GREG COOK WINS STROKE ROUND

20/07/17 – 22/07/17 

It is no coincidence, that with a reprieved from the artic conditions last week, the scores improved along with the weather, and with the golf course in fantastic condition at the moment, the skill and class of Greg Cook came to the fore last Saturday afternoon as he made a mess of the field to win the stroke round.

Only a small field greeted the starter last Thursday, to compete in a stable ford competition played in good conditions for golf, and it was Arch Sunderland who jumped out of the blocks early to put the pressure on the rest of the field, winning the front nine hole competition with an impressive 21 points, Mark Pilmore had to do all the chasing to finish close behind in second spot with 20 points, while Andrew Ferguson, Terry Chant, Bob Childs and “Spike” Warren all finished with 17 points. On the turn for home and with the whips cracking, it was Pilmore who had all the luck on the back nine holes, winning the 18 hole competition and the day finishing with 40 points, Chant made up good ground to grab second spot finishing with 36 points while young gun Justin Saint came flying home to finish in third spot with 35 points. The Par 3,5th hole proved to be very elusive for all the field as the nearest to the pin award went begging for the second week in a row.

Last Saturday was the best conditions we have had out at the golf course for a while and good numbers turned out to compete in a stroke competition and it was Greg Cook playing in the afternoon who was the only player in the field to actually beat his handicap, winning the A-grade with an impressive 78 off the stick to finish with a net 70. Paul Whitford managed to match his handicap to finish in second spot with a net 72 while Mark Pilmore won a count back for third spot over Chris Agnew as both finished with a net 74. In the B-grade it was Scott Lonergan who won the Count back to win with a net 78 from the unlucky Dave Seymour who had to settle for second also finishing with a net 78, while Geoff Cameron, Arch Sunderland and Mike McRostie all finished with net 79. In the trick shots for the day Geoff Cameron won the nearest to the pin award on the 3rd hole, Whitford won the 5th, Scott Packer hit the 13th, the 17th green was left alone for the day, Ron Hateley won the 2nd shot into the 9th green while Terry Chant grabbed the second shot into the 18th green. Birdies paid out 1 ball each to Whitford, Packer and Martin Cameron.

Now we have all had an Airy at one time or another in our golfing life, stuck under a big bush or in the scrub but the word going around is one of our big hitting members had a few problems on the 8th tee block last Saturday, now this member has improved out of site and is lowering his handicap all the time, known for his massive driving of the golf ball off the tee, he shaped up to bang one out of site only to clean miss the ball much to the amusement of his playing partners as one commented I’ve got him on this hole. This week we have a stable ford competition on Thursday playing for points in the Masters trophy, while Saturday is also a stable ford competition playing for the 2nd round of the Mitch Williams trophy and also the IGA supermarket trophy.

M.P

22/07/17

Saturday Stroke 

A grade 

1st – G. Cook 70

2nd – P. Whitford 72

3rd – M. Pilmore 74

B grade 

1st – S. Lonergan 78 cb

2nd – D. Seymour 78

3rd – G. Cameron 79 cb

N.T.P 

3rd – G. Cameron 

5th – P. Whitford 

13th – S. Packer 

17th – not hit 

2nd to 9th – R. Hateley 

2nd to 18th – T. Chant 

Birdies 

P. Whitford 

M. Cameron 

S. Packer 


In form player Mark Pilmore knocks another one close 

MILLICENT GOLF CLUB NOW OFFERS JUNIORS, BEGINNERS, SENIORS, VISITORS AND EXISTING MEMBERS, THE OPTION OF PLAYING ON A SHORT COURSE, WHICH IS MARKED BY ORANGE TEES.

WHILE STILL ENJOYING THE PICTURESQUE SETTING OF THE GOLF COURSE, THE SHORT COURSE WILL BE AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE, OFFERING  A DIFFERENT CHALLENGE ON THIS FANTASTIC COURSE. A GREAT WAY TO SHARPEN YOUR SHORT GAME THE NEW SHORT COURSE IS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE THE ENJOYMENT LEVEL OF ALL GOLFERS AND WOULD BE OF GREAT BENEFIT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE TIME POOR.

FOR LADIES, A PAR 66 WITH A SLOPE RATING OF 95, THE COURSE OFFERS;

1 PAR 5, 10 PAR 4’S AND 7 PAR 3’S.

FOR MEN, A PAR 60 WITH A SLOPE RATING OF 93, THE COURSE OFFERS;

6 PAR 4’S AND 12 PAR 3’S.

SHORT COURSE SCORE CARDS HAVE A MAP OF EACH HOLE SHOWING APPROXIMATELY WHERE THE ORANGE TEE OFF AREA IS ON THE FAIRWAY.

ORANGE MARKERS ARE ALSO INDICATED ON TREES TO HELP PLAYERS FIND THE VICINITY OF THE TEE BLOCKS.

PLEASE NOTE, IN THE INTEREST OF PRESERVING THE COURSE IN TOP CONDITION, THE SHORT COURSE TEES ARE TO BE USED TO PLAY GOLF, THEY ARE NOT A PRACTICE AREA.

