Date: February 12, 2018
Author: Golf Queensland

Mackay set to deliver for Qld Women�s Country

Golf Queensland and Mackay Regional Council have partnered to hold one of Queensland’s largest golf championships for women.

Two of Mackay’s largest golf clubs, Mackay Golf Club and Pioneer Valley Golf Club, will play host to the 2018 Queensland Women’s Country Championship from Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th May.

Female golfers from all over the state will compete in the Championship which is the largest female golf tournament in Queensland. More than 300 players from 50 golf clubs are expected to converge on Mackay in May.

Mackay Regional Council is proud to be supporting this event and hopes the participants sample the best of what the region has to offer.

Mayor Greg Williamson said council was pleased to support these championships through its successful Invest Mackay Events Attraction Program.

“That funding program is all about assisting events that bring visitors to Mackay and also showcase our region,’’ he said

“These golf championships are a perfect fit for what that funding initiative sets out to achieve.”

Golf Queensland’s Golf Operation Manager, Luke Bates, said the golf courses in the Mackay region were a perfect fit with the championships.

“We are thrilled to have the support of Mackay Regional Council in delivering this key championship,” Mr Bates said.

The tournament kicks off with the Foursomes Championship on Monday, concluding with the individual Championships on alternating courses on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Country Championship Presentation Night will be held on Wednesday evening after the final round at the Magpies Sporting Club.

The Championship is open to all female amateur golfers with a Golf Australia Handicap who are members of a club affiliated with a Queensland Country District and Golf Queensland. Members of clubs affiliated with the B&DLGA are not eligible.

Rockhampton Golf Club and Yeppoon Golf Club hosted last year’s championship with Trudie Petrie from 1770 Golf Club claiming the 2017 title.

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