PGA of Aus­tralia

Inside Golf - - Insidetheindustry - Brian thor­burn

WEL­COME to the most highly an­tic­i­pated sea­son in Aus­tralian golf. With the South Pa­cific Open now won and run, the PGA Tour of Aus­trala­sia sea­son is back un­der­way with a fur­ther eight events sched­uled to take place be­fore the end of the year. These Tour events, along­side The Pres­i­dents Cup, will com­bine to de­liver the great­est ever sea­son for Aus­tralian golf in re­cent years.

I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank and con­grat­u­late all par­ties in­volved in the up­com­ing sea­son with a par­tic­u­lar men­tion of our event spon­sors. With­out such spon­sors we would be un­able to de­liver such high qual­ity fields and events so for their on­go­ing sup­port we are very thank­ful.

This year we have se­cured a num­ber of new part­ner­ships for our PGA Tour of Aus­trala­sia events in­clud­ing the re­cent an­nounce­ment of Emi­rates as the Aus­tralian Open nam­ing rights spon­sor. Emi­rates has been a sup­porter of Aus­tralian golf for a num­ber of years and with their in­creased com­mit­ment we are cer­tain to see the Emi­rates Aus­tralian Open reach new heights in the com­ing years.

But what does this all mean for golf fans? The next few months will see PGA Tour events travel to a num­ber of des­ti­na­tions out­side of just Syd­ney and Mel­bourne in­clud­ing Perth, New­cas­tle, Wol­lon­gong, Christchurch and the Sun­shine Coast. There has never been a bet­ter rea­son to get out and sup­port Aus­tralian golf. Whether it’s get­ting along to one of the up­com­ing Tour events, watch­ing the ac­tion un­fold on one of our broad­casts or get­ting out and sup­port­ing your lo­cal club, now is the time to think golf.

Our next Tour event, the Brunel WA PGA Cham­pi­onship, kicks off at The Vines Golf and Coun­try Club from Oc­to­ber 20 with the John Hughes Geely/Nexus Risk Ser­vices WA Open to fol­low at Royal Fre­man­tle the fol­low­ing week. Check out the sched­ule for all the up­com­ing events at

I hope you will all en­joy what will be a fan­tas­tic sea­son for Aus­tralian golf.

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