Millicent Ladies Golf Results 30.8.17

In perfect golfing conditions, 20 Ladies played a Stroke Round, Monthly Medal, 2nd Round President’s Trophy, Final Qualifying Round Club & Grade Championships, Putting Competition, Long Drives and IGA Supermarket Voucher. A Grade Kathy Sporer 73 Helen Chilton 75 Sue Agnew 76 B Grade Lyn Watson 78 countback Michele Smith 78 Julie McKenzie 78 C Grade Marg Baker 83 Pam Packer 84 Sue Ireland 86 9 Hole Competition – Lyn Watson 35.5 IGA Supermarket Voucher – Kathy Sporer Nearest to Pin – 13th – Kathy Sporer Nearest to Pin 2nd Shot – 17th – Sue Ireland No-one hit the 3rd Greet Long Drive A Grade – Sue Agnew B Grade – Mardi Sunderland C Grade – no-one hit the Fairway Putting Competition – Sue Agnew 28 putts

– L – R. K Sporer, A Grade Winner – L Watson, B Grade Winner & M Baker, C Grade Winner.

VARCOE WINS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS.

24/08/17 – 27/08/17

Andy Varcoe’s golden winter has continued when he took out his first Thompson’s Drilling Millicent A-grade club championship last Sunday, playing John Reynolds in the 36 hole final, it was Reynolds who got off to a flying start birding the first hole to go 1 up, Varcoe took a few holes to steady before birding the 5th hole to get the game back to square, Varcoe then had wins on the 7th and 9th holes to finish to finish the front 9 holes 1 up after Reynolds won the 8th hole. On the back nine holes Varcoe had 4 winning holes to Reynolds 2 winning holes, at the ½ way mark, Varcoe held a handy 3 up buffer. Reynolds lifted in the next 9 holes to get back to 1 down after 27 holes played and then won the 28th hole to get the game back to all square with 8 holes to play, Varcoe steadied to win 3 of the next 4 holes and looked like he had the game in the bag before Reynolds staged a comeback winning the next 2 holes to be 1 down with 2 holes to play. Varcoe steadied again and shut the game out on the 35th hole winning 2 up with 1 hole to play. In the B- grade final it was Andrew Ferguson who after winning the C-grade final last year, having his first season in the B-grade went on to take out the title in a tough game with Martin Cameron, Ferguson’s short game and putter was the difference between the two players. Ferguson went into the first break holding a 3 hole lead then after 27 holes not much had changed as he still held a 3 hole lead going into the final 9 holes. When Ferguson won the 28th hole to go 4 up it looked like the game was all over but Cameron had other ideas winning the next 3 holes to get back to only 1 down with 5 holes to play. The next 3 holes were halved as both players played some great golf before Ferguson steadied and held his nerve to win the 35th hole and the game 2 up with 1 hole to play. The C-grade final was played over 18 holes with Dave Seymour taking out the honours over a gallant Manny Fuentes 3 up with 4 holes to play in a high quality game with birdies and pars needed to win holes, both players played very well with Seymour’s putter being the difference. Last Thursday Saw a small field head out to compete in a stable ford competition, played in cool conditions it was Terry Chant who jumped out of the blocks early to win the front 9 hole competition with 19 points from the unlucky Arch Sunderland in second spot also with 19 points, Mick Pedler and Matt Warren did all the chasing finishing with 18 points. On the turn for home it was Chant who put the foot down to blow the field away, winning with 37 points, Pedler held his form to grab second spot with 33 points, while Phil Hunter came home strong to finish in third spot with 32 points. Pedler capped off a good day out winning the nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 5th hole. Good Numbers turned out for Last Saturday’s stable ford competition, playing for the IGA supermarket voucher and in the A-grade in was Mark Pilmore who had a lot of luck winning his grade and the IGA voucher finishing with 39 points, Phil Hunter finished in second spot winning a count back from Mark Pretty as both players finished close behind with 37 points and Matt Warren had 36 points. In the B-grade Andrew Ferguson continued his good form of late winning with 36 points from Scott Lonergan close behind with 34 points and Geoff Cameron finished in third spot with 32 points. Nearest to the pin awards went to Matt Warren on the 3rd, Martin Cameron won the 5th hole, Mark Pretty grabbed the 13th, Trevor Atkinson won the 17th and the 2nd shot to the 9th green, while Pretty won the 2nd shot to the 18th green. Birdies paid out 3 balls each to Cameron on the 5th, Pretty on the 13th and Pilmore on the 17th. Millicent golf club is one of the first club’s in the South East to have an official short course set up. The short course is designed for Juniors and new players to the game of golf and older players who still want to be involved but the longer course is just to big these days it’s all about having fun for all and we have a special 6 month summer membership special, running from 1st October 17 to 31st March 18 for $150, please ring the golf club on 87348124 or club captain Trevor Atkinson on 0459833984 for more information. This week we have a stable ford competition on Thursday and a stroke round and putting competition playing for the monthly medal on Saturday.

