Bellingen golfers ready for title

A TOTAL of 20 Bellingen golfers will be going all out next week to win Central North Coast the Senior Ladies Tournament being hosted by the Bellingen Golf Club.

The two-day event, which starts on Tuesday, has drawn a field of up to 140 players from Forster-Tuncurry.

This tournament, which enables senior women players to compete at all levels, is in its 37th year and there are players who have never missed a tee-off.

After a very wet year last year, which resulted in many events having to be cancelled, Bellingen Golf Club is looking forward to hosting this event and green staff and volunteers have put many hours of work into getting the course into tip-top condition.

As president of the Women’s Golf Committee Jan Kearsley said the club was looking forward to showing off the course and welcoming visiting golfers to Bellingen.

“We want our visitors to have a really enjoyable two days of golf, but also time to shop, enjoy a coffee and a wander in our town,” Kearsley said.

The most sought-after trophy at the event is the Veteran’s Salver awarded to the best stableford score over the two days.

The club will also have the Super Vets (70 years and over) competing for the Barbara Boyd Cup, which is awarded for the best score achieved over the field.

The last time Bellingen hosted the event back in 2004, club member Vilma Neill won this coveted trophy.

This year she will be lining up again along with a couple of other Bellingen “young-at-heart” Super Vets Maggie Oliver and Betty Cockerill.



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