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Henley Beach drives home 12th win


Golfers from Henley Beach once again took the honours at the Clergy-Laity Golf Day winning the John Mahoney Parish Trophy for the 12th time since it was first awarded in 1997.

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Henley Beach’s aggregate of 98 Stableford points from its best three (Denis Toohey 34, John McCarthy 33 and David Wood 31) was just ahead of Payneham (96) and Blackwood (95).

Early morning showers cleared just in time for the annual event which attracted 72 players – including seven clergy – and was held at the West Lakes Golf Club on March 25.

Competition was keen for the Dean Travers Cup (best Stableford score), with Bob Winter claiming honours on 38 points from Ian Wilson, Russell Boyd and Ken Henry, each with 36.

Fr Ben Mkuchu justified the long drive from Booleroo Centre to win the Archbishop Leonard Faulkner Trophy for clergy, with 33 points.

Laity club handicap winners were – A: Ian Wilson 36; B: Cyril Brown (Blackwood) 35; C: Rod Hern (Dernancourt) 35; Women: Margo Canino (Brooklyn Park/Richmond) 31.

Social players were subject to the Callaway Handicap System with Adam van Dommele (30) beating Damien Hern on a countback.

RESULTS: Dean Travers Cup (best Stableford score, club handicap): Bob Winter (27) 38 pts. John Mahoney Parish Trophy (best three players): Henley Beach 98 pts; Payneham 96 pts; Blackwood 95 pts. Archbishop Leonard Faulkner Trophy for Clergy: Fr Ben Mkuchu (32) 33 pts; Fr Germano Baguini (33) 28 pts; Fr Paul Crotty (31) 26 pts. Women: Margo Canino (29) 31 pts; Margaret Toohey (29) 27 pts; Karen Oliver (34) 27 pts. Men A (club handicap): Ian Wilson (15) cb 36 pts; Russell Boyd (15) cb 36 pts; Ken Henry (15) 36 pts. Men B: Cyril Brown (19) 35 pts; Alan Tyson (21) cb 34 pts; Terry Tierney (19) 34 pts. Men C: Rod Hern (24) 35 pts; Bob Richardson (24) 29 pts; Brian Wheeler (27) 29 pts. Men Social: Adam van Dommele cb 30 pts; Damien Hern 30 pts; Steve Baxter 29 pts. Best husband & wife team: Margaret & Denis Toohey 61 pts. Nearest the pin: 3rd Damien Hern; 6th Fr Ben Mkuchu; 8th David Wood; 15th Margo Canino; 16th Colin Allen. Longest drive (13th): A, Ian Wilson; B, Terry Tierney; C & Social, Brian Spencer; Women, Kay Korber. Straight drive: Mary Mittiga.

Bob Winter (Dean Travis Cup).

Fr Ben Mkuchu (Archbishop Faulkner Trophy) with Mgr Bob Rice.


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