The 2018 Meriton :: 20th – 22nd February
A Tournament with a Difference
“The Meriton” is confirmed for February 20th, 21st, 22nd, and will be played at three of Sydney’s finest golf courses – The Lakes, Bonnie Doon and NSW golf courses. Day One at NSW golf club, Day Two at Bonnie Doon, and the final round at The Lakes.
The team event format is the same as previous years with each team comprising a professional and three amateurs, and the scoring system will be a 4 persons team event with the best two nett and gross scores counting on each hole.
Meriton will be offering everybody a fantastic accommodation deal at any of their Sydney serviced apartments during the week of the tournament.
Continuing with its strong charity theme, the event will conclude with the Gala Charity Dinner, and all money raised being donated to the Westmead Children’s Hospital.
2018 will again see some of the best and brightest male and female professional golfers compete side-by-side some of Australia’s leading Corporate and Sporting identities. Along similar lines as the famous AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am, Bob Hope Desert Classic, the Las Vegas Invitational and Dunhill Links Championships.
The Professionals will play for $128,500 in prizemoney. There will be $40,000 worth of amateur prizes and trophies on offer over the 3 days, including daily prizes, as well as the 54-hole team winners trophy and prizes for the nett (main event) and scratch.
All players will ride in electric golf carts at all courses.
The field for the Sydney Invitational reaches capacity every year.
To avoid disappointment and to ensure that players and teams don’t miss out simply complete an entry form and pay the $1000 team deposit.
Please contact John Small: 0412 395 060
The Tournament is Unique
The Professionals win prizemoney based on their 54-hole individual scratch stableford score, and on the two-ball best-ball nett and scratch scores recorded by their team. What this means is that each Pro will be relying upon their amateur team mates on each hole to contribute to his winning money.
Amateurs are going to have a great time. Imagine playing with a Professional event for not one day, but all three days. You will play off the same tees as the pros. You will play a championship course each day, set up for tournament play and you will tee-it-up each day knowing that that you are helping your professional playing partner win prizemoney.
All players will compete on the same course each day with a morning and afternoon shot-gun start each day, and at the end of the second day there will be a seeded draw. The leading professionals and their teams will be seeded to play in the afternoon on Day 3, and the remaining teams and ALPG professionals will play in the morning.
• 54 scratch stableford tournament for the Professionals
• 54-hole Team Nett Score (based on best two stableford scores each hole)
• 54-hole Team Scratch Score (based on best two scratch scores each hole)
Teams are not eligible to win more than one major prize, but professionals may win prizemoney in more than one event.
Trophies will be presented to the leading 4 teams each day in the Team Nett event, the leading 3 teams in the Team Scratch, along with Nearest to the Pin and Long Drive contests each day. In an effort to improve the speed of play we have increased the daily team event trophies and there is no amateur individual event.
What can you expect??
From start to finish you will go non-stop.
Registration will be from 6.30 am on Tuesday morning (Day 1.) At this time teams can register, pick up one of our now-famous Players Welcome packs, meet the other teams, and head over to the range to warm up for your 7.30 am hit off.
Breakfast and barrister coffee will be provided prior to your morning shot-gun start, and each day a scrumptious lunch will be served at the conclusion of play.
The Gala Charity Dinner will be held at Dockside, Darling Harbour on Thursday evening. The bar will open for drinks at 7.00pm for a 8.00pm commencement, and the evening promises to be something special with an array of entertainment and festivities.