Junior golfers are the future volunteers and committee personnel for our club. Last term Golf SA visited three of our local schools and conducted clinics with the year 5, 6 and 7 groups. The kids really enjoyed it and they want more. Even the school staff want more.
Conducting activities with the schools is a great way for the golf club to raise its profile in the community and encourage whole families to participate if they want to. Conducting a 3-4 one hour per week golf program as part of the schools PE sessions plus a visit to the golf course is the best way to get the kids involved and is exactly what will be happening at Mt Burr PS in May 2018. Other larger schools have not yet been approached because of the lack of club volunteers to help which is a shame because there are naturally a lot more kids at those schools.
We have a Volunteer Community Instructor willing to run the coaching clinics but the instructor needs helpers. If you are interested in being a helper/supervisor you will need to do the “Working with Children” certificate. Its all done online and when you have completed it you will be reimbursed by Golf SE. Contact Mary Winser for more information Mob: 0438 057 435.
1st – A. Ferguson 21pts
2nd – M. Pedler 19pts cb
3rd – P. Alison 19pts
1st – A. Ferguson 36pts cb
2nd – B. Packer 36pts
3rd – P. Alison 35pts
5th – B. Bowman
On Wednesday, 23rd May, at the Millicent Golf Club, 28 Ladies competed for the Golf SA sponsored event, The Shylie Rymill Foursomes.
The foursomes were played in conjunction with the Club Foursomes, whereby the leading 8 teams qualify for match play.
Although the atmosphere was heavy, conditions were ideal for golf.
Alex Lambert and Lyn Watson returned the best score of the day with a nett 74.5 and they also won the Combined Long Drive on the 14th Hole.
The Golf Club Ladies were saddened to receive news on the weekend, that one of their fellow members, Marg Baker had suddenly passed away. After play, Captain, Helen Chilton paid tribute to Marg for her outstanding commitment to the Millicent Golf Club over a number of years, giving her time so freely, and acknowledging Marg’s expertise for Flower arranging and Catering for special events. The Ladies in attendance enjoyed nibbles and a drink to toast Marg for her contribution, and shared many stories as they remember her. She will be sorely missed by us all at the Golf Club.
Shylie Rymill Foursomes Winners – Alex Lambert and Lyn Watson
30 Men played a Stroke Round at the Millicent Golf Club on Saturday 19th May, competing for the Crown Inn Hotel Trophy. There were also three Ladies who competed in a Stableford Competition.
Scott Packer 72
Andy Varcoe 74
Craig Kuiper 75
Paul Whitford 71
Justyn Saint 74 c/b
Bruce Packer 74
Crown Inn Hotel Trophy Winner – Paul Whitford
Kathy Sporer 31
Mardi Sunderland 30
Nearest to Pin 3rd – Martin Cameron
Nearest to Pin 5th – Vyv Bennison
Nearest to Pin 13th – Martin Cameron
Nearest to Pin 17th – Geoff Cameron
Nearest to Pin – B Grade – 2nd Shot – 9th – not hit
Nearest to Pin – A Grade -2nd Shot – 18th – not hit
Birdies on Par 3’s – Martin Cameron 3rd & 13th, Paul Whitford 13th, Mark Pilmore 13th, Ben Golding 17th, Vyv Bennison 5th.
18 Ladies played a Stableford Competition at the Millicent Golf Course on Wednesday 16th May, competing for the Margaret Young Eclectic Trophy.
Once again the Short Course was utilised by the new lady members, hitting off the orange tees and submitting cards for Handicap.
Sue Agnew 35
Helen Chilton 31
Alex Lambert 30
Mary Warneke 34
Glenis Skeer 33
Rose Hunt 32
Pam Packer 31
Helen Ferguson 29
Marg Baker 28
9 Hole Competition – Sue Agnew 18
Nearest to Pin – 3rd – Virginia DeDonatis
Nearest to Pin – 2nd Shot – 17th – Helen Ferguson
No one hit the 13th Green
C Grade Winner Pam Packer and A Grade Winner Sue Agnew.
L-R Nikki Kirkland, Sharne Peacock and Josie Davies – three of the ladies who are “Giving Golf a Go”
L-R Runners up – Bronwyn Clarke A Grade, Carmel Cory B Grade, Sue Ireland C Grade
L-R Winners – Lyn Watson A Grade, Julie McKenzie B Grade and Helen Ferguson C Grade
President Val Williams presenting the bowl to Captain Helen Chilton.
Saturday Stroke – Monthly Medal
1st – B. Golding 72 cb
2nd – O. Merritt 72
3rd – A. Varcoe 73
1st – R. Thompson 79 cb
2nd – S. Lonergan 79
3rd – M. Macrostie 80
3rd – A. Varcoe
5th – T. Atkinson
13th – B. Golding
17th – not hit
2nd to 9th – T. Atkinson
2nd to 18th – P. Whitford
H. Fennell 26
May monthly medal