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2016 Golf dates

SAOGA 2016 Fixtures

Date Course Time
14-Feb-16 Fleurieu (Mt Compass) 07:30
20-Mar-16 Tanunda Pines 08:00
17 Apr-16 Victor Harbor 07:30
15-May-15 Sandy Creek (Gawler) 08:00
19-Jun-16 Flagstaff Hill 07:15
17-Jul-16 Blackwood 07:30
14-Aug-16 The Vines 08:30
25-Sep-16 Copper Club (Port Hughes) 08:30
27-30 Oct Renmark 14:00

Renmark 2015 Results

65 adults and 15 children, incorporating 49 golfers attended the 2015 Renmark weekend. Weather was excellent for all 4 days. 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 good condition.
Our aim to encourage SAOGA sponsors to enter teams in the Friday competition was successful with a total of 10 teams entered. It was a great day with good feedback from our generous sponsors. Well done to Mat Kennedy and his ALS X Drilling Tools team to win the inaugural Sponsors Trophy.
Due to the downturn in the industry we were very concerned about our sponsorship but still putting together an enjoyable tournament – it worked out well. Everybody had a great time with good weather and golf. We even found some Karaoke stars at the dinner.
Good scores were around on all of the days.

Here is a summary of the results:
Thursday / Friday Winners
• JFK Cup (Thursday Stoke) – 1st – M Duerden, 2nd – R Troughbridge, 3rd – D Brooker
• Presidents Cup (Friday Ambrose – Winning team) – J Lunnay, L Dewsnap, D Crimmins and D Mancini
Saturday / Sunday winners
• Bardrill Cup (Ladies Stableford) – 1st – C Kernahan, 2nd – C Brooker
• Stealth Tools Cup (Best Stableford – Sat/Sun) – 1st – B Cox, 2nd – R Troughbridge, 3rd – T Carter
• Cavpower Cup (Most consistent) – Masayuki Ohara
• Ensign Trophy (Best Stableford – Sat) – 1st – A Dewar, 2nd – M Willis
• SAOGA Cup (Best Stableford – Sun) – 1st – D Crimmins, 2nd – A Bray
• OICS Cup (Best Scratch) – 1st – J Tresize, 2nd – J Lunnay
• Santos Cup (Eclectic) – 1st – D Dwiyatno, 2nd – M Harkins
• RD Koch Trophy (Most Improved) – 1st – C Kernahan , 2nd – R Troughbridge
• NAGA – G Wilkin
• Halliburton Cup (Calloway) – 1st – , 2nd –
SAOGA Club Championship
• A Grade – 1st – M Willis, 2nd – W Engel
• B Grade – 1st – D Griffiths, 2nd – J Mortimer
• C Grade – 1st – B Clark, 2nd – D Dwiyatno
• D Grade – 1st – F Topolnjak, 2nd – R Troughbridge
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 2015 – Darren Griffiths Wins

Fantastic weather for our trip to The Dunes. Many members took advantage of the on-course accommodation and enjoyed a great golfing weekend. The course was a real test of golf with big bunkers and rough that can swallow your ball in an instant. Also, slick greens that break your heart.

Casual Saturday Comp winner
Mike Willis 41 points

The Sunday round had some great scores:

A Grade
Wolf Engel 35 pts
Mike Willis 33 pts
Ethan Ellis 33pts

B Grade
Darren Griffiths 40 pts
Graeme Wheare 38 pts
John Mortimer 37 pts

C Grade
Tom Whihodo 37 pts
Rob Pearce 36 pts
Leon Mulder 35 pts

D Grade
Robert Troubridge 30 pts

Carolyn Kernahan 34 pts
Liz Wedge 32 pts
Vera Mortimer 31 pts

Hole 4 Brendan Millsom
Hole 7 Wolf Engel
Hole 13 Jeff Waite

See you all for our final round at the mighty Renmark Golf Club
John Mortimer

Blackwood Wolf Engel Wins

A very cold tee off for our round at Blackwood Golf Club – an early battle with frozen fingertips awaited the field for the first few holes. Blackwood is a tricky layout, some shots are blind and unless you have local knowledge you can come unstuck very quickly. Wolf Engel won the day with 35 points nice to see an A Grade winner.
A Grade Wolf Engel 35 Pts
Mike Willis 33

