With a best world ranking of No.51 Marcus Fraser is the highest profile player for the Traralgon Pro-Am which will be held at Traralgon Golf Club on Wednesday and Thursday.
The event sees 75 professionals and 250 amateurs take to the greens and fairways for one of the most well recognised two-day pro-ams in the state.
Recent rains have softened the course, but as multiple winner Scott Laycock one said, “you can’t just smash it here. It is a course the must be managed.”
The reigning champion Adam Burdett will be back to defend his title.
Burdett is a consummate fairway and greens player and with his steady, conservative strategy, he will again be right in contention.
With the international Victorian Open being played early in February, a strong field has been assembled with players looking to fine tune their game.
Past winners competing this year include David Bransdon (2018), Peter Wilson (2017) and Andrew Martin (2016).
Running parallel to the event, is a women’s competition with the club welcoming five female professionals to vie for $5000 in prizemoney.
At the completion of each day’s play, the will be a special event held.
On the Wednesday, the professionals will take part in a long driving competition.
On the final evening, the professionals will compete in a shoot out from 100m into the 18th green which will make for spectacular viewing from the clubhouse decking and around the green.
The first round tees off at 7.30am on Wednesday.
Admission is free.