17/3/16 – 19/3/16
The weather gods smiled on the golf course again as the heavens opened up with a large downpour last week then turned on perfect weather for golf on the weekend. It was great to see the course in fantastic condition for the visit from the Minister for Recreation and Sport the Hon Mr Leon Bignall who joined in the Field for last Saturdays Par round, from all Reports Mr Bignall really enjoyed the course and had a good round.
Only a small field took to the links in perfect golf weather for Thursdays stable ford competition as good scores came in from both the morning and afternoon groups. Mick Pedler got out of the blocks early to win the 9 hole competition with a brilliant 22 points from Bob Childs on 20 points and Ian Todd in third spot with 19 points but none could match Robert “Tank” Thompson who won the 18 hole competition and the day with 23 points on the back 9 holes to finish with 41 points beating the unlucky Todd on a count back. Mick Pedler held on for third with 39 points. Nearest to the pin on the par 3, 5th hole went to Craig Kuiper.
Saturdays Par round was played in fine conditions and good numbers made up the field but no one could keep up with Mark Pretty as he had a great day out winning the A-grade with +4, Craig Sunderland finished in second with + 2, from Matt Warren and Greg Cook, +1. Paul Whitford took out the B-grade on a 3 way count back from Martin Cameron and Trevor Atkinson all with + 3, Herman Vanderhuel continued his good form to win the C-grade with +3 from Phil McQueen +2 and Michael McRostie -1.Nearest to the pin winners went to Matt Warren on the 3rd, Trevor Atkinson 5th,Whitford 13th and no one hit the 17th, birdies payed out 3 balls to Warren and Atkinson.
Tomorrow is the Millicent Golf Club good Friday 4 ball Ambrose event starting at 11am, there is still room for anyone wanting to put a team of 4 in or if you haven’t got a team and want a game, please turn up before 11 am and every effort will be made to place you in a team, lunch and after game meals are included for only $35 per person. Pennants golf also starts soon, we have nominated an A2 and handicap side for the 2016 season so anyone that is available to play place your name on the sheet at the bar. This week we have a stable ford round on Thursday, 4 ball Ambrose on Friday and Stable ford round on Saturday