MORE than 30 teams of eight are entered in this year’s twilight golf tournament, which officially got underway on Saturday.
Balls Deep are again this year to defend their title, alongside the unfailing Swig N Swing, Murrami Magic and the Odd Squad.
New teams include the Swinging Richards, another Leeton-Whitton Crows team and also a Greenies-style outfit.
A few past teams have merged to strengthen sides and the occasional player has been drafted, dropped, swapped and or brought in off the rookie list.
Notables such as Matty Arnold, Marcus Wynn, Aaron Woolley, Jason Morris and even the club’s trainee Bailey Stanmore have up and left their teams and deferred to other teams.
Dirty Sanchez let a couple go and have brought in Pat Handsaker and Kim Shirdon, Super Wash Mates have added Mark McColl, Peter Keane has joined the Insiders and Reece Maguire has left for greener pastures.
New players also include Kayla Green, Nat Whittington, Amber Fitzsimon, Chris O‘Callaghan, Gerard Simms, Matt Curry, Jess Broadrick and Steve Campbell.
Young junior star Salvatore Alampi has committed to his first season with the Drop Bears and will most likely start off the Purples.
Past players who have had experience and are returning this comp include Dean Trembath, Garry Schmetzer, Kerren Barnes, Ian Harrison, Steve Campbell and Les Dedini.
The purple tee markers after their successful introduction last year will again be available for new players.
The markers are forward toward the start of each par four and five and handicaps will be adjusted back to the par of 36 to keep the contest fair.
All Holes on the course now have purple markers except the par threes where the reds will be used.
The golf committee have allowed us to utilise days from their multifunction limited liquor licence every Friday of the twilight season.
Green fees for the season are $10 Juniors, $15 members and $20 non-members, individual registration is $15 for the season and is to be paid when playing your first game.
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