Be bowled over

Golf. Smithton Country Club expects to welcome a mix of local and interstate professionals to its grounds with a packed schedule organised over the coming weeks. This weekend will see the men take to the nine-hole course on Saturday for a four-ball-best-ball event, before competing for the coveted Barker Bowl in a 36-hole scratch across …

4 years ago

Club’s hole-in-fun

Golf. Locals are being encouraged to have a drive, chip and putt at the Smithton Country Club this month, coinciding with a national Golf Australia campaign. Smithton Golf Club is hosting a ‘Come and Try Day’ for new players, non-members and members on Sunday November 23, with an Ambrose combining teams of four in an …

4 years ago

Young class on grass

Golf. Stanley’s Jack Lakin cemented himself in Stanley Golf Club folklore on Monday, becoming the youngest Clark Windows Nut Cup winner in the event’s 77-year history. The 12-year-old junior golfer shot a round of 158 from 36 holes over the two-day competition, resulting in a winning nett score of 132 ahead of fellow local Tony …

4 years ago
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Ladies’ narrow defeat

Title. A slender 3-2 preliminary final loss against Mowbray Golf Club on Sunday ended an impressive run of wins for the Smithton Ladies Golf side. It was heartbreak for the local Division One competitors, as they finished state runner-up in the Tasmanian Women’s Pennant despite comprehensively beating Mowbray the week before in the Northern Elphinstone …

4 years ago

Team’s title hopes rest on Riverside

Event. The Smithton Ladies Golf side is just one step away from being crowned state champions following a nail-biting win over the weekend. The team clinched the Division One pennant final over Ulverstone in Seabrook on the final hole of the competition, with Jackie Poke holding her nerve to finish one up on her opponent. …

4 years ago

Starting from scratch

Golf. It has been over ten years since Smithton golfer Brett Fowler has seen an underage program take place at his local club. Now, Fowler is thriving in being given the opportunity to develop the next generation of young golfers, with the Smithton Country Club recently recognised for their junior development through a national accolade …

5 years ago

Harvey Kay (August 20, 1926 – March 7, 2014)

Obituary. Harvey Kay (August 20, 1926 – March 7, 2014) was a humble man dedicated to his community, as told by wife Margaret and friend Arnold “Screwy” Lane. Harvey Kay was born in Smithton and attended Smithton primary and high schools, as well as Launceston Grammar. At the age of 28 he married Margaret and two …

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Fitting finish to competition

Golf. Following on from the men’s major tournament earlier in March, it was the ladies’ turn to take over the fairways and greens, with both the Marie Lord and Bev O’Halloran Memorial events taking place in Smithton over the weekend. In Saturday’s Marie Lord Memorial Ladies Bowl, named after a life member of the club …

5 years ago

A long weekend on the green

Golf. The 54th Barker Smithton Bowl is on this long weekend and organisers are asking locals to join the day of golfing fun. Former residents will make the trip from all over mainland Australia for the competition, reputed for drawing a large number of participants and spectators. “It’s like a reunion,” Smithton Country Club men’s …

5 years ago

Jack’s golfing dream

Golf. Eleven-year-old Jack Lakin says he has only been playing golf “seriously” since he was eight. Jack says he lives for golf, and one day hopes to be able to play professionally. “I’ve been playing golf seriously for the past three years and one day I would love to be able to play and make …

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