Bumper week for new dad Ben

DEFENDING champion Ben Gazal rode a hot putter to shoot a two- under 70 in the final round to win comfortably from Tony Wolsey in the Coolangatta Tweed Heads Club Championship over the weekend.

The victory has topped off a big month for Ben, having become a dad for the first time and now successfully defended his club title.

In other grades, A-reserve was won by Currumbin's Tony Marshall in a close-fought win over ex-junior Anthony Lyndon, winning by two shots.

B-grade was won by the white-haired assassin Eric Cocks by two shots over Guy Yuile in another close result.

John Broughton continued his consistent play to take out the C-grade championship, with Alan Jackson runner-up.

Many junior golfers featured in the results and this is a great sign for the club moving forward.

The junior champion this year was Dale Walker. Division one player Len Korn had a comfortable four-shot win over Rod Dale to take out the senior title.

The best nett score for the four rounds was Craig Plowman finishing the 72 holes three under his handicap in a strong result.

Next best overall was the runner-up in A-grade Jake Dinsey.

(While on Jake, last week a minor hiccup in the article had young Jake Dinsey as a new dad.

Jake's parents after the initial shock raced out and repainted the spare room in expectation of the new arrival, but alas it was a false alarm.

I believe sports editor Bob is prepared to reimburse them for any paint used!)

IN tremendous news, the North Coast schools team has taken out the state title against all other regions in a carnival held last week.

A number of players from different schools represented the North Coast, with local players Michele Gunawun and Dale Walker being prominent.

It is great result and goes to show how healthy golf is in our region.

While on tournaments, good luck to all of the players involved in the Jack Newton Junior event being held down south this week.

THE second round of Gold Coast Golf Association men's interclub was held last Sunday.

Tally Valley was up against Surfers Paradise, and in ideal conditions came away with a win in B-grade 4 to 2.

In C-grade, Surfers proved too strong winning 4 to 2.

In a disappointing situation Surfers Paradise has not fielded an A-grade side, so a walk-over to Tally in this grade.

In division 1, Coolangatta Tweed Heads hosted Boomerang Farm at Coolangatta Tweed.

Coming off a loss in all grades last week against a strong Sanctuary Cove side they reversed the result with a win all grades this week.

A-grade won in a tight 3.5 to 2.5 match. B-grade had a more comfortable 5/1 win and C-grade won 4/2.

With another five rounds to be played, both Tally Valley in Div 2 and Coolangatta Tweed in Div 1 are still in the finals hunt.

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