03 Sep 2020 | Professional golf |
Concord to host NSW Open
Concord has won the right to host the New South Wales Open for 2021.
New South Wales' premier golf championship received a timely boost today with the NSW Government committing $2.1 million to the tournament's future for 2021 and beyond.
Next year's Open has been scheduled for March 25-28.
Concord is no stranger to professional golf or the NSW Open, having hosted the tournament an 10 times in its 90-year history. Concord Golf Club Club has been reworked by Tom Doak in recent years. Club president Mr Terry Williamson said said the return of the Open to Concord was an important event. "Our members are proud to host the championship once again," Mr Williamson said. The list of players who have been crowned the NSW Open Champion at Concord is extensive and includes some of the greatest names in Australian golf. Vic Richardson, Eric Cremin and Norman Von Nida all tasted victory at the course, while four-time champion Greg Norman made the tournament his own during the 1980s, lifting the Kel Nagle Cup at Concord three times in five years. "The golf community has been incredibly resilient during this challenging period, and we are pleased we can stage the NSW Open at a later date," said Nick Dastey, the PGA of Australia's tournaments director Australasia. Prizemoney is $400,000. As part of the lead up to the championship in 2021, the inaugural NSW Regional Open Series will see the sport’s best amateur and professional golfers vie for a series of six regional open crowns and a place in the NSW Open. The series of 36 hole tournaments will be played from December to February. Dates and venues will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
(courtesy Golf NSW)
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