Minister for Sport and Recreation, Gabrielle Upton, has announced a $10,000 NSW Government grant for the 2013 Gloria Jean’s Coffees NSW Golf Open which starts today and goes until 24 November.
“The NSW Open has a wonderful legacy going back to 1931, and has featured some of our best known golfers including Jack Newton, Greg Norman, Rodger Davis and Peter O’Malley,” Ms Upton said.
“Some notable names will tee off in this year’s competition including former PGA Tour players, James Nitties and 2003 US Amateur champion Nick Flanagan, 2010 champion Peter O’Malley and two-time Australian Masters champion Bradley Hughes.
Ms Upton added the $10,000 grant was awarded through the NSW Government’s Sport and Recreation Events Program.
David Elliott, Member for Baulkham Hills, said “The 2013 venue, Castle Hill Country Club, has played host to several major golf championships in past years, and is an excellent choice for the NSW Open.
“I encourage everyone to come to Castle Hill Country Club and watch international golf stars battle it out for our NSW title,” Mr Elliott said.
Dominic Perrottet, Member for Castle Hill, said “Attracting financially viable sporting events to our state ensures local athletes, officials and volunteers have ample opportunities to participate in high-level sporting competitions.
“Major sporting events also advantage the NSW tourism and sport industries by generating valuable economic spin-offs for local business,” said Mr Perrottet.
For more information on the NSW Open, visit www.golfnsw.org.
For more information on the Sport and Recreation Events Program, please visit the website at www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/grants or phone 13 13 02.
The NSW Government has also provided further support for this event through Destination NSW.