1/12/16 – 3/12/16
Once again, the weather has improved over the past week and so has the scores out at the Millicent golf course as many players are starting to hit top form, Brian Thomson has been on top of his game for the past few weeks and once again he played well below his handicap last week.
Thursday was a perfect day to play golf but unfortunately only a small field took to the course to play in the Stable ford competition for the fifth round for the Masters trophy and it was Brian Thomson who again dominated, winning the front 9 hole competition with an impressive 21 points from Herman Vanderhuel close behind in second spot with 20 points winning a count back from Bruce Packer in third spot also with 20 points. On the back 9 holes it was Thomson who went on his merry way winning the competition and the day finishing six strokes under his handicap on 42 points, Vanderhuel chased Thomson all the way but could not close the gap to finish in second with 39 points, while Dave Seymour finished off strong to grab third spot finishing with 36 points. Andy Varcoe played a fine shot into the par 3,5th hole to win the nearest to the pin award for the day. We had a three way tie for Twilight golf as Paul Bosco, David Gibbs and Justin Saint all finished on 21 points and it was Bosco who won the count back to win the night.
Saturday was a stroke round playing for the monthly medal and also a putting competition and with good numbers in the field and perfect conditions for golf and the course in pristine condition it was amazing that only three players managed to beat their handicaps while the rest of the field struggled. In the A-grade it was the Paul Whitford show, as he smashed the field to win with an impressive net 69 from Andy Varcoe in a distant second finishing with a net 74 and Ben Young grabbed third spot with a net 75. It was the B-grade where all the big scores came from and it was Justin Saint winning the B-grade and the monthly medal winning with a score of 8 under his handicap to finish with a net 64 from Tony Bowering who was close behind in second spot finishing with a net 67 while Bill Mullan grabbed third spot with a net 75. Tony Bowering capped off a good day out by winning the putting competition with 26 putts, Bowering also featured in the Nearest to the pin awards winning on the par 3 5th hole and also the 13th hole but he missed both his birdie putts, other winners went to Scott Packer on the 3rd hole, Paul Whitford on the 17th hole, nobody in the B-grade hit the 9th hole in two shots while Terry Chant won the closest for 2 shots on the 18 hole. Birdies payed out 2 balls each to Brian Duldig, Spike Warren, Geoff Cameron and Paul Whitford.
Today we have a stable ford competition playing for the sixth round of the summer Masters trophy and also Twilight 9 hole golf for all members and non- members with tee off between 4.30pm to 5pm and Saturday is a stroke round.