WWII veteran leads the way to win
PROSERPINE GOLF MENS
IT WAS a case of “age shall not weary him” when WW II veteran George Gnezdiloff took out the 9-hole competition on Thursday.
The 92-year-old finished with a great score of 24 stableford points and only missed out on taking the 18-hole double by two points.
A good field of 52 players turned out for the annual winter solstice day to compete over 9 and 18-hole competitions.
Runner-up in the 9-hole event was Michael Cragg with 22 points, followed in the rundown by Andrew Colborne, also on 22, with Dave Morris and Lance Lloyd on 21, and Peter Williams, Russell Reardon and Harry Gellatly on 20.
Winner of the 18-hole section was Lew Tuck with 42 points, ahead of runner-up John Roser on 40, who won on count back from Trevor Paroz and Michael Cragg.
Included in the rundown were Chris Doblo, Harry Gellatly, George Gnezdiloff and Peter Fox, all on 39.
Nearest-the-pins went to Lew Tuck on hole 2, Shane Cooke on 9, Trevor Paroz on 13, and Paul Joice on16.
A great field of 70 players turned out for the annual XXXX day, held annually on Show Whitsunday Friday.
Winners on the day were Tim Fleetwood, Jamie Dodt and Mat- thew Miller who came in with 521/3 nett.
Runners-up were Gavin Milne, Rob Smith and N. Holmes with 54-5/6 nett, followed in the rundown on count back by Matt Bluck, Matty Bower and A. Hermans on 54-5/6; Rod Wecker, Kenny Todd and B. Fraser on 55; Chris Doblo, Andrew Colborne and B. Ryan on 55-5/6.
Prizes were awarded down to 12th place and nearest-the-pins went to Rod Wecker on hole 2, Wayne Handley on 9, Elspeth Scotford on 13, Tim Fleetwood on 16, and Brian Smith on 18.
On Saturday, one of the club’s youngest men’s players Matt Bluck took out the win on Saturday’s stableford.
The 16-year-old narrowly scraped in on count back from club captain Gavin Milne on 40 points to take the title.
The rundown was also very close with Keith Campbell and Neil Cawthorne on 39 points, Trevor Paroz on 38, and Andy Pearson, Ross Richards, Tony Woolridge and Ross Meade all carding 36.
Brenda Cowan was the lady’s winner on the day with 35 points.
Nearest-the-pins went to Ross Meade on hole 2, Ross Richards on 9, Jim Cochrane on 13, and Ross Meade again on 16.
The two shot club was not won and the $44.80 in kitty will jackpot to this Saturday.
The first and second rounds of the 2013 Proserpine Golf Club championships will be held this weekend with tee times to suit individuals, but registration must be pre-registered at the pro shop to ensure inclusion in the championships.
The third and fourth rounds will be held the following weekend, with no seeding taking place until the fourth round on Sunday week.
Thursday players will compete in a normal stroke event over both 9 and 18-hole competitions.
Last Wednesday perfect weather drew 21 ladies out to play for Anna Winterbourn and Tiina Randmae’s trophy day.
Norwegian golf was the name of the game which required players to throw with their arm, one shot per hole.
Proserpine golf ladies representative Jenny Hounsell said with much laughter many of the ladies soon realised how long it had been since they had thrown a ball.
Tina Badenhorst played, and threw, a fine game to be the 18 hole winner on the day with Heather Luvis and Marnie Win close behind.
The front nine winner was Jenny Hounsell while Jan Shuwalow was the back nine winner.
Nearest-the-pin winners were Mandy Paterson on hole 1, Gus Hermans on hole 8, Heather Luvis on hole 10 and Lyn Muller on hole 18.
The next trophy day is being sponsored by Marlene Gray and will be on Wednesday, July 10.
Rounds one and two of the ladies’ club championships will be held from June 26-29, with the final round on July 3.
The Home Hill women’s open will be held on Friday, July 5, for those interested.
On Sunday, the Dawnbusters played the back nine for the first time in a number of weeks.
The winner was Beryl Norsworthy 60-47 ahead of runner-up Tim McBride 49-50 and Paul Grace in third on 57-50.
Nearest-the-pin on hole 13 was Tom Fleming and Maurie Moody again won the Bradman's Award. The Dawnies will be playing the back nine again on Sunday, June 30.
All players are to tee off on number 10 as a result of the club championships.
STRONG PERFORMANCE: 91-year-old George Gnezdiloff hits his way to a big win in Thursday’s competition at Proserpine Golf Club.