HITTING OFF: Warwick Golf Club captain Tony Kahler with Peter Lippi from Top Two Motorcycles and Yamaha who are major sponsors for the Warwick Open Weekend.
HITTING OFF: Warwick Golf Club captain Tony Kahler with Peter Lippi from Top Two Motorcycles and Yamaha who are major sponsors for the Warwick Open Weekend. Gerard Walsh

Captain aims for 100 players for open weekend golf

GOLF: Warwick Golf Club men's captain Tony Kahler has played the sport in Warwick for the past 27 years and lists the camaraderie with fellow golfers as the high point.

"My role is to run competitions, set up the course, allocate prizes and update information regarding handicapping,” he said.

He is hoping 100 players will nominate for the Top Two Motorcycles/Yamaha Warwick Open Weekend.

There is a single stroke competition for men and women on Saturday and a single stableford on Sunday.

Tony and wife Majella came to Warwick in 1989 to operate Kahler's Oasis Caravan Park in Wallace St. Three years later, Tony joined the Warwick Golf Club and Majella joined in 1998 and is currently treasurer for Warwick women's golf.

They sold the caravan park two years ago and now spend more time at golf and going on holidays in their caravan.

Tony was club captain in 2014 and has again filled the role for the past two years.

After joining in 1992, Kahler said he had really enjoyed the social side of the sport.

"Majella and I have many friends in Warwick golf, it is a sport where you can play anywhere when travelling,” he said.

"Best of all is the chance to come home and play at your own club.”

Kahler plays off a handicap of 15 after being as low as 11 for a month 10 years ago.

"I am not as good as a player with 11, my biggest win was the B-grade championship around the same time.”

Prizes will be presented on Saturday for best nett and gross in each grade. Sunday's winners will be determined by stableford points.

Tony is keen to attract visiting players to the open day, especially from Allora, Clifton, Stanthorpe, Inglewood and clubs from Toowoomba.

Cost is $16 per day for players with a Golf Australia Handicap.

A time sheet will operate on both days from 7am with bookings on 46613664.