Team Glenelg Pennant Results

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Simpson Cup Round 2

Glenelg 4 def The Vines 3 at Tea Tree Gully

Kade Bryant lost to Sam Earl 2/1

Jack Tanner def Tony Nobbs 4/2

Michael Munn lost to Charlie Nobbs 3/2

Will Starkey def Alex Germano 1 up

Josh Hayes def Corey Apthorpe 1 up

Jack Leonard lost to Chris Burns 2/1

Nick Wake def Paul Gregory 3/2

It was a chilly, overcast and occasionally damp day at Tea Tree Gully but the course was in good condition and there as virtually no wind all day. The Vines had upset Kooyonga last week and with Sam Earl back in the team after interstate duty they were always going to be a difficult opponent. Kade Bryant and Jack Tanner came into the team after representing SA in the interstate series. Jack has completed his US college stint and we will have him for a few games before he returns to the US.

In the no. 7 position evergreen Nick Wake got things underway against fellow veteran Paul Gregory. Nick was one down early but at the turn was 1 up. He got to 3 up after 13 and closed out a good win on the 16th hole to give us our first point of the day.

Young Jack Leonard was next up and he got off to a tough start against a highly experienced player in Chris Burns. Finding himself 3 down at the turn, he went on to hole out a pitch on 11 for eagle but he was unable to bridge the gap with the match finishing on the 17th.

Jumping to the no. 3 match Michael Munn was up against young Charlie Nobbs. Michael got off to a great start to be 2 up after 3 but Charlie rallied to win 5 holes including a hole out eagle and at the turn Michael found himself 3 down. He fought back to be just 1 down after 14 but lost the next two holes to lose the match on 16.

Jack Tanner at no. 2 was in a tough fight with Tony Nobbs on the front nine and he reached the turn 1 up. However he showed his class on the back nine to pull away for a strong win in his first match for the club in a number of years.

At the no. 1 position Kade Bryant was up against fellow state player Sam Earl. Kade held sway early to be 1 up through 5 but at the turn he was 1 down after Sam birdied the 9th.  Sam extended the margin to two after 11 but Kade won 16 to get back to one down. Both players hit errant tee shots down 17 but Kade was unable to salvage his par and Sam took the match.

So at this stage we were down 2-3 with two matches left on course that would determine the result. At no. 5 Josh Hayes was in a titanic struggle with his opponent Corey Apthorpe. There was never more than 1 hole in it all day and they came to the par 4 last all square. Corey had the honour but his tee shot hit a tree not far off the tee. Josh striped his tee shot straight up the middle. Corey was too far back to hit the green and his second shot found the right rough well short of the green. Josh stepped up and proceeded to hit the shot of the day up the hill to a difficult back right pin position leaving himself an uphill putt of about 8 feet for birdie. Corey’s third shot came up short of the green and when his chip missed Josh had 2 putts to seal the win. He coaxed his birdie putt up to tap in range for the vital win.

So now we are tied 3-3 with the fate of the match in the hands of club champion Will Starkey. His match against Alex Germano got off to a bad start and he was 3 down after 5 holes. He clawed his way back to be one down at the turn and then taking the lead at the 12th. He got to 2 up after 15 but after problems on the next two holes the match was all square going up the last. Both players hit excellent tee shots and they also hit good second shots towards the back of the green leaving tricky downhill putts. Alex left his putt short and to the right about 6 feet away. Will’s birdie putt slid past the hole about two feet. Alex missed his par putt and Will nervelessly made his par putt to secure the winning point for Glenelg!

This match could have gone either way and for most of the day we were behind so it was a great result for us to get the win against quality opposition. With a win and a half we are in second position on the ladder after two matches. Next week we take on Kooyonga at Thaxted Park in a crucial match for both clubs.

Thanks to the caddies (Adam Bryant, Wayne Tanner, John Ferrier, David Welling, Justin Howard and Sam Wake) and the supporters who made the long trek out to the Gully!

Steve Weeks

Bonnar Cup Report

Sunday 19 May 2024

The Bonnar team travelled south again this weekend to take on Kooyonga at The Vines. Both teams were strengthened by the return of interstate series participants to Simpson Cup duties – in our case Mick Phillips and Zac Bray were brought in to strengthen the group.

The late morning tie commenced in cool conditions with light rain passing through on several occasions as the matches progressed.

Matt Jacquier got us away and, true to form, returned a solid 3 & 2 result in the no. 7 match.

Evergreen Ben Winton quickly had the better of his opponent winning 8 & 6 at no. 6.

Dave Brand battled hard all day to deliver a great 1 up and give us three matches in.

