QUEENSLANDER Peter King will be trying to make it three in a row when the 2013 Men’s NSW Senior Amateur Championship gets underway at the Howlong Golf Club on Tuesday, February 26.
King will face some stiff opposition with a field of 170 contesting the 54 hole event over three days at the popular Murray River course.
Others with strong chances include Stefan Albinski, Denis Dale, Roy Vandersluis, Greg Stanford, Steve Gibson, Alan Bullas, John Beaumont, Bill Banks, Vince Clark, Russell Rogers and David Limbach.
King is in good form and currently leads the Australian Senior Amateur Rankings points table with Sydney’s Albinski in third place.
Albinski recently won the Tasmanian Senior Open for the third time and has won just about every other senior amateur event in the country – except for the glaring omission of his home state championship. He’ll no doubt be working hard to remedy that situation.
The Men’s NSW Senior Championship is the premier event on the NSW Senior Amateur golfing calendar. It is open to male amateurs who are 55 years of age or over as at the first day of play whose handicap does not exceed 15.4 strokes at the date of entry.
For all the serious competitors, there are also some participants out to enjoy the few days of golf with their mates.
“This event really showcases the outstanding golfers we have in our senior ranks. It’s a competitive event, but at the same time a great week away for many of the participants”, said Golf NSW CEO, Stuart Fraser.
There are a number of prizes awarded for the Championship, including NSW Senior Championship (Overall winner); Division 1 (55-60 years); Division 2 (60–64 years); Division 3 (65-70 years); Division 4 (70 years and
over) and NSW Senior Country Champion.
This year also sees the Senior Interstate matches return to NSW, aptly named ‘The Walking Stick Trophy’. This event is run in conjunction with the NSW, Victorian and Queensland State Seniors Championship on a
rotational basis between these States. Each team consists of six players, with the lowest two scores dropped each day.