From the Bunker

From the bunker report from 3 August 2019

Sizzling Stevens

Millicent Golf Club Saturday Monthly medal round and WS DeGaris Eclectic attracted only 26 members which is significantly down on previous weeks. It was Shane Stevens who was the monthly medallist for August for with a great round to finish with a net 69 to Claim the IGA Voucher for August as well, runner up was Anthony Driessen with a net 70. Shane’s score also claimed the bragging rights in the A Grade from runner up Greg Cook on net 71. Driessen took out the B Grade from Justyn Saint on net 71. Shane Stevens also hit the nearest to pin on the Third, Peter Burchard claimed the Fifth, Greg Cook took out the 13th and Lyall MacGregor hit a great shot to win the 17th. Peter Burchard and Greg Cook were the only golfers to have birdies and for their efforts they get two balls each. The Ball Rundown went the way of Mark Pilmore and Owen Merrett both on net 72 from Craig Kuiper on net 73. Craig Kuiper had his putter on fire to win the Putting Comp with 26 putts.

On Friday the 2nd August the Club conducted their annual Stock Agents and Farmers Day Ambrose and around 25 teams played in this effort which was great to see. This event is always a great fundraiser for the Club and President Owen Merrett should be congratulated as he organises this even from start to finish. This event is truly a great event for the club and next time you see Owen please congratulate him on such organised event.

Thursday Stableford event attracted a field of 19 players but it was local business owner Mark Pilmore not for catching with 39 points from the Gianni Giurastante who is improving with every round of golf he plays and coming in third spot was Andy Varcoe on 38 points. Mark Pilmore fire out of the blocks early with 22 points on the front nine and this was a great score to claim the front nine prize. Robert Thomson was the only golfer to have a birdie on a par three and the fifth was not hit this week. Reminder that the Millicent Open is on August 25 2019 and it would be great to see as many Millicent members play in this event.