Relaxing day on greens at Mundubbera
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.