21/06/17 – 23/06/17
Winter has arrived out at the Millicent golf course, the temperature has dropped a few degree’s of late and more and more layers of clothes have been going on, but that definatly has not stopped Andy Varcoe of late, Varcoe has been in red hot form recently and he continued the form on Saturday, winning the IGA voucher and claiming his second hole in one over the past two months.
Last Thursday saw a small field take to the course to compete in a stable ford competition for points going to the Masters trophy. Playing in cool calm conditions it was Terry Chant who jumped out of the blocks early to put the pressure on the rest of the field, winning the front 9 hole competition with 21 points. Matt Warren and Mick Pedler did all the chasing to finish in second and third spot with 20 points. On the back 9 holes, it was the old Master, Mick Pedler who showed all his class to fly home and win the 18 hole competition and the day knocking off the unlucky Chant in a count back as both players finished with 38 points, Matt Warren had to settle for third with a solid 36 points. The nearest to the pin award went to Chant on the par 3,5th hole to cap off a good day.
Saturday was a stable ford competition playing for the IGA supermarket voucher and a good size field greeted the starter in cool weather and it was Andy Varcoe who had a day out to blitz the field. Varcoe shot an impressive 73 off the stick, including a hole in one on the par 3, 17th hole to finish with 40 points and easily win the A-grade. Martin Cameron finished in second spot with 34 points while Lyle McGreggor got up for third finishing with 33 points. In the B-grade it was Manny Fuentes who had a good day out winning with 36 points, Trevor Atkinson was close behind in second spot with 35 points while Justin Saint continues to improve and grabbed third spot with 33 points. Nearest to the pin winners saw, Mark Pretty win the 3rd, Alan Schultz on the 5th, Cameron won the 13th, Varcoe with his hole in one got the 17th, Fuentes was closest for 2 shots on the 9th green, while “Spike” Warren was closest for 2 shots on the 18th. Birdies paid out 1 ball each to Varcoe, Cameron, Scott Packer, Pretty, McGreggor, Atkinson and Mike McRostie, while Varcoe won the Eagles nest.
This week’s golf includes a stable ford round for points going to the Masters trophy on Thursday, while Saturday is a stroke round playing for the Monthly medal and also the 4th round of Qualifying for the club Championships with a putting competition. If anyone is interested in how they are going in Qualifying for the club championships there is a chart on the window of the captains office with everyone’s score’s
Saturday Stableford – IGA trophy
1st – A. Varcoe 40pts
2nd – M. Cameron 34pts
1st – M. Fuentes 36pts
2nd – T. Atkinson 35pts
3rd – M. Pretty
5th – A. Shultz
13th – M. Cameron
17th – A. Varcoe
2nd to 9th – M. Fuentes
2nd to 18th – G. Warren
Hole in one
A. Varcoe on the 17th
A grade runner up, M. Cameron
19 Ladies competed in a Stableford Competition and 1st Round of Margaret Young Eclectic on Wednesday 21st June.
Kathy Sporer 36
Helen Chilton 35
Kirsty Bailey 33
Val Williams 36
Michele Smith 34
Julie McKenzie 29
Helen Ferguson 32 c/b
Sue Ireland 32
Marg Baker 28
9 Hole Competition: Val Williams 19
Nearest to Pin – 3rd – Kathy Sporer
No one hit the 13th or 17th Greens.
Next week’s Competition is Par and 2nd Round of the Olympic Event.
15/06/17 – 17/06/17
The June long weekend was the big road trip for the Millicent golf club, 25 players made the trip to Loxton for the second round of the Millicent, Blackwood, Loxton tri series, many took up the hospitality at the Loxton Golf club for the weekend, while 2 car loads made the long day trip on the Sunday. It would be fair to say Millicent did not perform very well on the course but went very well after the golf was finished. Leading the way for Millicent was Hayden Fennell with 36 points, Alan Schultz 35 points, Scott Lonergan 33 points and Mark Pilmore 32 points, For the ladies it was Kirsty Bailey with 34 points and Mardi Sunderland with 32 points. Millicent is currently in third spot but only 40 stable ford points off the lead, so we need as many numbers as we can in the final round at Millicent in October.
