Mt Broughton Golf and Country Club
The PGA Tour of Australasia is pleased to announce the NSW PGA Championship has found a new home at the Mt Broughton Golf and Country Club.
With the support of the NSW Government, the NSW PGA Championship will continue the tradition of attracting some of Australia’s best Touring Professionals with past winners of the Championship including Kel Nagle, Peter Senior, Wayne Grady and, more recently, Steven Bowditch.
“The NSW PGA is one of Australia’s premier golfing events with a history stretching back to the early 1920’s,” said The Hon. Graham Annesley, NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation.
“Staging the tournament the weekend prior to the Australian Open is certain to entice many of the country's top golfers to test their skills around the Mt Broughton layout in preparation for the Open which this year will be played at The Lakes."
“I congratulate Brian Thorburn and his team on their decision to take the event to regional NSW and the State Government is very happy to be involved,” Mr Annesley added.
To be held from the 29 November – 2 December 2012 it will be the first time Mt Broughton Golf and Country Club has played host to a PGA Tour of Australasia golf tournament.
"We are very honoured to be hosting such a prestigious golf event at our club, we hope the players and public will enjoy playing the course as much as our members,” said Basil Scaffadi, Managing Director of SEL, which owns the Mt Broughton Golf and Country Club.
Located deep in the heart of the Southern Highlands, Mt Broughton Golf and Country Club is characterised by undulating fairways and natural waterways.
As one of the longest championship layouts in Australia the course is sure to be a fitting test for Tour Professionals as they vie to be the 2012 NSW PGA Champion.
The PGA Tour of Australasia each year takes Professional golf around the country allowing sports fans in regional areas the opportunity to witness world class golf.
“The PGA Tour of Australasia visits many areas of Australia each year and we are pleased to be bringing Professional golf to the Southern Highlands region with the NSW PGA Championship,” said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia, which operates the Tour.
“On behalf of our Touring Professionals I would like to thank the members of Mt Broughton Golf and Country Club for allowing us access to their wonderful course and I hope they enjoy watching the high quality golf on display throughout the week.”
The NSW PGA Championship will be a fitting curtain raiser to the Emirates Australian Open which will be played the following week 6 – 9 December at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney.
Along with the prestigious title of NSW PGA Champion, Professionals will be competing for a prizepurse of AUD$100,000, Official World Ranking Points and a place in the field for some of the Tour’s top tournaments including the Emirates Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola.