The 109th Northern Amateur is to be played at the Launceston Golf Club on Sunday, December 22.
Originally scheduled for December 15, the date change is to avoid a clash with the Presidents Cup in Melbourne.
Played over 36 holes, "The Northern" is an official Golf Tasmania Toogood and Goggin consistency trophy event.
It usually attracts Tasmania's finest men and women golfers and this year's event should be no exception.
Reigning Launceston club champion Greg Longmore and state captain Mitch Van Noord will be fancied to perform well on their home course.
Alex Hansen has had a stellar season so far and will be looking to complete the year in style as women's champion.
The Tamar Valley A grade championship will be a fitting prelude to the Northern amateur and is to be played over 45 holes at the Greens Beach Golf Club on December 7 and 8.
This is also a Toogood ranking event and a 45-hole junior event will be held concurrently.
Entry forms are available for these and other current events @ www.northerngolf.com.au/fixtures.html and also at Northern clubs.
Ladies City Week 2019 will be held at St Helens on December 2 and 3 still has a few vacancies.
With 93 entries to date, the event has already been very well patronised.
Ulverstone Ladies have excelled themselves with 22 entries.
Entries close on Friday, November 15.
Bridport Golf Club has been very busy offering golf clinics to juniors and possible new lady members.
Mandy Hall and Helen Davies have trained as community instructors for MyGolf Schools and have 7- 11 juniors who walk up to the course from Bridport Primary each Monday after school. The intention is to continue the program until the end of term four after which a review will be conducted.
On October 29, Bridport Golf Club hosted a community sports day where 20 Grade 5/6 students from Ringarooma, Scottsdale and Bridport enjoyed a range of golf skills.
To cater for ladies interested in playing golf, Bridport have offered a "come and play" and that group has 7-9 participants. So far ladies have conducted four sessions at varying times which have included Sundays at $10 cost.
Bridport will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday, December 1. The day will involve a nine-hole three-person ambrose, a putting competition, spit roast, reflections, cake and tours of the course.
Past and present players are welcome and the start time is 9 for 9.30am.
Northern Golf course manager Tim Russell passed away on October 22.
Tim was a key person in managing the watering system and general maintenance of the course. Tim's expertise and passion for the club and golf in general will be sadly missed.
A reminder Exeter are holding their annual tournament on November 23-24.
Saturday sees an 18-hole stroke event for women and men and Sunday is mixed foursomes with a barbeque to follow. With prizes and four hole-in-one opportunities, the friendly Exeter club will ensure an enjoyable tournament for all. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
The ninth East Coast Masters, held at Scamander River and St Helens, was a great success with 90 men and 54 ladies taking part in the event.
Joe Rattray (Moorina) and Pauline Jenkins (Colebrook) were both crowned champions.
Players from 35 different clubs played in the tournament and two from Interstate. Some 79 per cent of the field were visitors.
Next year being the tenth year, it is expected that positions in the field will sell out early and already 30 men have nominated.
Prospect Vale Ladies are having their open day on Thursday, November 21.
With $1500 worth of prizes, three grades and a senior event, this stableford event will be well patronised.
Enquiries should go to Alison Archer at email@example.com
MyGolf Junior League is to be played at the Prospect Vale Golf Club at 4pm on Saturday, November 23.
Follow up competitions are to be held at Riverside (November 30), Launceston (December 7) and Mowbray Golf Club (December 14).
These are ambrose team events for 7 to 13 year old juniors. Interested parents can contact the PGA professionals at these clubs or Will White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0477 666640.
Taxi Golf Tasmania are holding their Christmas Ham event at Mowbray on November 24.
Malahide Golf Club is the venue for the nine-hole Hayshed Cup on November 17 and will also host a three-ball ambrose to raise funds for suicide prevention on Saturday, November 30.
All are welcome and contacts are Andrew Johns on 0427 854 555 or John Vincent 0437 010 559.
Northern Golf held their annual meeting at Riverside Golf Club and Peter Ashdown, Don Cameron, Alison Henty and Greg Williams were elected for a two-year term.
After seven years of continuous service, Sheryl Manion has retired from the board, which thanked her for her generous contribution.
A one-year casual vacancy has occurred and expressions of interest may be sent to secretary Rick Sindorff on 0418 909 589 or email@example.com.
All entrants and visitors to the AVGU national championship are wished an enjoyable week of golf and sightseeing in Launceston and safe onward journeys.