Martin happy to spend time on the golf course
ALAN Martin spends a lot of time at the Gladstone Golf Club, not a whole lot of which is helping his golf to improve.
That is not to say Martin is short of talent - rather many of his hours are spent volunteering to have the course looking as good as it can.
As a member for the past 14 years, Martin has been helping around the place for almost all of that.
"I have been volunteering for 12 years, doing concrete, tees, mowing grass," he said.
Chatting before he teed off at the Gladstone Open, Martin was casual about the round.
A big deal for some, it didn't faze Martin, despite not having played during his extensive golfing days.
"It used to be 27 holes and I never got around to it," he laughed. "I am not good enough to play in it. I just played because I didn't play yesterday."
Martin's nonchalant demeanour suggested no over arching ambitions pressured him on the course, and he joked that his game needed some help.
Pulling a club from his Melbourne Storm golf bag, Martin said he wished the equipment would do just that.
"The boys at work got that for me when I retired. It doesn't make me play any better though," he laughed.
A Grade: Matthew Callow
B Grade: Rob Newman
C Grade: Greg Russell
A Grade: Greg Dunseath
B Grade: Alan Townsend
C Grade: Kyle Arstall