Australia’s best professional and elite amateur golfers are ready to test their skills on some of the State’s finest courses, with dates and venues confirmed for the NSW Open Golf Regional Qualifying Series.
With the time-honoured NSW Open Golf Championship heading to the magnificent Murray Downs Golf & Country Club in 2024, the series of six $50,000 lead-up events will attract competitors from across Australasia.
In addition to the lucrative purses at each Qualifying Series event, three spots in the NSW Open Golf Championship are also up for grabs to the highest placegetters not already exempt into the tournament field.
Spectators won’t miss out either, with free entry to each venue and the chance to walk the fairways with the players, where they’ll be able to witness the sport’s future stars in action up close.
The venues and dates for the six 2024 NSW Open Golf Regional Qualifying Tournaments are:
- South West Rocks Country Club, August 2 – 4
- Coffs Harbour Golf Club, August 5 – 7
- Teven Valley Golf Course, August 8 – 10
- Wollongong Golf Club, September 16 – 18
- Club Catalina, September 20 – 22
- Queanbeyan Golf Club, September 23 – 25
Minister for Jobs and Tourism John Graham said these tournaments will put these areas on the ‘must visit’ list for travelling golfers.
“Sport brings communities together, and these tournaments will not only attract visiting spectators to the events themselves but also showcase some of the nation’s best golf courses. The tournament is a great opportunity for future golf talent from across NSW to experience some of the nation’s leading male golfers and be inspired by the competition.”
Olivia Wilson, General Manager – Golf at Golf NSW, said the 2024 Regional Open Qualifying Series was ideal for aspiring professionals or elite amateurs to kick-start their Australian Summer of Golf.
“The run of events and the prizemoney on offer could really help a future star of our sport get to the next level.
“And with a guaranteed place in the NSW Open for three lucky players, there will be plenty of competitors keen to begin their summer with a win and the benefit of knowing they have locked up their spot in the NSW Open later in the year,” Ms Wilson said.
Graeme Phillipson, Chief Operating Officer at Golf NSW, said the six tournaments were a welcome financial injection into the communities surrounding the host clubs.
“The Regional Open Series boosts the host clubs and towns surrounding them. The players need somewhere to stay and places to eat & drink, so the visitor economy at each location does benefit, Mr Phillipson said.
The NSW Government supports the NSW Open Golf Regional Open Qualifying Series through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, and the Department of Regional NSW.