Date: October 14, 2015
Author: Golf Victoria

Avalon Airport joins forces with Oates Vic Open

Avalon Airport will join the stable of corporate partners for the 2016 Oates Vic Open, to be hosted from 4-7 February at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links. 

Renowned as the gateway to the Great Ocean Road and Bellarine, Avalon Airport facilitates flights for over 500,000 people annually and remains a significant hub for charter airfreight in Australia. 

Golf Victoria CEO, Simon Brookhouse applauded Avalon Airport’s decision to be involved next year. 

“We’re very happy to have Avalon Airport on board for 2016. The Oates Vic Open has grown steadily over the past three years since moving it to the Greater Geelong region. 

“We understand from our early discussions with Avalon that their airport is a preferred destination to fly in and fly out of, for not only Geelong locals, but also for many Melbourne based families. This ties in well with the audience our event draws with many Melbournians making the trip to Barwon Heads to join the local contingency of spectators,” said Brookhouse. 

The partnership also extends to other Golf Victoria activities where Avalon Airport will be a proud supporter of three junior events. 

As part of its aggressive future outlook, Avalon Airport is aiming to increase airlines, destinations and frequency of flights both nationally and internationally.

Justin Giddings, CEO of Avalon Airport stated the importance of partnering with community through sporting events and organisations. 

“Avalon Airport is perfectly located to support the Oates Vic Open, being in close proximity to Thirteenth Beach Golf Links.”

“Avalon Airport supports many social and sporting organisations throughout the Geelong region but the Oates Vic Open provides an opportunity to be part of one of the premier sporting events in Victoria.” 

Avalon Airport is owned by the Linfox Group, who have been in the forefront of corporate Australia for over 50 years. Today, the Group is broadly diversified in several growth industries covering freight, logistics and aviation and has consistently emerged as a market leader in every field they have entered.

The Oates Vic Open is an officially sanctioned event on the PGA Tour of Australasia and ALPG Tour.