Play­ers lend help­ing hands

Keep­ing the course in good shape

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Adam McCleery

GOLF: Golf cour­ses re­quire con­stant up­keep and main­te­nance to re­main playable, and for small re­gional cour­ses this takes ex­tra ef­fort from mem­bers to make this a re­al­ity.

While the Gayn­dah Golf Club has a green­keeper, ev­ery year the club holds a work­ing bee to help keep the course at an even bet­ter stan­dard than it al­ready is.

The work­ing bee, held on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 28, in­cluded the greens get­ting cored.

Cor­ing is a process that loosens the greens’ soil by re­mov­ing small cores of sod from the ground, which in turn leaves a hole be­hind.

This is usu­ally done once or twice ev­ery year.

Gayn­dah Golf Club pres­i­dent Michael Coul­son was thrilled with the ef­forts of club mem­bers.

“It was great to see some new faces at our work­ing bee too,” Coul­son said.

“It’s al­ways hard to fit vol­un­teer­ing into a busy sched­ule so it was great to see so many there.”

Coul­son said cor­ing was an es­sen­tial process to main­tain the in­tegrity of the course.

“With fair­ways now be­ing ir­ri­gated and be­fore long healthy greens we will have the best nine hole course in all of the Wide Bay Bur­nett,” Coul­son said.

Long time Gayn­dah Golf Club mem­ber Diana Baker com­mended ev­ery­one who chipped in around the course.

“Well done to ev­ery­one to at­tended the work­ing bee for cor­ing the greens,” Baker said.

“It was re­ally good to see so many come out and sup­port their club.”

It will take some time for the Gayn­dah greens to fully re­cover from the cor­ing process.

“Give it a cou­ple of weeks and a bit of help from above, and our greens will be fab­u­lous again,” Baker said.

“Ob­vi­ously there was no comp on Satur­day but well done to win­ners Greg Zahl at Sporters and Des Ran­dall for the vets.”

The next com­pe­ti­tion for Gayn­dah is the shoot out, six holes of am­brose, six holes of 4BBB and six holes four­somes.

“So it will be played with a part­ner,” Baker said.

“If you haven’t got one come out any­way and well sort you out.”

Win­ners from the week’s rounds were Des Ran­dall for the Tues­day vets with Rod Pur­cell as run­ner-up and Greg Zahl for the Thurs­day sporters with Steve Jame­son as run­ner-up.


PITCH­ING IN: Club mem­bers came to­gether to get the golf course look­ing even bet­ter.

The greens got some ex­tra care for the work­ing bee.

All ex­tra hands were ap­pre­ci­ated by the club.

Club mem­bers do their part to help main­tain the golf course.

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