O.P. Williams Mixed Pinehurst Golf Day On Sunday, 17th September, the O.P. Williams Mixed Pinehurst Foursomes was contested at the Millicent Golf Club. 10 pairs competed and the weather was beautiful with sunny conditions, the day was enjoyed by all. The O.P. (Owen) Williams event was dedicated to him for the work he did for the club in helping develop fairways and construction of the Clubhouse in its current location in 1961. Owen was the Club Captain at the time, President(1966-67) and is a Life Member of the Millicent Golf Club. Owen has been living at Victor Harbor with his wife Edie, and would have turned 97 early in September, but unfortunately, passed away at the end of August. Overall Winners on the day were Kathy Sporer and Mark Pilmore with a nett score of 69.5 on a countback from Sue Ireland and Geoff Cameron.
Runners up – OP Williams Trophy – Sue Ireland, Val Williams (representing O.P. Williams) and Geoff Cameron.
Winners – OP Williams Trophy – Mark Pilmore, Val Williams (representing O.P. Williams) and Kathy Sporer.
The Millicent Golf Club Ladies held their Club and Grade Championship Finals on Wednesday 20th September. Fine conditions were the order of the day and the Club and B Grade Championship was played over 36 holes, while the C Grade challenge was over 18 holes. Kirsty Bailey and Helen Chilton had a fantastic match, contesting the Club Championship, and it was not decided until the 36th hole, where Kirsty recorded a win over Helen 1 up. In the B Grade, Glenis Skeer and Julie McKenzie played a very tight match, Glenis winning on the 35th hole 2 up with 1 to play to be declared the Champion. Marg Baker and Sue Ireland also had a very even match, playing for the C Grade Championship. The ever reliable Marg came to the fore and won on the 17th hole – 2 up with 1 to play.
– B Grade – L-R Val Williams – Caddie, Glenis Skeer – Winner, Lyn Watson – Referee, Julie McKenzie – Runner Up and Bronwyn Clarke – Caddie.
Club Championship – L-R Kathy Sporer – Caddie, Helen Chilton – Runner Up, Mary Winser – Referee, Kirsty Bailey – Winner and Sue Agnew – Caddie
C Grade Winner, Marg Baker plays a fairway shot during the Championship play off
C Grade Runner up, Sue Ireland plays her Tee Shot on the 4th Hole
L-R – Runners Up – Helen Chilton – Club Championship and Julie McKenzie – B Grade Championship – (Absent – Sue Ireland, C Grade Championship.
L-R – – Winners – Kirsty Bailey – Club Champion, Glenis Skeer – B Grade Champion and Marg Baker – C Grade Champion