16/03/17 – 18/03/17 

Fantastic weather and great golf scores were the order of the week, where you had to be on top of your game to get a podium finish out at the Millicent golf course this week, Unfortunately the same couldn’t be said for our Pennants teams this week, with player unavailability the sides struggled with the A2 side going down to Mt Gambier 4-1 with Martin Cameron winning his game 1 up, while the handicap side also suffered a loss 3-2 to Penola with Craig Kuiper 3/2 and Mick McRostie 9/7 winning their games.

Good Numbers greeted the starter for the Thursday Stable ford Competition, played in perfect conditions for golf it was the inform Phil Hunter who jumped out of the box to win the front 9 hole competition with an impressive 22 points, Matt Warren took up the challenge to finish in second spot with 21 points while Keith Thrussell did the chasing in third spot with 18 points. Warren put the pedal to the floor on the back 9 holes to run away with an easy win and also shoot the best score of the week finishing with 39 points. Chris Agnew came from behind to grab second finishing with 37 points, while Hunter had to settle for third place with 35 points, Warren capped off a great round of golf winning the nearest to the pin award for the par 3, 5th hole. 

The weather could not have been better for last Saturday’s stable ford competition and good numbers took to the course with all the winners coming from the afternoon groups, in the A-grade it was a tight tussle with Greg Cook winning a count back from the much improved Martin Cameron as both players finished with 38 points, third place was also tight as Ben Golding got the nod over Terry Chant in another count back with 37 points. The B-grade was also close as Brian Thomson had a good day out winning with 35 points from Chris Bailey on 33 points and Herman Vanderhuel grabbing third with 32 points. The Ladies also had a close contest as Kathy Sporer won with 31 points from Helen Chilton with 29 points. Nearest to the pin awards saw Cook win the 3rd, Mark Pilmore hit the flag on the 5th, Vanderhuel won the 13th, Chant grabbed the 17th, while Justin Saint won the second shot on the 9th hole and Phil Thrussell won the second shot to the 18th green. Birdies for the day paid out 1 ball each and with calm conditions the birdies flowed with Cook birding the 3rd & 5th holes, Andy Varcoe and Brian Thomson on the 3rd, Ben Young and Matt Warren on the 13th and Phil Thrussell on the 17th hole.

Now is the time to get your teams together for the Good Friday Easter 4 ball Ambrose on Friday 14/04/2017, its great value for $35 per person or $140 per team including a round of golf, BBQ food during the day and then a fish and salad dinner after golf. Competitions for this week are Stable ford rounds for Thursday and Saturday. 

M. P

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