The Moreton Bay Region will once again welcome some of Australia’s golfers when the Ladbrokes Legends Tour returns to the region in August.

The Moreton Bay Region will play host to two events on the Ladbrokes Legends Tour, with over 50 professionals from Australia and New Zealand expected to compete at the Gemlife Bribie Island Ladbrokes Legends Pro-Am and the Pacific Harbour Ladbrokes Legends Pro-Am in early August.

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Spokesperson for Parks, Recreation and Sport, Councillor Koliana Winchester said the council is extremely excited to welcome the Ladbrokes Legends Tour to Bribie Island.

“We are a council that prides ourselves on having a strong sporting culture and an active, outdoor lifestyle and I have no doubt our local community will join me in welcoming the players, officials and spectators from across the country and New Zealand for the Bribie Island Legends Pro-Am and the Pacific Harbour Legends Pro-Am,” Cr Winchester said.

“Bribie Island is naturally stunning and boasts some outstanding golf courses, providing plenty of great potential for growth in the golf-tourism sector.

“With 150 competitors, officials and spectators from across Australia and New Zealand expected to attend, it’s certainly shaping up to be a fantastic, action-packed sporting event over two days.

“This event will really showcase our region and what it has to offer to golfers nationally and internationally.

“While in town, I encourage competitors and spectators to explore all that Bribie Island has to offer - from taking an off-road adventure to the north of Woorim Beach visiting Bribie Island Seaside Museum or sampling local seafood at one of the many cafes on the Island there is just so much to see and do in beautiful Bribie.”

The PGA of Australia is once again relishing the chance to stage two quality events within the Moreton Bay region, especially off the back of their success last year.

“After the success of the first-ever Ladbrokes Legends Tour events being staged in the region last year, PGA professionals are looking forward to playing some of the best golf courses South East QLD has to offer,” said QLD/NT PGA State Manager Broc Greenhalgh.

“August is the perfect time of the year to be in the Moreton Bay region on the knowledge that there will be a significant number of interstate visitors making their way north to get out of the colder climate. This will ensure quality professional fields and a great platform for the region and the game of golf to be promoted to the masses."

The Pro-Am tournaments will not only showcase tournament golf within the Moreton Bay region, but more importantly recognises the region as a golfing destination.

For further information on the Ladbrokes PGA Legends Tour, please click here.