Carnival falls over
THEIR three-day carnival may have fallen victim to the weather but Gympie vets made the most of the return to finer weather last Wednesday to play a consolation single stableford event.
Monday and Tuesday were a complete wash-out, forcing organisers to abandon all play and any hope of staging the annual three-day competition. However a break in the rain on Wednesday allowed players back on the course with motorised carts restricted to the treeline on the third, fourth and fifth holes.
Gympie Vets President Bryan Stallard said he was extremely disappointed the carnival had to be called off especially after all the hard work put in by the organising committee.
“We’d been planning this for months but unfortunately the weather intervened to put things beyond our control,” he said.
“All paid up entrants for the three-day event will get a full refund.”
Meantime a score of 42 points was good enough for Bob McPherson to take out Wednesday’s single stableford competition.
McPherson played consistent golf carding 21 points on both nines, his overall total just one point clear of runner up Allen Cassells with 41 points.
“I had a good day where everything just seemed to work with both my short game and the driver,” he said. “And there were no real water problems with the course just a little damp underfoot on the third and fourth holes.”
Ball rundown to 38 points: Doug Sutton, Col Smith, Ray Dunkley, Lester Pettit, Perry Pyke, Barry Allen, Steve Gissel.
Hole 16 accuracy shot: Bill McNaught, Keith Johnson, Doug Sutton, Steve Gissel, Dave Thomas.
Next Wednesday Gympie Vets will play for the Monthly medal with trophies donated by Graeme Major and Chris Taylor.
On Monday October 11 members will travel to Nambour for a 9am shotgun start. A visit to Club Pelican at Caloundra is planned later next month.
In other vets’ news, Lester Pettit and Jeff Mason won the 4BBB Championship nett event, with Ray Dunkley and Keith Johnson forced into a playoff against Jerry Entwistle and Allen Cassels to determine the nett runners up.
Doug Sutton and Alwyn Geary also go into a playoff against Bryan Stallard and Ray Rigbye to determine the overall gross winners of the 4BBB Championships.