Originally held in Sydney during in the 1980s, the Australian Par-3 Championships has laid dormant in recent times. But the event is making a comeback, the 2019 tournament to be held on September 22 at Grafton District Golf Club.
The Rotary Club of Grafton is behind the event’s revival, with the course to be converted into a par-3 layout of 18 holes and various levels of competition allowing entries from a wide variety of golfers.
Holes will range from less than 100 metres to in excess of 200m, the main stroke play event designed to challenge serious golfers keen on taking home a national title.
To accommodate club members, handicap competitions will also be up for grabs to golfers with a verifiable handicap that will be adjusted to reflect the par-3 courses reduction in total par.
RIGHT: Grafton District Golf Club will be converted into a challenging par-3 layout for the event. PHOTO: Brendan James.
For new golfers and those with a team mindset, there will also be a team competition utilising a fourball best-ball Ambrose format that is sure to yield plenty of birdie chances. Any ties across the various competitions will be settled by single shot playoff, with the nearest to the pin taking the top prize.
Entries open on July 22 and close when the event is full or on Friday September 20 at 5pm, with costs set at $50 per player for the individual event and $30 per player for the teams tournament.