Close to 200 players are ready to tee off and compete for $3,000 worth of prizes in the Mullumbimby Golf Club’s Open Day this Saturday.
The Brunswick Valley Open ran from 1980 till 1991 and on Saturday the event is being reinstated as The Mullumbimby Open, sponsor Gary Brazenor from Great Real Estate said.
‘From the level of interest and enthusiasm it is generating I anticipate that it will become an annual fixture,’ he said.
The Open Day is a stroke play event and is open to all men, women, members and non-members with a handicap.
Prizes are on offer for A, B and C grade, ladies plus an overall gross score winner.
Nearest-the-pin prizes are on offer on all par three holes.
Peter Schweitzer from Kyogle (ex-Mullumbimby member), winner of The Brunswick Valley Open in 1989, 1990 and 1991, is returning to the club to defend the title.
Sid Jamison from Ballina Golf Club, who took out the title twice, is also returning.
There will be food on sale prepared by the club and the bar will be open.
There is a field of 196 players teeing off from 6.45am. There are very few tee times still available.
‘With an anticipated hot field it will be a great day for golf enthusiasts to spectate. There is a group coming Murwillumbah with a total handicap of +9: two on +1, one on +2 and the other on +5. There are a total of six players in the field with a plus handicap,’ Gary said.
Captain Jayson Matthews is hopeful the weather will improve and the competition will be played this Saturday. A final decision will be made on Friday.