The Griffith Pro-Am is gearing up for a big year in 2019 with over 200 golfers expected to take to the course for the competition on March 25.
Griffith Golf Club's Wayne Moat was pleased to see the numbers on the rise.
"It should be one of our better years because at the moment we have about 75 pros and over the last couple of years we have only had about 50-odd," Moat said.
"Being on a Monday as well it's a different day, but it has worked in well for us.
"There is a big event in Sydney on Wednesday and Thursday so a lot of the pros wouldn't have got here on the Friday, so we were asked to move."
It will be a busy weekend for golfers across the MIA with the Leeton Pro-Am on Saturday and Sunday while Yenda will be on Tuesday. Griffith pro James Lethean feels the swing prize for taking out the three competitions might also be driving up numbers.
"Having the swing prize across Leeton, Griffith and Yenda with the extra $1000 will obviously help," Lethean said.
"It has probably worked out well schedule-wise with the Australasian Tour sometimes in the past it has clashed a little bit, but it has worked out well this year.
"To get over 70 pros is fantastic. I think we are up around 130-140 amateurs including sponsors, so it is going to be a big day with 200 plus field which is pretty rare around here."
Lethean thinks the word of mouth about the quality of the competition has helped to attract better numbers.
"For those guys to come down here and enjoy it and continue to come back I think it says a fair bit about the event that we run," he said.
"Hopefully it will continue to get bigger and better each year."
It won't only be the pros who will be looking to bring in the crowd but also some bigger named celebrities.
"We have three guests like Paul Gow who does a show on Foxtel, Jimmy Cassidy always comes down, and Robert DiPierdomenico is going to be the MC for the dinner," Moat said.
"Pro wise we have Michael Long from New Zealand, Simon Hawkes who won the Victorian Championship last year so there will be quite a few good names."
Despite the lack of rain over the past few months, the course was looking in good knick.
"We have been really lucky to have a good greenkeeper who really puts his heart into it and has it looking nice and green," Moat said.