TODD, FERGUSON HIT TOP FORM

26/01/17 –  28/01/17

Good numbers in the field greeted the starter for the Thursday stable ford competition played in perfect conditions for golf, it was going to be hard to find any excuses for bad golf, with the course in excellent condition, big scores were going to be the order of the day and it was the inform Ian Todd who jumped out of the blocks early to put the pressure on the rest of the field, winning the front 9 hole competition with 19 points. It took a six way count back to deciede second and third spots, as Kevin Rainey got the nod for second while “Spike” Warren grabbed third from the unlucky Trever Hutchesson, Bruce Packer, Ian Greenwood and Matt Warren as all players finished with 18 points. On The Back 9 holes, it was the todd show as he extended his lead to blow the field away with an impressive 41 points to win the day from “Spike” and Matt Warren and also Trever Hutchesson all finishing with 38 points. The winner of the nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 5th hole went to Mick Pedler, with a fine shot close to the hole.

Saturday also produced a perfect day for golf and once again good numbers turned out to play in a stable ford competition. In the A-grade it was a very tight finish with Scott Packer playing in the Afternoon groups got the win with an impressive round finishing with 38 points, winning a count back from the unlucky Martin Cameron also on 38 points, while Tony Bowering playing in the early morning group got third with 37 points. The B-grade winner and winner of the day went to Andrew Fergerson with a great round of 40 points, Fergerson is improving every week and is now not far off the A-grade. Trever Hutshesson grabbed second with a steady round of 36 points and Justin Saint is another who is improving every week  to get up for third spot with 35 points. In the ladies competition it was Mary Winsor who won in a close battle with 30 points from Kathy Sporer in second with 29 points. Nearest to the pin award winners for the day went to “Spike” Warren on the 3rd, Ben Golding won the 5th, Viv Bennison won the 13th after having a few problems with the fork in the tree on the 4th hole. Nobody hit the 17th green, while Matt Osmond was closest for 2 shots on the 9th hole and Bennison won the closest for 2 shots on the 18th hole. Birdies paid out 3 balls to John Reynolds and Trever Atkinson.

Today is a stable ford competition playing for the 5th round of the summer Masters trophy, while Saturday is a stroke round playing for the Monthly medal and the monthly putting competition. Coming up in March is also the first round of the Millicent, Blackwood, Loxton tri series played in Blackwood and as we are the current title holders we need as many players as possible to make the trip down to Blackwood to defend our title.

M.P

28/01/17

Saturday Stableford 

A Grade

1st – S. Packer 38pts cb

2nd – M.  Cameron 38pts

3rd – T.  Bowering 37pts

B Grade 

1st – A.  Ferguson 40pts

2nd – T.  Hutchinson 36pts

3rd – J.  Saint 35pts

Ladies

1st – M.  Winsor  31pts

N. T. P

3rd – S. Pike

5th – B.  Golding

13th – V. Bennison

17th – not hit

2nd to 9th – M.  Osmond

2nd to 18th – V. Bennison

Birdies

T.  Atkinson

G.  Cook

 

26/01/17

Thursday Stableford 

9 hole

1st – I.  Todd 19pts

2nd –  K.  Rainey 18th cb

3rd –  G.  Warren 18pts

18 Hole

1st –  I.  Todd 41pts

2nd –  G.  Warren 38pts cb

3rd – M.  Warren 38pts

N. T. P

5th – M.  Pedler

 

 

Thrussell has a big day out.

