Mitsubishi World Masters
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Iconic Gold Coast event celebrates 17 years
Australia’s biggest and richest tournament for club golfers, The Mitsubishi World Masters Golf Championships, has wrapped up its exciting week of golf and social events on the Gold Coast for another year.
Over 800 visitors from throughout Australia and overseas visited the Gold Coast for the tournament which commenced on Sunday 21 October.
The tournament is organised by Go Golfing, a local family owned business.
Go Golfing founder and tournament manager Peter McCarthy says he remembers organising the first Mitsubishi Masters tournament 17 years ago.
"I was just 23 and working out of a makeshift office in my parent’s home when the first tournament teed off," Mr McCarthy says.
"Having Mitsubishi Motors come on board as naming sponsor breathed life into the concept and this relationship has gone on to become Mitsubishi Motors longest running sponsorship association.
“The Broadbeach precinct is the social and entertainment hub for the event and hosts Australia's biggest 19th hole festivities each night.”
Mr McCarthy says that golfers played at four of the Gold Coast's premier resort courses, Hope Island, Sanctuary Cove, The Glades and Palmer Gold Coast which was previously known as Robina Woods.
“Participants from as far afield as Poland, New Caledonia, Saudi Arabia, UK and Asia enjoyed the subtropical climate of Queensland and a golf experience to rival the best in the world,” Mr McCarthy says.
“With event visitors staying on the Gold Coast for an average of eight nights, the event injects an estimated $1.5 million directly into the Gold Coast economy each year.”
“The finale of the tournament was a glamorous gala dinner held at the Jupiters Casino on Saturday, 27 October. Among the prizes presented on the night was the all new Mitsubishi Mirage car which was won by Rex Bradley from Horton Park on Queensland’s sunshine coast.”
Mitsubishi Motors Queensland sales manager Colin Sharp attended the event and hosted a VIP cocktail party for Mitsubishi car owners and 10 year event veterans at SkyPoint atop Q1.
The tournament raised a further $12,400 for Cancer Council Australia, taking total funds raised for charity to $170,000.
The four round, 72 hole tournament is played in age and handicap divisions for golfers over the age of 35 who have an official golf club handicap.
Congratulations to our 2012 Mitsubishi World Masters Golf Championships major prize winners!
Major Prize Draw Winners:
1st prize - Mitsubishi Mirage: Rex Bradley (Horton Park, QLD)
2nd prize - 7 nights / 4 rounds for 2 Mission Hills Haikou: Gerald Crough (Rossedale, VIC)
3rd prize - 5 nights / 3 rounds for 2 Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa: Colleen Hipper (Geraldton, WA)
4th prize - 5 nights / 3 rounds for 2 The Vintage Hunter Valley: Christine Miles (Asquith, NSW)
5th prize - 5 nights / 3 rounds for 2 Paradise Palms Resort: Gary Rowbottom (Claremont, TAS)
6th prize - 5 nights / 2 rounds for 2 Cypress Lakes Resort Golf & Country Club: Mike Jemison (Manly, NSW)
7th prize - 5 nights / 4 rounds for 2 Noosa Springs: Nick Massey (Kooringal, VIC)
8th prize - 5 nights / 5 rounds for 2 Horizons Golf Resort: Maureen Balhorn (Ringwood East, VIC)
9th prize - unlimited golf membership at Palmer Coolum Resort: Robert Bartholomew (Beaudesert, QLD)
10th prize - $1,000 credit towards Princess Cruises: Paul McKibben (Geeveston, TAS)
Cancer Council Raffle Winners:
1st prize - 2013 Mitsubishi World Masters Golf Championship tournament entry: Laurie Gray (Moonah, TAS)
2nd prize - iPhone 5: Scott Limbrick (Prospect, TAS)
3rd prize - GoPro HD Camera: Jenny Marsh (Brentwood, WA)
Survey draw winner:
Panasonic digital camera: Wayne Fielding (Darlington, WA)