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

Calls to re-circulate NZ Golf Open around the country...

A former golf board president is concerned New...

New Pro Shop Team at Windsor GC

Windsor Country Golf Club has contracted Adam and...

Nudgee GC to upgrade golf course following land resumption...

NUDGEE Golf Club has emerged from one of...

GSM awarded Morack GC management contract...

Golf Services Management (GSM)  is pleased to announce that it has been successful in winning the contract tendered by the City of...

Residential development planned beside Timaru Golf Club...

A residential development is planned at the edge of Timaru’s golf course a decade after a similar proposal was first floated. The company...

SEEKING: Night Services Manager – Royal Sydney Golf Club...

The Royal Sydney Golf Club is one of Australia’s most prestigious golf clubs. It provides a supportive workplace that values hard work,...

SEEKING: Assistant General Manager – The Lakes Golf Club...

The Lakes Golf Club is looking to recruit an Assistant Manager to work with the General Manager in managing the day to...

Salaries for U.S. Superintendents Rise 4.7% In Two Years...

Employers of golf course superintendents continue to reinforce the value they place in golf course facility leaders as the...

Jordan Spieth will grace the cover of 4 million Wheaties boxes th...

Many of the greatest American athletes of all time, including numerous golfers, have had their pictures printed on the...

Jeff Kimble appointed as Commercial Director of Asian Tour and Eu...

The Asian Tour and European Tour have jointly appointed Jeff Kimble as Commercial Director. Kimble will assume his role...

Philippine Golf Course Management Conference Drives Improving Sta...

Overall standards in course maintenance and presentation are set to improve on the back of the Philippine Golf Course...

Olympian to inspire Australian MyGolfers...

Minjee Lee has proudly put her name to MyGolf, Australia’s national junior participation program, which is jointly run by...

Find your rockstar employee, come JAM with Golf Industry Central...

Job Ad Membership  (JAM) A great new cost effective annual service is now available to you for promoting all...