Date: July 03, 2013
Author: Christian Puccini / Golf SA

Pt Broughton Centenary celebrated – 100 holes in a day!

L-R Craig Stringer and Michael Krieger in their vintage golf attire Michael Krieger, President of the Northern District Golf Association, which consists of 28 member clubs, has accomplished the astonishing feat of playing 100 holes in day at his home course at Port Broughton on Friday 28 June, to celebrate the clubs centenary. 49 year old Krieger, who has been a member of the Port Broughton Golf Club since the age of 13, has served on the Club Committee for over 20 years, holding the roles of Club Captain for 3 and Secretary for 10 years. With great mate Craig Stringer, himself a past Club Champion, President and Captain, the two teed off at 6.54am with five rounds and 10 holes in front of them. With the assistance of four different golf carts throughout the day, including one transported to Port Broughton courtesy of Jordan Ormsby from Golf Car Solutions in Adelaide, the pair managed to complete the first 18 holes in 1hr and 9 mins. We pre-scraped the holes the night before which helped us with our pace of play said Krieger. Whilst the scoring was incidental, Krieger held a 1 stroke lead over his mate, through 18, shooting a respectable 83 on the par 68 layout. With District Secretary, Gary Lloyd, following the players in a cart, keeping score and time, the players flew around the course, managing to complete 72 holes by 1pm. Remarkably, after 90 holes, the players were even on 405 strokes.Then, after trailing for most of the day, Krieger took the lead with a handful of holes to play. After 98 holes, the players made a beeline to Krieger s house adjacent to the course, to change into early 1900s attire, purchased on eBay. To further get into the spirit of the occasion, the players then used hickory sticks to complete the final hole. Craig had me all day, but I managed to get him with a few holes to play. The Clubs turned 100 though, that s what it s all about . said Krieger. We ran between holes at the start, then reality set in. We eased off a bit towards the end and managed to finish at 3.30pm with plenty of daylight to spare. Adrenaline kept us going . Krieger added With a dinner and auction on later in the night for over 100 guests, Krieger managed to raise close to $9,000 for the Broughton Hospital and local age-care facility, Barunga Village. The support we had throughout the day was amazing, especially from the two benefactors. The Village cooked us breakfast, supplied lunch and afternoon tea, while the hospital ladies cooked the dinner and provided salads for the 100 guests. A big thanks also to Allan Telford from Golf SA who conducted an after school clinic for 12 local kids aged 5 – 11years. The kids had a ball, they absolutely loved it . All in all, Krieger and Stringer completed their feat in 7 hours and 19 minutes, with Krieger having 446 strokes with two birdies and Stringer 452 strokes with four birdies. The Port Broughton Centenary weekend continued on Saturday with a Mixed Ambrose Event and culminated on Sunday with an Individual Stableford Competition. The Ladies Centenary Cup was won by Helen Thornton with 38 points and on 42 points the Men’swinner was Jack Jones. Golf SA congratulates Michael Krieger and all those who made the Port Broughton Centenary weekend such a special event. 100 Hole Detail (scores and times) Round 1 Michael 83 / Craig 84 (1 hr + 9 mins) Round 2 Michael 83 / Craig 76 (1 hr + 17 mins) Round 3 Michael 86 / Craig 85 (1 hr + 22 Mins) Round 4 Michael 75 / Craig 78 (1 hr + 24 mins) Round 5 Michael 78 / Craig 82 (1 hr + 30 mins) 10 Holes Michael 41 / Craig 47 (37 mins) Total Score Michael 446 / Craig 452 Total Time 7 hrs + 19 mins Birdies – Michael 2 Birdies – Craig 4