Strong start to the year for golf club
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
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Lyndsay Baker with a long putt from the edge.
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Glenn Evans chasing his ball toward the hole.
Rob Kirk ready to navigate a tricky shot.