Twin Waters Golf Club and Novotel Twin Waters Resort on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast have hosted their fair share of big events over the years, and 2012 is not looking to stray too far from the norm with the Holden Scramble Championship Final confirmed to return for the 2012 finale.
The culmination of Australia’s largest pro-amateur teams event will take place a little later than usual this year, running from 7th – 10th December, leading into the Australian PGA Championship, presented by Coca-Cola, and will launch the golfing festivities on the Sunshine Coast.
The popular resort destination has become somewhat synonymous with the Holden Scramble, having hosted the Championship Final fourteen of the twenty years it has run thus far, so locals and Scrambler’s alike can once again prepare for what is always guaranteed to be a great week of golf. Over the fourteen years, the Holden Scramble has on the whole brought good weather, good golfing and a range of colourful characters from around the country together.
History would suggest that it is the clubs from New South Wales and Queensland that like the challenging Twin Waters layout, having won ten of the fourteen titles held at Twin Waters between the two states (five each). It’s fair to say however, that being crowned the Holden Scramble Champions is not the only prize during the weekend on the magnificent Sunshine Coast facility. Although cliché, it really is the opportunity of just being there which sets the Scramble Final as the benchmark National teams event, and it goes without saying that the surroundings have much to do with it.
“Twin Waters is a magnificent facility and fits the atmosphere of the Holden Scramble Championship Final perfectly” said Natalie Ritter, National Events Manager for the PGA of Australia
“Our event is about enjoying a unique style of competition golf and embracing the team spirit. It provides players from all background and abilities with equal opportunity to be part of a National event. Each year when a new group of Scramblers arrive at Twin Waters we know they will leave with some amazing memories and an unforgettable experience at one of Australia’s leading Resort courses”
Steve Hutchison, General Manager at Twin Waters Golf Club has been involved in the event for the past seven years and still looks forward to the event each year. “The event is great for the club here, our members and golfers from around the area continue to immerse themselves in the event through volunteering or just as spectators. Of course our Head Superintendant, Gary Topp always presents the course immaculately and we are proud to showcase the venue to each new group that comes through".
With the event teeing it up at Twin Waters for the fifteenth year, the Holden Scramble has also had the generous support of the Sunshine Coast Council for the past five years, who also see the benefit of the region hosting a national event.