Getting started: Bill O’Sullivan, of Lismore, tees off in a previous Richmond River Amateur Championship at the Lismore Workers Golf Club.
Getting started: Bill O’Sullivan, of Lismore, tees off in a previous Richmond River Amateur Championship at the Lismore Workers Golf Club.

200 line up for 36 holes of golf

THE GREENS have been cut and rolled and the sand traps raked over in preparation for the Richmond River Amateur Golf Championship over the Easter weekend.

Thirty-six holes of stroke play awaits more than 200 golfers who have entered the tournament, which has been running for more than 30 years.

Club professional Peter Jaeger and staff have Lismore Workers Golf Club primed in preparation for one of the area’s top amateur tournaments.

“All is in order, now we are just waiting for the clubs to start swinging,” Jaeger said.

The tournament has attracted competitors from Sydney, Brisbane and everywhere in between, as well as a healthy contingent of local golfers.

“It’s a big day for Northern Rivers golfers,” Jaeger said.

“Just about every club in the region has an entrant, partly due to the fact that this is one of the few 36-hole events that amateurs get to play around here.”

Open to anyone with an official Australian Golf Union handicap, the tournament will host its share of sharpshooters who play off low handicaps.

“It’s sure to be hotly contested; we are very happy with the quality of nominations received,” Jaeger said.

Come Sunday night one will be left standing as the Richmond River amateur champion for 2010.



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