Open­ing shot of the sea­son

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

THE 2014 golf sea­son will of­fi­cially start on Satur­day when club pa­tron Bill Woods tees off the first ball for his pa­tron’s day at 11.30am.

A time sheet will op­er­ate for all play­ers who wish to com­mence play­ing be­fore 10am, but all other play­ers are asked to ar­rive for an 11.30am shot­gun start af­ter Woods hits the cer­e­mo­nial start ball.

For­mat for the day is a 4BBB med­ley stable­ford and there will be a sausage siz­zle af­ter the game.

Please come along and join in the club’s of­fi­cial open­ing day, as a good crowd will en­sure a suc­cess­ful day.

The Air­lie Beach Ho­tel over­all monthly medal was won by Gavin Noo­nan who fielded a very re­spectable nett 66 to take the win on Satur­day. Com­pet­ing in a great field of 73 play­ers (60 men and 13 ladies), Noo­nan also took out the B grade medal, three ahead of B grade run­ner-up Barry Mor­timer on 69 nett.

A grade was won by Matt Gold­man with 70 nett, only two ahead of run­ner-up Paul Douth­waite who came in with a nett 72.

C grade honours went to club ju­nior Matty Bower with a fine 68 nett, ahead of run­ner-up Dave Gates only one be­hind on 69.

Ladies win­ner on the day was Meg Lyons who came in with a nett 72, with run­ner-up Elspeth Scott card­ing a nett 77.

The men’s run­down in­cluded Kevin Duffy, Stu­art Win and Mick Dibben all on 69, Michael Cragg 70, with Steve Knight, Scott Wardroper, Ross Meade and Kelvin Stephens all com­ing in with 71.

In the ladies run­down were Tr­ish McNeill on 77 and Tina Baden­horst with 79.

Near­est-the-pins went to Lance Lloyd on hole 2, Gavin Noo­nan on num­ber 9 (mens) and Tr­ish McNeill (ladies), Shane Cooke on 13, and Andrew Col­borne on 16.

The two shot club was shared four ways with Larry Muller and Gavin Noo­nan birdy­ing on num­ber 9, and Shane Cooke and Mick Bur­rows on 13.

Last Thurs­day play­ers turned out in good num­bers, with 53 com­pet­ing in a ver­sus par com­pe­ti­tion, which was the first play for two weeks due to the re­cent rain and course clo­sures, and the scores showed it.

In the 18-hole sec­tion, the win­ner for di­vi­sion 1 (0-18 hand­i­cap) was Steve Mitchell with a +3, two ahead of run­ner-up Perri Simp­son with a +1.

The run­down in­cluded John Grosskreutz also on +1, Michael Ward and Andrew Col­borne on all square, with Ross Meade and Michael Cragg win­ning on count­back from one other with –1 each.

Di­vi­sion 2 (19+ hand­i­caps) was a very close con­test, even­tu­ally won by Andrew Pear­son who was square with card, win­ning on count­back from run­ner-up Peter Krause also all square.

The run­down com­prised Peter Brown­ing and Tom Flem­ing on –1, with Mark Ni­col, John Heron and Dave Thomas win­ning on count­back from one other with –3.

The 9-hole com­pe­ti­tion went to Kym Hill with +2, win­ning on count­back from run­ner-up Justin But­ler, ahead of Peter Brown­ing, Andrew Col­borne and Peter Krause all on +2 as well.

The rest of the run­down in­cluded Michael Cragg and Perri Simp­son win­ning on count­back from five oth­ers on +1.

Near­est-the-pins went to Perri Simp­son on num­ber 2, Jake Nurse on 9, Pas­cal Ne­un­reuther on 13, and John Grosskreutz on 16.

LADIES

A to­tal of 21 ladies played in the Tr­ish McNeill monthly medal which is a stroke game, also count­ing putts.

In first place was Tina Baden­horst with a nett score of 78, fol­lowed by Jenny Houn­sell with a nett score of 81 on a count back from third place Lisa Ro­gatski with a nett score of 81.

The rest of the run­down con­sisted of fourth Anna Win­ter­bourn, fifth Mandy Pat­ter­son and sixth Ti­ina Rand­mae.

The least putts this month was Beryl Nos­wor­thy on 30, and she also had a great chip in to help keep her putts down.

Near­est-the-pin win­ners for the week were Beryl Miller on hole 16, Lisa Ro­datski on 18, Heather Lu­vis on num­ber 10 and Jenny Houn­sell on hole 2.

DAWNBUSTERS

The dawnies played on Sun­day, af­ter a long lay off due to the weather. Chris Hen­der­son came in the win­ner on the day with 45/40.

Sec­ond was Bob Slater with 54/41, and third was Al Scott with 53/42.

Near­est-the-pin on 13 with a nice shot was Tony Sell­wood and sec­ond shot on 16 was Tom Flem­ing.

The snake put­ter was Bruce Upchurch and Mick Bur­rows had least amount of putts with 11. Fi­nally at the end of the tail came Tom Flem­ing with the Brad­man’s with 48/49.

Satur­day will be pa­tron’s day and Thurs­day play­ers will com­pete in a stroke event in two di­vi­sions over 18-holes and also a 9-hole comp.

Tee times are avail­able to suit in­di­vid­ual play­ers from 6.30am on­wards, but please book with the pro shop to en­sure smooth play.

GOOD DAY: Tr­ish McNeill with Tina Baden­horst who won the Tr­ish McNeill monthly medal stroke event at the Proser­pine Golf Club on the weekend.

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