Father/Son Warrenopollis Clean Up

25/01/18 – 27/01/18

Famous local Greek family the “Warrenopollis’s” had a day to remember at the golf course Thursday with the father son duo of “Poppy” and “Wazza” cleaning up. Wazza who had an eagle on the par5 7th hole, the first eagle at the club in 5 months since “Trophy” Hunters won himself 19 drink vouchers for his efforts. He also came 2nd in a countback with 21pts in the nine hole comp with the evergreen Mick Pedlar winning with 21pts also. Dad “Poppy” had a good day also with ntp on the 5th hole and a 3rd place in the 18 hole comp with 38pts. One could say that there was alot of the traditional greek beverage “Ouzo” consumed in the club house after the round with brother “Mike” Warrenopollis visiting from Sydney to also getting amongst the celebrations. In 2nd place in the 18 hole comp continuing his fine day was Mick Pedlar with 39pts. The winner who had his new 3 wood firing on all cylinders from the 7am group was Ian Todd with a magnificent 40pts. With extreme heat forecast for Saturday’s Par round only 14 players entered with club captain Trevor Atkinson winning the day and also the B grade producing a career best and a sizzling plus 9 to easily cover his opponents. In the A Grade with a score of plus 5 which would be good enough to win most weeks was Ian Greenwood with Alan Schultz winning a countback for 2nd with plus 3. Atkinson won the B grade with retired Millicent basketball icon Scott Lonergan finishing 2nd with Plus 2. Nearest to pins for the day went to Greenwood on 3rd, Lonergan claiming the 5th, Phil “Thrusta” Thrussell the 13th, Ben “Hotdawgs” Golding the long par 3 17th. Nearest for 3 on the 9th was Atkinson and no one good enough to get it on the green for 2 on 18. This week we have a Stableford on Thursday with the Monthly Medal and Putting Comp on Saturday.

M.O

27/01/18

Saturday Par

A grade

1st – I. Greenwood +5

2nd – A. Shultz +3 cb

3rd – B. Golding +3

B grade

1st – T. Atkinson +9

2nd – S. Lonergan +2

N.T.P

3rd – I. Greenwood

5th – S. Lonergan

13th – P. Thrussell

17th – B. Golding

2nd to 9th – T. Atkinson

2nd to 18th – not hit

Marshmallow Wins Stroke Competition

18/01/18 – 20/01/18

With the abandonment of the Thursday Stableford due to the extreme weather and also many of the regular Thursday players boozing at the Coonawarra Cup day, the only comp for the week was Saturday’s stroke round. The winner of the A grade came from the arvo golfers and was won by retired bank manager and all round softy Brian “Marshmallow” Duldig with a fine net 69. Runner up with a net 72 in a countback was Jamie Bellinger who had a bit of tree trouble on the 9th with club president Owen Merrett in 3rd. In the B grade the winner from the 6am group was Bill Mullans who took advantage of the conditions before they harshened also with a net 69. In second place only 1 shot back was Trevor Hutchesson with a net 70 and everybody’s favourite retired mechanic Herman Vanderheul with a net 72. Nearest to the pins for the day were Perth visitor Chris Hollingsworth on the 3rd, Andy Varcoe on the 5th, Peter Burchard on the 13th, Hobby Farmer Brian “Arch” Bowman on the 17th. The club had a collect on the ninth as no one hit it and Andy Varcoe was 50mm from holein out for 2 on 18. Now a few club members are wondering if any can help out poor old Davey Seymour. He has seemed to have misplaced one of his shoes and was spotted wearing odd shoes on the course. Rumours have it the shoe will more than likely be found were his golf swing is.

M.O

Local Barrista wins Stableford

11/01/18 – 13/01/18

On Thursday 11th of Jan the Millicent Golf Club held a stableford round in unexpecred cooler than expected conditions and it was Millicent newest barrista Mark “Pilly” Pilmore who stepped away from the heat of the kitchen to the cauldron of the golf course to win with 38 points. Rumours are Rife in the club that he has been setting up the course to suit his gentle fade. The rumours can be substantiated by the runner up in a countback for the 2nd time in a week Andrew Ferguson who also has a fade. In the the 9 hole comp Ferguson turned the tables on his 2nd placing from the 18 hole comp for a win with club stalward Bruce Packer losing in a countback to finish 2nd both with 19pts. On Saturday with 33 entrants and with the pins and course setup for scoring but with wind and rain about it was proven wet tracker Alan Schultz from the 7am group who won the A Grade and also the day with a respectable 37pts. In 2nd place in the A grade on a countback with 37pts was Andrew Varcoe who just returned from a hiatus from losing his “Royal Melbourne” ball marker. In 3rd place rounding out the 3 way countback was Viv Bennison also on 37pts. In the B grade it was club life member Graham “Arch” Sunderland who had a fine day with 36pts finishing ahead of Brian Thomson and Mick Pedlar both with 35pts. Nearest to pins were local sparky Scott Lonergan on the 3rd, Peter Burchard had the closest shot on the 5th, “The Scribe” got lucky and had the closest shot on the 13th and 17th. Nearest for 3 on the 9th was Ron Hateley and nearest for 2 on 18 was Varcoe. Birdies paid out 3 balls each to Scott Lonergan, Jamie Bellinger and “The Scribe”. *Footnote* If anyone finds Paul “Rubbish” Whitfords bottom lip between the 10th green and 11th tee block could they please hand it in to the bar in the club as it would be much appreciated.

M.O

13/01/18

Saturday Stableford

A grade

1st – A. Shultz 37pts cb

2nd – A. Varcoe 37pts cb

3rd – V. Bennison 37pts

B grade

1st – G. Sunderland 36pts

2nd – B. Thompson 35pts cb

3rd – M. Pedler 35pts

N.T.P

3rd – S. Lonergan

5th – P. Burchard

13th – M. Osmond

17th – M. Osmond

2nd to 9th – R. Hateley

2nd to 18th – A. Varcoe

Birdies

S. Lonergan

M. Osmond

J. Bellinger

Trophy Hunter wins 2nd Monthly Medal

4/1/18 to 6/1/18

First of all we would like to congratulate long time Millicent golf club member Graham “Poppy” Warrenopollis on his 70th birthday celebrated this past weekend. On Thursday 4th Jan the club was greeted with 23 starters in the stableford comp with very pleasant golf conditions and it was Kevin Rainey who came out with all guns blazing to fire 21points on the front nine. In 2nd position came the inform Herman Vanderhuel with 19points on a countback. In the 18 hole comp it was the very much improved and long hitting Justin Saint who had 39 points to win on a 3 way countback from Viv Bennison 2nd and Rainey 3rd. Nearest to the pin on 5th was club captain Trevor Atkinson. Saturday the Monthly Medal was contested in one of the hottest days seen on the golf course in a long time and we had 18 brave souls play and the winner of the medal and the A Grade came out of the invitation only group and was Phil “Trophy” Hunter. “Trophy” has had a good run in the monthly medal in the last 3 months with 2 wins and a narrow 2nd place. Some are now saying that he is the best big game player in the club. In 2nd position and to narrowly miss on a countback was Andrew Fergusson both with a net 72 with Matt Warren filling the minor places with a net 75. In the B grade there was only 2 players with Scott Lonergan winning with at net 79 from Jim Hyland who had a net 80. NTP’s for the day were 3rd and 17th hole Scott Packer, 5th was Trevor Atkinson again, 13th was visitor Lee Coulthard. Nearest for 2 on the 9th was the club and 2nd shot on 18 was Graham “Poppy” Warrenopollis. This Thursday and Saturday we have a stableford Comp.

M.O