Golf is easily one of the most popular popular sports in Australia. In fact, about 10% of Aussies (around 1.3 million) play golf! It’s no surprise that golf events in Australia are quite common. With 1,800 golf courses in the country, there’s room for everyone to play.
One of the upcoming golf events in Australia this month is the RACV Ladies Masters, also known as the Australian Ladies Masters. If you’re an Australian golfer following this event – or if you’re new to the scene and need some context – here’s a little background on the tournament itself.
RACV Ladies Masters History
Believe it or not, the earliest record of golf as a sport in Australia dates back to 1839! While the Ladies Masters isn’t that old, it has quite a rich history of its own.
It’s one of the better known and richest Australian Golf events, and has been running since 1990. It started out as a 54-hole stroke play event that expanded to 72 holes in 1994. In 2001, it was co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour, and is now one of the leading tournaments of the APLG Tour.
RACV Ladies Masters Information
The 2015 champion was Su-Hyun Oh, who won the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters only on her second match as a professional golf player. Before that, she was first in the World Amateur Golf ranking back in 2013. It’s a feat that’s well-deserved, as Su-Hyun Oh started playing golf at the age of nine. Then at 12 years old, she was the youngest player to ever qualify for the Women’s Australian Open!
This year’s RACV Ladies Masters will take place from 25-28 February at the RACV Royal Pines Resort. Tickets will be available at Ticketek, while TV coverage will be taken care of by ABC Australia, with replays by Australia Fox Sports.
The Graham Marsh Championship course will be the field for the tournament, made up of Green and Gold nines. Measuring over 6,000 metres, it’s a golf course that will truly test the most astute of golfers out there.
So if you want to check out this year’s RACV Ladies Masters, head over to the Gold Coast! It’s one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia, with a wide variety of affordable and cheap accommodation available. Whether you’re a casual or a professional golf fan, this is one golf event you wouldn’t want to miss.