The Brookwater Golf & Country Club in Greater Springfield has made a welcome return to professional golf hosting.
The inaugural Brookwater Pro-Am recently hosted the Ladbrokes PGA Pro-Am Series and the Ladbrokes Legends Tour which drew a number of legends and upcoming pro-golfers.
The course was in immaculate condition for Queensland’s only 2019 dual event and all players praised the efforts of management and staff at the Greater Springfield venue.
Darren Beck played flawless golf around the challenging Brookwater Golf & Country Club to win the Ladbrokes PGA Pro-Am Series Brookwater Pro-Am, while Peter Senior charged home to claim the PGA Legends Tour Brookwater Pro-Am.
“I haven’t played here since the club last held the Queensland Open,” Mr Beck said.
“The course is in sensational condition. It was a pleasure to play here.”
Four-time Australasian Order of Merit winner Peter Senior has a long history of success on the PGA Tour of Australasia, with three Australian PGA Championships and three Australian Masters victories, the last being just two years ago.
Mr Senior was one of the major drawcards of the Brookwater Pro-Am and said it was a good opportunity to meet new players.
“I had been looking forward to playing the course as it requires you to play well,” Mr Senior said.
“You can’t get away with too much on this course and that’s why I like it.
“Pro-Ams are a great innovator to meet people…it was good that the young guys were playing and great for the course as well.”
Brookwater Golf and Country Club General Manager and professional golfer Declan McCollam also took part in the series and said he hoped it would be the start of a new direction for golf in the region.
“This is a new format for us with the event split into two different tours,” Mr McCollam said.
“The way forward from here will be to integrate professional women’s golf as well.
“We are only the second club this year to hold such an event and it was much better for us to hold a Pro-Am because it fits the demographic of our membership and guests and what we’re trying to promote as a business.”
The 2019 Brookwater Pro-Am was held on April 26-27 at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club.