Callaway to sponsor Australian Master of the Amateurs
The Australian Master of the Amateurs is set to celebrate its 20th year and today announced that Callaway Golf has become a new partner with the tournament set to return to The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in January.
“We welcome Callaway Golf into our family of loyal sponsors,” said Tournament Director and Founder, Peter Mann upon making the announcement.
Matt Meredith from Callaway (L) with MOTA’s Peter Mann (R) (Credit: Anthony Powter)
“The Australian Master of the Amateurs is proud to have an association with Callaway Golf moving into the future. Callaway is such an iconic global brand and it’s great to have them on our journey as we host the 20th anniversary at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club.”
“Our alignment could not have been better timed and we look forward in working together to further the tournament.”
Matt Meredith, General Manager Callaway Golf South Pacific, was also ecstatic with new relationship, commenting that Callaway Golf is committed to supporting amateur golf.
“This presented Callaway with an unique opportunity to be part of Australia’s leading amateur event,” said Meredith.
“One of Callaway’s goals is to further align with elite amateur golf and we have a long association with supporting all levels of golfers from club players, right up to the current US Amateur Champion Curtis Luck.”
“The Australian Master of the Amateurs at Royal Melbourne promises to be one of our showcase events with many of the world’s best amateurs attending and playing on one of the world’s best layouts. We are proud to be associated with such an event.”
With The Royal Melbourne Golf Club as the tournament venue, the event is the highest Australian category ‘A’ Official World Amateur Golf Ranking Counting Event and is currently ranked at 12th on the R&A World Rankings.
The tournament has already proved to be a prominent stepping stone in the golfing careers of Australians Jason Day, current Callaway Touring professional Brendan Jones, Cameron Smith, alongside US PGA Tour young guns such as Rickie Fowler, Morgan Hoffman, Patrick Rodgers and European Tour star and European Tour winner, Victor Dubuisson.
The 20th anniversary promises to be an exceptional tournament with the level of international talent unparalleled by any other amateur event in this country, making the Australian Master of the Amateurs the blue print for amateur events in Australia to follow.
There is nothing like it in Australia and the week of the Australian Master of the Amateurs, scheduled in the first week each January at the majestic Royal Melbourne Golf Club, rivals any major golf tournament in the world.
The 2017 Australian Master of the Amateurs Champion will receive an exemption into the 2017 Amateur Championship (UK), the Porter Cup (USA), The Players Amateur (USA), the Dogwood Invitational (USA) and the Canadian Amateur.