NSW Open finds new home in 2017

The NSW Open Golf Championship continues its development and has found a new home for three years at the top rated Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club in western Sydney.

The tournament this year will be held at the Graham Marsh designed course from November 16th to 19th, the week before the Emirates Australian Open.

“The 2017 NSW Open will once again be an ideal lead-in event for golfers immediately before the Australian Open,” Andrew Tharle, Chairman of Golf NSW said. “Fans of the sport will be treated to two weeks of world-class tournament golf in our Nation’s greatest city.”

Stuart Fraser, CEO of Golf NSW, acknowledged the support of the Championship from the Western Sydney community.

“In 2016, The NSW Open attracted a field of over 150 national and international competitors as well as upwards of 5000 spectators to our State and the greater Western Sydney area. This year will be no different; our goal is to ensure that the NSW Open grows and will always be a healthy and viable part of the Australian sporting Calendar,” he said.

“Golf NSW appreciates the ongoing support of the NSW Government and Destination NSW, Penrith City Council and Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club.”

Competitors in this year’s tournament will be playing for a total prize pool of a minimum of $400,000. The Champion will not only lift the Kel Nagle Cup, but he will also be exempt for the remainder of the 2017 season and the following two years on the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia.

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Brian is a former Sydney journalist who didn’t have a skerrick of interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded Australian Senior Golfer in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association.

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