FOUR places in Australia’s professional senior golf tour will be up for grabs in the new year.
The 2010 PGA Legends Tour Qualifying School will be played from 10th – 13th January at Camden Lakeside Golf Club in New South Wales.
The qualifying school is played as a 54 hole stroke event with all competitors required to complete all three rounds.
The 2010 PGA Legends Tour Qualifying School is open to:
i) All professional golfers who are 50 years of age on or before 31 March 2010; and
ii) All amateur golfers who are 50 years of age on or before 31 March 2010, with a handicap of 3.4 or less.
The Legends Tour of the PGA of Australia comprises of over 50 events covering the eastern seaboard of Australia to New Zealand with the total prize money being $1.2 Million.
The Legends Tour has continued steady growth in recent times with an increase in the number of events and prize money. This can be attributed to well known names in Australian golf such as Rodger Davis, Bob Shearer, Mike Harwood, Mike Clayton and Wayne Grady participating in many of the events.
It is a requirement that players must be over 50 years of age to compete on this tour.
Current plans are to increase the total number of events to 60, increase the prize money pool to $1.4 million, a possible event being staged in China and to keep attracting not just local players but also overseas players to ensure an increasingly competitive environment.