Golf champions crowned for 2013
PROSERPINE GOLF MENS
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).