Golf Club gears up for Burnett Cup
NOMINATIONS are rolling in for the time-honoured Bundaberg match-play competition, the Burnett Cup.
Organisers expect upwards of 80 players to compete for a prize pool of $5000 in the five-round Bundaberg Golf Club event, which is in its 42nd year.
Last year's winners Brock Wooldridge and Roy Howard have been putting in some practice rounds eager to defend their title.
The pair faced off against Brock's brother Mark Wooldridge and Peter Zandona in a memorable conclusion to last year's event.
Wooldridge and Howard are eager to try to match their previous record of three consecutive titles between 2002 and 2004.
"That was a bit of a highlight for us," Wooldridge said.
"It's an honour to win one Burnett Cup, so to claim three was a bit special," he said yesterday.
The Burnett Cup had established itself as a premier Wide Bay event, Wooldridge said.
"It's one that's not to be missed," he said.
"I think it's probably the best four-ball event in the whole of the Wide Bay."
Bundaberg Golf Club manager Greg Hills said this year's Burnett Cup was shaping as a memorable tournament.
"There's been quite a bit of interest," he said.
"The event carries a very deep tradition for our club and is our biggest event each year."
The first round of the Burnett Cup will be held at Bundaberg Golf Club on Sunday, January 29.
Entries can be made by visiting the pro shop or by phoning 4152 6765.