Club move a hit with golfer

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

GOLF: Brian Cuth­bert­son might have found the right time to join the Gayn­dah Golf Club, quickly find­ing suc­cess with club events and en­joy­ing the so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties im­mensely.

“I’m ac­tu­ally a new mem­ber with this club,” Cuth­bert­son said.

“I made the move over from Biggen­den, where I used to play a lot.”

Cuth­bert­son is pleased with his new club.

“This is a re­ally nice course and the mem­bers are all re­ally nice peo­ple,” Cuth­bert­son said.

The move has al­ready paid div­i­dends for the keen golfer.

“I’ve ac­tu­ally won one of the monthly medal rounds al­ready,” he said.

Cuth­bert­son won the May monthly medal af­ter scor­ing a to­tal of 63 to edge out run­ner-up Rob Kirk on 64.

Gayn­dah green­keeper Jim My­ers said the course was play­ing dif­fer­ently to the drier sea­sons, even though rain had been at a min­i­mum.

“We have only had 16mm but the course looks good,” My­ers said.

“At least we don’t have to worry about flood­ing.”

Gayn­dah Golf Club cap­tain Steve Gal­lagher said there were some big events com­ing up.

“Next week­end is the big one for us, it is the first round of our club cham­pi­onships,” Gal­lagher said.

“And the fol­low­ing week­end we will also have our July monthly medal game.

“We hope to get a big crowd out for that, so to­day is a sin­gle stable­ford event to warm up and prac­tise a bit for that one.”

The Gayn­dah Golf Club will also be hold­ing a junior golf clinic with Bund­aberg Golf Club pro Craig Swift on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 9.

Club mem­ber Di Baker is look­ing for­ward to the clinic.

“I think Craig might be bring­ing some other play­ers with him too,” Baker said.

“It is re­ally good to have those clin­ics go­ing on for new and young play­ers.”

The week­end’s stable­ford game was even­tu­ally won by Rod Pur­cell with a fi­nal round score of 42 points, edg­ing out run­ner-up James Dun­can on 38 points.

John Mor­gan won the Tues­day round on a count­back and Reg Brown took out the Thurs­day sporters.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the junior clinic, phone Gayn­dah Golf Club on 4161 1587.

PHOTOS: ADAM MCCLEERY

NEW MEM­BER: Brian Cuth­bert­son tees off at the Gayn­dah Golf Club.

Jim My­ers siz­ing up his shot.

Club cap­tain Steve Gal­lagher tee­ing off for the af­ter­noon.

The greens made for good long dis­tance putting.

The clear weather made it easy to see down the fair­way.

Mea­sur­ing near­est to the pin.

The greens have been kept in tip-top shape with lim­ited rain.

The play­ing group wraps up an­other hole and moves on.

Chip­ping onto the green with some ac­cu­racy.

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