The COD moved to SA in 2015 when Nifty organised the competition. Two rounds at Copperclub Golf Club in Port Hughes were preceded by 18 holes at “The Bowling Alley” – Tea Tree Gully Golf Club.
The pressure was quite squarely on Nifty as this is his home course. In true COD tradition, Phil was showing no respect….
Initial drizzly conditions gave way to finer weather and as expected, it was Nifty who led the way after Day 1. Phil and Inda were within touch, but the day’s big loser was Hujakate, who virtually ruled himself out of contention with a round well into triple figures. Mike Sheahan was thrilled to get a nearest-to-pin.
Arriving on the 1st tee at The Dunes Port Hughes for Day 2, a rather unexpected obstacle was encountered….
Yes, that’s a stobie pole smack in the middle of the start of the fairway. Conditions were absolutely superb – blue skies, little breeze and magnificent greens but Hujakate’s woes continued….
Excellent wrist cock, but the tell-tale sand outside the bunker gives away the fact that this is his third attempt. Phil hung in there, Inda lost some ground and Mike Sheahan was thrilled to get a nearest-to-pin – but it was Nifty’s Green Jacket to lose.
Saturday afternoon was spent sampling the delights of country sport as the Southern Eagles (Edithburgh/Yorketown/Warooka) took on the might of Moonta in both netball and football. The Eagles girls with their tall timber were too good while the top-of-the-table Moonta guys had a big win. The standard was very good – these Demons may actually win a flag.
Day 3 saw Hujakate finally get into gear (despite spectacularly smacking a drive into the above stobie pole), Phil and Inda battled on gamely and Mike Sheahan was thrilled to get a nearest-to-pin – but it was Nifty (who also fell foul of the stobie) standing on the final tee with victory assured as the mist rolled in.
And so it came to pass – the 2015 Mouth of COD Invitational Green Jacket winner was Nifty, seen here collecting his prize of a replica Jensen Button helmet courtesy of our sponsor. Inda looks most interested.
Many thanks to Nifty for arranging the golf and providing superb accommodation at the family shack in Moonta Bay. Thanks also to Phil for supplying the showcase of prizes, including the much sought after Shane Warne Foundation cap. On a weekend where Jason Day won his first major, Australian golf was truly the winner.