TPS South Australia will be the first event of the 2023/24 Webex Players Series, an innovative tournament series, now taking place across three states, featuring male and female professionals, elite amateurs and golfers from all walks of life. abilities, aligned in a single field. on the same golf course.
Hosted by former Australian cricketer and SA golf representative Greg Blewett, the $200,000 tournament from October 19-22 will mark the first time that both the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and WPGA Tour of Australasia have been played in the region. from McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide. .
The most recent WPGA event in SA was the Women’s Australian Open in 2020, while the Men’s Tour hasn’t visited the state for a tournament since the 2007 Jacob’s Creek Open.
During the tournament weekend, 16 junior golfers will also play alongside the pros in their own 36-hole course.
PGA Tournament Director of Australia, Australasia Nick Dastey said South Australia would see a different golf tournament at Willunga.
“We are confident that South Australians will embrace the innovative, fresh and exciting mixed format and will come to Willunga in October in large numbers.” – Karen Lunn.
“We are delighted to bring the PGA and WPGA tours back to South Australia and in particular to Willunga Golf Club and the stunning McLaren Vale area,” said Dastey.
“Our Webex Players Series schedule is growing at an exciting rate. In just three years, it has gone from two inaugural events to five, providing players with exciting new opportunities to compete at a professional level.”
WPGA Tour of Australasia CEO Karen Lunn said: “With our women and men playing on the same course, for the same prize money and trophy, plus All-Abilities golfers competing in their event, TPS South Australia will provide something for everyone.
“We are confident that South Australians will embrace the innovative, fresh and exciting mixed format and will come to Willunga in October in large numbers.”
SA Minister for Recreation, Sports and Racing Katrine Hildyard MP said: “This tournament will bring professional golfers to South Australia and the beautiful McLaren Vale wine region, a huge win for South Australia and the local area.”
“This one-of-a-kind event is everyone-inclusive, with golfers of all skill levels—women, men, and juniors—playing the same course at the same time. Willunga Golf Club will be the perfect host for this innovative event, which I am sure the local community will welcome,” said Minister Hildyard.
Mawson member Leon Bignell said: “As a local MP for the region and chair of the SA Major Events Committee, this is great news for SA.”
“We have seen a growing appetite for golf in SA, and now some of Australia’s best men’s and women’s golfers, golfers of all levels and juniors will compete in one of the best food and wine regions in the world.”
TPS South Australia joins another new event on the 2023/24 ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia calendar, the Heritage Classic, in Melbourne in January.
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