Inside Golf : Inside Golf June 2016
calendar 60 June 2016 | www.insidegolf.com.au CALENDAR> JULY AUGUST Golf NSW Womens’ Pewter Plate WHEN: 18 July WHERE: Castle Hill Country Club The event is an 18-hole aggregate stableford competition for club teams of two competitors on GA Handicaps from 29.1 to 45.4. Each Club entering the competition nominates two players as representatives and The Pewter Plate is awarded to the team with the best aggregate stableford of the two scores. Entries close on Friday 8 July 2016. More: www.golfnsw.org 2016 Women’s Weekend Tournament WHEN: 20-21 August WHERE: The Vintage Golf Club Open to female amateurs who hold a current GA or overseas equivalent handicap, the event is played over two days, with shotgun starts both days. The format is 18-holes singles stableford on the first day and 18-Holes Best Ball Team Event V Par on the second day. This event is the most popular participation event on the Golf NSW calendar attracting players from all across the state. The entry fee is $190 per player (online). Entries are taken in pairs. For more information or to enter this event visit www.golfnsw.org OCTOBER 44th SOUTH PACIFIC LADIES OPEN CLASSIC WHEN: 9-12 October 2016 WHERE: Surfers Paradise Golf Club This long running tournament popular with local and interstate entrants commences with a Mixed Foursomes on Sunday, October 9 followed by three stroke rounds for ladies in this Golf Australia and golf Queensland-ranked event. Four divisions of Classic, Mid Amateur, Senior and Super Senior means everybody is welcome to compete for 54-hole and daily prizes. The South Pacific Ladies Open Classic has seen many famous players achieve greatness but it is also a venue for enthusiastic lady golfers who have the desire to win but do not want to go onto international fame. It is a friendly event for ladies to meet players from all parts of Australia and the Pacific. Visit www.surfersparadisegolfclub.com.au for registration and conditions of play, or enquires to firstname.lastname@example.org Paradise Palms, the most iconic golf course in Tropical North Queensland, will be hosting this years Qantas Golf Club Cairns Classic 2016 held over four epic days fromthe4–7July. The Qantas Golf Club Cairns Classic is a world class golf tournament and will bring the best PGA professionals from across Australia and New Zealand to compete across four days of challenging golf events in tropical paradise with prize money of $50,000 for professionals up for grabs. Having been almost a decade since the last Cairns Classic was held (2007), Cairns Classic organiser, Leisa Toombs, said they are thrilled for Cairns to once again be hosting this world class sporting event. “ We are very excited to have revitalised this fantastic event and hope to bring many more elite golfing events to Cairns,” said Ms Toombs. Designed by Graham Marsh and Ross Watson, Paradise Palms 18-hole championship golf course is continuously ranked as one of Australia’s top 100 courses with its combination of sweeping fairways, three lakes, narrow undulating greens and 72 bunkers. As the first major event for new owners who purchased the tropical oasis from receivership in 2015, local owner and Cairns business-man Darren Halpin said they are excited to be hosting the Qantas Golf Club Cairns Classic 2016 as their first prestigious event after recent facility improvements. “We are excited to be the host of this years Qantas Golf Club Cairns Classic and are looking forward to showcasing our improved course structure and facilities at such a prestigious event.” Mr Halpin said exciting improvements to the property have created an energetic atmosphere at Paradise Palms and have provided new opportunities to offer a larger variety of golf competitions at local, national and international levels. “It is our goal to attract a wide variety of golf competitions to Cairns and encourage golfers to experience one of Australia’s best and most challenging courses.” Along with top PGA professionals, special guests Tarquin and Mike from Channel Seven’s hit TV show My Kitchen Rules and players from Cairns favourite basketball team, Cairns Taipans, will also be attending the elite event. Local amateurs are encouraged to grasp the opportunity to play in the PGA Pro-Am series for the chance to win 1,000,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points and other great prizes. Registrations are now open and places are filling fast. Situated between two natural wonders, the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, Paradise Palms also features a grand clubhouse, 4.5-star resort accommodation, irresistible pools, lush gardens and relaxed dining. A tropical oasis just 20 minutes’ drive from Cairns. www.cairnsclassic.com.au Experience a world class golf tournament in paradise!
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