The 2008 Queensland Mid Amateur Golf Championship will return to Caloundra’s Club Pelican in September and this year there will be a new division for the 44 to 54 age group.
The tournament is open to male golfers aged 30 to 54 with a maximum handicap of 15.4 and takes to the Greg Norman designed Club Pelican Golf Course from September 7 to 9.
The Mid-Amateur concept has grown in popularity since it was first held in 2005.
A large part of this is due to the tournament’s family friendly attitude with many players bringing their families to Caloundra to make a holiday occasion of the week’s golfing activities.
The new Caloundra Tourism Upper Mid-Amateur division has been introduced this year for players aged between 44 and 54 years following feedback received from players who have attended previous tournaments.
Another new initiative this year is the Footjoy Club Teams event for teams of three players from the same club – the best two nett scores each day counting towards the team’s total.
“The team’s event came about after the popularity of the Titleist 2 Man Teams Event which in the past has attracted teams from Titleist, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and of course Queensland,” said Golf Queensland’s Golf Operations Manager Scott Wagstaff.
“It is always closely followed, even by those not involved and this year there will be an opportunity for many more to be involved in a club team’s event, which just adds a bit more of excitement to the three days.”
The Queensland Mid-Amateur Championship kicks off on Sunday 7 September and concludes on Tuesday 9 September. Many players stay on site at the Crowne Plaza, which continues to be a great supporter of the event.
A welcome cocktail party held on the evening of Monday 8 September makes a welcome return after proving to be a highlight of last year’s event.
Tournament entries are open till August 25.
For further information and entry forms, visit www.golfqueensland.org.au