Riverside Golf Club hosts big hole day

HOLE LOT OF FUN: Riverside Golf Club's Michael Swan, Beth Derbyshire and Amanda Smith prepare for big hole day with club manager Frank Tedeschi. Picture: Paul Scambler

HOLE LOT OF FUN: Riverside Golf Club's Michael Swan, Beth Derbyshire and Amanda Smith prepare for big hole day with club manager Frank Tedeschi. Picture: Paul Scambler

There’s no denying there’s a big hole in the market when it comes to big hole golf in Tasmania. 

Thankfully, Riverside Golf Club is looking to chip away at that hole with a one-off initiative taking place on Thursday.

Aimed at families and beginners, the club’s big hole day will see greens fitted out with eight-inch holes in an effort to open up the sport to a new demographic.  

“It’s something different, it’s something that hasn’t been done in Tasmania before,” Riverside pro shop assistant Amanda Smith said.

“The PGA are sending (the holes) over for us, so the greenkeeper will cut the holes out and put the new plastic holes in and then they’ll put the grass back in so it doesn’t ruin the green.”

No prior experience is needed to take part in the event, which comes as part of Golf Tasmania’s golf month celebrations.

More than 60 golfers have already teed up a spot in the festivities but Smith said entries were still open.

“The format is a four-person Ambrose so you’ve got four people, it could be ladies, mens or mixed, each person hits off and you take the best drive so everybody goes over to that drive and hits from that spot.

“It doesn’t matter if you can’t play golf because someone in your group can play golf, so there’ll always be a good spot you can hit from.”

Entry is $10 per person with a barbecue lunch available for $5 a head. 

For more details contact Riverside Golf Club on 63273312.

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