B Grade Rob Mulder 34 Pts
Darren Griffiths 33
John Mortimer 31

C grade Mark Duerden 33 Pts
Bruce Clark 30

D Grade Gary Davies 27 Pts

Ladies Liz Wedge 31 Pts


3rd Darren Griffiths 10m
8th Bruce Clark 3.5m
11th Tim Kernahan 4.5m
14th Stuart Thomson 3m

John Mortimer

Flagstaff Hill 2015 – Frank T Wins

The Weather was perfect for our annual venture to take on Flagstaff Hill with a small group of only 23 starters. The usual surprises awaited- Flaggy has Teeth and can blow out your score card very quickly. Not surprisingly only 7 players scored 30 points or more. Must mention the Course was in great condition with very quick Greens.
Some good scores were posted here are the results.

1st Frank Topolnjak 44pts
2nd Bruce Clark 37pts
3rd Mark Harris 37pts

A Grade Mike Willis 34pts

B Grade Darren Griffiths 34pts
Chris Skewes 32pts

C Grade Bruce Clark 37pts
Mark Duerden 35pts

D Grade Frank Topolnjak 44pts
Mark Harris 37pts

Ladies Annette Pearce 28pts


7th Rory Burnell 1.25m

9th Wolf Engel 1.5m

13th Rob Pearce 0.5m

14th Daniel Yeoh 2.8m

See you all at the Blackwood Golf Club on July 19th for our next round
John Mortimer

Gawler 2015 – Andrew Reid Wins

I lovely sunny day greeted us at Gawler and the course was in excellent condition and 33 starters. Some confusion with the bookings with new management at Gawler caused some slow play, two other social clubs were hitting off at similar tee times. It was noted with the Pro and we have been assured next year there will not be a repeat. Still some magnificent scores were handed in:

Overall Winners

1st Andrew Reid 36pts
2nd John Elliott 35pts
3rd Tom Wihodo 32pts

NTP Prizes

4th hole Mike Willis 1.1m

6th hole Chris Skewes 3.25m

11th hole Wolf Engel 2.0m

Best grade scores:

A Grade Wolf Engel 31pts
Mike Willis 28pts

B Grade Andrew Reid 36pts
John Elliott 35pts
Darren Griffiths 30pts

C Grade Tom Wihodo 32pts
Mark Harkins 30pts
Mark Duerden 29pts

D Grade Jim Stobie 28pts
Frank Tooplnjak 26pts

Best of the girls Carolyn Kernahan 30pts


Hello all SAOGA members,

Welcome to 2014 and to a year of good golf.  We are all booked in for this year’s games – see the website for the details.  First game is at Fleurieu on 23th February – invite to follow.

It is time for our AGM and if you wish to nominate for the Committee and cannot attend the AGM – please email me.

The AGM will be held at 5:30pm on Monday 17th February 2014 at 7 Briar Ave, Medindie – followed by a few drinks.

SAOGA 2013 AGM Minutes

SAOGA AGM held on 24th March 2013, at the Tanunda Golf Club SA.

People attending:   30 members attended – after the golf game

Meeting opened at 1:00pm.

Treasurers Report:  Renmark sponsorship $20,800 plus $2,000 from the raffle – enough money to run the tournament.  $7,100 in the bank.

Secretary Report: Membership still at 120.  Secretary tabled this year’s dates for all tournaments, Renmark 24th to 27th October

Committee nominations: All committee members nominated to run again with the exception of Rob Mulder and Jeff Snedden.   New Committee members are James Lunnay and Mike Willis.

Thanks to Rob and Jeff for their commitment over the last few years.

