09/10/17 – 14/10/17
18 lucky golfers from the Millicent golf club made the big bus trip to Yarrawonga last week to compete in a 5 day stable ford event playing for the famous green jacket. The event is a true test of stamina with only the strongest competitors surviving. At the end of the week it was Ben Golding who performed very well both on the course and in the club house. Golding scored a hole in one on the 4th day of the event on the uphill par 3, 12th hole, which is known as the hardest par 3 on the complex. Celebrations went long into the night, but that did not deter Golding, playing in the final group, he lit the course up with a brilliant round finishing with 38 points to win the final and the green jacket with an overall total of 173 points. In second spot Martin Cameron had a good week finishing with 169 points, Terry Chant 165 points, Mike Warren 159 and Matt Osmond 159 made up the top 5. The race for the NARGA award was closely contested between the Warren brothers with Robbie just getting the nod over “Spike”. Last Saturday was a stroke competition played in fine conditions, only a small field greeted the starter and it was Owen Merrett winning the A-grade with net 73, Mick Peddler won a count back to grab second spot finishing with net 75 as did Viv Bennison who had to settle for third spot. In the B-grade it was Justin Saint who had a day out winning with the best score of the day finishing with net 70, Ian Todd did all the chasing to finish in second spot with net 74 while Trevor Hutchesson grabbed third spot with net 76. Nearest to the pin awards went to Craig Kuiper on the 3rd, Greg Cook 5th, Merrett 13th, Trevor Atkinson 17th, nobody managed to hit the green for two shots on the 9th hole, while Kuiper also won the closest for two shots on the 18th green. There were no birdies on the par 3’s for the day. It’s time to get your teams together for the Australian credit union & Rexel 4 ball Ambrose team’s event. The event is open to all members and non -members, men and women, and with $1000 worth of prizes up for grabs get your team together now, the event is on Sunday 12th November with a shot gun start at 11pm. This week we have a stable ford competition on Thursday playing for points in the summer masters trophy and Saturday is also a stable ford competition playing for the IGA supermarket trophy.
Sporting Club Challenge Letter
Sports Club Challenge Entry Form
Millicent GC Sports Club Challenge Flyer
You are invited to enter a team to contest for bragging rights, along with great prizes, against other Sports Clubs from around the district in a 4 person Ambrose Competition.
Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Teams are encouraged to enter.
Golfers and non-golfers welcome.
Entries Close on Sunday 5th November (or when capacity field is reached)
Please see attached entry form and flyer
Ron Hateley and Vice President, Mark Pilmore with the Mount Lawley Salver won by Millicent from Blackwood 244 to 192
Matthew Warren winner of the Derek Clifford Salver, scoring 38 points and contested between Millicent and Blackwood Men.
Janet Watson winner of the Doug and Gwenda Wade Salver, scoring 35 points and contested between Millicent and Blackwood Ladies
Helen Chilton, Millicent Golf Club Ladies Captain with the Millicent Salver, won by Millicent from Blackwood 220 to 183
28/09/17 – 01/10/17
It was a very busy long weekend out at the Millicent golf club last weekend, with the final round of the Millicent, Blackwood & Loxton tri series being held on Sunday at Millicent, it was the home ground advantage and a brilliant round of golf from Matt Warren that gave Millicent the come from behind back to back wins. Trailing at the start of the day, Millicent had to dig deep and it was Warren who lead the way with 38 points, being easily the best score of the day, Matt Osmond also chipped in with an important 36 point, Trevor Atkinson, Robert Thomson, Ron Hateley and Trevor Hutchesson also scored with 34 points each, for the ladies it was Janet and Lynne Watson with 34 points, Helen Chilton with 33 points and Virginia De Donatis with 32 points who were the main scores, Once all the scores were calculated for the day it was Millicent who got to hold the cup up winning by only 2 stable ford points. Last Thursday was the start of a very busy weekend and good numbers turned out on a fine day to greet the starter to compete in a stable ford competition and it was Viv Benson who jumped out of the blocks early to put the pressure on the rest of the field, winning the front 9 hole competition with an impressive 20 points, Bruce Packer had to settle for second spot also with 20 points, while Matt Osmond got the nod for third over Andy Varcoe as both