It’s on for young and old
Hill Top Golf and Country Club will host a unique tournament later this year.
The four-ball best-ball stableford will have juniors and adults pair up in the 18-hole event on October 29, with only one other competition like it in Australia.
Each pair must consist of one adult and one junior participant and event organiser and volunteer junior coach Julie Gregg believes it is a great way to include the two age groups in one competition.
‘‘I have coached juniors for a long time and you can see the enjoyment in their faces, and now for them to compete with family, friends and adults will be fantastic,’’ Ms Gregg said.
‘‘We encourage participants from far and wide to give it a go and support the event. All you need to play is a Golflink number.’’
With $4000 to be won in prizes and even a golf cart, the junior must be above eight years old to compete, while adults are considered to be those 19 or older.
Budding star Tate Tartaglia, 11, is excited to participate in the tournament with his grandfather Carlo. He believes more youngsters should take up the ‘‘awesome’’ sport.
‘‘Children should be playing golf because it is a great sport, it keeps you active,’’ Tartaglia said.
‘‘It does not matter how old you are, it is a sport for every age and it doesn’t even matter if you have disabilities because golf is a sport for everyone.’’
Golf is often perceived as an older person’s sport, however Gregg believes that is not the case.
‘‘Young adults, children and teens are time-poor so they do not have the luxury to go out and have a hit whenever they want,’’ Gregg said,
‘‘In saying that, we still get plenty of young people out here having a hit and playing with their friends.’’
The event will also have two divisions based on age, with A representing players aged 15 to 18, while B consists of children aged between eight and 14 years old. Entries for the competition close on Friday, October 20.
Eyes on the prize (right): Budding star Tate Tartaglia is hoping he can get a hole -in-one
to win a golf cart.