Date: August 02, 2007

Bon voyage to Australia’s trio of Classic champions

The Peugeot Women&aposs Classic national winners are off to Paris on Tuesday the 22nd of August, to represent Australia in the Peugeot International Classic Final played over three prestigious courses: Joyenval Golf Club, Joyenval Retz Golf Club and Saint-Germain Golf Club, France. Not in their wildest dreams did they believe they would be flying to Paris when they first started competing in the Classic at their local tournament held at Royal Perth Golf Club in 2006. After winning the West Australian state final, the trio were flown to the 2007 MFS Women’s Australian Open, thanks to Peugeot, to compete against their rival states for the ultimate dream on the green the all-expenses paid trip to play in Paris. One of the three national winners, Rumiko Takahashi said, Who would have thought that such a fun competition with lots of bubbly could turn into such a life experience we were happy just to make it to the state finals and then when we were told we would be flown to Sydney to compete, we were overwhelmed. It was just a joy to meet the other interstate players and we ve made good friends. “We also appreciate what it feels like to be a professional, being whisked away into the media conference arena straight after our win; it s been an exciting journey and it continues because now we re off to Paris!” Managing Director of Peugeot Automobiles Australia, Rob Dommerson, said, “We are very proud of our national trio. We wish them well in Paris and will be supporting them the entire way.” In 2006 the Classic had over 17,000 participants and this year already 16,000 have registered, with over 400 golf clubs entered nationwide. Golf Australia Director of Game and Club Development, Nick Green OAM said, “Our partnership with Peugeot provides a strong and ongoing commitment to women’s golf. The Classic provides a concentrated focus on engaging women, encouraging social interaction and showcases grassroots golf to the nation. “No other team amateur tournament offers some of the greatest experiences in amateur history and provides the opportunity for a female club golfers to represent one&aposs club, state and country.” Mr Dommerson concluded, “It is our aim to create a competition that brings out not only the competitive spirit but a social atmosphere and to know that we have achieved this, is a great outcome. “We have designed this 3-Ball Team Stableford event so that it is inclusive of all skill levels and ages, allowing any female club golfer the opportunity to take their golfing career to the next level. The word of mouth has been phenomenal and local clubs still fondly remember their Classic days.” Clubs can hold the Peugeot Women&aposs Classic up until the 30th of September and registration forms should be sent in one month prior to holding the event. For further information please visit