Strong golfing performance
GOLF: A strong field of 33 Whitsunday golfers played the Airlie Panel and Paint/Master Butchers Whitsunday October Monthly Medal and the first round of the club championships.
A-Grade wins were shared around while Mark McDougall dominated Bgrade, not by winning but by taking out the best gross, longest drive and an NTP.
The longest drive earned him the “Eagle’s Nest” for being within one metre of the pin which means he took home a box of balls.
Jacqui Wall had a win in the ladies competition, including the Guzzlers’ Cup which is drawn from the MM winners on the day.
Joanne Moynihan’s new clubs earned her the longest drive. The second round will be played on November 5 alongside the November Monthly Medal.
Ross Richards took out fewest putts with an impressive 22.
Men’s A Grade proved to be a competitive challenge with Scotty Wardroper winning on 67 nett and Ross Richards trailing as runner up on 69 nett.
Rod Wecker managed the best gross score and Geoff Harrison hit the longest drive. There was only one stroke in it for the B Grade competition with Mark Winter on 73 nett to Reg Kercher on 74 nett.
Mark McDougall also did well, achieving the best gross score and the longest drive.
Among the lady golfers, Jacqui Wall convincingly won on 66 nett and Pam Casey was runner up on 72 nett. Anna Winterbourn got the best gross score and the longest drive. Next week will be a bye as the Proserpine Golf Course is closed for the Golf North Queensland Ladies’ Open. October 13-16 is the annual trip to Magnetic Island.
Johnathan Thurston will miss this year’s World Cup, but the Australian side has many options to cover him, including Melbourne’s Cameron Munster (inset).