kellett 72 78 150
T 10 Jamie Hill 73 77 150
T 10 Martin Smith 74 76 150
14 Rob Carthew 74 77 151
T 15 Alan Hincks 72 80 152
T 15 Trevor Shepard 78 74 152
17 Colin Hincks 73 81 154
T 18 Darren Bartholomew 74 81 155
T 18 Brett Stewart 75 80 155
20 Ivan Wootton 78 78 156
21 John McKenzie 71 87 158
22 Frank Poser 78 83 161
23 Darren McCard 82 80 162
24 Jamie Coulthard 94 90 184
Damian Murphy 73 DNP DQ
Brett Greenshields 75 DQ DQ
Wayne Best DQ DNP DQ