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.