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Rich River prepares for massive week of golf

By Brayden May

RICH River Golf club is prepared for a massive week of action headlined by the Trainee Classic starting on Tuesday.

The tournament, which was established in 1988, provides trainees with an opportunity to develop their tournament playing skills across four days of competition.

In previous years professionals including Australian Masters champion and three-time USPGA Tour tournament winner Rod Pampling have featured in the event to take the first steps in their career.

While the tournament will also see males and female trainees compete alongside one another on Rich River's east course.

Although the round for averages competition, which will be played on Thursday and Friday, will take place on the west course.

A field of 80 golfers will include 2018 champion Brayden Petersen, while 2019 winner Frazer Droop not set to be involved.

But all the action will kick off on Monday morning with the Rich River Pro-Am which will be contested by club members and guests.

All those competing in the event will play an Irish Fourball Stableford round, where the two best scores per hole will count.

Attention will then turn to the longest drive competition which will take place following pro-am presentations.