Date: August 05, 2013
Author: Golf Australia

Entries open for Australian Women’s Senior Amateur

Entries are now open for the Australian Women’s Senior Championship to be played at Tanunda Pines Golf Club in the Barossa Valley from 21-25 October. The Championship is open to women aged 55 years and over (as at 21 October), with a maximum handicap of 22.4. It is played over 36-holes qualifying, followed by elimination match play. The leading 16 players will qualify for the major championship, with another eight players in four age divisions qualifying for match play flights. The State Stroke Teams Event will again be played in conjunction with the qualifying rounds, with three players representing their state in the aggregate scratch competition. A Handicap Competition will also be held over the first two days. Tanunda Pines Golf Club is a stunning 18 hole, par 74 golf course, measuring 5,339 metres for ladies. Situated in South Australia s beautiful Barossa Valley wine region, the course boats an abundance of native bird and animal life and one hundred year old gum trees line fairways that undulate across hilltops with views over Jacob&aposs Creek and St Hallett vineyards from several vantage points. The Australian Women’s Senior Amateur Championship is in its 27th year, and seven time winner, Sylvia Donohoe from Narooma Golf Club on NSW s south coast will again be a top contender along with defending Champion Jacqui Morgan (NSW). Off the course, players will be able to renew friendships at the Welcome Cocktail Reception on Tuesday evening, and conclude with the Presentation Reception on Friday afternoon, all included in the entry fee. Once again, any player who introduces a friend to the Championship for the first time will go into the draw to win a prize for one nights&apos accommodation and dinner for two at the Novotel Barossa Valley and a round of golf at Tanunda Pines Golf Club.