Golf club attracts visitors
Holiday brings out the best
GOLF: Easter weekend proved to be a popular time for golf, aided by blue skies and sunny conditions.
The Monto Golf Club's Sunday stableford event was mostly a fun game, with a few visitors to the club livening up the usual band of dedicated players.
With a lot of places closed on Easter, an afternoon game of golf was just what the doctor ordered.
“When the weather’s like this, people take advantage of going to the coast or something,” secretary Wal Wilkes said.
“But this is really the best sort of weather you could get for playing, now it’s a bit cooler.”
One such player was Scott Warren, a legend among the Wide Bay area golfing scene, who has won numerous district championships and was Wide Bay champion seven years in a row.
Warren visits the golf club annually for the men’s and ladies’ open day, but his trip up on Easter was more of a casual drop-in for the break.
“Good weather for a drink and a game of golf with mates,” Warren said.
“I’ve been coming here since I was pretty much a kid.”
Warren enjoyed a fairly casual game of golf and got to share some practice with Monto regular Leesa Ison, who won the Wide Bay women’s championship last year.
He came third in the competition, beaten out by Monto regular Paul Irvine at number one and Tony Dillon at number two.
Another visitor, coming up from Kingaroy, was Matt Hams, a relative golf newcomer who was staying over with captain Glenn Evans and decided to check out the club on his holiday in the region.
“I play a little bit at home but nothing serious, not like these others,” Hams said.
“I’ve never played here, so it’s early days yet.”
MEETING OF TITANS: Club president Boyd Johnston with Wide Bay Open champions Leesa Ison and Scott Warren. PHOTOS: JACK LAWRIE
Matt Hams, from Kingaroy, new to the sport, came up to visit Monto Golf Club.
Curtis Reid practises his drive.
Scott Warren and Leesa Ison putting on the top green.
Rodger Ostwald about to hit onto the green.
Good drive by Paul Irvine.
Helen Irvine hitting off from the ladies' tee.
Scott Warren gets in some putting practice.