Golfing success puts Penrith on the map

Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Thousands of spectators took to the greens alongside Australia’s best golfers when the 2018 AVJennings NSW Open Championship returned to Twin Creeks for the second year, Thursday 8 - Sunday 11 November.

Thousands of spectators took to the greens alongside Australia's best golfers when the 2018 AVJennings NSW Open Championship returned to Twin Creeks for the second year, Thursday 8 - Sunday 11 November.

The unique format, which allows fans to walk the fairways behind the players, ensured the event was a great day out for locals, visitors and players alike.

Queenslander Jake McLeod took out the Championship with rounds of 67, 68, 62 and 71 for a tournament total 20-under 268.

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM, said the event was a great way to finish off Penrith's big weekend of sporting action which also saw the Westfield Matildas take on Chile at Panthers Stadium in front of a packed crowd.

"This weekend has been a great success for Penrith with the 2018 AVJennings Golf Open Championship and the Westfield Matildas vs Chile both attracting impressive crowds."

"Major events like these not only provide an opportunity for Penrith residents to see national sporting action right here in Penrith, they also inject valuable tourism dollars into the local economy."

"These events also highlight Penrith as a destination with the infrastructure and facilities to support headline sporting events," Cr Fowler said.

Although the golf is finished for another year there's still plenty to do in Penrith. For the latest event announcements and newest attractions see visitpenrith.com.au.

Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 council@penrith.city 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia