TA Golf, Event Organisers of the RACV Australian Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast announced the tournament would be played at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast between February 2-5, 2012 under co-sanction status with the Ladies European Tour (LET) and Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG).
In making the announcement Tournament Chairman, Bob Tuohy said, he was excited with the outcome which positions the Gold Coast as the headline location for the RACV Australian Ladies Masters in the week prior to the LPGA/ALPG/LET sanctioned Handa Australian Women’s Open, therefore ensuring the sisters of swing will return to the Gold Coast for the 23rd staging of the event.
Sustaining the long running event, which began in 1990, has been made possible through the ongoing commitment of major partners, Events Queensland and RACV.
The tournament has launched some of the careers of major golfing names such as Karrie Webb, Annika Sorenstam, Se Ri Pak and the current Rolex World number one and defending champion, Yani Tseng.
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said the event will put the spotlight on the Gold Coast as a great holiday destination.
“The Gold Coast RACV Australian Ladies Masters will be broadcast to key tourism markets including Korea, Japan and New Zealand – showcasing the Gold Coast region to a national and international audience,” said Ms Bligh.
“Hosting a world class women’s golf event further supports our status as a sporting state, with the 2012 calendar for the Gold Coast also including the NRL All Stars, Magic Millions, the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships and the Armor All Gold Coast 600.”
Sue Blake, Executive General Manager RACV Club and Resorts, said “RACV is delighted to be hosting the RACV Australian Ladies Masters at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. RACV has built strong ties with this great event, which showcases the best in women’s golf and is part of our ongoing commitment to providing fantastic recreational and leisure experiences for our members.”
The RACV Australian Ladies Masters will be broadcast from the Gold Coast by ABC Sport, live throughout Australia, on Saturday 4 February between 2:00pm to 6:00pm and Sunday 5 February between 1:00pm to 6:00pm.
The international reach of the event is 160 million households in over 190 countries.
TA Golf will announce the Sisters of Swing line up during the first week of December.