Rich River Golf Club will host a 12-hole competition on Sunday designed to encourage more players to the game.May 24, 2014 3:36am
Rich River Golf Club's Richard Caiolfa is helping to run a new 'big bucket' golf competition on Sunday.
Golf administrators throughout the western world are looking at ways of arresting a gradual decline in the sport’s popularity.
Jack Nicklaus, the greatest golfer to have played the game has been trying something new to get more people to play golf.
He is hosting events at his club, Muirfield Village, in which the cup is three times as large as the regular-sized cup and the tournaments are run over 12 holes and not the traditional 18 holes, the aim being to speed up play and reduce frustration.
Rich River Golf Club is joining Nicklaus in his vision to make golf easier and quicker to play and will host its second ‘‘Big as a Bucket’’ on Sunday.
Rich River professional Richard Caiolfa said the club hoped to attract new players, especially those who might find golf difficult.
‘‘We will have shorter holes, with the tee forward as well,’’ he said.
‘‘We seem to have attracted some juniors who haven’t got their handicaps yet and we are also hoping to attract some ladies from the area to play golf as well.’’
Hoping for about 60 people to compete, Caiolfa said the bigger holes had caused some extra work for the greenkeepers, but ‘‘if it promotes golf, they’re happy to do it’’.
The competition will start at 1pm Sunday and will be held on the first 12 holes of the west course.
For more information, phone 5481 3372.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting damaging winds across the region tonight.
The Australian Waterski Show Team, consisting of 18 skiers from the local area placed second in a nail biting finish at the World Championships held last week in Wisconsin, USA.
Billed as ‘Fabulous Flowers and Fine Food’, Tatura’s Anglican Church Parish had a successful fundraiser on Thursday, September 4.
Sitting Member for Rodney Paul Weller is now number four on the National Party ticket to contest northern Victoria for the legislative council.
Staff and patients at Rochester and Elmore District Health Service showed of their true blue side.
Ky kids celebrate dad
Annual show wows the crowd.
The Finley Football & Netball Club added a 2014 premiership to it's cabinet thanks to a stunning display from its C-Reserve netballers.
Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program is taking enrolments for the 2015 program.
Berrigan Shire councillors discuss a poor financial outlook, and potentially, higher rates and less services for ratepayers.
Rams premiership stars Tim Holobowksi and Jack Lloyd head a list of five new recruits at the club.
The only consistent thing about frost damage in crops was its random nature, a cropping expert told his field day audience at Finley last Friday.
Major Collision Investigation Unit are on their way to Benalla where the body of a woman was found in Gray St.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.