Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres has announced the NSW Open Golf will call Western Sydney home for the next four years.
This unique tournament will be played at the Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club in Colebee and will be a great precursor to the Australian Open of Golf in Sydney.
“The NSW Open Golf will provide a great boost to the Western Sydney economy, with the 2015 event alone expected to contribute nearly $1.4 million in visitor expenditure,” Mr Ayres said.
“Support from the NSW Government will allow the event to expand into Asia, developing strategic partnerships with Chinese golf associations and tournaments throughout the region.”
The NSW Government is supporting the NSW Open through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
Chairman Golf NSW Chris Allen said: “The NSW Golf Open has a rich heritage having first been played in 1931 with names like Greg Norman, Peter Thomson, Ian Baker-Finch, Jack Newton and Kel Nagle etched into the history books as past champions.”
“Together with defending champion Anthony Brown and Australian triple crown winner Peter Lonard, the event promises to be one of the best for many years.
“It is also important to thank Brian Thorburn, CEO Australia PGA and Stephen Pitt, CEO Golf Australia for their support of this event.”
This announcement follows the agreement earlier this month that will see the Australian Open of Golf remain in Sydney for the next eight years.
The 2015 NSW Open will run from 12-15 November, and is expected to attract amateur and professional golfers from countries including China, India, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, the UK, Germany, Fiji and New Zealand.