Greg Chalmers shines in Royal Troon. Photo: GETTY IMAGES
The stalwarts of the Australian golf are set to appreciate the fairways of The Lakes Golf Club and RACV Royal Pines Resort if they continue to give their support to Australian golf summer.
Reading as a who's who of the #AusOpenGolf and the honor of the Australian PGA Championship roles, Rod Pampling, Greg Chalmers, Robert Allenby, Peter Senior, Peter O & # 39; Malley and John Senden are playing both tournaments this year while Peter Lonard, Peter Fowler and Craig Parry will only beat it in Sydney.
They each come into the field after solid seasons of the sea. Peter Fowler has won the European Seniors Tour with another five top-10 results. In the meantime, Peter O & # 39; Malley has enjoyed two top-15 results on the same Tour.
Rod Pampling and Greg Chalmers each played 20 events on the PGA TOUR with Chalmers taking a top-10 at the Zurich Classic.
As a group, these nine players have won the titles Australian Open and PGA 24 times, and while they have an average age of 51, they are not allowed to take into account predictions for this year's championships
"The continued support of the Australian golf by this group of gentlemen is appreciated by the PGA of Australia and Golf Australia, but more importantly, by the golf lovers, these are some of the most beloved Aussie players who still have an audience every time. if they boost it, "said Gavin Kirkman, CEO of the PGA of Australia, owner of the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour or Australasia.
"But they are not just for fun in the field, they are serious contenders to win the titles, Peter Senior has proven time and again that age is only a figure and not a hindrance when playing golf." He won the Stonehaven Cup last time he was played in The Lakes and recently made a hole-in-one on his way to shooting 11-under in a Ladbrokes Legends Tour event. "
It is not just fans who enjoy watching these players in action. They have also had a strong influence on the upcoming Australian golfers who are just as eager to play in the same field as these big ones.
"You just have to talk to the new generation of players coming and they'll be happy to tell you about the impact these guys have had on their careers," said Stephen Pitt, head of Golf Australia.
"They are often great role models and the lessons they pass on to the next generation, especially about winning these big events, are invaluable."
The Australian Open will be played from 15-18 November at The Lakes Golf Club and will be honored by Cameron Davis, Cameron Smith and Matt Kuchar, Keegan Bradley, Brendan Steele and Brandt Snedeker. Tickets are on sale at ticketek.com or visit golf.org.au/ticketing for more information on the available options.
The Australian PGA Championship will be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort from November 29 – December 2 and will be crowned by Marc Leishman, Andrew & Beef & # 39; Johnston and defending champion Cameron Smith. General admission is $ 25 * when purchased at the gate or via Ticketmaster.com.au with children aged 16 and under, who get free admission when they come to a paying adult. For more information, go to championship.pga.org.au