Spectacular outback golf tournament a huge success

I’d heard a bit about the Outback Queensland Masters a little bit but it hadn’t properly caught my eye until I spotted a couple of exquisite photographs on their Instagram feed.

The Outback Queensland Masters takes place over six tournaments at six different towns in outback Queensland and includes a hole-in-one shot for $1million and winners claiming a flaming orange jacket.

It just looks like a fantastic experience with everyone having a great time on and off the fairways at golf courses in the towns of Biloela, Charleville, Quilpie, Blackall, Hughenden, and Longreach.

Ellie Grounds reported on the event for ABC Western Queensland and in these times of lockdowns across the country it’s hard not to be very jealous of the fun had here. Everyone is already looking ahead to next year’s event where it will finish at a new course in Birdsville.

The Masters’ resident professional, Darren Weatherall, played the Birdsville course six months ago.

“I think the players are going to be absolutely rapt,” he said.

“It’s obviously much more red dirt, there’s the wildflowers and they’ve used that very, very well in order to design the golf course.

“The contouring of the golf course and the shaping of it is really something you would see at a sandbelt-style course, and it’s got sand greens as well.”

Seriously, check out some of the photos. And maybe this should go on our calendar for next year.

all images must be credited Outback Queensland Masters.

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