M.P

A grade finalist, J. Reynolds and A. Varcoe

B grade finalist, M. Cameron and A. Ferguson

C grade finalist, D. Seymour and M. Fuentes

Millicent Golf Club Ladies Results 23.8.17

14 Ladies arrived at the Millicent Golf Club to play a Par round, however, after a very heavy downpour, only 10 took to the course. Luckily the rain eventually cleared and there were some excellent scores returned by those who completed the 18 holes. Julie McKenzie won the Competition with 1 up, and also had the best score on the Front 9 holes to claim that prize as well. Second place was Bronwyn Clarke with 1 down and the reliable Sue Ireland was in third place with a score of 2 down. The Nearest to Pin Prizes were won by the Club, as no one played the perfect shot to the nominated greens. Next week’s competition is a Stroke Round, Monthly Medal, 2nd Round President’s Trophy, Final round Club & Grade Championships, Putting Competition, Long Drives for all Grades and IGA Supermarket Trophy. On Tuesday 5th September, the Millicent Golf Club Ladies are holding their Open Day, and taking on a new format in playing a Pinehurst Foursomes. We encourage Club Members and Visitors to nominate for the day, either by phoning the Clubhouse 87348124 or the Ladies Captain, Helen Chilton 0435 898 311, alternatively entries may be emailed to millicentgolfclub5@bigpond.com or helenchilton1@gmail.com. Great prizes will be on offer, thanks to the very generous sponsorship of Kimberly Clark Australia and DiGiorgio Family Wines.

WARREN WINS PRESIDENTS TROPHY

17/08/17 – 20/08/17

Once again the weather played a big part in the scoring last week out at the Millicent golf course, with cool breezy conditions last Sunday for the Quarter finals of the club championships the quality of golf played was a credit to all players. In the A- grade both games were all square teeing off on the final hole with putting deciding both games as John Reynolds defeated a gallant Phil Thrussell after Thrussells missed his putt to half the hole. Andy Varcoe got the better of Alan Schultz in the second game on the final green after Varcoe holed his par putt while Schultz lipped out his putt to keep the game going. In the B-grade Andrew Ferguson got the better of Justin Saint winning 4/2 while Martin Cameron had a day out with the putter to knock off Matt Osmond 5/4. Only a small field greeted the starter last Thursday to compete in a stable ford competition. Played in cool conditions it was Andrew Ferguson and Dave Seymour who came to play, winning the front 9 hole competition with 18 points, Terry Chant, Brian Thomson and Manny Fuentes were doing all the chasing finishing with 14 points each. On the turn for home it was Seymour who put his foot down to run away with the win and the best score of the day finishing with an impressive 37 points, Ferguson held on for second finishing with 34 points while Thomson finished in third spot with 33 points. The nearest to the pin award for the par 3,5th hole went to Scott Packer who hit the green on a tough day into the wind. Saturday was a stroke round playing for the President’s trophy in cool windy conditions and it was “Spike” Warren who took out the trophy after a tight tussle winning a count back from John Reynolds after both players finished with net 70, both players also finished in first and second spots in the A-grade while Mark Pretty was close behind in third spot finishing with net 71. In the B-grade it was the inform Dave Seymour who finally found his swing to easily win his grade finishing with net 72. Trevor Atkinson grabbed second spot in a count back with net 76 from Chris Wirth visiting from Mt Gambier to also finish with net 76. Nearest to the pin awards for the day saw Arch Sunderland hit the 3rd green, Reynolds capped off a good day winning the 5th green and also sinking his birdie putt. Pretty won the 13th green while the 17th green and the second shot to the 9th green were left vacant and Warren was closest for two shots on the 18th green. Birdies paid out 2 balls each to Reynolds on the 5th, Pretty also on the 5th green and Owen Merrett on the 13th. This week is another busy week, with a stable ford competition on Thursday playing for points in the Masters trophy, while Saturday is also a stable ford competition playing for the IGA supermarket trophy and Sunday is the grand final of the men’s club Championships, with Andy Varcoe taking on John Reynolds over 36 holes in the A-grade. In the B- grade Andrew Ferguson Plays Martin Cameron over 36 holes and Dave Seymour plays Manny Fuentes in the C- grade over 18 holes, the first game tees off at 9.30 am. Good luck to all players.

M.P

19/08/17

Saturday Stroke – Presidents Trophy

A grade

1st – G. Warren 70 cb

2nd – J. Reynolds 70

3rd – M. Pretty 71

B grade

1st – D. Seymour 72

2nd – T. Atkinson 76

3rd – C. Wirth 76

N.T.P

3rd – G. Sunderland

5th – J. Reynolds

13th – M. Pretty

17th – not hit

2nd to 9th – not hit

2nd to 18th – G. Warren

Birdies

J. Reynolds

O. Merritt

M. Pretty

President Trophy

G. Warren

Andy Varcoes tee shot on 17