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VARCOE DOMINATES IN THE RAIN

22/09/16 – 24/09/16

Once again the weather dominated the scores out at the Millicent golf course with the promise of lots of heavy rain last Thursday, it did not show up and the day turned out to be a warm calm day which made for good golf. Unfortunately the heavy rain the was forecast for Saturday, did turn up at lunch time and only the morning groups getting through and one group in the afternoon that persisted through the heavy rain to finish their round, as many groups had to pull out.
Thursday was a stable ford competition played in warm calm conditions, but the threat of heavy rain was always in the back of the players’ minds as Keith Thrussell got off to a flying start in the early morning groups to win the front 9 hole competition with a brilliant 22 points from Mark Pilmore in second spot finishing with 20 points and Kevin Rainey grabbed third with 19 points. Pilmore had some lucky breaks on the back 9 holes, to win the 18 hole competition and the day with 40 points, Phil Thrussell had a good back 9 holes to grab second spot with 36 points while spike warren won the count back for third spot from Keith Thrussell with both players finishing with 35 points. Nearest to the pin on the par 3, 5th hole went to Craig Kuiper with a fine shot.
Saturday was a tough day for golf, with the wind blowing and winter back with a vengeance, the morning players defiantly had the best of the conditions as the afternoon turned into a day you did not want to be outside. The weather did not seem to affect Andrew Varcoe as he had a day out to win the A-grade and the day with 36 points from Greg Cook in second spot with 34 points and Matt Warren in third with 31 points, Cook played in the only group in the afternoon to finish their round. Mick Pedler showed all his experience to win the B-grade with a great round of 36 points, winning from Martin Cameron in second spot with 35 points and Andrew Ferguson grabbed third spot with 34 points. Jim Hyland had a good day out to win the C-grade with 34 points, winning from Manny Fuentes on 24 points and Ian Todd grabbed third spot with 23 points. Nearest to the pin winners for the day went to Paul Whitford on the 3rd hole, Greg Cook won the 5th, Scott Packer was very close on the 13th, while Hyland won the 17th hole. No C-grader could get on the 9th green for their 3rd shot, while nobody hit the 18th in 2 shots into the wind. Birdies paid out 1 ball each to Packer, Hyland and Matt Warren. The Weather must have put all the ladies off this week.
This weekend we have all our visitors from Blackwood and Loxton down for the final round of the Tri series, with a warm up on Saturday with a stable ford competition before the AFL grand final and then the main day on Sunday. Dinner is available at the club on Saturday and Sunday night and we need as many players as possible to play on the Sunday. Today is a stable ford competition for the 4th round of the Masters trophy. Good luck to all players and hopefully we can get a bit of nice weather for the long weekend.

M.P

 

24/09/16

Saturday Stableford 

A Grade 

1st – A. Varcoe 36pts

2nd – G. Cook 34pts

B Grade 

1st – M. Pedler 36pts

2nd -M. Cameron 35pts

C Grade

1st – J. Hyland 34pts cb

2nd – G. Stratford 34pts

N.T.P 

3rd – P. Whitford

5th – G. Cook

13th – S. Packer

17th – J. Hyland

Birdies

J. Hyland

S. Packer

M. Warren

T.  Atkinson

 

 

Agnew has a big day out

15/09/16 – 17/09/16

Spring has still not found its way out to the Millicent golf course yet, as cool, windy, wintery days still seem to be hanging around, making for challenging days out on the golf course. With all the local footy finals now finished and some good warm spring weather we should start to see the scores improving.
Thursday was a stable ford competition played in cool windy weather with the chance of showers and it was Matt Warren who got off to a great start, winning the front 9 hole competition with an impressive 19 points from Mark Pilmore in second spot with 18 points and a three way tie for third, with Phil Hunter getting the nod in the count back from Andy Varcoe and Brian Thompson, all finishing with 17 points. Warren was the only player who could hold his round together on the back 9 holes, to win the 18 hole competition and the day with a fine score of 35 points in the trying conditions. Trever Hutchesson got up for second spot in a count back, beating Hunter, who had to settle for third after both players finished with 33 points. The winner of the nearest to the pin award for the par 3, 5th hole went to Brian Thompson.
Saturday was also a stable ford competition and the 3rd round for the Mitch Williams trophy, good numbers in the field took to the golf course in the hope of staying dry, as the weather report was for torrential rain in the afternoon. In the A-grade it was a visitor from Horsham, Jason Mcloud who has a great day out winning with 38 points from Phil Thrussell with 36 points and Jamie Bellinger got up for third with 35 points. Chris Agnew had a great day out winning the B-grade and the best score of the day with an impressive 39 points from Dave Seymour winning a count back from Graham Sunderland after both players finished with 38 points. Bruce Packer was a popular winner of the C- grade with 36 points from Michael McRostie in second with 32 points and Manny Fuentes grabbed third spot with 31 points. Nearest to the pin winners for the day saw Martin Cameron win the 3rd, Scott Lonergan 5th, Trever Atkinson 13th, and Matt Osmond won the 17th, McRostie was the closest for his third shot on the 9th, while Lonergan won the closest for 2 shots on the 18th hole. Birdies paid out 2 balls each to Bellinger, Atkinson and Hayden Fennell.
Sunday was the mixed Pinehurst foursomes playing for the O.P Williams trophy and it was the team of Kathy Sporer who carried her partner Mark Pilmore all the way to win with the score of net 70. Today is a stable ford competition while Saturday is also a stable ford competition and the 4th round of the Somerset, Sportsman’s and Tiger hotels trophy. Next weekend is the Millicent, Blackwood, and Loxton tri series held at Millicent, so we need as many players as possible.

