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.
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.
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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).
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