Winds lash Shark Shoot-Out
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.