25 Aug 2021 | Amateur golf |
Tough Conditions for Glenelg Seniors
by Golf Australia
South Australian Seniors were reminded that it was still winter when they played the Glenelg SOOM on Monday 23 August 2021. Glenelg is the first of the run of sand-belt tournaments and always attracts a full and strong field with an excellent turn-out of 93 players. Conditions were testing – with an apocalyptic forecast of 13o max with hail, thunder storms and 30-40kph winds. Fortunately, other than a teasing heavy shower just before tee-off, it was only the winds and temperature that were accurate. Given the conditions, using white tees was a good decision and also meant than Glenelg’s many infamous fairway bunkers were in play for most of us. Former State representative, current pennant player and multiple Glenelg Club Champion, Jill Hodge dominated the Women’s Gross with a score of 80, well clear of fellow club member, Jo Ricourt in second place with 91. Thaxted’s Park Lyn Hood maintained her consistency with 3rd placing. Women’s Nett was far closer with Hodge’s 75 just pipping Helen Brauer (76) – Helen ensuring that Blackwood continued to feature in the results. Jo Ricourt (78) took 3rd. Senior Men’s Gross also went to Glenelg– although a newer member in Villi Koronis, a former long term Grange member and pennant player. Villi’s 75 was followed By Mark Potter (The Vines) (78) who maybe in contention to win an event by the season’s end. Norm Cordina, making a welcome return to SASOOM competition also shot 78 and Bruce Lindner showed some of his earlier season form with 79. The Glenelg benefit continued with Brenton MacDonald not only winning the Senior Men’s Nett with an excellent 69 but also taking two of the day’s NTPs ! A lot closer in this part of the comp though – Lyn Hood’s husband, Richard got a look in with an also excellent 70 with the quality of the round from Villis Koronis being confirmed with 71 nett. Men’s Super-Senior’s– continued the local trend with Wayne Humphries, another well-credentialed player at senior level and in his younger days, returning the best scores in both the Gross and the Nett competitions. At least some of the other Super Seniors got a look-in with Tea Tree Gully’s regulars, Jim and Mike Richards in the places. Mention should be made of Blackwood’s Mike Hogben’s NTP on the difficult 16th – into a strong breeze, with water short, right and long.
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