PGA of Australia
IS this going to be the biggest ever year for Australian golf ? It certainly looks like it. As we fast approach the business end of the season, enthusiasm for what lies ahead for Australian golf fans continues to grow.
The 2011 PGA Tour of Australasia season will re-start in September with a new tournament in the South Pacific. Following a number of successful years on the NSW/ ACT Pro Am circuit, the South Pacific Open Golf Championship has been elevated to our main Tour offering the most exotic Tour destination ever for our Tour players. The tournament will kick-start an action packed Summer of Golf that over the coming months will travel through the South Pacific as well as Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and into New Zealand, meaning golfers everywhere will have the opportunity to see some of the world’s and Australia’s best golfers in action.
Last month IMG confirmed the JBWere Masters will be played from December 8-11 at Victoria Golf Club which will conclude the Tour season for 2011. With Luke Donald, Ian Poulter and defending Champion Stuart Appleby already confirmed, the JBWere Masters will ensure an exciting finish to the 2011 Order of Merit which will again be hotly contested. Tickets for this and all other events will go on sale in the coming months, so keep an eye out to make sure you are a part of the biggest ever season of Australian golf.
It would be remiss of me not to congratulate Jason Day for his second place in the US Open, a feat that pushed him up the world rankings into 9th position. Jason is an outstanding Ambassador for Australian golf and we can’t wait to see him back home towards the end of the year. I’d also like to mention one of our more experienced PGA Members in Peter “Chook” Fowler who at 52 years old just took out his second European Seniors Tour title for 2011. Congratulations Peter on behalf of the PGA and all your fellow Members and again we hope to see you back in Australia in the coming months.