A great 2016 for Gayndah Golf Club
A great 2016 for the Gayndah Golf Club
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
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.