PLAYERS from 37 clubs from around the State converged on the Hawks Nest Golf Club last week for the annual Ladies Classic Tournament.
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In all, 256 players teed off over the two day Classic, the tournament now in its 33rd year.
“In 1985 the local lady associates of the Golf Club, as they were then known then, thought it would be a great idea to hold a Ladies Golf Game during the Prawn Festival,” President Elsa Jones said.
From small beginnings with just 39 players, and played over 9 holes, the Classic is now at its capacity.
“We just couldn’t have any more ladies on the course,” Elsa said.
“The course was in fantastic condition, that’s why the ladies love coming here.”
As well as the golf, the two day event includes a dinner for 160 at the Golf Club.
“We had a fashion parade of golf gear, presentation and dancing, the ladies had a fantastic time, they loved it,” Elsa said.
The Ladies Classic is proudly sponsored by Ray White’s Stuart Sinclair who thoroughly an afternoon tea with the women,
“Way too many great cakes,” Stuart said with a smile.
Lynn Flanagan, Sue Horton, Caroline Laycock, and Margaret Pearson from the Mereweather Club have been coming to Hawks Nest for the tournament for a number of years and it’s a must on their golfing calendar.
“The course is terrific, the place is beautiful and the volunteers are amazing,” said the women.
“We’re looking forward to coming back again next year.”
By: Margie TIERNEY