New­comer wins monthly medal

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


A TO­TAL of 52 play­ers braved very windy con­di­tions to play for the Septem­ber Air­lie Beach Ho­tel monthly medal.

The over­all win­ner and C grade win­ner was new­comer Neil Ustick who came in with a fine 65 nett to beat off run­ner-up Bob Platt with a nett 72.

A grade win­ner was Mick Leo with 68, four ahead of run­ner-up Paul Douth­waite on 72.

In B grade, Wade Dobson took out the medal with 70 nett, closely fol­lowed by run­ner-up Trevor Paroz on 71. It was great to see the ladies num­bers im­prov­ing with the new prizes on of­fer, and Heather Lu­vis walked away with the win­ner of $50 with 70 nett, two ahead of Sherri Meade on 72.

The run­down com­prised Al­bert Pini, Kelvin Stephens and Steve Knight on 72, Steve New, Harry Gel­latly and Michael Cragg on 72, with Tony Wool­ridge, The­u­nis Venter and Mick Ka­vanagh all with 74 nett.

Near­est-the-pins went to Steve Knight on hole 2, Jim Cochrane on 9, Mick Leo on 13, and Steve New on16.

The two shot club was shared by Anna Win­ter­bourn and Mick Leo who both birdied hole 13.

Thurs­day play­ers were al­most blown off their feet in more windy con­di­tions, which did not make for a good golf day, but Benn Ryan man­aged some fine scores to win both the 9 and 18hole comps with 29 and 66 strokes re­spec­tively.

Run­ner-up in the 18-hole sec­tion was Neil Ustick on 67, fol­lowed in the run­down by Peter Krause on 68, Joe Tay­lor with 69, Harry Gel­latly and Ron Jamieson both card­ing 70, and Shane Cooke and John Dodds with 71, ahead on count­back from three oth­ers.

The 9-hole comp run­ner-up was Rob Webb with 30 on count­back from Ron Jamieson and Rob Rai­teri, with the rest of the run­down com­pris­ing Harry Smith, Mark Ni­col and John Dodds all on 32, and Mal Carter with 33 on count­back from three oth­ers.

Near­est-the-pins went to Al Greedy on hole 2, Peter Wil­liams on 9, Paul Joice on 13, and Chris Doblo on 16.

As well as win­ning the Proser­pine leg of the Holden Scram­ble, it was Proser­pine play­ers to the fore in the Bowen leg on Sun­day when Chris Doblo, Peter Stone and Gavin Mile (Proser­pine) with Jayson Dowie from Ayr took out the ti­tle with a score of 54.375 points.

They will be go­ing to Par­adise Palms in Cairns on the 13 Oc­to­ber for the re­gional fi­nal.

Time is quickly run­ning out for the month’s free mem­ber­ship of­fer for new mem­bers who will re­ceive Septem­ber’s mem­ber­ship free if join­ing be­fore the end of the month.

With the can­cel­la­tion of the Garth Copp Me­mo­rial day, this Satur­day will be a nor­mal club­spon­sored event.

Thurs­day play­ers will play a sta­ble­ford event over both 9 and 18-holes.

For both days, en­sure you book your tee time with the pro shop to en­sure smooth play.


The ladies Septem­ber monthly medal rounds were held on Wed­nes­day 4 and Satur­day 7 Septem­ber. A to­tal of 26 ladies com­peted for the tro­phy. Windy con­di­tions pre­vailed, how­ever Tr­ish Mc­Neill con­quered with a fine 71nett, to win the Mc­Neill Monthly Medal. Jenny Houn­sell was run­ner-up with 73 nett, Jac­qui Wall was 3rd while Mar­lene Gray, Paula Wron­ski and Tina Baden­horst com­pleted the run­down.

Mar­lene Gray, with a fan­tas­tic 25 putt round, won least putts for the day. Near­est-the-pin win­ners were Mandy Pat­ter­son on hole 6, Tr­ish Mc­Neill on holes 11 and 13 while Paula Wron­ski was suc­cess­ful on hole 16.

Com­ing up, we have a ver­sus par com­pe­ti­tion on the 18 Septem­ber fol­lowed by Reh Hull and Tiny Emer­son’s sta­ble­ford fun day on the 25 Septem­ber.


On Sun­day the dawnies played the front 9 and the win­ner was Tom Flem­ing with 41/45 fol­lowed by Barry McKen­zie on 52/47 and third place went to Tony Sell­wood with 43/51. Near­est-the-pins went to Tom Flem­ing on num­ber 9 and no one was able to claim on num­ber 2. Snake put­ter was Mick Bur­rows and the least num­ber of putts went to Tony Sell­wood. The Brad­mans went to Bob Slater with 56/62. Next week the Dawnies will be play on the back 9 fol­lowed by the usual bar­be­cue break­fast.

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