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Ponting to visit Brookwater as guest US scout

Former Australian cricketing great Ricky Ponting.
Former Australian cricketing great Ricky Ponting. Nicholas Falconer

IPSWICH is being treated to some top-level sport this month with festivities for the Isuzu Queensland Open hitting off with a visit by Australian cricketing great Ricky Ponting.

The former Australian cricket captain and NSR Australia director will be at Brookwater Golf and Country Club today as the guest scout for the NSR Australia USA College Recruitment event.

Hosted by Golf Queensland, the event will identify potential USA college golf prospects with the ability to play full time golf in the USA.

Golf Queensland operations manager Luke Bates said they were pleased to be working with NSR to assist young golfers with their future study and golf careers.

"It's a bonus to have Ricky Ponting involved in the day," Bates said.

"He is a not only a former cricketer but an avid golfer who has lately become more recognised for his golfing ability."

NSR business manager Keri Clarke said they work directly with all US colleges and universities in every division in every state to find places for students. "These lucky athletes will have the chance to play their trade in the extremely professional American college golf system whilst potentially on a golf scholarship," Clarke said.

"NSR enters its eighth year as an officially endorsed program across Australia, which we are now proud to bring this opportunity to young golfers here in Queensland."

It targets first university and year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students.

Topics:  brookwater golf and country club, queensland open (golf), ricky ponting




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