Jock knows course like back of hand

Central and North Burnett Times - - MUNDUBBERA IMPERIAL CHALLENGE - Noel Thomp­son noel.thomp­son@cnbtimes.com.au

JOCK Zipf has played a few rounds of golf around the Mun­dub­bera Golf Course – in fact he has swung his golf clubs about 9,000,000 times there.

Jock grew up in Mun­dub­bera and now works in real es­tate.

“I started play­ing golf when I was about 11 or 12 and I have al­ways played on week­ends when I can,” he said.

“The Mun­dub­bera club is a friendly club and no mat­ter who I am teamed up with I al­ways have a good day.”

Jock likes to play the long holes at the Mun­dub­bera course, and the sev­enth hole is his favourite.

The up­hill drives have to be long to get to the green in three shots, and hit­ting into the pre­vail­ing wind some­times makes it even harder.

It is also easy to go out of bounds if your third shot is too long.

Jock said the 403m sec­ond hole was the tough­est hole on the course.

Jock Zipf The Mun­dub­bera club is a friendly club and no mat­ter who I am teamed up with I al­ways have a good day.

There’s out of bounds on the right, with rough, trees and gravel to the left.

“Ev­ery time I walk onto the tee at the sec­ond I have a plan to beat it,” he said.

“I am the cap­tain of the club to­day and I have held many dif­fer­ent po­si­tions over the years.

“This is the sec­ond time I have been cap­tain, I have been pres­i­dent twice and I am al­ways happy to be part of this great coun­try golf club.”

Jock is very much look­ing for­ward to this week­end’s golf and said there would be games on Thurs­day, Fri­day, Mon­day and Tues­day.

But the main com­pe­ti­tion days are Satur­day and Sun­day.

There will be a great fam­ily feel on Satur­day night with a bar­be­cue.

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

MUN­DUB­BERA GOLF GURU: Jock Zipf hits one right down the cen­tre.

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