Hot Fields entered NorCo and Ladies Classic – News from the area
THE best amateur golfers in the area are ready to show off their products at Coffs Harbor Golf Club this weekend.
The North Coast Amateur Open and Coffs Coast Ladies Classic kick off on Saturday with the 36-hole winner who will certainly need two very good laps to secure the victory.
Coffs Harbor Golf Club chief professional Matt Allan said a popular member of the Coffs Coast golf community could be in contention for a win.
“Logan Toms should be one of the favorites. He’s one of the best golfers in the state, but there’s a bunch of young guys going after him, ”Allan said.
One of those young guns is Coffs Harbor Billy Flanagan who proved his tournament worth after narrowly missing last year’s club championship in the playoffs before being one of the best fans in the game. professional event held at Coffs Harbor almost a year ago.
Teenager Tyler Glavocih of Ocean Shores and Mathew McKee of Grafton District will also be chasing the title, as will Maitland member Clayton Small, who will be the weak handicapper on the field.
Allan said locals such as Dan Swain and Dave Newick could be in the running, but hinted that a new member at Coffs Harbor may be one to watch.
“Christian Swann plays more than one, and he recently moved here from the UK to be an associate professor at Southern Cross UK,” he said.
“A good player who is my dark horse.”
In the Ladies Classic, Amelia Mehmet-Grohn should be tough to beat.
Amelia returned to Coffs Harbor after playing and studying at Iowa State University
Two-time Ladies Classic winner Adele Douglass of Bonville will stand in her way as 15-year-old Hollie Fuller Grafton Districts look to improve on the impressive fourth place she won 12 months ago.
Allan added that if the winners of both events are home town victories, it could take them a couple of weeks.
“The club championships for women and men will start next week, so there is an opportunity for someone in good shape to win a double crown,” he said.
The club pro said there will be special golf produced this weekend.
“With the recent rain and a bit of heat to come, the course will be skipped.
“The greens will be softer so the players will be shooting for the pins,” he said.
“It will be quite aggressive; it could be a low score that wins it. It will be worth it to go outside to watch.