SENIOR TRADESMEN: Practising their broomstick putting in preparation for their round with Peter Senior tomorrow are, from left,
SENIOR TRADESMEN: Practising their broomstick putting in preparation for their round with Peter Senior tomorrow are, from left,

Centres of attention

By STEVE SPINKS

GOLFERS Chris Haselden, Paul Vanderstelt and Brett Beardow are a tad nervous before the Lismore Workers Club and Professional Investment Services Pro-Am tomorrow.

And why not?

After all, they are playing in the same group as event drawcard and top Australian golfer Peter Senior.

But it's not playing with Senior that is giving the trio the shakes.

Rather it's the 200-plus gallery that is expected to follow the two-time Australian Masters, Australian PGA and Australian Open winner when he tees off at midday.

"I've played with a lot of professionals," said Haselden, who plays off a handicap of 10.

"But I haven't played in front of a lot of people before.

"The nerves will be gone after two shots. I just hope I'm off the first tee by then."

Vanderstelt, who plays off six, just wants to go out and enjoy himself, but he's still unsure whether playing with Senior is a good thing.

"I'll tell you after we finish," he chuckled.

Beardow, who plays off nine, reckons he might give Senior a few tips.

"My first tip will be not to look at me when I hit the ball," he quipped.

The Pro-Am will start early, with Senior and his 'terrific trio' teeing off at 12 noon.

This afternoon there is a golf expo at the club from 12 noon to 4pm, with a free coaching clinic from the Holden Young Lions straight after.



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