5/5/16 – 7/5/16
It was another great week for golf out at the Millicent golf club even if the weather is starting to change as the wind is picking up and the wet weather gear is brought out of the closet, Andy Varcoe hit top form again to win the monthly medal.
Only a small field of 18 players took to the links on Thursday to compete in the Stable ford Masters trophy competitions, with the wind blowing and the threat of lots of rain it was Andy Varcoe who jumped out of the blocks early to win the 9 hole competition with 20 points from Trevor Hutchesson on 19 points winning the count back from Craig Kuiper also on 19 points but it was Brian Duldig who played a great back 9 holes to win the 18 hole competition and the day with 38 points from Kuiper on 37 points and Varcoe finishing in third spot with 35 points. Nearest to the pin on the par 3, 5th hole went to Trevor Atkinson with a great shot.
Saturday was the monthly medal played in good conditions for golf as 30 players took to the course with the tee blocks at the back and the holes in some very tricky positions, it was Andy Varcoe who hit top form to win the A-grade and the monthly medal with 80 off the stick for a net 71 to win from Phil Hunter winning the count back from Brian Duldig as both finished with net 76. Dave Seymour took out the B-grade with a net 74 from Bruce Packer and Paul Whitford both finishing with net 76. Glen Tilley was the unlucky player of the day losing a count back to Varcoe for the monthly medal but winning the C-grade with net 71 from Andrew Ferguson close with net 72 and Manny Fuentes in third with 74. Nearest to the pin awards saw Martin Cameron close on the 3rd, Chris Agnew on the 5th, Hunter was very close on 13 and Matt Osmond won the 17th, Tilley won the 3rd shot to the 9th green for the C-grade while Hunter got the nod for the 2nd shot to the 18th green. Birdies payed out 2 balls each to Hunter x2, Craig Kuiper, Cameron and Varcoe.
It was interesting to note this week, out of the 48 players who played in the competitions on Thursday and Saturday, only 5 players managed to play to their handicaps, 2 on Thursday and 3 on Saturday and as the Weather changes and the rain arrives it’s time to rug up and get used to playing winter golf. The A2 pennants side travels to Penola this Sunday to take on Mt Gambier while the Handicap Side heads to Naracoorte to take on Naracoorte. This week’s Competition is a Stable ford Competition both on Thursday and Saturday.