Vets circuit comes to town

GOLFERS rolled onto the Tamworth Golf Club fairways not long after the sun yesterday to start a big week of golf in the city.
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The annual PlanPlus Wealth Advisors Tamworth Veterans Week of Golf has drawn over 170 golfers from clubs stretching across three states.

“We’ve got around 150 players each day,” tournament director Paul McDougall said.

“Of that 130 of them are visitors to town, so it’s really good in that way.”

“We’ve got players from Bundaberg, Canberra and Howlong in Riverina.”

There’s also a large contingent from Brisbane, the Newcastle area, the Central Coast and Nelson’s Bay.

Marg Reimer and Susie Anderson are two of 14 from Nelson’s Bay.

It’s the first time for both of them playing in the Tamworth event, which is part of an extensive circuit.

“These events, there’s 52 of them across the state over the year,” McDougall said.

Anderson has played in a few of them and was down in Orange the other week for the Week of Golf there.

“It’s a lot of fun,” she said.

“And you get to play on different courses.”

“This one is exceptional. You get to play two courses.”

Rounds are played at Tamworth and the Longyard on alternate days.

“It’s also nice that you get to see people that you met at previous tournaments,” she said.

She said she’s played “for years”.

“(But) It’s only since I went to Nelson’s Bay and semi-retired that I’ve taken it up with a vengeance.”

The first group yesterday teed-off at 7am.

Kaye Gamack, Marion Newton and Margaret Teh weren’t far behind them.

They were on course at 7.20.

Teh is no stranger toTamworth.

All the way from Redland Bay (Brisbane) this is her fourth time up to Tamworth for the vets week. She’s also a regular visitor for the Country Music Festival.

“I love doing all these veterans tournaments,” she said.

She and her husband are both playing and have come with caravan in tow.

They’ve made a few stops en route to Tamworth, following the tournament circuit from Orange to Muswellbrook, Uralla and nowTamworth.

The trip started out brilliantly for Teh, finishing runner-up in A grade overall (womens) at Orange.

For Newton, who plays at Muree in Raymond Terrace, the Tamworth tournament is only her second vets tournament.

For Gamack it’s her first, and a fairly fitting one to start with. “I have relatives here,” the Beresfield golfer said.

The tournament moves to the Longyard todayfor another individualstableford.

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