A COVID-affected year won't stop one of the Wimmera's premier golfing events going ahead.
The Wimmera Districts Golf Association Championships was initially scheduled for May, but will instead go ahead on Saturday, December 5 at the Stawell Golf Club.
The 36-hole competition is comprised of the top golfers from across the association's 29 Wimmera clubs, with a maximum handicap of 9.5 for the men's event and 19.6 for the women's. There is also an 18-hole event open to golfers of any handicap.
Tournament organiser Jo Donnelly said the committee was glad to have an event up and running after it looked as though the event would not go ahead in 2020.
"At a tournament recently, people were saying it was a shame that we didn't have the championships this year," she said.
"So the committee put our heads together and sorted it all out. We're really happy to have something together."
The event costs $25 for 36 holes or $15 for 18 holes, including afternoon tea.
Competitors playing 18 can choose to play in the morning or afternoon session.
More information can be found online in the 'Golf Events In The Wimmera' Facebook group.
Reigning men's champion Tim Coffey will be looking for his ninth consecutive title at the event, while Libby Lacey is the reigning women's champion.
Donnelly said there had been roughly a dozen competitors register for the men's and women's 36-hole competition thus far.
She said entries would remain open across the weekend and into next week.
"We'd love to get a few more entering," she said.
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