Kimba gears up for season’s biggest golf weekend

CREEK CURSE: Ron Havelberg gets acquainted with the creek crossing the 10th hole as he searches for his wayward tee shot at Kimba Golf Club.
CREEK CURSE: Ron Havelberg gets acquainted with the creek crossing the 10th hole as he searches for his wayward tee shot at Kimba Golf Club.

IT is going to be a big weekend for local and visiting golfers alike this weekend.

More than $3000 worth of prizes will be up for grabs when competitors from across the Eyre Peninsula converge on Kimba Golf Club for the town’s biggest weekend of golf on July 27 and 28.

A bumper contingent is expected to tee off in the Men’s EP Foursomes on Saturday, July 27 at 11am, with teams going head-to-head in an American Foresomes showdown.

On Sunday, July 28, players will back up for the club’s ultimate bragging rights, the 2018 Men’s 18-Hole Open Amateur Championship, in A, B and C grade divisions.

A field of nine warmed up for the monster weekend on the course when they battled in the Moyle’s Electrical stroke event in blustery conditions on Saturday, July 21.

At the conclusion of 18 holes, a countback was needed to crown a victor, with 16-marker Colin Matthews showing he still had a few tricks up his sleeve by carding a 71 net to take home the chocolates from Clint Powell by the narrowest of margins.

It was not all troubled waters for Powell, however, as he led the field to claim the annual Moyle’s Flag, the novelty putting competition and the CL and ME Milton Long Drive with a booming tee shot on hole 12.

Michael Inglis showed accuracy on the 16th hole to secure the Kimba Motor Bodies Eagle Shot.

While Graham Tiller made the most of his first hit-out of the season by bagging the Murray Pest Control Pin Shot on hole number seven.

Entries for this weekend’s competitions can be submitted to club captain Clint Powell at cpowell@pringlescrouch.com.au, or club secretary Anne Moyle on anne.moyle1@bigpond.com.

Competitors are asked to be at the clubhouse to register by 10am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday.

Results

Colin Matthews 87/71; Clint Powell 78/71; Graham Tiller 85/74; Chris Kenchington 85/74; Tim Inglis 90/78; Ron Havelberg 92/79; Dave Cummings 94/79; Barry Moyle 97/82; Michael Inglis 92/83.