SO CLOSE: Peter Hourn comes up inches short of sinking his putt.
SO CLOSE: Peter Hourn comes up inches short of sinking his putt. Callum Dick

Club on course for success

GOLF: Kingaroy Golf Club have wrapped up another successful year on the fairway.

President of Kingaroy Golf Club, John Dalton said, on the whole the year had been positive for the club.

"It has been a pretty good year,” he said.

"As far as golf it was a good year although we have struggled for members.”

The club received funding to host free golf lessons to encourage beginner golfers to have a go.

Equipment was provided for the interested players and Dalton said it was a great initiative by the club.

"We have had good roll-ups and have ended up with a few new members out of it and some more social players, so it was a success,” he said.

For the first time in seven years, the club played host to the South Burnett and Sunshine Coast District Golf Association's Open and Close Championships in October, attracting 130 players to the region.

In July 2018, the club will host the Queensland school sport championships.

Last year the event was held in Tewantin and was attend by 170 students and their parents.

The club is hoping the event will attract a number of families to the South Burnett.

The club is always welcoming new social and competitive players.

A nine-hole social competition is held on Friday afternoons open to anyone willing to play and a handicap is not required.

If the number of social players continues to grow, the club is open to starting a social competition on the weekends.

Player of the year was awarded to the most consistently performing players throughout the year.

Peter Hourn was named A-grade player of the year.

At 82 years of age Ron Drabsch took out B-grade play of the year and Darryl Jacobs claimed C-grade honours.

Women's golfer of the year was awarded to Sue Brandon who was a member of the Kingaroy women's pennants team who were runners up to Maroochydore River at the SCBDWG pennants final at Gympie.