03/08/17 – 05/08/17 

It was a very busy week out at the Millicent golf club last week, with the threat of heavy rain in the afternoon last Friday, the decision to bring the tee off time an hour earlier for the farmers and stock agents day was a master stroke, with 30 teams in the field, the last groups were just finishing as the heavens opened up. It was fair to say most players did their best work once the golf had finished as good fun was had by all. Winning the day with a score of 50, 7/8th was S. Pulmer, A. Gregory, P.Bowman and N.Brown. Second with 53, ¼ was the team of M.Redding, C.Boston, J.Gosse and T.Dennis, while third was J.Bellinger, S.Kuhl, C.Faulting and B.Foster. A big thank you goes to all the sponsors and volunteer’s which made it such a sucseccfull day.

Only a small field greeted the starter last Thursday to compete in a stable ford competition, played in cool conditions and it was the inform Terry Chant who jumped out of the blocks early to put the pressure on the rest of the field, winning the front 9 hole competition with 20 points, Mike McRostie and Craig Kuiper were doing all the chasing to finish in second and third spots as a count back had to separate them with 18 points each. On the turn for home, it was Chant who put his foot down to run away with an easy win finishing with 37 points in tough conditions, Andy Varcoe came home well to grab second spot finishing with 34 points, while Kuiper and Paul Whitford finished in third spot with 32 points. Varcoe capped off a good day out winning the nearest to the pin award on the par 3,5th hole.

With the threat of heavy rain and a few sore heads only a small field competed in the monthly medal and last qualifying stroke round for the club championships and it was Andy Varcoe who has been in fantastic form of late winning the A-grade and the monthly medal with a score of 77off the stick to finish with a net 73 in tough conditions. John Reynolds was close behind in second with a score of net 74, while Greg Cook and Ian Greenwood finished with net 76. In the B-grade in was it was hard going with Andrew Ferguson winning the day with a good score of net 75, Trevor Atkinson grabbed second with a net 78, while Scott Lonergan, Martin Cameron and Mike McRostie finished with net 80. In the nearest to the pin awards, Atkinson won the 3rd, Varcoe has made the 5th his own of late, and Mark Pilmore got close on the 13th, the 17th green was too hard to hit into the wind as was the second shot to the 9th green for the B-grade, Phil Thrussell won the 2nd shot to the 18th green for the A-grade. Birdies paid out 1 ball each to Varcoe, Thrussell, Scott Packer, Pilmore and Lyle McGreggor. John Reynolds had a good day out with the flat stick winning the putting competition with 24 putts.

With the Qualifying now over for the club championships the semi-finals will be played on Sunday, starting at 11.30am with the A-grade. In match 1 Terry Chant plays Allan Schultz, Phil Thrussell plays Ben Golding, John Reynolds plays Hayden Fennell and in the last game Andy Varcoe plays Scott Packer. The B-grade will follow with Andrew Ferguson playing Martin Cameron, Craig Kuiper plays Trevor Atkinson, Paul Whitford plays Scott Lonergan and in the last game Matt Osmond plays Justin Saint. Good luck to all players.  


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