24 June 2016
RACV today announced that it has established a memorandum of understanding with Australian Ladies Professional Golf Inc. (ALPG) to work towards developing a new world-class women’s golf event on the Gold Coast.
It will be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort and sponsored by RACV. The RACV ALPG Players’ Championship will replace the Australian Ladies Masters and it will continue the long and proud relationship Royal Pines has with women’s golf.
RACV Managing Director and CEO Neil Taylor said RACV is extremely pleased to be partnering with ALPG, the governing body for women’s professional golf in Australia and New Zealand.
“This event will provide the best Australian and international women’s players with a first-class tournament at a championship course.
“RACV has more than two million members, and together with our sister auto clubs in Australia and New Zealand, we have a combined membership of more than seven million. This broad membership base, combined with RACV and ALPG working together, will provide real opportunities to deliver benefits for our respective members and women’s golf in general.
RACV’s alliance with ALPG is part of its ongoing commitment to Australian golf. In addition to owning and operating five golf courses, RACV actively supports golf through a range of programs and sponsorships that fosters participation in golf at all levels.
The completion last year of the widely acclaimed Graham Marsh designed golf course at RACV Royal Pines Resort, has positioned Royal Pines as a ‘must-play course’. The RACV ALPG Players Championship complements the men’s PGA Championship, also played on the new course layout, and cements RACV Royal Pines’ reputation as the home of championship golf in Queensland.