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Andrews promises big for golf

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A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will upgrade golf clubs across Victoria and invest in stage two of the ‘Home of Golf’ project at Sandringham Golf Club, the Premier said today.

Mr Andrews said his plan was to make sure more golf clubs could tee off projects to reach even greater heights.

He said golf in Victoria generated $849 million for the state’s economy and supports 6900 jobs.

"More than 300,000 Victorians play golf at more than 350 courses across the state and we want to extend our reputation as the golfing capital of Australia," he said.

"In four short years we’ve hosted the World Cup of Golf and will host it again in 2019. We’ve secured the 2020 and 2022 Australian Open golf tournaments, and we’ve secured the 2019 Presidents Cup – the third time we’ve hosted this prestigious tournament.

"But we want to help more golf clubs across Victoria expand and grow, and attract even more people to the sport."

Mr Andrews said that, if re-elected, his government would provide $5.3 million towards stage two of the ‘Home of Golf’ project at Sandringham Golf Club.

"We will also provide $2million in grants for minor upgrades and equipment to golf clubs right around the state, with a number of priority projects earmarked for immediate funding," Mr Andrews said.

"We’ll also provide $160,000 over four years for four golf industry scholarships per year – these will cover golf journalism, golf professional, women’s greenkeeper and golf course designer scholarships."

 

 


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