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World Cup of Golf Comes to Melbourne

The World Loves Melbourne had the thrill of playing Kingston Heath, ranked one of the top golf courses in the world, at a media day launching the World Cup of Golf November 23-27 at the course. Melbourne loves its golf. And this year there's huge anticipation around the fact that some 15 of the world's top 50 golfers will be here. 28 nations. 56 players. 1 World Cup Champion. There's a chance for golf fans to experience the best of the best. Kingston Heath will be the place to be from Wednesday through to Sunday Nov 23-27! Bring the family along as kids under 16 are provided free admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult!

Adam Scott will pair with Marc Leishman as Australia’s pairing in the event - exciting in itself. The format will be fun and super competitive with a 72 hole, stroke play, two-man team event (28 different countries).The first and third days of competition will be the foursomes (alternate shot) format and the second and final days are fourball (best ball) play. The World Cup of Golf is one of the most historic global events in the game and carries an USD 8M purse.

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One of the best things to do in Melbourne is to attend an international sporting event such as this; Melbourne loves it's sport and indeed it's golf!

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Past winners include Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Peter Thomson, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Ernie Els, Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Jason Day, among many others.

How good was it to play Kingston Heath, a privilege we don't get every day. We began with a plethora of tasty dishes such as Curries, Fried Chicken Wings, and Burgers from top notch food trucks stationed near the Clubhouse. These food trucks were showcasing the food that will be available in the Tournament Village during the event. One of our favourites Babu Ji Express, some of the best Indian food in Melbourne, was serving up impressive dishes. Real Burgers was serving up superb American style food. Genovese coffee was also on hand; and I appreciated one of their strong distinctive style coffees. James Boag Premium and Coldstream Cider were also a welcome refreshment. I need this in my life every time I play golf! The media event was well organised with excellent hospitality all day!

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Executive Director, Matt Kamienski flew in from the US making it quite an international affair.

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The playing group included several celebrities from the sporting and media world; many of whom can play high level golf! 

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After a briefing it was game on; with us playing Ambrose rules in groups of four. Having not played for a while I was rusty on the first few holes before starting to come to life and make a reasonable contribution to the team. We finished one under the card with three birdies on the last three holes.

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In between shots you can take in the magnificence of the Kingston Heath course.

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Back in the Clubhouse after the golf we were further treated to excellent food and beverages for the presentations. I managed to win the social media prize which was also a thrill.

Golf lovers can buy daily tickets for the event and check out the options online. You can also join the World Cup of Golf at Federation Square at 6pm on Tuesday Nov 22 to officially welcome 56 players from across the globe in an hour long celebration in the heart of Melbourne's sporting capital. Get on it!