Cochrane claims monthly medal
SATURDAY’S Airlie Beach Hotel monthly medal saw local Scotsman Jimmy Cochrane take out the overall honours with a fine 70 nett, shot on a day which saw some difficult conditions due to the continuing wet.
The conditions limited the field to only 44 players, with many pulling out of the comp due to the wet, blustery weather.
Unlucky on the day was Michael Kavanagh who, due to the wet conditions decided not to bring his brand new set of clubs, replacing them with his old set, which cost him the title on count back from Cochrane, also hitting 70.
But this still gave him the B grade honours for the day, three ahead of runner-up Richard McGrath on 73.
It was a close fought tussle for the A graders, with club captain Gavin Milne eventually winning on count back from Larry Muller, both on 72 nett.
Runner-up to Jim in C grade was John Roser on 71 nett.
It was a Muller family double on the day with Larry’s wife Lyn taking out the ladies comp.
The rundown comprised Peter Fox on 72, Ken Muller and Gary Scotford on 73, with Mark Nicol, Peter Smith and Jake Lindemanis all carding 74.
Nearest-the-pins went to Gary Scotford on hole 2, David Fry on 9, Gavin Milne on 13, and Colin St John on 16.
The two shot club, which had jackpotted from three weeks ago when last played for and deferred because of the club championships over the past two weekends, was taken out by Jake Nurse who got birdies on 13 and 16, and Gavin Milne who birdied 13.
In howling and occasional wet conditions on Thursday, Ron Little beat the weather to take out both the 9-hole and 18hole stroke competitions with 31 and 66 respectively.
With only 28 players braving the conditions, runner-up in the ninehole comp was Kym Hill with 35, taking out the prize on count back from Michael Ward, Vic Feldman and Jake Lindemanis.
The rest of the countdown comprised Lew Tuck and Warren Deighton on 36.
Runner-up in the 18hole comp was Peter Browning with a 69, head- ing the rundown comprising Jake Lindemanis and Lew Tuck on 70, Lance Lloyd on 71, and Dave Thomas and Steve Mitchell on 73.
Nearest-the-pins went to Kym Hill on hole 2, Lew Tuck on 9, John Dodds on 13, and Dave Thomas on l6.
Saturday players will be playing for a meal voucher in the Hotel Metropole monthly stableford comp over 18-holes this week, while Thursday players will compete in a stableford event over both nine and 18-holes.
Tee times are available to suit individual player needs, but players are asked to register at the pro shop to ensure smooth play.
The annual Ugly Ducklings Day is coming up in two weeks, and this yearly event is sure to attract a good field for the great range of prizes on offer.
GOLF CHAMPIONS: Club captain Gavin Milne and Michael Kavanagh were the monthly medal winners at the Proserpine Golf Club on Saturday.