MATES travelling for the two-day Shipwreck Coast Golf Classic are expected to embrace their own mini competitions.
More than 190 golfers will compete at Port Fairy on Saturday and Warrnambool on Sunday.
Shipwreck Coast Golf Classic spokesman Vince Gleeson said large contingents from Barwon Heads and Thirteenth Beach were among the entrants.
“There’s groups of 12 and groups of eight and no doubt they will play their own events among themselves for bragging rights,” he said.
Players from esteemed clubs, including The National and Commonwealth, will also test themselves on the two south-west courses.
Four men’s grades – A, B, C and D – and a women’s section form the tournament.
Each group will consist of about 40 players.
“In the men’s A grade there are substantially talented golfers and a couple play off less than scratch,” Gleeson said.
Gleeson said the classic appealed to visitors and was a coup for the region.
Players will tee off at 7.30am and 12.30pm on both days.
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