Wet conditions challenge golfers
GYMPIE veteran Keith Johnson played outstanding golf in trying wet conditions to easily win the A Grade Single Stableford competition a fortnight ago.
Johnson carded a creditable 42 points which was five points clear of his nearest rival “Dapper” Doug Sutton.
Johnson said he tried to treat the difficult conditions as a challenge and paid tribute to the excellent condition of the course.
“Playing in the wet is uncomfortable and always adds another dimension to the game,” he said.
“But the course is playing so well at the moment, the rain really didn’t bother me.”
“I never missed a fairway and all my approach shots worked. The only change to my game was to take an extra club for some of the holes.”
John Baxter also played well to win the B Grade competition with 40 points followed closely by runner up Phil Barry on 39 points.
Ball rundown to 33 points:
Ray Dunkley, Bill Swan, John Kirwin, Gavin Burls, Lester Petit, John Kenny, Peter Newth, Brian Carroll, Don Cappetti, Allan Cassels, Barry Allen and Doug Cunningham.
Hole 16 accuracy shot:
Keith Johnson, Barry Allen, Keith Stewart, John Kenny, Peter Newth and Don Cappetti.
Gympie Vets president Bryan Stallard has appealed to members to get their names on the time sheet prior to the day’s play.
“It makes organisation so much more difficult when players turn up at the last moment expecting to play,” he said.
“Of course we like everyone to get a game, but if they haven’t got their names down, then it would help us tremendously if they could at least get to the course half an hour before hit off.
“Rather than rush around at the last moment, committee members, like everyone else, then have a chance to spend some time on the putting green before playing.”
Yesterday, Gympie Vets hosted Club Pelican with a 9am shotgun start.
Today, members will be competing for trophies donated by Barry Bargenquast and Nev Gilchrist in a 4BBB Stableford.