09/03/17 – 12/03/17
It was a very successful trip down to Blackwood for the Millicent golf club for the start of the Millicent, Blackwood, Loxton tri series, with 25 men and 2 women making the trip and it was Hayden Fennell who was the star of the show. Played in cold wet windy conditions, Fennell showed all his class with a very impressive 71 off the stick for 45 stable ford, being easily the best round of the day. Alan Schultz, Owen Merrett and Andy Varcoe helped the scoring with 37 points each, Phil Thrussell 34 point, Arch Sunderland 33 points and Greg Cook 32 points rounded out our scoring rounds, while Mary Windsor 34 points and Mardi Sunderland 25 points gave Millicent a total 345 stable ford points to only be 12 points behind the home club of Blackwood and in a fantastic position to defend our title.
Only a small field greeted the starter for last Thursday’s stable ford round and it was Matt Osmond who had a day out to be a runaway winner. On the Front 9 hole competition it was Andrew Ferguson who got off the best start winning with 21 point from his playing partner in Osmond second with 20 points, while Bruce Packer got the nod over Andy Varcoe in third with 19 points. On the back nine holes, Osmond hit his straps to be an easy winner with an impressive 39 points, Bruce Packer got up for second spot in a count back from Ferguson who has to settle for third as both players finished with 37 points. In a win for the club, no player managed to hit the par 3, 5th hole to win the nearest to the pin award.
With many players making the trip down to Blackwood it was only a small field who took to the course to play a stable ford competition, with calm weather good scores were always going to be on the cards, and in the A-grade it was “Spike” Warren who made the most of the conditions to win with 37 points from Phil Hunter in second with 36 points, while Paul Whitford got the nod for third spot over Matt Warren in a count back with 36 points. Mick Pedler was back to his best form to win the B-grade in a count back from the unlucky Ian Todd with both players finishing on 35 points, third spot went to Geoff Cameron in a three way count back from Chris Bailey and Manny Fuentes all close on 34 points. In the nearest to the pin awards, “Spike” Warren won the 3rd, Martin Cameron got lucky on the 5th, while Pedler was close on the 13th green, he made his birdie putt to be the only birdie for the day winning 4 golf balls, the other trick shot for the day were left free with nobody hitting the 17th green or the second shots to the 9th and 18 greens.
Good numbers turned out for the AGM last Tuesday night with no changes to the committee except to Trevor Atkinson becoming our new Captain, A big thanks from all members goes to the outgoing captain Arch Sunderland for doing a fantastic job. This week we have Stable ford competitions on today and Saturday.