Date: May 03, 2016
Author: Golf Queensland

Senior Amateur Championships draw naming rights partners

/> This year's Men's and Women's Senior Amateur Championship will receive a boost thanks to new partnerships.

Age care provider PresCare strengthened its connection with Golf Queensland this year adding to the partnership with the Queensland Senior Order of Merit and are now the naming rights sponsors for the Senior Amateur Championships.

Golf Queensland's golf operation manager Luke Bates said it is pleasing to have the additional support for the senior calendar of events.

"When combined, the senior amateur, both men's and women's, is one of our biggest Championships for the year," Mr Bates said.

"PresCare's support of both Championships is tremendous and we thank them for partnering with Golf Queensland to deliver these events.

PresCare Chief Executive Greg Skelton said the not for profit organisation is proud to sponsor an event which keeps seniors both mentally and physically active.

"PresCare was established more than 85 years ago to help look after the health and wellbeing of Queensland seniors," he said.

"Seeing a group of socially active golfers out on the course is a reminder that helping seniors maintain healthy lives is a vital part of our mission to keep people more connected: to family, friends, their community and the social activities that have been important to them throughout their lives."

"With loneliness and social isolation becoming more prevalent as our society ages, we are finding clients aren't looking for just domestic and personal assistance – it's the social contact they value most, so programs like these play a key part in ensuring seniors remain socially connected."

The Men's Senior Amateur Championship will be played at Bribie Island Golf Club from July 25 to 27 is also supported by the Moreton Bay Regional Council.

The Women's Senior Championship will be played at the newest Queensland golf course, Maroochy River Golf Club from July 24 to 28.