Junior skills on display
JUNIOR golfers are continuing to show improvement at the Proserpine Golf Club's free golfing clinics on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
About 10 youngsters have been taking to the course to learn the game and there are some very promising young talents among them.
All children are welcome to attend from 3.30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays but there will be no clinic this Friday.
Proserpine player, 15-year-old Matty Bluck soared into a win at Sunday's Club Foursomes when he socked home an eagle on the 10th hole from partner Bob Platt's drive for a magnificent score of two on the hole.
The pair's awesome play gave them the nett winning title for the club's first championship event for the year, with a nett score of 70 and a half.
This was one stroke ahead of runners-up Gary Scotford and Mark Richards.
Gross winners were Lew Tuck and Luchie Gardel with a fine 78 which will see their names go up on the honour board.
Gross runners-up were Rob Stanley and Gavin Milne who were only one point behind the winners on 79.
A great field of 42 turned out for the first Club Championship of the year and with sufficient bridges open on the front nine to allow play, all enjoyed the proper 18 holes for the competition.
Nearest-the-pins went to Adam Stralow on second, Matt Bluck on the 9th, John Grosskreutz on 13th, and Barry Mortimer on the 16th.
It seems most players were saving themselves for the Foursomes on Sunday as only a moderate field of 27 turned out in blustery conditions for the Hotel Metropole Stableford event on Saturday.
Barry Mortimer was the winner on 42 points, one point ahead of club captain Kelvin Stephens on 41.
The run-down included Gary Scotford on 39 points, Matt Bluck on 38 and Graeme Roberts and Bob Platt on 37.
Nearest-the-pins went to David Fry on ninth, Graeme Roberts on 13th and Bob Platt on the 16th. The Two Club didn't go off and will jackpot to this week.
A good field of 48 players turned out in wonderful conditions for the Thursday competition, with Bruce Munro taking the nine-hole Stableford competition with a fine 21 on a count-back from Peter Scrivens.
The run-down included Mal Carter on 20, Matt Goldman and Gary Flannery on 19 and Brad Albertson, Kerry Hall, Barry Mortimer, Luchie Gardel and Andrew Colborne on 18.
In the 18-hole competition, Bernie Malcolm won with a fine score of 39 points followed closely by runner-up Andrew Colborne on 38 who beat Pascal Neunreuther and Peter Krause on a count-back.
Brad Albertson, Chris Doblo, Dave Thomas and Karl Gottschalk all finished on 36.
Nearest-the-pins went to Pascal Neunreuther on 10th, Ernie Holstein on 13th, and Tim McBride on 16th.
The Proserpine Golf Club Championships will start this Saturday with the first round of the 72-hole event followed by round 2 on Sunday.
The following weekend the final two rounds will be battled out to determine the club champions for 2012.
Payment of the full $50 entry fee covering all four rounds has to be made up front, with sign-up time sheets available in the Pro Shop, so get in early to book your tee-off time
Normal Thursday club will be on this week with a stroke event over both nine and 18-holes.
Friday the annual Farmers and Millers two-ball Ambrose event, with an 11am sign on for a 12.30pm start.
Free drinks will be available on the course, with the full 18 holes now open for competition.
The Proserpine Lady Foursome Championships were played on Sunday with 22 ladies playing in the field.
The gross winners were Di Dobbins and Trish McNeil on 97 followed by Suzanne Smith and Reh Hull on 103.
Jacqui Wall and Tina Badenhorst won the nett with 74 points and Tiina Randmae and Lyn Muller were the nett runners-up. The ladies played in windy conditions on a much improved full 18-hole course.
Misty rain did not deter players from heading out on the green on Sunday where Paul Grace won 48/38 followed by Tony Selwood on 39/41,
In third place was Tim McBride on 48/41.
Nearest-the-pins on two were Tom Fleming and second shot on ninth was Tony Selwood.
Snake putter after some fierce putting was Al Greedy, while least amount of putts was Arthur Marriot on 14.
The Bradmans was won by Tom Fleming with 52/54.
Players also thanked Jock Anderson for the breakfast after the game.
On Sunday, June 3 Dawnies we will travel to Bowen with times to be finalised next week.