Australia’s largest amateur golfing prize pool commences this week over 140 hopefuls descending on Biloela in a chance for a $10,000 hole-in-one, with many vying for the million-dollar hole-in-one challenge at the end of this six-location golfing odyssey through Outback Queensland during June and July 2021.

As the small town of Biloela in central Queensland braces itself for tee off, visitors from all over Australia are enroute to Biloela for the event, some travelling from as far as Adelaide and Tasmania.

This is Australia’s most remote golf tournament spanning 1,900km (that’s longer than the entire length of Great Britain!) including 6 locations – Biloela, Charleville, Quilpie, Blackall, Hughenden and onto Longreach.

“For the very first time, in addition to the million-dollar hole-in-one, $10,000.00 hole-in-one challenges are being offered at each of the five locations in this year’s Outback Queensland Masters,” said Luke Bates, Queensland Manager, Golf Australia.

“The Outback Queensland Masters concept is presented by Golf Australia and partnered by Tourism & Events Queensland and the PGA, “explains Luke Bates. “This initiative is to encourage visitors to spread the economic benefit to as much of the outback as possible, while experiencing some incredibly unique locations, golf courses and outback Queensland hospitality.”

The official tee off for 2021 will occur at the Biloela Golf Club to be staged on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June.

The program kicks off with breakfast this Saturday morning, followed by the official tee off at 8.30am with welcome from the Mayor of Banana Shire Council, Cr Neville Feerier.

The competition includes 9 holes each day for Saturday and Sunday.

For those lucky enough to secure a ticket in this year’s sold-out Masters they will enjoy a Saturday evening in Biloela dining under the stars with acclaimed Queensland musicians, Busby Marou. This talented duo has gained the reputation as one of Australia’s leading live bands known for their distinctly Australian storytelling and gifted musicianship.  The audience will also be entertained by multi-award-winning Central Queensland Bush Poet, the marvellous Margie Mac hailing from the small farming community of Targinnie, near Gladstone. Her unique performance approach and a sense of humour will bring you to tears of laughter, from traditional to contemporary Australian Bush Poetry.

As a community give-back and to provide opportunities for young people in Biloela and Outback Queensland, free Junior Golf Clinics are being staged in Biloela and the other five locations on the Outback Queensland Masters with PGA Pro, Darren Weatherall.

“It’s a great way for young people to get first-hand knowledge and skills in the game”, said Darren Weatherall. “Throughout the journey I will also be offering free advice and tips to adult golfers, including hints to secure that hole-in-one.  We are just so looking forward to this year’s event and being in Biloela”.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

Luke Bates
Queensland State Manager, Golf Australia
E LukeB@golf.org.au
M 0439 780 677

Andrew Martin
Chairperson, Outback Queensland Tourism Association (OQTA)
E: Mayor@btrc.qld.gov.au
M: 0427574114; 0428549367

Darren Weatherall
PGA professional on tour and host of junior clinics
E darren@weatherallgolf.com.au
M 0418 746 173

MEDIA SUPPORT

Krista Hauritz
krista@kristahauritz.com.au
M 0421 148 098

2021 OFFICIAL PROGRAM

Flip-guide
https://issuu.com/vinkpublishing/docs/12410_-_oqm_pocket_guide_-_issuu?fr=sNzgxMTM3NjI5Mjg
PDF https://www.dropbox.com/s/7j889lzr2h7t8g6/2021%20OQM%20Official%20Program.pdf?dl=0

HIGH-RES IMAGES

Outback Qld Masters – high-res hero images
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/broptejvky3yf7l/AACg0CM20zUcobrzcYNfnUB3a?dl=0

Biloela Golf Club
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b93pyxzqi4nddd8/AADLJPf8sQgSks2vXSfmZ4yWa?dl=0

Busby Marou & Dinner Under the Stars images
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/hnuvhpu0ffwh27x/Biloela_BusbyMarou_1.jpg?dl=0

Margie Mac
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mney1fonq7dddbi/Biloela_MargyMcArdle.jpg?dl=0