Date: October 01, 2013
Author: Jon Shineberg

Gloria Jean�s Coffees NSW Open Preparations in Full Swing

With the summer of golf fast approaching, preparations are heating up for the 2013 Gloria Jean s Coffees NSW Open to be held at Castle Hill Country Club on November 21-24. With the majority of Australia s leading players returning home after competing on the various tours around the world, NSW Open organisers are liaising with all to lure them to Castle Hill as a key part of their preparations for their tilt at the Australian Open title the week after. Some major player announcements are expected shortly, which are sure to attract not only golf fans but avid followers of top class sport. With the final playing field to be determined in the coming weeks, several notable names have already signalled their intention to compete. Queenslander Adam Crawford, who narrowly missed qualification onto the 2014 PGA Tour, will be back from the US keen to defend his title. Joining Crawford from the Tour will be former PGA Tour players, James Nitties and 2003 US Amateur champion Nick Flanagan, who will both be looking to kick start their 2013/14 seasons. One player who can never be discounted is the 2010 champion and Australian golf stalwart Peter O Malley, who will be keen to add another professional title to his long list of achievements. He ll be joined by another former champion in Aaron Townsend who will take his place in the field after regularly competing on the Japanese and OneAsia tours throughout 2013. Two-time Australian Masters champion Bradley Hughes has also confirmed his entry into the event. His 4 round score of 268 in 1998 is still the lowest over 72 holes in Masters history. Hughes will be looking to add one of Australian golf’s most historical and coveted trophies to his two gold jackets. Gloria Jean s Coffees, are also getting into the swing of the event with a range of promotions and activities planned for the week. Spectators will be able to not only enjoy Gloria Jean s Coffees range of beverages on course, but will also be able to relax in a purpose built chill out zone. In speaking of the event, Gloria Jean s Coffees Executive Chairman, Nabi Saleh, said all of us in the Gloria Jean s Coffees family are extremely proud to be actively participating in the NSW Open an event which has seen so many legends of the game compete for the title. We are a local business with a strong global presence. Along with Gloria Jean s Coffees, many other local businesses have jumped on board in support of the event. With a range of hospitality and access to unique golfing benefits on offer there are still some fantastic opportunities available for corporate partners. Pro-Am spots which may include playing with one of the marquee players, on course and surrounds signage, VIP hospitality are just some of the opportunities. Gloria Jean s Coffees charity partner Challenge is also set to benefit with various fundraising activities set to take place across the event. Challenge charity ambassador and PGA Tour player Jarrod Lyle will also be in attendance, which is sure to warm the hearts of not only those involved with the charity, but all those at tournament. Come and watch some of the best golfers on one of NSW best golf courses Most importantly, spectator entry is FREE.