2013 Australian PGA Senior Championship has a new home

Defending champion Mike Harwood
Defending champion Mike Harwood

RICHMOND GOLF CLUB in Sydney’s west has been named as the venue for the 2013 Australian PGA Senior Championship, to be played November 1 – 3.

A part of the E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour, the championship is expected to attract a strong field as the competitors vie for a prize purse of AU$70,000.

“The Australian PGA Senior Championship is one of the most prestigious events on the Legends Tour calendar and I am sure I speak for all the players when I say it’s also one of their favourite tournaments of the year,” said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia.

Being played at the Richmond Golf Club for the first time in the Championship’s 27 year history, the club is looking forward to welcoming some of Australia’s best over 50’s tournament Professionals to their course.

“Staging such a prestigious event is not only a boost for Richmond Golf Club but for the entire Hawkesbury Region,” said Kimberley Talbot, CEO of Richmond Golf Club.

“The event will highlight the wonderful experiences the region has to offer, from great golf courses to delightful wineries and stunning Hawkesbury River adventures.”

Echoing Talbot’s sentiments, Thorburn believes staging the Australian PGA Seniors Championship in Richmond will provide the club’s members and local sporting fans with a unique opportunity to witness the Professionals tackle the par 70 layout.

“Through tournaments the PGA aims to expose sports fans to Professional golf and this tournament will certainly do that,” Thorburn said.

“However the E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour is about so much more than just the on course action – some of Australia’s most famous golfing names will gather at the Australian PGA Seniors Championship and reminisce, over a glass of wine I am sure, about some of their most exciting golfing highlights from decades past.”

The honour roll of the Australian PGA Seniors Championship reads like a who’s who of golf with those to have taken out the title including Peter Senior, Peter Fowler and defending champion Mike Harwood.

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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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