Temby takes first win as Whitsunday golfers return to course
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.