Fancy dress for Turkey Day
A NUMBER of the male players took advantage of the annual Turkey Day rules to turn up dressed as ladies, thereby letting them hit off from the ladies tees.
It was a good move for the day’s runner-up “Jackie” Nurse, who finished among the winners.
Forty-three men and six ladies competed in wonderful conditions in a versus par event, with the winner on the day being Paul Lennon who came in with a score of +5.
“Jackie” Nurse carded a +3 to take out the runnerup, ahead on count back from Michael Kavanagh and John Heron, also scoring +3s.
The rest of the rundown comprised David Smith on +2, Nick Watson (who also wore drag), Steve New and Gavin Kerwand all +1, with Greg Walker squaring the card.
Trish McNeill took out the ladies comp with an all square, ahead of runner-up Jacqui Wall on –1.
Nearest-the-pins went to Stuart Win on hole 2, Michael Kavanagh on 9, Gavin Milne on 13, and Paul Lennon on 16.
There was no winner in the two-shot club which jackpots to next week.
Thursday was a rosy day for John Roser who took out the 18-hole stroke comp on Thursday with a fine 62, three ahead of runner-up John Dodds on 65.
With 56 players competing, the 18-hole rundown included Peter Scrivens on 67, Wayne Temby 69 and John Grosskreutz 70.
Albert Pini and Ross Meade were next on 71 with Ernie Holstein and Les Bradford coming in with 72, ahead on count back from five others.
The 9-hole comp was won by Al Greedy with a nett 26, ahead of runner-up Kelvin Stephens on 27.
The rest of the rundown comprised John Roser and Peter Scrivens on 28, Darren Jones and George Gnezdiloff on 30, John Dodds 31, Dave Rumble 32, with Tom Fleming ahead on count back from four others with a 33.
Nearest-the-pins went to Darren Jones on hole 2, Tony Woolridge on 9, Steve Mitchell on 13 and Allan Scott on 16.
Saturday will see players competing over 18-holes stableford for the monthly Hotel Metropole comp, with tee times to suit individually from 6.30am onwards.
Thursday players will also be competing in a stableford event over both 9 and 18-holes, also with individual tee times to suit, but please register with the pro shop to ensure smooth play on both days.
On Sunday the Dawnies played the back 9 and after a three way chip off the winner was John Anderson with a 50/42.
The runner-up was Mick Burrows on 42/42 and third was Vic Feldman on 46/42.
Nearest-the-pin went to Tony Sellwood on 13 and Tom Fleming on 16.
The snake putter on the day was Suzie Leo and least number of putts was Paul Grace with 14.
The Bradman’s went to Arren Evans with 62/53.
On Sunday the Dawnies will be playing the front 9 and they will be still playing every Sunday morning through the holidays.
TURKEY DAY: ‘ Pauline’ Douthwaite (left) and ‘Jackie’ Nurse (right) got into fancy dress for Turkey Day on Saturday, while Meg Ryan came in her Christmas best for a fun day out on the Proserpine Golf Course.