Fatties vs Skinnies
Cuddlier clubbers get the victory
GOLF: Fatties v Skinnies was a golf day invented in the 1970s which saw the leanest and meanest Gayndah golfers take on the more cuddly clubbers.
Over the Christmas period Gayndah Golf Club brought the event back and team captain John Mullaly led the Fatties to victory with 237 points, just three points ahead of Kevin Gibson’s team of Skinnies.
The original event was invented by a group of members who wanted to see whether size had anything to do with play.
“The event was played right through until 1998 where circumstances changed and was stopped,” Gayndah Golf Club President Mick Coulson said.
“Ray Willis, who was one of the original competitors, joined us on the day.
“Along with some previous competitors, he helped on making the game as close to the original as we could.”
The median weight of the 20 nominated players decided the teams.
“This year 92 kg was the dividing weight,” Coulson said.
“The day is designed to bring our members together for a day of golf and banter that usually may be frowned upon by your regular day at golf.
“It was a great success with individual daily winner being David Zahl with 30 points.”
The game is played as an individual Stableford competition and the players’ points are combined to create their side’s total.
A seafood champagne breakfast started the day off at 7am before 13 holes of golf were played.
There were penalties for not taking part or playing by the rules of the day.
FACE OFF: Fatties v Skinnies is an event played at Gayndah Golf Club that was invented in the 1970s.