GOLFERS and spectators are expected to flock to Birkdale on July 18 for Queensland's second-oldest pro-am golf tournament.
Golfers teeing off at the 40th annual Howeston Golf Course pro-am will be vying for $12,000 in prize money.
Howeston Golf Course owner Lynn Weston said 156 professional and amateur players had competed in the 2018 event and she hoped to exceed that number this year.
Past Howeston pro-am competitors include two-time PGA tour winner John Senden and Terry Price, who scored his first win on the European Senior tour in 2012.
Ms Weston said it was a good opportunity for amateur golfers to learn from the professionals.
"There's one area of the golf course called the Bermuda Triangle (consisting of three holes surrounded by small bodies of water) and a lot of (players) like to come and see how the pros handle it," she said.
A long drive competition will be held in the afternoon and will be live-streamed on the Howeston Golf Course Facebook page.
The 359 metre record was set six years ago by 2018 pro-am winner Nicholas Russell.
Spectators can watch the action in-person from a grandstand behind the first tee and grab a famous Howeston steak burger.
"It's really a social day," Ms Weston said.
The 27-hole course was once a dairy and strawberry farm owned and operated by Ms Weston's father, Jack Howard.
It was converted to a golf course in 1972 and remains a family business, with Ms Weston's son Kel and grandsons Lachlan, Kerron and Jake working hard to keep the course in top shape in the lead-up to the pro-am.
Upgrades ahead of this year's event include a new bridge between two of the dams and new mounds on the finishing hole.
The pro-am - held at Howeston Golf Course on Creek Road in Birkdale - is free for spectators.
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