City and country face off on green
City golfers enjoy annual competition
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.
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.