Gympie Golf veterans can’t get enough of their much loved sport after returning from New South Wales.
Gympie Golf veterans can’t get enough of their much loved sport after returning from New South Wales. Contributed

Veteran golfers return from NSW tour

GYMPIE'S finest vet golfers have recently returned from New South Wales after a five-day golfing spree on some of the best courses the state has to offer.

With 20 members participating in the tour, the club is quickly expanding and growing every year, says member Ray Rigbye.

Vets president Bryan Stallard is delighted with the club's growth and is keen to expand the club with activities such as these tours which help to generate members' interest.

"We have a mystery golf trip scheduled for late June and visits to Tewantin Noosa, Horton Park and Headland Clubs which will happen before the end of the month," Stallard said.

"Combine these events with the regular weekly competitions and I'm confident we can meet the needs of even the most ardent senior golf enthusiasts."

Stallard said the club was also working on putting together another overnight golf excursion similar to last year's highly successful trip to Bargara.

Also in the planning stages is the annual Christmas in July function which will feature champion bush poet and entertainer Noel Stallard.

Single Stableford

IN other vet golf news, last Tuesday more than 120 golfers including visitors from Headland and Caloundra Clubs played a single stableford event at the Gympie course.

Kim Blackburn won A-grade with 39 points on a countback from John Tisdell. Ray Dunkley scored a well-compiled 40 points to win B-grade while visitor Richard Griffe was too good in C-grade with 39 points.

Next Tuesday Gympie Vets will play a single stableford event for trophies provided by Brian Carroll and Graeme Williams and on Wednesday members travel to Tewantin Noosa.

Nearest to Pins for last Monday's Monthly Medal Event

A-grade NTP: Ray Rigbye, John Tisdell, Gerry Dunbar.

B-grade NTP: John Baxter, Col Horswood, Bob McPherson

C-grade NTP: Keith Buchanan

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