Seniors set for Jacob’s Creek Classic

Tanunda Pines is set to host the third $10,000 Jacob’s Creek Classic Senior PGA Pro-Am on April 6 this year as part of the Bendigo Bank PGA Seniors Charity Golf Tour in South Australia.

The pro-am has been a huge success since Jacobs’s Creek came on board as the major sponsor of the event in 2009.

Rodger Davis Rodger Davis

Last year’s winner, Rodger Davis showed that he had lost none of his silky skills by carding an impressive 68 around the picturesque and challenging Tanunda Pines layout.

Speaking to a packed house during the trophy presentations held at the stunning Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, Davis was full of praise for both the revamped Tanunda Pines layout and also the important role that large corporate companies like Jacobs Creek play in lending their support to an array of sports in regional areas across the country.

The opportunity for businesses to support these regional events enables locals to rub shoulders with the past greats of the game.

“Many of the Senior PGA players develop friendships with their playing partners,” said General Manager of Tanunda Pines and former PGA Tour Professional, Shane Robinson.

“It is the nature of the Bendigo Bank PGA Senior Tour that the pros and amateurs have common interests, particularly given that Tanunda Pines is situated in the heart of Australia’s most famous wine region, the Barossa Valley.

“One couple, having played with professional Elliott Booth from Tasmania, ended up travelling to Dubai for a seniors event later on in the year.”

Robert O’Callaghan, the Chairman of Seven Under Pty Ltd – the company that owns Tanunda Pines – said Tanunda Pines was the ideal venue for major golf events, having played host to the 2006 SA PGA Championship and in May this year will stage the 2011 Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Title.

The Barossa Valley Novotel Resort is located less than 100m away from the first tee, making Tanunda Pines the ideal location to play golf and experience the best of the Barossa Valley.