Tom Jameson is one of the next generation of Gayndah golfers.
Tom Jameson is one of the next generation of Gayndah golfers. Adam McCleery

Rare feat is done twice over holidays

Golf: The Gayndah Golf Club's regularly scheduled weekly games continued over the Christmas and New Year period along with the final rounds of the Summer Eclectic Cup.

Gayndah Golf Club secretary Diana Baker said the cup had proven popular amongst the club members and social players.

"The Saturday Summer Cup eclectic competition had a steady nucleus of players,” Baker said.

Ryan Slack was able to secure the January 6 round of the eclectic with a score of 23 points.

The competition had its own challenges to overcome with the wild weather during the New Year period playing havoc on the course.

"The course was a bit wet following wonderful storm and rain but still playable,” Baker said.

"There were a lot of branches down after the storm which kept Lindsay (Baker) busy for a few hours.”

Baker said club spirit always helped in the aftermath of damaging storms.

"Any help following high winds and storms would be greatly appreciated,” Baker said.

The rain also has another positive but time consuming impact on the course itself.

"The grass is growing incredibly fast and again any assistance with mowing fairways would be great,” Baker said.

Club president Mick Coulson has also drafted up the first three months worth of events for the 2018 calender.

"The final draft should soon be available,” Baker said.

The Gayndah Golf Club also had two hole in ones in less than a month.

Firstly Peter Ulcoq managed a hole-in-one on December 23 while Tom Jameson added his name to the list on the 17th hole on January 6.

"Well the big news is yet another wonderful hole-in-one,” Baker said.

"This time from Tom Jameson, congratulations Tom,” Baker said.