NSW Senior Open returns from three-year hiatus

Postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID, the NSW Senior Open makes a grand return to the fairways next month at Thurgoona Country Club Resort in Albury.

The 54-hole tournament sees a boost of $20,000 to its prizemoney taking the 2022 purse to a total of $120,000 for the Legends Tour event.

Brad Burns won the NSW Senior Open the last time it was played in 2019 Brad Burns won the NSW Senior Open the last time it was played in 2019 (Credit: Golf NSW)

“We are elated to be bringing one of our most popular tournaments back to the Thurgoona Country Club Resort,” said Golf NSW CEO, Stuart Fraser.

“The sporting public of the Albury region have supported this event from the beginning, and it is a pleasure to bring it back to a place where everyone from the players, our officials and staff have been so warmly received.”

“Golf is the number one pastime Australia-wide for those over 50, and tournaments like the NSW Senior Open assist us in promoting the game as the ideal recreational activity for young and old.”

Defending champion Brad Burns will join the likes of Peter Senior, Richard Green, Peter Lonard, Andre Stolz and Peter Fowler on the Thurgoona layout for the first time in three years.

Adding further depth to the field will be four-time Australasian PGA Tour winner, Jason Norris, who joined the over-50′s club earlier this month. The South Australian won the Fiji International in 2017 along with the Victorian Open, WA PGA Championship and NSW Open.

The NSW Senior Open tees off from October 28th to 30th and entry is free.