12/5/16 – 14/5/16
Once again it was the golf course and the weather that was the big winners last week out at the Millicent Golf course as only 3 players managed to play to their handicaps out of 46 players, which now has a tally of 8 players out of 98 in the past fortnight to play to their handicap and it only going to get harder as winter is approaching.
Only a small field of 16 players were brave enough to go out and tackle the elements last Thursday as winter came early and it was Craig Kuiper who won the front 9 hole competition on a count back from Graham “Spike” Warren and Craig Sunderland all finishing with 18 points, but it was only Warren who could hold his round together to win the 18 hole competition and the day with 34 points from the fast finishing Bruce Packer also on 34 points and Bob Childs in third spot with 33 points. Craig Sunderland won the Nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 5th hole with a great shot to be close.
Saturday was a much better day for golf apart from the tricky breeze that played havoc with the score card, 30 players took to the course for the Saturday Stable ford round as Brian Duldig was the runaway winner in the A-grade with a great score of 37 points from Craig Kuiper in second spot with 36 points and Ben Golding got the nod in third with 35 points. In the B-grade it was the Bruce Packer show winning with 36 points from a 3 way count back for second and third spot as Dave Seymour, Lyle McGregor and Matt Osmond all finished with 33 points. Ron Hateley took out the C-grade with 34 points from Manny Fuentes 32 points and Trevor Hutchesson in third spot with 31 points. Nearest to the pin awards saw Alan Schultz hit the 3rd, Craig Sunderland on the 5th, “Spike” Warren was very close on the 13th, and Chris Agnew on the 17th hole. Nearest for 3 shots on the 9th hole for the C-grade was Ron Hateley and Greg Cook won the nearest for 2 shots on the 18th hole. Birdies for the day paid out 2 balls each to Schultz, Warren, Agnew and Sunderland. In the ladies competition it was Robin Rolfe who won with 24 points from Pam Packer in second with 21 points.
Both the pennants sides had great wins on Sunday as the A2 side got up 3/2 defeating Mt Gambier with good wins to Terry Chant, Hayden Fennell and Greg Cook and the Handicap side defeating Naracoorte 3/2 with good wins to Martin Cameron, Trevor Atkinson and Bill Mullen’s, with one round to go both sides are now set for finals action. A big Congratulations also must go to John Reynolds who had an Eagle on the par 5, 10th hole on Saturday playing Driver, 5 iron, wedge in the hole for an Eagle 3, well done “JR”. This week we have a Stable ford round for the Masters trophy today and a stroke round for the Crown Inn Hotel Trophy on Saturday, good luck to all players.