2015 Pro Am
Castle Hill Country Club Brightside Cover Pro Am – 23rd & 24th March 2015
Castle Hill Country Club is officially the home of “stormy” tournament golf. As the winner of the “NSW/ACT Pro Am of the Year for 2013” and host of Gloria Jean’s Coffees 2013 NSW Open, which was held during incredibly unpredictable weather in November 2013, we have a proud history of hosting great golfing events, even when the weather is against us. We were the home of the Cannon Challenge for many years and have more recently hosted the NSW Amateurs Championships on our award winning course.
The 2015 Brightside Cover Castle Hill Country Club Pro Am attracted the creme dela creme of current PGA professionals, and was won by New South Welshman PGA Tour Professional Andrew Kirkman with a lead of 2 shots over his nearest competitors, a four way tie for 2nd place between Josh Cabban, Matthew Millar, Aaron Townsend & Brendan Smith. You can read all about the excitement on the PGA website.
The 2015 event, which was re-named by IC Frith to the Brightside Cover Pro Am, once again showcased many talented professional golfers, with over 90 PGA representatives signing up to play.
The 2015 Brightside Cover Castle Hill Country Club Pro Am was a two day golf tournament played on 23rd & 24th March 2015. This year we celebrated the involvement of I C Frith & Associates Insurance Brokers for the 11th year with the launch of their new consumer protection business, Brightside Cover.
The professional prize money purse was $35,000, making this event the highest paying Pro Am on the NSW calendar, the prize money is raised through sponsorship and amateur participation in the event.
Castle Hill Country Club has again been nominated for “NSW/ACT Pro Am of the Year” for our 2014 event, and that coupled with the high profile of Castle Hill Country Club, has ensured positive coverage, exposure, and promotion for all our sponsors.
With over 270 amateur golfers participating over 3 fields during the event, the excitement of playing shoulder to shoulder with some of the best professional golfers in the country, adds to the experience of the tournament.
The 2015 Brightside Cover Castle Hill Country Club Pro Am provided a great opportunity for sponsors to network and entertain special clients in a relaxed atmosphere, with the unique experience of playing alongside touring golf professionals. The event also provided sponsors with a unique opportunity to expose their business to a large and diverse golfing audience through print media, as well as on course through signage and branding.
In addition, other special activities associated with the event included a $1,500 Professional Shoot Out on the Par 3 4th hole, a bonus $10,000 payable for any “hole in one” during the shoot out, and our Sponsors Cocktail Party, added to the excitement. There was also a $5,000 Hole in One for the first professional to ace the Par 3 4th hole during the tournament.
For further information on future sponsorship opportunities contact David Andrews on 0404 871 479.
Amateur results for the event as follows;
Monday 23rd – AM Field
Ladies Winning Team – Susie Hunt, Barbara Finn, Jo Power & Peter Martin (PRO) with a score of 80
Medley Winning Team – Craig Simmons, Darren Cantor, Trent Corby & Rhys McGovern (PRO) with a score of 87
Monday 23th – PM Field
Winning Team – Navin Kander, John Attygalle, Eric Thoo & Brad McIntosh (PRO) with a score of 92
Runners Up – Adam Toro, David Gremmo, C Toro & Steve Jeffress (PRO) with a score of 91
Once again, thank you to all our sponsors, members and supporters for another great event here at Castle Hill Country Club.
CASTLE HILL COUNTRY CLUB RENAULT LADIES PROFESSIONAL PRO AM – THURSDAY 29TH JANUARY 2015
The Castle Hill Renault Ladies Professional Pro Am was a one day ALPG Lady Professional/Amateur golf tournament that was held on Thursday, 29th January 2015 at Castle Hill Country Club.
The excitement all started on Wednesday evening with the leading Australian and International Lady Professionals, competing against each other in a “Nearest The Pin” Shoot Out on the short Par 3, 4th Hole. The winner Bree Arthur has enjoyed her prize of an $1,000 Robert Cliff Master Jewellers voucher by purchasing a Raymond Weil watch at Robert Cliff Master Jewellers, Castle Towers Shopping Centre. To watch Bree’s winning shot click here.
On Thursday 29th, a field of over 60 professionals tee’d up alongside amateur golfers who were able to have the opportunity to play shoulder to shoulder with some of the best female professional golfers in the country.
A thrilling finale took place as French golfer Marion Ricordeau took the win after an extra three hole playoff between herself and Australian golfers Rachel Hetherington and Breanna Gill. Gill was eliminated in the first hole and Ricordeau birdied the third playoff hole to secure the win. Marion finished on 70 which was 4 under par. High profile ladies golfer Laura Davies finished equal 28th on the day.
The professional prize money purse was $25,000, which was raised through sponsorship and amateur participation in the event. In addition to the $25,000 prize money, a Renault Clio Expression 1.2L Turbo valued at $25,000, was up for grabs as the prize for the Hole in One opportunity, proudly sponsored by Castle Hill Renault, Professional golfers had the opportunity to win this fantastic car, by scoring a hole in one on the Par 3, 4th hole during the tournament here at Castle Hill Country Club.
Past winners of the Tournament include;
|2014||Kylie Walker (SCOTLAND)||67 (7 under par)|
|2011||Bree Arthur (QLD)||70 (4 under par)|
|2009||Tamara Beckett (QLD)||72 (2 under par)|
|2008||Angela Tatt (VIC)||70 (4 under par)|
|2007||Nikki McConnell (NSW)||73 (3 under par)|
|2006||Shani Waugh (WA)||70 (4 under par)|