9/6/16 – 11/6/16
Winter has well and truly struck the South East as the temperature gauge drops the Golf out at the Millicent Golf Course get harder and harder with every extra jumper that has to be worn, it was a quiet weekend as we had very good numbers head down to Loxton for the Tri challenge with Blackwood and Loxton.
Only a small field took to the course last Thursday in wintery conditions and it was Spike Warren and Alan Schultz who jumped out of the gates early to win the front 9 hole competition on 19 points from Mick Pedler and Trevor Atkinson on 18 points, but it was Atkinson who finished off the best on the back to win the 18 hole competition in a three way count back to win the day with 36 points from Warren and Schultz also with 36 points. Atkinson also won the nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 5th hole with a great shot which made for an easy birdie.
Saturday was also a stable ford competition played in cold wintery conditions but that didn’t seem to worry Mark Pretty as he had a great day out winning the A-grade with a very impressive 39 points from John Reynolds in second spot with 35 points and the very consistent Phil Hunter in third with 31 points. The winner for the day and B-grade winner was Dave Seymour with a massive 42 points, Dave had a day out and was way too good for his playing partners, and Lyle McGregor finished in second spot with 36 points from Trevor Atkinson in third with 35 points. The nearest to the pin winners for the day saw Hunter on the 3rd hole and the closest second shot on the 18th green, Pretty won the 5th and 13th hole, Reynolds won the 17th green and Jim Hyland won the closest for the 3rd shot on the 9th green. Birdies payed out 2 ball each as Pretty birdied the 5th, 13th, and 17th holes to clean up and hunter birdied the 3rd hole. Monday saw a stable ford round for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend which had Trevor Atkinson cap of a very good week of golf to win the day with 33 points
Saturday is a stroke round for the 3rd round of qualifying for the club championships with the finals starting the week after on Sunday 25th June.