World No 1 Comes to Adelaide

World No 1 Golfer Lydia Ko will be in Adelaide this week to compete in the world ranked LPGA event Australian Women’s Open at The Grange GC West Course.

Starting this Thursday Lydia will be accompanied by the likes of Australian players multiple winner and former No 1  Karrie Webb of Queensland and newcomer Minjee Lee from Perth.

ABC TV will be televising the 4 day event each afternoon from Thursday to the final on Sunday. With the course being lengthened to well over 6000m it should be a great display of world class women’s golf.

For more information on the Open go to http://www.womensausopen.com .

SCHOOL SPORTS 12 & UNDER GOLF

This years event was held in Newcastle, NSW. A long way for our young golfers to travel from SA. Two of our Juniors from the southeast were selected in this years team. They were Mitchell Handford from Mt Burr PS and Luke Sandford from Bordertown AS. Challenging weather conditions and a daunting field of players were too much for the SA team this time, however, Mitchell put his head down and finished 4th overall in the individual stakes with two very impressive rounds of net 69 and 71. Good Result Mitchell.

GOOD LUCK MITCHELL

Millicent Junior golfer and Mt Burr Primary student Mitchell Handford will head to Newcastle, NSW next week to compete at the School Sport Australia 12 and under Golf Championships, 1-5 November. Mitchell, along with 10 other young South Australians,  was selected for the team at the September SAPSASA finals in Adelaide. This is the first major tournament for most of the team members and we wish them all the best in Newcastle. What a great experience to represent your state. Good hitting Mitchell.

GOLF SE LAUNCHES NEW JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM ON 11th OCTOBER

Golf SE will be launching its new SE Futures Golf Program on 11th October. Open to all south east Beginner and Advanced level golfers 15yrs and under, the program has been created in conjunction with Golf SA development coach Allan Telford.  Millicent GC is one of six participating clubs for the 2015/2016 program.

Click on the link below for more information.

South East Futures Juniors Golf Club

Mitchell makes State Team

Millicent GC Junior member Mitchell Handford has been selected for the state primary schools team after a successful 2 days of golf at the SAPSASA finals in Adelaide last week. Finishing fourth overall, Mitchell had a very good first round on day 1 as runner up and equal 10th on the second day on the longer course. Luke Sandford of Bordertown also made the state team. With two boys from the south east on the team our region is well represented this year. Well done boys. We look forward to hearing how the team goes. WooHoo!!

Junior Golf Schedule changes

Unfortunately due to programming difficulties we have had to cancel our August and September Junior Golf activities.

The GOOD NEWS is that we will again be conducting our Summer Coaching Clinics with PGA Pro Craig Davis. HOORAY!! Starts Sunday 25th October. More details to come.

Please contact us if you have any queries regarding Junior Golf at Millicent or if you are interested in participating in the program as a coach or supervisor. All offers of assistance will be considered.

Millicent Junior selected for SAPSASA finals in Adelaide

One of our Junior members and year 6 student from Mt Burr Primary School, Mitchell Hanford, will be playing in the SAPSASA Golf finals next week in Adelaide. SE District elimination finals were held in Naracoorte last Friday and Mitchell was amongst only six south east players to be selected for Adelaide. Competitors from across the state will play the series at Adelaide Shores golf facility. The first round will be held on the 15 hole executive course and the next day on the Westward Ho 18 hole course.

Good hitting Mitchell.