Date: July 05, 2007

2007 Australian Indigenous Championships

The eighth Australian Indigenous Championships will be played at Alice Springs Golf Club, 8-12 October, 2007. The 72-hole stroke play event will bring over 120 of the world&aposs finest indigenous golfers together at Australia&aposs premier desert resort course. In officially endorsing The Championships, Golf Australia Director – Game and Club Development, Nicholas Green OAM said, “These championships aim to develop a national voice for the indigenous golf community, a voice that will assist in shaping future national championships and development programs . Golf Australia, the National Sporting Organisation for golf in Australia has officially endorsed the event for the first time and will provide support by way of finance and resources. Golf Australia will also conduct outreach programs during the tournament designed to increase participation in golf to the wider indigenous communities. The initiative, supported by the Alice Springs Golf Club, has been in planning since 2006 and offers programmes and activities that introduce indigenous youth into a healthy and active sporting culture. Green also voiced his support for the host club while flagging intentions of keeping the Australian Indigenous Championships firmly etched on the annual golfing calendar, “Golf Australia is delighted that Alice Springs Golf Club has been selected as the venue for the 2007 championships and we are committed to supporting future championships and the development of indigenous golf throughout Australia.” He also announced that an incentive for the winners of the event will be exemptions into equivalent Amateur Championships such as the Australian Men&aposs Amateur Stroke Play and the Australian Women&aposs Amateur Qualifying in 2008. Entries for the Australian Indigenous Championship close on 26 September and entry forms be downloaded from the following link – download an entry form here.