For­tune favours the brave golfer

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


IT WAS a brave group of golfers who took the course on Satur­day morn­ing un­der heavy skies.

A to­tal of 32 men and two ladies fought on for a late start, and they were aptly re­warded, with the clouds lift­ing and sub­se­quently mak­ing for an ex­cel­lent af­ter­noon.

Rob Wil­son made the most of it by win­ning the 18hole sta­ble­ford event, card­ing 43-points as the men’s cham­pion.

Jim Cochrane (41), Jake Nurse (40), Steve Knight, Michael Cragg (39), Ken Muller, Kevin Duffy and Gary Scot­ford (38) com­prised the ball run­down.

Meg Lyons was the ladies win­ner with 36.

Near­est-the-pins went to Jake Nurse (no. 2), Rod Wecker (no. 9 and 13) and Larry Muller (16).

Late last week a to­tal of 44 play­ers com­peted in a stroke event, with the 18hole di­vi­sion 1 ti­tle go­ing to Steve Barry on a count­back from Peter Stone (69).

Di­vi­sion 2 went to Rus­sell Rear­don (67), four ahead of runner-up Peter Lewis (71).

The rest of the run­down com­prised Al­bert Pini, Neil Ustick (74), John Roser, John Dodds and Tim McBride (75).

Rus­sell Rear­don also claimed the nine-hole sec­tion, net­ting 33 to fin­ish half-a-point ahead of Kerry Hall.

The run­down com­prised of Mark Thomp­son (34), Peter Stone (34.5), Trevor Paroz, Peter Krause (35) and Scott Wardroper (35.5).

Near­est-the-pins went to Troy Smith (no. 2), Gavin Ker­wand (no. 9), Al­bert Pini (13) and Peter Lewis (16).

On Satur­day play­ers will con­test the monthly Ho­tel Metropole Sta­ble­ford event, while Thurs­day play­ers will com­pete in two di­vi­sions over 18-holes as well as a nine-hole sta­ble­ford com­pe­ti­tion.


Last Sun­day turned out to be a glo­ri­ous day for golfers, with the Dawnies play­ing the back nine.

Barry Macken­zie was the win­ner on the day with 55/ 44, while Chris Hen­der­son 44/46 and John An­der­son 52/49 fin­ished sec­ond and third re­spec­tively.

Bruce Upchurch and Al Ford won near­est-the-pins on 13 and 16, while Al Greedy was the snake put­ter.

The least amount of putts went to Chris Hen­der­son with 15 while Jill Ford was the brad­man win­ner.

This Sun­day the Dawnies will con­test the front nine.


The Tiger Woods Sta­ble­ford last week saw Mandy Pat­ter­son and Jan Shuwalow tie with Jac­qui Wall and Tessa Aitken (52-points).

Viv Demar­tini and Lyn Muller fin­ished be­hind with 41, while Ti­ina Rand­mae and Kath Borer rounded out the top three (40) as just 14 ladies con­tested the event which was ham­pered by rain.

Jac­qui Wall and Jan Shuwalow claimed chip-ins on (17 and 18), while the near­est-the-pins went to Tessa Aitken and Lyn Muller (18 and 4).

Au­gust 27 will see the ladies con­test a ver­sus par game, fol­lowed by the McNeill Build­ing Monthly Medal on Septem­ber 3.

The club would also like to wish good luck to those mem­bers trav­el­ling to Sa­rina for their ladies open.

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