ELITE Australian senior amateur golf gets underway for the year this month with a number of national and state events scheduled.
Over at AUSOOM, Denis Dale (pictured) has produced a very helpful online calender that sets out the major events of the year.
His articles also help to explain the new Australian Senior Amateur Ranking system.
Events coming up include:
Australian Senior Ranking Events
Feb 20-21 Tasmanian Senior Open – Launceston Golf Club
Feb 25-27 Tasmanian Senior Amateur – Mowbray Golf Club
NSW Senior Order of Merit Events
Feb 9 Wollongong Seniors -Wollongong Golf Club
Feb 16 NSW GC Seniors – NSW Golf Club (new event at the venue
of the 2009 Australian Open)
Victorian Senior Order of Merit Events
Feb 5-6 Lonsdale Seniors – Lonsdale Golf Club
Feb 28 – Mar 1 New Zealand Senior Amateur – Wanaka Golf Club
Senior Match Play Championship Moves to Thirteenth Beach
In other senior amateur news Golf Australia has announced the venue for the 2009 Australian Senior Match Play Championship will be the Thirteenth Beach Golf Links course, which neighbours the previous venue, Barwon Heads Golf Club.
Thirteenth Beach is listed in the top 25 golf courses in Australia by Golf Australia magazine and the links style course that will be a great venue for the Match Play championship.
For the first time the 2009 Match Play Championship is included in events that award points for the Australian Senior Ranking competition. The defending champion is Denis Dale (NSW) who defeated Rick Oliver (NSW) in the 2008 final at Barwon Heads.