Big field hits golf course

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Big field hits golf course

The Mount Gambier Golf Club welcomed another large field in excess of 100 golfers last Thursday.

Local milky Andrew “Nibber” Noble (15) took out the $100 voucher on the day with 40 points.

Starting slowly with a double bogey for a single point on the opening hole, Noble worked into his round with a bogey on the second and then pars on the next three holes.

Finishing the front nine with a string of three pars had him shoot an impressive 40 of the stick for 22 points.

Noble must have thought the golfing gods were on his side as a par on the 16th was his third for the back nine.

Visions of another 20 plus points might have been a little premature as the final two holes only netted an additional two points, for 18 on the back.

McLaren Vale Golf Club visitor Kerry McKeen (28) obviously enjoyed his visit to Attamurra.

His front nine highlight was a birdie for four points on the par 3 sixth hole.

Fifty off the stick saw McKeen score 17 points before shooting an excellent 47 off the beater to accumulate 22 points on the back nine, for a total of 39 points.

This was enough for McKeen to take the runners up $50 voucher on a countback from Dave Evans (21) also on 39 points with a split of 18 and 21 points for his respective nines.

Tony Bolton (29), Morris Watson (24), David Anderson (9), Roger Gulin (30), Richard Gosling (1) and Peter Dempsey (7) all on 38 points were the next best.

They were followed on 37 points by Kevin Cook (4), Ken Whitehead (6), Dennis Smith (21) and Keith Couzner (18).

Don Coulter (20) on the eighth and Bob McIntyre (8) on the 16th, took out the five balls for the pro shots.

To be one of the 22 to win a ball you needed 36 points or better.

2024 South Australian PGA Seniors Championship

This Sunday and Monday there will be a highly credentialled field of golfers descending on the Mount Gambier Golf Club to do battle for the honour of winning the 2024 South Australian PGA Seniors Championship.

The field this year is the biggest and strongest for the three years this event has been run.

It includes a dozen world class international names including Peter Senior, Peter Lonard, Michael Long (Defending Champ), Andre Stolz, Peter Fowler, Terry Price and many more.

Spectators are warmly welcomed for the two-day event.

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