Opening shot of the season
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.
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.
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.