PGA and Parry headed for Wollongong

FOR the third year running the PGA Tour of Australasia is heading to Wollongong Golf Club for the 2011 NSW PGA Championship.

After a very successful two years, Wollongong Golf Club is delighted to again play host to the prestigious NSW PGA Championship.

“We’re very proud to be hosting the NSW PGA again this year,” said Geoff Jones, President of Wollongong Golf Club.

“We’ve worked hard over the last two years to create an event that can be enjoyed by players, officials and spectators alike.

“The course is also in great shape and we think this year’s event will be our best yet.”

While this may be the third time Wollongong has been involved with the Championship it will be the first time, since the 90’s, playing the event for one of Australia’s premiere and most loved golfers, Craig Parry.

A prolific winner on the world stage, Parry, has won events all over the world including in Japan, Europe, Canada, Asia and Australia but is yet to add the NSW PGA Championship to his list of titles.

“I have had a very fortunate career and have had the opportunity to play and win all over the world yet to be missing one of my home State titles is something I look forward to correcting this year,” said Parry.

“I am really looking forward to playing at the Wollongong Golf Club, I have heard great things from guys who have played in past years, and hopefully a big local crowd come out to support me.”

The PGA Tour of Australasia has enjoyed much success in Wollongong since 2009 and is again looking forward to a successful 2011 NSW PGA Championship.

“The Championship has been very successful since moving it to Wollongong, the course is immaculate, local support is always high and importantly the players all enjoy their time there,” said Simon Butterly, General Manager of the PGA Tour of Australasia.

“This year is set to be the biggest ever for golf and we are happy to be able to bring this excitement to regional areas of the country through our State Based Championships, we are looking forward to another great Championship at Wollongong.”

The event immediately precedes The Australian Open and Presidents Cup and will be played at Wollongong Golf Club from Thursday 3rd November to Sunday 6th November 2011.

The field will by vying for their share of the $120,000 prize purse.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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