Putting struggles for Whitsunday golfers
WHITSUNDAY golfers played the September Airlie Panel and Paint Monthly Medal stroke competition last Sunday.
Putting was the issue for a number of players, with the greens proving especially difficult at the weekend.
Ernie Holstein resurrected his game after an unlucky start which saw him tangled with trees on more than one occasion to salvage his game with a stunning eagle’s nest drive on no. 16.
The ball landed within a metre of the pin to earn him a box of golf balls.
Mick Caton was the men’s A-grade winner on 68 followed by Rod Wecker (71).
Ross Richards enjoyed a solid outing to finish with both the best gross score and longest drive.
The men’s B-grade winner was David Hoy (72), just one clear of Mark Winter (73).
Reg Kercher smacked the longest drive while Mark Nicole had the best gross score.
Linda Wardroper bested the ladies to finish with a round of 68.
The runner-up on the day was Tessa Aitken (69), while Anna Winterbourn won both the best gross score and the longest drive.
Rob McFarlane (no. 9), Scotty Wardroper (13), Mal Carter (2), Ernie Holstein (16), Jacqui Wall (16), Linda Wardroper (2) and Penny Wardroper (16) claimed nearest-the-pins.
This weekend Whitsunday golfers will travel to Magnetic Island.
Players are urged to be at the Reef Gateway Hotel at 10.30am on Friday.
GRINNERS: Ian Giles, Tessa Aitken, Mick Caton and Mark Winter had a good run at golf on Sunday.
HEY HOLLYWOOD: Ernie Holstein hit the eagles nest on the 16th hole.