ORGANISERS intend to limit the number of entries to 90 for future Australian over 80 golf championships played at Harrington Waters.
The three-day event concluded last Friday. It wasn't held last year due to covid-19 protocols.
"We weren't sure if we would go ahead this year because of covid,'' organising committee spokesman Harry Overton admitted.
"But we decided to press on. If there was a (covid) breakout, we would have called the golf off.''
A field of 60 players contested the championship, which Harry said was pleasing.
"I think there's still a lot of people wary of travelling,'' Harry continued.
"But we think 90 is the most we can handle on the course. Hopefully we'll be able to build the numbers to that in the future when things settle down.''
Muree's Frank Musgrave, a nine marker, made it back-to-back wins in the championship. He took out the last event held in 2019.
"He hits the ball like a 50-year-old,'' Harry said.
Judith McKenzie from Forster-Tuncurry was the women's winner. James Patterson from Koorindah Waters won the men's stableford with Harrington Waters local Joan Flemming taking out the women's stableford.
Harry said a number of players in the championship hadn't been to Harrington before.
"We received a lot of compliments about the course,'' he said.
The Harrington Waters layout is rated among the top nine hole courses in the State.
Harrington Hotel was the major sponsor of the championship.