WINNERS: Orange Queen entrant Taylor McCosker with winners Michael Coulson, Tim Russell and Jeremy Zahl.
WINNERS: Orange Queen entrant Taylor McCosker with winners Michael Coulson, Tim Russell and Jeremy Zahl. Contributed

Queen hopeful bunkers down for golf fundraiser

ORANGE Queen hopeful Taylor McCosker is one of the sportiest teenagers you would ever meet but she freely admits that golf is not one of her passions.

She knows what a putter is, what a driver is and what an iron is used for but that is almost the extent of her knowledge.

She also knows how golf brings together people of the North Burnett, which is why on Saturday she elected to host her Orange Festival fundraiser at the Gayndah Golf Club, with encouragement from her family of "golf fanatics.”

"The golf club always gets a big turnout, especially when there is an event on or its for a good cause,” Ms McCosker said.

Ms McCosker said she was grateful to everyone who made it such a "great day” by spending their Saturday on the links.

The whole McCosker clan pitched in on the day.

Proud mum Maria, who remained in the clubhouse and made sandwiches, said she knows how much work goes into putting together golf days, having done so previously with family business McCosker Truck and Tractor.

Meanwhile, Truck and Tractor employees Julian Guyatt and "Macca” Kenny zoomed around on a donated Kubota utility cart distributing refreshments, alongside Mr Guyatt's partner Mikaela Ross.

Ms McCosker was stationed in the halfway house on the 7th hole alongside Sue Jameson.

The 3 Hole Ambrose attracted 16 teams with Mick Coulson, Jeremy Zahl and Tim Russell winning with a score of 53 nett.

Peter Ulcoq, and Rob and Lynda Randall (55 2/6 nett) finished second while Brian Nugent, Bevan Young and Carlos Mendoza (55 5/6 nett) were third.

The McCosker team of Jason, Maria and Steve Jameson finished sixth with 59 nett.

Meanwhile, Ms McCosker is set to attend Australian Catholic University in Brisbane where she will study nursing in the hope of one day being a doctor.

She had her orientation day on Tuesday where the Brisbane Lions Academy Youth Girls Squad signed up players.

Ms McCosker says she will also sign with an Australian rules football team at North Lakes, near where she now lives.

Ms McCosker will next month host a five-a-side touch football fundraiser in Gayndah.


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