First fours of the year in Gayndah
GOLF: Veterans and a few new learners braved the heat on Sunday to receive some free lessons from a golfing pro.
Monto Golf Club held a coaching clinic the morning before its 18-hole Stableford event for people looking to get some pointers.
Again, Mick Murnane from Bundaberg Golf Club held the lessons.
“It’s mainly a skill session; we’ve got some experienced people, for everyone here this is at least their second or third time, which is perfect to see,” Mr Murnane said.
“We’re trying to encourage more golfers from the local community to come out and it seems to be working.”
Mr Murnane contracts for Bundaberg golf pro Craig Swift, who held a number of classes at the golf club over the past year, which saw a sizeable turnout in newer members.
Though many people were unable to make it due to the extreme heat, there were a few newcomers to join the old hands.
John Evans was one such golfer, who returned to the club this year after an extended leave.
“I played here 40 years ago and left when I got married,” he said.
“First time I played here, I used to use a six-iron and could get out to the green, when I came back I only got it half way.”
Jimmy Hutton came with his children, Marci and Kolter, to check out the course.
“It could be pretty good fun, learn something new,” Mr Hutton said.
Mr Murnane said the turnout from new golfers young and old was encouraging.
“The future of golf doesn’t start with five or six year olds, it starts any time in your life,” he said.
NEXT GEN: Mick Murnane guides Kolter Hutton on club technique.
Beryl Sales after some hands-on practice.
John Evans returned to the club this year.
Jimmy Hutton helps Marci Hutton with her swings.
Eddie Anderson was one of the many vets to attend in the morning.
Noela WIlkes has been improving greatly.
It was a small turnout at first due to the heat wave.
Maureen Johnstone driving down the range.