Master Of The Amateurs introducing women’s event

For the first time, The Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship will introduce a women’s tournament with 24 of the top elite female National and International Golfers.

The elite female golfers will join the 78 National and International elite male amateur golfers, in a separate Championship, under the same title of the Australian Master of the Amateurs.

Peter Mann, Paul & Angela Wheelton, Angela and Geoffery Mann Peter Mann, Paul & Angela Wheelton, Angela and Geoffery Mann (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Paul Wheelton, AM KSJ from Wheelton Philanthropy and his wife Angela, were on hand last Wednesday at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club to make the offical announcement of the tournament’s expansion into women’s elite tournament golf.

“The Wheelton Group is delighted to be part of promoting women’s golf in this country and took the opportunity to support the Mann’s to bring the world’s best female amateur golfers to Melbourne,” said Wheelton.

“We see it as critical that women’s golf be on the same stage as the men and this tournament is the perfect platform to see a combined tournament being contested on one of the world’s best courses, Royal Melbourne.”

The Australian Master of the Amateurs heads into its 21st successful year and its 8th consecutive year at the world recognised Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

The Directors of the Australian Master of the Amateurs, Angela & Peter Mann are predicting the 2018 tournament will be the best yet.

“Part of the Vision for the Australian Master of the Amateurs has always been to create a Women’s Championship, giving the same pathway opportunities as the Men’s Championships,” said Peter Mann.

“Providing further recognition of women in the game of golf on the world stage provides positive outcomes for women in sport, business and in the community.”

“We would like to thank Paul & Angela Wheelton and The Royal Melbourne Golf Club for their support to make this possible.”

Warwick Hill-Rennie, General Manager, The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, also was excited to be hosting the event.

“Royal Melbourne Golf Club is delighted to see the inclusion of an elite field of women golfers to contest the 2018 Australian Masters of the Amateurs tournament to be held on the east course at Royal Melbourne,” said Hill-Rennie.

“With the world’s top ranked international players arriving to compete it provides a unique opportunity for Australia’s amateur women to compete against the very best in the world on home soil. The Royal Melbourne Golf Club is committed to amateur golf and looks forward to welcoming the world’s best women golfers to Victoria.”

The Australian Master of the Amateurs is the highest R&A highest ranked Amateur Championship in Australia attracting a Category A ranking.

The 2018 Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship will be hosted at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club starting January 9th.