IT gets bigger and better every year.
The stage is set for the 82nd consecutive 27-hole Lautoka Open Golf Championship at the Golf Links course on Saturday.
The annual event, sponsored by Sigatoka Motor Spares in association with Islands Electric and Tesla Products of Australia, has about 40 prizes on offer.
Club secretary Subash Chand has confirmed a full field of golfers from around the country and Australia. National reps Olaf Alan Jr, Anuresh Chandra, Ronil Prakash and Abid Hussein will be vying for top honours as defending champion Vikrant Chandra has now turned professional.
Youngsters Barroon Hussein, Mohammed Rizwan and Tristan Levestam will be a threat to the national reps. Former world number one Vijay Singh won the event back-to-back in 1981 and 1982. Chand said, "The main winners apart from the major prizes will also walk away with golf trophies".
The club has all winners' names on the honours board from 1931. The course has been fully mowed and there will be stiff competition in each of the A, B, C divisions.
Entry fee is $30 and includes T-shirt, lunch and sponsors' giveaways.