From the Bunker

FROM THE BUNKER WRITE UP

SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2019

Saturday’s competition was a stableford round with 32 men and two women taking our cards in what was played fine but at times very cold conditions. The course is in excellent condition at the moment with the greens rolling quite quick and very true as well. Viv Bennison continued his white-hot form to take out the A Grade with 35 points from Dual Club Champion in Andrew Varcoe on 34 points. Chris Agnew won the B Grade with a best score of the day 36 points from Peter Burchard also on 36 points. The ball rundown went the way of Herman Vanderheul on 36 points who was desperately unlucky not to get a mention in the B Grade losing in a three way count back, Graham Sunderland on 34 points and club captain Trevor Atkinson also on 34 points. Greg Cook won the nearest to Pin on the Third, Portland Visitor A Lindsay won the fifth Peter Burchard took out the 13th and another Portland visitor P Marnell won the 17th. Viv Bennison was the only golfer to have a birdie on the par 3’s and he took the entire birdie prize pool. Kathy Sporer won the ladies comp with 28 points well done to the ladies who faced the cold conditions.

Sunday was the semi finals for the Club Championship and Grade Championship for 2019. In the A Grade Ben Golding defeated a gallant Greg Cook 4 and 3, Terry Chant defeated the ever-consistent Ian Greenwood 1 up. Ben Golding will now play Terry Chant in the final for the a grade and Club Championship and this is not the first time they have played off against each other, on that occasion it was Terry Chant winning it from Ben. In the B Grade it was Martin Cameron winning 3 and 2 against previous B Grade Club Champion Andrew Ferguson. Multiple B Grade Champion Scott Packer had to play the 19th to secure the win over Veteran Graham Warren. Scott Packer and Martin Cameron will face off in the B Grade final and Scott Packer will be trying to win his fourth title in this Grade. Martin Cameron will be hoping its second time lucky this time around. In the C Grade Dave Seymour won five and four against retired schoolteacher and part time Master of Ceremonies Glen Tilley. Scott Lonergan won on the 20th hole against improving Junior Liam Chant. Scott Lonergan and Dave Seymour will play off in the C Grade final and this final is the same as last year’s final with Scott winning his maiden Grade Championship at the Golf Club Dave will be hoping for a different result this time around. Finals start on Sunday from 9am which will be contested over 36 holes with the C Grade commencing at 11 am over 18 holes. Please feel free to come out an spectate as there will be some great golf being played all day. All matches are expected to be hotly contested and extra holes may be needed in some matches.

Thursday the 20 of June was the normal stableford competition with 20 members taking cards out, The best score of the Day was Andy Varcoe on 35 points from Doug Robbins on 34 points winning on a countback from Bruce Packer also on 34 points. Doug Robbins took the honors in the 9 hole comp with a very solid 21 points. Phil Hunter recovered from his holiday in fine fettle to claim the nearest to pin on the fifth and to also claim the only birdie for the day.

R. W

Club and Grade Championships

Semi Finals

A grade

B. Golding def G. Cook 4/3

T. Chant def I. Greenwood 1up

B grade

M. Cameron def A. Ferguson 3/2

S. Packer def G. Warren 19th

C grade

D. Seymour def G. Tilley 5/4

S. Lonergan def L. Chant 20th

Final tee times

B grade 9:00 am

A grade 9:15 am

C grade 11:30 am

22/06/19

Saturday Stableford

A grade

1st – V. Bennison 35pts

2nd – A. Varcoe 34pts

B grade

1st – C. Agnew 36pts cb

2nd – P. Burchard 36pts

Ladies

1st – K. Sporer 28pts

Ball run down

H. Vanderheul 36

G. Sunderland 34

T. Atkinson 34

N.T.P

3rd – G. Cook

5th – A. Lindsay

13th – P. Burchard

17th – P. Marnell

Birdies

V. Bennison

Ladies Results 19.6.19

A Stableford Competition was contested by 22 ladies at Millicent on Wednesday 19th June.
A Grade – Lana Barlow 38, Kirsty Bailey 36.
B Grade – Mary Warneke 35 cb, Helen Ferguson 35.
45 Handicappers – Karen Lock.
Nine Holes – Lana Barlow 19.
Ball Winners – Helen Chilton 33, Glenis Skeer 32, Bronwyn Clarke 31.
Nearest to Pin – 3rd – Bronwyn Clarke.
Nearest to Pin – 2nd Shot – 32 to 45 Handicap – 5th- Kylie Schulz.
Nearest to Pin – 2nd Shot – A Grade – Par 4 12th, Lana Barlow.
Nearest to Pin – 13th – Lana Barlow.
Nearest to Pin – 2nd Shot – B Grade – 17th – Kylie Schulz.
Birdies – Kylie Schulz 5th, Lana Barlow 13th, Kathy Sporer 17th.

