Presidents Cup on the road

Cricketing great Rodney Marsh and friends at Kooyonga Golf Club

THE Presidents Cup has been a busy little trophy of late, travelling the region promoting the big event and doing good works for charity.

The coveted trophy was in Adelaide recently visiting venues including the Royal Adelaide Golf Club, the Grange Golf Club and the Kooyonga Golf Club, site of many international and interstate championships.

Prior to that it even made it across the ditch to New Zealand, a land just full of people who love to get their hands on big golden trophies – any kind of trophies really.

Many people don’t realise that the Presidents Cup squads, that include 12 of the top US golfers and 12 from the rest of the world excluding Europe – do not get paid for their efforts.

Instead, the US PGA TOUR pledges to contribute on their behalf to charities, which are nominated by the players, captains and captains’ assistants from both teams.

In addition, the cup is also used for promotional purposes, such as its recent visits to the annual ShowDown Luncheon in Adelaide, which raises funds for the Little Heroes Foundation, and to Ronald McDonald House in Auckland.

Melbournites will have a chance to see the cup when it is on display at the National Sports Museum at the MCG from Monday 19th September until Sunday 16th October.

The 2011 Presidents Cup will be played at Royal Melbourne Golf Club from November 15 to 20.

Members of The Grange Golf Club with the Presidents Cup
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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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