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Bathurst seals signature events

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Bathurst Mayor Cr Graeme Hangar and Bathurst Golf Club President Ray Stapley

The NSW Mid-Amateur Championship and the NSW Country Championship will be returning to the Bathurst region from 2018.

Bathurst Golf Club will host the Men’s and Women’s NSW Mid-Amateur Championship in May 2018, while from 2019 to 2021, The time-honoured NSW Country Championship will return to the City.

Bathurst Golf Club president Ray Stapley was excited to see both tournaments come to the city.

“Golf is very strong in the Central West and we’re very lucky that our club is in a very strong position,” he said. “ the course is in good condition, by the time these champs come around the course will be spick and span.”

Golf NSW General Manager - Golf, Mr Graeme Phillipson, was thrilled to make the announcement. “It’s wonderful to see two of Golf NSW’s signature events being conducted on one of Australia’s finest inland golf courses.”

“Bathurst Golf Club has hosted the NSW Open, the NSW Senior Amateur and The Country Championship before. We know that competitors will be challenged by this wonderful layout,” Mr Phillipson said.

The tournaments are expected to pump almost one million dollars over the four year term of the agreement into the town’s economy, a figure Bathurst’s Mayor Cr Graeme Hangar was pleased to hear.

“Sporting tourism is growing throughout NSW and Australia, We’ve got great facilities here. Golfers bring their families to our town, they stay in our accomodation, and spend money in our shops.”

We are happy host them. They’ll have a good time, and go home and talk about what a great time they had in Bathurst and they’ll come back again.” Cr Hangar said.

In March this year, the NSW Senior Amateur Championship attracted over 150 visiting golfers from across Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia to the region for six nights, which ploughed an estimated $250,000 into businesses across the city.

The 54 hole mid-amateur will see a field of over 240 players descend on the City from across metropolitan and country NSW, The ACT, Queensland and Victoria to vie for the men’s and women’s titles.

The NSW Country Championship has a history dating back to 1947. Golfers from across country NSW compete for both the individual and champion district teams titles. An added incentive for winer of the Country Championship is an invitation to compete in the NSW Open Championship, a tier one event on the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia.

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