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Volunteers Sought for 2019 Australian Open

Thursday 04, Apr 2019

The Australian Golf Club in Sydney is gearing up to host the 104th Emirates Australian Open this December and is putting the call out for course volunteers. In what is set to be an incredible few weeks of golf in Australia, The Australian will kick off proceedings by hosting the Open from 5-8 December.

With the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne the following week, a stellar international field is expected as the US and International teams head Down Under to acclimatise.

The Australian has a long and proud Australian Open pedigree and the 2019 tournament will be the 21st occasion it has hosted the battle for the Stonehaven Cup, the most of any club in Australia. And now course Superintendent Phil Beal and his team are giving fellow members of the turf industry the opportunity to ride shotgun for the week and assist with tournament preparations.
Not only will you be working at one of the best conditioned golf courses in the country, you will also get an up close view of The Australian’s new-look maintenance facility which is currently nearing completion. Volunteers will also get the ability to network with fellow greenkeepers and members of the industry, both from Australia and overseas, making lifelong friendships and contacts in the process. And you’ll also get to watch some pretty good golf along the way.

All volunteers need to be available from 7am on Saturday 30 November through until midday on Sunday 8 December. Volunteers will receive an Australian Open tournament uniform, all meals while on site and discounted accommodation close to the golf course.


If you are interested in applying, click here to fill in the online application form which includes a series of questions about your background, skills and what sort of role you would be comfortable doing. All applicants will be contacted, regardless of the outcome.

Click on the links to read past reviews of the 2015 and 2017 Opens hosted by The Australian that appeared in Australian Turfgrass Management Journal.