At the women?s golf clinic were (from left) Springsure?s Brooke O?Keefe, Yeppoon?s Fiona O?Farrell and Trudi Collins.
At the women?s golf clinic were (from left) Springsure?s Brooke O?Keefe, Yeppoon?s Fiona O?Farrell and Trudi Collins.

Coast?s Collins makes golf comeback

By RACHAEL BORICH

YEPPOON golfer Trudi Col- lins has passed through her teenage "sick of it'' phase and is loving golf again.

Collins was one of 22 girls, aged from 10 to 17 years, at- tending an all-girls golf clinic at Rydges Capricorn Resort last weekend.

The 16-year-old, who plays off an eight handicap, first hit the golf course as a five-year- old in Blackwater tagging along with her mum, Lynelle.

"I was a bit tired after two holes,'' Collins said.

Collins has almost played ever since.

"As a teenager I got a bit sick of it.''

Her golfing passion has now been reignited and two days of learning about sports psychology, nutrition, and some handy golf tips, has Col- lins back in the game.

Collins was particularly in- terested in the psychology. "I never thought of the game like that,'' she said.

Collins received a bonus for the weekend, named in Cen- tral Queensland's Junior Jug six-member squad, to be culled to three players before the June tournament.

Also selected were Rock- hampton's Natalie Gregson and Jessica Jonassen, Biloe- la's Casey Spillman, Spring- sure's Brooke O'Keefe and Yeppoon's Katie Buttery.

Collins, O'Keefe and former Clermont golfer Sheree Has- son, now with the Queensland Academy of Sport in Bris- bane, won last year's Jug title at Calliope.

Taking top honours in the Ladies Team Challenge three-day event at Rydges Capricorn Resort last Friday was Gladstone's The Booby Birds team (Anne Fenton, Maxine Gilbert, Carmel Clark and Halina Beale).

Second was Bundaberg's Bargara Birdies (Maxine Cot- ter, Stacey McDuff, Christine Bloem, Leonie Collins) and third was the local defending champions, the Trifecta Fil- lies (Jean Breakspere, Leslie Wilson, Jocelyn Lederhose, Shirley Clark).

The event hosted 120 players. McDuff (101) won individual honours from Breakspere (97) and Cotter (96).



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