Turkey triumph for local duo
Celebrating their annual Turkey Day to wind up the year’s competitions, 76 members turned out on Saturday for a two-person ambrose event, with men who were game enough to wear ladies’ clothes getting a four stroke advantage. This worked well for Jake Nurse and Meg Lyons, with the former’s annual female attire proving particularly eye-catching, as the duo carded 58.5 for the day. The runners-up were Nick Langevad and Western Moss (58.75), followed by Rob and Shelli Stanley (59), Ann Gardel and Kevin Campbell (59.25) and Paul and Kaylem Douthwaite (59.75).
Nearest-the-pins went to Kane Nusteling (no. 9), Kevin Beatts (13) and Mark Richards (16) while the longest drives went to Trish McNeill (ladies) and Andrew Colborne (men).
After the game, the club held its annual presentations with the honour board event for three grades in men’s graded match play going to Rob Stanley (A-grade), Nick Watson (B) and Warren Deighton (C) – who also won a shirt to commemorate his recent hole-in-one.
The winner of the men’s handicap match play was Jake Nurse, whose name will go onto the honour board. The runner-up was Ross McNeill while the winner of the Medal of Medallists went to Pascal Neunreuther, who also claimed the C-grade title.
The A-grade title went to Rob Stanley while Ross McNeill claimed the B-grade prize. The men’s golfer of the year was Rob Stanley and the men’s order of merit title went to Troy Smith, with Rob Stanley and Ross McNeill finishing second and third respectively.
Meanwhile, Thursday players competed in a threeway event with the Albert Pini Trophy over the front nine going to Mark Thompson (24).
In conjunction with this was a three-ball best ball stableford event over 18-holes, won by Brendan Meharry, Mark Thompson and Rob Webb (53).
The runners-up title went to Peter Fox, Trevor Paroz and Jim Cochrane, who beat out Warren Deighton, Paul Joice and Vic Feldman (52).
Craig and Nick Langevad and Western Moss (52), John Roser, Mike George and Kevin Campbell, Ron Thynee, Bill Jesser and Ron Edkins (49), Rod Wecker, Lance Lloyd and Rob Stanley and Peter Stone, Troy Hayes and Adam Tester (48) and Michael Cragg, John Dodds and Josh Tarver (47) comprising the ball rundown.
The nine-hole competition on the back nine went to Warren Deighton, who beat runner-up Rob Webb on a countback with 24. Josh Tarver, Craig Langevad, Tony Woolridge (23) and Trevor Paroz (22) not far behind. Nearestthe-pins went to Michael Cragg (2), Mick Burrows (9), Warren Deighton (13) and Rob Stanley (16).
This week Saturday players will contest the Hotel Metropole Monthly Stableford while Thursday’s field fights for a stableford event in two divisions over 18-holes as well as a nine-hole competition.
The Dawnies played the back nine on Sunday at the Proserpine Golf Club, with John Anderson prevailing with a round of 48/37. Anderson won after a chip-off with Beryl Nosworthy while Vic Feldman (44/38) finished third.
No-one claimed the nearestthe-pin flag on 13 while Mick Burrows had the best effort on 16.
Troy Hayes won the snake putter competition and Tony Sellwood had the least number of putts (12).
Barry Mount claimed the bradman award on the day.