PLEASE KEEP PRACTICING TO THE PRACTICE FAIRWAY.

MILLICENT IS THE ONLY CLUB IN THE SOUTH EAST TO OFFER A SHORT COURSE OPTION SO WE’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR FEEDBACK.

LET US KNOW IN THE BOOK SUPPLIED WHETHER OR NOT YOU ENJOYED IT, THANKYOU.

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Orange Markers on trees                Teeing off on the Short Course 10th

 

19/07/17

Millicent Golf Club Ladies Results

13 Millicent Ladies competed in a Par Competition and trialled the new Short Course, hitting off the Orange Markers.  Good scores were returned and the new course was enjoyed by all.

 

Winners were:

 

A Grade

Kathy Sporer 6 up

Helen Chilton 3 up

Val Williams 2 up

 

B Grade

Glenis Skeer 7 up

Bronwyn Clarke 4 up c/b

Sue Ireland 4 up

Marg Baker 4 up

 

9 Hole Competition – Bronwyn Clarke 4 up

 

Nearest to Pin – 3rd – Helen Chilton

                                  13th – Sue Agnew

2nd Shot to 17th – Sue Ireland

 

Birdies – Kathy Sporer on the 16th and Sue Ireland on the 5th.

 

Next week Helen Chilton, Kathy Sporer, Sue Agnew and Mary Winser are travelling to Clare to compete in Golf SA’s 73rd Silver Country Meeting, while Val Williams and Lyn Watson will contesting the Bronze Salver at Barmera. Good Golfing girls, enjoy the week and hopefully you’ll bring home the Silverware.

 

Next week’s Competition is Stabelford and once again will be played on the Short Course.

A Grade Winner, Kathy Sporer & B Grade Winner, Glenis Skeer.

VARCOE CONTINUES ON GOOD FORM

13/07/17 – 15/07/17 

HOW GOOD IS GOLF!!! that is the question that must be asked at this time of the year, winter is a very tough time to play golf, with the wind blowing and the rain pouring down scoring has become tough for everybody out at the Millicent golf course except for Andy Varcoe who is in career best form and does not seem to be affected by winter as he continues on his fantastic form of late.

Last Thursday saw only a small field take to the course to compete in a stable ford competition and with the threat of heavy rain in the Afternoon it was Justin Saint and Robert Beverage who jumped out of the blocks early to get the score on the board, winning the front nine hole competition with 18 points each. Terry Chant was doing all the chasing to finish in third spot with 17 points. In the run for home, it was Chant who held his form on the back nine holes to win the 18 hole competition and the day finishing with 34 points, Saint had to settle for second spot finishing with 33 points while Andrew Ferguson grabbed third finishing with 32 points. No player could manage to hit the par 3,5th hole for the day, so the club was the winner for the nearest to the pin award.

Good numbers took to the course last Saturday to compete in a stable ford competition playing for the IGA supermarket voucher and it was Andy Varcoe who had a day out in the cold morning conditions to win the A-grade and the IGA supermarket voucher with an impressive 38 points, John Reynolds and Alan Schultz had to settle for second and third with 35 points each while Ben Golding was close behind with 34 points. In the B-grade it was the improving Justin Saint who is in good form of late to win with 37 points, Ron Hateley was close behind in second spot finishing with 36 points while Dave Seymour is just starting to find his swing again to finish in third spot with 33 points. The Ladies competition saw Helen Chilton have a Good win finishing with 36 points from Kathy Sporer in second spot with 30 points. Nearest to the pin awards for the day went to Schultz on the 3rd, Phil Hunter on the 5th, Trevor Atkinson on the 13th, and Ian Greenwood won the 17th. The B-grader’s missed out on the 2nd shot to the ninth while “Spike” Warren won the 2nd shot to the 18th green, birdies paid out 1 ball each to Greenwood, Jamie Dunecliff, Brian Bowman, Atkinson, Golding and Saint.

Social Media went into melt down early last week with the news that a local club legend was in the process of bringing out a training DVD called the complete package, pre orders for the DVD have been so strong the volume 2 is already in the pipeline, don’t miss out on this must have DVD that every golfer should have in their collection. This week we have a stable ford competition on Thursday and a Stroke round on Saturday.

M.P

15/07/17

Saturday Stableford – I.G.A trophy

A grade

1st – A. Varcoe – 38pts

2nd – J. Reynolds – 35pts cb

3rd – A. Schults 35pts

B grade

1st – J. Saint – 37 pts

2nd – R. Hateley 36pts

3rd – D. Seymour 35pts

Ladies

1st – H.Chilton 36pts

2nd – K. Sporer 30pts

N.T.P

3rd – A. Schultz

5th – P. Hunter

13th – T. Atkinson

17th – I. Greenwood

2nd to 9th – not hit

2nd to 18th – G. Warren

Birdies

I. Greenwood

J. Dunicliff

B. Bowman

T. Atkinson

B. Golding

J. Saint

I.G.A voucher

A.Varcoe

 

 M. Osmond on the 18th 

 

Millicent Golf Club Ladies Results – 12.7.17


In cool, but fine conditions, 17 Ladies played an Aggregate Stableford with a draw for partners.

