European Tour Q-School coming to Australia

Want to play on the European Tour next year? Well that task just got a whole lot easier for Australian hopefuls with news that the European Tour Q-School will make its international debut this year…and it’s coming Down Under.

The Rosebud Country Club, which sits on Victoria’s picturesque Mornington Peninsula, will play host to a First Stage event from September 1-4.

Jake McLeod Jake McLeod (Credit: PGA Australia)

The club, which features 36 holes across the South and North courses, was home to the 1976 Australian PGA Championship won by Billy Dunk.

The European Tour Q-School is a gruelling affair. Players looking to secure a Tour card must successfully progress through three stages of qualifying across 252 holes of golf for just 25 cards…but the rewards can be life-changing.

“We are thrilled to have a European Tour Qualifying School event in Australia for the first time. It is a historic moment for Qualifying School as we move to new venues across the globe, with the desire to play European Tour golf continuing to grow,” said Mike Stewart, European Tour Qualifying School Director.

“Australia has a famed history of producing world-class golfers and we have seen that already this season with Adam Scott, Lucas Herbert and Min Woo Lee already winners on the 2020 Race to Dubai.”

“With a Qualifying School event in Australia, it provides golfers in the Asia-Pacific region the opportunity to earn their place on the European Tour.”

Jake McLeod, Deyen Lawson and Nick Cullen are just some of the Australians to earn their European Tour cards through Qualifying Schoo in recent years.