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