Kent Bird tees off on the ninth hole at the Bundaberg Golf Course.
Kent Bird tees off on the ninth hole at the Bundaberg Golf Course.

Special trophy for Hunt

OUR "million dollar man" has not been robbed of his glory as, although he was not the winner of the competition, he was awarded a trophy for a magnificent 49 stableford points for the best score of the day.

Graham Hunt found it hard to believe that it all fell together as he scored 27 points on his first nine holes with six pars, playing on a 24 handicap.

But the competition sponsored by professional Craig Swift was a secret partner event.

With 58 net, you wouldn't say it was all good luck as he putted for a five pointer on six and left it on the edge, didn't score on the 15th hole and just to prove that he wasn't having a great day, he drew the playing partner who predicted that Graham would be unlucky enough to draw him.

You did do a good job as his cheer squad on the way round, Reg, but it was a pity that you didn't concentrate to improve your score.

The lucky winners were Gary Ridge and Graham Tesch with a combined total of 78, closely followed by Phinit Artcheua and Brad McCosh (77) who were runners-up from Roger Clark and Kayne Aslett.

The ladies were no slouches either, with Beth Dummer and Ann Leet going neck-and-neck, sharing the 72 points equally.

Ben Saywell is jubilant after his eagle three on the 18th and feels it will be as good a conversation starter as you can get.

Another great score was Rod Moore's plus-nine a week ago, which was only four behind Hunt's blinder, but that was just three in front of Tony Moosebrugger.

How good do you have to play to be sure of a win?

There's not much run with the thatch of new grass but it surely is a pleasure to put a good wood behind the ball.


THE AGM brought in a couple of changes to the committee and we have a special meeting called for Sunday, January 15, which is the Opening Day Mixed, and the meeting is in regards to the constitution changes.


MANY pairs challenged for the much sought- after Christmas hampers but Trevor McLeod was really happy that his partner Carmel Wooldridge played one of her best games of the year to get them first over the line with 54 points.

She felt that she earned the prize as the challenges she put out for assistance were not too readily forthcoming.

Tom McCulloch and Michelle Marsden won a couple of hams and the spouses of the winners came in third for the dozen balls.

It really was Christmas as eight more pairs won consolations.


WE lost a great wit and long time member last week in Noel "Boss" Matthews and the crowded church was testimony to the high esteem this happy member of almost 50 years was held in.

Saturday is an open stroke medley and open competitions are scheduled for all days except Christmas Day until after the New Year holidays.

The Burnett Cup 4BBB match play nomination forms are at the pro shop and it starts on January 29 and the ladies event starts a week later. Both are great events with good prize money.

A voucher for a game of golf would be a much appreciated gift this Christmas, so call into the pro shop to collect one and the pro Craig will tell you of his young son Zac's gold medal win at the Queensland State Swimming titles. Congratulations Zac.

Seasons Greetings to all our readers and thanks to the NewsMail for this privilege and if I don't get too many complaints, then I will prattle on again next year.

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