If you consider yourself a pretty decent amateur golfer and would love the opportunity to hit the fairways with one of Australia’s talented professionals, Links Hope Island is the place you’ll want to be come March.
The stunning course is hosting the 2018 Qantas Golf Club Gold Coast Challenge where players of all skill level, age and ability will come together for a unique experience.
For the first time in Australia, the PGA Pro-Am Series and the ALPG Tour will combine for the dual event, with teams to comprise of one male and one female professional and two amateur golfers.
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The rare opportunity for amateurs to play alongside professionals over two days is the result of a collaboration between ALPG and the PGA of Australia.
The field will consist of 60 PGA Pro-Am Series Professionals and 60 ALPG Professionals playing alongside each other, but competing for separate prize purses of equal amounts, with $30,000 on offer for each.
Karen Lunn, CEO of the ALPG, said it allowed avid golfers the chance to play alongside the professionals rather than watching from outside the ropes.
“For amateur golfers to have the opportunity to compete alongside both male and female professional golfers who are themselves competing for considerable prizemoney in official ranking events is something very special,” Ms Lunn said.
The Qantas Golf Club Gold Coast Challenge two day event will be played at Links Hope Island Golf Club from 12-13 March with registrations still open for amateur players.