Classic tees off
Tuesday, 27th September, 2011
By Kurtis Eichler
Eighty-six of the country’s veteran golfers kicked off the Broken Hill Golf and Country Club’s Silver City Classic yesterday.
Local players joined visitors in the morning for the stableford par event in which three divisions of men and two divisions of women played each other.
Darting across the course in her golf buggie, Judy Edgecumbe said that the tournament had introduced her to lots of new people.
“I love playing because it’s different to playing with the ladies all the time,” said Mrs Edgecumbe, who sunk her first ace five years ago at the course.
Making the journey from the sandy beaches of Noosa was Beverly Prideaux and her BH-born husband Neil.
They have come to the city to play in the tournament for the past three years.
“We just love to come and play on a good country course,” Mrs Prideaux said.
Tournament director, Dennis Martin, said several local competitors tasted success yesterday.
Mick Andrich, Barry Carnie, Ally Graziani, Dudley Hannigan and Ray Satori all came first in their respective divisions.
But it was in the division two ladies stableford that a local golfer, Sue Henderson-Wilson, did the best of all.
“She actually had the best score of the day for men and women,” Mr Martin said.
The main event, the 36 hole stableford, will start today and continue on Thursday.