Seven clubs in the South East have registered Golf Month activities in October. With the amount of promotion on local TV and radio by Golf Australia and Golf SA there should be a bit of interest by the public to join in Millicent’s Twilight Golf starting at the end of this month. Members are encouraged to bring a friend along and have a bit of fun out on the course.
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1st – S. Packer 19pts cb
2nd – H. Vanderhuel 19pts
1st – T. Hutchinson 38pts
2nd – S. Packer 37pts
5th – T. Hutchinson
20/10/16 – 22/10/16
With the weather finally on the improve, the numbers in the fields last week were also on the improve, as was the scoring as everybody starts to thaw out and loose a few layers of clothing, it was great to finally feel a bit of warmth on the back as you stride up the fairways. Obviously Matt Osmond and Geoff Cameron enjoyed the warmer weather as both players shot 40 stable ford points in the 2 weekly competitions last week.
Good numbers took to the course for last Thursdays Stable ford competition and it was Matt Osmond who got off to a flyer, winning the front 9 hole competition with 19 points, it was a three way tie for second as Mark Pilmore got the nod in a count back from Mick Pedler in third and the unlucky Andrew Ferguson missed out on the placing’s, as all three players finished with 18 points. It was all the Ossie show on the Back 9 holes as Osmond played some fantastic golf to win the 18 hole competition and the day to finish with 40 points, Mick Pedler got his revenge on the back 9 holes to finish in second spot knocking off Pilmore in a count back who finished in third spot as both players finished with 37 points. The nearest to the pin award went to Andrew Ferguson who played a fine shot to be close on the par 3, 5th hole.
Saturday was also a nice fine warm day and good numbers took to the course to play in the stable ford competition and it was a close finish in the A-grade with a three way tie as Greg Cook got the nod in the count back to win from Owen Merrett in second and Mark Pilmore finishing in third spot as all three players finished with 36 points. Geoff Cameron had a big day out to win the B-grade and the day with a very impressive 40 points, Ben Young also played well to finish in second spot with 37 points, while Scott Lonergan grabbed third spot finishing with 35 points. Justin Saint also had a good day out to win the C-grade with 38 points from Michael McRostie in second spot finishing with 37 points and Jim Hyland grabbed third spot with 28 points. Nearest to the pin awards for the day went to Matt Warren on the 3rd, Cameron was close on the 5th, John Reynolds found some form to hit the 13th, while nobody could hit the 17th green. Michael McRostie was the closest in the C-grade on the 9th green for his 3rd shot, while Matt Warren was closest for 2 shots on the 18th, Greg Cook was the only player to grab a birdie on the par threes for the day and wins himself 3 balls.
We have a busy time out at the golf course this month as there is a working bee organised for this Sunday 30/10/16 starting at 8.30am to 12.30pm with a sausage sizzle after, it would be great to get as many as we can there to knock over a few jobs that need to be done on the course. Sunday 20/11/16 is the Rexel Electrical Spring 4 ball Ambrose, so get your teams organised now. Twilight 9 hole golf starts tonight for anyone who is interested in having a hit after work, tee off between 4.30pm to 5.30pm, cost is $8 for non- members. Summer Membership is now available at $300 for 6 month membership for all those past members that are thinking of getting back into golf again. Today’s competition is a stable ford round for the 5th round of the summer masters trophy while Saturday is also a stable ford competition playing for the first round of the Wimberina trophy.
Well, 2 weeks in a row of good golfing weather still could not lure many to the course. With our season almost at a close, Stableford played on the sanded greens proved a challenge.
Hopefully next week our final comp day with Stroke and final of the Monthly Medalists, we can have a better turnout. A reminder that our Ladies AGM will be on Nov 2nd, a 2 ball Ambrose 9 hole comp, 9am for 9.30 start, followed by the meeting, presentation of winter season trophies and afternoon tea.
Please remember to bring a plate to share.
results from 19/10
A grade, Helen Chilton 37, Lana Barlow 30.
B Grade, Mardi Sunderland 32, Carmel Cory 31
C Grade, Beth Turner 34, Marg Baker 28
NTP 3rd Mary Winser, 5th Marg Baker, 13th Helen Chilton.
1st – M. Osmond 19pts
2nd – M. Pilmore 18pts cb
1st – M. Osmond 40pts
2nd – M. Pedler 37pts
5th – A. Ferguson
13/10/16 – 15/10/16
Spring has finally arrived out at the Millicent Golf Club, as the Temperature gauge finally started to climb out of the single digits and reach well into the double figures for last week’s competition golf, with Thursday being the pick of the days, Saturday was also fine, all be it very windy, but that did not seem to both Lyle Macgregor, who shot a fantastic 79 off the stick to blitz the field.
Thursday was a stable ford competition played in perfect conditions for golf, so it was always going to be hard to find an excuse for a poor score, and it was Mark Pilmore and Trevor Hutchesson who jumped out of the blocks early to win the front 9 hole competition with 18 points. It was Pilmore who got the nod in a count back to beat the unlucky Hutchesson, Keith Thrussell finished in third spot with 17 points. Pilmore kept his round going into the back 9 holes, to win the 18 hole competition and the day, finishing with 35 points from Hutchesson who also had a good back 9 holes to finish in second spot with 34 points. Bruce Packer and Spike Warren made up ground to finish in third spot with 29 points. It was Packer who won the count back to finish in third. The Nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 5th hole went to Warren, who played a fantastic shot to be very close, but unfortunately missed his birdie putt.
Saturday was another fine but windy day as the field took to the course to compete in a stroke round playing for the Vice Captains trophy, and it was Lyle Macgregor, playing in the late afternoon who blitzed the field with a fine 79 off the stick to win the competition for the day. Playing in the A- grade, Macgregor was an easy winner of his grade finishing with a fantastic score of net 68. Jamie Bellinger finished in second spot with another good score of net 71, which included an Eagle on the par 5, 10th hole. Greg Cook and Alan Schultz tied for third after both players finished with net 76. In the B-grade, it was the old Master in Mick Pedler who handled the conditions perfectly, to win with the very good score of net 71, Geoff Cameron was close behind in second spot finishing with net 72 and Scott Packer grabbed third spot with a net 73. Trevor Hutchesson lead the way in the C-grade to win with net 74 from Ron Hateley and Bruce Packer tying for second and third spot as both players finished with net 75. Nearest to the pin winners saw Mark Pilmore on the 3rd hole, John Reynolds won the 5th, Mick Pedler hit the tricky 13th hole while Pilmore also won the 17th. Ron Hateley got the closest for his third shot on the 9th hole for the C-grade, while no player could hit the 18th hole in two shots into the strong wind. Jamie Bellinger won the Eagles nest for an Eagle on the par 5 10th hole.
Sunday 20th November is the Millicent spring 4 ball Ambrose event, cost is $25 per player including a sausage sizzle, with a shot gun start at 11am, so start getting your teams together now for a great day out, today is a stable ford competition playing for the 4th round of the summer masters trophy, while Saturday is also a stable ford competition for the 4th round of the IGA trophy.
Saturday Stroke – Vice Captains Trophy
1st – L. McGregor 68
2nd – J. Bellinger 71
1st – M. Pedler 71
2nd – G. Cameron 72
1st – T. Hutchinson 74
3rd – M. Pilmore
5th – J. Reynolds
13th – M. Pedler
17th – M. Pilmore
3rd to 9th – R. Hatley
2nd to 18th – not hit
Eagle on 10th
Vice Captains Trophy