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