Record Prizes on offer
The 2019 installment of the City of Orange Golf Championships is set to be the best yet. A massive prize pool worth $10,000 awaits the participants. Once again played on the 3 courses of Orange Ex-Services Country Club, Wentworth and Duntryleague, the event proves an enjoyable challenge for any level of golfer.
All golfers know how hard it is to play consistently well over 3 rounds of golf. In the City of Orange Golf Championship you need to play consistently well over 3 consecutive days, and adjust to different greens and layouts. A true test of all aspects of a golfers skillset – ball-striking, touch, course management, resilience, and composure.
Entries to the 2019 City of Orange Golf Championships are filling fast with 80 visiting golfers from various clubs across QLD, NSW and the ACT registered to play already.
Already entered is prominent Sydney golfer, Jan Crichton from the Killara Golf Club. Jan holds the 2017, and 2018 titles and will be looking for a three-peat in 2019. Playing off an impressive GA handicap of 2.2, Jan will no doubt be one of the pace-setters in the 54 hole scratch Stableford event. Catherine Coates from the beautiful Lynwood Country Club has also entered for 2019 and won’t be letting Jan have things all her own way. Coates has a G.A of just 1.3 and will be keen to secure her first City of Orange Golf Championship Title after falling short last year by 8 strokes over the 3 rounds.
Entries from local golfers will be flowing in soon, and there are plenty of low markers around who could shake things up at the top. Last year Holly Picker from Cowra had an impressive 3rd place finish and will no doubt be looking to improve on that. Alison Seib boasts an impressive record, winning 7 straight championship titles from 2010 – 2016. You can never discount the talents of Duntryleague golfers – Sandra Schulz and Susan Fenwick. Bathurst Golf Club also boasts some impressive low markers, Chelsea Litchfield plays of a GA of just 1. Fingers crossed we’ll see all these names enter in the coming weeks.
On the men’s side, Duntryleague great, Robert Payne, has won all but one City of Orange Golf Championship titles to date, with youngster James Conran taking out the win in 2015. There are already a plethora of high-quality players registered for the men’s title. Peter Mooney from the RSL Taxi Club leads the way with a GA handicap of 0.8 and will no doubt be a serious challenger for the title. The second and third placegetters last year of Todd Le Grande (Penrith) and Charlie Kaenler (Lynwood Country Club) have also already registered to tee it up again. Just like the ladies competition, the local guns from around the Central West will be registering in the coming weeks.
And while the pointy end of the field battle it out for the overall title, all the daily prizes are based on net Stableford points which makes featuring in the prizes a realistic goal for all who play. In 2018, 65 different people featured in the prizes across 5 divisions.
We’ve got a handy counter clicking down the days until tee off. If you would like to take part, registration can be completed here: Hahn City of Orange Golf Championship