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Plains Producer, Wednesday March 27, 2013
Last Saturday, with 11 of their very best
located well to the north east in pursuit of the
Green Jacket (and a certain blue dress!) just
24 players graced the greensward for a Stroke
round off the tiger tees. The most tigerish,
in the A grade, was Rampaging Rob Hart
(83/70), who bettered Wild Bill Lokan (82/73).
Bill called on the good Count to account for
that golfng colossus, Callum Michael (84/73).
Then came R. Carney (88/75), T. Michael
(86/77), D. Hannaford (86/78) and lastly, D.
The B grade was gutted ingloriously by
Geoff McKenzie (90/75), who bettered Dave
"Beef Curry" Barnett (91/75) and John Michael
(95/77). Who else? Try John Curnow (101/84),
Roger Hahn (107/91) and big Bill Berry (DNF).
Things were really popping over in the C
Grade stable, which was led into the winner’s
circle by big-hitting Jim Bastion (98/67). Chas-
ing him home were Malcolm Liptrot (94/70)
and Peter “The People’s Publican” Freidrichs
(97/74). Trailing in their collective dust were
D. Trickett (101/78), J. Brice (107/78), M.
"Monumental Effort" Keast (109/81), M.
Hahesy (109/83), Noah Barnett (119/83), I.
Jenkins (111/86), Chris Hahesy (113/88) and
Moya Hayes (DNF).
Birdies were struck by Callum Michael at
the 6th and Peter Friedrichs (9th). Nearest
The Pins were held by Callum Michael (3rd),
Chris Hahesy (10th) and I just don’t understand
what comes next - try "Robert Hart Extra 3rd
2, Today 2nd 13 and Bill L." - best of luck!,
but that’s what is written here in The Book!
Golfer of the Summer points were a tad clearer
though, with Jim Bastion getting 6, Robert
Hart 5, Malcolm Liptrot 4, Bill Lokan 3, Callum
Michael 2 and the rest, one apiece.
This Saturday, with Riverland rivalry and
beautifully bursting blue dresses hopefully
well behind us, a more substantial feld can
be expected for a stable Stableford round,
Callum Michael corralling and Geoff Spence
Wednesday Stableford competition - win-
ner John Curnow (39), then Doug Taylor (38)
and Dene Newton (36); then Jim Bastion (35)
on a count back from Brent Millna (sic), Brian
Stewart and John Clark: Remainder were W.
Goudie (34), J. Mickael (sic) (33). Joan An-
derson (32), B. Hill (32), G. Sonntag (32), W.
Berry (32), Jill Taylor (32), M. Hahesy (30), J.
Toms (27), Chris Hahesy (25), A. Henstridge
(24) and P. N. Megers (bless ‘im!), with 16
points. Birdies went to Joan Anderson (11th),
Bill Berry (8th), John Mickael (sic) (16th) and
John Curnow (16th). Nearest The Pins were
held by Brett Milne (8th) and Bill Berry (10th).
BALAKLAVA MID WEEK
Results from Wednesday March 20.
Agroup of 19 players took to the fairways,
with John Curnow winning the day with 39,
Doug Taylor 38, Dene Newton 36, Jim Bastian
35 CB, Brent Milna 35, Brian Stewart 35,
John Clark 35, Bill Goudie 34, John Michael
33, Joan Anderson 32, Barry Hill 32, Greg
Sonntag 32, Bill Berry 32, Jill Taylor 32, Mike
Hahesy 30, Jerry Toms 27, Chris Hahesy
25, Austin Henstridge 24, P.N. Meyers 16.
Results from March 20.
Kadina Blue 1 game 23 points (John
Lydeamore 11, D. Rodda 7 - S. Rodsted
3, J. Wearne 2) defeated Balaklava 1
game 17 points (L. Sutton 3, J. Hilzinger
0 -- M. Hill 7, N. Williams 7).
Port Wakefeld 1 1/2 games 31 points
(A. Bishop 9, M. Bishop 7 -- V. Mcwaters
6, M. Simpson 9,) defeated Wallaroo
Blue 1/2 game 23 points (P. Kennett 4,
J. Marshall 4 - I. Miller 8, J. Hendy 7).
Kadina White 2 games 24 points
(Jenny Lydeamore 5, D. Virgin 7 - L.
Kinch 2, B. Virgin 10 ) defeated Moonta
Brown 0 games 17 points ( N. Hatcher 6 B.
Bagshaw 3, - J. Elverd 4, E. Trenwith 4).
Snowtown 2 games 52 points (G.
Schupelius 13, P. Schupelius 13, - J.
Hoskin 13, G. Clark 13) defeated Moonta
Green 0 games 18 points (C. Bolvig 8, K.
Lamshed 3 - M. Harvey 4, R. Freebairn 3).
Wallaroo White -- bye.
BALAKLAVA Night Tennis
grand fnal last Thursday night
saw some excellent tennis played.
Bec Houston’s Division Two
Grubs had a comfortable win,
according to the fnal score, over
Alice Parsons’ Worms 5-34 to
1-15. But while the score looked
one-sided on paper, the sets were
actually much closer. Well, all
except Bec and Kym Woodroofe’s
dak dropper over Fran Henderson
and Warren McRostie! Three 5-3s
and a tiebreaker were played with
all bar one 5-3 going to the Grubs.
Well done to Worms Carolyn Mut-
ton and Warren on winning their
team’s only set. The Grubs had
Melinda Young and Kym flling
in, helping them to a win. Worms’
Alice had an interesting scoreline
in her sets against opponent Wade
Hudson, starting with a three, then
two and fnally a one! Luckily
there wasn’t a fourth set!
