Date: February 14, 2008

Tickled pink after 2008 MFS Women’s Australian Open

In 2007, Golf Australia revived the MFS Women&aposs Australian Open to put the game back on the map. In 2008, it continued to build upon the foundations laid at Royal Sydney to create an immensely successful event full of fun, fashion and colour at Kingston Heath Golf Club. Executive Chairman of the Australian Opens, Paul McNamee said, “We were absolutely delighted at how well the 2008 MFS Women&aposs Australian Open came together and it was exciting to bring the event to Kingston Heath on Melbourne&aposs world renowned sandbelt. “There was a lot of positive feedback from the players who clearly enjoyed seeing our national championship being staged at such a world-class venue.” Over 24,000 people attended over four days to see Australia&aposs best battle it out against international stars from Europe, Asia and the United States. The crowd figure was up 20% on last year&aposs tournament and reflects the resurrection our women&aposs championship. “The crowds that came out supporting the tournament showcased the future of Australian women&aposs golf,” McNamee added. “I would like to congratulate Karrie on another Women&aposs Australian Open title and also acknowledge the international and home-gown talent that came to the world-class Kingston Heath Golf Club.” While the action was hot on the course, fans enjoyed the colour, fashion and style off the course. The public village and the little village proved a great hit throughout the event as patrons were spoiled for choice. The Myer pamper lounge was a hot desination for women to receive beauty treatments and receive free Estee Lauder products while the boys seemed to enjoy watching the models strut their stuff on the catwalk, showing off the latest items in the Myer range. Kids were able to try their hand at many fun and exciting golf activities inside the Junior Golf Zone whilst the interactive driving range also proved an immense success with fans able to demo the latest Srixon golf gear and practice next to the pros. For more information, final results and a full wrap of the activities and colour at the 2008 MFS Women&aposs Australian Open, visit the official tournament website.