Riverside Oaks to host NSW PGA Championship
BY iseekgolf.com | Von Nida Tour | 2007 New South Wales PGA Championship | General | 08 Jun 2006
The PGA of Australia is pleased to announce that Riverside Oaks Golf Club in Sydney’s north-west has signed on as the new naming rights sponsor and venue for the prestigious NSW PGA Championship on the Von Nida Tour beginning in 2007.
Pat Cunningham, Managing Director of the Riverside Oaks course said he was delighted to extend his club’s relationship with the NSW PGA and looked forward to hosting the event for the next three years.
“The opportunity to host the NSW PGA Championship for the next three years is seen as a wonderful time to showcase Riverside Oaks to golfers and allow them to see how the course has superbly matured since we hosted the Australian PGA Championships in the late 1980s.” Cunningham stated.
“We look forward to this being the first of many championships we host and for us to be part of the revival of championship golf in Sydney.”
NSW PGA Chairman Ian Passwell said “We are excited to have Riverside Oaks hosting the NSW PGA Championship. It is a great opportunity for our members to meet the challenge of the demanding par 72 layout.”
Riverside Oaks has a long and successful history with the PGA of Australia, dating back to the late 80s when the PGA’s national office was located at the club, and the Australian PGA Championship was held there from 1988 until 1990.
The club has been a strong supporter of other PGA events, particularly the Holden Scramble, hosting at least six local qualifying events and a Regional Final each season for the last six years.
The NSW PGA Championship was previously held at Tura Beach and Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club’s on the south east coast of NSW. Past winners of the event include Peter Senior, Wayne Grady, Brett Ogle and more recently Matthew Ecob, Gavin Flint and Paul Marantz.
In 2007, with the new location, the event has been brought forward to the 8-11 February, and will carry a minimum prize purse of $110,000.
Source – PGA Australia