A great 2016 for Gayndah Golf Club

A great 2016 for the Gayndah Golf Club

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Adam McCleery Adam.McCleery@cnbtimes.com.au

GOLF: Gayndah Golf Club had a suc­cess­ful 2016 with a num­ber of tour­na­ments, in­clud­ing re­turn­ing favourites and some new ad­di­tions.

Club cap­tain Steve Gal­lagher said the suc­cess of the 2016 sea­son au­gured well for this year.

“The car­ni­val in Fe­bru­ary started what turned out to be a great sea­son,” Gal­lagher said.

“Well done to the Gayndah Golf Club and its pa­trons.”

The Jan Brown Me­mo­rial Day was an­other big suc­cess with 53 play­ers from around the re­gion and as far away as Bris­bane tak­ing part

The Brown fam­ily man­aged to se­cure them­selves sec­ond place on the day and were thrilled to see the large turnout.

The club days were also a pop­u­lar suc­cess.

“The most an­tic­i­pated day was Bar­lyne Day with a great field of 63 play­ers,” Gal­lagher said.

Steve Trott with Brad and Matt Schif­fke won the day.

“The fa­mous Bil­l­abong Brassie sta­ble­ford event held over two days was an­other ter­rific turnout and we all wit­nessed John Ed­wards take out this pres­ti­gious award,” Gal­lagher said.

“April also saw Mud’s Rum Run at­tract a huge field with Brad Schif­fke and Scott Clib­born win the rum.”

Gayndah play­ers also took part in com­pe­ti­tions at other golf clubs.

“We played all chal­lenges over the year with vic­to­ries in the Dunny Seat against Mun­dub­bera,” Gal­lagher said.

“We also played a strong game against the vis­it­ing Bund­aberg team win­ning 900 to 600 how­ever the re­turn game in Bund­aberg, although well sup­ported, saw Gayndah go down 1400 to 1200.”

Gayndah also hosted the GWB Med­ley Am­brose event with Jeremy Zahl, Shaun Allen and James Dun­can show­ing good form and

win­ning the gross win­ner’s purse while Mick Coul­son, Brent Cham­bers and Trevor Wor­lans claimed the nett win­ner’s purse.

The club also hosted a num­ber of char­ity days which were gen­er­ally well pa­tro­n­ised.

“The char­ity Pink and Blue Day was an­other stun­ning and colour­ful event,” Gal­lagher said.

The club cham­pi­onships re­main a pop­u­lar fix­ture on the cal­en­dar.

“The Club Cham­pi­onships at­tracted huge fields on all days and all grades were hotly con­tested,” Gal­lagher said.

“A grade was taken out by Lind­say Baker, B grade was taken out by Brad Schif­fke and C grade was won by Jim Ed­wards.

“And the ladies division win­ner was Bev Em­mer­ton.”

Other no­table win­ners in­clude James Dun­can for the sin­gle hand­i­cap match­play, Ja­son and Maria McCosker in the mixed four­some cham­pi­onship and Brad Schif­fke and Steve Trott in the men’s 4BBB match­play.

The monthly medal win­ners faced off to see who would be the yearly monthly medal win­ner.

“And what a game it turned out to be with the monthly medal cham­pion for 2016 go­ing to Jim Ed­wards,” Gal­lagher said.

“How­ever the over­flow event held on that day pro­duced the most amaz­ing golf last year with Greg Zahl fir­ing in the low­est nett score for the sea­son with 59.”

Gal­lagher also helped to in­tro­duce the new Cap­tain’s Tour­na­ment which he hopes to see grow into the fu­ture.

Played over 27 holes the tour­na­ment had some tweaks on reg­u­lar match­play with Reg Brown the in­au­gu­ral win­ner.

Gal­lagher also high­lighted the younger play­ers.

“Dur­ing the year we saw young James Dun­can shoot the high­est sta­ble­ford score with 44 points,” Gal­lagher said.

“We also had young Tom Jame­son fire the low­est nett score for the back nine with a nett on 29.

“The hottest news for the year was the out­stand­ing per­for­mance of our Holden Scram­ble team of Jeremy Zahl, Mick Coul­son, Shaun Allen and Matt Zill­man who did us proud mak­ing the fi­nal round.”

The car­ni­val in Fe­bru­ary started what turned out to be a great sea­son. Well done to the Gayndah Golf Club and its pa­trons. — Steve Gal­lagher

PHO­TOS: ADAM MCCLEERY

CHAR­ITY DAY: Re­gan Clib­born with her hus­band Scott and daugh­ter Jasey.

Brad Schif­fke lines up a long-range putt.

Jim Ed­wards wills his putt on.

Robert Kirk at the Gayndah Cap­tain's Tour­na­ment.

The ladies en­joy the weekly Thurs­day game.

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