19/5/16 – 21/5/16

In another tough week for golf, two players stood out head and shoulders above the pack to dominate the competition last week at the Millicent Golf Course. First was the brilliant play from Phil “Meggsy” Hunter winning both the Thursday and Saturday Competitions shooting an impressive 76 and 77 off the stick for 40 points on Thursday and a net 68 on Saturday to win the Crown Inn Trophy. The Second Player, Scott Packer had a hole in One on the par 3, 5th hole and then continued on to shoot a great 81 off the stick to match Hunter with a net 68, congratulations to Scott.
The Weather kept a few players away last Thursday as only a small field took to the course in the wind and rain but that didn’t bother Meggsy Hunter as he easily won the front 9 hole competition with 20 points from Andy Varcoe, Trevor Atkinson and Mick Pedler who all had 16 points. Hunter continued on the good form into the back 9 holes to win the 18 hole competition with 40 points from the fast finishing Varcoe in second with 37 points and Bruce Packer in third finishing with 33 points. Nearest to the pin award for the par 3, 5th hole went to Hunter who had a big day out.
The weather improved for the Saturday golfers although the windy conditions made scoring difficult for some, others found the going easy. Congratulations to Scott Packer for a hole in one and to Phil “Meggsy” Hunter winning the A-grade and the Crown Inn Trophy with a net 68 from Alan Schultz with net 70 and Owen Merrett in third spot with a net 72. Scott Packer continued on after all the excitement to win the B-grade with a net 68 from Geoff Cameron net 72 and Paul Whitford in third with a net 74. Ron Hateley took out the C-grade with a net 70 from Trevor Hutchesson net 76 and Peter Bateman in third finishing with a net 77. In the Ladies it was Pam Packer who won the day with 32 points from Robin Rolfe finishing with 30 points. Nearest to the pin winners saw Peter Burchard on the 3rd, Scott Packer, hole in one on the 5th, Merrett on the 13th, and Scott Packer was very close again on the 17th, Tank Thomson won the 3rd shot on the 9th for the C-grade while Spike Warren hit the 18th hole for 2 shots to knock off Hunter. Birdies payed out 2 balls each to Warren, S.Packer and Jamie Bellinger.
Unfortunately we had mixed results with our pennants sides as the A2 side went down 3/2 in the final round and have finals starting on Sunday but the Handicap side lost their final to be put out of the race, thanks to all who played in the pennants sides and good luck to the A2 side this week. The second round of the Millicent, Blackwood, Loxton tri series is on with a trip down to Loxton on the June Long weekend, also the Club Championships are about to start with 3 qualifying round starting on Saturday with a stroke round, we need as many players as we can get to support the Loxton trip and the club championships as we can get. Good luck to all.