If it's May it must be
HUNDREDS of golfing fanatics are set to hit the fairways of the Grafton Golf Club tomorrow, when the Ladies 43rd Annual May Tournament tees off with the McLennan and Deece Four Ball Best Ball event. More than 130 players from 26 clubs around New South Wales will compete across the four-day tournament, with many past winners returning to vie for the trophies. The main Ray White Real Estate stroke event, which will be played over Thursday and Friday, has attracted 120 entries. The standard of competitors in this event has dictated the lowering of the Division 1 handicap to 0-15. President of Grafton Lady Golfers Elaine Taubman said with players travelling from as far as Kiama this year to take part in the competition, the event was considered to be an important one on the women's golfing calendar. "The May Tournament has a reputation of being a really competitive few days, and I think that is demonstrated through the talented players who keep returning. "Last year's winner, Jeanie Doolan, will be defending her title, and other past winners Gloria Hickey, and Grafton's Jean Dahl and her daughter Sue Reguson will be playing, which is really quite exciting," she said. "The course over at South Grafton is in perfect condition, it's going to be lovely if this beautiful autumn weather continues. "We've also organised a relaxing wine tasting for Thursday evening which will be a wonderful opportunity for everyone to get together. "Events for the veterans, holes-in-one, longest drives, nearest-the-pins, and the Roches Family Hotel fun shoot-out to the first hole on Friday will all give variety to the enormous program." I'm really looking forward to getting things started, it's going to be lots of fun."