PGA Names Hamilton Island as its Newest Tournament Destination

Hamilton Island will be the latest Queensland destination to host a national golf championship following today’s announcement the PGA Professionals Championship has a new home in the Whitsundays.

From 12 – 15 November, 50 of Australia’s leading golf club and teaching PGA professionals will be joined by 50 amateurs at Hamilton Island Golf Club for the national PGA championship. The event will be one of many world-class golf tournaments staged by the PGA in Queensland each year, joining the likes of the premiere Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola, the Queensland PGA Championship and the Holden Scramble Championship Final.

“Queensland is home to some of the most picturesque golf courses in Australia, and we are pleased to announce Hamilton Island Golf Club as the new home of the PGA Professionals Championship,” said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia. “Over the years the sunshine state has played host to some of the most memorable moments in Australian golf, and we look forward to a successful new chapter for the PGA Professionals Championship at Hamilton Island Golf Club.”

With some of the most spectacular views and settings of any golf course in the world Glenn Bourke, CEO of Hamilton Island, says he hopes the championship is the first of many.

“The Hamilton Island Golf Club is delighted to be the official venue for the PGA Professionals Championship. The tournament allows PGA vocational members the opportunity to compete with their peers in actual tournament play, for a national title, at a world class golf course and stay in a world class resort,” said Mr Bourke.

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