Tough mission greets golf players

ROLLING IN: Home player Kane McNamara completes his round with this putt on the 18th hole during rain-soaked action at Lismore Workers Golf Club.
ROLLING IN: Home player Kane McNamara completes his round with this putt on the 18th hole during rain-soaked action at Lismore Workers Golf Club. Stuart Turner

KANE McNamara may have endured the latest 'brutal' stage in his golfing education, but he was still smiling.

The right-hander was among more than 150 players defying soggy conditions at the latest Lismore Workers Golf Club competition.

Heavy rain made life tricky for the early starters in Saturday's 18-hole four-ball best ball competition at the Barham St course.

McNamara has only been playing golf for about a year and said it had been a testing event.

"I think it was raining the whole time," he said. "It was not too bad later on, but on the first nine it was brutal.

"It was hard work (but) I'm loving my golf."

MIDDLE LEFT: Jeff Edwards watches his opening tee shot during the latest play at Lismore on Saturday.
MIDDLE LEFT: Jeff Edwards watches his opening tee shot during the latest play at Lismore on Saturday.

The 27-year-old took up golf after encouragement from family members.

He plays off 23 and likes the rollercoaster of emotions you get with the sport.

"It definitely has its ups and downs," he said.

"It can get to me if I am putting badly.

"On one of the holes today I chipped in for a par. I think it's those moments that you wait for in this game.

"It's that something that excites you to come back next week.

"I'm just trying to get a bit better and find a bit more consistency. My main plan is just to come out and have a hit with the boys."

Terry Crandell and Chris McDowell took the top spot at the hard-fought competition on 48 points.

Col Lavis/Noel Huxtable were a single point back, with David Martin and Bill Graham (46) finishing third.

ABOVE: Brett Forrester chips on to the 18th green. Scores of players defied the murky conditions to enter the competition.
ABOVE: Brett Forrester chips on to the 18th green. Scores of players defied the murky conditions to enter the competition.
KEEN: Peter Lewis sends this putt on the way during the latest Saturday competition at Lismore on Saturday.
KEEN: Peter Lewis sends this putt on the way during the latest Saturday competition at Lismore on Saturday.
LEFT: Home player Peter Fiore tees off on the opening hole during the latest competition at Lismore Workers Golf Club.
LEFT: Home player Peter Fiore tees off on the opening hole during the latest competition at Lismore Workers Golf Club.


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