B Grade Winner Mary Warneke, A Grade Winner Lana Barlow, 45 Handicap Winner Karen Lock.

FROM THE BUNKER

FROM THE BUNKER REPORT

FROM 13 OF JUNE 2019

Thursdays stableford competition that was played on the 13 June 2019 had 16 golfers take cards out and the overall winner was Herman Vanderheul with 44 points from Craig Kuiper on 39 points and coming in third was Viv Bennison on 37 points, Viv also took out the front nine competition. Viv and Craig Kuiper were the only two to have birdies and the nearest to pin on the fifth was not hit.

Saturday’s stroke round was also the Captains trophy which attracted a field of 25 men and 2 ladies. The morning golfers got the better of the conditions with the afternoon golfers getting quite heavy rain for around six holes on the front nine which did effect scoring for the afternoon golfers. Andrew Varcoe won the captains trophy as well as the A Grade with a fine score of net 70 Lyle MacGregor net 75 was enough to see him clinch second spot in the A Grade. The B Grade was hotly contested with 15 men being eligible for this comp, but it was club stalwart and in form golfer Herman Vanderheul with a fine net 71 winning from Chris Agnew on net 73. The ball run down only went to three spots this week due to the low numbers of players in the field and it went the way of Mick Pedler with a net 75 from Dave Seymour on net 76 and Greg Cook on net 77 winning on a count back for this final ball. Peter Burchard was very close to the Pin on the third and he took out the nearest to pin on the third, Chris Agnew won the Fifth, Greg Cook took out the 13th and 17th. Birdies went the way of Brian Bowman, Dave Seymour, Graham Sunderland, Peter Burchard, Trevor Atkinson, Greg Cook and Ben Golding. The ladies stableford winner was Rosalie Hunt on 30 points.

The following day on Sunday marked the quarterfinals for the club and Grade championships for 2019. The winners in the A Grade were Ben Golding 2 and 1 over Jamie Bellinger, Greg Cook 3 and 1 over Phil Thrussell, Ian Greenwood 1 up over Owen Merrett and Terry Chant who won the 19th over Viv Bennison. The B Grade winners were Andrew Ferguson 3 and 1 over Justyn Saint, Martin Cameron defeated Mark Pilmore 2 and 1, Scott Packer easily defeated Paul Whitford 6 and 5, Graham Warren also took Care of Trevor Atkinson 5 and 3. The winners move onto the semi finals next Sunday and times will be advised during the week. The C Grade will also be having their first round of finals next week being the semi final in that grade and the matches are Scott Lonergan vs Liam Chant and Glen Tilley vs Dave Seymour. A Grade matches next week are Ben Golding vs Greg Cook, Ian Greenwood vs Terry Chant and in the B Grade Andrew Ferguson vs Martin Cameron and Scott Packer vs Graham Warren. Times will be advertised for these matches during the week as well.

It would also be appreciated by the players that are playing next week if fellow members could come out to the club and support their fellow members as well.

R. W

16/06/19

Club and Grade Championships – Quarter Final

A grade

B. Golding def J. Bellinger 3up

G. Cook def P. Thrussell 3/2

I. Greenwood def O. Merrett 1up

T. Chant def V. Bennison 19th

B grade

A. Ferguson def J. Saint 3/1

G. Warren def T. Atkinson 5/3

S. Packer def P. Whitford 6/5

M.Cameron def M. Pilmore 3/1

15/06/19

Saturday Stroke – Captains Trophy

A grade

1st – A. Varcoe 70

2nd – L. McGreggor 75

B grade

1st – H. Vanderheul 71

2nd – C. Agnew 73

Ladies

R. Hunt 30pts

Ball run down

G. Cook

D. Seymour

M. Pedler

N.T.P

3rd – P. Burchard

5th – C. Agnew

13th – G. Cook

17th – G. Cook

Birdies

B. Bowman

G. Sunderland

D. Seymour

P. Burchard

T. Atkinson

G. Cook

B. Golding

Captains Trophy

A. Varcoe

From the Bunker Report from 8 June 2019

Saturday’s round of Club golf was a stableford comp and those that didn’t make the big trip to Loxton for the tri challenge series was greeted with perfect sunny playing conditions. 21 Men and four ladies took out cards, but it was new member Doug Robbins who has the best score of the day with a well combined 39 points this was also good enough to take out the b grade by 1 point from Scott Lonergan on 38 points. Martin Cameron took out the A Grade on 38 points from Andy Varcoe on 35 points with Greg cook in for third on 35 Points. The winner of ladies’ comp was Virgina Dedonatis on 31 points from Kathy Sporer on 30 points.

