The Golf NSW Men’s and Women’s Senior Amateur Championships are bound for the City of Orange in 2020.
Golf NSW is excited to be partnering with Orange City Council to bring the Championships to the region once more.
To be held at Duntryleague and Orange Ex-Services Golf Clubs from April 20th to the 23rd, it will be the first time the Men’s and Women’s Championships have been held at the same time.
The Championship week will begin with the Men’s & Women’s NSW Foursomes on Monday. The 54 hole Men’s & Women’s NSW Senior Championships will begin Tuesday with the final round on Thursday.
Over 250 golfers are expected to descend on the region, with entrants coming from as far as Western Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Reigning Champions, John Owen of Geelong and Jacqui Morgan from Monash Country Club will also be back to defend their crowns.
General Manager of Golf – Golf NSW, Mr Graeme Phillipson, said the Senior Amateur Championships always attracted strong fields with many interstate and international competitors.
“The Senior Amateur Championships are a highlight of the golfing year for those aged over 55, and combining both Championships into one week will be a boon for the Orange region.
“The number of interstate and international entries we receive is growing. Last year we had representatives from every state in Australia as well as visitors from New Zealand, Singapore, and Malaysia.”
Mr Phillipson added the quality of the courses chosen to host the 2020 Championships would be another inducement for golfers who were thinking of taking part.
“Duntryleague and Orange Ex-Services are renowned in golfing circles for being courses of exceptional quality, and I fully expect the field size to reflect this,” Mr Phillipson said.
Orange Mayor Cr Reg Kidd said he’s looking forward to welcoming participants in the tournament.
“Orange has so much to offer in hosting an event like this,” Cr Reg Kidd said. “As well as beautiful and challenging courses, a tournament in April means visitors will be enjoying the Autumn colours for which Orange is so well known.”
“Family members will have plenty to enjoy if they’re planning to tag along. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a visit for the tournament turns into another longer stay in future when they’ll get to know Orange even more.”
For information on the Orange region and everything it has to offer including accommodation, places to eat and things to do, visit Orange360, https://www.orange360.com.au/