It is with great pleasure that the PGA Tour of Australasia confirms one of the stalwarts of Australian golf, Craig Parry will play the Adroit Insurance Group Victorian PGA Championship at Forest Resort Creswick from the 16th to 19th of February.
Craig Parry joins the Adroit Insurance Group Victorian PGA Championship field just a week out from the event and is sure to thrill Ballarat crowds with his game that has seen him claim 23 victories around the world.
“I am very pleased that I have been able to fit the Vic PGA into my schedule, from all that I have heard it is certain to be a great event,” said Parry who, in recent times, has scaled back his international playing schedule.
Now with a thriving course design business, Parry initially thought his redevelopment of Elenora Country Club would keep him from contesting the tournament.
“With all the design work that I have been doing recently at Elenora I wasn’t sure that I would be able to make it to Ballarat in time for the Vic PGA.”
“But I was able to get things under control there so I am delighted that the PGA Tour of Australasia was able to fit me into the field for next week.”
This is the first occasion in 26 years that the Victorian PGA Championship will travel to Regional Victoria ensuring that all sport lovers are able to experience elite level golf.
“It’s fantastic when the tour heads to the country, the courses are always top quality and the people so friendly and welcoming,” added Parry.
“Hopefully we have some good galleries following us at Forest Resort Creswick, I know all of the boys on tour really appreciate the crowd support.”
Craig Parry joins a field that is full of some of Australia’s best golfers including Peter O’Malley and Andre Stolz ensuring that sports fans are the real winner.
“Craig Parry is a fantastic addition to the VIC PGA field which will make for a fascinating week of golf,” said Nick Thornton, Executive Officer of the Southern Division of the PGA of Australia.
“To pick who will be champion come Sunday is certainly a tough prospect with the field we have but I think the real winners of the week will be the crowds that come out to see the golf these world class professionals put on.”
The Adroit Insurance Group Victorian PGA Championship will be played over 72 holes at the Forest Resort Creswick.
Round one will tee off on Thursday 16th February with the tournament set to conclude on Sunday 19th February 2012.
The event is the second tournament on the 2012 PGA Tour of Australasia schedule.
The Adroit Insurance Group Victorian PGA Championship is proudly supported by Bartercard
Entry into the tournament is free.