Date: December 08, 2015
Author: David Tease, Golf NSW

Goulburn grabs Country Championship


The Goulburn Mulwaree region has won the right to host the Golf NSW Men’s Country Championship for 2016 and the following two years.

The Historic Goulburn Golf Club has a proud tradition associated with the Country Championship. The club’s most famous son, Bruce Devlin who is a former Australian Open Champion and PGA Tour winner, won the Country Championship title twice before embarking on a successful professional career.

Deputy Chairman of Golf NSW, Alan Harrison presented the Golf NSW Country Championship Trophy to Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor, Councillor Geoff Kettle at the conclusion of the 2015 Championship held at Wollongong Golf Club last Sunday.

The Trophy will be displayed throughout the Goulburn Mulwaree area over the next year to help promote the 2016 Championship.

“Golf NSW is proud to conduct the Men’s Country Championships in a regional centre as historic as Goulburn for the next three years, and on one of our State’s finest and oldest inland courses as well,” Mr Harrison said.

Cr Kettle is thrilled that Goulburn will be hosting the Championship.

“The NSW Country Golf Championships is a chance for Goulburn to showcase our beautiful City to a host of golfers from around the state.”

“We look forward to continuing to partner with Golf NSW to identify further opportunities for Goulburn to host other state level golf tournaments,” Cr Kettle added.