Golf weekend summer competition
GOLF: The Gayndah Golf Club is hosting its first Eclectic Summer Competition, with two rounds played at the weekend.
The idea behind the competition is to allow players to keep their best scores per hole to calculate their total.
Gayndah Golf Club captain Steve Gallagher said the Eclectic Summer Comp was another addition to an already varied golf calendar that helped to keep the game fresh from week to week.
“This is a great idea for a competition,” Gallagher said.
“It’s a fun idea, so for example if I shoot a birdie on the second hole but in the next round I shoot a par or bogey then I retain that original birdie.
“That means you get to calculate your best possible score by the end of the 10 rounds, handicaps also come into effect with this competition.”
Gayndah Golf Club member Bev Emmerton first came to Gallagher with the idea.
“I’ve been playing golf for such a long time and I’ve played this type of game before,” Emmerton said.
“So I came to Steve with the idea to do it, it’s a fun way to play.”
Twenty-one players in total are competing in the competition and they only need to compete one full round of nine holes to be eligible.
“Even if they only play one round, that will be their best score,” Gallagher said.
“So either way, if you don’t want to play all the rounds or can't make it for all the rounds you can still be a part of it and in the hunt.”
The current leader board after the fifth and sixth rounds at the weekend has Lindsay Baker holding on to top position with a nett score of 25.
Club captain Steve Gallagher is right behind Baker with a nett score of 25.5 and then Rob Kirk, Glenn Evans, Matt Zillman and Jim Myers all hold equal third with nett scores of 27 and Jeremy Zahl right behind on 27.5.
“The Saturday round was full of promise however due to a little wind it turned out savage for the contenders,” Gallagher said.
“The quiet ones played well enough to make a move up the leader board and the day belonged to Glenn Evans with a 32 nett.
“The Sunday round saw some amazing golf, the approach shot by Jim Myers to claim the money hole was worth witnessing.”
Lindsay Baker was also a stand out performer over the weekend.
“The chip-in birdie by Lindsay to claim the lead in the Summer Cup was sensational,” Gallagher said.
Tom Jameson had a great round six and is now within striking distance with 23 points for the round.
“There are four rounds left in the Eclectic Summer Cup so that is still plenty of time to get your score down and compete,” Gallagher said.
Round seven and eight of the Eclectic Summer Cup will be played on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15 and the last two rounds will be played the following weekend.
Gallagher also wanted to inform youngsters of an upcoming coaching clinic at the club.
“There is a Junior Coaching Clinic on January 17 and 18, if you know anyone who is thinking about playing golf then please let them know,” Gallagher said.
“Whether that’s neighbours, friends or family.”
PLAYING GROUP: All players look on as Jim Myers putts long range.
ON THE GREEN: Steve Gallagher going for the long putt.
Jim Myers watches his ball closely over the fairway.
SHORT GAME: Di Baker chipping onto the green.
TEE TIME: Bev Emmerton starting off the round.