Golfing enthusiasts from across Australia converged on the ‘Outback by the Sea’ town of Karumba for a weekend of golf in the Gulf for the fifth weekend of the 2023 Outback Queensland Masters.
Players embraced the warm Queensland winter sunshine at the Karumba Golf Club as they took their chances at a $10,000 hole-in-one challenge and an additional $5,000 hole-in-one sponsored by Scouller Energy, heating up the competition before heading into the sixth and final weekend of Australia’s most remote and richest golf series.
Winners of the coveted Orange Jackets this weekend were in the Women’s Robyne Clayton of the Charleville Golf Club with a score totalling 41 points and in the Men’s, Peter Brennan of Burleigh Golf Club with 40 points for an 18-hole total.
Ending the first day of play, the event’s Dinner Under the Stars saw players and spectators in stitches from Lindsay Webb’s comedy act, which was followed by duo, Anthony Dettoriand and Roz Pappalardo of Lontano whose earthy, alt-country storytelling sound captivated the audience.
With the fifth leg of the event now complete, players are nearing the end of their journey with many of them vying for the Million Dollar Hole-In-One Challenge in Mount Isa next weekend, 21 – 23 July 2023.
The Outback Queensland Masters has limited last-minute player and spectator passes available for the final.
Final passes include 3 x breakfast, 3 x lunch and 2 x Dinner Under the Stars with stand-up comedians and live performances.
For pass details visit: https://www.outbackqldmasters.com/passes/
The Outback Queensland Masters is fast becoming an iconic Australian bucket list destination golf event, recently recognised nationally taking out gold at the 2022 Australian Tourism Awards and gold for the Best Grey Nomad Event 2022.
The Outback Queensland Masters is presented by Golf Australia, with strategic partner Tourism & Events Queensland and Birdie Spirit Partners, PGA of Australia, Rex Airlines and BCL Production Services with six local government authorities, including Balonne Shire Council, Paroo Shire Council, Quilpie Shire Council, Richmond Shire Council, Carpentaria Shire Council and Mount Isa City Council.
Outback Queensland Masters is supported by the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland.
IMAGES – KARUMBA 2023
Events Manager, QLD
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