Rob?s first win in four decades
By ADAM WRATTEN
TWIN Town's veteran golfer Roger Gerber won his first competition recently more than 40 years after he first started playing the sport.
Gerber, 62, who plays off 25, shot a nett score of 138 to win the Twin Towns Veterans President's Cup from John McLoughlin on a countback.
Gerber shot two rounds of 69.
"It feels great," Gerber said yesterday at the presentation of the cup.
"It's a big thrill. (Winning) was one of the best days I have had.
"This is my first competition win. I haven't entered that many."
To celebrate he had a few beers with his playing buddies.
A keen rugby league and cricket player in his junior days, Geber moved to the Tweed in 2000.
Not long after he became a regular with the Twin Towns veterans, playing in the Monday and Saturday competitions.
He was one of about 150 competitors who took part in the annual event, veterans president Tom Noonan said.
The competition, held over two Mondays, finished a week ago with the presentation yesterday afternoon.
"We have 250 members," Noonan said.
The club, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, has a busy program ahead.