Amateurs to join pros at Moonah Classic

In its third year on the PGA Tour of Australasia calendar, the 2010 Moonah Classic will incorporate a new and unique opportunity for amateur golfers looking to get up-close and personal with some of Australia's best golfers.

Amateur golfers are being invited to join the pros as part of a new and unique event to be staged in conjunction with the only US Nationwide Tour event played on Australian soil - the Moonah Classic.

Branded the Moonah Amateur Classic, the event will be played alongside the Moonah Classic with participating amateurs given the opportunity to play both the Open and Legends courses at the renowned Moonah Links facility on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

The Moonah Amateur Classic will be played in teams of three under a variety of formats (Stableford, Ambrose and Better Ball.)

The teams of three will play alongside professionals on two occasions - firstly as part of the Moonah Classic Pro-Am and secondly as part of their final amateur competition round on Saturday. Teams will also be joined by a celebrity golfer for Friday's round - adding a special and unique element to an already exciting concept.

"The Moonah Amateur Classic is a spin on the traditional pro am concept as amateurs are being given the opportunity to experience a world class tournament first hand," said Max Garske, CEO of the PGA of Australia.

"This is a once in a lifetime experience to step into the shoes of a tournament professional."

With a total of 70 spots available in the Moonah Amateur Classic field, participants will enjoy four rounds of golf (with breakfast and lunch included,) and will also be invited to attend an array of functions including the official welcome and presentation dinners and the Cut Party.

Participants will also receive a gift package and, with the amateur tournament finishing up on Saturday, are invited to spend their Sunday watching the professionals complete the final round of the Moonah Classic to be televised nationally on Network 10 and ONE HD.

The Moonah Amateur Classic will be played from February 1-7 2010.

Source - PGA Australia

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