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Wilkins wins A Grade medal stroke

Ken Wilkins (main) was in outstanding form to shot a 67 nett to win last Wednesday’s A Grade monthly medal stroke.
Ken Wilkins (main) was in outstanding form to shot a 67 nett to win last Wednesday’s A Grade monthly medal stroke. Contributed

GYMPIE veteran golfer Ken Wilkins shot a brilliant 67 nett to win last Wednesday’s A Grade monthly medal stroke event sponsored by Neals Family Meats.

The Gympie school teacher put his success down to an improving short game and valuable time spent sorting out a few swing problems.

Wilkins is also a strong advocate for good professional coaching and paid tribute to former Gympie Pines pro Simon Linnane for helping to better understand his swing and also how to correct it when things start to unravel.

“Simon was a big help when he was here and I’ll certainly be looking him up again now that he is back in Gympie” he said.

Don Griggs with a 68 nett was the A Grade runner up winning on a count back from the unlucky ‘dapper’ Doug Sutton.

Bryan Stallard played well under his handicap to win B Grade carding a nett 64, two shots clear of runner up Ron Scott who won on a count back from Keith Stewart.

Ball rundown to 71: Fred Pooley, Keith Stewart, Gavin Burls, John Kenny, Doug Sutton, Allen Cassells, Vince Andrews, Rod Emmerson, Ray Lindsay, George Tompkins, Derek Appleford, Ian Horley, Bob McPherson

Hole 16 accuracy shot: Bob McPherson, Doug Sutton, John Kerwin, Phil Barry, Bob Abbott, Lester Pettit, Ian Horley, Don Griggs.

The Gympie vets have a busy playing calendar over the next week.

On Monday members will travel to Pelican Waters for an 8am shotgun start and on Tuesday the club will host visitors from bothHeadlands and Nambour clubs.

On Wednesday members will play a single Stableford for trophies donated by Noel Turvey and Don Cappetti.

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