Excited about the Pro-Am?You bet!
By PETER JAEGER
PETER Senior has travelled across the world to compete in the Lismore Workers Club and Professional Investment Services Pro-Am on Sunday.
The Lismore Pro-Am may not be world famous yet, but it is the biggest one-day pro-am in the region and been a finalist for Queensland PGA Pro-Am of the Year for three successive years, after claiming that title in 2003.
Okay, I'm excited!
Pete is the main drawcard in a field of 82 professionals.
Every State except Tassie is represented in a high-quality field.
The Pro-Am has helped many pros to greater heights and this year will be no different.
Shane Tait is back after a stint in the US.
'Taitor' has lost plenty of weight and is itching to go. He warmed up with victory at Casino on Tuesday.
Adam Bland is not a 'name' yet, but watch out for him.
He has won two Von Nida events this year on the secondary tour.
Adam has all the shots, as indicated by a 61 at Palm Cove earlier this year and an eight-under in winning Mt Warren a fortnight ago.
Kiwi Tony Christie won the Cairns Classic over 54 holes and is 10th on the order of merit.
Another well-known face will be Ossie Moore.
Sam Brazel is a big chance, based in Lismore with the advantage of a knowing a lot of the perks around the course.
I played with Sam last Saturday and he had a very comfortable 67.
However, the key to a great event is spectators.
This is a wonderful chance for all to catch up with Peter Senior, who will be teeing it up on Sunday at noon.
Let's see plenty of people at Lismore Workers Golf Club to show appreciation for him coming to this area.
Time for an ace
CLUB Car Australia has put up a $10,000 golf cart for the first professional to ace the fifth hole at Lismore on Sunday.
Club Car are great supporters of the pro-am circuit and have contributed great purses for those playing all the pro-ams across the Northern Rivers.
Shot of the day
AN unnamed Lismore member tried to be a good Samaritan last Saturday.
One of his playing partners hit his shot into the dam at Lismore. He helped by getting down to get the ball out.
No, he didn't fall in but, to his horror, as he was getting up, his golf bag and buggy rolled into the water.
The only clue is that he is a leftie, a former baseballer and cricketer ... and he used to work for The Northern Star.