Short way to net $500 on course

December 26, 2017

Tony Fusti plays golf at Rich River. Photo by Luke Hemer.

HOW has your chipping game been lately?

It’s one of the more difficult skills to master as a golfer, but there are few things as rewarding as chipping smoothly and putting the ball away.

And pretty soon, it could win you a bit of cash.

As part of the grand opening of Rich River’s new clubhouse on January 12, a competition will be run to see who has the best short game going around.

Chips will be taken from different points around the 18th west green, with the opportunity to win $500 for successfully chipping the hole, as well as other prizes on offer for those who put on the best performance.

Rich River CEO Shane Gloury said the day was an opportunity to prove just how strong your game was.

‘‘We offer a lot of things at Rich River, but at our core we are a golf club,’’ he said.

‘‘I think its a fun part of our opening weekend to put it all back on the golf, which is what draws people to the club at the end of the day.

‘‘So, I think its pretty enjoyable to test out who in community actually has the game they think they have.’’

The chipping competition falls in with the grand opening of the new clubhouse, but it is hardly the biggest event Rich River will see in coming weeks, with the clubs annual junior tournament coming up in early January.

The tournament will feature some of the best junior golfers from not only across the region, but the whole of Victoria.

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