Strong start to the year for golf club

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

GOLF: The Gayndah Golf Club has started 2017 with its best foot for­ward, hav­ing al­ready com­pleted a num­ber of tour­na­ments and char­ity days be­fore the mid-year mark.

The most re­cent of these events took place at the week­end where play­ers com­peted in the Bill-A-Bong Brassie to win a night’s accommodation in Bris­bane and two tick­ets to the Bron­cos NRL game.

Gayndah Golf Club cap­tain Steve Gal­lagher cred­ited the strong start to the year to a re­newed ef­fort to get many of the spe­cial event days done prior to the Easter break pe­riod.

“And that ended up work­ing re­ally well, this is pretty much our last one of this type un­til our Pink Day in Oc­to­ber,” Gal­lagher said.

“We try to get most of them in be­fore the pick­ing sea­son starts too.”

Gal­lagher said this year had proven to be a good one with player num­bers and club sup­port ris­ing.

“This year has been re­ally good, ex­cel­lent ac­tu­ally,” Gal­lagher said.

“I think we were av­er­ag­ing around 16 to 19 play­ers last year and this year it’s al­ready av­er­ag­ing over 30 play­ers.”

Gal­lagher cred­its the strong club at­mos­phere and the so­cial as­pect the club pro­vides how­ever club mem­ber Bev Em­mer­ton also chimed in and cred­ited Gal­lagher’s hard work as cap­tain for some of the suc­cess.

“That could have some­thing to do with it, I try to keep peo­ple in­formed left right and cen­tre about what is go­ing down,” Gal­lagher said.

“And peo­ple do seem very happy to come down and pay on this course which is def­i­nitely a con­tribut­ing fac­tor.”

The Bill-A-Bong match was put to­gether by Gal­lagher af­ter he con­tacted the Bron­cos Leagues Club and man­aged to get a dou­ble pass do­nated for the day.

“That was a re­ally big ad­van­tage,” Gal­lagher said.

❝ We were av­er­ag­ing around 16 to 19 play­ers last year and this year it’s al­ready av­er­ag­ing over 30 play­ers. — Steve Gal­lagher

ALL SMILES: Matt Zill­man en­joy­ing his af­ter­noon round. PHO­TOS: ADAM MCCLEERY

Matt Schif­fke re­cov­er­ing his golf ball. PHO­TOS cen­tral­north­bur­nett­times.com.au/pho­tos/buy

Casey McCosker prac­tis­ing his golf swing.

The be­gin­ning of a Sun­day round.

Lyn­d­say Baker with a long putt from the edge.

The next gen­er­a­tion of golfer on course.

Glenn Evans chas­ing his ball to­ward the hole.

Rob Kirk ready to nav­i­gate a tricky shot.

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