Golf cham­pi­ons crowned for 2013

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


MACKAY A grader Calvin Buck­ton is the 2013 Proser­pine Open cham­pion, beat­ing a field of 96 play­ers who com­peted for the pres­ti­gious ti­tle over 27 holes on Sun­day.

The best Proser­pine re­sult in A grade was Trevor Nos­wor­thy who was nett run­nerup to vis­i­tor Ross Byrnes.

The gross run­ner-up was an­other vis­i­tor, Harvey Maritz, with the long­est drive for A grade go­ing to Bar­ney Robin­son.

Proser­pine did a lit­tle bet­ter in A1 grade with lo­cal Dar­ren Jones com­ing in as gross run­ner-up, just be­hind the win­ner Paul Sel­lon.

Nett A1 grade win­ner was Jono Page ahead of run­ner-up, lo­cal Paul Douth­waite, with the long­est drive be­ing taken out by an­other Proser­pine golfer, Chris Doblo.

The B grade gross ti­tle went to Alan Cameron, ahead of lo­cal Troy Smith, with the nett ti­tle go­ing to Rud Smith, Robert Whalen run­ner-up and Alan Cameron win­ning the long­est drive.

In C grade, the gross win­ner was Keith Miller, ahead of run­ner-up Wayne Blank.

Nett Win­ner was Paul Len­non, run­ner-up Adam Stralow, and the long­est drive was won by Keith Camp­bell.

Near­est-the-pins went to Calvin Buck­ton on hole 1, Dar­ren Jones on 9, with Mitch Rolfe tak­ing out 13 and 16.

Club pres­i­dent Ross Meade con­grat­u­lated all or­gan­is­ers and at­ten­dees at the open, pay­ing par­tic­u­lar thanks to club pro­fes­sional Kane Nustel­ing, club cap­tain Gavin Milne, Bob Platt, Jaccy and David Thomas and Ross’ wife Sher­rie.

It was much more of a lo­cal derby in Satur­day’s mixed open with the club cham­pi­onship ti­tle go­ing to Gavin Milne and Tr­ish Mc­Neill who came in with a fine score of 79, four ahead of run­ners-up Greg and Kath Kent.

Again in glo­ri­ous con­di­tions, 90 play­ers con­tested the ma­jor ti­tle event in 45 pair­ings.

For the sec­ond year run­ning, the nett win­ners were Beryl Nos­wor­thy and Tom Flem­ing and the run­ners-up were Mark Ni­col and Beryl Miller, win­ning on count back from Gavin Milne and Tr­ish Mc­Neill, and Kevin and Deon Red­di­cliffe.

Chris Doblo achieved ev­ery golfer’s dream of a hole-in-one on the 16th dur­ing Thurs­day’s comp, keep­ing Dave Thomas out of his third near­est-thepin on this hole in three weeks.

Thomas had the wind taken out of his sails with his drive only a cou­ple of feet from the hole, think­ing he had won as the pin marker was on the side of the green, only to find the words in the hole along­side Doblo’s name when he went to write it up.

Thurs­day’s comp saw a good field of 63 play­ers fight it out over both nine and 18holes in a Sta­ble­ford event, with the 18-hole vic­tory go­ing to Ron Lit­tle with a fine 40 points.

Run­ner-up was Tom Flem- ing on count back from Nick Wat­son, both on 39, with the rest of the run­down com­pris­ing Gary Flan­nery 38, Wade Dobson, Dar­ren Jones and Trevor Paroz with 37 each, and Peter Stone bring­ing up the rear on 36, beat­ing two oth­ers on count back.

The nine-hole di­vi­sion of the game was won by Gavin Noo­nan with 25, two ahead of run­ner-up Peter Lewis and Gary Flan­nery with 23 each.

Near­est the pins went to Gavin Noo­nan on hole 2, Si­mon Dob­bins on 9, Rob Rai­teri on 13, and Chris Doblo’s hole-in­one on 16.

Satur­day will see the de­layed run­ning of the Air­lie Beach Ho­tel monthly medal, which had to be put back one week due to the Opens.


On Sun­day the dawnies trav­elled to Bowen to play the monthly mug.

A to­tal of 20 play­ers turned up and it was a great day with no wind which is a bit un­usual for Bowen.

It was a good day for the ladies with Beryl Nos­wor­thy win­ning on a toss from Jill Ford with 47 nett each and third place was Jock An­der­sen with 51/48.

Near­est-the-pins went to Bob, the bus driver, on num­ber 3 and Alan Ford on 6.

No-one was able to claim hole 9. Snake put­ter was Ernie Hol­stein, least num­ber of putts was Mick Bur­rows and the Brad­man’s went to David Ja­cob­sen.

This Sun­day, Au­gust 11 will see the dawnies back on home turf at Proser­pine.

OPEN WIN­NER: Mackay’s Calvin Buck­ton (cen­tre) is the Proser­pine Golf Club’s Open cham­pion, seen here be­ing con­grat­u­lated by club cap­tain Gavin Milne and club pro Kane Nustel­ing.

MIXED WIN­NERS: Mixed open cham­pi­ons for 2013 were Gavin Milne and Tr­ish Mc­Neill (left) seen here with nett win­ners Beryl Nos­wor­thy and Tom Flem­ing (right).

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