Play a round forMovem­ber

Monto teams raise funds aplenty on the green

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

MONTO golfers took to the green for a Movem­ber char­ity three ball am­brose day at the week­end.

Or­gan­iser Alysha Cur­tis said with about 60 peo­ple and 20 teams show­ing their support, the event raised more than $1300 for char­ity.

“This is the fourth year it’s been on and we al­ways get a huge turn-out,” she said.

Caine Austin, Cameron Cur­tis and Scott Pat­tie re­turned a win­ning three un­der 32 and 24.5 nett to nudge out Peter Hamp­son, Lloyd and Mathew Dahtler on 25 nett and 33 gross.

Mark Cur­tis has helped or­gan­ise the event for four years now, and said he was pleased with the mix of young and old peo­ple who came out to support it.

“I’ve been do­ing the Movem­ber for nine years as well. I would say the mous­tache does get stronger ev­ery year,” he said, with a laugh.

“It’s good to get a few more young ones on the green as well. It might get them in­ter­ested in join­ing the club.”

Mr Cur­tis played in a team with Bryce Dorries and Ash­ley Roedi­ger, who both trav­elled up from Yar­ra­man for the day.

They came in third and were one over par, with 25 nett and 36 gross score.

“The weather was good and it was a great night as well. I went home about mid­night,” Mr Cur­tis said.

Monto Golf Club stal­wart John Lynn said the cracking

I haven’t seen that many peo­ple there for quite a few years.

turn-out re­minded him of the golf club’s hey­day in the 70s and 80s.

“I haven’t seen that many peo­ple there for quite a few years. And it was re­ally good to see so many young ones there,” he said.

Mr Lynn has been a mem­ber on and off since 1972.

“I used to play for the ex­er­cise, but now I play for the frus­tra­tion,” he said.

“It’s a good ex­cuse for a bit of swear­ing when the ball doesn’t go where you want it to!”

But de­spite his com­mit­ment to golf, Mr Lynn didn’t get on board with the mous­tache grow­ing move­ment.

“I never had one. I def­i­nitely don’t want a white mous­tache now,” he said.

He was also im­pressed with the pin shot win­ners, who do­nated their win­nings to the bar tab.

Thanks to a haul of spon­sor­ship from lo­cal busi­nesses, prizes went to the top 13 teams.

Team ap­proach shots were shared by teams cap­tained by Glenn Evans (2), Shane Tay­lor, Peter Hamp­son and Cur­tis Reid (2) while in­di­vid­ual pin shots went to Rhys Giles and Caine Austin.


EX­CEL­LENT FIELD: More than 60 golfers turned up for the Movem­ber golf day in Monto at the week­end.

Or­gan­is­ers Alysha and Mark Cur­tis (left and right) en­joyed the Movem­ber Golf Day with We­z­ley Blythe.

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