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Champion Sam says sand must stay

Champion Sam says sand must stay

Pic: Sam (right) is pictured with Charleville Golf Club vice-captain, Chris Pezet Charleville Golf Club champion Sam Wade hopes visitors to his club for the Queensland Outback Masters in June will play the authentic course, not one that has been ‘prettied up’ for the occasion. The par 72 course – 6049 metres – has nine sand greens and nine grass greens. And with nine holes only to be played on 22 June and nine holes only the following day, Sam wants the golf challenge to be a genuine one. “It… View Full Post

Recent rain breaks drought,  and fills ‘Wogga’s Pond’

Recent rain breaks drought, and fills ‘Wogga’s Pond’

Recent drought-breaking rain in Winton has been a boon for the town and district, and should have Winton Golf Club’s course looking a picture for the Outback Masters on 13-14 July. But the rain which fell in February and March and delivered the district more than its annual rainfall, has helped the course more than by giving it a ‘much greener tinge’. As a result, Wogga Thompson’s Pond – which sits between the tee and the green on the par-four fifth hole – is now full and could pose some… View Full Post

It’s not just golf in Charleville

It’s not just golf in Charleville

Although Charleville is anticipating a big turnout for the second leg of the Queensland Outback Masters on 22-23 June, local shire councillor Shaun Radnedge says those without a genuine sense of fun should probably stay away. “I like to tell visitors that if they come here and don’t have good time, it’s their fault,” says the local jack-of-all-trades and master of many. “This is a great town, with fantastic people. We might live a long way from the big smoke, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to have… View Full Post

Roma to host first Outback Masters

Roma to host first Outback Masters

When the innovative Queensland Outback Masters tees off in mid-June, 61-year Roma local Steve Outen says it will be a matter of ‘when in Roma, do as the Romans do’. With 2019 dedicated as The Year of Outback Tourism in Queensland, the State Government in partnership with Golf Australia has launched an innovative, multi-location golf event aimed at driving tourists into Outback Queensland. And, as a finale to the six-venue event, the inaugural Outback Queensland Masters will offer a $1 million hole-in-one challenge in Mt Isa.  Queensland’s inaugural Outback Masters will… View Full Post