Future stars on show at Parramatta

Some of Australia’s best professional golfers will impart their skills to some future golfing stars at the annual Parramatta City Junior Golf Pro-Am next week.

Now in its 23rd year, the Parramatta City Junior Golf Pro-Am is the only junior golf pro-am tournament in Australia and is held on one of the best public layouts in Sydney – Woodville Golf Course.

Junior golfers get into the swing for the Parramatta City Junior Golf Pro-Am Junior golfers get into the swing for the Parramatta City Junior Golf Pro-Am

The event will feature more than 60 professional players from the NSW/ ACT PGA Tour who will team up with 60 talented junior golfers from across Sydney.

And the excitement is building with already 12 pro golfers signed up, including Shaun Coneyworth (NSW), David Fearns (NSW), Grant Fyander (NSW), David Hando (NSW), Peter Hayhoe (NSW), Timothy Hosking (NSW), Peter Jones (NSW), Ray Lenton (NSW), Douglas Maiden (NSW), Luke McNaughton (NSW), John Onions (NSW) and Nataniel Whittington (NSW).

Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid said his council took great pride in helping foster junior golf by providing a unique tournament that continues to grow in popularity each year.

“Over the last 23 years, Parramatta City Council has enabled more than 1,300 junior golfers to play in their very first tournament alongside professional golfers through the Junior Golf Pro Am tournament, the only one of its kind in New South Wales,” said Cr Chedid.

“Many of our former juniors are now professional golfers. It has been a privilege for Council to be involved with their development and see them come of age.”

“This event can only continue to grow with the support of our sponsors, whom we are very grateful to for their ongoing support,” Cr Chedid said.

The 2011 Parramatta City Junior Golf Pro-Am will tee off from 8am to 2pm on Tuesday, September 27 at Woodville Golf Course, located at 118 Rawson Road, Guildford.

Woodville Golf Course is owned and maintained by Parramatta City Council.

For more information please visit www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/jgpa

To get involved or for further information, contact Gavin Lawrence on 02 9806 5133 or email glawrence@parracity.nsw.gov.au