26 Jul 2021 | Outback Queensland Masters |
Outback Qld Masters ready for 2022
by Golf Australia
The 2021 Outback Queensland has just completed its 1,900 km journey across Outback Queensland with the announcement of the 2022 locations including the million-dollar hole-in-one in Birdsville, in what will be Queensland’s newest golf course on the edge of the Simpson Desert.
They call it a golfing tournament of a different kind, with amateur golfers, from happy hackers to a hole-in-one master, the 2021 Outback Queensland Masters travelled across six locations from Biloela to Charleville, Quilpie, Blackall and Hughenden, culminating in Longreach.
The Outback Queensland Masters winners and recipients of the coveted orange jackets were Laurie Binstead with 117 points from Hervey Bay Golf Club in Queensland and Ann Backhouse, from the ACT, with 119 points of the Murrumbidgee Golf Club.
The men’s winner of the Longreach event was Greg Wooler of the Sandy Gallop Golf Club in Ipswich.
“I’ve played all six events in this year’s series, travelling the distance with friends. This win in Longreach has really capped off an amazing journey,” said Greg.
“I’ll wear the orange jacket with pride”.
Barbara Slater of the Roma Golf Club was the women’s winner. Barbara played in the inaugural Outback Queensland Masters in 2019, and returned this year, missing out on winning the event in Charleville by just one shot.
“The Outback Queensland Masters is a real highlight of my golfing career,” said Barbara, one of the Outback Queensland Masters’ most passionate fans.
Luke Bates, Queensland Manager, Golf Australia, said “the 2021 Outback Queensland Masters has been an amazing experience for the visitors, the clubs, and the juniors. I can honestly say we have been overwhelmed by the outstanding support of the local communities."
“It’s the hospitality and genuine characters of Outback Queensland that makes the players really enjoy the challenge and mateship of this tournament.’’
“With the sell-out success of the 2021 Outback Queensland Masters, it’s with great pleasure we announce the locations of the 2022 event being Roma on the 18th of June, followed by Tambo, Barcaldine, Winton, Mount Isa and culminating to the million-dollar hole-in-one in Birdsville on the 22 – 24th July 2022”.
The Outback Queensland Masters is presented by Golf Australia, with strategic partner Tourism & Events Queensland and Eagle Spirit Partner, the PGA of Australia with six local government authorities, including this final weekend supported by the Longreach Regional Council.
“A real legacy of the event has been the free junior clinic for youth in Outback Queensland, conducted by PGA Pro, Darren Weatherall,” said Luke Bates.
“We’ve had 150 young players join in with several juniors showing true potential for the future of golf.”
Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Outback Queensland Masters from www.outbackqldmasters.com
Outback Queensland Masters is supported by the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland.
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