Sealink PGA Legends Pro-Am postponed as south-east Queensland Covid lockdown continues

ORGANISERS have postponed the Sealink PGA Legends Pro-Am amid uncertainty over the south-east Queensland Covid lockdown.

CALLED OFF: The Sealink PGA Legends Pro-Am has been postponed due to Covid.

CALLED OFF: The Sealink PGA Legends Pro-Am has been postponed due to Covid.

The event, which was to feature 44 pros and 20 amateurs, had been set down for the Ekka people's day public holiday on Wednesday, August 11.

North Stradbroke Island Golf Club president Peter Turner said the next opportunity to host the event was in the first week of December.

He said protecting the island community was front of mind when the committee decided to postpone the tournament.

"The club's executive committee had to consider the government's next direction, concerning when the lockdown would end and any restrictions that might be applicable to the club's ability to hold the event," he said.

"In addition to this, our first consideration in taking this decision is to protect our island community.

"The second consideration is for the professional players, with the committee making the call to postpone early to allow the PGA and its players to adjust their programs."

Professionals were set to compete for $11,000 and amateurs for prizes worth $1000.

North Stradbroke Island Golf Club has held the event for the last three years, including during a Covid-affected 2020.

Mr Turner said holding the event in December would be a good for the island economy.

The club would release more information about the Pro-Am in November.

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