Gympie golfer Ross Plowman on the green.
Gympie golfer Ross Plowman on the green. Submitted

Plowman tackles his handicap

NEW technology has had a huge impact on the game of golf.

Big-headed titanium drivers with graphite shafts that send the golf ball longer than ever, golf balls made in multiple layers out of materials whose names are sometimes unpronounceable and portable GPS devices that take the guesswork out of distance measurement.

However one Gympie golfer says while all the latest technology is fine, he prefers to put his money into learning more about the game itself.

Ross Plowman says it’s much better to spend $500 on professional golf tuition than spending a similar amount on the latest golf technology, and it’s paying off.

On Saturday, Ross won the B Grade Single stroke competition with a creditable nett score of 70.

“Golf lessons have helped reduce my handicap significantly in a relatively short time and overall I’m hitting the ball with a lot more confidence and accuracy,” he said.

“While it’s working I’ll continue to have lessons as often as possible.”

Other successful players on Saturday were Coman Reynolds who won A Grade with an impressive nett 66 while Brendon Drew was runner up with 67.

Andrew Mallett was the B Grade runner up with 71.

Kerry Gallagher carded 76 to win the Ladies competition.

One of the highlights of the day was the hole in one by Kev Macklin on the 16th.

Ball rundown to 72: Jon Love, Graham Mitchell, Don Cappetti, Don Griggs, Liam Watson, Kevin Frampton, Eric King, Tony Edwards, Jeff Mason, Noel Turvey, Brian Campbell.

NTP: Greg Gooding hole 9, Kev Macklin hole 16.

On Sunday, “Dapper” Doug Sutton scored an impressive 42 points to combine with Barry Maher to win the 4 Ball Aggregate Stableford.

“Between the two of us we scored 77 points today and we nearly always play well as a team,” said Doug.

Nathan Collins and Ross Plowman were runners up with 74 points.

Gympie Times


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