19 players drove up the freeway facing cool overcast conditions to play the second round of singles at Echunga.

The course had taken a bit of rain in the last week but wasn’t too bad under foot although a few times the mud rule would have been nice.

Singles results: 3 out of 4 games were completed.

Clem Bennett defeated Colin Hincks 2 & 1
Jamie Hill defeated Dave Larcombe 4 & 2
Alan Hincks defeated Ivan Wootton 5 & 3

Next round of games will be:
Jamie Hill v winner of Martin Smith/Darren Mccard
Clem Bennett v Alan Hincks

The winner for the day on a countback was Alan Hincks 37 pts from Peter Pedersen. 3rd place on a countback with 36 points was Frank Poser with Darren Mccard 4th. 5th went to John McKenzie 35 points and rounding out the top6 was Jamie Hill 34 points.

NAGA for the day on his home course was Ray McCard with 19 points. Longest drive was Warren Smith while the nearest to the pins were Dave Larcombe Par3 and Jamie HIll Par4.

Next game in 2 weeks at Barossa Valley for Pairs catchup games and the Dinning Trophy


Pairs Round 2 @ Fleurieu aka Mt Compass Golf Club

Today saw 19 players venture south for the second round of the pairs competition. It was a calm blue day however the wind picked up early on. The course was in good condition however the rough was a tad brutal and many balls were lost. It was a long day with a 5 hour plus round. Out of 4 pairs games left only 1 could be completed due to other commitments. The winner of this match was Darren McCard/Colin McPhedran defeating Ray McCard/Brett Greenshields 2 & 1.

Overall scoring was tough but Geoff Rigby shone and scored a whopping 42 points to win the day. 2nd place went to Colin Hincks with 36. Honourable mention to dual club champion Dave McLaren who came out for a look and scored 35 points. 3rd place went to Peter Robinson 33, 4th Clem Bennett 32, 5th went to Dave Larcombe 31 pts on a countback from myself also on 31 who finished 6th.

Colin Hincks won the longest drive and also the NTP on the Par4. Ray McCard was NTP Par3 and the NAGA for the day went to Brett Greenshields with 14 points. Noted that Brett had smashed his thumb during the week playing with bricks and had to drill into his thumb nail to relieve pressure. No excuse and a soft display of golf.


2018 Program change.  Thaxted Park 20th May is now Echunga with tee off at 8.45am




It was the annual Captain’s v Chairman’s grudge match, the Memorial Trophy played at Kapunda. Only 0.1 of a point separated the teams at the end, the Captain’s team being victorious. It was former Chairman Ray McCard who let his team down badly, coming dead last with a pathetic 30 points.

Here is the report from the victorious Captain …

19 players made the trek north to Kapunda for the Memorial Trophy. We faced blue calm skies and furry slow greens and played off the white tees.
A catch up pairs game was played. Super sub Greg Adam paired Andrew Saint against Darren McCard/Colin McPhedran. Darren and Colin won 2 & 1 and made it into the 2nd round of pairs.

Ray McCard was at his carting best , taking out some hoops in the ground on the 1st hole , driving straight over one of them with out seeing it.
The winner for the day with a great 42 points was Corey Mather. Corey killed it and I reckon the handbrake came on a bit at the end but he won by 3 over the inform Darren McCard who had 39 points on a 3 way countback with John McKenzie also 39 and Clem Bennett 39.
We had a special guest today, past 150+ game player Theo Symonds aka batman who also scored an impressive 39 points on his home course. 5th place was Ivan Wootton with 38 points and rounding out the top6 was Colin Hincks with 37 points.
Longest drive went to myself and nearest to the pins went to Geoff Rigby (par3) and John McKenzie (par4). It was a high NAGA and it was won by Ray McCard on a countback with 30 points.

The other competition that went on was the Chairman v Captain teams. Darren and I studied the form and over a 4 hour selection process on saturday the teams were picked.

Chairman’s team: 315/9 Average = 35.0
Corey Mather 42; Darren McCard 39; Ivan Wootton 38; Jamie Hill 35; Alan Hincks 35; Colin McPhedran 32; Geoff Rigby 32; Peter Robinson 32; Ray McCard 30.

Captain’s team: 351/10 Average = 35.1
Clem Bennett 39; John McKenzie 39; Theo Symonds 39; Colin Hincks 37; Randy Wallace 36; Darren Bartholomew 35; Dave Wilmshurst 34; Dave Larcombe 31; Andrew Saint 31; Greg Adam 30.