Temby takes first win as Whit­sun­day golfers re­turn to course

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

GOLF: Af­ter a very long break from golf due to rain and Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Deb­bie, a small group of Whit­sun­day golfers played their first com­pe­ti­tion last Sun­day, the Air­lie Panel and Paint and Mas­ter Butch­ers Whit­sun­day May Monthly Medals.

Al­though rain and driz­zle en­veloped the Air­lie Beach area, Proser­pine was dry and sunny, with blus­tery winds later in the morn­ing.

A-grade’s Wayne Temby proved that wind was no de­ter­rent to good scor­ing but most play­ers were well be­hind his win­ning score of 71 net.

Scotty Wardroper was the run­ner-up on net 75.

In men’s B-grade Ian Giles pipped the com­pe­ti­tion with net 73, to hold off run­ner-up Mark McDougall on net 74.

In the ladies’ com­pe­ti­tion Penny Wardroper held on with a net 77 on a count back from run­ner-up Pauline Red­path.

The long­est drives went to (1–39 hand­i­cap) Pauline Red­path and (40+ hand­i­cap) Tessa Aitken.

Next week will be the de­ferred April Monthly Medal and least putts.

Play­ing the front nine twice gave ev­ery­one the chance to cor­rect mis­takes made the first time around and have a sec­ond go at the NTPs and long­est drive.

Not many play­ers did that well, with Wayne Temby and Wilf Her­weg the only win­ners of NTPs. Wayne took his on the ninth with his sec­ond shot into the hole for a birdie. Wilf played a lovely sec­ond shot onto the sec­ond green.

Three play­ers qual­i­fied for the least putts for the day – Rod Wecker, Scotty Wardroper and Wayne Temby – and a “roll off” was held where each con­tender had to roll a golf ball along a ta­ble sur­face to a pil­lar, the win­ner be­ing Wayne Temby, who was also awarded the Guz­zler’s Cup for the month by the same method.

CHAMPS: Mark McDougall (r/up B-grade), Ian Giles (win­ner B-grade), Wayne Temby (win­ner A-grade), Penny Wardroper (ladies’ win­ner), Scotty Wardroper (r/up B-grade) and Pauline Red­path (ladies’ r/up) all put in solid rounds for Whit­sun­day Golf.

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