Neindorf carves up course in win

Tumby Bay golf

TROPHY WINNER: Club captain Will Stratford presenting Paul Neindorf with the Harry’s Painting Trophy.

TROPHY WINNER: Club captain Will Stratford presenting Paul Neindorf with the Harry’s Painting Trophy.

Good to see Sally Curtis mixing it up with the boys and playing very social golf especially on hole three where Paul Neindorf, Andrew Liddicoat and Curtis were side by side in a very treacherous sand bunker.

GLORIOUS conditions for the 18 in attendance for the penultimate round of the Harry’s Painting trophy, a stableford event.

Not a breath of wind, only a slight breeze as Paul Neindorf, a popular winner, rushed up to the podium to collect his prize.

In his first year proper Neindorf has carved up the course to cement his place in history.

He amassed a healthy score of 116 points over the three rounds to claim the coveted trophy.

It was a close finish though as Andrew Stanley was only one point away, claiming the runners-up medal with 115 points and Mick Heath not too far away with 114 points.

Andrew Stanley was the division one winner on the day with 41 points, a handy result.

Peter Swaffer was second best with 39 points and Mick Heath claimed the extra ball with 38 points.

Robert Calderwood made another spasmodic appearance amassing 40 points to take out the second division.

His tee shot on hole six dribbled barely 30 metres but his second landed only a meter from the hole, this summed up his day.

Andrew Liddicoat was only a point behind with 39 points to finish runner up.

Good to see Sally Curtis mixing it up with the boys and playing very social golf especially on hole three where Paul Neindorf, Andrew Liddicoat and Curtis were side by side in a very treacherous sand bunker.

Some bad luck stories that cannot be blamed on the weather include David Brand’s run of bad luck.

He sent his drive out of bounds then lost his second and his positional sense was askew on another tee shot incurring a penalty for being on the wrong side of the tee blocks.

Darrell Stratford is trying hard to steal the Captain Lippy crown, having no less than three putts that refused to stay in the hole.

His son Will Stratford, however, was putting for eagle on the notorious hole fourteen, hitting another spectacular drive over the dog-leg landing on the scrape.

The eagle alluded him.