AUSSIE OPEN WITH A LITTLE DIFFERENCE
SOME of the best junior golfers from around the world will be arriving on our shores early next year to take part in the U.S Kids Golf Australian Open.
The event returns in 2018 after its successful inaugural staging at Sydney’s Moore Park Golf in January.
There were 130 players from 13 countries who pegged it up in the 2017 edition with winners hailing from as far and wide as Japan, the Philippines, Texas, San Francisco and New York as well as all across Australia. And U.S Kids Golf expect next year’s event to be even bigger, with positive reports from this year’s participants spreading throughout the junior golf world about the tournament the company hopes will become the number one international junior event in Australia.
In 2018, the tournament moves to Riverside Oaks Golf Resort, in Sydney’s north west from January 19 and concludes two days later.
The Australian Open will act as a qualifier for the U.S Kids Golf World Championships held annually at the famed Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. And is the most recent addition to the seven international tournaments run by U.S Kids Golf that make up something of a mini world tour, with other tournaments held in Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy and Wales.
The event consists of an opening ceremony, parade of nations, where participants get the chance to arrive under their country’s flag, and two rounds of tournament play contested in age and gender divisions – ranging from Boys seven and under to Girls and Boys 13-14. The tournament is played using a non-handicapped format and trophies and medals are awarded at an official presentation at the conclusion of the event.
Registrations opened on September 1 with all players who have achieved the required status on their Local Tour receiving invitations to compete but players, who have never played a U.S Kids Golf tournament before, are also welcome to apply to enter through the company’s website.
Run by the U.S Kids Golf Foundation, a not for profit entity dedicated to the growth of junior golf around the world, U.S Kids Golf events like the Australian Open place a large emphasis on fun and family involvement.
To register your child for the event and for full tournament details visit, www.uskidsgolf.com.au