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Herron Cup showcases proud golfing history

WHITE WINGS: Barry White flew high in last year's Herron Cup tournament and will be back today.
WHITE WINGS: Barry White flew high in last year's Herron Cup tournament and will be back today. Debrah Novak

GOLF: The Grafton Golf Club course will be awash with colour this weekend as golfers from across the region and beyond descend on the greens for the annual Herron Cup 36-hole tournament.

Traditionally played the weekend following the Grafton Cup, the Herron Cup has been a feature event for the golf club since the 1960s and with a proud history of winners it is likely to showcase some great action today and tomorrow.

More than 100 keen golfers will take to the Grafton course as they battle it out to be crowned the overall nett champion and take home the silverware.

Reigning champion Barry White will again tee off alongside good friend and former Herron Cup champion in his own right Matt Worthing, who helped push the local golfer to the Cup last year.

But after missing a couple of weeks on the greens, White could be going into the game a little underdone.

"I just haven't had a chance to get on the course this past week or so,” he said. "But I still have the same caddy coming along with me in Matt Worthing, which should be great.

"Last year he was really encouraging, we are always talking golf and things. Sometimes he puts a bit of stupidity in there which really helps to keep you level out on the course.”

White said the first priority was to have fun, and winning the Cup again would just be a bonus.

Also up for grabs will be the Grafton Bowl which is given to the player with the best gross score across the two days of the tournament.

Brother of Grafton Golf Club professional Mark Harvison, Greg Harvison, picked up his first Grafton Bowl last year after shooting 72 and 74 off the stick.

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