Gold Coast to host lucrative Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament

High profile sporting personalities, celebrities and professional golfers will descend on the Gold Coast next year for the highly anticipated GC Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament.

PGA of Australia announced the exciting news on Tuesday, revealing the event will be played at Lakelands Golf Club from 4-5 April 2019.

The two-day tournament will be hosted by Australian golfing legend Wayne Grady and will see professional golfers compete against celebs including Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Matt Rogers, Robbie McEwen, Hayley Bateup and Chris Walker for a whopping AU$150,000 in prize money.


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“I am really excited about the GC Celebrity Pro-Am and its future on the Gold Coast,” Grady said.

He also revealed that all money raised from the event will go towards Gold Coast charity foundation Ashton’s Place, which supports local family’s through providing funds for early intervention services for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

“My ultimate goal is to build the 36 hole pro-am into a 72 hole tournament on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia. We are also excited the pro-am will have a large charity benefit for the Gold Coast community,” Grady said.

The announcement comes following another successful Australian PGA Championship tournament, which wrapped up at the Gold Coast’s RACV Royal Pines on Sunday.

Queensland golfer Cameron Smith defeated fellow Aussie Marc Leishman to win the event for the second consecutive year.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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