Golf season starts in Monto
GOLF: It was a somewhat casual start to the golf season at Monto Golf Course on Sunday.
Members of the club competed for trophies donated by John Lynn: three bottles of home-made rum.
John himself didn’t have big ambitions for the day, preferring to simply get out in the fresh air and have a few swings.
“All I want to do is just turn up, that’s all I do nowadays,” Mr Lynn said.
“If you play well on the day, that’s a bonus”.
John said he might start attending more big games once it cools down.
A few players were thought to have missed out due to the heat, while others went to attend the Men’s and Ladies Open at Biggenden.
Club secretary Wal Wilkes, who won first place in the Sunday comp with a stroke of 66, said it was likely they would lose a few players this year.
“We’re trying to keep our membership up, but it’s going to drop a bit,” Mr Wilkes said.
“We have the Saturday competitions with the 3 o’clock start for people who don’t want to spend their whole day on a Sunday.”
“Sundays are the serious competition days.”
At least one golfer decided to return to the field for Sunday’s game; Rodger Ostwald had his first game at the club in seven months.
“Some parts of it were good, some parts of it wasn’t very good, but that’s to be expected,” Mr Ostwald said.
“It was hot as well, the last three or four holes nearly destroyed me.”
Despite the difficult first day, Mr Ostwald looks forward to coming back to play in future games.
“I’ll be here every Thursday, and every Sunday,” he said.
This Sunday from 9am to noon, Craig Swift from Bundaberg will hold a coaching clinic at the club.
From noon there will be a Stableford for Kewpie Rural trophies, names in by 11.45am.
GAME OF FUN: John Lynn donated the trophies and home-made bottle of rum for the first day of the season.
Rodger Ostwald had his first game after seven months.
A good showing from Mark Curtis.
Curtis Reid had a good day of playing.
Keith Murr hitting off on hole 3.
Brett McInally didn't let the heat get him down.
Helen Irvine after a successful drive.
Leesa Ison showed commitment despite a difficult day's playing.