Aussie golfing Legends tee off for 2016


Rodger Davis win 595

THE 2016 E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour teed off this week with over $120,000 worth of prize money up for grabs across four Sydney venues.

Marking one of the most lucrative weeks of the season, the Legends season began with the FUSO Trucks Cromer Legends Pro-Am on Tuesday followed by the inaugural Pymble Legends Pro-Am on Wednesday, worth $20,000.

“The week is certainly one of the very best we will have all year and it’s amazing to see the support from all these clubs,” said Rodger Davis, 2015 Australian Senior PGA Champion, PGA Life Member and honorary member at Pymble.

“The week is certainly one of the very best we will have all year and it’s amazing to see the support from all these clubs,” said Davis, who played as an amateur representing Pymble.

“Our circuit continues to grow and it’s a very special feeling to be able to play at Pymble and also Killara which host the richest one-day event on our circuit and in honour of David Mercer who was my coach for over 40 years, it’s a very special occasion for me.”

The annual David Mercer Senior Classic Pro-Am will be held on Thursday at Killara Golf Club and the tournament host will once again be on hand to greet his fellow legends.

Killara Head Professional and tournament organizer Greg Hohnen is proud of what the club has been able to achieve for the event and says it’s a highlight of the E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour schedule.

Defending champions Simon Jagot and Lyndsay Stephen will be in the mix along with 2015 Order of Merit winner and European Senior Tour member, Mike Harwood.

The final event of the week will be the newly created Penrith Legends Pro-Am on Friday 22nd.

Other marquee players competing during the week include Peter Fowler, Peter O’Malley and Terry Price.

With approximately $1.4 million in prize money on offer throughout the 2016 season, the E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour continues to grow with some events in Australia and New Zealand.

2016 E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour Schedule

2016 E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour Schedule
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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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