Visitors dominate Maclean Veterans Week of Golf
THERE may only be four locals swinging their clubs this week but that's alright with Maclean Golf Club's Veterans Week of Golf tournament director Bruce Walsh.
The Veterans Week of Golf tees off at 8.30am today with 144 golfers taking to the course.
It is the first time Maclean has been on the permanent calendar, and the event is one of 48 Weeks of Golf tournaments open to veterans in NSW.
"This week is about showcasing Maclean to the visitors," Walsh said.
"It's not a money-making exercise, it's all about showing off Maclean.
"We've only got four locals competing, which is great, but it is all about the visitors and giving them a reason to come back to our town."
There is a silver lining to the lack of locals competing with plenty of volunteers available to help.
Walsh said Lower Clarence businesses had jumped on board to support the event.
"We're encouraging people to get into Maclean and spend money in the Lower Clarence," Walsh said.
"We're appreciative of local businesses for their support, without them we could not run this event."
The event runs from today through to Friday, with Wednesday a day off.