Date: April 19, 2008

See Tomorrow’s Stars Today

With less than six months until the highly esteemed World Amateur Team Championships tee off at Royal Adelaide and The Grange Golf Clubs, October 8 to 19, the excitement is already mounting. At an official launch marking the commencement of the countdown towards October, Golf Australia unveiled this year&aposs promotional theme for the Championships which recognises and celebrates the significance of the event within the world of golf. “&aposSee tomorrow&aposs stars today&apos is the opportunity offered to all Australians as Adelaide hosts the 2008 World Amateur Team Championships,” said Tony Hallam, CEO of Golf Australia. “The list of past players is an amazing array of golf&aposs biggest names and there&aposs no doubt that some of the players we will see competing in this year&aposs Championships will go on to be the next Aaron Baddeley or Karrie Webb.” 2008 marks the second occasion that Australia has hosted the Championships and the 50th year since the inaugural Eisenhower Trophy was played at St Andrews in Scotland. Since then, a plethora of golfing greats have represented their country including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, Lorena Ochoa, Annika Sorenstam and many more. Two of Australia&aposs premier golf courses will host this year s Championships, Royal Adelaide Golf Club and The Grange Golf Club and South Australia looks forward to showcasing it&aposs many brilliant blends of tourism attractions to the world s best young golfers and their families. Recreation, Sport and Racing Minister Michael Wright says the 2008 World Amateur Team Championships is a great addition to South Australia&aposs growing calendar of major, international sporting events. “South Australia is looking forward to welcoming the world&aposs leading young golfers for the World Amateur Team Championships in October this year, and the South Australian Government is delighted to be sponsor of this golf event. “The Championships will showcase South Australia to the golf world attracting more than 1000 international visitors over the two week event.” The World Amateur Team Championships were founded in 1958 and today are recognised as golf&aposs most prestigious amateur Championships. Over 100 Men&aposs and Women&aposs teams from around the world will come to Adelaide to compete for the Eisenhower Trophy and Espirito Santo Trophy.