INVITATION MEG NUNN SALVER 2020
Golf North Queensland extends a warm invitation to Queensland Districts to join us at Ayr Golf Club, 205 Edwards Street, Ayr from Sunday 6 September – Thursday 10 September 2020 to play the Inter-District Match Play tournament.
The practice day is Sunday 6 September with morning slots readily available. There will be afternoon slots, but these will follow the afternoon competition field. These tee times will be allocated if required.
The tournament will conclude on Thursday 10 September with a presentation lunch.
About Ayr Golf Club
A: 205 Edwards Street, Ayr
P: 07 4783 1296 F: 07 4783 5306
18-hole Par 71 (5024m)
Slope (Red) 114
Ayr Golf Club is home for Karrie Webb, the small-town girl who rocketed to the top of Womens Golf. What makes Karrie special is her determination, determination, determination.
Where is Ayr
Situated on the north side of the mighty Burdekin River, 85 kilometres south of Townsville, the prosperous rural community of Ayr is the main town in the Burdekin Shire.
This is prime sugar country, with about 80,000 hectares of land under sugar cane, and an annual production of about 1.25 million tonnes of raw sugar. The district also contributes one-third of the nation’s mango harvest and is a major producer of melons and many other fruit and vegetable varieties.
Nearby is Alva Beach, offering miles of unspoilt sandy coastline and is a popular spot for beach fishing, birdwatching and windsurfing. It’s also a close launching point for a dive tour to the world-famous dive wreck, the ‘SS Yongala’. Yongala is Australia’s largest and most intact historic shipwreck and gives you the opportunity to come face to face with the charismatic mega marine life of the world heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
The surrounding wetlands offer excellent birdwatching opportunities, with over 280 species being recorded in the area. This includes the cotton pygmy-goose, which is listed as endangered in New South Wales.
The spectacular Burdekin River Bridge is the district’s best-known landmark and is the longest crossing of its type in the country. Known as the Silver Link, it is the only bridge in Australia built without a firm foothold.
A popular place in the Burdekin for visitors to take photos is located in Plantation Park, Ayr. The giant carpet snake is an impressive feature and makes a fantastic backdrop. This 60-metre artwork depicts Gubulla Munda, the Aboriginal totem and the protective spirit for the Birri Gubba people. Gubulla Munda holds sacred cultural and spiritual significance to the Traditional Owners.
Air: – The closest commercial airport is located in Townsville and offers both domestic and international flight services. The Townsville airport also offers long-tern and short stay parking facilities and car rental outlets on site.
Bus: – Coach services connect to both Ayr and Home Hill daily and provide north and southbound services. For more information on coach services and bookings visit www.busqld.com.au
Road: – The Burdekin is an easy hour’s drive south of Townsville, one-hour drive east of Charter Towers or a two-and-a-half-hour drive north of Mackay. Many smaller communities surround the major twin towns of Ayr and home Hill including Alva Beach, Brandon, Clare, Dalbeg, Giru, Groper Creek, Jerona, Millaroo and Wunjunga. Roads to these towns are clearly signposted from the Bruce Highway.
Where to Stay in the Burdekin
We would suggest that you book your accommodation in advance. We have included in your package an Accommodation Guide with suggestions for Motel Accommodation, Caravan & Camping and Budget.
Golf North Queensland look forward to hosting Meg Nunn Salver in 2020.