8/12/16 – 10/12/16
It was another funny week with the weather out at the Millicent Golf course for last week’s competitions, Thursday was back to the middle of winter, cold, wet and blowing a gale, which seemed to remind Dave Seymour of home as he blitzed the field, then by Saturday, it was a perfect spring day and great conditions for golf as Mike McRostie seemed very relaxed and rested after his over- seas holiday to take top honours for the day.
Thursday was a stable ford competition playing for the 6th round of the summer masters trophy which was played in very wintery and windy conditions and it was “Spike” Warren who jumped out of the blocks early to win a three way count back for the front 9 hole competition, Terry Chant grabbed second spot from Dave Seymour in third after all three players finished with 17 points. On the back 9 holes it was Seymour who put the foot down and blew the rest of the field away winning the 18 hole competition and the day with an impressive 38 points. Andrew Ferguson grabbed second spot finishing with 34 points, while Ben Golding won a four way count back to grab third spot from Brian Thomson Brian Duldig and Warren as all players finished with 33 points. Nearest to the pin for the par 3, 5th hole went to Mick Pedler who is continuing on with his good form.
A large field greeted the starter for the Saturday Stable ford competition, played in perfect spring weather, and the course in great condition, scoring was always going high as the cream always rises to the top and it was Paul Whitford who took control of the A-grade winning a count back from Tony Bowering after both players finished with 36 points, Owen Merrett also won a count back to grab third spot from the unlucky Brian Duldig on 35 points. In the B-grade it was Mike McRostie who shot the best score of the day winning with 37 points from Jim Hyland in second spot with 35 points while Manny Fuentes grabbed third spot in a count back from Herman Vanderhuel on 34 points. Fuentes also won the nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 3rd hole, Greg Cook was closest on the 5th hole, Brian Thomson was close on the 13th hole while Matt Warren was the closest on the 17th hole. Graham Sunderland was closest for 2 shots on the 9th hole while Ben Young won the closest for 2 shots on the 18th hole. Birdies payed out 2 balls each to Whitford, Geoff Cameron, McRostie and Cook.
Today is a stable ford competition with Twilight golf on tonight for anyone who is keen just to have a fun hit of golf, tee off between 4.30pm- 5pm. Saturday is also a stable ford competition playing in the 2nd round for the Wimberina Trophy.