Scott’s Masters victory inspires others

The RACV Royal Pines, one of four host venues for the 2013 World Masters amateur golf torunament
The RACV Royal Pines, one of four host venues for the 2013 World Masters amateur golf torunament

ADAM SCOTT’S victory at the US Masters in April is creating record inquiries for participation in this year’s Mitsubishi Motors World Masters Golf Championship.

The tournament is open to golfers aged over 35 and will be held in Scott’s hometown, the Gold Coast, at four courses, including the RACV Royal Pines.

Peter McCarthy, the managing director of event organiser, Go Golfing, is expecting more than 1000 golfers from around the world to participate in the week-long amateur event, now in its 18th year.

“There has been huge overseas and local inquiry since Adam Scott’s win at Augusta,” he said this week. “Many keen golfers want to experience the courses in the region where Adam Scott learnt to play, so this year’s event will be very special.”

The Mitsubishi Motors World Masters Golf Championship, the biggest tournament for club golfers in Asia-Pacific, will be held at four Gold Coast courses from October 20 to 26.

Open to male and female golfers over 35 with an official handicap, the competition is played in stableford format in 20 divisions based on age and handicap. A-grade golfers are eligible to compete for the best gross or stroke score.

More than $120,000 in prizes, including a new Mitsubishi car and overseas golf tours, are among lucky draw prizes guaranteed to be won.

The private and exclusive Arundel Hills Country Club, arguably one of the Gold Coast’s premier and most challenging layouts, joins other host venues – the Greg Norman-designed The Glades, Jack Nicklaus-designed Lakelands and the new Australian PGA host course, RACV Royal Pines.

Peter McCarthy said Royal Pines would be in mint condition for the event, to be held only a few weeks before the Australian PGA, which Royal Pines has secured for the next five years.

“Golfers from as far as Saudi Arabia and Poland will join record numbers from south-east Asia for this year’s Mitsubishi World Masters,” he said. “Participants will enjoy Australia’s favourite holiday playground, which boasts 57 kilometres of pristine coastline, surf beaches, vibrant nightlife and 30 golf courses, including eight championship courses designed by golfing luminaries. Springtime, with long days of sunshine and temperatures in the mid to high 20s is idyllic.”

Nightly social events will be held at a poolside setting atop the 5-star Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach hotel.

For more information, visit Go Golfing or call +61 7 5536 8681.

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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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