George Tompkins found his range to take out the A Grade Single Stableford.
George Tompkins found his range to take out the A Grade Single Stableford. Submitted

Age has not wearied him

ONE of the Gympie Pines Golf club’s longer serving veterans showed that he can still match it with younger players when he carded an impressive 40 points to win the A-grade Single Stableford last Wednesday.

George Tompkins, who celebrates is 80th birthday next month, played brilliantly on a course that is currently more suited to the longer hitters due to the recent heavy rain.

Playing partners Doug Sutton and Ray Dunkley agreed George was a worthy winner thanks to his excellent ball striking consistency.

“George hit the ball straight down the middle just about every time and he backed it up with very tidy play around the greens,” Dunkley said.

“I really enjoyed playing today and the company was pretty good too,” Tompkins said.

John Baxter also enjoyed the heavy course conditions to win B Division with 39 points.

Barry Bargenquast was the A-grade runner up with 39 points while Ken Dickfos took out B Division runner up with 37 points on a countback from the unlucky Merv Brand.

Ball rundown to 35: Mike Linnane, Greg Gallagher, Gavin Jensen, Don Cappetti, Ray Rigbye, Doug Cunningham, John Ireland, Mike Wynn, Merv Brand, Ray Dunkley, Derek Appleford.

NTP Accuracy shot: Gavin Jensen, Noel Turvey, Bob Abbott, Bill Swan, Greg Gallagher, John Ireland, Rod Emmerson, Lindsay Taylor.

Next Wednesday vets will play a Versus Par competition.

Gympie Times


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