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Competitor Information

PLAYER INFORMATION - 2015 WOMEN'S AUSTRALIAN OPEN

All Competitor information will be available soon

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Golf Australia Tournament Office: TBA

LPGA Tournament Office: TBA

ALPG / LET Tournament Office: Karen Lunn (ALPG) +61 (0)477 021 091; David Lantos (LET) +44 7885 970 040

Courtesy Cars: TBA

Player Services Matt Cutler: +61 (0)448 868 051

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Field Size: 156 players; Format: 72-holes Stroke Play. In the event of a tie for first place, a ‘sudden death’ play-off will take place. Cut after 36-holes to 70 players plus ties for 70th place.

Prize Money: US$ 1,200,000

Entry Fee: USD$ 150.00

Tournament Pro-Am: Wednesday, 18 February – Shotgun start 7:30 am – 12:45 pm

Estimated Finish Time: 5;30 pm Sunday, 22 February 2014

The Field of 156 players will be determined as follows

1. One-hundred (100) LPGA Members who have committed to the event, ranked in the order of their position on the 2015 LPGA Priority List.

2. Thirty (30) ALPG Members as determined by ALPG

3. Fifteen (15) LET Members as determined by LET

4. Eight (8) Players as selected by Golf Australia

5. Three (3) players determined in an open qualifying round held during the week of the tournament.

CADDIES

The fee for a local caddie is AUD$60 daily, not including gratuity

Players are not permitted to use a pull buggy/trolley and must have a caddie. Players requiring a caddie must complete the relevant section of the Championship Entry Form or contact Adam Power at GA (Ph +61 3 9626 5000 / Fax +61 3 9696 5095 / Mob +61 448 366 224 adamp@golf.org.au or championships@golf.org.au).

Note: Each player who requests a caddie is asked, if she subsequently decides to provide her own caddie, to notify GA immediately about her decision not to use the allocated caddie. Caddies will not be provided for those players who do not complete the caddie section of the Entry Form or contact GA.

Note: A professional caddie may assist with yardages, etc, a Bag Carrier will only carry the bag.

Caddie requests MUST be received by GA prior to 5:00 pm on Friday, 13 February 2015.

NB. The tournament organisers will make every effort to cater for the particular type of caddie a player requests, but cannot guarantee that the specific caddie will be available.

PLAYER SERVICES

Contact: Matt Cutler

Tel: +61 413 271 176

Player Services team will have information regarding the local area (restaurants, public transport, etc.), draws and tee times, club repair services and weather information. Please contact them for any of your needs.

Locker Rooms: Located in the Club House. No entry for the public. Locked lockers and towels will be provided.

Player Lounge (Players only): Located in the clubhouse

Monday, 16 February 2015

Lunch: 11.00 am – 3.00 pm

All day: Drinks in Player Lounge / Locker Room and around the course

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Breakfast: 6:30 am – 10:30 am

Lunch: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

All day: Drinks in Player Lounge / Locker Room and around the course

Thursday, 19 – Sunday, 22 February 2015

Breakfast: 5:45 am – 10:00 am

Lunch: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

All day: Fruit and drinks in Player Lounge / Locker Room and around the course.

Medical:

Two Physiotherapists will be available on-site from Tuesday through Sunday. The schedule will be available at Player Services. A Doctor will be on call from Wednesday, 18 through to Sunday, 22 February 2015.

Player Car Parking:

Parking is located in the Golf Course Car Park A - Entrance A – Main entrance. Please present your tour badge upon entry.

PRACTICE ARRANGEMENTS

Practice Range and Facilities:

Sunday 15 Feb: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm

Monday 16 Feb - Sunday 22 Feb: 6.30 am – as required

Practice Rounds:

Sunday 15 Feb: No Practice Rounds

Mon 16 Feb: 7.00 am – 4.30 pm (last tee off)

Tues 17 Feb: 7.00 am – 4.00 pm (last tee off)

Wed 18 Feb: Pro-Am Day – no practice rounds

Practice rounds are from 1st tee. There will be no time sheet on Monday, 16 February or, 17 February.

TRANSPORT OFFICE / COURTESY CARS

Contacts:

Transport Manager: Carol Amps

Phone: +61 414 815 555

E-mail: transportmanager@golf.org.au

Transport Office Opening Hours:

From Saturday, 14 February (until 10:00 pm) to Monday, 23 February 2015.

If you require transport please enter details on the following web link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WCZ5XK5

No later than fourteen (14) days prior to your arrival and we will arrange accordingly.  If you have last minute changes you must ensure you notify the Transport Coordinator ASAP (within 24 hours of flight).

Transport for Monday, 23 February is available on request.  Pick up begins at 7 a.m.

You MUST provide the following information:

• Name
• Email
• Date
• Arrival time
• Arrival terminal (including domestic or international)
• Flight number
• Transfer destination
• Number of passengers
• Special requirements (e.g., child seat, excess luggage)

Nearest Airports:

Melbourne’s major airport, Tullamarine, is approximately 50km from the Golf Club (approx. 1 hour). Avalon Airport (domestic only) is approximately 80km from the Golf Club (approx. 2 hours depending on traffic).

NOTE: Courtesy Cars will only pick up players from Tullamarine Airport.

Airport Transfers:

Airport pickup times will depend upon the arrival/departure times you provide.

Please note: the latest pick up on Sunday, 15 February will be 10:00 pm

Conditions:

Courtesy cars will cater for player transport from the course and from Melbourne Airport to the official hotels. Please refer to the Accommodation Fact Sheet provided by your relevant tour.

A coach service will also operate Wednesday to Friday at times to be determined.

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