City and coun­try face off on green

City golfers en­joy an­nual com­pe­ti­tion

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Philippe Co­querand philippe.co­querand@cnbtimes.com.au

GOLF: IT WAS the dev­as­tat­ing flood in 2013 that saw Bris­bane golfer Dan Wil­liams in­sti­gate a com­pe­ti­tion be­tween the city and the coun­try in Mun­dub­bera.

Golfer Mark Wil­liams said it was his brother who came up with the idea as a way of “bind­ing to­gether dur­ing the dif­fi­cult times.”

“Af­ter the big floods in Mun­dub­bera, my brother Dan Wil­liams felt like he wanted to do some­thing to show sol­i­dar­ity and came up with the idea of play­ing golf,” he said.

The re­sults for the day ended with a tie, how­ever as the Mun­dub­bera Golf Club claimed the win in 2016, they were al­lowed to keep the tro­phy.

“We had a draw over­all, ba­si­cally six teams went out, two teams from the coun­try won, two teams from the city won and the last two were squared,” Wil­liams said.

“The com­pe­ti­tion raises money for dif­fer­ent char­i­ties every year with this year’s one help­ing the rotary club of Bris­bane.”

Mun­dub­bera Golf Club pres­i­dent Gra­ham Car­lyon said the com­pe­ti­tion was a huge suc­cess de­spite sev­eral events clash­ing on the day.

“We had six teams of golfers come out and play the city vs coun­try com­pe­ti­tion, it’s al­ways a great event,” Car­lyon said.

“The city golfers were very en­thu­si­as­tic, they’re like us, some play a lot of golf, oth­ers play so­cially and then you have some who play for the pure en­joy­ment of the sport.”

Wil­liams said “they’ve vowed to re­claim the jacket and the tro­phy cup next year”.

More than 20 play­ers com­peted in the 18-hole com­pe­ti­tion in Mun­dub­bera.

PHO­TOS: PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

EYE ON BALL: Gra­ham Car­lyon tee­ing off at the Mun­dub­bera golf course.

Only happy smiles from the golfers at the week­end.

Michael Stephen and Daniel Vankov from Bris­bane are hav­ing a great time on the course.

Keith Watts and Mark Wil­liams from Bris­bane are en­joy­ing their time at the Mun­dub­bera golf course.

Gayle Ben­nett and Lyn Car­lyon are out on the course for the City vs Coun­try at the Mun­dub­bera Golf Club.

Ian Maskovich fin­ish­ing up play on hole 9.

Play­ers as­sem­ble at the driv­ing range.

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