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Albury's Thurgoona Golf Course will partner with the Howlong Club and the Murray District Golf Association to host a regional round qualifier of the NSW open golf championship in June.
Golf NSW announced the eight regional host courses that will see some of the best golfers in Australia vie for automatic entry into the open later this year.
AlburyCity Mayor Henk van de Ven said it was a coup for the region and allows us to showcase our wonderful courses to the golfing community.
"Courses such as Thurgoona and Howlong are top class and it's great to be able to show them off with such a prestigious tournament. It's also a key tourism driver for the Murray region," he said.
President of the MDGA Kelvin Gilder said that having an open qualifier in the region is a huge boost for the sport.
We all want to see greater participation in golf particularly from the juniors and exposure to top quality competition is a great way to get the sport onto players' radars.
The first 2016 Qualifying tournament will be held at Howlong and Thurgoona Golf Clubs on
18-19 June and will attract a highly competitive field intent on winning a spot in this year's
Golf NSW Chairman John Robinson said: "Golf NSW is thrilled to see regional areas benefit from hosting Golf NSW events like a NSW Open Qualifying Tournament. Not only does it generate local interest in the sport, but it provides an opportunity for the host regions to showcase their golf courses to many of New South Wales' finest amateur golfers."
The venues that will host 2016 NSW Open Regional Qualifying Tournaments are:
- Camden Golf Club
- Forbes Golf Club, 8-9 October
- Grafton Golf Club and Yamba Golf Club
- Griffith Golf Club
- Gunnedah Golf Club, 27-28 August
- Howlong Golf Club and Thurgoona Golf Club, 18-19 June
- Moree Golf Club
- Wauchope Golf Club and Kew golf Club, 8-9 October