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.