Want to win a new car? Tee-off and go in the running
A GOLFER could drive away with a new Mitsubishi Lancer in the upcoming $11,000 Monty Conderman Memorial Grafton Pro-Am.
"Professionals, amateurs, men and women, the first to hit a hole-in-one on the 168cm par three 10th will win the car," Grafton District Golf Club president Trevor Townsend said.
"It is a difficult par three but in the past 10 years our records suggest there have been about seven hole-in-ones on that hole."
Should someone achieve the feat it could be the last - with construction about to begin on new 10th green which Townsend said the club hopes will be in play in early 2016.
The tournament on September 28 marks the return of professional golf to the city for the first time in two decades. Grafton District Golf Club has been overwhelmed by the positive response from local business houses, including Clarence Coast Motors putting up the car for the hole-in-one.
"Local businesses have been very supportive and put up in excess of $15,000 in sponsorship and prize money."
Clarence Coast Motors general manager Geoff Wicks assured he would not be secretly hoping nobody prises the keys from his grasp.
"It really would be fabulous to see someone win the car," Wicks said.
The tournament will follow on from the $19,000 Crowe Horwath Yamba Pro-Am on September 26-27.