THE premier event of the 2016 PGA Legends Tour will move to the spectacular Mollymook Golf Club on the NSW south coast in November.
The Australian PGA Senior Championship has had a number of successful editions at the Richmond Golf Club in western Sydney over the past few years but for some reason has had to move on.
Mollymook has staged the NSW PGA Seniors Championship for the past two years and is delighted to have been bumped up.
The 2015 edition of the national championship was won for the first time by Rodger Davis, who beat a high quality field that included Peter Senior, Peter O’Malley, Peter Fowler and Mike Harwood.
All if fit and healthy will be highly likely to back up in Mollymook from November 24-26.
“We are delighted to be the venue for the 2016 Australian PGA Seniors Championship,” said Barry West, Director of Golf at Mollymook Golf Club, as part of a recent PGA of Australia announcement.
“The quality of player that competes in the tournament is outstanding and I know that our club members are excited to see them take on our course.”
The championship will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
“The Australian Senior PGA Championship is amongst the most important titles that a PGA Professional can vie for,” said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia.
“That is proven by the calibre of players that compete in the tournament. The honour roll reads like a who’s who of Australian and international golf with Rodger Davis (2015), Peter Fowler (2011), Terry Gale (2006) and famed American Lee Travino (1996) having won the tournament.”
The move to Mollymook has been strongly supported by the local council.
“We are very honoured and excited to support and have the Australian Seniors PGA Championship in the Shoalhaven,” said Russ Pigg, General Manager, Shoalhaven City Council.
“Shoalhaven has some of the most amazing golf courses, overlooking bush or scenic coastlines, to charming old country clubhouses. Our community has keen golfers and many of our tourists enjoy golfing weekends in the area.”
“We welcome the Australian Seniors PGA Championship which will not only showcase Shoalhaven, but provide a boost in tourism and the local economy. The event will feature the area and one of the best championship hilltop courses that our City has to offer.”
The Australian Seniors PGA Championship will be played at Mollymook Golf Club from 25-26 November for a AU$70,000 prize purse.