Catch some weekend golf and pet action
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