Region shows its strength at all levels

THE strength of golf in our region came to the fore again with the Northern Rivers playing the mid-North Coast association at Casino last week.

This challenge involves juniors, colts, seniors and open players from both associations.

Points were allotted for wins in matches by each of the teams, and the Northern Rivers proved just that bit better on the day to take out the challenge.

Locals to play well were Jake Dinsey, Elliott Smith and Jacob Tonkin.

It was great to see our local players go up against the best from other regions, so well done to both associations in holding the event.

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  • NEXT Sunday will be the 57th Twin Towns Open to be played around the tight Coolangatta Tweed Heads layout.

This event is the who's who of amateur golf in Queensland and northern NSW.

It is also a Queensland state ranking event in both the junior and open age groups.

I am a bit disappointed that the Queensland open and colts squads will be away at camp in preparation for the upcoming interstate series, but this will mean that any one of a number of quality golfers could come through for a win in this prestigious event.

The field of more than 130 players will be restricted to no more than a four handicap, and in past years, no less than 30 players were holding scratch handicaps.

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  • ROUND four of the Gold Coast Golf Association interclub men's pennant was played last Sunday in ideal weather.

Tally Valley had a walkover as Hope Island has been unable to field a team in this year's competition.

Boomerang Farm, after a close loss to Coolangatta Tweed last week played Gold Coast Burleigh and came out the winner in A-grade 3.5 to 2.5.

They squared B-grade and just missed out in C-grade.

In the other match involving a local club, Coolangatta Tweed played Parkwood Golf Club and CTH had strong wins in both A-grade and B-grade, with the C-grade side going down narrowly.

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  • NEWS through this week is confirmation that state level of accreditation on rules will now be held in Brisbane in late October.

The first of these two-day sessions will involve people on the competition rules roster with follow-up sessions next year for high result club accreditation people.

This program through Golf Queensland will involve both men and women.

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