Meryl?s eye on the ball
By STEVE ARCHBOLD
THE demands of bringing up a family of four meant Woolgoolga's Meryl Kyburz was a relatively late starter in her golf career which has blossomed over the past seven and a half years. Meryl was a keen squash player until she went blind in one eye which made it impossible to track the speed and direction of the ball. "Golf is much easier as the ball is always still and right in front of you when you hit it," she said. Meryl and her husband Peter took up golf around the same time so neither would turn out to be a golf widow. They have developed a strong combination as a mixed team and after wins at Dorrigo and Frederickton will now contest the regional Keno competition later this year at Bonville. Meryl was recently thrilled to be part of the first Woolgoolga team to win a Mid North Coast women's pennant in competition at Urunga. "Although I didn't win my match in the matchplay format it was still nice to celebrate being part of the team," she said. Meryl said she was often affected by nerves in big events and this was why she hadn't featured in any club championships results over the years. "I'm just going along steadily, I have reduced my handicap from 45 to 31 so I am heading in the right direction," she said.