28/4/16 – 30/4/16
It was another fantastic week for golf at the Millicent golf course, with the weather perfect for golf and the course in great condition it was only a matter of time until Phil Hunter fired up again to win the A-grade on Saturday also our handicap pennants side had a good win 4/1 beating Pt MacDonnell but unfortunately the A2 side suffered their first loss going down to Blue Lakes 2/3.
It was only a small field of 18 players who took to the course on Thursday for a stable ford round played in near perfect conditions and it was Mark Pilmore, who had a rare day out winning the front 9 hole competition with 21 points from Trevor Atkinson in second spot with 20 points and Robbie Gordon finishing with 18 points, but it was only Pilmore, who was lucky enough to keep the round going winning the 18 hole competition and the day with 39 points from Andy Varcoe and Craig Kuiper both finishing with 34 points. The Nearest to the pin winner on the par 3, 5th hole also went to Pilmore, but unfortunately he missed his birdie putt.
Saturday was also a stable ford round played in light drizzle early but cleared to be a nice day for golf all but a bit breezy, it took all the experience of Phil Hunter to dominate the competition in the windy conditions to win the A-grade with an impressive 35 points from Ben Golding with 34 points and Alan Schultz in third spot with 33 points. The B-grade was a very tight finish with a 3 way tie and it was Trevor Atkinson getting the nod in the count back winning from Craig Kuiper and Chris Agnew all finishing with 37 points. Robert Thompson continued on his good form to win the C-grade with 34 points from Glen Tilley close with 33 points and Andrew Ferguson in third spot with 32 points. The nearest to the pin winners for the par 3’s had Atkinson winning the 3rd and 5th holes and Graham Warren winning the 13th and 17th holes, no C-grader was on the 9th green for 3 shots while no player hit the 18th green in 2 shots due to both holes playing into the wind. Birdies payed out 2 balls each to Hunter, Thompson and John Reynolds. In the Ladies Competition it was Pam Packer the runaway winner with 39 points.
Today is a stable ford round played for the masters trophy while Saturday is a stroke round for the Monthly medal and also the monthly putting competition, with Mother’s Day on Sunday, our two pennants sides get the day off and happy Mother’s day to all the Mothers. Happy Golfing.