CASUAL HIT: Dave Whitmore is looking to take golf more seriously.
CASUAL HIT: Dave Whitmore is looking to take golf more seriously. Paul Braven

First round of Central Queesnland Interschool Golf Champs

The first round of the Central Queensland Interschool Golf Championships will be held at Rockhampton Golf Course on Monday, February 22.

Nominations are open in the secondary and primary divisions and with teams of three.

Minimum of two players from the one school needed to be eligible for the school teams event trophy and three for the teams nett event.

Individual prizes are up for grabs and participants do not have to be in a school team to play.

Children who turn 13 by December 31 this year and are not older than 17 by that date will play in the secondary division.

Those aged under 13 on December 31 play in the primary school division, regardless if they are at secondary school or not.

"Please make sure you put down your child's birth date when nominating as there has been some confusion about this in the past due to the Year 7s now being at high school," a spokesperson said.

Katarina Perkins, 13, is all smiles after her win yesterday.
Katarina Perkins, 13, is all smiles after her win yesterday.

"It is decided on birth date, not school level and children aged 12 and under can nominate in 18 holes or nine holes and a 10-shot maximum score per hole applies.

"Secondary school children must play 18 holes and no maximum shot limit applies.

"Your school should have all the details or your junior coordinator, but if not please contact Pam Drillis on mobile 0417 785 415 or email pamdrillis@gmail."

Meanwhile local golfer Dave Whitmore (pictured) spent Saturday afternoon honing on his skills and scored a respectable 82 off the stick.

"I did pretty well and I hadn't played in a while so am looking forward to playing more often," Whitmore said.

"I'm thinking of becoming a member at the club."

Matthew Perkins, 13, drives long.
Matthew Perkins, 13, drives long.