Muller takes out Medal of Medals
POPULAR member Larry Muller is the 2013 Medal of Medallists with his great win in the finals on Saturday.
With a great score of 64 nett, Muller won the Medal of Medals, the A grade medal for December, plus the overall December medal to qualify him for inclusion in next year’s Medal of Medals final next December.
Larry’s wife, Lyn, took out the ladies event with a nett 75, ahead of runner-up Wendy Bradley one behind on 76.
Runner-up to Muller in A grade was another popular club member, Pascal Neunreuther who came in with a nett 70.
The B grade medal went to Peter Smith on 67, one stroke ahead of runner-up Michael Cragg on 68.
C grade winner was Michael Caton with a 66, beating Scott Wardroper on count back.
In the field of 53 men players and 8 ladies, the rundown comprised Chris Doblo who came in on count back ahead of Nick Lange and Andrew Pearson, all on 71.
Club major sponsor Mark Bell was back in form with a 72, Barry Mortimer was also on 72, with Jim Dowell, David Gates and Kelvin Stephens all carding 73.
Nearest-the-pins went to Mal Carter on hole 2, Larry Muller on 9, Lyn Muller on 13, and Adam Stralow on 16.
The two shot club was shared by Michael Kavanagh who birdied hole 9, and Simon Dobbins who put it down in two on 13.
Runner-up in the Medal of Medals was Peter Smith, with Michael Cragg coming in third place.
In conjunction with the Medal of Medals, the Proserpine Golf Club Golfer of the Year was announced.
Immediate past captain, Gavin Milne who creamed the rest of the field with a massive 71 points.
Other placements in the Golfer of the Year were runner-up Chris Doblo on 37 and a tie for third between Darren Jones and Kelvin Stephens on 33 points.
A field of 57 turned out for the Thursday comp in and the winner of the 18-hole section was Jim Dowell with an extremely good score of 43.
Runner-up was Warren Deighton on 39 points, ahead of the rundown led by Mark Bell 37, Benn Ryan, Albert Pini and Lance Lloyd with 36, Peter Krause and Mal Carter on 35, and Dave Rumble with 34.
The 9-hole comp was won by Andrew Colborne with 24 points, one ahead of runner-up Barrie MacKenzie on 22.
Dave Thomas finished second in the rundown on count back behind Steve New, and ahead of Harry Gellatly, Rob Raiteri, John Dodds and Gary Kaden, all on 21 points.
Nearest-the-pins were Dave Thomas on hole 2, Andrew Colborne on 13, and Michael Cragg on 16.
Saturday will see the annual madcap day when normally staid golfers let their hair down for the annual Turkey Day.
Any man dressed as a lady may play from the red tees and any lady wearing Christmas clothes will receive 3 extra shots.
Players will be competing in a club sponsored 18-hole versus par event, with tee times to suit from 6.30am onwards, but please book at the pro shop to ensure smooth play.
Thursday players will have their normal competition over both 9 and 18-holes, playing a stroke event.
On Sunday the Dawnies played the front 9 with the winner being Ritchie Leo with 49/ 38 ahead of Al Greedy on 51/45 and Tony Sellwood with a 40/46.
Nearest-the-pins on holes 2 and 9 went to Tom Fleming, least number of putts was Mick Burrows and the Bradman’s again went to Don Schrung.
After the game everyone adjourned to the Prince of Wales for the AGM and a feed provided by provedore John Anderson and some assistance from Bruce Upchurch.
The new president is Tom Fleming and the bookkeeper is again Bruce Upchurch.
The provedore for 2014 is again John Anderson.
Former president George Stevenson is now vice-president. The Dawnies will still be playing every Sunday morning weather permitting and next Sunday will be the back 9.
MEDAL OF MEDALS: Club pro Kane Nusteling congratulates the 2013 winner of the Medal of Medals championship, Larry Muller, on his win.
GOLFER OF THE YEAR: Incoming club captain Greg Walker (right) congratulates his outgoing counterpart Gavin Milne on winning the 2013 Golfer of the Year title.