The Northern Territory PGA Championship will build to new heights in 2019 with locally-owned company Tailor-made Building Services signing on as naming rights partner of the tournament.

Daniel NisbetThe tournament – to be known as the Tailor-made Building Services NT PGA Championship – will be played at the Palmerston Golf Club from 22-25 August for a prize purse of $150,000, marking the fourth occasion the Championship has been staged on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia schedule.

Tailor-made Building Services is a family owned and operated company, spearheaded by Ray Somerville, with their head office overlooking the 18th green at Palmerston Golf Course.

“As you can tell from the name of the company and its location, golf is a big part of our life and a passion of mine,” said Somerville.

“I play with TaylorMade clubs, my daughter is named Taylah and my business is Tailor-made; if you want something done right to suit your needs you get it tailor made.”

“The values of Tailor-made Building Services are very similar to golf; we play to a set of rules, we play fair and honestly where with dedication and effort we get a great result.”

Having hosted many up and coming PGA Professionals competing during the first three stagings of the NT PGA Championship, Somerville wished to extend his family’s association with Championship in 2019.

“Over the year’s my family has had the pleasure of hosting many PGA Pros and amateurs, I have also been the President of the Palmerston Golf Club twice and to be the naming rights partner of the NT PGA is the icing on the cake for me,” added Somerville.

“Outside of Supercars, no other sporting event brings 120 of its best available players to the Top End. These professional golfers really engage with the community while they are here; undertaking junior clinics, ladies clinics and interacting with the general public.

“I am proud to be associated with the tournament and look forward to helping it grow in future years.”

Matthew Hewer, General Manager of Palmerston Golf Course was delighted to secure the support of Tailor-made Building Services.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Tailor-made Building Services as a major sponsor of the NT PGA this year. Ray Somerville has been heavily involved with the Palmerston Golf Course over the years and is a massive supporter of the club,” said Hewer.

“Without people like Ray, we simply would not be able to put this tournament on.  Generous sponsors, such as Mr Somerville are vital to the continuing success of the event.”

The ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia looks forward to bringing elite golf to the Top End and the Palmerston Golf Course again in 2019.

“On behalf of the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and our players I would like to thank Tailor-made Building Services for their support of the 2019 NT PGA Championship,” said Simon Butterly, GM – Tournaments for the PGA of Australia which owns the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.

“Whilst having a connection to the tournament in recent years, we welcome Tailor-Made formally becoming a partner of the tournament and we are extremely grateful for the commitment of Ray and his team to ensure the ongoing success of the NT PGA Championship.

“We have already commenced tournament preparations with Palmerston Golf Course and are looking forward to working with them to put on another excellent tournament.”

The Tailor-made Building Services NT PGA Championship will be played from 22-25 August at Palmerston Golf Course.

In addition to the winner’s share of the $150,000 prize purse, the champion will receive Official World Golf Ranking Points and be fully exempt onto the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia until the end of the 2020 season.