Mag­netic Is­land trip a hit with Whit­sun­day golfers

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

A GROUP of Whit­sun­day golfers along with part­ners and friends spent the weekend en­joy­ing the laid back at­mos­phere of Mag­netic Is­land and played the Is­land’s 9-hole course twice over the weekend.

The course has res­i­dent koalas spot­ted at the first tee and crows that just love coloured golf balls but won’t ig­nore the plain white ones ei­ther.

It looked de­cep­tively sim­ple but the proof was in the play­ing with some tricky gul­lies, high set tees and high set greens test­ing all.

Play­ers also no­ticed the gra­di­ents of the course which are not found at the home course and Car­diac Hill was well named.

High praise to those who walked some of the holes due to a short­age of carts as a re­sult of a break­down and a tip-over be­fore the Whit­sun­day group ar­rived.

Satur­day was a so­cial com­pe­ti­tion for play­ers to fa­mil­iarise them­selves with the course in readi­ness for the two ball am­brose com­pe­ti­tion on the Sun­day. Linda Wardroper spon­sored a best hat/cap of the day tro­phy for the Satur­day game, worn by Mark Ni­col.

Satur­day’s win­ners were Bren­don Me­harry (A grade), Beryl Miller (B grade) and Linda Wardroper (C grade). On Sun­day in the two ball am­brose Ian Giles and Wayne Temby were the win­ners on nett 57.75 in a close scor­ing com­pe­ti­tion, with three pairs on equal scores in sec­ond place.

Next Sun­day will be the Pres­i­dent ver­sus Cap­tain teams com­pe­ti­tion with tee off at 7.30am.

WIN­NERS: Wayne Temby and Ian Giles won the sta­ble­ford event on Sun­day dur­ing the Whit­sun­day Golf Club's trip to Mag­netic Is­land.

IS­LAND TRIP: Whit­sun­day Golf Club mem­bers Bren­don Me­harry (A grade), Beryl Miller (B grade) and Linda Wardroper (C grade) were Satur­day's win­ners on Mag­netic Is­land.

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