Tour­na­ment golf at Aus­tralia’s num­ber one golf desti­na­tion...

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The Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula will be on show to golfers across the coun­try in May 2012 as the re­gion pre­pares to host the third an­nual Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula 54-hole Tour­na­ment. Com­menc­ing on May 1st, the field will be split into two, due to grow­ing numbers, with one group play­ing Port­sea on day one and the other group play­ing at RACV Cape Schanck. On day two the groups will swap lo­ca­tions. The fi­nal round on May 3rd will be at The National Golf Club where win­ners and run­ner up in a host of cat­e­gories will be de­cided. En­try to the tour­na­ment is an all in­clu­sive price that in­cor­po­rates golf, three lunches, tro­phies, the wel­come party, a cart at The National and a bag of good­ies that will show­case the re­gion’s at­trac­tions. The tour­na­ment has been or­gan­ised by the golf re­gion’s co-op­er­a­tive body, Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula Golf Tourism (MPGT) with sup­port from ma­jor spon­sors Sch­weppes and RACV Cape Schanck, as well as ADE Turf/ Club Car, Tourism Vic­to­ria and the Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula Shire. Golfers will play an in­di­vid­ual Sta­ble­ford event on each day as well as com­pet­ing for the hon­our of the 54-hole ti­tle. Par­tic­i­pants are be­ing en­cour­aged to ex­plore the Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula’s many at­trac­tions and tee up at many of the re­gion’s other fine golf cour­ses. MPGT Pres­i­dent and Ea­gle Ridge Gen­eral Man­ager Wayne Lu­cas is con­fi­dent the Tour­na­ment will con­tinue to build on the suc­cesses of pre­vi­ous year’s. “Our re­gion is well known for the num­ber of qual­ity golf cour­ses, all within a short drive of each other and now we’re pro­vid­ing the op­por­tu­nity for vis­i­tors to play a tour­na­ment rather than just so­cial golf. We’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing cou­ples and groups of golfers from in­ter­state,” he said. “We again have a mix of won­der­ful cour­ses, a wel­come party, a great tour­na­ment at­mos­phere and so many at­trac­tions for non-golf part­ners or golf free days. Last year proved that as well as three great days of golf, this is a ter­rific op­por­tu­nity for en­trants to meet other golfers and take away some great mem­o­ries”. Com­ments from last year’s post tour­na­ment sur­vey in­cluded: ‘The en­tire ex­trav­a­ganza was ter­rific... al­ready pro­mot­ing next year’s event with our club’ ‘....I in­tend to make this event an an­nual pil­grim­age...’ ‘My thanks to all in­volved – com­mit­tee and play­ers alike, it was tremen­dous’. Lu­cas knows from last year’s ex­pe­ri­ence that many golfers will ex­tend their stay to en­joy some of the Penin­sula’s other fan­tas­tic cour­ses. “The Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula has a unique of­fer­ing of cour­ses, rang­ing from coastal links to re­sort style lay­outs. You won’t find a more di­verse ar­ray of high qual­ity golf cour­ses any­where in Aus­tralia. It’s also such a beau­ti­ful place to en­joy a hol­i­day”. This an­nual tour­na­ment has the po­ten­tial to grow into one of Aus­tralia’s most pop­u­lar am­a­teur com­pe­ti­tions. The ben­e­fits will also flow on to all the Penin­sula cour­ses with in­creased vis­i­ta­tion. “We’d like to think golfers come for the tour­na­ment and then re­turn in the near fu­ture with their friends and golf part­ners to en­joy the cour­ses that they might have missed out on the first time.” This year’s Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula 54-hole Tour­na­ment is ex­pected to at­tract a ca­pac­ity field from out­side Vic­to­ria. MPGT is con­fi­dent that three days of tour­na­ment golf will reaf­firm the re­gion’s po­si­tion as Aus­tralia’s num­ber one golf desti­na­tion.

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