Thursday’s Stableford comp had 21 members take out cards and it was won by Junior member Liam Chant on 44points, well done Liam that was an amazing score, from Graham Sunderland on 36 points winning on a count back from Graham Warren also on 36 points. Liam Chant also won the front nine with 20 points and Graham Sunderland took out the nearest to pin on the fifth. Graham Warren was the only member to have a birdie and he had two, one on the third and fifth hole.

At the time this went to print the Millicent/Blackwood and Loxton tri challenge results was not available, but this event was conducted on the weekend at Loxton.

Don’t forget quarter finals of the club champs are on Sunday the 16th and times will be advertised but the official draw is A grade. Times for these matches will be finalised late in the week.

  1. Ben Golding vs 8. Jamie Belling

  2. Terry Chant vs 7. Viv Bennison

  3. Owen Merrett vs 6. Ian Greenwood

  4. Greg Cook vs 5 Phil Thrussell

The official draw for the B Grade is

  1. Andrew Ferguson vs 8 Justyn Saint

  2. Graham warren vs 7. Trevor Atkinson

  3. Scott Packer vs 6. Paul Whitford

  4. Martin Cameron vs 5. Mark Pilmore

C Grade will be finalised later in the week and all Matches to be played as match play and extra roles will be played if all square after 18 holes.

FROM THE BUNKER GOLF REPORT 01/06/2019   

Saturday’s round of golf was the Monthly Medal and Putting comp for the month of June and as per normal with medal round’s its also the WS Degaris Winter eclectic comp as well. Golfers where greeted with mainly fine but very still and cold weather for their golfing day and it was so cold it didn’t even rain. A field of 34 men and two ladies took out cards which is pretty good considering some of the weather we have had in the past two weeks. The conditions proved very hard for most golfers with only three golfers breaking their handicaps and only one other golfer playing to their handicaps. The eventual winner of the June Monthly Medal was local businessman Scott Lonergan winning with a well-constructed net 69 this score also seen Scott Lonergan take out the B Grade Competition from Geoff Cameron with a net 74. The A Grade winner was Phil Hunter with excellent net 71 winning one a countback from Terry Chant also on 71. The bull rundown paid out to Owen Merrett on net 72, Ben Golfing net 73, Andy Varcoe net 73 and Ronald Hateley on 75 c/b. Phil Hunter also took out the putting comp with a misely total of 26 putts and birdies were only had by Martin Cameron and Ben Golding. Greg Cook took out the Third nearest to pin, Martin Cameron won the Fifth, Trevor Atkinson took out the 13 and Ben Golding won the 17. Mary Winser took out the ladies’ comp with 35 Points. Next week is Blackwood/Loxton/Millicent tri-challenge and Loxton and there will be a stableford comp at the club for the members not making the big trip to Loxton.

Viv Bennison who is close to the inform golfer of the club at the present time took honours in the Thursday comp played on the 30 of May 2019 with a very good 39 points, winning this from veteran Bob Childs on 38 points and Andy Varcoe had to settle for third only with 36 points. Graham warren took out the nearest to the pin on the fifth and Terry Chant had a birdie on this whole as well. Bob Childs was declared the front nine winner with 20 points. Don’t forget quarter finals of the club champs are on Sunday the 16th and times will be advertised but the official draw is A grade

  1. Ben Golding vs 8. Jamie Belling

  2. Terry Chant vs 7. Viv Bennison

  3. Owen Merrett vs 6. Ian Greenwood

  4. Greg Cook vs 5 Phil Thrussell

The official draw for the B Grade is

  1. Andrew Ferguson vs 8 Justyn Saint

  2. Graham warren vs 7. Trevor Atkinson

  3. Scott Packer vs 6. Paul Whitford

  4. Martin Cameron vs 5. Mark Pilmore

C Grade will be finalised later in the week and all Matches to be played as match play and extra roles will be played if all square after 18 holes.