Winds lash Shark Shoot-Out


Central and North Burnett Times - - JUNIOR SPORT -

WINDY con­di­tions wreaked havoc on the fair­ways at Gayn­dah on Sun­day.

The Shark Shoot-out saw ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers Di and Lind­say Baker hold their own against the “whirling and swirling” wind to be­come sec­ond run­ners-up.

In­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors nearby were not com­pet­ing, as Richard Stanger (UK) taught Ben Rol­land (France) how to golf.

The pair were en­joy­ing them­selves, with Stanger stat­ing it was good to be on a golf course af­ter a four-month ab­sence.

“I like play­ing in the wind – it makes it more fun,” he said.

Mean­while, Leigh and Trigg Sut­ton were hold­ing their own against the Bak­ers.

Trigg, 11, said although he would aim his drive straight down the num­ber 11 fair­way, he com­pen­sated to the right for the wind.

Once on the green, he would try to read the an­gu­la­tion of the hill, in or­der to roll the ball in the right di­rec­tion for his putt.

Di Baker pre­pares her shot on the Gayn­dah green.

On an ad­ja­cent fair­way, Glenn Evans and Robert Kirk re­trieved a ball that had crossed the road, but there was cause for cel­e­bra­tion.

“My balls are go­ing straight in (this week),” said Evans, whose balls landed be­hind trees last week.

Play­ers ro­tated through six holes each of four-ball best ball, where each per­son played out the hole; four­somes, where play­ers took al­ter­nate shots; and a two-ball am­brose, with each pair play­ing their best ball.

A player putts his way to the fin­ish. .

SELF-TAUGHT: Leigh Sut­ton taught him­self and his son Trigg to play golf by watch­ing DVDs.

A DAY ON THE GREEN: UK's Richard Stranger (left) teaches his mate Ben Rol­land (France) how to golf at Gayn­dah.

Jim My­ers putts on the Gayn­dah green.

FO­CUS: John Mul­laly con­cen­trates on his swing at the Gayn­dah golf course.

FUN DAY OUT: Gayn­dah new­com­ers Leigh (left) and Trigg Sut­ton (right) with lo­cal res­i­dent Lind­say Baker on the Gayn­dah golf course.

AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE: Lind­say Bak­er­watches his golf ball's tra­jec­tory at Gayn­dah.

Trigg Sut­ton, 12, has played golf since he was 18 months old, and has learnt from his self-taught fa­ther Leigh Sut­ton.


Robert Kirk taps the ball.

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