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.