WWII vet­eran leads the way to win

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


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.

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