Winners were:

Julie McKenzie & Bronny Clarke 65 points
Helen Chilton & Marg Baker 62 points on a countback
Glenis Skeer & Kathy Sporer 62 points

9 Hole Competition:  Bronny Clarke 19 points

Nearest to Pin:
3rd – Helen Chilton,
13th – Elizabeth Saint
2nd Shot to 5th – Marg Baker

Photo – L-R: Winners, Bronny Clarke & Julie McKenzie, Runners Up, Marg Baker & Helen Chilton

PEDLER & BELLINGER SNAG WINS

06/07/17 – 08/07/17 

Once again the cold weather played a big part in the scores last week out at the Millicent golf course, with the winter winds blowing and the rain last Saturday it would have been a good day to stay inside the club and have a sausage sizzle if we could get some sausages, but out on the course the cream always rises to the top.

Last Thursday was a stable ford competition and only a small field greeted the starter on a cool calm day and it was Keith Thrussell playing in the first group of the day who jumped out of the blocks early to set a cracking pace winning the front 9 hole competition with an impressive 23 points. Terry Chant had to do all the chasing and just fell short finishing in second spot with 21 points, while Mick pedler was sitting pretty in third spot with 20 points. On the turn for home it was Pedler who put the foot down and showed all his class rounding up the field and winning the 18 hole competition and the day with an impressive 39 points, Chant held his form to finish in second spot with 37 points, while Thrussell and the fast finishing “Spike” Warren finished in third spot with 36 points. Mark Pilmore got lucky to win the nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 5th hole.

With no local footy on last Saturday, good numbers turned out to compete in a stroke round playing for the captains trophy and with the threat of heavy rain in the afternoon all the scoring had to be done in the morning and it was Jamie Bellinger who had a day out winning the A-grade and the captains trophy with an impressive 80 off the stick to finish with a net 69, Alan Schultz had to settle for second spot with a net 73 and Greg Cook won a count back for third spot from Mark Pilmore with both players finishing with a net 74. In the B-grade it was club captain Trevor Atkinson winning with a net 76 from Ron Hateley in second spot with net 77 and Graham Sunderland in third spot with a net 79. In the ladies competition it was Helen Chilton winning with 32 points from Kathy Sporer in second finishing with 25 points. In the nearest to the pin awards, Ian Greenwood won the 3rd, Phil Hunter hit the 5th and drained his birdie putt, Phil Thrussell won the 13th, while “Spike” Warren snagged the 17th, nobody managed to hit the 9th & 18th greens in two shots, while birdies paid out 2 balls each to Hunter x 2, Thrussell and Terry Chant.

Every Tuesday morning a small dedicated group of people meet out at the golf club at 8am to donate their time for a day for a working bee, this small group do a fantastic job, so if there is anyone else who would like to turn up on a Tuesday morning please do not hesitate as there is plenty to do. This Thursday is a stable ford competition playing for points in the Masters trophy, while Saturday is also a stable ford competition playing for the IGA supermarket voucher. 

M.P

08/07/17

Saturday Stroke – Captains Trophy 

A grade 

1st – J. Bellinger 69

2nd – A. Shultz 73

3rd – G. Cook 74 cb

B grade 

1st – T. Atkinson 76

2nd – R. Hateley 77

3rd – G. Sunderland 79

Ladies 

H. Chilton 32pts 

N.T.P 

3rd – I. Greenwood 

5th – P. Hunter 

13th – P. Thrussell 

17th – G. Warren 

Birdies 

P. Hunter * 2

P. Thrussell 

T. Chant 

Captains Trophy 

J. Bellinger 69 

Phil Hunter, down the middle again

05/07/17

​Millicent Golf Club Ladies Results 


On Wednesday 5th July, 17 Ladies played a Stroke Round for Monthly Medal, 1st round President’s Trophy, 4th Qualifying Round Club & Grade Championships, Putting Competition, Long Drives and IGA Supermarket Voucher.

Winners were:

A Grade
Kirsty Bailey 76
Lyn Watson 79 c/b
Sue Agnew 79

B Grade
Val Williams 76
Julie McKenzie 79
Glenis Skeer 81
Michele Smith 81

C Grade
Marg Baker 72
Sue Ireland 76

9 Hole Competition – Kathy Sporer 36

Nearest to Pin – 3rd – Helen Chilton
Nearest to Pin 2nd shot – 17th – Marg Baker

Long Drives on the 9th
A Grade – Helen Chilton
B Grade – Mardi Sunderland
C Grade – Sue Ireland

Putting Competition – Bronwyn Clarke 27 putts

Birdies – Helen Chilton x 2 on the 3rd and 17th.

IGA Supermarket Voucher – Marg Baker

Fosters Foodland Raffle – Mardi Sunderland.

Next week’s Competition is 4 Ball Aggregate Stableford, Draw for Partners.