Having a girls’ day out at the Hervey Bay Golf and Country Club was Penny Rowell (from left), Carol Parsons, June Stephenson and Sharon Polzin.
Having a girls’ day out at the Hervey Bay Golf and Country Club was Penny Rowell (from left), Carol Parsons, June Stephenson and Sharon Polzin. Karleila Thomsen

Fairway to heaven for golfers

WHAT a difference a year can make.

This time last year we were under water and now what grand weather we are having - it's just great.

What's also great is the number of social players in action on the course.

Golf is a work in progress, play social then become a member of the local club nearby.

In my article last week, we all heard about Doc's eagle but there were plenty of other great results.

The day was contested by 219 players and there was no lack of good scoring.

Ross Cook was the best in A-Grade with 40 point, one more than Barry Beyers.

Good Guy Stretan beat Allan Comerford on count back in B-Grade with 40 points while Graham Bell carded 41 points to win C-Grade from Trevor Dellitt (40).

The secret 12 was won by Shaun Edward with 29 points.

The course is in excellent condition following the rain and then the heat and Mick Gruber took full advantage on Tuesday.

He won A-Grade with 41 points from Mike Pascoe (40).

It's a change to see an A-Grade player having the best score of the day so maybe the handicap system is working but I guess time will tell.

Warren Barnes (37) won B-Grade on count back from Ron Littlewood while Brian Scholl (40) won C-Grade from Paul Drewett (38).

Conditions were different last Saturday - the wind made sure of that and it was an early morning starter, Danny Emmerson, who carded the best score of the day, 42 points.

Michael Kellerman (38) finished second.

I saw Michael after nine holes and he told me he was two under the card.

Nerves got the better of him on the second nine and he just couldn't finish.

It's called pressure Michael and I'd always keep it to yourself if you are doing well.

Greg Lovelack (39) won B-Grade while Leo Mason triumphed In C-Grade.

In closing, I'd like to wish all golfers a very happy New Year and for those who play at our club, please remember it is a rule of golf to keep up with the group in front and not in front of the group behind.

Brian Whitcombe, club captain