Carlos almost misses out in Murray Bridge

Murray Bridge Mens Golf Results

A late decision to play on Saturday afternoon was a good decision by young Carlos Taylor when he produced the winning 41-point card from the last group in the Moore Engineering stableford event.

His victory also sent him charging to the top of the leaderboard in the club's Golfer of the Year competition.

A scan of Carlos' golflink history reveals some wildly fluctuating form but when he gets off to a start he can really turn it into a good day and this was the case once again on the weekend.

A solid field of 80 players toughed it out in unseasonally cool conditions with annoying misty showers hovering around for much of the day causing scores to be much lower than usual for this time of the year.

Consistent A grade player Paul Harding won his division with a fine 38-point round a shot ahead of Gary Hodge, who is edging back into form.

The B grade was taken out by the outspoken Damo Moloney with an excellent 40 points and he was quoted afterwards as saying that "he left plenty out there".

Yet again.

Reckon you're an unlucky golfer?

Spare a thought and a bit of sympathy for Damo.

He regularly has putts lip out, shots deflected off branches that shouldn't be where they are and other players making fun of his "power fade".

Clearly the unluckiest player in the club, he keeps coming back for more.

Dave Graham, the antithesis of Damo, played a cracking round to gather 39 points and be a close runner-up. 

Over in C grade not one player could play to his handicap.

That is apart from the day’s winner Carlos Taylor.

Quite unbelievable really, but that's what happened, and mid week comp runaway winner comeback kid Shaun McGlashan, was on hand to clean up again with his 35 points.

It was a grind for big Shaun as he owned up to being a "bit dusty" after a huge Friday night celebrating his birthday at the club!

Lawerance Crack got nailed on a count-back but played a solid round nonetheless.

Others worthy of a mention were Tyson Pratt who played to his eight handicap, larger than life himself Graham Edwards, who was not happy being beaten by a point by Tyson.

Packy shot 35 while Josh Laube, Shaun Williams, Gary Pearson and Woody Morrison all scored 34 to win a voucher.

And can you believe "Barista" Barry Clark won a voucher for his up and down 33 point effort?

Not a popular result.

Lloydy Norrish picked up nearest the pins on the second and the 14th which, incidentally, are the two holes he has aced in the past so he certainly has a liking for these two tough holes.

Dean Wright won the fourth, Nuts'n Bolts got the sixth, Captain Secker the 11th and Lawerance Crack, unperturbed about playing with brilliant club champion Jared Thoman, showed him how to do it on the 17th by hitting his shot closest for the day.

Carlos Taylor made it a very profitable day for himself by taking out the pro comp for his blazing 24 points on the back nine.

This Saturday sees the opening of the winter season with a 9am shotgun start for everyone in the Perrey Bozzetti stableford event followed by lunch afterwards.

Don't miss it.

MURRAY BRIDGE WOMEN’S GOLF RESULTS

A group of Murray Bridge women golfers recently enjoyed watching the world class golf of the 2018 Handa Women’s Australian Open played on the Kooyonga Golf course, West Lakes.

Liz Llewellyn and Barb Smyth, along with other country club representatives, were given a behind the scenes tour and explanation of the enormity of what it takes to run a tournament of that scale, from volunteering to media and catering.

Each club was given a player in the Open sweep with Murray Bridge having the Korean player So Yeon RYU, who played some impressive golf to make the final day cut.

On Tuesday, February 20, the women played a par competition and with the lush fairways found there was little run on the ball which reflected in their scores.

Kathy Pfeiffer won the day with minus 3 and Ady Wright was nearest the pin on the 17th hole.

Maureen Edwards was six down at the end of the front nine but steadied and improved on the back nine with two up to finish the day at minus 4.

On Saturday Sarah Christie was the stableford competition winner with 30 points after a count-back from Mary Langsford who also carded 30 points.

A stableford round was played on Tuesday, with the women’s scores being much lower than preferred. 

Kathy Pfeiffer once again showed the way winning with 29 points and Maureen Edwards had 24 points.

Kathy Pfeiffer is stretching her lead in the Golfer of the Year tallies with her nearest rival Maureen Edwards eight points behind, and Ellen Paech dropping to third position by one point.

The Ladies Opening Day is Tuesday,  March 13, at 8.30am for 9am shot gun start, followed by a pooled lunch.

Any of the women can bring a friend to enjoy the day.

Mannum Golf Club

Leith Kahl Cabinet Makers stableford on February 27 had 11 players taking on some warm conditions with the temperature reaching 38 celcius.

Robert Officer took out the day with a score of 43, with a pro back nine total of 23.

Runner-up was Norm Dalton on 35, then it was  Trevor Johnson 35, Greg Lindenburg 33, Rod Foreman 30, Richard Scriven 27 and  Micheal Bradey 27.   

Nearest the pins went to C Vigar on the fourth and 13th hole and R Officer took the sixth and 15th.