Wonthaggi Seniors Festival of Golf tournament secretary, Don Burke, is looking forward to catching up with mates from all over Victoria at this week’s event. G073914
RETURNING for a ninth consecutive year, the Wonthaggi’s Seniors Festival of Golf tournament has already attracted plenty of interest in the lead-up to its shotgun start this Thursday, October 2.
“We’ve got around 120 people signed up over both days so far,” tournament secretary Don Burke said last week as he made final preparations.
“We have a limit of 120 (per day) so there’s room for a more people to join in.”
The two-day competition is one of 16 golf tournaments held at various clubs around the state to celebrate Seniors Week.
Open to players aged 55 up, the event has a high retention, with many players from around Victoria returning year after year.
“I’d say around 75 per cent of the players we have this year were part of the tournament in 2006,” Don estimated.
“About 15 per cent of those would be locals.
“It’s a great social event and everyone really looks forward to it.”
It takes a tournament committee made up of nine members around 10 months to plan the event each year.
Players can share in a massive assortment of prizes, all of which are handed out after lunch.
Prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, straightest drive and nearest to the pin.
Entry cost is $25 for either day, with light refreshments included.
The action kicks off at 8am for a 9am shotgun start at Wonthaggi Golf Course on Thursday, October 2 (singles stableford) and Friday, October 3 (4BBB stableford).
To enter, contact Don on 0418 136 317 or turn up early on either day.