Dann carves up golf course
GYMPIE golfer Charlie Dann has aspirations of breaking into the professional ranks and he is closing in on the dream after a blistering week at the Gympie Pines Golf Course.
Taking part in a stableford competition last week, Dann turned on the form on the course, impressing Gympie Residential Golf Course Manager John Towler.
“Anytime someone has 12 shots under their handicap, it’s worth a mention,” he said.
“However, when the person is off a handicap of three it’s pretty impressive.”
Dann, only 17, shot a 62 gross score for a nett of 59 (or 48 points) in the stableford competition.
Friday, taking part in the nine hole competition, the golfer lifted his game once again to finish three under score.
Backing up Saturday, his form showing little of dipping, Dann shot a four under score of 67.
But the jewel in Dann’s crown of form came Sunday when, after playing the first eight holes on even par with a bogey and a single birdie, he blitzed the remaining 10 holes in nine under par. The exceptional run included five birdies and two eagles, attracting plenty of attention from fellow golfers on the course.
“All eyes are on Charlie now, (particularly) early next month when the course will be set up for the Great Eastern Motel Monthly Mug,” Towler said.
“A course record can be official on these days and Charlie has now put himself right in the mix.”
Currently, the Gympie Pines Golf Course record is an unofficial 65 with Dann’s Sunday score ineligible due to the easier course layout.
But the record will definitely be under threat next month when Dann joins the field for the Great Eastern Motel Monthly Mug competition.