Max Jericho then prevailed in another tight match with a valuable 2 & 1 victory at no. 4 giving us our 4th match in for the afternoon and victory.

Zac Bray battled all day but was eventually disappointed to lose 1 down on the 18th against a very consistent opponent.

Mick Phillips was also disappointed to go down in the no. 2 match 4 & 3.

Finally, Harry Burner really brought some game and finished our day off with a resounding 7 & 6 victory at no. 1 against a quality opponent.

The 5 matches to 2 result consolidates our position at the top of the ladder and we now look forward to travelling North next Sunday for an 11:15 hit-off against North Adelaide at TTG where we have a real opportunity to keep our momentum going.

Thanks as always to caddies, Sam Raschella (2 holes), Glenn Sterrey, Jason Bray, Keith Barnard, Rebecca Hughes, Dave Rosie and Jake Scharenberg and our loyal supporters who we really appreciate and, finally, Ruth Martin for the rocky road.

Andrew Hodge & Tony Martin
Team Managers

Round 2 of the Div2 Pennants was played at Sandy Creek Golf Club against Kooyonga this week.
Once again unfortunately we lost 5 and 0.

With all our players fighting to the last shot with two games being up one and another square by the 9th it was still anyone’s game, however with some great short game shots by the Kooyonga players and a bit of luck going their way, they got most matches up by the 13th hole. 

Junior Div 2 Team Photo

Individual scores
Captain Cooper lessue down 1
Gareth Thien down 2&1
Mia Chinner down 3&2
Ben Yin down 3&2
Damia Muadz down 6&5

All our players and caddies showed the highest level of sportsmanship and on-course etiquette and should all be proud of their efforts.

Jason Stone
Team Manager

Report for Women’s A3 Pennants at Highercombe against North Adelaide. 20th May 2024

The day started out with a scotch mist and being a bit dreary and unfortunately the team was not able to produce their best golf.

Sue Raggatt at number four started off losing the first two holes but fought back to be square after the fourth. After the eleventh Sue was three down and battled back to be 1 down after the thirteenth but couldn’t get the job done and lost 4/2

In the meantime Wendy Featherston at number three won convincingly 4/3. Wendy was up the entire game and played extremely well throughout the day. Well done Wendy

Jo Ricourt playing at number two did not have her best day. Jo fought well in the beginning of her round to be square after four holes but was unable to control the ball on the very undulating fairways and lost 4/2

Fiona Eblen playing number five was first to play and had a bit of a up and down day until going one up at the 11th and then three up at the fifteenth to be pegged back to 1up after the seventeenth to finally win at the eighteenth 1 up. Great fight Fiona.

So the stage was set for a great finish. Both teams had two matches in.

Jo Rawson, playing number one started well and was 2up after nine holes. Unfortunately Jo had a bad patch in the middle of her round to be two down after 14 holes. Jo went on to win the fifteenth and sixteenth holes to be back to square. Jo lost the seventeenth hole to be 1 down. On the eighteenth hole Jo and her opponent ended in the greenside bunker off their tee shots. (Par 3) Jo’s opponent played first and put her shot about three feet from the hole. Jo played her bunker shot and hit the pin and finished six inches away. Her opponent sunk her putt giving North Adelaide the win of 1 up for this match and overall a 3 to 2 win.

A big thank you to our caddies, Jim Rawson, Jill Gehling, Wendy Vaughan, Jill McDonald and Imelda Lynch. It was a tough and hilly course to navigate and I am sure they all slept well.

Sue Tuohy
Acting Manager

Cleek 2 report – Round 3 – A fantastic win!

On Monday 20th May, our Cleek team played Flagstaff Hill at The Vines. The weather was a bit drizzly interspersed with sunshine and the course was a maze of trenches as the Club is busy laying new irrigation pipes.

The Cleek girls had to give a massive 26 strokes to our opponents. Despite this, 4 matches finished on the 17th or 18th hole.

Frances McPherson at number 1 had a solid win against her opponent to end the match on the 15th hole 4/3.

Sally Sechser and Julie Gobbie both played a very steady game, giving 6 strokes each to their opponents and winning their matches 2/1.

Cathie Molloy had a rugged start to go 4 down after 5 holes but she fought beautifully (giving 7 strokes to her opponent) and finished with a 2 up win on the 18th hole. A fantastic effort!

Lynne Rainey at number 5 played a fine match and squared with her opponent on the 18th.

This was a superb result with the team winning 4 ½ matches to 1/2 .

Thankyou to our fabulous caddies, Sue Siebel, Joann Mackie, Jackie Burke and Thyra Oakley, for all your help today.

Annette Rieniets and Cheryl Franzi