The City of Kalgoorlie Boulder is gearing up to host 100 Professionals from Australia and New Zealand when the WA Goldfields PGA Championship tees off from October 11 – 14.
Set to precede the Perth International, the WA Goldfields PGA will be the ‘curtain raiser’ for Australia’s richest tournament, and will offer a final spot in the European Tour co-sanctioned field to the lucky victor.
With a prize purse of $110,000 and Official World Ranking Points on offer, the WA Goldfields PGA Championship has attracted a strong field to the Goldfields region that will include the likes of Peter O’Malley, Stephen Leaney and OneAsia winner Nick Cullen.
“While the PGA Tour of Australasia gets back underway next week in the South Pacific, the WA Goldfields PGA Championship will be the first tournament of our summer season played on Australian soil,” said Simon Butterly, GM of Tournaments, PGA of Australia.
“We’re really happy with the quality of the field heading over to the Goldfields region, and by all reports, the field will be impressed with the quality of the golf course that awaits them.”
The course is the spectacular Kalgoorlie Golf Course, a premier 18 hole golf course designed by top golf architect Graham Marsh.
With its lush green grass contrasting starkly with the red dirt of the Goldfields, the course is one of the most unique layouts in Australia.
Completed in 2010, the Kalgoorlie Golf Course featured in Australian Gold Digest's 2012 Australia's Top 100 Courses, and is tipped to become one of the world’s top 10 desert golf courses.
“The WA Goldfields PGA Championship presents the perfect opportunity for the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder to showcase this wonderful public access course,” said Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor Ron Yuryevich.
“Western Australia has long been renowned as a premiere golf destination, however we hope that through opportunities such as this, golfers will realise what a wonderful, unique course we have here in the Goldfields region.”
The 2012 WA Goldfields PGA Championship is a FREE ENTRY event, with organisers hoping the local community will embrace the inaugural tournament in their region.
With community clinics, pro-ams and corporate hospitality taking place throughout the week, enquiries about the tournament should be directed to the WA/NT Division of the PGA on (08) 6430 8100.
The WA PGA Goldfields PGA Championship will be played at Kalgoorlie Golf Course from October 11 – 14 and is proudly supported by the Eventscorp’s Regional Events Scheme.