Author: Mike Willis

Sandy Creek 21-May-2017

Sandy Creek – Match Report

May 21st saw 23 SAOGA members teeing off on a crisp morning at Sandy Creek. The course was in good condition with some spectacular views of the Barossa Valley – and a few close up looks at the trees for some of us I am sure. With a small field and a tight course, scoring was very close. Taking the honours was Benn Cox on 37 points, with Jim Stobie (2nd) and  Ethan Ellis (3rd) with 36 points each (on count back, additional two players on 36 points).

The Summer Match Play cup was also presented with Mike Willis taking the spoils form John Elliot (2nd ) and Andrew Reid (3rd). The Winter Match Play comp kicks off in June.

Victor Harbor 23-Apr-2017

Hello All SAOGA Members,

Our third game of the 2017 season will be held at Victor Harbor Golf Club, Yankalilla Road on Sunday 23rd April 2017. Tee off time is from 07:30 am.

If you wish to play please download the form from the link below and email it back to SAOGA captain:  by 5:00 PM Wednesday 19th April.  Instructions are on the form.  If hiring a cart – please call the club on 08 8552 2030 and book one of our pre-allocated carts.

As a reminder, 2017 club fees of $75 are now due. Please ensure prompt payment to maintain financial status and keep your golf link number valid etc!


Thank you,

Mike Willis

SAOGA Secretary

SAOGA Championship Results

SAOGA Championship Tournament – 24th through 27th October 2016

64 adults and 9 children, incorporating 47 golfers, attended the 2016 Renmark weekend. Weather was excellent for all 4 days with a windy change coming through late Sunday morning.  It was good to see some of our 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 fair condition with preferred lies on the fairways.

Our SAOGA sponsors provided teams in the Friday competition with a total of 7 teams entered. It was a great day with good feedback from our generous sponsors. Well done to Dave Brooker and Chris Watson for their Bardrill / ABC Sales team winning both the Sponsors Trophy and the Presidents Cup.
The continued downturn in the industry 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.  Good scores were around on all of the days.

Here is a summary of the results:

Thursday / Friday Winners:

• JFK Cup (Thursday Stoke) – 1st – A Dewar, 2nd – T Carter, 3rd – G Wheare
• Presidents Cup (Friday Ambrose – Winning team) & Sponsors Cup – D Brooker, R Brickell, J Watts and C Watson

Saturday / Sunday winners:

• Bardrill Cup (Ladies Stableford) – 1st – C Kernahan, 2nd – V Mortimer
• Stealth Tools Cup (Best Stableford – Sat/Sun) – 1st – T Carter, 2nd – M Duerden, 3rd – B Cox
• Cavpower Cup (Most consistent) – V Mortimer
• Ensign Trophy (Best Stableford – Sat) – 1st – B Cox, 2nd – T Carter
• SAOGA Cup (Best Stableford – Sun) – 1st – M Duerden, 2nd – T Carter
• OICS Cup (Best Scratch) – 1st – J Lunnay, 2nd – T Carter
• Santos Cup (Eclectic) – 1st – A Hudson, 2nd – D Dwiyatno
• RD Koch Trophy (Most Improved) – 1st – W Engel, 2nd – K O’Donnell
• NAGA – C Brooker
• Halliburton Cup (Calloway) – 1st – Darlene Crimmins, 2nd – Jane Bray

SAOGA Club Championship:

• A Grade – 1st – T Carter, 2nd – J Lunnay
• B Grade – 1st – M Willis, 2nd – B Cox
• C Grade – 1st – B Clark, 2nd – M Duerden
• D Grade – 1st – T Kernahan, 2nd – S Healey

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.

Port Hughes Copper Club 2016 Results

Port Hughes Copper Club 2016 – Bruce Clark Wins

23 Members & guests enjoyed our annual trip to the Greg Norman designed Copper Club Golf Course. The Course was in great condition with well grassed fairways and slick greens.  It is a real test of golf and can spoil a good round very quickly with thick rough and huge Bunkers.

1st on countback – Bruce Clark 38 points
2nd – Vera Mortimer 38 points
3rd on countback – Darren Griffiths 37 points

A Grade
1st on Countback – Darren Griffiths 37 points
2nd – James Lunnay
3rd Wolf Engel – 32 points

B Grade
1st on countback – John Mortimer – 34 points
2nd on countback – Chris Skewes 34 points
3rd – Rob Mulder 34 points

C Grade
1st – Bruce Clark 38 points
2nd – Mark Duerden 33 points
3rd – Masayuki Ohara 32 points

D Grade
1st on countback – Jim Stobie 30 points
2nd – David Crimmins 30 points

1st – Vera Mortimer 38 points
2nd – Annette Pearce 32 points

4th – Wolf Engel 5m
7th – Mike Willis 6.5m
13th – Jim Stobie 8m
16th – Masayuki Ohara 7m


See you All at Renmark!

