09/02/17 – 11/02/17
Once again, we have been so lucky with the weather this summer, and last week was no exception, 30mm of rain one day, and then warm days for the rest of the week, it’s no wonder along with all our fantastic volunteer’s that the golf course is in perfect condition and only getting better each week.
With the temperatures hitting 41 deg last Wednesday and the promise of a warm day on Thursday, most players decided to hit the course early to beat the heat for the Stable ford competition and it was “Spike Warren” out in the first group of the day, teeing off just on dawn who continued his domination, winning the 18 hole competition and the day with an impressive 38 points. Mark Pilmore got up for second spot in a three way count back with 37 points from Phil Hunter and Andy Varcoe also with 37 points. The 9 hole competition was held on the back 9 holes for a change and it was Pilmore who had the best back nine finishing with 19 points to knock off the early morning group of Warren, Hunter and Varcoe all finishing with 18 points. Nearest to the pin winner on the par 3,5th hole went to Pilmore, playing in the last group of the day, and having the last hit in his group, was the only player to hit the green for the day, the managed to have a three putt.
Saturday was a perfect day for golf, and good numbers greeted the starter for a stroke round, with the weather and course in great condition it was going to take a great round to finish on the podium and it was the Father, Son duet of Bruce and Scott Packer who dominated the day. In the A-grade it was Scott Packer having the best score of the day with a fantastic round of 78-10-68, Terry Chant continued his good form of late to grab second with 74-3-71, while Ian Greenwood got up for third in a count back with 79-7-72 from Brian Duldig also finishing with net 72. In the B-grade it was Bruce Packer winning a count back from Glen Tilley after both players finished with 94-21-73, while Arch Sunderland finished close behind in third with 90-16-74. Nearest to the pin awards for the day went to Duldig on the 3rd, Jim Hyland 5th, Hyland also got his birdie putt to win 2 balls, Paul Whitford 13th, the 17th and the 2 shot on the 9th green was not hit so a win for the club, while Ben Golding won the 2nd shot to the 18th green. Birdies for the day paid out 2 balls to Chant, Varcoe and Hyland.
The first round of the Millicent, Blackwood, Loxton Tri series is only a few weeks away, with a trip down to Blackwood to start out title defence, as many players as possible would be great. Pennants golf is also about to start, with the A2 team having a bye first up and the handicap side travelling to Bordertown first up. Today is a Stable ford competition playing for the Summer Masters trophy, while Saturday is also a Stable ford competition.