Thursday was a stable ford competition played in calm conditions and only a small field greeted the starter, but it was no surprise that all the winners for the day came from the new invitation only 10 am group. This group had the best of the conditions as the wind picked up for the afternoon players. Playing in the same cart together and best of mates it was the Andy Varcoe & “Spike” Warren show. In the front 9 hole competition it was Varcoe winning with 21 points from Warren with 18 points and Andrew Ferguson and Terry Chant with 17 points in third spot. On the back nine holes Varcoe and Warren slugged it out with Varcoe winning the day with 39 points from Warren with 38 points, playing partner Ferguson held on for third with 35 points. To cap off a big day out Varcoe also won the nearest to the pin award on the par 3,5th hole.
Saturday was a stroke competition played in perfect conditions for golf and with the course in the best condition scoring should have been low, funny how things don’t always go to plan. In the A-grade nobody played to their handicap and it was a three way count back with Scott Packer, Mark Pretty and Alan Schultz all finishing with net 73 with Packer winning the count back, Pretty had to settle for second and Schultz in third spot. In the B-grade it was Chris Bailey winning with net 75 from Ron Hateley in second winning a count back from Geoff Cameron with both players finishing with net 77. Nearest to the pin awards for the day went to “Spike” Warren on the 3rd, & 17th Terry Chant on the 5th, Owen Merrett on the 13th, nobody hit the 9th green in 2 shots while Andy Varcoe was closest for 2 shots on the 18th green. Birdies paid out 1 ball each to Martin Cameron x 2, Merrett, Chant, Pretty, Mick Agnew and Warren. The IGA voucher winner for the day was Scott Packer.
This week’s events include a stable ford competition on Thursday, playing for points going to the Masters trophy, while Saturday is also a stable ford competition playing for the IGA supermarket shopping voucher. The Ladies also have a stable ford competition on Saturday.
Saturday Stroke – IGA trophy
1st – S. Packer 73 cb
2nd – M. Pretty 73
3rd – A. Shultz 73
1st – C. Bailey 75
2nd – R. Hateley 77 cb
3rd – G. Cameron 77
3rd – G. Warren
5th – T. Chant
13th – O. Merritt
17th – G. Warren
2nd to 9th – not hit
2nd to 18th – A. Varcoe
M. Cameron × 2
In fine conditions at the Millicent Golf Course, 18 Ladies played a Stableford Competition.
Mary Winser 34
Helen Chilton 33
Virginia DeDonatis 29
Mardi Sunderland 32 c/b
Mary Warneke 32
Bronwyn Clarke 31
Sue Williams 30
Marg Baker 29
Sue Ireland 28
Nearest to Pin 3rd – Virginia DeDonatis
Nearest to Pin – 2nd Shot – 5th – Sue Ireland
No one hit the13th Green
9 Hole Competition – Mary Winser 19
Next week’s Competition is Stableford and 1st Round of Margaret Young Eclectic.
Birdie on the 3rd – Virginia DeDonatis
The Millicent Golf Club Ladies hosted the Cormack Salver on Tuesday 6th June.
30 Ladies from participating Clubs, Casterton, Mount Gambier, Naracoorte, Penola and Millicent were invited to play a Stroke Competition. Each Club submitted 2 teams of 3 players.
The Players were greeted with a beautiful day for golf, and thanks to the Greenkeeper and his volunteers, the Course was presented in immaculate condition.
A scrumptious luncheon supplied by the Millicent Golf Club Ladies followed play.
The Cormack Salver was won by the Millicent Team of Sue Agnew, Lana Barlow and Julie McKenzie with a score of 227.
Lana Barlow of Millicent had the best Stroke score of the day with a 73 off the stick and Marlene Bull from Naracoorte won the best nett with 72.