PARTY TIME

Help us cel­e­brate as the Beer­wah Golf Club turns 50

Noosa Life and Style - - THINGS TO DO -

It’s been an awe­some 50 years since for­ma­tion on Au­gust 30, 1968. Start­ing with just 38 mem­bers and 18 as­so­ciates, to­day we boast a mem­ber­ship of more than 700.

Beer­wah Golf Club has en­joyed the sup­port of the lo­cal com­mu­nity from the start.

Many fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties were un­der­taken in the en­su­ing months and years – dances, raf­fles, bar­be­cues, wine and cheese tast­ings, street stalls and more, but the project suc­ceeded only be­cause of the tire­less work of the many vol­un­teers who gave their time and ma­chin­ery for long hours for the work­ing bees.

Ev­ery Tues­day, 16 mem­bers still get to­gether at a work­ing bee, sup­ple­ment­ing the four-man per­ma­nent greens staff.

In 1968 Beer­wah Golf Club was a nine-hole course with small, round raised greens, now it com­prises 18 won­der­ful greens of flow­ing Tiff Dwarf grass, said to be among the best in South­east Queens­land.

The friendly and wel­com­ing staff of the fully stocked pro shop will guide you on your way, and af­ter­wards you can re­lax in our club­house while tak­ing in the stun­ning views of the lo­cal flora and fauna.

Beer­wah Golf Club is very ex­cited to an­nounce – af­ter host­ing a PGA Pro-Am Series event at the club for 17 years – 2018 will see the El­gin Val­ley Beer­wah Leg­ends Pro-Am for the very first time.

See more than 50 Leg­ends pro­fes­sion­als com­pete for $15,000 in prize­money on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 8.

Pro­fes­sion­als will be joined by more than 100 ama­teur play­ers, not only from the Beer­wah Golf Club but right across South­east Queens­land, em­brac­ing the op­por­tu­nity to play along­side the Leg­ends in a tour­na­ment en­vi­ron­ment.

The first year a pro-am was staged was 1986. Win­ners have in­cluded Jeff Wood­land, Terry Price and Beer­wah Golf Club’s very own head pro­fes­sional John Mel­lish in 1987.

No­ta­bles al­ready en­tered this year in­clude Brad Burns (2017 Leg­ends Or­der of Merit Cham­pion) and Tim El­liott (2015/16 Leg­ends Or­der of Merit Cham­pion). Fur­ther mar­quee play­ers will be re­leased closer to the date.

Don’t miss this in­au­gu­ral event.

Golfer Brad Burns tees off at the Beer­wah Golf Club.

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