Golf: Full field expected for tournament

Island Park Golf Club committee member Peter Bezett tests out a green in preparation for the club...
Island Park Golf Club committee member Peter Bezett tests out a green in preparation for the club’s annual Anzac tournament. Photo by David Beck.
Preparations are in full swing for the Island Park Golf Course's biggest tournament of the year.

Organiser Peter Bezett said the annual Anzac tournament, on Sunday, April 24, was expected to attract a full field of 72 golfers.

‘‘It's one of the major fundraising events for the club,'' Mr Bezett said.

‘‘It's a Stableford format, both men and women.''

There would be a nearest to pin competition on the 14th hole, as well as a paddling pool set up and any player who got the ball in the pool would receive $100, he said.

‘‘It's a bit of fun.''

There would be a good level of competition at the tournament, which had attracted some well-known names in the past.

Previous players included Brent McEwen, who has played 100 national interprovincial games for Otago, and Highlanders assistant coach Tony Brown.

Mr Bezett hoped to have more out-of-towners competing this year by holding the tournament on a Sunday.

‘‘It gives them a chance to travel and stay somewhere, then go home on the Monday.

‘‘It's usually a pretty late night for some of them.''

■Entries for the Island Park Golf Club Anzac tournament close on Friday, April 15.

For more information, or to register, contact Peter Bezett on (03) 488-2853 or, or Steve McCormick on (03) 477-4102 or

-By David Beck 

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