Sunshine Coast Spring Golf Classic, October 2020
2020 Winners Photo
The inaugural event – rescheduled and branded as the Spring Classic this year because of Covid-19 – attracted a capacity field and proved to be a popular addition to the Coast’s golfing calendar.
Next year’s 72-hole stableford event will begin on Monday, June 7 and continue until Friday, June 11, with a rest day on Wednesday, June 9. Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort executive general manager Mark Brady, one of the tournament’s organisers, said entrants this year had suggested a rest day after the first two rounds would be welcome. “It will also give competitors and their partners an opportunity to explore our region and sample some of the delights of the Sunshine Coast,” he said. The tournament will again be staged across four of the Sunshine Coast’s premier golf courses – Twin Waters, Maroochy River, Peregian and Noosa Springs.
This year’s event was capped at 76 competitors because of the pandemic. Mr Brady said he was expecting a capacity field of 128 players next year, with entrants likely from all Australian states and, possibly, from New Zealand.
The Winter Classic is open to male and female players with an official golf handicap. The entry fee is $695 ($645 if paid before March 15). It includes golf, a welcome cocktail reception and a presentation function.
The inaugural winner, Richard Robinson of Coolangatta-Tweed Heads, has already pledged to return and defend his title.