Great turn-out for stroke event

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CLUB stal­wart Mick Dibben solved his slice prob­lem to take out the 18-hole stroke event from 41 other play­ers with a great nett score of 60 on Satur­day.

An­other dark horse fea­tured as run­ner-up when Peter Lewis found form to re­turn a good 63.

In the run­down were Steve New with 64, David Fry with 65, Dave Thomas with 68, and Lloyd Kingston, Dean Kercher and John Dodds all card­ing 69.

In the re­vamped ladies comp with prizes now the same as the men’s comp, $50 for the win and $25 for the run­ner-up, Sherri Meade took out first place with a 65 nett, with Paula Wron­ski con­tin­u­ing her fine form of late with a 68.

Near­est-the-pins went to Mick Leo on hole 2, Dave Thomas on hole 9, Paula Wron­ski on 13, and Barry Mortimer on 16.

A to­tal of 53 play­ers vied for the win on Thurs­day’s sta­ble­ford com­pe­ti­tion in ideal golf­ing con­di­tions.

Vic Feld­man took out the 18-hole comp with 45 points, on count back from run­ner-up Al­bert Pini.

Head­ing the run­down was Perri Simpson with 44, with 92-year-old Ge­orge Gnezdiloff still in great form with 42, War­ren Deighton also on 42, with Michael Ward, Bill Woods and Joe Tay­lor all com­ing in with 41.

Near­est-the-pins went to Vic Feld­man on hole 2, Gavin Noo­nan on 9, Tom Flem­ing on 13, and Gary Kaden on 16.

Lo­cal play­ers have a sec­ond chance to qual­ify for the Holden Scram­ble re­gional play-offs with Bowen golf club host­ing its leg of the event this Sun­day.

Regis­tra­tion is from 10am with an 11am shot­gun start and places can be booked by phon­ing the Bowen Golf Club on 4785 1206.

This Satur­day will see the run­ning of the Septem­ber Air­lie Beach Ho­tel monthly medal.

With only three more chances to win a monthly medal and qual­ify for the pres­ti­gious an­nual medal of medals, play­ers are en­cour­aged to turn up for this comp af­ter cast­ing their vote in the fed­eral elec­tion.

Thurs­day play­ers will com­pete in a nor­mal stroke event over both 9 and 18-holes, with tee times on both days to suit in­di­vid­ual play­ers, but please reg­is­ter at the pro shop to en­sure smooth play.


A to­tal of 25 ladies com­peted in Mar­lene Gray’s tro­phy day last week and there were sev­eral great scores achieved.

A sin­gle sta­ble­ford event was held and it was great to see Jac­qui Wall, with 39 points, have her first win in the Wed­nes­day ladies’ com­pe­ti­tion. Run­ner-up was Linda Wardroper with 37 points. Seven ladies came in with 36 points and Ber­nice Pe- tersen edged out Tr­ish Mc­Neill to take 3rd place from Tessa Aitken, Lyn Muller, Mar­lene Gray, Mary Tay­lor and Beryl Miller.

Near­est-the-pin win­ners for the day were Paula Wron­ski on hole 3, Pam Casey on 8, Jenny Houn­sell on 14 and Lyn Muller on 16.

Next Wed­nes­day will be a sin­gle sta­ble­ford fol­lowed by a ver­sus par on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 18.

The Wil­lows Women’s Open is on this Sun­day while the Townsville Open is this Wed­nes­day.


On Sun­day the dawnbusters played their monthly mug with Al Ford be­ing the win­ner on 46/47 from Chris Hen­der­sen on 46/48 and third placeget­ter Mau­rie Moody on 57/49.

Near­est-the-pins went to Vic Feld­man on 13 and Tom Flem­ing on 16 and Bob Slater won the snake put­ters play-off.

Tim McBride had the least num­ber of putts with 14 and the Brad­man’s was Paul Grace with 59/66.

This Sun­day the dawnies will be play­ing on the front 9.

BIG BOYS: 13-year-old Matty Bower held his own on Satur­day when he played in the com­pe­ti­tion against the adults.

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