GA announces dates for 2020 Victorian, Women’s Opens

Women’s professional golf in Australia continues to go from strength to strength.

And some of the world’s best players have already pencilled in championship venues 13th Beach (Victoria) and Royal Adelaide (SA) on their tour diaries for 2020.

Blake Windred Blake Windred holds the Low Amateur trophy alongside the winners of the 2019 Vic Open (Credit: PGA Australia)

Further good news for the game is that ISPS Handa have confirmed they will renew sponsorship for both the Vic Open and the Australian Women’s Open, ensuring their long-standing partnership with golf in this country will continue.

The ISPS Handa Vic Open continues to grow in popularity and is the first event in the world featuring men and women playing for equal prizemoney on the same course at the same time when they gather at Victoria’s Barwon Heads from February 6-9.

The following week a first-class field will head west, across the South Australian border for the ISPS Women’s Australian Open at Royal Adelaide from February 13-16.

This will be the second of a three-year deal rotating on Adelaide’s pristine sandbelt courses.

LPGA chief executive Mike Whan was delighted to confirm Australia’s growing presence on their tour.

“The ISPS Handa Vic Open is more than a golf tournament – it’s an important statement about our game, our tours and our fans,” said Whan.

“Australia has produced so many incredible male and female golfers, so it’s fitting that Australia hosts this inclusionary event, one that puts the game’s best on the same venue for the same purse.”

“The ISPS Women’s Australian Open is a premier stop on the LPGA Tour that has delivered an impressive list of winners over the years.”

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for our fans down under to see the world’s best over a two-week period.”

“Our players and staff love coming to Australia and I know that we’re all excited to visit both 13th Beach and Royal Adelaide in February.”

The European Tour will again jointly sanction the men’s component of the Vic Open in conjunction with the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia.