70 con­test Gayn­dah Open Day

On fair­ways

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

Kevin Gibson.

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.

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