PGA event returning to Hamilton Island
THE Hamilton Island Golf Club will again host the PGA professional championship.
The 54 hole tournament will see qualifiers from around the country, including last year’s winner Nathan King who is returning to defend his title.
The four day event, to be held from 14-17 October, is not just for the professionals.
Golf enthusiasts of all levels can get involved with the inaugural Hamilton Island amateur golf championship scheduled for the same time.
CEO of Hamilton Island, Glenn Bourke, says he is looking forward to hosting another successful PGA event at the club and also introducing the new amateur championship to the golfing calendar.
‘Having two golf events run concurrently is a first for Hamilton Island Golf Club and it provides us with a great opportunity to showcase our world class course to all levels of golfers” he said.
“It demonstrates the diversity of our course as being challenging and competitive enough for the professionals but also enjoyable and testing for amateur golfers’, he said.
The competition is expected to be fierce among the pros with the top two positions gaining entry to the Australian PGA, to be held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort in November, as well as competing for a prize purse of $50,000.
In the amateur championship, the winner of the stableford event will be rewarded with over $5000 in prizes, including two nights at the island’s luxury resort qualia.
ON COURSE: Hamilton Island's golf course club house on Dent Island. The club will once again host a PGA event this year.