Dobson leads home monthly medal field
A LIMITED field of 38 players turned out for Saturday’s Hotel Metropole stableford monthly event due to a late start because of the 2013 Proserpine Junior Open.
But this didn’t stop some very good scores, led by Wade Dobson who came in the winner with a great 46 stableford points.
Runner-up was Mark Conen on 43 followed by John Dodds on 40, Stuart Win on 38, Pascal Neunreuther with 37, and A grader Mick Leo back after a two year absence with 36.
Nearest-the-pins went to Lloyd Kingston on hole 2, Pascal Neunreuther on 9, Mark Conen on 13, and Gary Scotford on 16.
The ladies competition on the day was won by Wendy Bradley with 31 points.
91-year-golfer old George Gnezdiloff once again took out Thursday’s 9-hole stableford competition and only just missed out on the 18hole double, losing on countback.
He came in with 25 points to win the 9-hole section of the comp, ahead of Karl Gottschalk on 24.
Next closest were Benn Ryan and Warren Deighton on 23 and J McCall and Gary Kaden on 22.
Gnezdiloff was pipped in the 18hole section of the comp by Dave Morris on countback, both coming in with great scores of 42 points.
The rundown was Karl Gottschalk and Warren Deighton on 40, John Dodds and Lance Lloyd on 39, Les Bradford 38, and Albert Pini beating one other on countback with 37.
Nearest-the-pins went to Dave Gates on hole 2, Pascal Neunreuth- er on 9, Wayne Temby on 13, and Michael Ward on 16.
This Saturday will see the annual running of the Proserpine leg of the nationwide Holden Scramble, an 18-hole ambrose event competed for by groups of four golfers each.
Registration is from 10am upstairs with a shotgun start at 11am.
Thursday players will compete in a stroke event over both 9 and 18holes with tee times to suit individually.
Some great scores were posted last week in the stableford event held for Marnie Win’s trophy day.
Bernice Petersen was in fine form, coming in with 43 points to take home first prize.
Anna Winterbourn was second with 42 points and Tiina Randmae was third on 37 points, on a count back from Mary Taylor.
Nearest-the-pin winners for last week were Jacqui Wall on hole 6, Mandy Paterson on 9, Heather Luvis on 13 and Trish McNeill on 14.
For the ladies, next Wednesday will be a bisque par with the September monthly medal on September 4.
Proserpine Golf Club has a busy weekend ahead with the Holden Scramble on Saturday followed by the Proserpine mixed foursomes on Sunday.
On Sunday the dawnies played the back 9 on another beautiful morning with the winner having to be decided from a 3-way tie on net 50.
It eventually went to Bob Slater with 51/50, from Tim McBride 44/50 and Tom Fleming 48/50.
Nearest-the-pins went to Mick Burrows on 13 and Tom Fleming on 16.
Snake putter was Jill Ford, least number of putts Chris Henderson with 12, and the Bradman’s went to Bruce Upchurch 63/60.
Next week the dawnies will be on the front 9.
AGELESS EFFORT: 91-year-old George Gnezdiloff has done it again taking out Thursday’s 9-hole competition and missing out on countback for the 18-hole title.