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.