AUSTRALIA DAY: Josh Hynes and Rhys Farrell try their putting before the Australia Day Golf Carnival in Warwick.
AUSTRALIA DAY: Josh Hynes and Rhys Farrell try their putting before the Australia Day Golf Carnival in Warwick. Gerard Walsh

Golfers enjoy a day on the green for Australia Day

GOLF: Josh Hynes and Rhys Farrell were two of the young guns who teed off in a field of more than 60 at yesterday's Australia Day Golf in Warwick.

The event was sponsored by Alexander Motel and Peppercorn Restaurant and started with a shotgun start at 12.30pm which enabled golfers to take in the morning Australia Day celebrations in Warwick.

Josh and Rhys said the golf day was a chance to socialise and have fun.

"Australia has a great sporting tradition and it is nice to be able to play golf on Australia Day," Farrell said. "This is a day of celebration. We live in the lucky country."

For Hynes, the course was in good condition for a day of fun.

"I am proud to be Australian. We live in a safe place," he said.

As for their golf, Farrell, aged 16, plays off a handicap of 12 and Hynes, 14, plays off 18.

The aim for both is to become single-figure players.

Both attend Assumption College and will be able to compare golf handicaps once school starts again this year.

Many of the teams comprised couples or family connections, especially the Burleys.

Marge Burley was playing with her son Wayne from Caloundra. Marge's husband Ken was playing with his daughter-in-law, Joanne Burley.

The Caloundra couple were in Warwick for a few days and according to Joanne, it was her first round in Warwick for three years.

What better day to share family time together than Australia Day with perfect weather on a green course.



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