Millicent Golf Club Ladies Results 23.8.17

14 Ladies arrived at the Millicent Golf Club to play a Par round, however, after a very heavy downpour, only 10 took to the course. Luckily the rain eventually cleared and there were some excellent scores returned by those who completed the 18 holes. Julie McKenzie won the Competition with 1 up, and also had the best score on the Front 9 holes to claim that prize as well. Second place was Bronwyn Clarke with 1 down and the reliable Sue Ireland was in third place with a score of 2 down. The Nearest to Pin Prizes were won by the Club, as no one played the perfect shot to the nominated greens. Next week’s competition is a Stroke Round, Monthly Medal, 2nd Round President’s Trophy, Final round Club & Grade Championships, Putting Competition, Long Drives for all Grades and IGA Supermarket Trophy. On Tuesday 5th September, the Millicent Golf Club Ladies are holding their Open Day, and taking on a new format in playing a Pinehurst Foursomes. We encourage Club Members and Visitors to nominate for the day, either by phoning the Clubhouse 87348124 or the Ladies Captain, Helen Chilton 0435 898 311, alternatively entries may be emailed to millicentgolfclub5@bigpond.com or helenchilton1@gmail.com. Great prizes will be on offer, thanks to the very generous sponsorship of Kimberly Clark Australia and DiGiorgio Family Wines.

WARREN WINS PRESIDENTS TROPHY

17/08/17 – 20/08/17

Once again the weather played a big part in the scoring last week out at the Millicent golf course, with cool breezy conditions last Sunday for the Quarter finals of the club championships the quality of golf played was a credit to all players. In the A- grade both games were all square teeing off on the final hole with putting deciding both games as John Reynolds defeated a gallant Phil Thrussell after Thrussells missed his putt to half the hole. Andy Varcoe got the better of Alan Schultz in the second game on the final green after Varcoe holed his par putt while Schultz lipped out his putt to keep the game going. In the B-grade Andrew Ferguson got the better of Justin Saint winning 4/2 while Martin Cameron had a day out with the putter to knock off Matt Osmond 5/4. Only a small field greeted the starter last Thursday to compete in a stable ford competition. Played in cool conditions it was Andrew Ferguson and Dave Seymour who came to play, winning the front 9 hole competition with 18 points, Terry Chant, Brian Thomson and Manny Fuentes were doing all the chasing finishing with 14 points each. On the turn for home it was Seymour who put his foot down to run away with the win and the best score of the day finishing with an impressive 37 points, Ferguson held on for second finishing with 34 points while Thomson finished in third spot with 33 points. The nearest to the pin award for the par 3,5th hole went to Scott Packer who hit the green on a tough day into the wind. Saturday was a stroke round playing for the President’s trophy in cool windy conditions and it was “Spike” Warren who took out the trophy after a tight tussle winning a count back from John Reynolds after both players finished with net 70, both players also finished in first and second spots in the A-grade while Mark Pretty was close behind in third spot finishing with net 71. In the B-grade it was the inform Dave Seymour who finally found his swing to easily win his grade finishing with net 72. Trevor Atkinson grabbed second spot in a count back with net 76 from Chris Wirth visiting from Mt Gambier to also finish with net 76. Nearest to the pin awards for the day saw Arch Sunderland hit the 3rd green, Reynolds capped off a good day winning the 5th green and also sinking his birdie putt. Pretty won the 13th green while the 17th green and the second shot to the 9th green were left vacant and Warren was closest for two shots on the 18th green. Birdies paid out 2 balls each to Reynolds on the 5th, Pretty also on the 5th green and Owen Merrett on the 13th. This week is another busy week, with a stable ford competition on Thursday playing for points in the Masters trophy, while Saturday is also a stable ford competition playing for the IGA supermarket trophy and Sunday is the grand final of the men’s club Championships, with Andy Varcoe taking on John Reynolds over 36 holes in the A-grade. In the B- grade Andrew Ferguson Plays Martin Cameron over 36 holes and Dave Seymour plays Manny Fuentes in the C- grade over 18 holes, the first game tees off at 9.30 am. Good luck to all players.

