AVONDALE Golf Club will host the annual Avondale Amateur from January 18-21.
The event will see 120 men and 48 women compete for the 2022 Avondale Medal for men and Avondale Bowl for women. Both will be played over 72 holes on the picturesque course located on the North Shore of Sydney.
The Avondale Medal and Bowl are Golf Australia National Ranking, Golf NSW Order of Merit and R&A World Amateur Ranking Events. The Avondale Bowl is also part of The Karrie Webb Series.
As one of the top four amateur events staged in Australia, The Avondale Amateur is played over four days with the field being cut to the top-60 plus ties for men and 24 plus ties for women after the second round.
The Honourable John Howard OM AC will be present on the final afternoon to make the official presentation to the winners.
Avondale members and NSW state players Chris Fan and Jye Pickin are early favourites for The Avondale Medal.
The Avondale Bowl became an elite level event in 2017 when it became part of The Avondale Amateur. Avondale’s Grace Kim won the 2020 title – along with the NSW Amateur title which she defended in 2021.
Grace also won the 2021 Australian Amateur and competed in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the US Amateur before recently turning professional with a focus on competing in the USA.
“The Avondale Amateur consistently attracts a quality field,” said tournament director Ian Skinner. “It will be different this year with reduced international representation, but the local and interstate players will put on a great show, on what we believe is one of the best courses in Sydney.”
Spectators are encouraged to attend across the four days to watch the outstanding golf played by the elite men and women amateurs together.
Government Covid restrictions and protocols will be applied.
For a full list of players, countries and golf clubs visit www.theavondaleamateur.golfgenius.com
Daily updates throughout the tournament will be available at https://avondaleamateur.com