A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will upgrade the Latrobe Golf Club in Alphington, to make sure more golfers can tee off to even greater heights.

Golf in Victoria contributes $883 million to the state’s economy and supports 6,900 jobs. More than 300,000 Victorians play golf at more than 350 courses across the state and we want to extend our reputation as the golfing capital of Australia.

In four short years we’ve hosted the World Cup of Golf and will host it again this week. We’ve secured the 2020 and 2022 Australian Open golf tournaments, and we’ve secured the 2019 Presidents Cup – the third time we’ve hosted this prestigious tournament.

But we want to help more golf clubs across Victoria expand and grow, and attract even more people to the sport.

If re-elected we will invest $375,000 towards the construction of a five hole community short course and a seven target water wedge at Latrobe Golf Club.

Across the state Labor will also provide $2 million in grants for minor upgrades and equipment to golf clubs right around the state, with a number of priority projects earmarked for immediate funding.

We’ll also provide $160,000 over four years for four golf industry scholarships each year – these will cover golf journalism, golf professional, women’s greenkeeper and golf course designer scholarships.

Only Labor will help grow the sport of golf right across Victoria, and ensure golfers are playing on the very best courses and can enjoy the very best facilities.

Quote attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“We’re growing golf across Victoria by attracting more young people to the game and investing in better facilities.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

“Attracting more young people to the game helps maintain our status as Victoria’s home of golf.”

Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Northcote Kat Theophanous

“Only Labor will improve the Latrobe Golf Club to attract even more golfers to this fantastic course.”

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