7/7/16 – 9/7/16
The weather gods finally smiled on the Millicent golf course and the numbers in the fields showed a vast improvement on the previous weeks as our members slowly thaw out after the past few weeks of the winter blast.
Last Thursday saw a good sized field take to the golf course to play a stable ford round and it was Mick Pedler who jumped out of the blocks early to win the 9 hole competition on a count back from the very unlucky Ron Hateley as both players finished with 19 points, there was a 5 way tie for third spot on 18 points, but it was Dave Seymour who got the nod in the count back. On the back 9 holes it was Greg Cook who stormed home to win the 18 hole competition and the day on 37 points, winning a count back from the unlucky pedler also on 37 points, with Spike Warren finishing in third spot with 36 points winning the count back from Ian Greenwood also finishing with 36 points. Nearest to the pin winner on the par 3, 5th hole went to Greg Cook with a fine shot.
Saturday was a stroke round played for the Captains trophy in perfect conditions for golf, it was great to see so many people out on the golf course which made for some good cards being handed in at the end of the day. In the A-grade it was Mark Pretty having a day out shooting 72 off the stick for a net 71 to win a count back from Ian Greenwood also finishing with a net 71, in third spot Ben Golding won the count back from Andy Varcoe as both finished with net 73. In the B-grade it was the Ben Young show, winning the B-grade and the Captains Trophy with 81 off the stick for a score of net 67, from Lyle McGreggor in second spot with a net 74 and Mark Pilmore in third spot finishing with net 75. In the C-grade it was Manny Fuentes having a great round to win with net 68 from Peter Bateman finishing with a net 69 and in third spot Michael McRostie got the nod with a net 70. Nearest to the pin awards went to Pilmore on the 3rd, Owen Merrett on the 5th, Matt Osmond was close on 13 and Ian Greenwood was closest on 17, nearest for 3 shots on the 9th hole for the C- grade went to Justin Saint, while Greenwood was closest for 2 shots on the 18th. Birdies went to Greenwood, Merrett, Geoff Cameron, Matt Warren and Ben Young. Pam Packer won the ladies Competition with 35 points.
Today and Saturday are Stable ford competitions with Saturday being for the IGA supermarket trophy.