Club championships wrap up thisweekend
PROSERPINE GOLF MENS
SATURDAY and Sunday saw the playing of the first two rounds of the 2013 Proserpine Golf Club championships.
Fifty-seven players competed for the coveted prize in ideal golfing conditions.
The greens staff had the course in immaculate condition, which was appreciated by all the players.
Leading theway at the half-way mark are Rob Stanley (A grade gross) on 143, Gavin Milne (A grade nett) on 141, Matt Goldman (B grade gross and nett) on 162 and 140 respectively, Tony Woolridge (C grade gross) on 177, and Paul Lennon (C grade nett) on 137.
This Saturday and Sunday will see the final two rounds completed, with tee times to suit individual players on Saturday, and official seeding of players for the final round on Sunday.
In conjunction with the championships, players also competed in two rounds of normal club competition over the weekend.
A great turnout of 79 players competed on Saturday with the win going to Shane Cooke who carded a fine 64 nett, three strokes ahead of runner-up Matt Goldman on 67.
The rundown comprised Andrew Colborne, Troy Smith, Rob Stanley and Chris Doblo on 69, Gavin Milne and Paul Lennon on 70, with Steve Abel, Ross Meade, Steve Knight, Ron Jamieson, Scott Wardroper and Larry Muller all carding nett 71.
Nearest-the-pins went to Kelvin Stephens on hole 9, Rod Wecker on 10, Larry Muller on 13 and Shane Cooke on 16.
The next day, Sunday, saw a field of 57 playing in both the championship and club competition.
The winner was Paul Lennon on count back from Paul Douthwaite, both with 68.
In the rundown were Trevor Paroz, Ken Muller and Tony Woolridge on 69, Theunis Venter and Kelvin Stephens on 70, Gavin Milne 71, with Steve Knight, John Roser, Troy Smith, David Fry and Karl Gottschalk all with 72.
Nearest-the-pins went to John Roser on 2, Paul Douthwaite on 9, Stu Win on 13, and John Grosskreutz on 16.
Dave Thomas used his ever-increasing nine hole handicap to eventually take out a win in Thursday’s 9-hole comp, carding a nett 30 to win the event.
Runner-upwas Al Greedy on 32, with the rundown comprising Matt Bluck, Trevor Paroz and Ross Meade on 33, Ernie Holstein 34, with Jake Nurse, Colin St John and Dave Gates all carding 35 nett.
Peter Fox took out the 18-hole competition on count back from Trevor Paroz, both on 66.
In the rundown were Matt Bluck, 67, John Roser, 68, Andrew Colborne and Ross Meade with 69 each, and Ron Jamieson, Rob Stanley and Steve Knight all with 70 nett.
Nearest-the-pins went to Nowra visitor Colin St John on hole 2, Dave Gates on 9, Benny Ryan on 13, and Peter Fox on 16.
Winner of June’s jackpot golf comp was Shane Cooke who carded 43 points to take out the top prize of $142, narrowly defeating Lew Tuck (who won $71) and Rob Stanley ($36.50) both on 42 points.
Also in the prize money were Chris Doblo, whose 41 points won him $22.70, and Matty Bluck who picked up $12.80 for his 40 points.
Jackpot golf continues this month and with the fine weather expected to continue all month, the jackpot should continue to climb to a very rewarding level.
Jackpot golf is open to all-comers (with a GolfLink handicap) and can be played over 18-holes on any day of the week asmany times as you want for a $5 entry fee.
As the club approaches the end of its financial year in October, they are offering a new membership deal of a free three months membership with all new membership fees paid before the annual due date.
This Saturday and Sunday will see the final two rounds to decide the club championships for 2013. All players will be competing in both the championships as well normal club-sponsored games on both days.
Even if not competing in the championships, players are free to turn up on either, or both days for a normal comp.
Saturday will have tee times to suit individual players, but as Sunday will be a seeded event, a set start time of 9.30am will apply, so players need to be there in plenty of time for registration.
Thursday players will be competing in a stableford event over both nine and 18-holes with start times to suit individually.
The first and second rounds of the Ladies’ Club Championships have now been completed.
With fine weather prevailing on both days, the opportunity was there for some great golf.
After the final round on Wednesday, July 3 the grade champions for 2013 will be determined.
Paula Wronski, with a nett of 74, was the trophy winner last week.
Lyn Muller took out 2nd place and Augusta Hermans was 3rd.
Tessa Aitken and Anna Winterbourn completed the rundown. Nearest-thepin winners were Mandy Patterson on hole 5 and Caroline Awdry on hole 10.
A reminder that Friday is the Home Hill Women’s Open and next Wednesday, July 10 is Marlene Gray’s trophy day.
Wednesday, July 17 will be Alison Day’s trophy day and the game will be a tiger stableford.
Sunday was another cold morning when the dawnies took to the back 9.
The winner was regular visitor from New Zealand Jill Ford with 65/48 ahead of runner-up Al Greedy 54/49 and Mick Burrows 43/50.
No-one could claim nearest-the-pin on 13 but Mick Burrows won on 16.
The snake putter was Bill O’Shea who also took out the Bradman’s while Al Greedy won the least number of putts with 14.
This Sunday will be the monthly mug again on the back 9 due to the next round of the club championships.
STRONG PERFORMANCE: 91-yearold George Gnezdiloff hits his way to a big win in Thursday’s competition at Proserpine Golf Club.