Date: July 29, 2016
Author: Golf NSW

Avondale Amateur receives Nominated National Ranking Event status

Golf NSW is thrilled to announce that the 2017 Avondale Amateur has been afforded Golf Australia Nominated National Ranking Event status.

"We can't wait to witness many of the nation's and the world's best amateurs compete on one of New South Wales' finest layouts,” Golf NSW General Manager of Golf, Graeme Phillipson said.

"Being awarded Golf Australia National Ranking Event status recognises the significant contribution many of our members have made to these tournaments for over 50 years. We are looking forward to stamping the Avondale Amateur as one of the premier events on the Australian amateur golfing calendar,” Avondale Golf Club President Stephen Cameron said.

The 2017 Avondale Amateur will see the men's 72-hole Avondale Medal and the Avondale Women's Bowl combine to become the Avondale Amateur. The tournament will be an attractive proposition for elite amateur golfers to pencil into their calendar especially with the NSW Amateur Championships scheduled for the following week. 

Harrison Endycott, the 2015 and 2016 Avondale Medallist and a member of the Northern Sydney Club, is hoping to defend his title for the third year. "The Medal means so much to everyone here at Avondale and to be able to win it back-to-back as a member made it extra special for me,” Endycott said.

The Avondale Amateur 72-hole stroke play tournament will be held at Avondale Golf Club in Northern Sydney from January 23rd to 27th 2017, the week following the Australian Amateur Golf Championships.