Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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IT just isn’t fair! Every Christmas it seems Santa is more than willing to step up to the plate and offer some yuletide golfing advice but when we try and approach the Easter Bunny for a few morsels of golf swing wisdom he just doesn’t give a shit... chocolate or otherwise. After much hand wringing we decided there was just one logical solution to our dilemma - we need something from the Irish. And on queue comes three time major winner Paddy Harrington with the very latest on why you should be flipping the wrists.
A record number of 64 Clubs and over 800 players will contest the right to become the 2021 NSW Super Senior Champion Club in what is expected to be a bumper year.
Story and Photo Gallery by Noel Rowsell. Gerringong Golf Club is hosting the 'Sam Matters Cup' and 'Sam Matters Plate' events on 23rd April, to help raise awareness and the prevention of suicide.

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Entries open for the 2021 NSW Veteran Matchplay Championship at Port Stephens

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