Dubbo has again been chosen to host some of the best golfers in NSW, thanks to a partnership between the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government and Golf NSW to roll out a series of professional tournaments in regional NSW from 2024.
Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders said it’s great news that Dubbo has once again been selected to host a Men’s NSW Open regional qualifying tournament next year.
“The last few years have been amazing for golf in Dubbo – the multiple competitions we’ve hosted, including the NSW Women’s Open, have generated great interest around the sport, and the community is really looking forward to hosting more in the future,” Mr Saunders said.
“The club hosted the 2023 ‘Western Open’ men’s regional qualifier just last month, and although the temperatures were pretty hot, so were the scores, and all the players were impressed by the condition of the course.
“Dubbo is becoming a hub for sporting events in NSW, which is fantastic for the entire community because it means more people pumping money into our accommodation, hotels, restaurants and local shops.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said many towns and cities across regional NSW will get a great boost from the new partnership with Golf NSW, with events including the Australian Women’s Classic, the Men’s NSW Open Championships and regional qualifiers to be played in the regions.
“Sport helps bring our regional communities together, and with some of Australia’s leading golfers playing at courses in Dubbo and across regional NSW, we will see a significant social and economic boost in our country towns,” Mr Toole said.
President of the Dubbo Golf Club David Hayes said his entire committee is excited about hosting another qualifying event next year.
“We’ve certainly had an exciting few years here at the club, with top quality players and tournaments helping lift the profile of our course,” he said
“We see the benefits as a club, but also as community members, from hosting these large events, and will be looking forward to another men’s qualifying tournament next year.”