Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Golf Australia reschedules Queensland Open

Golf Australia reschedules Queensland Open
July 26, 2019

Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia have advised that the Isuzu Queensland Open will not be played this year but plan for the championship to be rescheduled in early 2020.

Simon Brookhouse, General Manager of Golf Operations at Golf Australia, noted the industry was committed to making the Queensland Open one of Australia’s leading domestic events, advising "we want to give the Queensland Open more prominence, but also make it fit in more logically among all the great summer events on the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia and ALPG Tour. 

“We remain totally committed to improving the Queensland Open and believe rescheduling it to early 2020 will help amplify its appeal.”

Among the options under consideration are including women to the tournament field, in recognition of the success of the Vic Open, where the women’s field plays for the same prizemoney and at the same venue as the men’s field.

With the support of the Victorian Government, the Vic Open now offers a total of $3 million in prizemoney and is co-sanctioned with the European Tour and LPGA Tour.

Gavin Kirkman, Chief Executive of the PGA of Australia, which also owns the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia, said it was important the Queensland Open wasn’t lost among high-profile events later this year, including the Presidents Cup and national Open and PGA championships.

Kirkman added “the Queensland Open is one of the Tour’s favourite championships and we stand firmly behind making next year’s tournament one of the biggest in its 94-year history,.

“We are working closely with Golf Australia to ensure the event remains a launching pad for its participants to bigger and better things in their careers.

“The likes of Jason Day and Greg Norman have taken part in previous Queensland Opens and have gone on to become the world’s No.1 golfers.

“We want to ensure the next player who lifts the T.B. Hunter Cup aloft goes on to have a successful career, both locally and abroad.” 

Image courtesy of Queensland Open.

Related Articles

21st June 2019 - Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club gets official opening

9th June 2019 - Brisbane’s Victoria Park Golf Course to be transformed into new inner city park

4th June 2019 - PGA of Australia announces Director appointment

30th May 2019 - Bowls, croquet and golf to benefit from Devonport Country Club development

14th May 2019 - Golf Australia launches new marketing direction

18th April 2019 - Australian Golf Industry Council urges politicians to act now on golf facilities

6th June 2018 - Money In Sport and Australian PGA Championship to collaborate in 2018

22nd May 2017 - Golf Australia and PGA of Australia look to ongoing MyGolf growth

14th November 2016 - RACV Royal Pines in great shape for Australian PGA Championship

12th July 2016 - Event Hub partners with PGA of Australia for Australian PGA Championship and Fiji International

28th February 2013 - Gold Coast new home of the PGA Championship


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

LES MILLS ASIA PACIFIC

Les Mills Asia Pacific Les Mills Asia Pacific (LMAP) have been setting the benchmark for providing professional fitness solutions across Australia and South East Asia since 1996. Our world renowned…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

GreeneDesk

Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Education / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Enta Australasia

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing.  19th July 2018 - ENTA…

read more

Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp)

SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp) is an expert retail and marketing services team specialising in sports, leisure, aquatics, fitness, health, wellness & recreation industry. Using proven…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Fitness / Marketing / Retail

 
 

PULSETEC SOLUTIONS

PulseTec Solutions is a leading provider of software systems and solutions to the health and fitness industry for more than a decade. Our key products and services include ClientConnect studio and…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Technology / Venues

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

GUNNEBO

Gunnebo is a global provider of security and access control solutions and services with sales companies in 31 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Security / Ticketing / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business