Sunday will see approximately 88 trainees travel from their
respective clubs to scenic Hawks Nest on the NSW Mid North
Coast to participate in the 2012 NSW/ACT PGA Trainee
This year will be the fifth consecutive year that Hawks
Nest Golf Club has hosted the event, with a prize purse of
$35,000 on offer in 2012. Head Professional Steve Denning
and his staff have been busy preparing the club and course
for the event and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the
Trainee's who will be kicking off their week participating
in the sponsor's Pro-Am on Sunday.
"We are excited to again have the opportunity to host the
Championships and showcase our club and the town of Hawks
Nest to those travelling from both within NSW and
interstate" Denning said.
The event not only boosts the profile of the golf club to
the participants of the tournament but also injects a
considerable economic benefit to local restaurants, cafes
and accommodation within the area.
With a quality field of players entered, the fight for the
title of 2012 Champion will be tight. Trainee's expected to
be in contention for the title include last year's winner
David Abbott (NSW) and current OOM leader's in their
respective states; Kyle Grant (NSW) and Jack Wilson (VIC).
Grant from Terrey Hills Golf Club has had an impressive run
so far this year with a State Championship (QLD), two
Trainee Pro-Am and four Trainee Match titles under his
belt, along with a second placing at the Southern
Championships which he fell down to after losing the play
off on the final day of competition.
Grant will certainly be the one to watch at this year's
Local players in the event include Toronto Golf Clubs
Clayton Bridges and Justin Martin and Charlestown Golf
Club's Jamie Hook and Mitchell Kellehear.
The Championships run from Monday the 20th to Thursday the
23rd of August. A two tee start will be used on all days of
competition with the field cut to the leading 50
professionals plus ties after two rounds.
For media Enquiries, please contact NSW/ACT PGA Member
Services Coordinator Hannah Everett on 0448 110 535