Millicent Golf Club

The week began at the Millicent Golf Club with the coring of the Greens, however this procedure was interrupted by the rain and only the front nine holes was available to play on Wednesday and Thursday.
Some of the Ladies arrived at the Club on Wednesday, very optimistic, but due to the persistent light rain, they opted not to play. The Competition on Wednesday 24th October will be Stroke round, and the Monthly Medal final, the Monthly Medallists for the year playing off for the title.

14 Men played on Thursday and played the front nine twice. Trevor Hutchesson scored 20 points to win the Nine Hole Competition from Terry Chant on 19 points. Terry Chant was the most consistent on the day, scoring 37 points to win the 18 hole Competition, runner up was Jamie Allen who scored 35 points.
On Saturday there were 26 men and 6 ladies who played a Stableford Competition.
Ben Young returned to the Golf Course after an extended break, honouring his football umpiring commitments, and submitted the best score of the day with 41 points to convincingly win the B Grade from Chris Bailey on 36 points and Junior golfer, Liam Chant on 35 points.
Phil Hunter won the countback from Graham Warren, both on 37 points, to win the A Grade, and Ben Golding was in third place with 35 points.
Nearest to Pin winners were Paul Whitford on the 3rd and 17th, Trevor Atkinson on the 5th and Matt Warren on the 13th.
Nearest to the Pin for two on the 18th Hole for the A Grade was Ian Greenwood and no one from the B Grade hit the green for two on the 9th Hole.
Ian Greenwood was the only player to have a birdie on the Par 3 holes and he was awarded four golf balls.
In the Ladies Competition, it was Sue Agnew with 32 points, who had a win over Val Williams with 31 points.
Next Saturday’s competition for both Men and Ladies is Stableford and it is the first round of the Wimberina Trophy for the Men


Saturday Stableford

A grade

1st – P. Hunter 37pts cb

2nd – G. Warren 37pts

3rd – B. Golding 35pts

B grade

1st – B. Young 41pts

2nd – C. Bailey 36pts

3rd – L. Chant 35pts


1st – S. Agnew 32pts

2nd – V. Williams 31pts


3rd – P. Whitford

5th – T. Atkinson

13th – M. Warren

17th – P. Whitford

2nd to 9th – not hit

2nd to 18th – I. Greenwood


I. Greenwood

Millicent Golf Club

On Thursday 11th October, 19 Men played a Stableford Competition at the Millicent Golf Club.
Excellent scores were the order of the day, with the Nine Hole Competition being played on the back nine and Bruce Packer winning with 22 points, one better than Graham Sunderland who was in second place with 21 and Brian Thomson coming in third with 20 points.
Bruce proved to be the most consistent on the day, finishing with 41 points to win the 18 Hole Competition as well. Graham Warren’s 40 points earned him second place and Graham Sunderland came in third with 39 points.
Terry Chant was Nearest to the Pin on the Par 3, 5th hole.
On Saturday, a field of 28 men played a Stableford Competition. Scores were not as good as Thursday’s competitors, even though conditions were ideal for golf.
Matt Warren came in as the winner of the A Grade with 37 points, surviving the countback over Owen Merrett also on 37. Alan Schultz was in third place with 36 points.
Brian Thomson once again featured in the winner’s circle with 36 points to win the B Grade from Mick Pedler and David Seymour, both on 33 points, Mick winning the countback for second place.
Nearest to the Pin – 3rd hole – John Reynolds
Nearest to Pin – 5th hole – Scott Lonergan
Nearest to Pin – 13th hole – Bill Mullan
Nearest to Pin – 17th hole – Vyv Bennison
Birdies on the Par 3 holes were achieved by Phil Hunter, Alan Schultz and Bill Mullan, all being awarded two golf balls each.
On Sunday, the annual OP Williams Mixed Pinehurst Foursomes was held. The late Owen P Williams who is a Life Member of the Millicent Golf Club initiated this event more than 50 years ago. Even though the format has changed in recent years, it is still a great social day and enjoyed by those who participate. Since Owen’s passing, his family has continued to sponsor the event in his memory.
Helen Chilton and Peter Burchard had the best score of the day with a nett 65 1/2. Runners up were Janet Watson and Ian Greenwood with nett 68 and in third place was Val Williams and Mick Pedler with nett 69.
It is believed that a “record” was broken at the Millicent Golf Club on Sunday, with last year’s winners amassing an unbelievable 17 strokes on the 6th hole after having 13 shots out of the bunker, the remainder of their round was very respectable.
Next Saturday’s Competition for both Men and Ladies is Stableford.

