26/10/17 – 28/10/17
The sun is out, the birds are singing, and the Millicent golf course is in fantastic condition, it must be spring and it is no coincidence that the winning scores are getting better and better each week, they say that the cream always rises to the top so it is understandable that the winners of late are just starting to hit their straps. Last Thursday good numbers turned out to greet the starter on a fine breezy day to compete in a stable ford competition for points going towards the Masters trophy. In the front 9 hole competition it was Viv Bennison who jumped out of the blocks early to put the pressure on the rest of the field, winning with an impressive 20 points. Terry Chant had to settle for second spot after getting knocked off in a count back after also having 20 points, Brian Thomson was doing all the chasing and grabbed third spot with 19 points. On the turn for home Bennison and Chant battled it out with Bennison coming out on top winning with 40 points, Chant had to settle with second with 39 points while Arch Sunderland flew home to grab third spot with 37 points. Previous A-grade club Champion Bill Williams was home for a visit and won the nearest to the pin award on the par 3,5th hole. Last Saturday was also another good day for golf, cool in the morning with a little bit of rain about then turning into a fine afternoon for the field to compete in a stable ford competition. In the A-grade it was Scott Packer playing in the early morning who had a day out winning with the best score of the day with 39 points. Teeing off before dawn, “Spike” Warren had a good round to grab second spot with 36 points while Brian Duldig and Paul Whitford also had 36 points but missed out on the choccys losing the count back. In the B-grade Arch Sunderland is having a bit of a purple patch to win with 36 points while Bruce Packer and Justin Saint finished close behind with 35 points. Nearest to the pin awards for the day went to Trevor Atkinson on the 3rd, T.Hunter was the name on the 5th, Duldig won the 13th, Ben Golding hit the 17th, while Geoff Cameron was closest for 2 shots on the 9th, and Andy Varcoe was closest for 2 shots on the 18th green for the A-grade. Brian Duldig managed the only birdie on the par 3’s for the day and cleaned up with 6 golf balls. With only 2 weeks to go, now is the time to get your teams in for the Credit Union/Rexel 4 ball Ambrose sporting clubs challenge, with $1000 worth of prizes up for grabs get out there on Sunday 12 November 10.30am to register for a 11am shot gun start, Cost is $30 per player or $120 for a team of 4 players. All golfers and non-golfers, male and female teams are welcome. This week is a stable ford competition on Thursday and a stroke round on Saturday playing for the November Monthly medal with a putting competition included.
1st – S. Packer 39pts
2nd – G. Warren 38pts
3rd – B. Duldig 36pts cb
4th – P. Whitford 36pts
1st – G. Sunderland 36pts
2nd – B. Packer 35pts cb
3rd – J. Saint 35pts
3rd – T. Atkinson
5th – P. Hunter
13th – B. Duldig
17th – B. Golding
2nd to 9th – G. Cameron
2nd to 18th – A. Varcoe
Millicent golf clubs best ball striker Ben Golding.
In perfect conditions for golf, 19 Ladies played a Par Competition, for the Millicent IGA Supermarket Voucher. The Golf Course was presented in immaculate condition, and once again we thank the volunteers for their tireless work in maintaining the excellent standard. After a break from golf, due to illness, Kathy Sporer returned the best score of the day with 2 up to win A Grade and the Millicent IGA Supermarket Voucher. Julie McKenzie, followed closely with 1 up to win the B Grade, and Sue Ireland, continuing her good form of late, took the honors in C Grade, The Annual General Meeting for the Ladies will be held at the Clubhouse next Wednesday 1st November, commencing at 9.30 am. An Ambrose Competition, to be played on the Short Course will follow the meeting and this will precede the Presentation of Trophies for the Winter Season. Ladies are asked to please bring a plate of Afternoon Tea. Results A Grade Kathy Sporer 2 up Mary Winser square Virginia DeDonatis 1 down B Grade Julie McKenzie 1 up Mardi Sunderland 3 down on a count back Bronwyn Clarke 3 down Rosalie Hunt 3 down C Grade Sue Ireland 4 down Marg Baker 6 down Helen Ferguson 8 down 9 Hole Competition – Kathy Sporer 1 up Nearest to Pin – 13th – Mardi Sunderland No-one hit the 3rd and 5th Greens Birdies – Mardi Sunderland and Lana Barlow on the 13th Millicent IGA Supermarket Voucher – Kathy Sporer
Julie McKenzie – B Grade Winner, Kathy Sporer – A Grade Winner and Sue Ireland – C Grade Winner.
