Lea Doyle from Beerwah competing at last year's Frenchville Sports Club Tropic of Capricorn Golfing Carnival.
Lea Doyle from Beerwah competing at last year's Frenchville Sports Club Tropic of Capricorn Golfing Carnival. Chris Ison ROK240816cgolf4

Golfers to play seven rounds at five of region's courses

GOLF: A field of about 200 veteran golfers will tee off tomorrow in the opening round of the Frenchville Sports Club Tropic of Capricorn Golfing Carnival.

The annual event, now in its eighth year, is played over seven days at five of the region's courses, starting at the Rockhampton Golf Club and finishing there on Wednesday, August 30.

In the days in between, male and female golfers play the North Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Emu Park and Capricorn Resort courses.

Rockhampton Veterans Golf Club vice-president Dell Bunt said the standard of golf should be exceptional given the quality of nominations.

"The carnival attracts players from all over eastern Australia and is well supported by local players in the area,” she said.

"It has grown every year since its inception, with the last two carnivals recording 1500 players teeing off over the seven days.”