Date: September 26, 2016
Author: Dave Tease

Country Champs are on the way

/> The 2016 NSW Country Championships are all set to go at Goulburn Golf Club on the 29th and 30th of October.

A bumper field of around 120 of the State’s finest players are expected to descend on the town for two nights to compete in the 36-hole event and the inter-district Teams Championship.

Graeme Phillipson General Manager-Golf for Golf NSW is thrilled to see the event being hosted in Australia’s first inland city.

“We are proud to conduct the Men’s Country Championships in a regional centre as historic as Goulburn, and on one of the State’s finest inland golf courses too.”

“Players from as far away as the Northern Rivers and the Western Riverina will be vying for the title this year.”

"The winner also gets a start in the NSW Open at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club a fortnight later," Mr Phillipson added.

The Championship boasts an honour roll that includes some of the finest golfing talent New South Wales has produced. The list of past winners includes Nathan Green, Paul Sheehan, Scott Gardiner and 15 time Japanese tour winner Brendan Jones.

The historic club in the Mulwarree region has a long association with the NSW Country Championship. One of Goulburn’s favourite sons Bruce Devlin, won the Country Championship title twice before embarking on a highly successful international career that included an Australian Open Championship as an amateur and eight US PGA Tour wins.

Dylan Perry of the Vintage Golf Club, the 2015 NSW Country Championship winner is excited at the thought of defending his title at Goulburn.

“I’m looking forward to the Championships,” Perry said. ”I’ve heard a lot of good things about the course so I’ll be ready,” he smiled. 

Perry has had a wonderful year to date. The 21-year-old from the Hunter Valley was part of the all-conquering Men’s NSW Team that made a clean sweep of the Australian Interstate Teams series before reaching the quarter finals of the British Amateur Championship.

Perry continued his good form when he returned home with a resounding victory in the Queensland Amateur Championship. 

“2016 has been a great year. I hope it gets better when I defend my title in Goulburn,” he smiled.


Entries to the 2016 Country Championship can be found HERE