M.P

 

17/09/16

Saturday Stableford 

A Grade 

1st – J. McLeod 38pts

2nd – P. Thrussell 36pts

3rd – J. Bellinger 35pts

B Grade 

1st – C. Agnew 39pts

2nd – D. Seymour 38pts cb

3rd – G. Sunderland 38pts

C Grade 

1st – B. Packer 36pts

2nd – M. Mcrostie 32pts

N.T.P 

3rd – M. Cameron

5th – S. Lonergan

13th – T. Atkinson

17th – M. Osmond

3rd to 9th – M. Mcrostie

2nd to 18th – S. Lonergan

Birdies 

H. Fennell

J. Bellinger

T. Atkinson

J. McLeod

P. Keiller

 

 

HATELEY HAS A DAY OUT.

8/09/16 – 10/09/16

Winter was back with a vengeance last Thursday, with 52mm of rain tipped out of the gauge for the day, there was no way anyone was going to venture out onto the golf course and as expected the Thursday stable ford competition had to be cancelled. The ladies were very lucky playing their Millicent open on the Tuesday with 52 players and their normal stable ford competition on Wednesday in perfect spring weather, as temperature reached the low 20’s before Thursdays down pour.
Our only competition for the week for the men was a stable ford competition last Saturday, played in cool windy conditions, but that didn’t seem to worry Ron Hateley who had a big day out to win with a brilliant 38 points. In the A-grade it was a tight tussle as Ben Golding got the nod in a count back to win from Greg Cook after both players finished with an impressive 37 points, Lyle Macgregor got up for third finishing with 35 points. Most of the B-graders seem to struggle in the conditions except for Andrew Ferguson winning with 34 points from a three way tie for second and third finishing with 33 points, Trevor Atkinson got the nod from Peter Burchard in third. The C-grade was totally dominated by the winner of the day in Ron Hateley, winning with 38 points from Justin Saint with 31 points and Bruce Packer in third spot finishing with 28 points. Nearest to the pin winners for the day saw Michael McRostie close on the 3rd, Brian Duldig hit the 5th, Hateley was close on the 13th, and Greg Cook won the 17th, Justin Saint was closest for his third shot on the 9th, while Ben Golding got onto the 18th closest for 2 shots. Birdies paid out 1 ball each to Hateley, Duldig, Trevor Hutchesson and Chris Agnew.
Saturday October the 1st and 2nd we are hosting the final round of the Blackwood, Millicent, Loxton tri series and we need as many players as possible for the Stable ford competition on the Sunday, so if you are available to play please put your name down on the sheet at the bar. Today is a stable ford competition playing for the Masters trophy while Saturday is also a Stable ford competition playing for the third round of the Mitch Williams trophy and also the IGA supermarket trophy.

M.P

Free Come and Try Golf @ The Rail

On Sunday 9th October there will be a Come and Try Golf Day held at the new Railway Lands precinct in Mt Gambier. Conducted by Golf SA this is the first time a project of this size and type has been conducted in regional SA. If you know of anyone who wants to have a go at golf this is the perfect opportunity.

Free Coaching clinics for Women and Juniors will be held throughout the day with visiting PGA coaches Sarah Douglas-Norris and Allen Telford plus local PGA professional Craig Davis. All equipment is supplied by Golf SA including a mini 9 hole golf course for any age, jumping castle and an inflatable hitting bay for the dads while the mums and kids are doing their clinics.

Get a group of friends together and book a clinic time or just turn up and join in.

Email to make your individual or group booking: mwinser@bigpond.com

Click here for Event Details and Flyer

 

10/09/16

Saturday Stableford 

A Grade 

1st – B. Golding 37pts cb

2nd – G. Cook 37pts

B Grade 

1st – A. Ferguson 34pts

2nd – T. Atkinson 33pts cb

C Grade 

1st – R. Hatley 38pts

2nd – J. Saint 31pts

N.T.P 

3rd – M. Mcrostie

5th – B. Duldig

13th – R. Hatley

17th – G. Cook

3rd to 9th – J. Saint

2nd to 18th – B. Golding

Birdies 

R. Hatley

B. Duldig

T. Hutchinson

C. Agnew