Success at Summer Week of Golf

The Southern Highlands was home to the Summer Week of Golf last week. 

SUMMER GOLF: A golfer taking a swing at the invitational par three pro-am at the Highlands Golf Club on February 10. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

SUMMER GOLF: A golfer taking a swing at the invitational par three pro-am at the Highlands Golf Club on February 10. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

It is one of the Highlands biggest golfing events and was attended by more than 450 golfers from across NSW. 

Held at the Highlands Golf Club, the annual carnival is made up of a mixture of competitive golf and social events. 

The event teed off on February 11 and concluded on February 12. 

The individual stableford was the first Summer Week of golf event for 2017. 

The Stableford format is a popular format as it allows an individual golfer to play the course on his/her own merits but, in the event of a bad hole, allows the golfer to pick up the ball and move onto the next hole.

On Thursday morning the veterans golf day was held, followed by the Tradies Day in the afternoon. 

We had more than 450 people which we were happy with. People travelled from Canberra, Sydney, Nelson Bay and Newcastle to take part in the event.

Highlands Golf Club pro Scott Martyn

The invitational par three pro-am was held on Friday, followed by a pros shoot out in the afternoon. 

The main event was the 36-hole ambrose, which was held on Saturday and Sunday. 

Highlands Golf Club pro Scott Martyn said he was impressed with the number of people that travelled for the event. 

“We had more than 450 people which we were happy with. People travelled from Canberra, Sydney, Nelson Bay and Newcastle to take part in the event,” he said. 

Saturday’s warm temperatures didn’t deter players, but the Cancer Council were at the course to make sure people were being sun safe in the hot weather. 

The Highlands Golf is taking part in the Cancer Council NSW’s Improve Your Long Game program this summer. 

Targeting men aged 40 years and older, Improve Your Long Game is a collaboration between Cancer Council NSW and Cancer Institute NSW that encourages golfers to wear sunscreen at the clubhouse and on the green, with a reminder to re-apply throughout the course. 

Martyn said the annual Summer Week of Golf was another great success for the club. 

“Everyone had a great time, the week is all about golf and getting out and playing a few good games,” he said.