Re­lax­ing day on greens at Mun­dub­bera

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

RE­LAX­ATION was the key to suc­cess in a golf tour­na­ment, ac­cord­ing to com­peti­torWally Benham.

In warm con­di­tions, Mun­dub­bera golfers re­laxed into friendly stable­ford com­pe­ti­tion with the day treated as more of a so­cial out­ing.

Benham took out the men’s com­pe­ti­tion.

The 78-year-old at­trib­uted his suc­cess to hav­ing a cold and not over hit­ting.

“If you don’t try too hard, the shots gen­er­ally flow,” he said.

“I just went out there and hoped.”

Benham has been play­ing golf for 50 years and joked his game had im­proved since the days he would hit the ball around the pad­dock.

He said golf was like a dis­ease and he kept com­ing back to the course to try and im­prove week-to-week.

Lately he has been work­ing on his putting tech­nique.

“I watch a bit on TV and try to pick up a few pointers,” Benham said.

“I try them and some of them work.”

In the women’s com­pe­ti­tion Lor­raine Lin­den­mayer was on tar­get, earn­ing her best gross for the year.

Lin­den­mayer scored 82 off the stick.

“Some days you play like garbage and other days it all just hap­pens – that’s sport,” she said.

Play­ing on-and-off for 30 years, she loved the so­cial as­pect and in­di­vid­ual skill in­volved in the sport.

“I just love com­ing to the course and play­ing your own game,” she said.

“I drive an hour in and an hour home and I just en­joy it and the com­pany.”

BOT­TOM, RIGHT: James Sher­wood hopes to get on the green.

ABOVE: Spiro Van­gelovski and Ian Wil­liams watch Wally Benham's putting skills.

BOT­TOM, LEFT: Gail Lee proves she is a driv­ing force at Mun­dub­bera Golf Club.

RIGHT: Bec Kim­ber isn't im­pressed with where the golf ball is head­ing.

Women's ball com­pe­ti­tion win­ner Lor­raine Lin­den­mayer keenly watches the ball's move­ment.

Spiro Van­gelovski putts while Ian Wil­liams keeps an eye on his com­pe­ti­tion.

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