Eighty year anniversary

Stanley Golf Club captain Bert Woodward (left) with Robert Watling, Ian Walters and Percy Monson are looking ahead to the prestigious Stanley Cabin and Tourist Park four-ball-best-ball and WT House Betta Home Living Nut Cup next weekend. Picture: Ashleigh Force.

Tournament. Stanley Golf Club’s premier event – the WT House Betta Home Living Nut Cup – will mark eight decades next weekend.

As the club prepares for the prestigious annual event, Stanley Veterans Golf Group will host a Northern Tasmanian Veterans Golf Association tournament today (Thursday October 26).

Teeing off first thing this morning, the event is expected to be highly contested in a full field of 98 golfers across three age groups and three handicap divisions.

As Shane Close of Penguin returns to defend the reigning title, Stanley Golf Club captain Bert Woodward is expecting a high standard of play.

“It is a friendly atmosphere but very competitive,” he says.

Joining the club in recent years, Woodward is a familiar face from long ago following a stint living and working in Smithton during the ‘70s.

Now, he is enjoying the leisures of retirement at the Stanley Golf Club.

While preparing for the upcoming Stanley Cabin and Tourist Park four-ball-best-ball and the Nut Cup next weekend, Woodward is encouraging the region’s experienced golfers to support the lauded event.

As registrations continue to arrive, the club is expecting a full field in the 4BBB next Saturday (November 4) as with the Nut Cup next Sunday and Monday (November 5 and 6).

While the 4BBB will be “a very open field” in the Stableford competition, Woodward says the results of the Nut Cup could well come down to the last hole, as has been the case in previous years.

“This is one of the premium competitions of the Northern Tasmanian [Veterans] Golfers Association with up to $5000 worth of trophies,” he says.

“The Nut Cup will be very competitive, there are a few in there on scratch or plus figures.”

Both the 4BBB and Nut Cup will tee off from 8am this weekend.

For more information or to register for the events, contact the Stanley Golf Club from 3pm on 6458 1395 or Bert Woodward on 0423 825 225. Entries close on Monday (October 30).

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