Sport

Golf course soaks up recent rainfall

THE weather has been a Godsend for Gympie Golf courses with the rainfall and the following sunny weather resulting in lush green fairways and tees now complementing the fantastic putting surfaces.

The temperatures are getting bearable again too, so it was no surprise to see around 30 juniors sign up for weekly golf programs over the past fortnight.

It's an encouraging sign for the future of golf in the area, especially when you see just how talented these youngsters are.

Long time Gympie golf professional, Pat Jones, is beginning junior clinics at Gunabul Golf Club on Tuesdays, and I have started programs on Thursdays at Tin Can Bay.

Term 1 also saw the beginning of the Sporting Schools golf programs at local primary schools.

Amamoor Primary school, and Gympie Special School, started their programs this week with over 80 kids participating, and with Goomeri, and Murgon starting in the next couple of weeks that number will increase to over 200 kids taking part in golf programs in the immediate region.

Witnessing new friendships being forged is a great thing and the game of golf is a great leveler.

It was great to see such a great turnout on Tuesday for the Little Haven Palliative Care Golf Day.

About 120 players supported this great cause and the weather and the golf course didn't disappoint .

Queensland women's week will be the inspiration for the Gympie Womens week Open, which will be held on the 6th and 7th of March attracting Women Golfers fromn acroos the state. The tournament will be held alondside the Qld Womens week expo , showcasing womens services and assistance groups from the region . The expo will be open to the general public, free of charge .

Exciting improvments continue to happen at Gympie Golf Club with the clubhouse bistro opening for business on February 19.

For more information on anything mentioned in this article, phone the Gympie golf pro shop on 5481 2795 or visit gympiegolfclub.net.au

Mike Shaw - Gympie Golf Professional

Gympie Times

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