Date: July 30, 2015
Author: Mark Hayes

The Masters tradition resumes

The Australian Masters is to return to its Huntingdale roots.

The Masters, to be played from November 19-22, will return to the course that staged its first 30 editions from 1979-2008, event owner  IMG announced today.

IMG golf vice president golf David Rollo said the club, which hosted this year’s Interstate Teams Series in April with its new clubhouse receiving rave reviews, had been an “integral part” of the tournament’s history.

“So we are delighted to have the opportunity to return and see the club feature in our venue rotation policy,” Rollo said.

“We know the players will enjoy the wonderful facilities afforded by the stunning new clubhouse and the challenges of the Huntingdale layout, which has delivered so many memorable moments over the past four decades.”

Huntingdale captain David Parton said the club was thrilled to again stage a part of Australian golf’s Triple Crown.

“The Club and our members are delighted to welcome the Masters back to Huntingdale and we look forward to hosting a terrific event in November,” Parton said.

The Australian Masters will be broadcast on the Seven Network for five hours on each of the four tournament days.

It means the Triple Crown will be played in successive weeks with the Emirates Australian Open at The Australian in Sydney from November 26-29 and the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast from December 3-6.