Surgery sidelines sponsor
Support is elementary for Watson
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.