players were close behind with 19 points. On the turn for home it looked like it was going to be a close finish until Matt Warren came from the clouds to overrun the field with 21 points on the back 9 holes to win the day with 36 points, Bruce Packer held on for second finishing with 35 points while bob child’s got up for third finishing with 34 points. Viv Benson capped off a good day out winning the nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 5th hole. Saturday also was a stable ford competition and with many visitors up for the weekend from Blackwood and Loxton gave us good numbers in the field on a tuff day to score, with the wind playing havoc the golf course was defiantly the winner. In the A- grade it was Andy Varcoe who won the day with 33 points, Viv Benson and Loxton Visitor Paul Harman also made it to the podium with 31 points. In the B- grade it was Robert Thomson who had the best score of the day, winning with 34 points, Jim Hyland was close behind in second spot with 33 points, while Arch Sunderland had to settle with third spot also with 33 points. Nearest to the pin awards for the day went to visitor Sabine Green on the 3rd, Viv Benson cleaned up on the 5th and 13th hole also getting the only birdie for the day winning 6 golf balls, Andrew Henwood grabbed the 17th, while no player hit the green with their second shot on the 9th green, Phil Hunter won the second shot on the 18th green. Sunday 12th November is our next big event with the sporting clubs challenge 4 ball Ambrose event, Sponsored by Rexel and Australian credit union putting up the $1000 in prizes, so now is the time to get your teams together. This week is a Stable ford competition on Thursday, while the Monthly medal being played on Saturday in a stroke round with a putting competition.
21/09/17 – 23/09/17
Spring has finally sprung out at the Millicent, with the weather finally on the improve and the course in fantastic condition, it is no coincidence that the scoring has started to improve and it was Matt Osmond who made the most of the conditions to have a big day out. Only a small field gathered last Thursday to compete in a stable ford competition and it was Andy Varcoe who continued on with his good form of late to jump out of the blocks early to win the front nine hole competition with 19 points, Keith Thrussell, playing in the first group of the day did all the chasing to finish in second spot with 18 points, while “Spike” Warren knocked off the unlucky Mick Pedlar for third spot with both players finished with 17 points. On the turn for home it was Arch Sunderland who came from the clouds to overrun the field and win the 18 hole competition and the day to finish with 37 points, Varcoe had to settle for second spot finishing with 36 points and Warren held on for third with 34 points, Warren also capped off a good day wining the nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 5th hole. Last Saturday saw only a small field greet the starter to compete in a stable ford competition and with the sun shining it was Matt Osmond, playing in his first week in the A-grade who had a day out shooting an impressive 78 off the stick to romp in finishing with 44 points. Most weeks Ben Golding’s 38 points would easily been enough to win, but Golding had to settle for second spot behind Osmond. Matt Warren also played very well finishing with 37 points which gave him third spot. In The B-grade it was Brian Thomson who led the charge winning with 34 points, Arch Sunderland capped off a good week to grab second spot with 33 points, while the good form of Dave Seymour continued to finish in third spot with 30 points. Nearest to the pin awards saw Viv Benson back at the club to win the 3rd hole, Matt Warren grabbed the 5th hole, Trevor Hutchesson won the 13th, while Golding hit the 17th, Seymour won the second shot to the 9th green while “Spike” Warren won the second shot to the 18th green. Birdies paid out 1 ball each to Golding x 2, Osmond and Matt Warren. We have a busy time coming up at the golf course in the next few weeks, starting this long weekend with the final round of the Millicent, Blackwood, and Loxton tri series winding up at Millicent this Sunday, so we need as many players as possible to give us the best chance of winning. This Thursday is a stable ford competition as is Saturday for the AFL finals, Sunday is the tri series, while there is a stable ford competition on the public holiday Monday. Coming up on Sunday 12th November is the Australian Credit Union, Rexel sporting clubs 4 ball Ambrose challenge and with $1000 worth off prizes up for grabs get you team of 4 together now. After all that, there is only one more thing to say and that is GO CROWS!!!.
