Spots still available in 2017 Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship with entries closing soon

Defending champion Kym Olsen plays from a bunker during the final round of the 2016 championship at Kooyonga Golf Club in Adelaide

THE 2017 Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship to be played at Royal Hobart Golf Club in October has attracted entrants from around the world but there are still some spots available in what is the premier senior amateur golf event in the country.

Entries have been received from all over Australia, as well as New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong and Sweden for the 54-hole stroke play event which is contested over three days.

The championship is open to men aged 55 and over with a handicap limit of 9.4. There is a $160 entry fee that includes a player gift, practice round, three rounds of golf and presentation reception.

The defending champion is Victoria’s Kym Olsen, who won last year in Adelaide.

The championship will be played 10 – 12 October and entries close on September 13. More information is available here

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Brian is a former Sydney journalist who didn’t have a skerrick of interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded Australian Senior Golfer in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association.

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