11 Jan 2016
Golf Australia has named Stamford Grand Adelaide as its official accommodation partner of the ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian to be held at The Grange Golf Club next month.
The national championship, held from February 18-21, will attract some of the best female golfers in the world, including world No.1 and defending champion Lydia Ko, along with Australia’s top-ranked players Minjee Lee and five-time champion Karrie Webb.
The Stamford Grand Adelaide’s spectacular ballroom will also host the tournament’s gala charity ball earlier in the week.
Tickets are on sale now for the February 16 gala, with Kerri-Anne Kennerley hosting a star-studded evening featuring many of the world’s top players and with money raised to benefit Soldier On, a foundation that helps our wounded soldiers.
Stamford Grand Adelaide general manager Russell Cool said the hotel was selected as the official partner largely because of its iconic location right on the beach at Glenelg.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be selected as the official accommodation partner for this tournament. We are a short 10-minute drive to The Grange, so it couldn’t have worked out any better for both parties,” Mr Cool said.
“We are ramping up for what will be a huge week with the tournament group taking the majority of the hotel’s 220 rooms and suites. We encourage everyone to jump on and buy tickets to this tournament and of course come and stay at the only five-star hotel in the area.”
The 2016 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open is the flagship tournament on the ALPG Tour and is jointly sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour.
The prizemoney is $US1.3million (approx. $AUD1.8million), making it the largest prize purse in Australian golf this summer.
Stamford Hotels & Resorts vice president of operations Karl Unterfrauner said the announcement cements the Stamford Grand Adelaide’s reputation as a leading accommodation partner to major events in the state.
“The Stamford Grand Adelaide continues to attract large scale events and partnerships which brings a fantastic energy to Glenelg as well as an economic boost to the local area,” Mr Unterfrauner said.
For more information on the Stamford Grand Adelaide, please visit www.stamford.com.au/sgaor contact communications and promotions manager Jade Ward by phone on +61 412 481 436 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tournament tickets are on sale at www.Ticketek.com.au.
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