Millicent Golf Club Ladies Results 3.10.18

Sixteen ladies played a Stroke round for the Monthly Medal on Wednesday 3rd October. It was also “Tee off” for Breast Cancer Day whereby each player donated 10 cents per put to Breast Cancer.
The volunteers are to be commended for the excellent condition of the course at the moment, and this was reflected in the scores, with Rosalie Hunt having the best score of the day to win the B Grade Competition with a nett 70. Runner up was Glenis Skeer with nett 73 and in third place was Michele Smith with nett 76.
The A Grade leader was Mary Winser with a nett 72, following up from her good round on the weekend. Alex Lambert came in second with a nett 73 and next was Helen Chilton with net 75.
The C Grade only had two participants and it was Sue Ireland with a nett 71 having a win over Pam Packer on nett 79.
Nearest to the Pin on the 3rd was won by Helen Chilton and the second shot for the C Grade to the 17th Green was Pam Packer.
The Nine Hole Competition was won by Rosalie Hunt with a nett 33 and the Puttting Competition was won by Carmel Cory with 29 putts.
The Long Drives on the 9th hole were won by Alex Lambert for the A Grade and Rosalie Hunt for the B Grade.
Next Wednesday’s Competition is Stableford, and a reminder that the OP Williams Mixed Pinehurst Foursomes will be on Sunday 14th October, so if you would like to play, please place your name on the sheet at the Club.

