Comp draws in mem­bers

Golfers flock­ing in to tee off

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Philippe Co­querand­

GOLF: It’s good news for all golfers across the Bur­nett with sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments made to the cour­ses as a re­sult of heavy down­pours.

At the Mundubbera golf course play­ers are now flock­ing into the club and tee­ing off to the sight of green grass, birds chirp­ing and a pos­i­tive out­look for the fu­ture.

Mundubbera golf course pres­i­dent Gra­ham Car­lyon said the course hadn’t been this green for quite a long time.

“You can re­ally see at­ti­tudes have changed as well, the more green grass you have, play­ers are very happy,” Car­lyon said.

“It’s al­most as though play­ers’ out­looks have changed for a pos­i­tive, peo­ple come to the club and say hello and they’re play­ing much bet­ter than be­fore.”

Some of the greens on the cour­ses are still un­der de­vel­op­ment.

“We hoped the greens would be ready by now but hope­fully in the next cou­ple of weeks they’ll be all good to go,” Car­lyon said.

Num­bers at the club have in­creased since last year with more peo­ple in­ter­ested in tak­ing up the sport.

Golfer Robyn Maeyke said due to the course, many play­ers had taken up the game.

“The greens have un­der­gone sig­nif­i­cant main­te­nance with holes one, six and eight,” Maeyke said.

An­other player, Ian Maskovich, said num­bers had been rea­son­able.

“With the weather cool­ing down, more peo­ple are tak­ing up golf,” Maskovich said.

“Peo­ple think you have to be rich to play golf, it isn’t true.

“Any­one can play golf, all you need are a set of clubs and a can-do at­ti­tude, and you can do it. It’s a pretty ad­dic­tive game I must say.”

The Sun­day golf com­pe­ti­tion starts at noon in Mundubbera.

GREEN: Ian Maskovitch and Paul Car­lyon dur­ing the game of golf. PHO­TOS: PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

David (Jock) and Kerry Beu­tel at the stable­ford com­pe­ti­tion in Daphne Wil­liams and Paul Car­lyon at the stable­ford com­pe­ti­tion. Mundubbera.

Craig Pos­tle took out the stable­ford com­pe­ti­tion at the week­end.

The golf course at the week­end.

Play­ers sit­ting down for the pre­sen­ta­tions to start.

Chris­tine Vi­cary re­ceiv­ing her prize from Kerry Beu­tel.

Daphne Wil­liams with her prize dur­ing the stable­ford com­pe­ti­tion.

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