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.


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