Prossie juniors thrive on golf course
TEAMS from Rowes Bay (Townsville), Ayr and Mackay took on the best young golfing talent in the region at the weekend for the North Queensland Junior Pennants.
The two-day competition saw plenty of wind challenge the young competitors, but overall it proved an impressive round of play.
“They had to handle the blustery, dry conditions and by lunchtime Sunday all had had a great time. All games were played in great spirit,” co-ordinator former Golf North Queensland president Bob Platt said.
Rowes Bay won all three of its matches to prevail overall.
Platty’s Proserpine Pirates played well above all expectations to finish second ahead of Mackay and Ayr, much to the delight of Platt.
“The local kids played exceptionally well, well above standard,” Platt said.
“We expected them to come stone motherless last but all five players were great.”
Matt Bluck won all of his matches while Liam Pirlow played 18-holes for the first time and was commended for his excellent conduct.
FOCUS: 17-year-old Matt Bluck at the Proserpine Golf Course on Saturday morning.
GOING LONG: Koralie Key takes a swing on Saturday morning at the Proserpine Golf Course.