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.