Field arrives for Seniors PGA
Shearer, a former Australian Open and Australian PGA champion, has withdrawn from the tournament because of business commitments.
But that won’t stop a field of 125 amateurs and 75 pros from taking part in the 54-hole tournament.
“While the numbers have been capped there has been a lot more demand for spots this year and we have a much bigger waiting list,” club captain Mark Wilson said.
Defending champion David Merriman will be back to defend his title and will take part in a $4000 skins game along with Rodger Davis, Mike Ferguson and Terry Gale on Thursday.
The bulk of the field will be getting accustomed to the Byron Bay Golf Club during the regular members’ competitions tomorrow and Thursday.
While there has been a lot of rain in the area recently, Wilson said the Byron course was in ‘sensational’ condition.