Surgery side­lines spon­sor

Sup­port is ele­men­tary for Wat­son

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Jack Lawrie jack.lawrie@cnbtimes.com.au

GOLF: Though re­cent shoul­der surgery meant he re­mained on the side­lines, One Stop Shop owner David Wat­son was still happy to sup­port the Monto Golf Club at the week­end.

Wat­son is one of many busi­ness own­ers who back a spon­sored game at the club ev­ery year.

“I joined the club last year and got my hand­i­cap through but haven’t played a game yet,” Wat­son said.

“I needed surgery done quick and I just have to wait six weeks for it to set­tle then I can get into it and have a swing.”

The surgery was to de­com­press cal­cium build-up be­tween the bones and means Wat­son is un­able to do more than have a cou­ple of putts for fun but he still ac­com­pa­nied the play­ers on the day.

A few ex­tras ac­com­pa­nied Wat­son, in­clud­ing Ted Barker who played golf and bowls with him back in the day.

“I’m just a hacker. I joined to lose a lit­tle weight, get some ex­er­cise,” Wat­son said.

Mean­while, the usual reg­u­lars were out in force with Lau­rie and Kay Bar­nett and Mau­reen John­ston tak­ing the top prize for the day, pro­vided by the One Stop Shop.

Golf club reg­u­lar and Monto State High School teacher Cur­tis Reid said he was look­ing to start ju­nior golf lessons at the club once the new school term com­mences.

“Ba­si­cally, we want to get the kids in­volved play­ing out here, get them out in the fresh air,” Reid said.

“We’re look­ing at the first Satur­day of Term Three.”

PRAC­TICE: John Seeney and Lau­rie Bar­nett get some putting prac­tice in. PHO­TOS: JACK LAWRIE

Mar­i­lyn Seeney and Kay Bar­nett ready to tee off in the One Stop Shop Am­brose event.

Cur­tis Reid is plan­ning to start golf lessons for ju­niors.

Event spon­sor David Wat­son, owner of the One Stop Shop.

Matt Dahtler launches a drive in the One Stop Shop Am­brose.

John Lynn hones his putting at the Monto Golf Club.

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