MORE SUPPORT FOR NEANGAR PARK GOLF CLUB UNDER LABOR
A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will construct a nine hole pitch and putt course and driving range at Neangar Park Golf Club in Eaglehawk to make sure the club 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 $250,000 towards the construction of a nine hole pitch and putt course and driving range at Neangar Park Golf Club in Eaglehawk.
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, particularly in regional Victoria 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 Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan
“Only Labor will improve the Neangar Park Golf Club to attract even more locals and visitors to this fantastic golf course.”
Quote attributable to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards
“Neangar Park Golf Club is an important part of our community and we’re making sure the facilities are even better to attract even more people to the club.”