Date: February 14, 2019
Author: Golf NSW

Queanbeyan scores with Boy’s Interstate

Queanbeyan Golf Club will host the Australian Boy's Interstate Series in 2020.

Deputy Premier John Barilaro, alongside Mr Simon Brookhouse, Golf Australia General Operations Manager made the announcement at the Club recently.

The NSW government announced a $1.2 million upgrade to the club in August 2018 as part of it’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, and the Boy's Interstate Series announcement follows hot on the heels of the club securing hosting rights for the 2019 Worrell’s Women’s NSW Open.

The Deputy Premier, Mr John Barilaro, was thrilled to see Queanbeyan land another event of national sporting significance.

“We've been working with Golf NSW and Golf Australia, and we'll put the investment in the clubs and courses as we believe that's the right thing to do,"

"We've started with the women's open, we'll go to the interstate series, and there'll be opportunities to build on that,” Barilaro said.

Golf Australia general operations manager Simon Brookhouse said while they couldn't always return to the same clubs, they were looking for venues that were keen to host – a box he said Queanbeyan ticked.

Mr Brookhouse said the boys interstate, which has been going since 1958, was a springboard for some of Australia's best golfers, most notably 2015 PGA Championship winner Jason Day, who played for Queensland in 2004.

"We certainly support those clubs that are willing to support events. With events that are nationally based it's difficult to go back year-on-year to one particular course, but we certainly do favour those that work well with us," Mr Brookehouse said.