Millicent Golf Club

It has been a busy week at the Millicent Golf Club.
The Finals of the Women’s Championships concluded on Wednesday, then on Thursday 21 Men played a Stableford Competition.
The Nine hole Competition was on the front nine and it was Jamie Allen with 20 points, the winner over Phil Hunter and Graham Sunderland both with 19 points, Phil winning the countback for second place.
After 18 holes, Mick Pedler was the outright winner, compiling a magnificent 40 points. Andy Varcoe and Phil Hunter were one point behind Mick, and after the countback, Andy was declared the Runner up.
Nearest to the Pin on the 5th Hole was Vyv Bennison.
On Saturday, Millicent welcomed visitors from Blackwood and Loxton Golf Clubs, who joined the Stableford Competition, as a ‘warm up’ for the Tri Challenge the next day.
The AFL Grand Final certainly had an affect on numbers, however some good scores were returned. In the A Grade, all the locals featured in the winners circle, with Phil Hunter continuing his good form from Thursday to take the honours with 36 points, one better than Terry Chant on 35 points and Andy Varcoe coming in third with 33 points.
Jim Hyland returned the best score for the B Grade with 35 points, followed by David Seymour and Blackwood visitor, Graham Lough both on 34 points, David winning the countback for second place.
Only visitors competed in the Ladies Competition, with Blackwood’s Carolyn Bradbrook having the best score of the day with 37 points to win over Loxton’s Jenny Patching with 34 points.
Nearest to Pin – 3rd – Bruce Anderson – Blackwood
Nearest to Pin – 5th – Phil Thrussell – Millicent
Nearest to Pin – 13th – Phil Hunter – Millicent
Nearest to Pin – 17th – Terry Chant – Millicent
Nearest to Pin – 2nd Shot to 18th – A Grade – Pat Contin, visiting his home town
Nearest to Pin – 2nd Shot to 9th – B Grade – Trevor Atkinson – Millicent
62 players, visitors from Blackwood and Loxton and the local members converged on the Millicent Golf Course to compete for the third and final round of the Tri Challenge.
After scores were tallied after the first two rounds at Blackwood and Loxton Golf Clubs respectively, Loxton took the lead over Blackwood, with Millicent in third place, so it was a big ask for Millicent to make up the deficit on their home course going in to the third and final round.
Millicent’s team of 7 men and 3 ladies finished the day with a combined score of 342 points, Blackwood came in second with 302 points and Loxton were third with 295 points, however, after all three rounds were tallied, Loxton were declared winners of the Tri Challenge for 2018 with a total of 983 points, nine points better than Blackwood and Millicent a further 40 points behind. This was the first time Loxton had won the event under the current format.
Millicent’s team leader was Brian Thomson, who had the best score of the day with a magnificent 42 points. Other Team members were Vyv Bennison who scored 38, Ron Hateley 37, Martin Cameron 36, Chris Bailey, Michael McRostie and Greg Cook all on 35, Mary Winser 33, Mardi Sunderland 27 and Kirsty Bailey 24.
Best Scores from each Club for the Men were Graham Lough, Blackwood, Steve Patching Loxton and Brian Thomson of Millicent, who was awarded the Derek Clifford Tray
Best Scores from each Club for the Ladies were Val Lough, Blackwood, Di Harman Loxton and Mary Winser of Millicent, who was awarded the Doug and Gwenda Wade Tray.
The Mount Lawley Bowl which is competed for by Blackwood and Millicent Men, taking the best seven scores was won by Millicent with 258 points to Blackwood’s 215 points.
The Millicent Salver which is competed for by Blackwood and Millicent Ladies, taking the best 5 scores was won by Millicent with 124 points to Blackwood’s 117 points.
The Kevin and Margaret Young Salver which is competed for by Loxton and Millicent, taking the best 4 men and 3 ladies scores was won by Millicent with 237 points to Loxton’s 216 points.
Nearest to Pin for the Men was Ian Greenwood on the 5th and Greg Cook on the 17th.
Mardi Sunderland won the Nearest to Pin on the 3rd hole for the Ladies. The 13th Green was not hit, so a draw was done and this was won by Di Harman of Loxton.
Birdies were achieved by Ian Greenwood, Greg Cook, Trevor Atkinson, Brian Thomson and Naracoorte visitor Trevor Smith.
After the completion of play, a delicious three course meal was prepared and served by Wendy Thomson, Kristy Ryan, Glenis Skeer and Tracie Duldig and assisted by Mick Pedler who carved the meat with precision.
Prior to the presentation of Trophies, the Presidents of both Blackwood and Loxton Golf Clubs addressed those in attendance and complimented the magnificent work done by the Millicent Golf Club volunteers to present the course in such excellent condition.
It was 50 Years this year since Blackwood and Millicent first commenced the competition between the two clubs. To commemorate this, and to acknowledge those members who all started this 50 years ago, a Birthday Cake was cut by Colin Wade from Blackwood, whose parents,the late Doug and Gwenda Wade were among the original participants, along with fellow Blackwood golfers Dale and Margo Wilson, Graeme and Joy Ding and the Late Millicent Members, Jim and Lois Watts and Tom and Jean Ward. It has been an amazing concept and it was a pleasure to welcome Loxton to the event 27 years ago.
Next Saturday, the Men will play a Stroke round for the Monthly Medal, while there will be a Stableford Competition for the Ladies.
On Sunday 14th October, the OP Williams Mixed Pinehurst Foursomes will be conducted. To make this a great social event, we ask a that all members participate. You can arrange your own partner, or if you would like to be paired up with someone, please place your name on the sheet at the Clubhouse or phone the Club to be included. It should be a great day and Afternoon Tea will be served at the conclusion of play.

L-R Tri Challenge – Best Score Men – Graham Lough (Blackwood), Brian Thomson (Millicent), Steve Patching (Loxton)

L-R – Tri Challenge – Best Score Ladies – Val Lough (Blackwood), Mary Winser (Millicent), Di Harman (Loxton)