NSW deputy premier John Barilaro wants to keep bringing golf events to his home club Queanbeyan.
Barilaro announced, on top of hosting the NSW Women's Open in six weeks, Queanbeyan would also host the Australian Boys Interstate Series in 2020.
NSW deputy premier John Barilaro announced the Queanbeyan Golf Club will host the Australian Boys Interstate Series in 2020.Credit:Golf NSW/Dave Tease
The NSW government funded a $1.2 million upgrade of the club and Barilaro hoped it would continue to attract elite events.
"Absolutely. We've been working with Golf NSW and Golf Australia, we'll put the investment in the clubs and courses as we believe that's the right thing to do," Barilaro said.
"We've started with the women's open, we'll go to the interstate series and there'll be opportunities to build on that."
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.
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," he said.
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