Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 - Go Golfing
Australia’s largest amateur golfing competition will hit the Gold Coast in just under four weeks, bringing with it over 1,000 players and visitors from around Australian and overseas.

The 2011 Mitsubishi World Masters Golf Championship, now in its 16th year, tees off on 23 October and runs until 29 October, and sees men and women over the age of 35 battle it out across four different age groups.

Competitors are able to play in a variety of compulsory and non-compulsory events over the seven days, including rounds at The Glades, Lakelands, RACV Royal Pines and The Colonial golf courses.

The Mitsubishi World Masters is organised by Go Golfing, who are responsible for a number of high-profile amateur golf tournaments around Australia.

Peter McCarthy, tournament director of Go Golfing, says the competition brings a huge influx of people to the Gold Coast and reaffirms the area as a true sporting destination.

“People come from around the world to enter this competition—and when you look at what’s here on the Gold Coast, it’s not hard to tell why,” Mr McCarthy says.

“This year we are not only fielding a number of players from Australia, but have also received registrations from New Zealand, New Caledonia, Saudia Arabia, Southeast Asia and even Poland.

“The competition is also expected to bring an extra $1.5 million to the Coast over the tournament.

“Sporting competitions held on the Gold Coast have a reputation for their professionalism, which I think is something that’s reflected in our high competitor uptake this year.”

Over the course of the competition it’s estimated that local hotels will see an additional 4,200 room nights booked, with players and non-players expected to eat a combined 17,850 meals on the Gold Coast during their stay.

There is over $120,000 in prizes presented across the week. Upwards of 250 prizes are awarded for the golfing competition with the biggest prizes reserved for the Mitsubishi World Masters final night gala dinner where 10 lucky golfers will take home prizes including a New Zealand golf holiday, a five night stay at the Novotel PhanThiet, or a brand new Mitsubishi SX Lancer.

Mr McCarthy says the competition has gathered a strong following over its 16 year history—something that’s evident in the fact that they now have a “10 Year Club”.

“Over the course of its history we’ve positioned the competition as a premium golfing getaway, and what we’ve seen as a result of this is some fairly significant return patronage,” Mr McCarthy says.

“We have 44 players joining us this year who will have competed in 10 or more Mitsubishi World Masters competitions.

“Given that the competition has been running for 16 years, I think that’s an impressive number of people that are coming back year after year.

“We even have one participant who has attended every year—and one that will be 95 when he plays in this year’s competition.

“It’s truly a testament to the quality of the courses that comprise the Mitsubishi World Masters, as well as the packages that we’ve assembled for players and non-players alike.”

The 2011 Mitsubishi World Masters Golf Championship is supported by Queensland Events and The Oasis Shopping Centre in Broadbeach.

The 2011 Mitsubishi World Masters Golf Championship will start at 8am on Sunday 23 October with an optional round of golf at Robina Woods.

Each day will see competitors playing on a different course, with another optional ‘skins’ round being held on Wednesday 26 October at Hope Island.

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