Author: Mark Duerden

The Vines 2018 Mike Willis Wins

In a very close result Mike Willis won on a count back to lift the trophy at the Vines. With a lot of rain during the week the Course was heavy going for the 27 members with no one playing to handicap and only a handful of scores above 30 points.

1st Mike Willis 33
2nd On c/b Leon Mulder 33
3rd Darren Griffiths 32

NTPs
3rd Chris Skewes 3m
6th Wolf Engel 7m
10th Mike Willis 9m
14th Rob Mulder
Our next round is at South Lakes Goolwa on 16th September, see you then.
John Mortimer

Sandy Creek 2018 James Lunnay Wins

26 Members made the trip out into the Barossa Valley to take on this challenging sandbelt Course. With tree lined fairways, lots of bunkers and some well placed water hazards this layout can catch you out very quickly! Some great scores by the winners including an eagle on a par 5 by James Lunnay

1st James Lunnay 39
2nd Paul Chalk 38
3rd Frank Sampson 37

Ntps
4th Chris Skewes 3m
6th Annette Pearce 3.5m
8th Carolyn Kernahan 1.5m
13th John Mortimer 3.2m
Next Round is Flagstaff Hill 🏌️⛳️

Victor Harbor 2018 – Ryan Mancini Wins

33 Members enjoyed the beautiful Victor Golf Course in ideal conditions. The Course was in excellent condition and some great scores by the winners
1st Ryan Mancini 39pts
2nd on cb Ben Cox 39pts
3rd Stephen Moss 37pts
NTPs
3rd Darren Griffiths 2.5m
7th Stuart Thompson 3.2m
10th Ryan Mancini 2.5m
14th Tony Carter 3m
Regards, John Mortimer

Tanunda Pines 2018 – Paul Chalk Wins

Another good turnout of members at Tanunda with a very windy day making the golf a lot more difficult. A few players did extremely well and posted some excellent score
1st Paul Chalk 40pts
2nd on cb Ethan Ellis 40pts
3rd Liz Wedge 39pts
NTPs winners – sorry the list was lost congrats to those who won. Also nice to see one of our Ladies in the top 3 well done Liz Wedge

Mount Compass 2018 – Kris Rodriguez the Winner

40 Members contested our first round at the testing Mt Compass Golf Course.
1st Kris Rodriguez 41pts
2nd Tony Kernigham
3 players on 38 pts
Jim Stobie Marc Mancini and Paul Chalk
NTPs
5th Chris Skewes 0.7m
9th Al McDonald 2.2m
12th Paul Chalk 3m
14th Andrew Reid 1m

SAOGA Renmark Championship Tournament – 2nd through 5th November 2017

53 adults and 7 children, incorporating 40 golfers, attended the 2017 Renmark weekend. Weather was mild for all 4 days with a changeable breeze throughout. It was good to see some of our new sponsors and also new members attend.
The Renmark CC was a good host yet again with plenty of food and drink available for everyone. The course was in very good condition with the green keeper presenting challenging pins.
Our SAOGA sponsors provided teams in the Friday competition with a total of 8 teams entered. It was a great day with good feedback from our generous sponsors. Well done to David Ellis and the Drummond team winning both the Sponsors Trophy and the Presidents Cup.
The state of the O&G industry has shown some upturn recently and still presented a challenge with raising adequate sponsorship – but still enabling us to put together an enjoyable tournament – it worked out well. Everybody had a great time with good weather and golf. However, good scores were hard to find this year.

Here is a summary of the results:
Thursday / Friday Winners:

• JFK Cup (Thursday Stoke) – 1st – S Thomson, 2nd – T Carter, 3rd – A Dewar
• Presidents Cup (Friday Ambrose – Winning team) & Sponsors Cup – Drummond Team – D Ellis, R Mulder, P Trezise & J Trezise.

