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Southern scramble

Wednesday, 10th August, 2011

SCRAMBLE: South Golf Club president Maurice Hetherton prepares for the inaugural Goanna Outback Scramble this weekend. SCRAMBLE: South Golf Club president Maurice Hetherton prepares for the inaugural Goanna Outback Scramble this weekend.

The South Golf Club will this weekend launch its inaugural Goanna Golf Outback Scramble for players who want to challenge themselves on a dirt course.

Organiser of the scramble, Phil Dungey, said the two-day event will begin on Saturday with an 18-hole individual stroke event.

There will be separate trophies for men and women plus “attractive prizes” including a flat screen TV and a digital camera, Mr Dungey said.

The four-person Ambrose will be held and played under scramble rules.

“Scramble rules differ from normal four-person Ambrose,” Mr Dungey said.

“The four-person team all hit off at the same time then they choose which golf ball to play on with,” he said.

“Teams choose the best ball in play to finish the hole.”

The Outback Scramble is sponsored by EMED Mining as part of the Alianza Cultural Exchange program with Spain.

Mr Dungey said the South Golf Club committee had worked hard to put the Scramble together.

“It has been a huge effort and I hope the golfing God up there makes it shine for both days,” he said.

Mr Dungey said there will be about 90 players taking part on both days.

“Close to 30 players are not involved with our club but are involved with other clubs. We have a four-person team from Brewarrina and players coming from Mildura.”

Mr Dungey said the weekend was about “fair dinkum golf” and any golfers who may be interested are welcome at the South golf course no later than 8.30am.

They will be issued with a handicap and registration will cost $25 per player, per day.

The cost will cover refreshments and food during ‘happy hour’.

“We plan to tee of at 9.30am both days and should be over by 4.30pm followed by presentations and happy hour,” Mr Dungey said.

“Members of the public are welcome to come out and view the golf.”

Mr Dungey said the Scramble will also promote the golf course as the home of the “outback dirt course” in line with funding received from City Council.

“We have received a grant from City Council to promote Broken Hill as a destination for golf,” he said.

“We have had tremendous support from the Broken Hill Golf and Country Club.”

Mr Dungey said it was great to see sponsors from the local area and two Mildura businesses donating money towards the $5000 in prizes.

“On Sunday the winning team will receive a minimum of $1400 in prizes plus a very attractive trophy (per player) donated by EMED Mining which is coming all the way from Rio Tinto.

“There will also be prizes for runner-up, second, third and fourth positions.”

A courtesy bus will also be available to take people to and from the course.

For more information contact Phil Dungey on 0428 505 255 or email nominations to phdee2@westnet.com.au.


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