Golf Australia - - AROUND THE TRAPS -

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.uskids­

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