Monday, December 26, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Grant "Hercules" Hetherington spits a pip
(left) Hovea Wilkes hands Grant "Hercules" Hetherington the solid jarrah trophy
(right) Sandy Hetherington stands by her man
Jon Doust basks in the glow of the champ
SATURDAY 10TH OF DECEMBER, 2011
THE AUSTRALASIAN GLOBE VISTA CHERRY PIP SPITTING CHAMPIONSHIP
Grant "Hercules" Hetherington once again snatched the trophy he won last year, but this time with a massive 12.7 metres spit.
The flying pip caused some confusion as it seemed to fly forever, but a sharp eyed child in the crowd spotted the rightful landing spot and the trophy was claimed by the big man for the second year in a row.
With a hushed 2000 strong crowd breathless, Adam "Buckers" Buckley lined up for his final gob and make a good show of it but fell short.
The MCs and security guards had to rush to Hercules as the crowd pushed forward, over eager for photographs and memorabilia.
In no time at all the spitter's wife and coach was by his side to claim her man.
In a heart wrenching move not normally seen from commercial identities, Aidan Montague and Tanya Izzard from Globe Vista decided to send both Hercules and Sandy to New Zealand.
On January 4th, a Wednesday, Hercules will spit off against New Zealand all-comers for the right to call himself "Undisputed Champion of the Entire Southern Hemisphere".
The NZ spit will take place in Cromwell, just down the road from Queenstown on the south island.
LAST year Micky "The Bantam Rooster" Norris lobbed a cherry pip over 10metres. He was lucky. The year before you had to make 1...