14/7/16 – 16/7/16
Winter struck the Millicent golf course with a vengeance in the early part of the week, doing a bit of damage with branches down, unfortunately just not the right branches, at least the weather cleared up just in time for golf on Thursday and Saturday, all be it a bit breezy but good for this time of the year.
Thursday was a stable ford round played in windy conditions as Craig Kuiper jumped out of the blocks early to set the standard winning the front 9 hole competition with 18 points from Terry Chant who got the nod in a seven way count back on 17 points from Trever Atkinson also on 17 points in third spot and five other unlucky players also on 17 points. Then the wind and the tough back 9 holes took its toll on a few players scores, as Mark Pilmore did a Steve Bradbury to win the 18 hole competition and the day with 35 points from Atkinson who finished with 34 points to win a count back from Matt Osmond in third with 34 and the unlucky Spike Warren also on 34 points. Nearest to the pin winner on the par 3, 5th hole went to a visitor from Heywood, Jason McLaren who had a great day out and said he really enjoyed playing our golf course and could not believe how the course is in such good condition.
Saturday was also a stable ford round played in much the same conditions as Thursday, the windy conditions made scoring difficult but it was Craig Kuiper who had a day out, handling the wind to perfection winning the A-grade and having the best score of the day with 37 points from Jamie Bellinger in second with 33 points and Owen Merritt finishing in third spot with 32 points. In the B-grade it was the morning golfers who dominated with Bill Mullan winning with 35 points from Tony Bowering winning a count back from Mick Pedler both finishing with 34 points. Manny Fuentes won the C-grade with 35 points from Ron Hateley on 34 points and Mike McRostie in third spot with 29 points. Nearest to the pin winners for the day saw Mark Pilmore hit the 3rd hole, Kuiper was close on the 5th, Atkinson won the 13th while Kuiper cleaned up on the 17th hole, birdies payed out 2 balls each to Ian Greenwood, Merrett, Spike Warren and Trever Atkinson.
It’s going to be a busy week out at the golf course this week with the farmers and stock agents golf day at the club on Friday, with 34 teams booked in its going to be a very busy day, Thursday is a stable ford competition while Saturday is a stroke round and the 3rd round for the Somerset, Sportsman’s and Tiger hotels trophy.