IN THE ROUGH: Currumbin Valley residents and organisers of the upcoming Currumbin Valley Golf Classic John Harris, Allan Bass a
IN THE ROUGH: Currumbin Valley residents and organisers of the upcoming Currumbin Valley Golf Classic John Harris, Allan Bass a

Just a cowpat away from golfing glory



GREG Norman and Mark Taylor will be there ? as well as a bunch of farmers and other locals ? for the fourth annual Currumbin Valley Golf Classic fundraising tournament up the backblocks of Currumbin Valley next month.

"Well, it's not the real ones playing ? these two live up the road," organiser John Harris quipped about his neighbouring namesakes to the famous sportsmen who will play in the 12-hole event, affectionately known as the "cow-pat classic" played around the paddocks of over 14 farms at the end of the valley on Sunday, October 9.

It's unlike any other known golf event in the world with players expected to tee off from a dry cow pat and round out each hole by hitting a 20-litre metal drum with a flag attached.

As one would expect in this neck of the woods, hazards for the event include cows, creeks, long grass, gullies and logs.

The event is the major fundraiser for the Currumbin Valley State School which last year benefitted to the tune of $1800 from the classic, put on by the school's P&C.

"Last year we had the drought so the paddocks were well eaten by cows so it was fairly easy going but this year may not be as good with all the long grass," Mr Harris said.

Entry fee for the event is $25 which entitles players to a special T-shirt, a hot breakfast and a sponsor's gift.

About 15 women played last year and organisers hope more will enter this year.

For information call Mr Harris on (07) 55330444.



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