Club’s swinging into season
GOLF: Members of the Monto Golf Club have been getting the chance to refine their skills and get ready for the start of the season through regular summer competition games.
The club has held nine-hole stablefords every weekend during the holidays, at 3pm Saturday and 12pm Sunday.
Leesa Ison, last year’s Wide Bay District champion and member of the Monto Golf Club, said this year she hoped to improve her handicap and possibly compete for the title again.
“If I could get better and go back to back on (the championship), that would be good,” Ison said.
Another reason for the summer competition period was the chance to phase in the new golf club committee.
On November 28, the club held its annual general meeting to decide on the new committee members.
Club secretary Wal Wilkes said they had phased the new committee into management of the club during the holiday period.
“When the season starts up again, most of the committee members will have gotten ready doing the summer competition days,” Wilkes said.
While most of the committee positions were unchanged from the previous year, there were some changes.
Curtis Reid, previously the vice-captain, was replaced by Helen Irvine in the position.
Mr Reid said his focus this year was on the sport.
“I’m looking at focusing on my playing,” Mr Reid said.
“We’ve got a beautiful golf course here, a nine-hole course with some lovely greens, and we’re still looking at getting more people involved, especially the kids.
“But for me personally, I’m just here to enjoy the game.”
Dates for most upcoming events have not been set in stone.
It is likely the first major competition will be on February 1.
TRANSITION: Monto Golf Club has been easing into the new season through weekly summer stablefords.
Paul Irvine tees off in clear conditions.
Leesa Ison hopes to have another successful year of golf ahead of her.
Brett McInally takes a practice swing.
A solid long distance drive by Mark Myles.
Roy Marbach completes a tricky putt.
Club president Boyd Johnston gets in some putting practice.
George Augenstein Jr with a successful sink.