Date: June 25, 2016
Author: ALPG

New women’s tournament for Gold Coast

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Australian Ladies Professional Golf Inc (ALPG) and RACV have joined forces and are proud to announce an exciting new golf tournament. The RACV ALPG Players Championship will be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort on Queensland’s stunning Gold Coast.

Karen Lunn, Chief Executive Officer, announced that the ALPG was delighted to partner with RACV to create this exciting new golf tournament.

ALPG is delighted to announce this exciting new partnership with RACV. Both the ALPG and RACV are proud member based organisations, and we will be working closely with RACV to ensure that both groups of members have the opportunity to benefit from the partnership through our development programmes and across our entire ALPG tour”

The RACV ALPG Players Championship will be a unique event In addition to Australia’s leading players, we expect the tournament will attract players from all of the Tours across the globe represented in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings. We plan to create a fan and family friendly event that will have much more to offer than the traditional golf tournament model. In RACV Royal Pines Resort we are extremely fortunate to have a world class venue as our host.

Lunn also announced that the PGA of Australia would be involved in assisting the ALPG in staging the tournament “We are thrilled that the PGA of Australia have agreed to work with us in staging the ALPG Players Championship. The PGA have a track record and reputation of delivering world class golf tournaments, and with the Australian PGA Championship being hosted by RACV Royal Pines Resort it makes perfect sense that we work with them to deliver the quality of event that we can all be proud of. This is just one of a number of projects with which the ALPG is collaborating on with the PGA, which bodes well for the future of golf in our country”

ALPG star and RACV Ambassador Stacey Keating was thrilled when told of the impending partnership. “This is such an exciting opportunity for the ALPG to showcase what our organisation has to offer. As an ambassador for RACV I understand how much emphasis the organisation puts on giving value to its members, and I am sure that the relationship between ALPG and RACV will be prove to be mutually beneficial for members of both associations. This new tournament and partnership is great news for women’s golf in Australasia”

We look to make some exciting announcements in the coming months about event partners and players.