Hill scores an eagle on the fourth
IT WAS a very busy day for Whitsunday golfers last Sunday, as 36 players teed off for the March monthly medal stroke competition.
The competition is being played under new divisions with men’s A and B and la- dies A and B grades, and changes have also been made to the nearest-thepins and longest drives.
The greens staff had a huge job to have the course ready after the recent weather. Accuracy was important and the greens tested the best putters all the way.
There was just enough cloud cover to keep playing conditions pleasant and the highlight of the day was an eagle for Kym Hill on the 4th.
He started with a cracking drive using his 3 wood, landed just off the green with his second shot using his 2 hybrid and finished with a chip-in using his 9 iron. There were lots of smiles and dancing on the green at the 19th hole to celebrate.
The winner of men’s A grade was Dean Kercher on nett 65, with Lance Lloyd the runner-up on nett 72.
Ross Richards had the best gross score and the longest drive.
The winner in the men’s B grade was Brad Hammond on nett 67, followed by Don Hope on nett 70.
The best gross score was Mark Winter and the longest drive went to Brad Bowring.
Tiina Randmae won the ladies A grade on nett 79, with Linda Wardroper following on nett 85.
The best gross score went to Anna Winterbourn and the longest drive went to Linda Wardroper. Pauline Redpath won the B grade, followed by Joanne Moynihan
Pauline Redpath had the longest drive. Nearest-thepins went to Ross Richards on the first shot on the 13th. In the men’s A grade, it was Rod Wecker on hole 2, Ross Richards on the ninth and Ernie Holstein on hole 16. Mark Nicol got nearest-thepins on number 16 in B grade and in the ladies A grade, it was Tiina Randmae on the ninth.
Next Sunday there will be a 2-ball ambrose competition.
Each player must use 9 drives each, with tee off at 7.30am.
GOLF CHAMPS: Winner of ladies A grade Tiina Randmae, men's B grade winner Brad Hammond with ladies B grade winner Pauline Redpath at the Whitsunday Golf Club's presentations at the Reef Gateway on Sunday afternoon.
TOP SHOT: Kym Hill was thrilled with his eagle on hole 4.