By PGA Media
November 1, 2018
The Australian PGA Seniors Championship tees off this week at Richmond Golf Club with the nation’s leading Senior Professionals flocking to the Hawkesbury region competing for their share of the $80,000 prize money on offer.
Recent Lincoln Place NSW Senior Open Champion Michael Long will headline a star-studded field including the likes of Peter Senior, Peter O’Malley, Rodger Davis, Michael Harwood, Terry Price along with Ladbrokes Legends Tour Rookie Peter Lonard and defending Australian PGA Seniors Champion David McKenzie.
McKenzie will be a firm favourite for the event having recently returned to Australia after a third-place finish in the Invesco QQQ Championship on the PGA Tour of Champions in the USA.
The Australian PGA Seniors Championship holds significance in both prestige and pathway with the winner not only getting their name on the trophy alongside the likes of Lee Trevino and Bill Dunk but also a valuable $14,400 in Order of Merit prize money.
The Australian PGA Seniors Championship returns to Richmond Golf Club after a two-year hiatus with Richmond Club Operations Manager Craig Hodge excited about the event’s prospects.
“For us, this event is about engaging the community and showing all the things the Hawkesbury Region has to offer. We love the unique nature of this event whereby everyday golfers can walk the fairways shoulder to shoulder alongside these champions of the sport,” said Hodge.
The tournament will be staged over 54 holes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Entry to the tournament is free and spectators are welcome to attend.