Players lend helping hands
Keeping the course in good shape
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.