Tee off for new fours event at Duntryleague

by admin on July 18th, 2018

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EYES ON THE PRIZE: Duntryleague Golf Club professional John Furze is looking for teams to enter the club’s new Furzies Fours competition. Photo: PHIL BLATCHDuntryleague Golf Club is determined not to stand still in the face of record rains that have largelywiped golf play off the local map.
Nanjing Night Net

They have a new fours competition, Furzie’s Fours, named after club professional John Furze which teed off on Saturday.

Furze said it was a stableford event for teams of four players run on a points system.

“We take the best two scores at the end of each week out of the team of four. The winner with the most points and a runner-up,” he said.

Furze said each week there would be a team’s prize plusindividual first, second and third prizes.

“It costs $5 to enter any day. You can enter seven times a week or twice a day as long as you are prepared to pay the $5,” Furze explained.

Furze said the event can be incorporated into normal competition play.

With the weather effecting the course it will be a nine-hole event starting on the front nine this week.

He said there would be $5000 worth of trophies and prizes on offer.

The competition will run in two parts, until December 23 and then returning for a further 12 weeks from January 7-March 31.

The record rainfall has seriously hit Orange golf.

This weekend should have seen the annual City of Orange Championship being played but it had to be cancelled for the first time in 21 years.

Furze said this week’s annual Veteran’s Championship was still scheduled to be played, weather permitting.

The City of Orange Championship was a major benefactor to golf in Orange bringing 150 visitors from Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle and Wollongong annually to the town.

Officials estimate that the golf clubs have lost close to $1 million in lost revenue from not being able to play most competition events throughout winter and into spring.

The flow-on effect of lost revenue to the whole town has been estimated at around $4 million.

That’s due to golfers not booking accommodation, meals and entertainment in town, income losses due to clubs having to cut casual staff employment hours and clubs stopping capital works that would have used local labour.

All three golf clubs have been hit by the weather with club officials saying they have not seen so much rain to hit the region in their long association with the Orange district.

Golf club officials have looked to Golf NSW for financial assistance to try to get them through the crisis. One club official likened the funding request to flood relief.

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