23/03/17 – 25/03/17
The weather god’s smiled upon us again out at the Millicent golf course last week, with over 40mm of rain falling and sunny days, the course is in fantastic condition also due to all the work our great volunteers do around the course which has helped financially. This Saturday is also the first qualifying round for the club championships.
Only a small field took to the links for the Thursday stable ford competition, played in fine conditions it was Terry Chant who jumped out of the blocks to set the pace, winning the front 9 hole competition with 19 points, it took a three way count back to separate the minor placing’s with Kevin Rainey getting the nod over Alan Schultz and the unlucky Brian Thomson missing out after all players finished on 18 points. On the back 9 holes, Chant kept his good form going to win the day with 36 points, Schultz finished well to grab second with 35 points while Rainey finished in third spot with 34 points. Dave Seymour played a fine shot into the par 3, 5th hole to win the nearest to the pin award.
Fine conditions greeted the field last Saturday as only a small field played in a stable ford competition and it was the inform golfer of the club at the moment Paul Whitford who dominated the A-grade winning with an impressive 38 points, it was a tight tussle for second and third spot with Greg Cook winning a three way count back for second from Craig Kuiper in third and Alan Schultz missing out after all three players finished with 35 points. In the B-grade it was Bruce Packer winning the day with the best score of the week finishing with 39 points from Peter Burchard, Matt Osmond and Herman Vanderhuel all on 33 points. Nearest to the pin winners went to ‘Spike’ Warren on the 3rd,Chris Bailey won the 5th, Burchard on the 13th, the 17th green and 2nd shot to the 9th green were left free while Terry Chant was closest for 2 shots on the 18th green. Birdies payed out 2 balls each to Warren, Scott Packer and Bailey.
This Saturday is the new format for the Qualifying rounds for the club championships which is now played over the next 5 monthly medal days (April through to August) with the 3 best rounds counted, Saturday is a stroke round playing for the monthly medal with a putting competition and Thursday is a stable ford competition, while Friday 14/04/17 is the good Friday Easter 4 ball Ambrose competition.