Only 15 Ladies played a Par Round on Wednesday, July 17th.
A Grade – Kathy Sporer 3 down, Mary Winser 4 down cb.
B Grade – Pam Packer square, Sue Ireland 1 down.
Ball Winners – Julie McKenzie 2 down, Lyn Watson 4 down, Michele Smith 4 down.
Nine Holes – Back nine – Sue Ireland 1 up on a countback from Pam Packer 1 up.
Nearest to Pin – 2nd shot – A Grade – 12th hole – Kathy Sporer
Nearest to Pin – 2nd shot – B Grade – 17th hole – Sue Ireland
A Grade Winner Kathy Sporer and B Grade Winner Pam Packer.
1st – M. Warren 33pts
2nd – A. Shultz 32pts
1st – L. Chant 40pts
2nd – G. Giurastante 34pts
Ball run down
3rd – S. Lonergan
5th – L. McGreggor
13th – S. Lonergan
17th – C. Kuiper
FROM THE BUNKER REPORT
6 JULY 2019
Great Work Gianni
With the Champions being crowned from the Club and Grade champs it was Club golf back in action again. Thursday’ stableford comp attracted a excellent field of 24 players, which was played in fine conditions. The eventual winner of the competition was Alan Schultz on 42 points from Mike McRostie on 39 points and Doug Robbins on 38. Alan Schultz also won the best score on the front nine with 23 points. It was good to see fisherman Jamie Hale back out at the club and he won the nearest to the pin on the fifth. Mike McRostie and Jamie Allen had birdies on the 13th as well.
Saturday’s Monthly Medal round was played in very pleasant conditions with some members even choosing to wear the shorts and T-Shirt they must have their seasons mixed up. 35 Players took cards out in this competition with two ladies taking part of the Saturday Ladies Stableford. The Monthly medalist for July was new member Gianni Giuranstante who with a superb net 67. I am sure this is Gianni’s first time he has won a competition since taking out membership at the Millicent Golf Club, well done Gianni keep the good work up. This score was more then enough to clinch the B Grade best score as well with Peter Burchard getting second with a net 73. The A Grade comp was hotly contested with Owen Merrett taking it out with a net 73 from Alan Schultz with a net 74. The Ball rundown was won by Geoff Cameron net 74, Scott Lonergan net 74 and Paul Whitford net 75. The nearest to pin on the 3rd was collected by Greg Cook, Terry Chant claimed the fifth, Andy Varcoe fired in a arrow on the 13th to claim it and Martin Cameron took out the 17 with an impressive shot. Birdies went the way of Andy Varcoe on the 3rd and 13th, Alan Schultz, Greg Cook and Geoff Cameron all having birdies on the fifth. The clubs most infamous putter in Mark Pilmore had a great day with the flat stick to take out the putting comp with 26 putts. If anyone see’s Brian Duldig can you, please put the coordinates to the Golf Club in his car’s GPS as he might have trouble finding his way-out next time he plays. Next Saturday’s competition is a Stableford and we have the Stock Agents/Farmers day on August 2nd, 2019 and volunteers are needed for this event.
21 Ladies Played a Stroke round, competing for the Monthly Medal, 1st Round President’s Trophy, 4th Qualifying Round Club and Grade Championships, Putting Competition and Long Drives.
A Grade – Alex Lambert 72, Lyn Watson 73.
B Grade – Michele Smith 79, Mary Warneke 85.
Ball Winners – Elizabeth Saint 78 cb, Sue Agnew 78, Lana Barlow 79.
45 Handicap Winner – Karen Lock.
Nine Hole Winner – (Back nine) – Alex Lambert 35.5.
Putting Competition – Elizabeth Saint – 29 putts
Long Drive – A Grade – Alex Lambert
Long Drive – B Grade – Karen Altschwager
Nearest to Pin – 3rd – Sue Agnew
Nearest to Pin – 13th – Lana Barlow
Nearest to Pin – 2nd Shot – 5th – 32-45 Handicap – Barbara Sapiatzer
Nearest to Pin – 2nd Shot – 16th – A Grade – Lana Barlow
Birdie – Sue Agnew 3rd.
IGA Supermarket Voucher – Alex Lambert
L-R 45 Handicap Winner Karen Lock, B Grade Winner Michele Smith, A Grade Winner Alex Lambert.
FROM THE BUNKER REPORT
CHANT THE CHAMP
Thursdays stableford round had 22 members take cards out but it was Doug Robbins who won the day with 38 points from Owen Merrett on 34 points and then Terry Chant coming in third on 33pts. Doug Robbins also won the front nine with a very good 20 points . Terry Chant took out the nearest to pin on the fifth which he also birded.
Saturday’s stroke round was cancelled due to the inclement weather which last for most of the morning and all afternoon. It still didn’t stop at least 16 hearty members going out to the club and attempting to play through these conditions. 7 players in the morning could only complete nine holes before the conditions go the better of them and 9 players in the afternoon commenced rounds but also didn’t complete them.
Sunday was the final of the Club and Grade championships which was played in pretty good weather. The Club Championship and B Grade was played over 36 Holes whilst the C Grade match was played over 18 holes. This is what all golfers play all year for and it really is a special thing to even win one Club or Grade Championship and a honor to even contest one of these finals as well. All Matches were played in good spirits between competitors and the quality of the golf was exceptional for Club Amateur Golf. The Club Championship was contested between Terry Chant who is a previous multiple club champ taking on Ben Golding who has made the final in the champs previously. On this occasion it was Terry Chant winning five and four over a gallant Ben Golding who tried very hard to get back into the match after Chant had a 7-hole lead, both players played very good golf all day but it was Chant who took the early running and never look back clinching his fifth Club Championship. Scott Packer and Martin Cameron played of for the B Grade title, this was Cameron’s third time he has made a Grade final and Scott Packer was shooting for his fourth B Grade title. The quality of golf on display in this match was first class but it was Cameron coming back from a a early deficit to win his first Grade Title. Cameron played some quality golf in the afternoon session winning over Packer 7 and 6, Packer never gave up, but he was just getting out played in the afternoon’s session of golf. Scott Lonergan and Dave Seymour contested the C Grade final and Scott Lonergan was hoping to defend his title and make it back to back titles and Seymour was hoping to seek revenge for his lose in this final last year. This match was closet all day and the match wasn’t decided until the very last put of the day but it was Lonergan coming up trumps one up over the veteran Seymour. Many thanks must go to Captain Trevor Atkinson for organizing this championships, Bruce Packer for doing the bar for each week of the Championships, the caddies of the players who done a great job looking after their players and the spectators that came out to watch, the atmosphere in the clubhouse after was exceptional. Congrats to all players that played on Sunday.
Phil Hunter caddying for Ben Golding eventual runner up Terry Chant Champion and Liam Chant Caddy
Matt Warren Caddying for Scott Packer runner up Martin Cameron eventual winner and Paul Whitford caddying
Scott Lonergan C Grade champion and Dave Seymour C Grade runner