Into swing of tournament

Jackie Hamilton, of Cromwell, takes her first swing as golfing women headed to Queens Park in Invercargill for the first day of the 101st Stead Cup.

Jackie Hamilton. PHOTO: LAURA SMITH
Jackie Hamilton. PHOTO: LAURA SMITH

The women’s tournament is held over three days and more than 50 entered its various categories.

Stead Cup spokeswoman Liz Joyce said it was a good number.

"It’s an opportunity, especially for the lower handicaps.

"It’s an opportunity for people to come and enjoy the golf and fellowship."

The cup was first won in 1919, and was last year won by Invercargill’s own Robin Boniface.

Players came from all over the country, some from as close as Cromwell and others from the North Island.

Ms Joyce said because many members had aged and found it harder to play the required number of rounds in the three days, they had introduced the American Foursomes.

As well as that, she said visiting players were impressed by the raffle and prizes.

The event was sponsored by ILT and Harcourts Real Estate. REPORT & PHOTO: LAURA SMITH

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