Sport

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



Relief from hot, sticky conditions on its way

Chance of a Saturday afternoon storm

Three news subscriptions and a free paper for $3 - saywhat?!

No Caption

FORGET everything you thought you knew about a great deal.

Man in custody following road and foot pursuit

Police generic.  Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

Police followed the driver from Coominya to Toogoolawah

Local Partners

Madonna hopes for election unity

Madonna hopes Donald Trump's election will "bring people together"

JK Rowling rules out Cursed Child trilogy

JK Rowling has ruled out a 'Cursed Child' movie trilogy

Buckley's chance in psychological thriller

James McAvoy and Betty Buckley in a scene from the movie Split.

Broadway veteran back on big screen with James McAvoy

Daniel MacPherson: acting’s a bit like channel surfing

Australian actor Daniel MacPherson in a scene from the American TV series APB.

THE Aussie export talks about making his mark in the US.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Lisa Marie Woodham will be giving readings in Gladstone until Saturday January 21.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Chopper's Republic of Ipswich

HELLO: Chopper will perform his new show Anzakistan at the Racehorse Hotel next month.

Popular character returns

Ipswich house prices looking up in "seller's market”

Region's median house price climbed 1.4% to $325,000 and the median unit price fell 13.8% to $235,000 in the September quarter.

Median house price climbs 1.4% to $325,000 as unit price falls 13.8%

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

Work to be done before Hungry Jack's opens

Roadworks outside the Hungry Jack's restaurant at Brassall must be completed before it opens.

Ipswich residents will have to wait for their Whoppers

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!