Club move a hit with golfer
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.
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.