Monthly Medal win for Nurse
THE SECOND last Airlie Beach Hotel Monthly Medal for 2014 has been won by Proserpine Golf Club stalwart Jake Nurse.
The B-grade player carded a nett score of 65 to finish two clear of the overall and B-grade runner-up Peter Stone (67) and the rest of the 50-deep field.
Matt Goldman (72) was the Agrade winner ahead of Paul Douthwaite (74), while the C-grade title went to Jim Cochrane (68), just one clear of Steve Barry (69).
The ladies’ winner on the day was Elspeth Scotford with 76.
In the ball rundown were Gary Scotford (68), Shane Cooke, Perri Simpson, Trevor Paroz, Barry Mortimer (69), Wayne Fitzgerald (70), Rod Wecker, Rob Wilson, Vic Feldman and Mick Dibben (71).
Nearest-the-pins went to Rob Stanley (no. 2), Matt Bower, Elspeth Scotford (9), Perri Simpson (13) and Kelvin Stephens (16).
The two-shot club was split threeways with Dave Bower and Rob Stanley both birdying no. 9 while Perri Simpson birdied 16.
Meanwhile, the club’s record holder for the most strokes in an 18-hole round Dave Thomas blitzed the field on Thursday to take out division two of the stableford with 41.
Peter Krause was second on a countback from Thomas, also carding 41 while the division one title went to Michael Cragg (42), threepoints ahead of Mark Thompson (39).
The division one rundown comprised David O’Connor (38), Pascal Neunreuther, Michael Ward (37), Perri Simpson, John Grosskreutz (36) and Lance Lloyd (37).
In division two were Jim Cochrane (40), Russell Reardon (39), Albert Pini (38), Ernie Holstein, Brad Bowring and Steve Mitchell (37).
The nine-hole competition was won by Peter Krause with 23-points, ahead of Michael Cragg on a countback from Dave Thomas, Mark Thompson, Albert Pini, John Grosskreutz and Steve Barry (21).
Nearest-the-pins went to Darren Jones (no. 2), Dave Thomas (9), Josh Bleys (13) and Rod Wecker (16).
Saturday players will be playing an unusual fixture this weekend, with a Russian Medley planned.
In this game, pairs of players multiply their stableford scores on each hole.
Pairs can be any combination of sexes and the club encourages players to get your partner ready for a different day of golf.
Thursday players will contest a versus par event in two divisions over 18-holes, as well as a nine-hole competition.
Tee times on both days are available to suit from 7.30am.
Last Sunday the Dawnies played the front nine for their monthly mug competition.
Ernie Holstein was the winner with 50/45, ahead of Tom Fleming (44/49) and Vic Feldman (44/50).
Nearest-the-pins went to Fleming (no. 2) and Chris Henderson (9) while Al Greedy claimed the snake putter.
Bruce Upchurch finished with the least number of putts (12) while the Bradman was Don Schuring (62/57).
This Sunday the Dawnies will play the back nine.
MONTHLY MEDAL: C-grade monthly medal winner Jim Cochrane (centre) with rundown winners Trevor Paroz (left) and Shane Cooke (right) after Saturday’s play.