Date: November 21, 2013
Author: The Hon Gabrielle Upton MP

Castle Hill Country Club Tees up for the 2013 NSW Golf Open

Media Release – 21 November 2013 The Hon Gabrielle Upton MP – Minister for Sport and Recreation
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 Elliot, 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 Elliot 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