Greenkeeper Ben Smith checks the fairways at the Coral Cove golf course.
Greenkeeper Ben Smith checks the fairways at the Coral Cove golf course. Mike Knott

Championship tee off at Coral Cove

CORAL Cove Golf Club workers have spent weeks preparing for an influx of budding professionals next week.

Club pro Russell Kelly said the course was in tip-top condition in readiness for the event.

More than 100 players will be out on the course next week for the Queensland PGA Trainee Championship, and Mr Kelly said he was sure they would enjoy the experience.

“With the soaking the course got during summer, it’s looking the best I’ve seen it,” he said.

Mr Kelly said golf club volunteers had helped staff get the course in shape for the championship.

And they were still out there yesterday, putting the finishing touches to the course.

Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism general manager James Corvan said the influx of the golfers and their families was a welcome boost to the region’s economic health.

“It gives us an extra edge before the school holidays,” he said.



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