PGA announces free entry to Coolum

Golf fans can get up close and personal with some of the world’s best golfers for free thanks to the PGA’s ‘Free Ticket Saturday’ initiative launched this week.

In a year that marks the PGA’s 100th birthday, the PGA has opted to give a gift to golf fans everywhere with admission to the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola free of charge on Saturday 26th November 2011.

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With the field set to feature the likes of Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Geoff Ogilvy, Bubba Watson, Darren Clarke, Robert Allenby and Aaron Baddeley, PGA CEO Brian Thorburn says the initiative is set to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to see Australian golf at its best.

“This year will be the biggest year in Australian golf for many, many years and the PGA want to give everyone the chance to be a part of the Australian PGA Championship,” said Thorburn.

“Since 2002 the PGA Championship has been an extremely successful event at its Sunshine Coast home and this year we hope fans will come from far and wide to be part of such a huge occasion.”

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said this year’s Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola was shaping up to be the most exciting yet – and welcomed the initiative to give golf fans free entry to see the world’s best in action.

“This is shaping up to be a great event for golf fans of all ages, locals and visitors alike,” Ms Bligh said.

“The Queensland Government is pleased to support events like the PGA Championship through Events Queensland because not only is it fantastic for spectators, it showcases the local region and supports the tourism industry by drawing visitors from all over.”

Tickets for the remaining days of the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola are on sale now.

Get in quick to secure the early bird rate and get $10.00 off the price of purchase at the gate.

Those wishing to take advantage of the ‘Free ticket Saturday’ offer will still need to book their complimentary ticket through Ticketek. No booking fees will apply.

The 2011 Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola will again be co-sanctioned by OneAsia.

It will be the penultimate stop on the Asian series for the 2011 season, with top players from all over the region expected to head Down Under to go head-to-head with Australia’s stars.

Full coverage of the event will be broadcast domestically on Network Ten, as well as internationally on ESPN Star Sports, Jupiter Golf Network, SBS Golf Channel, Fox International and Sky Sports NZ among others.

The Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola will be played at the Hyatt Regency Coolum on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from November 24-27, 2011.

Source – PGA Australia