January 29, 2023

The NSW Men’s Sand Greens Championship is up for grabs this weekend, with almost 130 golfers from across NSW and Victoria set to battle it out for one of the State’s most revered crowns.

Played over 36 holes at the historic Binalong Golf Club, the event will also decide the NSW Veterans Golfers Association Championship, The NSW Junior Sand Greens Champion, and the coveted NSW Sand Greens Teams Championship.

Chief Operating Officer at Golf NSW, Graeme Phillipson, said the course was in fantastic condition.

“Despite the drenching much of the state has copped in the past few days the course is in remarkable condition,” Mr Philipson said.

“The players will be thrilled with the way the course is setup and how well it’s handled the weather.”

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Manildra Legend John ‘Bushy’ Miller has come prepared with a chainsaw. Rules officials are still meeting on the validity of it’s use during play.

The Championship is shaping up to be quite an open affair, with several talented players out to claim the major prize that David Rose (Nyngan) will be defending.

Nathan Schneider could be one to watch. After turning 50 just this past April, it will be a big few weeks for the +0.7 marker, who will follow up his sand greens pursuit with a debut start in the NSW Senior Open around his home track, Thurgoona, in just under a fortnight.

Yass hopeful Jarrad Porter could be another to watch, and so too, the 2017 Champion Vaughan Saunders, who has made the trek up from Beechworth in Victoria.