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Golfers to tee off for Sandgate Cup

Sandgate Golf Club president Peter Watson is ready for the 84th Sandgate Cup to be held on April 8.
Sandgate Golf Club president Peter Watson is ready for the 84th Sandgate Cup to be held on April 8. Jacqueline Henry

GOLF lovers from near and far will be taking a shot at the 2017 Sandgate Cup on Saturday, April 8 at Sandgate Golf Club.

Club president Peter Watson said with the Sandgate Cup fast approaching, the starter's sheet would be out ready for entries on Tuesday, March 14,

"We are anticipating there will again be nearly 130 starters on the day,” Mr Watson said.

"The Sandgate Cup was initially played in 1933 and, other than 1942, it has been staged at the club every year.

"Allowing for 1942, this will be the 84th time the Sandgate Cup has been played.

"Given that the Sandgate Golf Club was established in 1921, the running of the Sandgate Cup over many years must be considered as a great achievement.

"At this stage we are hopeful of having last year's winner, Sandgate Golf Club Junior Liam Smith, in the field to contest the event.

"Unfortunately Liam has been away from golf for the past couple of months due to a knee injury.

"We are also expecting other past winners to be in the field.

"The weather has not been very kind to the area and the course is suffering, however our greenkeeper Kevin Green and his team, along with course director Barry Henningsen, are feverishly working away preparing the course for the upcoming Cup.

"Good luck to all our starters, we are looking forward to another great year,” Mr Watson said.

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