Fly-in-fly-out golfers have a field day

GOLFERS were stopped mid-swing recently at the sight of a helicopter landing on the practice area at Maleny Golf Club where some occupants of sporting note disembarked to play a round.

Former rugby league international Mark Cantoni and mates Matt Lockyer (brother of league legend Darren) and Angus Simmons said they really loved the course and had a great day out.

“The flight up from Brisbane through the Glasshouse Mountains was spectacular and it was amazing to land on and play at such a picturesque course like Maleny,” said Cantoni. “We’ll definitely be back!”

League legend Alfie Langer was also spotted out on the course recently.

Masters champion and former world No. 1 Adam Scott really helped put Maleny Golf Club on the international ‘must play’ map in 2020 by streaming nine holes live on Instagram during the global pandemic lockdown.

Adam Scott Teeing off on the 10th tee at the start of a 9-Hole Maleny Masters Matchplay

Since then a plethora of top players have visited Maleny to pit their skills against the course – the most recent being former Australian men’s amateur champion and 2022 Australian PGA champion Jed Morgan.

Queensland’s 2019 Female Amateur Golfer of the Year Cassie Porter, who turned Pro last year and came 8th in the women’s PGA Championship, has also played at Maleny.

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2022 Australian PGA Champion Jed Morgan with Maleny Club Pro Rob McConnell after playing the course