The Division Two match for
the wooden spoon was keenly
contested, with three tiebreakers
and two 5-3s played, but Cherie
Cleary’s Slugs had all the luck,
winning 5-31 to 1-20, deliver-
ing the spoons to Diane Gregor’s
unlucky Gnats. The poor Gnats
couldn’t take a trick, with Diane
and Sam van Kleef managing
to win one of the ties. Sam and
opponent David Northcott were
exhausted after their match,
having a tiebreaker in every set!
Henry Lane flled in for the Slugs’
Danielle Murphy, who has stopped
her netball comeback in its tracks
after a tripping up incident! Henry
had some great rallies against
Mary Heslop all night. Slugs’ Viet
Nguyen showed great improve-
ment in his frst season, and
topped it off with a big fnal set
win with Cherie. Gnats’ Sue Ni-
cholson also showed improvement
over the year and was unlucky to
lose two close sets, a tie and 5-3.
Division One matches were
all thrillers, being decided by the
fnal two sets in each of the three
Scott McDonald’s Turtles de-
feated Chris Curnow’s Crocs 3-26
to 3-23 in the grand fnal, with a
fantastic display of tennis shown
in this battle. The frst two sets
were tight with Crocs Gary Wil-
son and Marty Brice winning an
epic tiebreaker over Jordan Taylor
and Helen Barry. But Scott and
Julia Hoskin turned that around
to win 5-3 over Chris and Kirsty
Williams. The next two sets were
a bit one-sided, but ended one
apiece. As players swapped ends,
Scott and Jordan were ahead, but
the girls were down, so he gave
them a pep talk and they got their
acts together, just enough to give
them some games.
In the end, every game counts!
In the battle just for bragging
rights Cherie Cmrlec’s Beavers
defeated Dave Cmrlec’s one-hit
wonders, Otters, 5-31 to 1-19. The
Otters team of Dave, Tina Taylor,
Angela Battle and Louise Michael
combined to make the Beavers
work for their win. However three
of the frst four sets were 6-2s fa-
vouring the Beavers, with the big-
gest Beaver, Andrew Lane, think-
ing they had it in the bag. Angela
and Louise won a close 5-3 over
Cherie and Darren Scholz, and
the Otters could sense a bit of a
comeback. They almost did it, but
lost the last two both in tiebreak-
ers. Cherie and Joy Ryan made
a marathon of their tie win over
Tina and Angela. It was good to
see Dave fnally take revenge on
Andrew for “accidentally” hitting
either his opponent or team mates
during the year, by smashing a net
winner into Laney’s shoulder. The
crowd went wild.
The wooden spoons were won
by Pauline Hill’s Newts after they
lost to Tania Allen’s Gators by a
single measly game, 3-24 to 3-25.
The Gators were overheard saying
Division One Balaklava Night Tennis winners and runners-up -- back from left, runners-up:
Crocs, Marty Brice, Kirsty Williams, Gary Wilson and Chris Curnow. Front: winners, Turtles:
Scott McDonald, Julia Hoskin, Helen Barry and Jordan Taylor
Division Two Balaklava Night Tennis winners and runners-up -- back from
left, runners up: Worms, Carolyn Mutton, Alice Parsons, Fran Henderson and
Warren McRostie. Front: winners, Grubs, Melinda Young, Bec Houston and
Wade Hudson. Absent: Kym Woodroofe.
Results from Saturday March 23.
B Grade grand fnal results:
Mintaro 14/113 defeated Auburn
10/117 at Clare.
Ladies Singles: S Foulis def A
Shepherd 6-4, S Gosse lost to B Ey
0-6, J Redden lost to M Wilsdon 2-6,
F Mulholland lost to L Ross 1-6, A
Paulett lost to K Allen 3-6, G Hill lost
to K Slattery 4-6.
Mens Singles: T Redden lost to C
Slattery 3-6, M Paulett def A Gallagher
6-2, B Treloar def G Roberts 7-5, A
Mulholland def J Semler 6-2, P Haynes
def N Wilsdon 7-5, T Grigg lost to H
THE annual Riverklava
trek was made on March 21-23
by a large group of Balaklava
golfers and cling-ons, opting
to skip the Renmark Open this
year, to instead play Waikerie,
Loxton and Berri.
The coveted Green Jacket
was won on Friday by John
Agar of Gawler with 40 points.
He is pictured being pre-
sented with the Green Jacket by
last year’s winner, Balaklava
Golf Club’s Digby Addison.
Dave Rogers won the Green
Jacket for his fne 39 points on
Saturday, but John shone again
on Sunday with 38, thus being
proclaimed the overall Green
DIGBY Addison presents John Agar with the prestigious
Green Jacket, with "tour" organiser Rob Lawson
watching in the background.
they should have thrown a few
games so they could have won the
spoons, but they hadn’t thought
about it carefully enough.
Robert Bickmore flled in for
the Gators, giving opponent Paul
McBride the run around, and
in his frst set with Tania, made
Paul and Wally Treverton reveal
their briefs in a woopsie moment.
Newts Colin Mutton and Pauline
kept their team in it with a good
win over Jarred Thiele and Tanya
Greenshields. The fairly one-sided
scores continued in the second
round of sets, making the Gators
ahead by two games heading into
the fnal two. The fnal two sets
were serious, ending with a tie-
breaker win to Robert and Jarred,
spoiling Colin’s winning streak,
while Pauline and Wally won a
close 5-3 over Tania and Tanya.
Groans and sighs were heard
courtside as the Gators realised
they’d won the match, but lost the
Every player won a prize at the
presentations which followed the
fnals, where players also enjoyed
a delicious pizza supper. Well
done everyone on a great season,
where tennis and fun were the
A reminder the AGM is April
10 at 7-30pm in the sports club.
If anyone is interested in playing
winter night tennis, please contact
one of the committee members
John collects Green Jacket
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