John Mortimer

2016/2017 Summer Match Play Competition

Following the success of the last two Match Play competitions, entries are now open for the 2016/17 Summer Match Play Competition, running from November 2016 – March 2017. Entry fees for the Summer Match Play Competition are $20 per person, with the winner taking home a substantial prize pot (prizes also go to 2 nd – 4 th place)

Some notes on the competition format:

  • The names of players entering the competition will go into a hat with names drawn at random to determine the initial match play pairings and overall field split. There will be no seeding of players.
  • Once the draw is announced, a matched pair of golfers need to arrange a game at a mutually convenient course and time before the end of the calendar month.
  • The green fees and any other costs for the game will be for the players own account.
  • Game format is individual match play as defined by the Rules of Golf. Each players’ Daily Handicap is to be used to calculate the handicap differential (see example below).
  • Winner of the match play game is to notify Mike Willis as to the result by email / scan of completed score cards to the address below.
  • If a match is halved after 18 holes and it is practical to continue playing, the next winning hole decides the match result.
  • If a match is halved and it is not practical to play on, the winner is decided by the winner of the index 1 hole during play, and if that was halved, then followed by index 2 hole winner etc until a winner is declared.
  • Results will be posted on the SAOGA website and monthly winners will be contacted to organise their next monthly games.
  • If matched players cannot agree on a date and venue for their match during a calendar month, they must book and play a game at The Patawalonga (neutral public access course) on the last weekend of the month. A no-show by either player will constitute loss of match.

Match Play Example:

  • Player A has a course daily handicap of 21, Player B has a course daily handicap of 11. The handicap differential is therefore 10.
  • Player A gets an extra shot over Player B on hole index 1 to 10.

Note: some courses have different hole ranking for match play games (or even a different printed card). Please use match play ratings where applicable!

Entry Form

Event Details

November Golf Social

We are planning a social golf afternoon at Tea Tree Gully Golf Club on Sunday 27th November 2016. Tee off time is from 12:00 p.m. As a social comp, there are no 1st – 3rd prizes awarded for this event. However, there will be nearest-the- pin balls awarded. Some of you may also elect to complete your November game in the 2016/17 Match Play competition if this suits – please complete the entry form to reflect your pairings if doing this.

If you wish to play please download the form from the link below, fill it out and email it back to SAOGA captain: by 8:00 a.m. Monday 14th November. Instructions are on the form.

For this game, the fees are $60 per player (payable on the day at TTGGC) which includes a “sandwich and a pint” lunch voucher as part of a Tea Tree Gully special offer.

For Carts, which are $45 each, contact Rod Hyde (TTG) on 0427 413 076.

Entry Form

Event Details

Renmark 2016 – Info and Entry Form

Hello All SAOGA Members,

Our final event of the 2016 SAOGA season will be the 34th Annual Renmark Tournament to be held at the Renmark Golf and Country Club Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th October 2016.

If you wish to play please review the information sheet and submit your electronic entry form, along with your entry fees. Please note that entries close Friday 7th October 2016

As the majority of our membership is aware, times are tough in the oil patch at the moment and obtaining sponsorship for the event is increasingly difficult. However the committee is pleased to be able to keep entry fees unchanged this year. We expect to run a quality golf tournament and provide plenty of opportunities to relax and socialise.

Below is a link to the tournament information and on-line entry from. Please contact Mark Duerden or myself if you have any questions on the information or entry form!

Hope to see you there for a great event. Drive safely.

SAOGA Renmark 2016 Entries


Thank you,

Mike Willis

SAOGA Secretary

Port Hughes – Entry Form

Hello All SAOGA Members,

Our next game will be held at The Copper Club @ The Dunes, Port Hughes, on Sunday 25th September 2016. Tee off time is at 08:30 a.m. with a shot-gun start so please ensure you arrive at the course in a timely manner to sort a cart and get to your assigned starting tee.

If you wish to play please download the form from the link below, fill it out and email it back to SAOGA captain: by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 21st September.  Instructions are on the form.

For this game, the comp fees are $50 per player which includes use of ½ a cart. Green fees / cart fees to be paid to SAOGA account and not to the club. Note that if you wish to use the cart as a single player (with or without non-playing partner) then the comp / cart fee total will be $65. Please indicate on the entry form if you need a single player cart. Carts will be assigned on first come basis as there are only 24 carts available and SAOGA playing members will take priority over single player +/- non-playing partner. (If you wish to walk the course, green fees are $35. However with a shot gun start, use of carts by all players is preferred).

The club is also organising a set menu for our members and guests at a very reasonable $20 per head – please see attached menu choices. Your order will need to be placed and paid for (cash to Mike Willis) at the start of the morning to ensure the kitchen staff are prepared.

As a bonus for the weekend, there will be a prize for the best score recorded on any Saturday rounds played at The Copper Club, kindly sponsored by Bernie Lewis Home Loads Norwood. So if you come over for the weekend, please save your Saturday card for submission, clearly marking the card for a Saturday game to avoid confusion!

Hope to see you there for a great weekend of golf on a challenging course. Drive safely.


The Vines – Entry Form

Hello All SAOGA Members,

Our seventh game of the 2016 season will be held at The Vines of Reynella, off Reynell Road, Happy Valley on Sunday 14th August 2016. Tee off time is from 08:35 a.m.

Unfortunately the on-line entry form upload is not working this month – entry forms will be sent out via email attachment or please contact for an entry form.

If you wish to play please complete the form from and email it back to SAOGA captain: by 5:00 PM Wednesday 10th August. Instructions are on the form. If hiring a cart – please call the club on 08 8381 3300 and book one of our pre-allocated carts.

Blackwood Entry

Hello All SAOGA Members,

Our sixth game of the 2016 season will be held at Blackwood Golf Club, Cherry Gardens on Sunday 17th July 2016. Tee off time is from 08:10 a.m. using 1st and 10th tees – please note where you are starting when tees are assigned.

If you wish to play please download the form from the link below and email it back to SAOGA captain: by 5:00 PM Wednesday 6th July. Instructions are on the form. If hiring a cart – please call the club on 08 8388 2313 and book one of our pre-allocated carts.

Please note that SAOGA are required to confirm player numbers by 8th July and pay for those booked in ahead of the game. Hence entry forms need to be received on time and include payment made by direct debit for this game.


Scroll to top