Top grades for club stalwarts


TWO great rounds of golf in Saturday's monthly medal by Roy Gleeson and Idwall Richards earnt them the A-grade and C-grade monthly medals on their respective courses. This was great to see, as both members have had a substantial input and affect on how the Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Golf Club has evolved into the successful club we know today.

It's not often that the medal-winners in a club with well over 1000 golfers have membership numbers one and 10 well done to both players.

THE B and C-grade Gold Coast District Golf Association championships will be played down our end of the coast on Sunday, September 16. The winners go on to represent the association at the state interassociation championships. Together with some great trophies, this makes the event a great one.

If you would like more information or an entry form, contact your club for details.

ANOTHER event now underway is the GCDGA senior and super senior interclub pennant series an initiative of the Gold Coast District Golf Association after approaches by local golfing and retail identity John Goss. John has sponsored the event over its short but successful history, and the event has just that bit more meaning this year after his passing following a long fight with cancer. I will keep you up to date with results as the season progresses.

I MENTIONED local golfer Jake Younan-Wise was returning in last week's article. The latest Royal and Ancient world amateur rankings have only five Australians in the top 100 players, and Jake is sitting in 86th what a great effort.

I WOULD like to wish popular ladies committee member at Coolangatta Tweed, Dorothy Niell, the best with her upcoming operation and treatment for a recently diagnosed heart problem. Dorothy is one of those important members of any club who is only too happy to volunteer when work has to be done.

PRO TIP CONSISTENCY in the short game can be put down to one key the angle of attack. For clean contact, the club must be on a descent when it hits the ball. Many people try and lift the ball, resulting in duffed or thin shots. Ben Cronk, Chinderah Golf Club, 0409 552346

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