Committee Positions for 2012:

President: David Brooker

Captain: Chris Skewes

Secretary: Mark Duerden

Treasurer: James Newport

General Committee:, Andy Dewar, John McCrae, James Lunnay & Mike Willis

Meeting closed at 1:30 pm

SAOGA 2012 Secretary’s Report

SAOGA Secretary’s Report 2012

Membership at AGM 2012 was 119.

Current membership is steady at 119 after a continued membership drive in 2012.

2012 Golf Program and Attendance

Club 2012 Date 2012 Players 2011 Players
Mt Compass 19/02/2012 39 28
Pines Tanunda 25/03/2012 36 25
Victor Harbour 15/04/2012 28 21
Gawler Sandy Creek 13/05/2012 26 22
Flagstaff Hill 17/06/2012 28 17
Patawalonga 8/07/2012 38 25
Thaxted Park 19/08/2012 28 23
Mt Lofty 16/09/2012 29 18
Renmark 25-28/10/2012 62 54


Consistent turnout for all games during the year and 35% up on 2012 numbers (2012 was 15% up on 2011).  Renmark numbers were up – surprising due to the course disruption.

Website and game reviews was OK – 50% for 2012.

Thanks to the other Committee members for dedication for coordinating Renmark and to all the sponsors who make it possible..

Program for 2013 is as follows:

2013 Dates:

Club Time 2013 Date
Mt Compass 7:30 24/02/2013
Pines Tanunda 8:00 24/03/2013
Victor Harbour 8:00 14/04/2013
Gawler Sandy Creek 8:20 12/05/2013
Flagstaff Hill 7:30 16/06/2013
Thaxted Park 8:45 14/07/2013
Patawalonga 9:24 18/08/2013
Mt Lofty 8:00 22/09/2013
Renmark   24-27/10/2013

Renmark 2012 Weekend Results

81 people, incorporating 62 golfers attended the 2012 Renmark weekend.  Our decision to move the weekend back a month coincided with some very nice weather.  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.  As most would be aware the Renmark front nine has upgraded greens, tee boxes and bunkers and should be open by December.  We played the back nine a couple of times for our Thursday and Friday competitions.  The back nine should also be upgraded prior to our visit nect October.

The Berri course was in excellent condition and they were good hosts for our Saturday and Sunday competition.  Good scores were rare on Saturday but improved on Sunday.

Here is a summary of the results:

Thursday / Friday Winners

  • Thursday Stoke – 1st – T Carter, 2nd – W Engel, 3rd – A Bray
  • Friday Ambrose – Winning team – J Mortimer, V Mortimer, D Rebbeck & W Engel

Saturday / Sunday winners

  • FG Wilson Cup (Ladies Stableford) – 1st – V Mortimer, 2nd – C Brooker
  • Transco / Stealth Bits (Best Stableford – Sat/Sun) – 1st – D Crimmins, 2nd – K O’Donnell, 3rd – M James
  • Mid-Content Group Trophy (Most consistent) – A Dewar
  • OD&E Trophy (Best Stableford – Sat) – 1st – J Lunnay, 2nd – D Rebbeck
  • SAOGA Cup (Best Stableford – Sun) – 1st – D Brooker, 2nd – M Ohara
  • Oilfield Catering Cup (Best Scratch) – 1st – J Tresize, 2nd – C Watson
  • Santos Cup (Eclectic) – 1st – M Harkins, 2nd – I Skibinski
  • RD Koch Trophy (Most Improved) – 1st – D Crimmins, 2nd – M Willis
  • NAGA – M Cole
  • Halliburton Cup (Calloway) – 1st – D Crimmins, 2nd – S Davies

SAOGA Club Championship

  • A Grade – 1st – J Lunnay, 2nd – C Skewes
  • B Grade – 1st – D Griffiths, 2nd – R Mulder
  • C Grade – 1st – J Mortimer, 2nd – T Wihodo
  • D Grade – 1st – D Crimmins, 2nd – G Davies

 Again, many thanks to our generous sponsors who make the weekend possible.  Thanks to Matt Kennedy for the shirt sponsorship.

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