15 Oct 2021 | Industry news |

Golf NSW tournament schedule resumes

by Contributor

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Jordan Zunic during last year's Golf Challenge NSW Open. Photo: David Tease, Golf NSW

By Golf NSW

Tournament golf is set to resume across NSW. With the state flying past the 70 percent fully vaccinated mark and the 80 percent mark within reach, Golf NSW has announced the resumption of its 2021 tournament schedule. Beginning November 6, the time-honoured NSW Country Championship, being held this year at Forbes Golf Club in the state's west, will be the first tournament of several to be played in the remainder of the year. Back on the calendar, too, are the Men's and Women's NSW Sand Greens Championships to be held at Nyngan Golf Club on the 21-22 November (men) and Coolamon Golf Club on the 27-28 November (Women). The NSW Regional Open Series, a set of six $50,000 tournaments and a key lead-up to the 2022 Golf Challenge NSW Open, will also begin in late November. The opening event of the Regional Open Series, the Murray Open, will be held at Murray Downs Golf and Country Club, getting underway on November 24. Tournament two on the schedule will be held at Dubbo Golf Club beginning November 28. Golf NSW intends to play the above events in accordance with the NSW public health orders relevant at the time of each particular event. This may mean entrants will need to be fully vaccinated. In addition to the above tournaments, Golf NSW is working with clubs to resume the popular Master Pennant competition, which was in its final stages when the latest lockdown began. Graeme Phillipson, Chief Operating Officer, Golf NSW, was pleased to announce the return of some sense of normality with the State's championship calendar. "For regional communities dealing with the impact of COVID-19, by staging events like these, we are bringing some normality back to their day-to-day operations. After being postponed due to COVID-19 in June, the return of the six-event Regional Open Series is an especially welcome addition to the domestic golf scene for many of Australia's best golfers, both pro and amateur. Three-time PGA Tour of Australasia winner Jordan Zunic said the tournaments were welcome additions to the calendar. "At the moment, pretty much anything to play in is great," Zunic said. "With the year that's been, this is some light at the end of the tunnel for the guys; Something to start preparing for. "This will boost the morale of a lot of professionals around to see these events Golf NSW has put on," he added. Schedule: NSW Country Championship - Forbes GC (Entries Open) November 6th, 2021 Rd 1 -18 Holes Shotgun start November 6th, 2021 Rd 2 -18 Holes Shotgun start NSW Men's Sand Greens Championship - Nyngan GC (Entries Open) November 20th, 2021 Rd 1 -18 Holes Shotgun start November 21st, 2021 Rd 2 -18 Holes Shotgun start NSW Women's Sand Greens Championship - Coolamon GC (Entries Open) November 27th, 2021 Rd 1 -18 Holes Shotgun start November 28th, 2021 Rd 2 -18 Holes Shotgun start $50,000 Murray Open - Murray Downs Golf & CC (Entries Open Friday) November 24th 2021 Pro-Am and Practice Round November 25th 2021 Rd 1 - 18 holes November 26th 2021 Rd 2 - 18 holes (seeded tee times) $50,000 Dubbo Open - Dubbo GC (Entries Open Friday) November 28th 2021 Pro-Am and Practice Round November 29th 2021 Rd 1 - 18 holes November 30th2021 Rd 2 - 18 holes (seeded tee times)

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