25/05/17 – 27/05/17 

Last week’s golf report was all about the very pleasant autumn weather we were having. Well autumn lasted one week and winter moved in very quickly to make golfing conditions very tough. Unfortunately we had to postpone the Australian credit union sporting club challenge 4 ball Ambrose last Sunday due to the poor weather, but that did not stop Phil Hunter from putting on a Master class to win the IGA trophy last Saturday.

Thursday was a stable ford competition played in cool wet windy conditions as good numbers greeted the starter and it was Andy Patterson who jumped out of the blocks to put the pressure on the rest of the field, winning the front 9 hole competition with an impressive 21 points, “Spike” Warren was doing all the chasing to finish in second with 19 points, while Kevin Rainey, Terry Chant and Scott Packer were close behind on 18 points. As the weather deteriated on the back 9 holes, it was Warren who was best suited by the arctic conditions to run away from the rest of the field winning easily with 36 points from Chant who fought on to grab second with 34 points from the inform Mike McRostie in third with 33 points. Nobody managed to hit the par 3, 5th green in the windy conditions so that was a win for the golf club. 

With the threat of torrential rain in the afternoon last Saturday, most players ventured out to the golf course in the morning to compete in the IGA trophy stroke round and it was Phil Hunter who was all class in the conditions to win the A-grade and also the trophy with the best score of the day finishing with 78 off the stick for a net 70, close behind was the polar bear “Spike” Warren in second spot with 71 from Craig Kuiper and Owen Merrett in third with net 72. In the B-grade Mike Peddler had to survive a count back to win from the unlucky Bruce Packer after both players finished with net 75, while Matt Osmond and Scott Lonergan finished with net 79. Janet Watson won the Ladies competition with 37 points from Pam Packer. Nearest to the pin awards for the day saw Paul Whitford win the 3rd, Andy Varcoe was close on the 5th, Warren won the 13th, Mark Pretty hit the 17th, Trevor Atkinson was closest for 2 shots on the 9th green while Craig Kuiper won the closest for 2 shots on the 18th green. Birdies paid out 1 ball to Scott Packer, Owen Merrett, Warren and Pretty.

With the postponement of the Australian Credit Union sporting club’s 4 ball Ambrose challenge last Sunday, another date will be announced within the next few week. The Millicent, Loxton, Blackwood tri challenge is only 2 week’s away with a trip down to Loxton for the June Long weekend for those who are interested in going time is running out quick. This week is a stable ford competition on Thursday for points in the Masters trophy, while Saturday is a stroke round for the monthly medal with a putting competition and also the 3rd Qualifying round for the club championships.



Saturday Stroke – IGA trophy 

A grade 

1st – P. Hunter 70

2nd – G.  Warren 71

3rd – C. Kuiper 72

B grade 

1st – M. Pedler 75 cb

2nd – B. Packer 75

3rd – M. Osmond 79


1st – J. Watson 37pts 


3rd – P. Whitford 

5th – A. Varcoe 

13th – G. Warren 

17th – M. Pretty

2nd to 9th – T. Atkinson 

2nd to 18th – C. Kuiper 


S. Packer 

M. Pretty 

O. Merritt 

G. Warren 

IGA voucher 

T. Hunter


Ladies played the Shylie Rymill and Club Foursomes yesterday 24/5/17 in pretty good conditions, just a few showers.


Winners of the Shylie Rymill Foursomes were Kirsty Bailey and Mary Winser with 73.5, R’s/Up were Helen Ferguson and Mary Warneke with 74.5


Combined long drive was won by Anne Bateman and Virginia DeDonatis


Kirsty and Mary will represent the Club at the District Foursomes on the 26th June at Robe


The top eight qualifiers will now battle it out in match play to contest for Club Foursomes Champions


18/05/17 – 21/05/17

It was a good week for the Millicent golf club last week, with fine calm Autumn weather, good numbers turned out and scoring was high which made it very hard to get a podium finish, but a week after the Ladies won their A-grade pennants final, it was the Millicent Millipedes Handicap side that had to step up to the plate last Sunday, playing Lucindale in the grand final at the blue lakes golf course the team had a good win 3/2, Paul Whitford lead the way playing in the number 1 position winning 4/3, followed by Mark Pilmore, winning 3/2, Trevor Atkinson had a good win 4/3. Martin Cameron and Matt Osmond suffered close losses in what was a tight tussle.

Thursday was a stable ford competition played in fine conditions for points towards the Masters trophy, it was Bruce Packer who jumped out of the blocks early to put the pressure on the rest of the field, winning the front 9 hole competition with 20 points. Michael McRostie, Andy Varcoe and Craig Kuiper was doing all the chasing finishing with 19 points, but it was all to no avail as Phil Hunter showed all his class on the Back 9 holes to run all over the field winning with 37 points. Kevin Rainey had to settle with second spot losing a count back to Hunter after finishing with 37 points. Brian Duldig, Packer and Kuiper were all close behind on 36 points. Kuiper capped off a good day winning the nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 5th hole.

Saturday was a fantastic day for golf and with the golf course in pristine condition, good numbers turned out to compete in a stroke round playing for the crown Inn hotel trophy. Tony Bowering set a cracking pace in the A-grade, playing in the first group of the day Bowering won with 78 off the stick to finish with 78-12-nett 66, Scott Packer was close behind in second spot with 78-10-nett 68, while the inform Owen Merrett continued his good form of late to grab third with 75-6-nett 69. In the B-grade it was Andrew Ferguson who had a good day out winning with net 70 from Scott Lonergan in second winning a count back from Robert Thompson with net 72. Nearest to the pin winners for the day saw Alan Schultz on the 3rd hole, Andy Varcoe win the 5th hole, Mark Pilmore claim the 13th hole, Jamie Bellinger win the 17th hole, while Robert Thompson was closest for 3 shots on the 9th hole and Craig Kuiper with the closest for 2 shots on the 18th green. Birdies paid out 1 golf ball each to Bowering, Varcoe, Matt Osmond, John Reynolds and Lonergan.

This Sunday 28/05/17 is the Australian Credit Union Sporting Club 4 ball Ambrose challenge, registration is at 10.30am for an 11am shot gun start, cost is $30 per player or $120 per team including golf and BBQ and lots of great prizes to be won. The June long weekend is the 2nd round of the Millicent, Blackwood, and Loxton tri challenge played in Loxton, while Thursday is a stable ford competition playing for points in the Masters trophy and Saturday is a stroke round playing for the IGA supermarket voucher.    



Handicap Pennants Final

Millicent Def Lucindale 3/2 

P. Whitford def P. Justin 4/3

M. Pilmore def E. Pitt 3/2 

M. Cameron lt K. Baker 2/1

M. Osmond lt J. Partridge 3/2

T. Atkinson def M. Baker 4/3


Saturday Stroke – Crown Inn Trophy 

A grade 

1st – T. Bowering 66

2nd – S. Packer 68

3rd – O. Merritt 69cb

B grade 

1st – A. Ferguson 70

2nd – S. Lonergan 72cb

3rd – R. Thompson 72


3rd – A. Shultz 

5th – A. Varcoe 

13th – M. Pilmore 

17th – J. Bellinger 

3rd to 9th – R. Thompson 

2nd to 18th – C. Kuiper 


T. Bowering 

A. Varcoe 

M. Osmond 

J. Reynolds 

S. Lonergan 

Crown Inn hotel trophy

T. Bowering