Cast your mind back to 1992. The VP Commodore was the latest Holden on the road, Shane Warne made his Test debut for Australia, the West Coast Eagles became the first non-Victorian team to win the AFL Premiership, Paul Keating was the Prime Minister of Australia, and one and two-cent coins begin to be withdrawn from circulation.
It was also the year that the Holden Scramble was born with 17,000 golfers teeing it up across 200 events in what has become an iconic event on Australia's golfing landscape.
It's fair to say a lot has changed over the past quarter of a century, the golf industry included, but one constant has been the ongoing development of Australia's premier pro-am team's event.
In 2016 the Holden Scramble celebrates its 25th Anniversary and an exciting new chapter in the event's extensive history.
"The PGA of Australia is extremely proud of the success and longevity of the Holden Scramble and the position the brand holds in the Australian golf industry," said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia.
"The Holden Scramble continues to cement itself as Australia's largest and most successful pro-amateur team's event and this could not have been achieved without the support of PGA Professionals, Holden Dealerships and of course the participants across the country at the local event stage."
"The relationship we've formed with GM Holden has assisted the PGA grow the game of golf at grass roots level in all corners of Australia and we greatly appreciate the support they have given us over the past 25 years."
The upcoming season will also see the One Millionth Participant grace the fairways. To mark this momentous achievement and thanks to Delta Air Lines the PGA is giving away an experience of a lifetime to this lucky player and their three teammates.
Each player will each receive return flights to the United States, accommodation, and tickets to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola on the PGA TOUR, the final event of the four-tournament FedEx Cup playoff.
Who knows where the One Millionth Participant will come from, but there is only one way to be certain you're a contender – sign up to your nearest local Holden Scramble Event today!
A new online system has been implemented into the Holden Scramble and will streamline the entry process and increase the interaction participants have with each event.
One significant feature of the system is its integration with Golf Link, allowing participants to enter an event by just entering a surname, Golf Link number and an email address for each team member.
This system will also provide greater interaction with the Holden Scramble website covering event specific information, leaderboards and hole-by-hole statistics so teams can see how they compared to others in their field.
The Holden Scramble is a fantastic opportunity for golfers across Australia to participate in the fun and excitement of an event at their local club.
Teams that proceed through to the Regional or State Final will team up with their PGA Club Professional for the chance to qualify through to the Holden Scramble Championship Final on the Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast.
The Championship Final is the golfing experience of a lifetime, with four days of golf, social activities and the opportunity to play with a Tour Professional. In 2015 Rod Pampling, Ashley Hall, Dimi Papadatos and Daniel Popovic where just some of the Tour Professionals who joined those competing in the final round.
This season, participants can join in the fun for $39.50 per person, which includes a Callaway Cap tee gift valued at $35.00.
The Holden Scramble continues to bolster itself as Australia's largest and most successful pro-amateur team's event with participation averaging 37,000 annually, making it one of the most recognised brands in Australian sport.
Be part of history, get your team together and find an event near you.
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