19/01/17 –  21/01/17

A big thank you must go to Golf Australia and the Handa Australian Women’s open for sponsoring our golf at the Millicent golf course last week with some fantastic prizes including 4 four day passes to the open on the 16th to the 19th of February at Royal Adelaide golf club.
Last Thursday was a perfect day for golf, calm warm conditions and the golf course in fantastic condition, good numbers greeted the starter and scoring was always going to be high, but Phil Thrussell blew the field away, Thussell grabbed a few hours’ sleep after night shift then shot 73 off the stick to win the day easy with an amazing 44 stable ford points. In the front 9 hole competition it was all Thrussell with a 1 under 35 off the stick for 23 points, winning from Mark Pilmore a distant second with 19 points and Matt Osmond grabbing third with 17 points. On the back 9 holes it was all the Thrussell show, the only blemish for the day was a 3 putt on the last green, racing his birdie putt past the hole, but his 44 points won the day easily. Brian Duldig grabbed second spot in a count back pushing Pilmore into third as both players finished with 38 points. To cap a great day off, Thrussell also won the nearest to the pin award on the par 3,5th hole, and also got his birdie putt.
Saturday was a stroke round and good numbers greeted the starter in warm calm conditions, so a good score was going to be needed to have any chance to claim a prize and in the A-grade it was Terry Chant who continued his very good form of late to be an easy winner with an impressive 75 off the stick for a net 71, second spot was much closer with a three way count back “Spike” Warren got the nod over his playing partner Phil Hunter and Scott Packer with all players finishing on net 73. In the B-Grade it was Arch Sunderland return to form to blitz the Field and win the day with a net 70 from Ian Todd in second spot with a net 72, while Bruce Packer won a count back for third beating Herman Vanderhuel on a count back with net 73. Nearest to the pin winners for the day went to Chant on the 3rd, Andy Varcoe on the 5th, Mark Pilmore hit the 13th, while nobody hit the 17th green on the day. Sunderland was closest for 2 shots on the 9th, while John Reynolds was closest for 2 shots on the 18th, Birdies paid out 1 ball each to Chant, Warren, Ben Golding and Paul Whitford. It was a close finish in the ladies competition with Mary Winsor knocking off Helen Chilton in a count back with 30 points, while Kathy Sporer grabbed third spot with 29 points.
With the weather looking fantastic for the Australia day Stable ford competition today, a large field is expected on the course, while Saturday is also a stable ford round, good luck to all players.

M. P

21/01/17

Saturday Stroke

A Grade

1st –  T.  Chant 71

2nd –  G.  Warren 73cb

3rd – P.  Hunter 73cb

B Grade

1st – G.  Sunderland 70

2nd – I.  Todd 72

3rd –  B.  Packer 73

Ladies

1st –  M.  Windsor 30pts cb

2nd – H.  Chilton 30pts

N.T.P

3rd –  T. Chant

5th – A.  Varcoe

13th – M.  Pilmore

17th – not hit

2nd to 9th –  G.  Sunderland

2nd to 18th –  J.  Reynolds

Birdies

T.  Chant

G.  Warren

B.  Golding

P.  Whitford

35 in the field

 

 

REYNOLDS LEADS THE WAY

12/01/17 –  14/01/17

How lucky have we been of late, as summer has now arrived, we still have been getting good rain, which has been a god send for the golf course which is now in pristine condition, thanks to all the many volunteer’s that do a fantastic job. This Saturday we are lucky enough to be sponsored by the Isps Handa Australian women’s open to be held at the Royal Adelaide golf club in February, so the winners this week in the Men’s and Ladies competitions win a four day pass with many other great prizes to be won.

Only a smallish field greeted the starter last Thursday to play in the Stable ford competition as the warm weather report kept a few players away, but that didn’t seem to worry “Spike” Warren who jumped out of the blocks early to win the front 9 hole competition with 19 points from Ian Todd in second spot with 18 points, getting the nod in a three way count back from Andy Varcoe in third spot and Matt Warren also with 18 points. On the back 9, it was Todd who held his nerve to again knock off Varcoe in a count back to win the 18 hole competition and the day with 37 points, “ Spike” Warren held on for third finishing with 36 points. Varcoe got his revenge, winning the nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 5th hole with a fine shot that finished close to the hole.

Saturday was a perfect day for golf and a large field took to the course to play a stable ford competition and in the A-grade it was John Reynolds playing his first round in 3 months, dominating with an impressive 77 off the stick to win with 37 points from “Spike” Warren in second spot with 36 points, Paul Whitford got the nod in third spot winning a four way count back with 35 points from Greg Cook, Brian Duldig and Andy Varcoe all with 35 points. In the B-grade, Herman Vanderhuel lead the way winning with 37 points from Jim Hyland in second spot after winning a count back from Brian Thompson in third spot after both players finished with 36 points. Nearest to the pin awards for the day went to Tony Bowering on the 3rd, Peter Burchard won the 5th, Reynolds was close on the 13th, Mark Pretty grabbed the 17th, while Matt Osmond won the closest for 2 shots on the 9th and Matt Warren got the closest for 2 shots on the 18th, Birdies paid out 1 ball each to Bowering, Reynolds Burchard, Phil Hunter, Mark Pilmore, Greg Cook and Rob Beverage.

This week we have all our competitions sponsored by the ISPS Handa Australian Women’s golf open starting with a stable ford round today and a stroke round on Saturday for both men and women with great prizes to be won along the way. 

M. P

WIN AUS OPEN TICKETS

Tickets for the Aus Womens Open Golf to be won at Millicent on Saturday 21st January .

4 Season passes will be awarded to the best 2 men’s scores, overall, any grades and the best 2 women’s scores.

Also, 8 single day passes will be awarded to other winners on the day.

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16th – 19th February at Royal Adelaide Golf Club

14/01/17

Saturday Stableford

A grade

1st –  J.  Reynolds 37pts

2nd –  G.  Warren 36pts

3rd –  P.  Whitford 35pts cb 

B Grade

1st –  H.  Vanderheul 37pts 

2nd –  J.  Hyland 36pts cb

3rd –  B.  Thompson 36pts 

N. T. P

3rd –  T.  Bowering

5th –  P.  Burchard

13th – J.  Reynolds 

17th –  M.  Pretty

2nd to 9th –  M.  Osmond

2nd to 18th –  M.  Warren 

Birdies

T.  Bowering 

R.  Beverage 

P.  Hunter

M.  Pilmore

J.  Reynolds 

P.  Burchard 

G.  Cook

Hyland wins monthly medal

5/1/17 – 7/1/17

It’s been a busy time of late out at the Millicent golf course, with the holiday period in full swing, there has been plenty of visitors playing our fantastic golf course in between all the extreme weather we have been having lately, if it’s not torrential rain or unbearable heat there have been some very nice days for a round of golf. In the first monthly medal for 2017 it was very fitting that Jim Hyland had a day out to win the medal, Jim is a fantastic volunteer and has spent many, many hours over many years out at the golf course donating his time working on the course, all Jim’s hard work is very much appreciated by all the members and he has the course looking fantastic lately.  

Last Thursday was a stable ford round played in warm windy conditions and there were good numbers in the field to greet the starter as Ron Hateley must have thought it was only a nine hole competition as he jumped out the blocks early to win with 22 points on the front 9 holes. Terry Chant was close behind in second spot finishing with 21 points and Andrew Ferguson grabbed third with 19 points. When the whips started cracking on the back nine Hateley went missing and it was his playing partner Steve Clarke from Penola that rounded up the field to win the 18 hole competition and the day finishing with 37 points, Chant kept his good form going to hold onto second spot in a count back from another visitor, James Fullen who grabbed third after both players finished with 36 points. Mark Pilmore was lucky enough to play one decent shot for the day to win the nearest to the pin award on the par 3,5th hole but still managed to miss his 2 foot birdie putt with a lip out.

With the temperature expected to top the 40 degree mark last Saturday for the monthly medal, all the early tee times were booked out as it was all about beating the heat. In the A- grade it was Phil Hunter who has now returned to top form to win with 81 off the stick for a net 70, Adrian Duldig got up for second spot with net 72 from Peter Saint playing well to finish with a net 74. In the B-grade it was Jim Hyland who won his grade and also the monthly medal in a count back from Hunter, finishing with a net 70. Scott Lonergan found some good form to grab second spot with a net 74, while Andrew Ferguson finished in third with a net 76. Nearest to the pin winners for the day went to Brian Duldig on the 3rd, Peter Saint won the 5th, “Spike Warren” grabbed the 13th, Terry Chant hit the 17th, while Ferguson was closest for 2 shots on the 9th, and Andrew Varcoe won the closest for 2 shots on the 18th hole. Birdies paid out 2 balls each to Hyland on the 3rd and Craig Kuiper on the 5th hole. In the Putting competition Ian Greenwood got the nod in a four way count back with 27 putts.

This week we have Stable ford competition on today playing for the sixth round of the summer masters trophy, with 9 hole twilight golf on tonight with the tee off between 4.30pm to 5.30 pm. Saturday is also a Stable ford competition with all players welcome. 

M. P

7/1/17

Saturday Stroke – Monthly Medal

A Grade

1st – P. Hunter 70

2nd – B. Duldig 72

B Grade

1st – J. Hyland 70

2nd – S. Lonergan 74

N.T.P

3rd – B. Duldig

5th – P. Saint

13th – G. Warren

17th – T. Chant

2nd to 9th – A. Ferguson

2nd to 18th – A. Varcoe

Putting

I. Greenwood – 27 putts

Birdies

J. Hyland

C. Kuiper

January Monthly Medalist

J. Hyland