GET INVOLVED: Casino golfer Wayne Hughes at the tee during a previous Beef Week golf competition. Entries are still being taken for this year’s event, on Thursday.
GET INVOLVED: Casino golfer Wayne Hughes at the tee during a previous Beef Week golf competition. Entries are still being taken for this year’s event, on Thursday. Cathy Adams

Tee off at the Beef Week Open golf competition

ENTRIES are still open for the annual Casino Golf Club and Carlton United Breweries Beef Week Open golf competition on Thursday.

There is $1500 prizemoney to be won with the competition open to men and women.

"We've got around 100 registered at the moment and we'll certainly take a few more," club manager Wayne Morgan said.

"There were 130 last year and if we get up around that figure again we'll be happy.

"Most of our members play but we get a few new faces each year.

"Visitors are welcome and we'll take as many as we can get."

Casino golfer Robert Reiche won the single stableford event last year.

The tournament has become a regular fixture on the club's calendar in recent years.

"The first year we had about 80 starters and we've built it up from there," Morgan said. "We were looking to give the club a boost and it gives people something else to do during Beef Week.

"This will be the fifth year we've held it and we intended for it to become an annual event.

"We're lucky that we've had our three main sponsors on board since the beginning too."

Golfers will tee off from 6.30am onwards.

Dinner will follow at the Caddy Shack Restaurant with musical entertainment from the Cath Simes Band.

Anyone interested in playing can contact the Casino Golf Club on 6662 1259.

Meanwhile, local horse racing resumes with the annual Beef Week Cup at the Casino Racing Club on Friday.

The $25,000 race is the feature at the TAB meeting.

Casino trainer Neil Creighton won it last year with After Baron.

Elsewhere, the $4000 Casino RSM Beef Week final is scheduled on the same day in a big afternoon of greyhound racing at Queen Elizabeth Park.



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