Fat­ties vs Skin­nies

Cud­dlier club­bers get the vic­tory

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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.

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FACE OFF: Fat­ties v Skin­nies is an event played at Gayn­dah Golf Club that was in­vented in the 1970s.

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