Great turn-out for stroke event
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.