MAIN ATTRACTION: Ian Baker Finch is set to play Noosa.
MAIN ATTRACTION: Ian Baker Finch is set to play Noosa. Doug Eaton

Pro star power for Noosa golf day

THE Noosa Golf Club Pro Am event at Noosa Golf Club on Tuesday, December 13 has attracted the best quality professionals seen for many years including Peter Senior and Ian Baker-Finch.

Baker-Finch is a British Open winner while Senior is a multiple winner of some of Australia's most prestigious golf tournaments who showed he has lost none of his drive by competing at the weekend's Australian PGA on the Gold Coast .

Club GM Allan Harris said these legends will be joined by Australian Open Champion Mike Harwood,1986 Australian Open Champion Rodger Davis along with other notable players including Terry Price, Anthony Gilligan, Ossie Moore and American Perry Parker who qualified for three US Opens in the 1990s. Mr Harris said the field includes 23 out of the top 25 players in the 2017 Order of Merit and is limited to 70 professionals.

He said this trememdous field is all thanks tothe continued support of local businesses including Tourism Noosa, Stratogen Chartered Accountants and Financial Advisors, Madills Motor Group and IGA Cooroy,

"Open to professional and amateur players alike, it must be every golfer's dream to play alongside these legends here in Noosa,” Mr Harris said.

Tourism Noosa CEO Damien Massingham said that the organisation was delighted to be a sponsor of the Noosa Golf Club Pro Am.

"We're confident that the tourism benefits of the event will translate into increased awareness of Noosa within the golfing community and beyond,”he said.

"To have such high profile and internationally respected professionals playing the course in Noosa is great for the destination's overall profile, but to also have these legends teeing off alongside keen everyday golfers reinforces our message that Noosa is an incredibly welcoming destination."

"Tourism Noosa has a role in marketing the Noosa region as one of the best for golf in Queensland and Australia and this event will further support this effort."

The event is open to all players with a Golf Australia handicap. Currently only morning spots are available as the afternoon field is already full. The cost for the am field is $60 for a shotgun start which includes a light lunch. To book, call the club on 07 5447 1407.

Entry is free to the publicon Tuesday December 15. The morning field tees off at 7am, with the afternoon field teeing off at 12.30pm. This could be some of the best golf seen in these parts.