27/10/16 – 29/10/16
Spring has finally sprung out at the Millicent Golf course with some fantastic weather last Thursday and Saturday for our weekly competitions, and it is no coincidence that the winning scores are also improving as Andrew Ferguson had a big day out to dominate the field on Saturday winning with an impressive 40 points.
With the sun finally shinning, it was great to see good numbers in the field last Thursday for the 5th round of the summer masters trophy and it was a three way tie for the winner of the front 9 hole competition, as Scott Packer got the nod in the count back to win from the unlucky Herman Vanderhuel in second spot and the Master in Mick Pedler, finishing in third after all three players finished with an impressive 19 points. It was a different story on the back 9 holes as nobody could stop the fast finishing Trevor Hutchesson, who flew past the field to win the 18 hole competition and the day with an impressive 38 points. Scott Packer held on for second spot, finishing with 37 points and the very consistent Mick Pedler held on for third, finishing with 36 points. Hutchesson capped of a great day out by also winning the nearest to the pin award for a great shot on the par 3, 5th hole.
Saturday was also a fantastic day for golf, and there was good numbers in the field to compete in a stable ford round and also the first round of the Wimberina trophy, and also it was the first week of changing the grades down to only 2 grades and dropping the C-grade, which is a great move and seemed to work very well. In the A-grade it was great to see Mark Pretty out at the golf club having a hit, and he dominated the field shooting 71 off the stick to win with 37 points, Matt Warren also played very well to finish in second spot with 36 points, while Terry Chant found some form the grab third spot with 34 points. In the B- grade, it was all Andrew Ferguson who won his grade and also had the best score of the day winning with an impressive 40 points from Trevor Hutchesson in second with 37 points and a two way tie for third as Geoff Cameron and Jim Hyland finished with 35 points. Nearest to the pin awards for the day went to Chant on the 3rd, Trevor Atkinson cleaned up on the par three’s winning the 5th, and 17th holes and also dropped one of the birdie putts to win 3 golf balls, Phil Hunter was close on the 13th while Geoff Cameron was closest for his third shot on the 9th for the B-grade while nobody hit the 18th green for their second shot. Birdies paid out three balls each to Chant and Atkinson.
A big thank you must go to Mick Pedler and all the volunteers who turned up last Sunday for the working Bee and done a fantastic job in cleaning up and knocking off all those little jobs that need to be done. Sunday 20th November is the Rexel Electrical Spring 4 ball Ambrose competition for all Ladies, Gents and non- golfers, so get your teams together and enter now. Today is the sixth round of the summer Masters Trophy and stable ford competition, while Saturday is a stroke round playing for the monthly medal and a putting competition, so good luck to all.