Catch some week­end golf and pet ac­tion

MAYOR’S VIEW

Kalgoorlie Miner - - OPINION - John Bowler

Whether or not you are a golfer you will not be dis­ap­pointed if you watch the ac­tion at the Kal­go­or­lie Golf Course this week­end.

We have more than 100 of Aus­tralia’s best golfers com­pet­ing in the WA Gold­fields PGA Cham­pi­onship and you will be amazed at just how far they hit the ball and their ac­cu­racy around our unique course.

And unique is the most oft-used word to de­scribe the course by th­ese young pros. To a per­son they say that this is one of the best cour­ses in Aus­tralia and they look for­ward to its many chal­lenges.

The num­ber of vis­i­tors — not just the golfers but the sup­port staff and spon­sors — who come here for the PGA in­ject a lot of money into the lo­cal econ­omy.

The course it­self is in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion, a credit to the su­per­in­ten­dent Fraser Brown and his fel­low green­keep­ers.

We have had a dry win­ter but you wouldn’t know it with the vivid green fair­ways in stark con­trast to the red earth, with the only prob­lem for mug golfers like my­self is that too of­ten we play off the wrong one.

Stroll around the course to­day and to­mor­row or set­tle over the 18th green with the club­house close by and mar­vel at the skills of th­ese young pro­fes­sion­als.

An­other event on this week­end is coun­cil’s an­nual Pet’s Day Out at Cen­ten­nial Park.

From 10am to 1pm to­mor­row the park will be a bus­tle of ac­tiv­ity with a mul­ti­tude of ac­tiv­i­ties for you and your pet.

Per­for­mances by Strange Brew, wag­gi­est tail, best pet tricks and the pop­u­lar best and owner looka­like com­pe­ti­tions are just some of what is hap­pen­ing.

A high­light of the event is the half-price reg­is­tra­tions and re­duced mi­crochip­ping.

With the new leg­is­la­tion com­ing into ef­fect to­mor­row which re­quires all dogs to be mi­crochipped and reg­is­tered and cats over six months to be reg­is­tered, this is an op­por­tu­nity not to be missed.

One-year dog reg­is­tra­tions are $10 for ster­ilised dogs and $25 for un­ster­ilised dogs. Con­ces­sion hold­ers pay $5 and $12.50, re­spec­tively.

Cat reg­is­tra­tion is $10 for one year and $5 for con­ces­sion.

An op­tion is to take ad­van­tage of the half-price reg­is­tra­tion and reg­is­ter your pet for their life­time; ster­ilised dogs are $100, un­ster­ilised $250 and con­ces­sion hold­ers $50 and $125 for un­ster­ilised dogs. Life­time reg­is­tra­tion for cats is $100 and $50 con­ces­sion. Mi­crochip­ping is

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