The popular Ararat Legacy Golf Day is on again Labour Day Monday, March 11 with golfers from far and wide set to converge on Chalambar Golf Club.
The annual event is always a hit with golfers and is a major fundraiser for Ararat Legacy.
A number of valuable trophies and prizes are on offer for the scratch and handicap winners of A, B and C grades, with the A grade men's handicap sponsored by First National Real Estate, Grampians Insurance Brokers sponsoring B grade and Boyd's Body Works sponsoring C grade. The best ladies' handicap and nett score will also be rewarded.
The Lin Harricks memorial trophy has been presented to the player with the best scratch score for more than 40 years, the award named in honour of one of the inaugural members of the Ararat Legacy Club.
The trophy is highly sought after by A grade golfers, with this year's field keen to add their name to the winners' list.
For the fifth year the Kevin Lewin memorial shield will also be up for grabs. The award honours the long-time Legatee and Vietnam veteran and is presented to the golfer with the best handicap score.
The winner of the ladies' handicap will receive a trophy donated by 2Tags, while prizes will also be up for grabs for the golfer with the longest drive and those who get nearest the pins.
Numerous Chalambar Golf Club members have already jumped on board for a top day of golf, with Aradale Golf Club members also showing enthusiasm.
Ararat Legatee, Terry Hinch said the event continued to be very popular, with about 60 to 80 golfers turning up each year depending on the weather.
Ararat Legacy aims to raise about $2,500 each year - last year the event raised $2,250.
The the organisation provides support for 200 war widows across the region, from Stawell to Ararat, Willaura to Beaufort and everywhere in between.
Mr Hinch said a top day had been planned, with teams of four set to play 18 holes around the picturesque Chalambar course, beginning at 12pm with a shotgun start.
Entry to the competition costs $15, which includes a barbecue lunch and afternoon tea at the end of play. Golfers can either enter on the day or contact Terry Hinch on 5352 7966 or 0407 500 316 to register or for more information.