Held over two days on February 1st and 2nd 2020, the Ballarat Golf Club will welcome back for a third year the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Association, for a Two Day Pro Am Event the Ballarat Icons Pro-Am.
The Pro-Am on Saturday 1st will be followed by a seeded Professional-only event on Sunday, February 2nd offering a great opportunity for spectators to enjoy some world-class Women's golf right here in Ballarat.
“ We are thrilled to secure the ProAm for a third straight year. It’s great to work with the ALPG and to see golfers of all ages and abilities step out onto the course alongside professional female golfers from around the world, and play under real tournament conditions. This is an experience that is truly unique and perhaps has the most impact on our younger generation of golfers who have really embraced the event” said Ballarat Golf Club President Wayne Hines
“The event has engaged our members especially our female members and juniors like no event we have held before, and to be positioned on the ALPG tour right before the Vic Open is really positive, the players are getting ready to compete in the countries favourite golf event and we get to host and play alongside them during the lead up”.
ALPG CEO Karen Lunn said that the players are already looking forward to the Ballarat Icons Pro-am in 2020. "We are delighted to be returning to Ballarat Golf Club for the third edition of the Ballarat Icons Pro-am in February 2020. Our players really look forward to coming back here each year, the course is of true championship standard always presented in immaculate condition, the practice facilities are first class and the hospitality received from everyone involved at the Ballarat Golf Club is second to none. Ballarat Golf Club is one of the more progressive and forward thinking clubs we deal with and has been a great partner to ALPG. We have developed a great relationship with everyone involved at Ballarat Golf Club, for us coming back there each year feels like coming home!"
The Club are again expecting a quality field when entries open with the event having attracted quality fields in the past with notable participants including international stars Dame Laura Davies and American Beth Allen, our Aussie stars Sarah Kemp, Stephanie Na, Whitney Hillier, Stacey Peters and Rebecca Artis, 4 Olympians including defending champion Marianne Skarpnord and Chinese star Xiyu Lin, and 2 competitors on the world long drive championship tour.
From Ballarat the players travel to Barwon Heads to compete in one of Australia’s most popular and prestigious events the ISPS Handa Vic Open.
SAT FEB 1st - ALPG Icons Pro-AM (followed by presentations & dinner)
SUN FEB 2nd - Professional Only Event - spectators welcome
The Ballarat Icons Pro-Am Event was a finalist in the 2019 Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Award special events category and the event is part of the ALPG Tour, 2020 Club Car Series and an official Order of Merit event.