The international golf tournament will return at 13th Beach Golf Links in 2024.
In exciting news for golf enthusiasts (and the region as a whole), the Vic Open is set to make a spectacular comeback to Victoria.
The international golf tournament is all set to tee off at the picturesque 13th Beach Golf Links on the Bellarine Peninsula from 1st to 4th February 2024.
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Bringing golfing glory to the Bellarine Peninsula, the tournament takes place across the Beach course and the Creek course at the popular seaside facility near Barwon Heads.
Notably, the Vic Open will be a beacon of equality in the sporting world, with both men and women players competing for equal prize money on the same courses, at the same time. The event will offer an impressive $420,000 in prize money for each category, making it a thrilling and fair competition for all.
With over 200 talented men and women golfers participating in the opening round, the stakes will be high right from the start. Only the top 35 male and female players, along with ties, will progress to the final day on Sunday, 4th February 2024, where they will battle it out for golfing supremacy.
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The 2024 Vic Open promises even more excitement as it coincides with the Victorian Inclusive Championship for golfers with a disability and the Australian Wheelchair Golf Championship which returns for a third year. This all-inclusive approach makes the event a celebration of diversity and sportsmanship.
The Vic Open, owned and operated by Golf Australia, has been a trailblazer in advocating for gender equality in the sport. Since its inception in 2012, the tournament has championed the cause of men and women playing together, offering equal prize money, and creating a level playing field for golfers of all backgrounds.
Ben Carroll, the Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport, and Major Events, expressed his excitement about the tournament’s return, highlighting its importance for both golf superstars and the local community. He emphasized that hosting the Vic Open at 13th Beach would showcase the beauty and charm of the Bellarine Peninsula to visitors.
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