Gai Randall is a four-time winner of the Gloucester women's golf club championship.
Not bad for someone who started playing as a past time when she was pregnant with her youngest son.
“That’s when I played by best golf ever,” Gai laughed. “The belly gives good balance.”
But she seems to be doing okay, having won the A-grade club title for the fourth consecutive year in 2018.
The competition was held over three weeks in September 2018, awarding a winner in each grade (A, B and C), for the best overall gross score; the best, meaning the least amount of shots on a hole.
When Gai began playing 26 years ago, she started out in C-grade and has steadily progressed.
She has won numerous titles at the Gloucester. This includes being the champion in all three grades.
Gai comes from a family of golfers.
“My parents both played,” she said. “My sister plays, my brother-in-law and my husband. It’s a family affair.”
I enjoy the challenge, heading out with a plan to beat your last score.Gai Randall
She was working behind the bar at the Gloucester Country Club all those years ago, when she decided to give golf go and has been playing ever since.
It’s a sport she loves.
“You can only better yourself,” Gai smiled. “I enjoy the challenge, heading out with a plan to beat your last score.”
She plays every Wednesday in the women’s competition, but would love to play more. She also enjoys having a hit at other clubs, taking part in open days several times a year.
“I try to do as many as I can,” she said.
Her favourite club in the region, outside of Gloucester of course, is Bulahdelah. She’s even had a round of golf overseas, playing in Vancouver, Canada.
Gai plans to continue playing with hopes of having time in the future to play even more.