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Something 'magic' about Bargara course

CHAMP: Eun-Hee Ji celebrates after winning the Swinging Skirts LPGA golf championship. She often visited Bargara during the Korean winter to be coached by local Phil Curd.
CHAMP: Eun-Hee Ji celebrates after winning the Swinging Skirts LPGA golf championship. She often visited Bargara during the Korean winter to be coached by local Phil Curd. RITCHIE B. TONGO

FIRST round of the President's Cup between Bargara and Bundaberg is at Bargara on Sunday, November 5 with a shotgun start at noon.

This is a 4BBB match play event played off handicap similar to the Burnett Cup.

Looking at the nomination sheet on Saturday it looks as if the Bargara players are a bit gun shy after the number of times they have been beaten.

The last thing we need to do is give the city slickers a chance to boast about us not being able to have a full team as well.

It is hoped that Bargara can take a substantial lead over the river for the return match on Sunday, November 19.

There has been opportunities for many groups around Bundaberg to raise funds for a new bus for the Special School and now it's the golfer's chance.

There will be four-person ambrose on Sunday, November 12 at the Bargara Golf Club in aid of the school.

Cost is $50 per person, which will include a light lunch from 11.30am, and a shotgun start at 12.30pm.

Nomination forms are available from the club and players can also text with their name and phone number to Ian Groszmann on 0481 310 317.

On Sunday, Eun-Hee Ji won the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championships with 17 under - a mere six shots ahead of former world number one Lydia Ko.

This would have been a pleasing result for Bargara professional Phil Curd.

For a number of years Eun-Hee would come over to Bargara during the Korean winter and be coached by Phil and practise on the course.

While she has performed well on the US tour, this is her first win since taking out the US Open eight years ago.

Many years ago a long-time member of the club, Brian McCarthy, told me that the golf club was a bit of magic ground.

He was referring to the fact that while in town it would sometimes look like there would be no way you could play golf, but down at Bargara you could get a game in - of course helped by the quick-draining sandy course.

This was evident on Saturday when there was heavy rain in Bundaberg but once you came level with the Hummock, it began to clear. Almost all the field were able to play the full 18 holes.

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