HOT SHOTS: President of Minnie Water/Wooli Surf Life Saving Club Peter Grainger with two mem- bers of the fund raising committe
HOT SHOTS: President of Minnie Water/Wooli Surf Life Saving Club Peter Grainger with two mem- bers of the fund raising committe

Surf club brings back the golf day

By TONY WHITE

MINNIE Water-Wooli Surf Lifesaving Club are staging fund raising four-person ambrose golf event at the Grafton Golf Club on Sunday, August 28.

The annual golf day is being resurrected this year after several years in hiatus.

"It used to be one of our annual fund raising days and was always well supported," Peter Wilson of the MWWSLC fund raising committee said.

"We're hoping the community will again support us this time around with a view to raising much needed funds for the Surf Lifesaving Club.

"It should be a great fun day."

The 18-hole four person ambrose event is open to AGU, social and junior players with a shotgun start planned for 10.30am.

Every team must use at least two tee shots from each player to be recorded on the score card.

Trophies and prizes will be available for nett and gross, nearest the pins and novelty's.

Cost is $15 which includes competition fees, steak/sausage sandwich and a drink.

Interested players are able to register at Grafton Golf Club until midday Saturday, August 27.

Too much league

SYDNEY. ? Penrith coach John Lang has slammed the Austra- lian Rugby League for adding another representative game to the 2005 calendar, claiming elite players are being burnt out.

The ARL confirmed yesterday a Prime Minister's XIII made up of NRL players not involved in the upcoming finals series will take on Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby on September 18.

Former Test captains Mal Meninga and Brad Fittler will coach the PM's invitational XIII, which is being funded by the federal government to help promote a message of safe sex.

"Everybody agrees we play too many games but no-one wants to give up any, in fact we're introducing new ones," argued Lang last night.

"It is impacting on sides. Is it a coincidence that the sides with a lot of rep players are getting worn down?

"It's just another game. You can justify that game on its own but where do you stop?

"We've already had the Australian coach (Wayne Bennett) saying the season's too long."

In the past both Lang and Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes have called for the NRL season to be shortened to lessen the burden on representative players.

Folkes was furious when star forward Willie Mason suffered a long-term foot injury playing for Australia in an exhibition against the USA in December.

"Good idea -? promote the game in America," Lang said sarcastically.



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