With less than two weeks to go, Numurkah and Mooroopna Golf Clubs are set for the 2016 Numurkah/Mooroopna Pro-Am.

After the success of last year's event, Mooroopna and Numurkah will continue with the two-day Pro-Am format being held on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd December.

The leading professional over the two days will be awarded the Greater Shepparton Trophy and receive the major share of the $25,000 of prize money up for grabs.

Professionals from all over Australia will descend upon Shepparton providing both clubs with a wonderful chance to showcase their picturesque layouts.

In the third year of an agreement to support the event, the City of Greater Shepparton has provided the clubs with a springboard to launch the event into one of the leading events in the state.

 "The initiative to combine the two events was a huge success, with the support of the Greater Shepparton City Council it is now one of the premier events on our calendar," said Cameron Davies, PGA Tournament Coordinator.

The Numurkah/Mooroopna Pro-Amfurther boosts the promotion of the game of golf in the region.  A PGA Pro-Am is a unique experience in sport, in no other sport can an amateur compete alongside a professional on the same playing field.

"I would like to commend both clubs and the Council for the hard work already completed to securethe event, and we look forward to working with all parties into the future to ensure ongoing success," said Nick Dastey, State Manager of the PGA of Australia VIC/TAS Division.

Greater Shepparton CEO Peter Harriott said the Council was thrilled to be hosting this event for a third successive year.

"This event further strengthens our reputation as a leading sports events destination and complements some of the new major events secured to Greater Shepparton recently including the 2016 AFL Girls National Diversity Championships, 2016 Victorian Mountain Bike State Series and 2017 Australia Speedway Championships and the 2017 BMX Australia Nationals Series." Mr Harriott said.

With the end of the 2016 PGA Pro-Am Series Vic/Tas Order of Merit in sight, the race to secure the Peter Thomson Trophy is wide open, Victorian David Bransdon is holding a slender lead over Ryan Haywood with only handful of events to go.

Spectators and interested parties can contact Anthony at Numurkah Golf Club on 03 5862 3445 or Craig at Mooroopna on 03 5825 4135.

For further information please contact:  Cameron Davies, VIC/TAS Division Tournament Coordinator, PGA of Australia, 0419 939 810 or cdavies@pga.org.au.