Camperdown Golf Club to run Robbie Burns four-person ambrose - nine weeks after St Patrick's Day fires

DAMAGED: Camperdown Golf Club captain Ricky Bailey and greens keeper Darren Fox stand at the fire ravaged eighth hole after the St Patrick's Day bushfires. The hole is now fit for play. Picture: Christine Ansorge
DAMAGED: Camperdown Golf Club captain Ricky Bailey and greens keeper Darren Fox stand at the fire ravaged eighth hole after the St Patrick's Day bushfires. The hole is now fit for play. Picture: Christine Ansorge

CAMPERDOWN Golf Club is preparing for its first major competition since the St Patrick’s Day fires impacted its course nine weeks ago.

Club captain Ricky Bailey said it would host a four-person ambrose on Saturday as part of the town’s Robert Burns Scottish Festival.

Bailey said the golf course had returned to full capacity after three of its holes were damaged in the fires.

“The whole golf course is back open again – (it happened) Saturday week ago,” he said.

“We weren’t using three holes for that time – the seventh, eighth and ninth.”

Bailey said the club had received welcome support from the south-west community and was hoping for a strong turnout for its four-person ambrose.

He said a prizes and a major raffle were on offer.

“There are prizes for the best dressed – because it’s a Scottish festival if you come in a kilt you’re a chance to win another bottle of scotch,” Bailey said.

“It will be a good, fun day with people from neighbouring towns.”

Players will arrive at 11.30am for a 12pm shotgun start.