Date: May 24, 2016
Author: Golf Queensland

QAS players shift base to Brisbane GC

Golf Queensland's elite players will now refine their skills at The Brisbane Golf Club, the home of the Isuzu Queensland Open.

The Queensland Academy of Sport golf squad's move came as a result of the Brookwater Golf and Country Club redevelopment, but Golf Queensland national coach Tony Meyer said the change was well received by the squad.

“With the majority of the nine-person squad competing in the Isuzu Queensland Open from October 20-23, the players are very appreciative of the opportunity to have access to The Brisbane Golf Club,” Meyer said.

“The golf course (which recently hosted the Australian Interstate Championships) is ranked in the top 100 in the country and its unique Champion greens are of the highest quality for practice and play.”

The players will continue to use the facilities at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre which include a fully equipped gym, sport science laboratory and access to a nutritionist and psychologist.

The Brisbane Golf Club president John Kelly welcomed the move.

“The Brisbane Golf Club is extremely excited to be home of the Isuzu Queensland Open and the Queensland Academy of Sport's golf squad,” Kelly said.

“Growing golf participation levels and membership is one of our priorities and we expect this new partnership to not only further develop the skills of these elite golfers, but encourage the golfers in our very own junior academy.”