The Southland Championships will tee off at SBS Bank Invercargill Golf Club on September 28-29 and and the field is expected to be even more competitive than in recent years, with many players boasting top form coming into the tournament.
The Southland Championships is the premier event for all players - male and female - and Golf Southland officials are expecting a field high in quantity and quality.
Golf Southland chair and selector Robyn Boniface has been full of praise for Southland's top players in recent weeks and has been impressed with some low scoring and good results.
She is expecting no different next weekend.
"We've seen some very good golf across all levels lately, throughout the MLT President's Pennants competition and also in local tournaments - there have been low scores sometimes in very trying conditions and the standard overall has been very encouraging," she said.
"We are looking forward to that standard continuing next weekend and would encourage golfers to get their entries in as soon as they can."
The format for the championships is 18-hole qualifying on the Saturday morning, followed by matchplay with groups of eight.
Entries can still be made up until next Tuesday so get them in to email@example.com.
Lumsden has again retained the Gilmour Rosebowl, after defeating Tokanui 4-1 on Tuesday in good conditions.
Despite the seemingly convincing score, there were some great matches, with three going to the 18th.
Results were (Lumsden names first): Olivia Frost beat Lorraine Froger 1 up, Anne Osment beat Melissa Yates 1 up, Liz Senior beat Glenys Crack 1 up, Lois Mitchell beat Allison Yorke 5/3 and Maureen Stewart lost to Jean Fallow 4/2.
The Lumsden ladies would like to thank Tokanui for the great matches and also their caddies Peter, Wyatt, Trish, Fiona and Shirley.
The Winton Lions IHC charity golf tournament is fast approaching and organisers are urging teams to get their entries in as soon as possible, and prepare for a good day's golf for a very good cause.
The annual tournament will be held onOctober 6 and is a great teams' day out with a 4BBB format for either same gender or mixed teams. Last year organisers donated $5000 to the Invercargill IHC - a fantastic fundraising effort.
There are barbecues and bars on course, $2000 worth of prizes, and the Winton Mitre 10-sponsored tournament has starting times between 9.30am and 2.30pm. Entry forms are available at golf clubs, or contact Allan Wilson (Winton Lions Golf Tournament committee chairman) or Nancy McHugh at the Central Southland Lodge.
Golf Southland's women's delegates day will be held at Lumsden on Friday, with the meeting starting at 10am. Full attendance from all club delegates would be appreciated. If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is still space for a few more pairs in Invercargill Golf Club's ILT gold cup, which will be played this weekend. The tournament is for two-person teams and the format is a 4BBB stableford on Saturday and an aggregate stableford on Sunday. With plenty of prizes up for grabs, it should be a good tournament - email email@example.com to enter
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