Lismore golfer Ian Hill at the Brown and Hurley charity golf tournament last year. There will be 300 golfers taking part in the annual two-day event in Kyogle this week.
Lismore golfer Ian Hill at the Brown and Hurley charity golf tournament last year. There will be 300 golfers taking part in the annual two-day event in Kyogle this week. The Northern Star

Golfers flock to comp

ABOUT 300 golfers will take part in the annual Brown and Hurley charity golf tournament at Kyogle this week.

Numbers are up from 265 last year with the event now in its 42nd year.

"They've all come out of the woodwork this year," event organiser Colleen Hurley said. "To get 300 is an outstanding number for us and the people just love coming here.

"A lot of work goes into this event, it doesn't just happen overnight."

Locals play tomorrow with sponsors turning out on Thursday.

The field this year includes golfers from Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton and Sydney.

There are 117 people booked in for the sponsors' dinner with money raised at the tournament going towards Cancer Council and other local charities and organisations.

The tournament made in excess of $20,000 last year.

It is the second year Colleen and her husband Kevin have organised the tournament, taking over from Jim Hurley who ran it since its inception.

"It will be bigger than Ben Hur in Kyogle this week," Colleen said.

"We just need a bit of luck with the weather now."

Golf starts from 6am both days with spectators welcome.



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