Charity golf comp tees off
ABOUT 350 golfers will turn out for the annual Brown and Hurley charity golf tournament at Kyogle this week.
Numbers are up from 300 last year, with the event now in its 43rd year at the Kyogle Golf Club.
Kyogle golfer Dave Walters is back to defend his title with locals playing today before sponsors take to the course tomorrow.
"This will be about the biggest turnout we've had and one of the main events at the golf club,” event organiser Kevin Hurley said.
"There will be plenty of good golfers here and it's a big shot in the arm for the club and community.
"They'll be playing for a prize pool of around $21,000 and I'm sure everyone will got home happy.
"We'll have golfers from Melbourne to Rockhampton and everywhere in between.”
There will be a strong contingent of golfers coming from Lismore and other parts of the Northern Rivers.
The tournament raised $27,000 last year for the Cancer Council and local charities and organisations.
It is the third year that Kevin and his wife Colleen have run the event, taking over the reins from Jim Hurley who ran it since its inception.
"Colleen is the golfer in the family and she has been heavily involved with everything again,” Hurley said. "We got a start in this town years ago and the tournament has always been our opportunity to give something back.
"It is very much a family thing and we've always had plenty of support from our suppliers who come from all over Queensland and New South Wales.”
Golf starts at 6am both days.