Date: July 16, 2013
Author: Golf NSW

Gloria Jean’s Coffees to headline NSW Open

The 2013 NSW Open received an enormous boost today when NSW Minister for Sport & Recreation, Graham Annesley, announced that well known coffee retailer, Gloria Jean&aposs Coffees, would become the title sponsor of the historic tournament. The announcement, held at the venue for this year&aposs tournament, Castle Hill Country Club, also unveiled a new tournament logo and will see the Gloria Jean&aposs brand associated with the states&apos premier golfing championship. “The NSW Open has a proud history stretching back more than 80 years, with some of Australian golf&aposs biggest names like Kel Nagle, Jack Newton, Greg Norman, and more recently Craig Parry and Peter O&aposMalley among former champions said Minister Annesley. “I congratulate Golf NSW for its decision to stage this year&aposs event in the heart of Western Sydney at the Castle Hill Country Club, a course that has hosted several major championships in the past, he commented before adding “Securing support from such a well-known corporate partner is a major coup for the event and will ensure the 2013 tournament is an outstanding success . Gloria Jean&aposs Executive Chairman, Nabi Saleh, said “all of us in the Gloria Jean&aposs family are excited 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 global business but think locally.” He added, “There are over 200 coffee houses in NSW, 30 of which are in the Hills District. This is a very exciting time for us, and for all our staff and customers. Also speaking at the announcement, 2010 NSW Open winner and current PGA of Australasia Deputy Chairman, Peter O&aposMalley said the involvement of Gloria Jean&aposs is a great show of faith in the game. “The involvement of Gloria Jean&aposs is tremendous news for all the professional golfers, myself included, knowing that the NSW Open will continue to be one of the key tournaments on our Australasian Tour . The 2013 NSW Open will be held from 21 to 24 November at Castle Hill Country Club.