Home' Australian Golf Digest : December 2017 Contents A message from RACV
Welcome to the Australian PGA Championship
ACV is delighted to once again
welcome members, guests and
some of the world’s best golfers to
RACV Royal Pines Resort – the home of
championship golf and host venue for the
2017 Australian PGA Championship. We are
delighted that Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott
and a host of other world-class golfers will
be gracing our fairways and giving golf and
sporting supporters a chance to see these
elite sportsmen in action on the Gold Coast.
The newly redesigned Championship
course is now well settled in, and offers
professional golfers a spectacular challenge,
with real rewards for those prepared to
play confident, assertive golf from the back
tees. The new layout ensures not only a
challenging course for professional golfers
but a treat for the gallery, with spectators
enjoying vastly improved viewing positions
on all 18 holes.
For regular golfers, the course design,
while challenging, is very playable and
enjoyable, complemented by one of the
most scenic settings in Queensland.
Feedback received since the redesign from
professional golfers to weekend hackers
has positively endorsed the Graham
Marsh-designed redevelopment of the
18-hole Championship course. After the
tournament, I encourage you to join the
many members and guests who have
already played a round on what is arguably
one of Australia’s best resort courses. RACV
owns and operates five quality golf courses
in Victoria and Queensland and we invite
you to experience them all.
In addition to the investment in golf,
RACV’s ongoing commitment to upgrading
the resort for our members and guests
continues with the refurbishment this year of
conference spaces and the Hydrate Bar. We
wish all players a very successful tournament
and encourage them, their families,
spectators, members and guests to make
full use of the many facilities and services
available at RACV Royal Pines Resort.
RACV MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE
HE Australian PGA Championship
is a week when we celebrate the
successes of both our vocational
membership and tour players both
domestically and internationally. It is also a
week for our past, present and future stars to
gather on the Gold Coast to enjoy themselves
after another year of competition.
The 2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia
has brought his green jacket with him,
Australia’s most successful player of 2017
Marc Leishman is here, Gold Coast local
Adam Scott and Queenslander Cameron
Smith are home; Cam has even brought his
PGA Tour winning team mate Jonas Blixt
with him and, of course, we are delighted to
have our defending champion Harold Varner
III here again.
But that is just the tip of the iceberg. The
field gathered from both the ISPS Handa
PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour
is so deep that it won’t matter which group
you choose to follow, you are guaranteed to
witness exciting golf. I would like to extend
my thanks to all our players for choosing to
tee it up in the Australian PGA Championship
and I wish you all the best of luck in your
pursuit of the Joe Kirkwood Cup.
If following a group isn’t your style then I
encourage you to head to the 16th; the Soniq
Million Dollar Hole where our tournament
really comes alive – or soak in the atmosphere
of the tournament village.
I would like to thank our partners, in
particular Tourism and Events Queensland,
RACV and the Gold Coast City Council for
their belief in our vision; this year we are
really seeing this come to fruition.
I would also like to thank our tournament
team for their dedication to building and
promoting this festival of golf, the Australian
PGA Championship. An event of this scale
could not be brought to life without our
extended team; our volunteers. So I would
also like to thank each of them for their
vision, passion and support. I hope you have
a wonderful week, I know I will!
PGA OF AUSTRALIA CHIEF EXECUTIVE
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