The PGA of Australia is pleased to launch the GC Celebrity Pro-Am to be played at Lakelands Golf Club from April 4 – 5, 2019.
The GC Celebrity Pro-Am hosted by PGA Life Member Wayne Grady will see professionals compete for prize money of AU$150,000.
The event will attract a strong field of professionals who will compete alongside amateurs, sporting personalities and celebrities including Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Matt Rogers, Robbie McEwen, Hayley Bateup and Chris Walker.
The event follows on from a successful staging of the Australia Celebrity Pro-Am in 2018 and in 2019, with the support of Australian golfing legend Wayne Grady, the pro-am has received a makeover most notably a $100,000 increase in prize money.
The 2019 GC Celebrity Pro-Am will have a strong charity focus with all funds raised in support of the Gold Coast charity foundation Ashton’s Place, which supports local family’s through providing much-needed funds for early intervention services for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
“My ultimate goal is to build the 36-hole pro-am into a 72-hole tournament on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.” – Wayne Grady
"I am really excited about the GC Celebrity Pro-Am and its future on the Gold Coast,” Grady said.
“My ultimate goal is to build the 36-hole pro-am into a 72-hole tournament on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia. We are also excited the pro-am will have a large charity benefit for the Gold Coast community.”
PGA State Manager (QLD/NT) Broc Greenhalgh said, “It is fitting that the richest Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series event in the country is hosted by one of our Life Members. His ongoing commitment to providing playing opportunities for the current generation of professional golfers is evident through this tournament.”
This exciting event presents an exceptional opportunity to capture the imagination of Gold Coast golfers with the chance to play alongside the finest professionals and high profile celebrities. Amateurs wishing to secure a place in the field can click here.