Creswick to host VIC PGA
THE PGA Tour of Australasia is headed to the Ballarat region for the first time in its history following the announcement that the Victorian PGA Championship has a new home at Forest Resort Creswick.
The Victorian PGA Championship will be contested at Forest Resort Creswick from February 13 – 19, 2012 bringing with it a field of 144 professionals from all corners of Australia.
“ The PGA is pleased to add Creswick to its growing list of tournament hosts and we look forward to what will be a fantastic Victorian PGA Championship come February,” said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia.
“Regional areas such as Ballarat are an important part of the PGA’s tournament strategy and with the support of the local community we look forward to ensuring this event is a huge success.”
With this announcement the Victorian PGA Championship says goodbye to its recent host venue at Sandhurst and moves to regional Victoria for the first time in over 20 years.
With a prize purse in 2012 of $120,000 the winner will also take home a start in the PGA Tour of Australasia’s biggest events including the Australian Open, PGA Championship, NZ Open and JBWere Masters.
The Champion will also be granted exemptions for OneAsia, the world’s newest and fastest growing professional golf tour.