Date: November 10, 2017
Author: Dave Tease

Penrith the place for the NSW Open

Mayor of Penrith, Councillor John Thain, is thrilled to see the NSW Open Golf Championship make it’s home at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club in Penrith City for the next three years.

“It’s another exciting event that we have coming to our city,” Cr Thain said. “We have the Australian Ballet, our festival and then we have the NSW Open.”

“November will be one of the most exciting months of the year.”

Cr Thain believes the tournament will build confidence in the City and the greater western Sydney. It will be another sporting event that the local community embraces with pride.

“An event like this puts our name forward. It gives confidence in our city, and I'm really grateful to Golf NSW for bringing the even out here because it’s going to be a cracker.”

“We are sport mad out here. We had the Matildas here a couple of weeks ago. It’s the first place they have sold a stadium out and I expect the crowds out here at Twin Creeks will be pretty good as well because we love sport.”

“There are a huge number of golfers out here, quite a number of courses and Twin Creeks is an exceptional venue and a fantastic place to have a Championship like the NSW Open.”

Councillor Thain added the exposure an event with the history of the NSW Open will bring to the city was invaluable and bound to draw visitors to the Penrith.

“An event that has been around for a long time is prestigious. Having something like the Open in Penrith draws people here.”

“It’s advertising that you can’t pay for,” Cr Thain smiled.

Twin Creeks’ Director David Chen was equally as thrilled to be the host course for the NSW Open.

“From Twin Creek's perspective, we are extremely honoured that we can host this event for the next three years, promote Penrith and the greater Western Sydney Region.”

“We are extremely proud of everyone, the council, the community and sponsors that have come on board to support this tournament,” Mr Chen said.