M.P

19/08/17

Saturday Stroke – Presidents Trophy

A grade

1st – G. Warren 70 cb

2nd – J. Reynolds 70

3rd – M. Pretty 71

B grade

1st – D. Seymour 72

2nd – T. Atkinson 76

3rd – C. Wirth 76

N.T.P

3rd – G. Sunderland

5th – J. Reynolds

13th – M. Pretty

17th – not hit

2nd to 9th – not hit

2nd to 18th – G. Warren

Birdies

J. Reynolds

O. Merritt

M. Pretty

President Trophy

G. Warren

Andy Varcoes tee shot on 17

Millicent Golf Club Ladies Results 16.8.17

Only six Ladies ventured to the Millicent Golf Course on Wednesday 16th August to play a Stableford Competition, where they were met with wild, wet and blustery conditions. After some contemplating, it was decided to brave the weather and play the Short Course from the Orange Tees. The group of six set off and the competition was fierce. There was no rain on the front nine, and Julie McKenzie returned a magnificent score of 22 points, Mardi Sunderland scored 21 and Kirsty Bailey 20. Two heavy showers of rain on the back nine made conditions a little tougher, however Kathy Sporer compiled an impressive 22 points, scoring 40 overall to win the Competition on a countback from Mardi Sunderland. Kirsty Bailey played a great shot on the 3rd hole, winning the Nearest to Pin and sinking her putt for a well deserved birdie. Mardi Sunderland won the Nearest to Pin on the 13th and Sue Ireland’s 2nd shot to the 17th won her a ball. Birdies were also achieved by Kathy Sporer on the 4th and 17th holes, Helen Chilton on the 12th and 17th and Julie McKenzie on the 5th. Next week’s competition is Par round. Results Kathy Sporer 40 on a countback Mardi Sunderland 40 Helen Chilton 37 on a countback Kirsty Bailey 37 Sue Ireland 36 Julie McKenzie 34 Nearest to Pin – 3rd – Kirsty Bailey Nearest to Pin – 13th – Mardi Sunderland Nearest to Pin – 2nd Shot – 17th – Sue Ireland 9 Hole Competition – 2nd Nine – Kathy Sporer 22

VARCOE DOMINATES WEEK OF GOLF

10/08/17 – 13/08/17

It’s been another very busy week out at the Millicent golf club last week with the start of the finals of the club championships starting last Sunday. In the A-grade Andy Varcoe got the better of Scott Packer 4/3, Alan Schultz knocked of the reigning champion Terry Chant 1 up, John Reynolds won 3/2 over Hayden Fennell while Phil Thrussell and Ben Golding went down the 20th hole with Thrussell finally getting the win. Next Sunday Varcoe plays Schultz while Reynolds plays Thrussell. In the B-grade Matt Osmond was lucky to get a bye in the first round as Craig Kuiper was a late scratching, Martin Cameron just knocked off club captain Trevor Atkinson on the 19th hole, Andrew Ferguson got the better of Scott Lonergan on the 20th hole and odds on favourite for the title Paul Whitford got knocked off on the 20th hole by young gun Justin Saint. Next Sunday we have Osmond playing Cameron while Ferguson plays Saint in the other final. Only a small field took to the course last Thursday to compete in a stable ford competition played in cool calm conditions it was Craig Kuiper who jumped out of the blocks early to put the pressure on the rest of the field winning the front 9 hole competition with 19 points, Terry Chant was doing all the chasing to grab second spot from Arch Sunderland in a count back with both players finishing with 18 points. On the turn for home, it was Kuiper who held his good form to run away with an easy win finishing with 39 points, as with the front 9, Chant knocked off Sunderland in a count back for second spot as both players finished with 35 points. Kuiper capped off a good day out winning the nearest to the pin on the par 3, 5th hole. The winter sun finally broke through last Saturday as the field took to the course to compete in a stable ford competition and once again it was Andy Varcoe who dominated the day winning the A-grade with 37 points, also the nearest to the pin awards on the 3rd, & 13th holes and the 2nd shot to the 18th green, Varcoe has had a big winter dominating in the cold rainy wintery conditions and is in the best form of his career. Ben Golding finished in a close second finishing with 36 points while Paul Whitford and Alan Schultz had to settle for third with 35 points. In the B-grade it was Geoff Cameron getting up in a count back from the unlucky Mike McRostie winning with 32 points, Scott lonergan was close behind in third spot with 31 points. Nearest to the pin awards went to Varcoe on the 3rd & 13th, Whitford won the 5th hole and “Spike” Warren grabbed the 17th, Trever Atkinson won the closest for 2 shots on the 9th hole while Varcoe won the closest for 2 shots on the 18th green, birdies paid out 2 balls to Martin Cameron and Scott Lonergan while Paul Whitford had a fantastic eagle 2 on the par 4,12th hole playing a driver than pitching wedge to win the eagle’s nest. This week we have another busy week with a stable ford competition on Thursday and Saturday plus the semi-finals of the club championships on Sunday, if you want to watch some good golf get out on Sunday and walk around to support the players still going in the championships.

M.P