26 April 2024

Weipa prepares to tee up three big days of golf

| Lyndon Keane
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Helen Sabatino, Kim Edwards, Robyn Fleming and Vivian Chan are all smiles ahead of the 2023 Weipa Goodline Open. Photo: Cape York Weekly.

Western Cape York will be the centre of the Far North Queensland golfing universe in early May when players converge on Weipa for the township’s biggest event of the year.

A big field of local and visiting competitors are expected to tee off in the 2024 Weipa Goodline Open at Carpentaria Golf Club on 4-5 May, with the course tipped to be in fantastic condition following a big wet season.

Golfers vying for the men’s Open crown will be hoping this year’s event is not a case of Groundhog Day as reigning champion and Weipa local Warren Brewer aims to secure his fourth consecutive winner’s trophy.

Club president Murray Mountjoy said despite wet season challenges, course supervisor Steve Jensen and his team had the fairways and greens ready to host a strong contingent of competitors.

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The preparation’s going well,” he said.

“Steve’s done a fantastic job; he’s had some challenging conditions, and the rain’s making it a little difficult.

“I’m pretty confident the course will look good.

“We’ve had plenty of interest, and we’re hoping for 80-odd people to play in the Open.”

To set the mood for the Open, the club will also host a qualifying round of the popular Survivor Golf series on 3 May.

The event format is a two-person Ambrose, with prizes offered on every hole, with the Weipa winners set to book their tickets to the 2024 Survivor Golf grand final at Palmer Sea Reef at Port Douglas.

Nomination forms for the Weipa Goodline Open can be downloaded from fnqgolf.com.au/event.

For more information about the Open or Survivor round, call club captain Clinton Wonfor on 0436 837 510.

Tula Junna lets a tee shot rip down a Carpentaria Golf Club fairway during last year’s Weipa Goodline Open action. Photo: Cape York Weekly.

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