70 contest Gayndah Open Day
THE chase of the dimpled white golf ball drew almost 70 players to the Gayndah Ladies’ and Men’s Open Golf Day.
Bundaberg’s David Doyle, formerly of Gayndah, was thrilled to be back on the course.
“I’ve come here every year since it started,” Doyle said.
“I’ve been playing 20 years, and the hardest hole is nine.”
His friend Stephen Buxton said he was back for the second time.
“It got the best of me last year and still is,” Buxton said.
“Number eight is the hardest green to putt on with all the turns in it.
“I wish they would make the holes bigger, but they only come in one size!”
Getting to the holes proved challenging for some players.
As Glenn Evans located his ball behind a tree and gave thought to hitting it down the fairway, he had one thing to say.
“I’ve got to hit one straight soon!”
Meanwhile, visitor Tim Marrinan drove the ball left into the gully on hole eight, and had to hit his way out of trouble.
His was a success story as later he went on to win the Men’s B-grade long drive.
BELOW: A player on the Gayndah course.
Bundaberg's Wayne Stacpoole lines up for his putt on Gayndah's eighth hole.
Kevin Gibson putts.
John Whitford keeps his eye on the ball.
Bundaberg golfers Stephen Buxton (left) and David Doyle.
Players walk down the fairway to the green at Gayndah Golf Course.
FOCUS: Jill Marrinan (Bundaberg) prepares for her shot at the Gayndah Men’s and Ladies' Open Day.
Melbourne's Heath Whitford sinks a putt.
Gin Gin's Geoff Brandon (left) and Gayndah's Robert Kirk.
Maryborough's Craig Backer postswing.