Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Grey Nomads on Course for Top Wintersun Series

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Grey Nomads on Course for Top Wintersun Series

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THE grey nomads have been invading Mackay's golf courses during the annual Wintersun series over the past week.

The series reaches its climax this week at Mackay Golf Course with a two-day 36-hole event, which started yesterday and continues today, finishing off with a presentation function at the clubhouse tonight.

Another two-day event was held at Proserpine last Monday and Tuesday, with others at Halliday Bay, Sarina and Pioneer Valley during the week.

The Outback Jacks Wintersun tournament is one of a series held up and down the coast that regularly attract thousands of veteran golfers to Queensland throughout the winter months.

aWe have a 72-hole event in the Mackay series, combining the Proserpine and Mackay rounds, so it makes this a prestige event,a coordinator Russell Griffin said yesterday.

aWe have more than 1000 visitors here this year from all up and down the east coast, from Melbourne north to Cairns,a he said.

aWe have a lot of New South Wales visitors who make their way up here for the winter for the Wintersun series. …

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