Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

Perth golf event to keep Feb timeslot

POSTED ON February 29, 2016 @ 5:45 pm

perth_international_logo

The February timeslot for the Perth International looks like its here to stay, with tournament organisers hoping to lure more top-end talent to the $US1.75 million event.

World No.21 Louis Oosthuizen headlined this year’s event, while Frenchman Victor Dubuisson, Thorbjorn Olesen, Brett Rumford, Mikko Ilonen, Lucas Bjerregaard, Alejandro Canizares, and Marcus Fraser were some of the other notable players.

IMG Australia’s director of golf David Rollo said the February timeslot had ticked a lot of boxes.

“No question the change in date has worked in our favour,” Rollo said.

“It’s the strongest field we’ve had for the event. That will probably be the preference going forward.

“Last year players were coming from Portugal. So it definitely makes it easier on the back end of the Middle East swing (in February).”

The Perth International is yet to attract a top-10 player.

The Perth International, which is tri-sanctioned by the European Tour, Asian Tour, and PGA Tour of Australasia, hopes to sign a new deal that will secure the event’s future for the coming years.

“I want to defend any title that I win. I will do everything within my power to come and do that,” Oosthuizen said of the prospect of him returning.

“I’ve really enjoyed Perth this week. Next time I come I’ll try to bring the family.”

Comments are closed.


CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Please enter your details:

I am interested in:

  • News
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Recruitment / Jobs
  • Grow the Game
Golf Industry Central Grow the Game Central Golf Recruitment Central Golf Operations Central
golf-nsw

Tom Doak to redesign Concord GC

World-renown course architect Tom Doak and the Renaissance...

miclublogo

Flexible new solution to attract and retain today’s member...

MiClub’s new membership module, a points-based Lifestyle Membership,...

xTroon-Golf-Logo-color_3435_tcm4-61754-330x165

Pacific Harbour Returns to Troon Fold...

Queensland, Australia: Troon has welcomed another venue to...

3 key things successful US golf courses do well – and a wee...

static1.squarespace.com

Last week we were asked if the Forum was more of the same old stuff. Easy answer – no way! We‘ve attended Australian industry...

Tom Doak to redesign Concord GC

golf-nsw

World-renown course architect Tom Doak and the Renaissance Golf Design team have been appointed to upgrade Concord golf course in Sydney after...

Flexible new solution to attract and retain today’s member...

miclublogo

MiClub’s new membership module, a points-based Lifestyle Membership, is designed to give clubs more flexibility to attract and retain members who do...

SEEKING: Customer Service Representative – Acushnet Austra...

2016-04-27_1634

Golf Industry South Eastern Suburbs   Our client, Acushnet Australia, is a recognised leader in the golf industry. The home of Titleist...

Dustin Johnson’s Sterling Play Masked Poor Decisions by the...

2016-06-21_1051

OAKMONT, Pa. — How did the United States Golf Association get it so horribly wrong on its biggest stage?...

Acushnet Holdings, Titleist’s Parent Company, Files for IPO...

titleist-prov1x-golf-ball_960

Soon, you’ll be able to own a piece of some well-known golf equipment brands. This morning, Acushnet Holdings Corp,...

FLC Group to Build 20 Golf Courses in Vietnam...

2016-06-23_1722

Hanoi, Vietnam, June 23 — Publicly-listed Vietnam company, FLC Group, has announced plans to build 20 new golf courses...

Ho Tram Players Championship poised to mark historic occasion for...

image003

Ho Tram, Vietnam, June 17: The Asian Tour today unveiled a new flagship event, the Ho Tram Players Championship...

Flexible new solution to attract and retain today’s member...

miclublogo

MiClub’s new membership module, a points-based Lifestyle Membership, is designed to give clubs more flexibility to attract and retain...

Acushnet Holdings, Titleist’s Parent Company, Files for IPO...

titleist-prov1x-golf-ball_960

Soon, you’ll be able to own a piece of some well-known golf equipment brands. This morning, Acushnet Holdings Corp,...