A successful coaching weekend was held on Sat 3 Dec to Sun 4 Dec and open to golfers of all ages.
The Dalby club hosted sessions over 2 days for Mens, Ladies and Juniors.
We had 2 PGA instuctors present, rising star “TJ” King and Dalby’s Heath Garvey.
Ladies session was Saturday December 03 from 8am to 10am (9 attendees)
Mens session was Sunday December 04 from 8am to 10am (14 Attendees)
Juniors were on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12noon (10 to 15 attendees)
Quite a few made the most of this opportunity to freshen up their skills and learn the correct techniques from a pro.
As advertised, our local PGA pro Heath Garvey and visiting PGA Pro from Mount Coolum Golf Club TJ King, conducted clinics for our men, ladies and juniors.
All attendees learned a thing or 2 to improve their game.
Proof was in the pudding with the quality of the coaching as our Sporters President Tunna Hewson played a mere couple of hours after his lesson to be narrowly pipped on a count-back for the chocolates on Sunday.
Maybe better luck with the Xmas hams on offer at the Sporters Xmas Party this Thursday Tunna!
We thank Golf Australia and the DDGA in helping fund these coaching days to allow our club to offer this for free. Positive outcomes were…
- Heath commenting, in particular after our session with our men, that players would see him for further lessons to improve their games.
- The eagerness of some of our juniors to back up enthusiastically 2 days in a row.
- TJ’s comments on how good our facilities are in particular our practice areas. Eg Mount Coolum doesn’t have the space for a driving range like we have. He also was positive on the state of our greens which is pleasing given where we have come from in the last 12 months.
- TJ tearing the course apart on Saturday afternoon with a 7 under 65 that should well have been a 62.
- Despite that he was beaten on a countback for the monthly mug (69 nett) and also, despite carrying our club manager Gavin Pontin, he wasn’t able to win the Keno ticket. Those honours went to opposition Craig Brennan and Charles Maguire, despite Charles’s 9 on the 17th. TJ was very appreciative of the local hospitality, in particular the refreshments, before, during and after golf.