A golf festival in Barooga featuring a televised ‘Webex Players Series’ event as well as a Mini Golf Championship and golf simulator activities will hit a hole in one with fans, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund.
Duty Nationals MLC for Murray, Wes Fang, said the Murray River Festival of Golf, to be held at the Cobram Barooga Golf Club from February 12-20, 2022, will attract thousands of participants and spectators.
“This festival is truly a golf lover’s dream. Nine days of professional golf matches as well as complimentary golf and entertainment events, all set against the beautiful backdrop of the Murray river at Barooga,” Mr Fang said.
“The Murray River region is one of the premier golf destinations in Australia, with this festival showcasing the best the region has to offer and attracting major golfers from across Australasia to participate in the festivities.
“The festival is set to be an event that can be enjoyed by the whole family, with the kids able to enjoy the excitement of the Australian Mini Golf Championship.”
Barooga Sports Club President Gary Hunt said the nine-day festival is expected to attract up to 5,700 participants and spectators and a TV audience of over 300,000, generating major tourism benefits.
“Hosting such a significant event in the Murray region will be sure to attract returning visitors who will spend in local shops, bars, hotels and cafés,” Mr Hunt said.
“The festival will attract some of Australasia’s best golfers to the region to compete in the Webex Players Series event which forms part of the PGA Tour of Australasia and WPGA Tour of Australasia.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for locals and visitors alike to witness some fantastic golf and see some of Australia’s best players go head to head in the Players Series right here in our own backyard.”
The $40 million Regional Events Acceleration Fund is part of the $2 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure for regional communities.
For further information, including program guidelines and eligibility criteria, go to: nsw.gov.au/REAFund.