14/09/17 – 16/09/17
After cruising the South Pacific for the past fortnight, it was great to get back to the sunny South East, were the weather here has often been compared to the South Pacific, 30 degree’s every day and not a breath of wind, NOT, but the winter weather has suited Dave Seymour, winning the September monthly medal and the good form of Andy Varcoe has continued until last Saturday when a backfire caused a few problems and the support crew from Millicent was needed. Last Thursday saw a small field greet the starter to compete in a stable ford competition. Played in cool windy conditions, scoring was always going to be difficult, but not for Terry Chant, who flew out of the blocks early to put the pressure on the rest of the field, winning the front 9 hole competition with an impressive 21 points, close behind in second spot was Brian Thomson winning a count back from Arch Sunderland with 20 points each. On the turn for home Chant and Thomson battled it out, while Andy Varcoe came from the clouds to force a three way dead on the finishing line, once the dust had settled it was chant who got the nod in the count back, Thomson held on for second spot while Varcoe had to settle for third spot after all finishing with 37 points. It’s great to see Scott Varcoe back out at the golf course and playing in the first group of the day, put his tee shot very close on the par 3, 5th hole to win the nearest to the pin award. The weather on Saturday improved and it was the first sign of spring which also means footy finals, which kept a few away from the golf course, but that did not stop Ian Greenwood from having a day out. In the A-grade it was greenwood who showed all his class winning with an impressive 38 points, Mark Pilmore did all the chasing but had to settle for second spot finishing with 37 points, while Jamie Bellinger, Barry Snook and Phil “bald eagle” Hunter had good rounds, finishing with 36 points each. In the B-grade Arch Sunderland found some good form to win with 36 points, Peter Burchard had a good day out to finish in second spot with 35 points, while Brian Thomson continued his good form to grab third spot with 35 points. In the trick shots for the day, the 3rd green was left free, Bellinger won the 5th hole, Phil Hunter had a purple patch on the back 9 holes to birdie the 12th hole, win the NTP on the 13th green to finish with par, then Eagle the 14th hole to win the eagles nest and have 22 points on the back 9 holes. Greenwood won the 17th green, the 2nd shot on the 9th hole was left free while “Spike” Warren won the 2nd shot to the 18th green. Greenwood capped off a good day out to win 4 golf balls for the only birdie of the day with his shot onto the 17th green. Last Sunday was the O.P.Williams mixed Pinehurst foursomes, played in fine conditions 30 players took to the course and it was the pair of Kathy Sporer and Mark Pilmore who managed to defend their title winning with a score of net 69 ½. This week we have a stable ford competition on both Thursday and Saturday being for the IGA supermarket voucher, then on Sunday 1st October it’s our turn to play host to the final round of the Millicent, Blackwood, Loxton tri challenge, so we need as many players as possible to give us the best chance of winning.
Millicent Golf Club Ladies held their Open Day on Tuesday 5th September 2017. With a change in format, players from around the district were invited to play in a Pinehurst Foursomes Event. 76 players from 10 clubs entered but with strong winds and rain present, 66 ladies took to the course. Thanks to the hard work of a few men on Monday, the course was presented in fantastic condition. All ladies finished the 18 holes, which was a credit to them in trying weather. The new format proved to be very popular as everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day despite the conditions and some excellent scores were returned. After play, a scrumptious afternoon tea was provided by the Millicent Ladies and the presentation of trophies followed. Gross Winners: Kirsty Bailey and Lyn Watson, Millicent – 87 Gross Runners Up: Rab Headlam and Helen Gregory, Mount Gambier – 93 Nett Winners – Wendy Hollick and Deb Redman – Penola – 68.5 Nett Runners Up – Sue Ireland and Carmel Cory – Millicent – 71.5 3rd Nett – Janet Watson and Bronwyn Clarke – Millicent – 73.5 4th Nett – Julie McKenzie and Michele Smith – Millicent – 78 Nearest to Pins were won by Deb Redman – Penola, Fiona Punton – Blue Lake and Kay MacKenzie – Bordertown. Combined Long Drives were won by Karina Higgins and Rachel Smith – Lucindale and Megan Watson and Petrina Smith – Lucindale. Straight Drive won by Janet Watson – Millicent
Julie Howe and Annie McLennan – Beachport – waiting to hit off the 13th Tee
Players from Bordertown and Lucindale on the 13th Green
A very welcome spectator directs players to the 13th Tee