Saturday / Sunday winners:

• Bardrill Cup (Ladies Stableford) – 1st – L Wedge, 2nd – C Kernahan
• Stealth Tools Cup (Best Stableford – Sat/Sun) – 1st – S Thomson, 2nd – S Healey, 3rd – D Garrick
• Cavpower Cup (Most consistent) – R Pearce
• Ensign Trophy (Best Stableford – Sat) – 1st – M Harkins, 2nd – K Rodrigues
• SAOGA Cup (Best Stableford – Sun) – 1st – R Mancini, 2nd – E Ellis
• OICS Cup (Best Scratch) – 1st – J Trezise, 2nd – J Lunnay
• Santos Cup (Eclectic) – 1st – T Carter, 2nd – S Moss
• RD Koch Trophy (Most Improved) – 1st – S Thomson, 2nd – C Belshaw
• NAGA – C Belshaw
• Halliburton Cup (Calloway) – 1st – – , 2nd – –

SAOGA Club Championship:

• A Grade – 1st – B Cox, 2nd – M Willis
• B Grade – 1st – M Mancini, 2nd – A MacDonald
• C Grade – 1st – R Mancini, 2nd – A Hudson

Again, many thanks to our generous sponsors who make the weekend possible. Also, thank you to all who donated prizes for the raffle on Saturday night.

Flagstaff Hill 2017 Mark Duerden Wins

We don’t have many competition rounds in thick fog as we experienced at Flaggy 17.
Members relying on course knowledge to navigate through the thick soup to try and find fairways and greens.
Mark Duerden cut through the fog for a great score of 39, 2nd Jim Stobie on 37 and 3rd John Mortimer 37 on CB.
A Grade
J Mortimer 37
C Skewes 34
W Engel 34

B Grade
M Duerden 39
A McDonald 32
M Mancini 31

C Grade
Jim Stobie 37
P Wingate 32
F Topolnjak 30

NTPs
3rd Mike Willis 7 m
7th James Lunnay 2m
9th Andrew Hudson Chris Skewes 6m
13th John Mortimer 1.2
See you all at Blackwood
John Mortimer

South Lakes 2017 Gary Davies Winner

25 Members made the trip to South Lakes Golf Club nestled between the Southern Ocean and the mighty Murray River .Very windy conditions made good scores hard to come by as players struggled to play to handicap. The course was in excellent condition and Clubhouse food was very good. Gary Davies 1st with an excellent 38, 2nd Liz Wedge 35 and 3rd Mark Mancini on C/B.
A Grade
Chris Skewes 30
Andrew Reid 30

B Grade
Mark Mancini 35
Rob Pearce 32

C Grade
Gary Davies 38

Ladies
Liz Wedge 35
Annette Pearce 30

NTP
5th Bruce Clark 6m
8th Mark Harkins 2.1m
10th xx
15th xx

See you at Rennmark.
John Mortimer

The Vines 2017 John Mortimer Wins

36 Members teed up at the Vines in windy conditions for our second event at this well kept course
It’s a great test of golf with sloping tree-lined fairways, blind tee shots, water hazards, and well placed bunkers protecting the greens.
Results: 1st John Mortimer, 2nd on C/B Chris Belshaw, 3rd Mike Willis

A Grade
John Mortimer 38
Mike Willis 35
Rob Mulder 34
Tony Carter 34

B Grade
Mark Duerden 34
Andrew McDonald 33
Ben Cox 33

C Grade
Chris Belshaw 38
Dave Crimmins 34
Scott Healy 32

Ladies
Liz Wedge 33

NTPS
3rd Leon Mulder 2.7m
6th Scott Healy 2m
10th Andrew Reid 3.5m
14th Wolf Engel 5.5m

See you all at South Lakes
John Mortimer

Blackwood 2017 Vera Mortimer Wins

A real test of golf for Members and guests at Blackwood with cold and windy weather.
Most scores reflected the difficult conditions with only one player playing to Handicap.
Vera Mortimer 1st 36 pts , Graeme Wheare 2nd 33 pts , CB Dave Crimmins 3rd 33pts
Tony Carter 32pts
Alistair McDonald 31pts
Mark Harkins 31pts
NTPs
3rd Andrew Hudson 5m
8th John Elliot 6.5m
11th Wolf Engel 1m
12th Mike Willis 4m
14th Rob Pearce 0.4m
Congrats to the winners see you all at The Vines for our next game
John Mortimer

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