The 36th annual Narooma Seahorse Classic will see 146 golfers take to the Narooma golf course this June long weekend.
The biggest golf tournament for the Narooma Golf Club remains extremely popular and club captain Peter Jones said the event booked out in 45 minutes once opened online. Golfers must have a Golf Australia handicap of 2.0 or better.
Mr Jones attributed the interest to the beauty of the course and the town of Narooma, as well as the excellent prizes on offer totalling up to $10,000, when taking into account the four-ball social event on Friday.
“This has to be one of the biggest sporting events in Narooma in terms of bringing people to town for the whole weekend and is important for the local economy,” he said.
This year, there are 46 golfers coming from Canberra, 22 from Sydney, 21 from Melbourne, 19 from Wollongong, 10 from Wagga, eight from country Victoria, seven from Narooma, five from miscellaneous country NSW, three from the Far South Coast, two each from Queensland and Hobart and one from Adelaide.
Event handicapper Ralph Imberger said the tournament consisted of 54 holes of stroke play held over Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with the final presentation taking place around 6pm on Monday night.
Josh Reid from the Royal Canberra Golf Club has won the event for the last three years and is back for an attempt at a fourth win. Narooma local Jordan Lang was won the net division previously and is back again.
The Narooma golf course is looking fantastic at the moment after the rains last month, Mr Imberger said.
“Our thanks go to course superintendent Brendan Warby for having the course is such good condition,” Mr Jones said.
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