During the last 3 years several local primary schools have taken the initiative to conduct golf sessions as part of their school PE program. The schools are Mt Burr, Newberry Park, Millicent North and St Anthony’s. Most activities are conducted on the school oval by school staff and PGA coaches. Ideally the students need time on the golf course and the club should be encouraging this to happen either through school holiday activity days or after school. Naturally a certified supervisor is required to be present at all times for the club to meet its child safe obligations. If you are a parent, grandparent or interested club member who would like to see the club become more engaged with its juniors golfers please consider getting the certificate – its not difficult and its fully funded by Golf Australia. After 6 years as junior liaison person I will not be renewing my certificate next year. Regards Mary Winser
The new Rule Books (effective Jan 1, 2019) have arrived. As you are aware there have been several changes made in an effort to simplify the Rules of Golf for the players.
Click here to view a summary of the changes.
A team of 5 junior golfers from the SE headed to Port Augusta last week to win back to back Div 1 Championship. Full report at
Junior golfers are the future volunteers and committee personnel for our club. Last term Golf SA visited three of our local schools and conducted clinics with the year 5, 6 and 7 groups. The kids really enjoyed it and they want more. Even the school staff want more.
Conducting activities with the schools is a great way for the golf club to raise its profile in the community and encourage whole families to participate if they want to. Conducting a 3-4 one hour per week golf program as part of the schools PE sessions plus a visit to the golf course is the best way to get the kids involved and is exactly what will be happening at Mt Burr PS in May 2018. Other larger schools have not yet been approached because of the lack of club volunteers to help which is a shame because there are naturally a lot more kids at those schools.
We have a Volunteer Community Instructor willing to run the coaching clinics but the instructor needs helpers. If you are interested in being a helper/supervisor you will need to do the “Working with Children” certificate. Its all done online and when you have completed it you will be reimbursed by Golf SE. Contact Mary Winser for more information Mob: 0438 057 435.
Millicent GC is conducting a Ladies Golf Clinic on Sunday 4th March. For Beginners and Ladies returning to golf the club encourages the use of our Short Course in particular for anyone looking to take up golf or players who don’t have time to play the full course. It may be shorter but as a few of us have discovered you still have the challenges of the full course to contend with.
You can download the Golf Clinic flyer here Womens Golf Clinic Millicent GC
Golf SE will be conducting the SE Junior Championships at Millicent GC on Sunday 19th November. We have a line up of several players, boys and girls, with single figure handicaps. They have also been making themselves known, collecting a few trophies, at some of our District and Club Open Days throughout the year. Members and guests are welcome to come out to the course and observe these kids in action – we might learn a thing or two. Some of them may also be seen on the course having a practice round on the Saturday before. The main event is 18 Stroke but there will also be a nine and six hole event for non handicappers on the Short Course. All members are encouraged to tell local kids you think may be interested in participating.
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MILLICENT GOLF CLUB NOW OFFERS JUNIORS, BEGINNERS, SENIORS, VISITORS AND EXISTING MEMBERS, THE OPTION OF PLAYING ON A SHORT COURSE, WHICH IS MARKED BY ORANGE TEES.
WHILE STILL ENJOYING THE PICTURESQUE SETTING OF THE GOLF COURSE, THE SHORT COURSE WILL BE AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE, OFFERING A DIFFERENT CHALLENGE ON THIS FANTASTIC COURSE. A GREAT WAY TO SHARPEN YOUR SHORT GAME THE NEW SHORT COURSE IS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE THE ENJOYMENT LEVEL OF ALL GOLFERS AND WOULD BE OF GREAT BENEFIT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE TIME POOR.
FOR LADIES, A PAR 66 WITH A SLOPE RATING OF 95, THE COURSE OFFERS;
1 PAR 5, 10 PAR 4’S AND 7 PAR 3’S.
FOR MEN, A PAR 60 WITH A SLOPE RATING OF 93, THE COURSE OFFERS;
6 PAR 4’S AND 12 PAR 3’S.
SHORT COURSE SCORE CARDS HAVE A MAP OF EACH HOLE SHOWING APPROXIMATELY WHERE THE ORANGE TEE OFF AREA IS ON THE FAIRWAY.
ORANGE MARKERS ARE ALSO INDICATED ON TREES TO HELP PLAYERS FIND THE VICINITY OF THE TEE BLOCKS.
PLEASE NOTE, IN THE INTEREST OF PRESERVING THE COURSE IN TOP CONDITION, THE SHORT COURSE TEES ARE TO BE USED TO PLAY GOLF, THEY ARE NOT A PRACTICE AREA.
PLEASE KEEP PRACTICING TO THE PRACTICE FAIRWAY.
MILLICENT IS THE ONLY CLUB IN THE SOUTH EAST TO OFFER A SHORT COURSE OPTION SO WE’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR FEEDBACK.
LET US KNOW IN THE BOOK SUPPLIED WHETHER OR NOT YOU ENJOYED IT, THANKYOU.
Orange Markers on trees Teeing off on the Short Course 10th
Millicent’s team of Kirsty Bailey, Helen Chilton, Sue Agnew, Mary Winser, Glenis Skeer and Bronwyn Clarke claimed another victory for the A grade women with back to back flags in 2017. After trying conditions on Monday at Naracoorte the team rallied and managed a 3/2 win against Lucindale. A full report of the 2017 Women’s Pennant Finals is on the Golf SE website.