Date: November 01, 2007

World golf legends begin arriving in Sydney

The scene is set for the inaugural combined Handa Australian Senior Open Championship for men and the Legends Tour Open Championship for women, to be held at the Concord Golf Club from November 2-4. In warm and sunny conditions at Concord Golf Club in Sydney, some of golf&aposs leading ladies were on hand to catch up with old friends, reminisce on past glories and contest the Celebrity Pro-Am in the lead up to the weekend&aposs main event. Amy Alcott, Jane Blalock, Pat Bradley, Jo Anne Carner, Rosie Jones and golden girl Jan Stephenson have won an astounding 159 LPGA titles between them including 14 Majors. This weekend they will tee it up in the Legends Tour Open Championship, to be played simultaneously with the Handa Australian Senior Open Championship for men. Speaking to media assembled on the first tee, Stephenson said she was delighted to see the events come together at such a great venue. “It&aposs a great opportunity to be able to playing alongside the men this week. It&aposs not something that we can do often and I would like to see more of it in the future,” said the dual Australian Open Champion. She also expressed her joy at returning home, not only to Australia, but to Sydney and her old stamping ground at Concord where she used to practice throughout her early years. “It&aposs fantastic to be home and also to have the opportunity to show these players what this country has to offer. I am hoping to spend some more time here in the coming months.” The event gets underway on Friday morning and runs through the weekend and includes free women&aposs golf clinics run by ALPG professionals. Major sponsors for the event include presenting sponsor Star City Casino and supporting partners Mitsubishi Electric Australia and Peugeot Automobiles Australia. The Australian Senior s Open Championship and the Legends Tour Open Championship are sanctioned by the PGA and the ALPG respectively and supported by Golf Australia.