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Jeep launch Pro Am Series

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The PGA and Chrysler Australia are proud to launch the Jeep Pro-Am Tour - a new initiative that will bring together amateurs and Professionals in an exciting, unique concept.

The Jeep Pro-Am Tour, a partnership between Chrysler Australia, Hi-Lite Events and the PGA, will comprise of five events, each consisting of a four day pro-am.

Tournaments are set to be contested in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia with the top 10 eligible amateurs joining the top 60 Professionals from the Jeep Pro-Am Tour money list at the Australian National Final in Queensland from the 29th November to the 2nd December, 2012.

For each Jeep Pro-Am Tour event, 60 Professionals will play four rounds of stroke play and will be joined by 60 invited amateurs and celebrities.

Professionals will vie for an impressive total prizepool of AUD$500,000, however that's just the start of the incentives.

The Final, to be played at Queensland's Royal Pines Resort, will have an added bonus for the leading and runner up Professionals as well as the leading amateurs.

Up for grabs for the Professionals is the opportunity to attend a recognised Tour School in 2013 with expenses covered by Chrysler Australia.

Additionally the two best placed amateurs will each receive a travel package to an exclusive golf tournament in the United States.

Sam Tabart, National Marketing Manager from Chrysler Australia, explains why he and his team felt inspired to launch the Jeep Pro-Am Tour.

"We feel that this is an amazing opportunity for the grass roots PGA golfers in Australia. We are delighted to be working in association with John Ryan and his team and the future golfing stars of tomorrow. We encourage anybody interested in upcoming Australian golf to Don't Hold Back".

John Ryan from Hi-Lite Events said, "It is exciting that this new tour has come to fruition and I can't thank Clyde Campbell the CEO of Chrysler Australia enough for injecting the funds to support this tour and to give Professional golfers of Australia an opportunity of a lifetime that will put them on the road to success".

"Pro-Am golf is a wonderful and unique opportunity for amateur golfers to play side-by-side with Australia's up and coming professional golfers and we are extremely pleased to see the Jeep Pro-Am Tour join the PGA's Pro-Am Circuit in 2012," said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia.

"The new tournament format is a wonderful initiative by Chrysler Australia for our Pro-Am circuit and we look forward to working with all stakeholders over the next few months to ensure a successful Jeep Pro-Am Tour in 2012."

The Jeep Pro-Am Tour will be played at: Moonah Links (Vic) 24th-27th May, Kooindah Waters (NSW) 14th "“ 17th June, Royal Pines Resort (Qld) 30th August "“ 2nd September, The Vines (WA) 8th "“ 11th November, The Final "“ Royal Pines Resort (Qld) 29th November - 2nd December.

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