WINNERS: Damon Zelinski and Nathan Roderick finished non-golfer winners.Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times
WINNERS: Damon Zelinski and Nathan Roderick finished non-golfer winners.Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times Keagan Elder

Golf aids Murgon Mustangs rugby league club

PLAYERS and fans of the Murgon Mustangs Junior Rugby League Club ditched the footy in favour of a set of golf clubs on Saturday.

The fundraiser three-person ambrose was well attended, as 45 golfers took to the Murgon golf course on Saturday.

Candice Sippel said it was a perfect day for golf with only a few spots of rain that failed to dampen spirits on the fairway.

"It was a great day, the weather was fantastic," Sippel said.

On top of the fine weather, Sippel said the course was in top condition.

"The groundsmen do a really great job," she said.

Sippel teamed up with Heidi and Terry Lee as the only all-women's team on the day.

"We finished 35 off the stick," she said.

"We didn't play too bad but it wasn't enough to win."

But as a team of mostly casual golfers, Sippel said her team was still able to hold themselves up against the field.

"I think the winners had 33 off the stick," she said.

Ryan Stower, Zac Steinhardt and Clowry Kennell won the golfers' competition.

The non-golfers competition was won by Damon Zelinski, and Andrew and Nathan Roderick.

But Sippel said the day extended beyond the action on the rolling fairways and greens at Murgon with around $1100 raised for the Mustangs' junior rugby league club.

Proston women's open day

JOY Horne was surprised to see how well golfers tackled the conditions on Sunday at Proston's women's open day.

"I was a bit worried. It's been very dry, so there was quite a bit of run (on the greens)," Horne said.

Despite this the 28 ladies from across the South Burnett fared well in the stroke.

Horne said the course had suffered in the hot and windy days experienced at Proston over the past few weeks.

"We're living in hope (of rain)," she said.

Blackbutt men's carnival

BLACKBUTT Golf Club had a similarly large day on Sunday as more than 60 players took to the course in the hunt for the title.

Blackbutt club captain Mark Clarkson said it was a good day on the course.

Unlike Proston, Clarkson said Blackbutt had received regular rain which had made the course lush.

"The greens are beautiful. We've been fortunate, we've been getting a lot of summer rain," Clarkson said.

"The (greens) are fairly fast, they're running fairly nicely about a nine on the old stimpmeter."

Clarkson finished with a 79 gross and 73 net.

Blackbutt results

  • Overall net winner: Blackbutt's John Copeland 66
  • A-grade gross winner: Ian Jones 72
  • A-grade net winner: Noel Dowdle 66
  • B-grade gross winner: Chris Callaghan 81
  • B-grade net winner: Russell Mackay 68
  • C-grade gross winner: Clinton Golding 87
  • C-grade net winner: Matt McAulliffe 66
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