Record numbers for Holden Scramble
PROSERPINE GOLF MENS
SATURDAY’S annual Crossley Holden Scramble saw a record number of 112 players turn out for the local leg of the nationwide event, equalling the best field ever.
Eight teams from Bowen, two from Moranbah and one from Victoria joined twelve local teams of four players each to fight out for the title in an Ambrose format over 18-holes.
Winners on the day with a remarkable 14 under par off the stick were locals Rod Wecker, Steve Abel, Lloyd Kingston and Lance Lloyd who won with a nett 51.500.
As the event attracted such a large field, the two top teams qualified for the regional finals to be held in either Rockhampton, Townsville or Cairns (yet to be decided), allowing the runners-up from Bowen – Jason Craig, David Lydom, Andrew Menzies and Daniel Windridge with 54.125 nett – to qualify for the regionals.
In third place was another Bowen team – Liam Keller, Ewan Parker, Andy Milosivich and Chris Ahern – who came in with a nett score of 54.750, ahead of fourth placegetters, a local team comprising Troy Smith, Benn Ryan, Rob Smith and Trevor Nosworthy on 56 nett.
The Bradman’s trophy went to Ross Meade’s team of Beryl Miller, Anna Winterbourn and Jacqui Wall who came in with a 64.875 nett.
Nearest-the-pin on hole 13 went to Peter Williams and the longest drive on 7 was won by Paul Douthwaite.
The last leg in the club’s honour board events, the Mixed Foursomes, was fought out on Sunday with 12 teams of two competing over 18-holes.
Gross winners were club captain Gavin Milne and his partner Jenny Hounsell who came in with a gross 80, well ahead of gross runners-up Larry and Lyn Muller on 88.
Nett winners were Gary Kaden and Paula Wronski on 67, two ahead of nett runners-up Trevor Paroz and Caroline Awdry on 69.
Nearest-the-pins went to Paula Wronski on hole 1, Rod Wecker on 13, Mandy Patterson on 16, with noone making the green on 9.
Longest drive for the ladies went to Jenny Hounsell on 4 and Larry Muller for the men on 11.
Following in the footsteps of his playing partner George Gnezdiloff, the club’s self-confessed world’s worst golfer Dave Thomas finally got his 9-hole handicap out far enough to score a win in the Thursday comp 9-hole event.
This is the second time in a row that 91-year-old George has motivated his much younger partner to follow up his win.
Thomas came in with a fine 28 to take the 9-hole section of the comp, only one ahead of runner-up Michael Ward on 29.
The rundown comprised Les Bradford on 30, Peter Stone, Barrie Mackenzie, John Heron and Michael Kavanagh all on 31, and Mal Carter winning on countback from one other on 32.
The main event, the 18-hole comp, went to Jim Dowell who came in with a fine 63 nett, three ahead of runner-up Benn Ryan on 66. George Gnezdiloff just missed out on second place on countback, but pipped three others all with 66 – Lance Lloyd, Les Bradford and Dave Thomas, ahead of John Heron on 67 and Paul Purtill on 68.
Nearest-the-pins went to Gary Kaden on hole 2, Rod Wecker on 9, Chris Doblo on 13, and John Roser on 16.
Things return to normal this week with a club-sponsored stroke event on Saturday, and a Stableford event over both 9 and 18-holes for Thursday players.
Tee times are at player’s discretion, but please book with the pro shop to ensure continuity of play throughout the day.
A fantastic roll up of 26 ladies competed in a 4BBB stroke event that was played last Wednesday for Beryl Miller and Tessa Aitken’s trophy day.
Scores were very close with only 4 points separating the first six teams. Heather Luvis and Lyn Muller were triumphant with 65 points.
Runners-up on 66 points were Margaret Cunningham and Kath Borer.
Penny Wardroper and Bernice Petersen were third with 68 points.
The next three teams completing the rundown, all came in with 69 points. They were Viv Demartini and Tina Badenhorst, Bessie Simpson and Jenny Hounsell and the trophy sponsors for the day, Tessa Aitken and Beryl Miller.
Nearest-the-pin winners for the day were Caroline Awdry and Di Dobbins on hole 1, Suzanne Smith and Mary Taylor on 16 and Heather Luvis and Lyn Muller on 18.
Five ladies travelled to Sarina to compete in their Open last Saturday.
Tina Badenhorst had a great game to win the C grade gross while Jenny Hounsell was the B grade gross runner-up.
Heather Luvis had a great shot to come home with a nearest-to-pin prize.
This Saturday and Wednesday, September 4 will be the McNeill Monthly Medal for September.
The following Wednesday will be a single stableford competition.
On Sunday the Dawnies played the front 9 with Paul Grace coming out in front with 50/48.
Runner-up after a countback was Mark Conan 48/49 and third after a chip off was Al Greedy 55/49.
Nearest-the-pins went to Chris Henderson on hole 2 and Al Ford on 9.
Snake putter was Jill Ford, least number of putts was Al Greedy with 13, and Bob Slater, with a very adventurous round of 61/69 was the Bradman’s winner.
Next Sunday will be the monthly mug on the back 9.
WINNERS: Winners of this year’s Crossley Holden Scramble with sponsors, from left to right: Hayden Hadfield and Ben Hancock from Crossley Holden, club pro Kane Nusteling, players Rod Wecker, Lance Lloyd, Steve Abel, John Crossley (Crossley Holden) and Lloyd Kingston.
MIXED FOURSOMES CHAMPS: Club president Ross Meade (centre) celebrates with the 2013 Mixed Foursomes gross champions Jenny Hounsell and Gavin Milne (right) and nett winners Gary Kaden and Paula Wronski (left).