Legends establish home at Richmond Golf Club


Australia’s golfing legends have found a home at Richmond Golf Club in New South Wales for the next three years.

Australia’s golfing legends have found a home at Richmond Golf Club in New South Wales for the next three years.

The Australian PGA Seniors Championship will be played at the Richmond Golf Club
in the Hawkesbury region until 2017 it was announced today.

Having hosted the E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour’s flagship tournament for the past
two years, Richmond Golf Club has reaffirmed its commitment to golf, tourism
and creating social inclusion within its community.

In another coup for the tournament, Coca-Cola has extended their naming rights
sponsorship for the 2015 staging of the Coca-Cola Australian PGA Seniors Championship.

The PGA of Australia is pleased to see the Australian PGA Seniors Championship
continue to establish a base in regional New South Wales which will assist in
developing golf at a grass roots level.

Also supportive of the announcement are the PGA Professionals on the E-Z-GO PGA
Legends Tour who believe the three year deal will allow them to establish a
connection with the Hawkesbury community.

The Coca-Cola Australian Senior PGA Championship will be played at Richmond
Golf Club from 12-14 November 2015 for a prize purse of $100,000.

Attracting some of the best over-50’s PGA Professionals in Australia to
compete, the prestigious title has previously been won by Peter Senior, Peter
Fowler, Noel Ratcliffe and Mike Harwood.     

Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia said the Coca-Cola Australian PGA Seniors Championship attracted some of the country’s leading Legends Tour
Professionals to compete for the highly sought after prestigious title.

"While it is a fantastic playing opportunity for our PGA Professionals, the
biggest opportunity belongs to the Hawkesbury community who are able to witness
this high calibre action in their own backyard."  

"The PGA is committed to growing golf at a grass roots level and creating
opportunities for our PGA Professionals, we believe this relationship with
Richmond Golf Club contributes to both of these important objectives," he said.

Kimberley Talbot, CEO of the Richmond Golf Club said, "It is with great
pleasure that the Richmond Club Board of Directors have signed a three year
deal with the PGA of Australia to host the Australian PGA Seniors Championship,
with the naming rights going once again to Coca-Cola."

"This event allows us as an organisation to showcase the amazing Hawkesbury LGA
to visitors on both a national and international level. Tourism has been a key
objective of the Board of Directors for many years, which have realised the
potential it has in improving the local economy and encouraging growth in the
area."

"As in the previous two years, this year’s tournament will be hotly contested
by the legends of the sport, and will be an excellent platform for the Richmond
Club Group to promote the game of golf in the region and attract new members
and players to the club. In particular, through this tournament we aim to
capture some of the growing veteran membership market, which will encourage
social inclusion within our community."

Rodger Davis, Chairman of the PGA’s Legends Tour Committee agreed with Thorburn
and Talbot’s comments and said that over the past two years the players on the
E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour had enjoyed travelling to and competing on the Richmond
Golf Club layout.

"One of the strengths of the Legends Tour is the relationships the players
create within local communities which is why we are looking forward to
returning to the Hawkesbury region."

"On behalf of all the E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour players I thank Richmond Golf
Club and Coca-Cola for their continued support of the Coca-Cola Australian PGA Seniors Championship."


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