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Legends of golf at Byron Bay

Golfer Peter Senior will be in action this week at the Australian Legends Tour Championship round at the Byron Bay Golf Club.
Golfer Peter Senior will be in action this week at the Australian Legends Tour Championship round at the Byron Bay Golf Club. GLENN HUNT

FOUR previous winners have entered the $37,500 Australian Legends Tour Championship round at the Byron Bay Golf Club this week.

Current champion Steve Conran is back to defend the title and will be joined by David Merriman, Tod Power and former Australian Masters champion Peter Senior.

No golfer has had a stranglehold on it recently with Merriman winning in 2014 before Power came out on top the following year after a playoff with Senior.

Senior has been a drawcard at the event for the past few years and has won it multiple times.

The Pro-Am part of the competition is played Friday and Saturday before the Legends only round on Sunday.

"It's a great opportunity for people to come and see these guys up close,” Byron Bay Golf Club Professional Greg Stewart said.

"Peter has always been really good to us and it helps when you get names like that.

"We've probably got as good a field as we could possibly get and we appreciate the guys making themselves available.”

About 60 professionals will take part this year including tournament regulars Rodger Davis, Mike Harwood, Ossie Moore, and Terry Price.

Melbourne golfer David McKenzkie is back after playing some tournaments in the United States while Craig Parry is playing in the event for the first time.

"Craig turned 50 last year so he's eligible to play now,” Stewart said.

"He's been a really good golfer in Australia for a number of years and definitely a notable addition.

"I'm not sure if he's played here before and it will be interesting to see how David (McKenzie) goes.”

Most of the top golfers will tee-off around 12.30pm Friday with spectators welcome.

Entry is free with the course open to the public to follow the Legends as they compete.

Some of the professionals have already arrived and will compete in a Pro-Am event at the Lismore Workers Golf Club today.