Ladies Masters returns to the Gold Coast
TA Golf, Event Organisers of the RACV Australian Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast announced the tournament would be played at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast between February 2-5, 2012 under co-sanction status with the Ladies European Tour (LET) and Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG).
Bob Tuohy with Karrie Webb
In making the announcement Tournament Chairman, Bob Tuohy said, he was excited with the outcome which positions the Gold Coast as the headline location for the RACV Australian Ladies Masters in the week prior to the LPGA/ALPG sanctioned Handa Australian Women’s Open, therefore ensuring the sisters of swing will return to the Gold Coast for the 23rd staging of the event.
Warren Sevil, CEO, ALPG on behalf of the co-sanction partners said, “The Ladies Masters has been the corner stone of women’s golf in Australia since 1990 and boasts a proud history of launching the careers of the likes of World Golf Hall of Famers Karrie Webb, Annika Sorenstam and Se Ri Pak, former World number one Lorena Ochoa, and the current Rolex World number one and defending champion Yani Tseng.”
Sustaining the long running ALPG Tour event has been made possible through the ongoing commitment of major partners, Events Queensland and RACV.
Mr Sevil expressed his gratitude on behalf of the co-sanction partners.
“ALPG and LET are extremely grateful to both Events Queensland and RACV, both of who have stepped up their commitment to guarantee this iconic Queensland event will continue and hold its reputation as one of the high profile and most popular events on women’s golf international schedule.
The RACV Australian Ladies Masters will be broadcast from the Gold Coast by ABC Sport, live throughout Australia, on Saturday 4 February between 2:00pm to 6:00pm and Sunday 5 February between 1:00pm to 6:00pm.
The international reach of the event is 160 million households in over 190 countries.