99th annual Nhill tee-off
Nhill Golf Club will celebrate a year shy of a century with its 99th annual tournament starting tommorrow.
Kicking off a host of events will be a ladies day, with entrants contesting tomorrow’s Bet Bussau Memorial Cup with 18 holes of stroke play.
Friday sees the men’s four-ball best-ball par and women’s Stableford aggregate competitions.
Men’s and women’s four-ball best-ball Stablefords will be on Saturday, with mixed Pinehurst and men’s stroke on Sunday.
The final day of the tournament will see the conclusion of the men’s Lowan Cup – a 36-hole scratch event – and men’s and women’s 18-hole scratch competitions.
Club captain Shane Grover said about 500 golfers were expected to contest the tournament, which is the first of a series of golf club tournaments across the Wimmera.
“For Nhill Golf Club to run its 99th annual golf tournament is a mighty achievement,” he said.
“The course is in magnificent condition and if weather conditions are good we can expect about 500 golfers to try their hand.
“Every attempt has been made to offer visitors a good range of trophies.
“The five par-threes all offer a great prize for the best shot during the weekend.”
Mr Grover said there were a limited number of golf carts for hire during the tournament.
People wanting more information can call the club on 5391 1730 or captain Shane Grover on 0412 603 917.
PREPARING: Nhill Golf Club captain and greenskeeper Shane Grover.