Perfect conditions for monthly medal
GOLF: Twenty-eight Whitsunday players competed in the Airlie Panel and Paint July Monthly Medal on Sunday.
Despite a fairly cool start to the morning, the weather eventually warmed into a perfect Whitsunday winter’s day.
There was good scoring but a dearth of nearest-the-pin shots.
Two players seemed to vie for the “dummy spit” of the day.
One player pounded the ground with his club while the other connected with a cart after flinging his club.
Leanne Abernethy had a cracking 40m chip in on the 17th and Mark McDougall took out the longest putt.
In men’s A-grade, Ron Jamieson played well, taking out the win on net 69.
Geoff Harrison came in second on net 71.
The best gross score went to Ross Richards, while Lew Tuck had the longest drive.
In men’s B-grade, Mark McDougall came in first on net 72 and Reg Kercher was close behind on a countback.
Best gross score went to Kevin Mills and Mark Winter took out the longest drive.
Robyn Mills played impressively, coming in first for the ladies on net 72.
Beryl Miller also played well and came in just behind on net 74.
Anna Winterbourn took out the best gross score.
The longest drive with a 139 handicap went to Tiina Randmae.
Tessa Aitken had a 40+ handicap.
Nearest to pins were all in but were in very short supply on the day
Second shot on the ninth was Lew Tuck.
First shot on the 13th was Tiina Randmae.
In the men’s, second shot on the second was Ron Jamieson.
Lew Luck had first shot on the 16th.
Longest putt on the seventh went to Mark McDougall.
The WFX Encouragement Award went to the lucky Vicky Tuck.
Ms Tuck had played her first competition game with the club.
Next week is the club stableford championship.
The golf course will be closed on Sunday, July 17, for the PGC’s foursomes championships.
Due to pennants play, Sunday, July 24, is an away day for WGC to Halliday Bay.
LASTING THE COURSE: Steve Hickey playing golf on a cool Saturday morning.