PGA Legends Tour flourishing as Queensland swing tees off

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THE E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour began its Queensland swing this week as the overall tour, which features some of Australia’s best over 50’s golfers, continues to flourish.

Former British PGA Champion and current Legends Chairman Rodger Davis says the Tour now includes more than 50 tournaments with close to AU$1 million in prizemoney on offer.

“We’ve got over 230 guys playing regularly on the Tour, and despite our ‘seniors’ status, we’re all still very competitive and want to play as well as we possibly can,” said Davis, said Davis, a winner of 29 tournaments internationally, including the 2009 Handa Australian Senior Open and seven European Tour titles.

A Professional Tour for players over 50 years of age, the E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour consists of a number of career Professionals, as well as competitors who have gained their Tour cards via the annual Qualifying School.

And despite being a Professional circuit a major attraction of the Tour is that if provides amateurs with the opportunity to get involved with a number of the tournaments played in a Pro-am format.

“It’s all part of the appeal of the Legends Tour,” Davis said.

“We’ve got some really popular and successful golfers over 50 playing on this Tour and we’re all here to enjoy the day and share a story or two on the way round.”

One such player teeing it up in Queensland is former Major Champion Wayne Grady, with other competitors set to include European Seniors Tour winner Terry Price, Ossie Moore and David Merriman.

Reigning Australian Senior PGA champion and Legends Tour regular Darryl Purchase will play his first senior major at the 2014 British Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Wales this week. Purchase will join fellow qualifier Richard Backwell (1st alternative) and some others who have been known to feature on the local Australian senior tour, including Peter Senior, Peter Fowler and Mike Harwood.
Reigning Australian Senior PGA champion and Legends Tour regular Darryl Purchase will play his first senior major at the 2014 British Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Wales this week. Purchase will join fellow qualifier Richard Backwell (1st alternative) and some others who have been known to feature on the local Australian senior tour, including Peter Senior, Peter Fowler and Mike Harwood.

Legends Tour Queensland Swing Schedule

The first Queensland event this week was the Coca-Cola Surfers Paradise Legends Pro-Am at Surfers Paradise Golf Club and there are 13 further tournaments to take place at some of the region’s best golf courses throughout July and August.

The Queensland swing of the E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour includes the following tournaments:

• Coca-Cola Surfers Paradise Legends Pro-Am, 21st July
• Club Car Gold Coast Senior Open, 22nd July
• T2Green Mt Warren Park Legends Pro-Am, 25th July
• R&O Communications City Golf Club Legends Pro-Am, 28th July
• Macnellie Workplace & Safety Dalby Legends Pro-Am, 29th July
• Milmerran Legends Pro-Am, 30th July
• Jandowae Legends Pro-Am, 2-3 August
• Bargara Legends Pro-Am, 5-6 August
• Fraser Coast Classic, 9-10 August
• Pelican Waters Legends Pro-Am, 13 -14 August
• Ken Barton Memorial Legends Pro-Am, 18th August
• Amalgamated Pest Control Carbrook Legends Pro-Am, 19th August
• QLD Senior PGA Championship, 21-22 August
• Brisbane Invitational Legends Pro-Am, 25th August

The full 2014 E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour schedule is available here

 

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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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