19/10/17 – 21/10/17
Sunday 12th November is the Australian Credit Union & Rexel electrical 4 ball Ambrose sporting clubs challenge. The Event is open to all golfers and non-golfers, male and female with prizes totalling $1000, the cost is $30 per player or $120 per team including a BBQ lunch, all teams to meet at 10.30am for registration with a shot gun start at 11am, contact Trevor Atkinson on 0459833984 or call the golf club to register a side. Spring was in the air last week out at the Millicent golf club and going by the scores all the players appreciated to improvement in the weather. Good numbers turned out to compete in last Thursday’s stable ford competition and it was Herman Vanderhuel who jumped out of the blocks early to win the front 9 hole competition with 19 points in the chasing pack it was Mick Pedler, Mark Pilmore and Brian Duldig all finishing with 18 points. On the turn for home it was Terry Chant who came from the clouds to street the field with a blistering back 9 holes to win the day with an impressive 38 points, Pedler held his good form to hold on to second spot with 37 points while Duldig, Vanderhuel and Kevin Rainey made up the placing’s all finishing with 35 points, Duldig capped off a good day out by winning the nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 5th hole. Last Saturday was a stable ford competition played in fine conditions and good numbers greeted the starter all knowing it was going to take big score to have any chance of winning the IGA supermarket trophy. With the Trophy on the line it was Phil Hunter who stepped up to the plate to win the A-grade and the trophy with a brilliant round finishing with 39 points, Chris Agnew and Ian greenwood put the pressure on all the way finishing with 38 points each while the in-form Paul Whitford was close behind with 37 points. In the B-grade it was Scott Lonergan who had a fantastic round streeting the field to win with 38 points, while Bruce Packer and Dave Seymour finished with 35 points. In the nearest to the pin awards Owen Merrett won the 3rd, Whitford grabbed the 5th, Atkinson won the 13th and Jim Hyland won the 17th, Merrett, Whitford and Hyland all putted truly to grab their birdies and win 2 golf balls each, Hyland also won the 2nd shot to the 9th hole, while Graham “Poppy” Warren won the 2nd shot to the 18th green. This week we have a stable ford competition on Thursday and Saturday, Thursday is for points in the summer Masters Trophy, while Saturday is the 1st round of the Wimberina trophy and presentations of all the winter trophies.
After the two previous week’s competitions being cancelled due to the wet weather, quite hot conditions were the order of the day on Wednesday 18th October, for the 15 Millicent Golf Club Ladies that played a Stroke Round for the Monthly Medal Tee off for Breast Cancer Day, Putting Competition, IGA Supermarket
Voucher and Fairways Hit. Winners: A Grade – Helen Chilton 73 nett, Sue Agnew 74 nett B Grade – Janet Watson 73 nett, Rosalie Hunt 76 nett 9 Hole Competition – Rosalie Hunt. Nearest to Pin – 3rd – Julie McKenzie 13th – Mardi Sunderland Putting Competition – Sue Agnew 31 putts on a countback Most Fairways Hit – Sue Agnew – 15 IGA Supermarket Voucher – Janet Watson
Helen Chilton – A Grade Winner and Janet Watson – B Grade Winner
09/10/17 – 14/10/17
18 lucky golfers from the Millicent golf club made the big bus trip to Yarrawonga last week to compete in a 5 day stable ford event playing for the famous green jacket. The event is a true test of stamina with only the strongest competitors surviving. At the end of the week it was Ben Golding who performed very well both on the course and in the club house. Golding scored a hole in one on the 4th day of the event on the uphill par 3, 12th hole, which is known as the hardest par 3 on the complex. Celebrations went long into the night, but that did not deter Golding, playing in the final group, he lit the course up with a brilliant round finishing with 38 points to win the final and the green jacket with an overall total of 173 points. In second spot Martin Cameron had a good week finishing with 169 points, Terry Chant 165 points, Mike Warren 159 and Matt Osmond 159 made up the top 5. The race for the NARGA award was closely contested between the Warren brothers with Robbie just getting the nod over “Spike”. Last Saturday was a stroke competition played in fine conditions, only a small field greeted the starter and it was Owen Merrett winning the A-grade with net 73, Mick Peddler won a count back to grab second spot finishing with net 75 as did Viv Bennison who had to settle for third spot. In the B-grade it was Justin Saint who had a day out winning with the best score of the day finishing with net 70, Ian Todd did all the chasing to finish in second spot with net 74 while Trevor Hutchesson grabbed third spot with net 76. Nearest to the pin awards went to Craig Kuiper on the 3rd, Greg Cook 5th, Merrett 13th, Trevor Atkinson 17th, nobody managed to hit the green for two shots on the 9th hole, while Kuiper also won the closest for two shots on the 18th green. There were no birdies on the par 3’s for the day. It’s time to get your teams together for the Australian credit union & Rexel 4 ball Ambrose team’s event. The event is open to all members and non -members, men and women, and with $1000 worth of prizes up for grabs get your team together now, the event is on Sunday 12th November with a shot gun start at 11pm. This week we have a stable ford competition on Thursday playing for points in the summer masters trophy and Saturday is also a stable ford competition playing for the IGA supermarket trophy.