Ballarat District Golf Incorporated

2020 10 junior rangeBallarat District Golf are very pleased to announce that the Golf Australia – 2020 Victorian Junior Country Regions competition will be played in Ballarat from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th December.

Originally scheduled to be played in May at the Cobram Barooga Golf Club but postponed due to COVID-19, this prestigious competition will feature the leading junior players from across regional Victoria.

The clubs who will each host a day of the competition are:

  • Round 1 – Friday 4th December – Buninyong Golf Club
  • Round 2 – Saturday 5th December – Midlands Golf Club
  • Round 3 – Sunday 6th December – Ballarat Golf Club

Ballarat District Golf and Golf Australia wish to sincerely thank each club for making their course available.

Super regions will be represented by boys and girls who will compete over 54 holes of stroke play for gross and net honours. Invited super regions (districts in brackets) include:

  • Ballarat (Ballarat District)
  • Gippsland (East Gippsland, South Gippsland, West Gippsland)
  • Hume (Goulburn Murray, North Eastern, Dalhousie)
  • North West (Northern, Golf Central Vic, Murray Darling, Karra Kara)
  • Peninsula (Golf Peninsula)
  • South Western (South Western)
  • Western Vic (Wimmera, Western)

Key changes to the competition since it was last played in 2019 include:

  • Each team will consist of 8 boys and 3 girls – Teams previously consisted of 9 boys
  • The competition will be played over 54 holes – The competition was previously played over 36 holes
  • Most districts have been combined into super regions to provide an opportunity for the leading players from all districts to be involved – Districts previously fielded standalone teams

One of the strategic priorities for Ballarat District Golf is to ‘explore further opportunities for boys and girls to play representative golf together’. We advocated for girls to be included in the competition and are thrilled that we can now offer our most talented boys and girls the same representative opportunity.

To maximise the number of players from our affiliated clubs involved, Ballarat District Golf made a request to Golf Australia to field a standalone team and this was accepted.

Ballarat District Golf wish to acknowledge the continued support of Drummond Golf Ballarat and thank them for sourcing our new team uniforms.

The team to represent Ballarat District Golf at the 2020 Victorian Junior Country Regions will be announced on Monday 2nd November.

Andrew Milligan
Junior Coordinator