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Play 9 in 2022

Play 9 is back in 2022 and it is time to earn your spot at this year’s national final at the Australian Open.

Simply play a nine-hole round submitted to GolfLink at any golf club or facility across the country from 1 July – 30 September 2022 and you automatically go in the draw in the win.

Golfers can play as many nine-hole rounds as you like, with each round counting as an entry into the competition.

Each month an equal number of men and women will be randomly selected to compete in their state final (scroll down for details on each state) for the chance to play in the 2022 Play 9 national final alongside the world-first Australian Open in Melbourne.

Qualifiers for the national final (four per state/territory) will receive the following at no cost:

  • Return flights to the event;

  • 2 nights accommodation;

  • Up to $200 towards food and transport expenses;

  • Entry to the Play 9 national final;

  • Player gift pack;

  • Attendance to the Play 9 function;

  • Tickets to the 2022 Australian Open.

To be eligible in the competition please ensure you have a Golf Australia account and select the tick box to receive offers and promotions. For further details on the qualifying process in your state or territory, please click on the relevant state tab below.

Information for clubs and facilities An initiative of The R&A and Golf Australia, Play 9 is the perfect way for clubs and facilities to attract new golfers to the game, while keeping time-poor players coming back.

Golfers automatically qualify for the competition for every round that is submitted via GolfLink between 1 July - 30 September 2022.

Promote Play 9 by accessing the marketing material available here with example social media posts here.

FAQ'S

  • Does our facility need to register to Play 9 in order to be involved? No. Golfers will automatically go in the draw to win once a 9-hole round is submitted to GolfLink within the qualifying period. Automatic emails are sent each fortnight to eligible golfers, giving them the chance to opt out of the competition if they wish.

  • Can 18 holes be submitted as two entries? No. The purpose of Play 9 is for clubs to specifically schedule 9-hole competitions and encourage people to play 9-holes. It is not possible to use 9-holes from an 18-hole round for Play 9.

  • Where can I play 9 holes? Any club or facility that runs public access competition play is an option for participants. Visit Golf Australia to find your nearest facilities.

  • How do I know if I've qualified and how will qualifiers be contacted? Anyone that has played a nine-hole round submitted to GolfLink within the campaign dates will receive an email (sent on a fortnightly basis) to let them know that they are in the draw. Please ensure you have a Golf Australia account in order for us to contact you. At the beginning of each month qualifiers for state finals will be selected and contacted.

  • Do I need to have an official GA handicap? Yes. Qualifiers must have an official GA handicap. Terms of Competition *Click here for the Play 9 2022 National Final - Terms of Competition

Have a question? Get in touch at golfparticipation@golf.org.au or call 03 9626 5000.

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Simply play in at least one official nine-hole competition at your club between 1 July 2022 – 30 September 2022.

40 male and 40 female qualifiers will be randomly selected from the qualifying period to play in the Queensland Play 9 state final, where the leading male and leading female will qualify for the national final. Another two qualifiers will be randomly selected to directly qualify for the 2022 Play 9 national final.

The state final will take place on 6 November 2022 at RACV Royal Pines Resort.

You can play in as many nine-hole competitions as you like and each recorded nine-hole score in Golf Link during this time will constitute one entry. In practice, this means you can enter as many times as you like!

*Click here for full terms and conditions

Simply play in at least one official nine-hole competition at your club between 1 July 2022 – 30 September 2022.

40 male and 40 female qualifiers will be randomly selected from the qualifying period to play in the Victorian Play 9 state final, where two leading male and two leading females will qualify for the national final.

The state final will take place on Sunday 30 October 2022 at Spring Valley Golf Club.

You can play in as many nine-hole competitions as you like and each recorded nine-hole score in Golf Link during this time will constitute one entry. In practice, this means you can enter as many times as you like!

*Click here for full terms and conditions

Simply play in at least one official nine-hole competition at your club between 1 July 2022 – 30 September 2022.

24 male and 24 female qualifiers will be randomly selected from the qualifying period to play in the South Australia Play 9 state final, where two leading male and two leading females will qualify for the national final.

The state final will take place on Saturday 29 October 2022 at West Lakes Golf Club.

You can play in as many nine-hole competitions as you like and each recorded nine-hole score in Golf Link during this time will constitute one entry. In practice, this means you can enter as many times as you like!

*Click here for full terms and conditions

Simply play in at least one official nine-hole competition at your club between 1 July 2022 – 30 September 2022.

Two male and two female qualifiers will be randomly selected from the qualifying period to play in the 2022 Play 9 National final.

You can play in as many nine-hole competitions as you like and each recorded nine-hole score in Golf Link during this time will constitute one entry. In practice, this means you can enter as many times as you like!

*Click here for the full terms and conditions

Simply play in at least one official nine-hole competition at your club between 1 July 2022 – 30 September 2022.

40 male and 40 female qualifiers will be randomly selected from the qualifying period to play in the Tasmania Play 9 state final, where two leading male and two leading females will qualify for the national final.

The state final will take place on Sunday 30 October 2022 at Launceston Golf Club.

You can play in as many nine-hole competitions as you like and each recorded nine-hole score in Golf Link during this time will constitute one entry. In practice, this means you can enter as many times as you like!

Click here for the full terms and conditions

Simply play in at least one official nine-hole competition at your club between 1 July 2022 – 30 September 2022.

40 male and 40 female qualifiers will be randomly selected from the qualifying period to play in the Northern Territory Play 9 state final, where the leading male and leading female will qualify for the national final. Another two qualifiers will be randomly selected to directly qualify for the 2021 Play 9 national final.

The state final will take place on Saturday 22 October 2022 at Darwin Golf Club.

You can play in as many nine-hole competitions as you like and each recorded nine-hole score in Golf Link during this time will constitute one entry. In practice, this means you can enter as many times as you like!

*Click here for full terms and conditions

Simply play in at least one official nine-hole competition at your club between 1 July 2022 – 30 September 2022.

24 male and 24 female qualifiers will be randomly selected from the qualifying period to play in the Western Australia Play 9 state final, where the leading male and leading female will qualify for the national final. Another two qualifiers will be randomly selected to directly qualify for the 2022 Play 9 national final.

The state final will take place on 22 October 2022 at the Western Australian Golf Club.

You can play in as many nine-hole competitions as you like and each recorded nine-hole score in Golf Link during this time will constitute one entry. In practice, this means you can enter as many times as you like!

*Click here for full terms and conditions

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