Tournament Program

Message from the Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation and Minister for Sport The Hon. Stirling Hinchliffe MP

Welcome to the Australian PGA Championship and the inaugural Australian WPGA Championship, a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in Brisbane’s local culture and community, and hopefully explore some of the superb tourism experiences on offer here.

The impacts of the pandemic have provided incredible challenges, but thanks to the hard work of Queenslanders our state was one of the first to put in place a COVID Safe Event Framework which paved the way for events such as this one to take place.

The Queensland Government is proud to support the Australian PGA Championship and the inaugural Australian WPGA Championship through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Major Event program and it is a feature on our It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar. Events are an important part of our state’s economic recovery from the pandemic because they attract visitors to the region which stimulates the local economy and supports local jobs. Events are also an important opportunity for communities, friends, families and visitors to come together, creating community pride and reconnecting us.

Congratulations to the event organisers and all those involved in organising this event – may it be a successful one.

If you are visiting for the event, I encourage you to make some time to explore the diverse tourism experiences on offer in this beautiful region.

The Hon. Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation and Minister for Sport.


LORD MAYOR’S WELCOME MESSAGE

Welcome to the 2022 Australian PGA Championship and inaugural WPGA Championship, the centrepiece of the Australian summer of golf.

Brisbane is already known as Australia’s premier destination for major sporting events and hosting many of golf’s best players at the Royal Queensland Golf Club will further enhance that reputation.

This will be the first time in two years since the top male and female golfers have competed in Australia, and the first time in more than 20 years that the PGA Championship has been played in Brisbane.

The pandemic has made staging events such as these challenging. However these tournaments mark an exciting step forward for the PGA and WPGA Tours and provide an opportunity for players to display their talents.

Hosting the inaugural Australian WPGA Championship will also provide a new platform for female Australian golfers to make their way onto the world’s biggest tours.

With Brisbane now an official Olympic city, hosting these two major golf events is another terrific opportunity to highlight the city’s international sport credentials ahead of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

I hope visitors and sports fans alike have a wonderful week watching the world’s best golfers compete and take the opportunity to experience the best of what Brisbane has to offer.

See, taste and explore our bustling dining, retail and lifestyle precincts and soak up the city’s natural beauty through our spectacular tourist attractions.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner


What's On

Monday 10th January Practice Round
Tuesday 11th January Practice Round
Greg Norman Medal Dinner
6.30pm – 11.00pm, Brisbane City Hall
Wednesday 12th January Tournament Pro-Am
7.00am and 1.00pm Shotgun starts
Thursday 13th January Tournament Round 1
6.00am – 1.00pm tee times. Gates open at 5.30am
Friday 14th January Tournament Round 2
6.00am – 1.00pm tee times. Gates open at 5.30am
Yellow Day – Free entry thanks to TaylorMade. Gold Coin donation with proceeds going to Challenge
12.00pm – 3.00pm - Ladies Long Lunch T Hotel X Fortitude Valley
5.30pm – 6.30pm - TaylorMade Party Hole $1m Hole in One
Saturday 15th January Tournament Round 3
Tee times dependant on field, approximately 6.00am
Adidas Kids Day
SONIQ $2million Hole In One – 4th Hole
Sunday 16th January Final Round
Presentation – 18th Green
Monday 17th January Play the Course the Pro’s Played – AM and PM fields

TaylorMade Party Hole – Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th January

You don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy the golf, and the best place to soak up the atmosphere is at the TaylorMade Party Hole. Situated on the par 3 17th hole, the TaylorMade Party hole includes the TaylorMade Bunker, where a DJ will play tunes throughout the day, beverages will flow thanks to Colonial Brewing Co and players will make their way through the bunker to the 18th hole; or relax in the Champions Village where you can watch all the action on the big screen.

Yellow Day – Friday 14th January

FREE ENTRY THANKS TO TAYLORMADE

Yellow Day is in support of the event’s official charity, Challenge, and in honour of Australian PGA Professional Jarrod Lyle who passed away in 2018. Yellow Day forms part of a year-long campaign #DoingItForJarrod which raises funds and awareness for Challenge, a charity organisation supporting kids with cancer.

Thanks to TaylorMade, entry will be free of charge on Friday 14th January, and we just ask patrons to wear a touch of yellow in support of Jarrod Lyle and Challenge, and provide a gold coin donation upon entry.

TaylorMade have donated $5,000 towards Challenge and the #DoingItForJarrod campaign.

WEAR YELLOW and support Kids with Cancer.

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TaylorMade $1m Hole in One competition – Friday 14th January

To get the party started, TaylorMade are giving 20 lucky amateur golfers the chance of a lifetime – a shot for $1m cash on the TaylorMade Party hole.

The shots will take place on Friday after play, at approximately 6.00pm – 6.45pm.

To be in the running, make sure you are at the TaylorMade Bunker on Friday 14th January for information on how to enter and win your golden ticket!

Soniq $2m Hole and Beat the Pro competition – Saturday 15th January

Watch amateur golfers and celebrities try their luck in winning $2m for a hole in one on the par 3 4th hole. 20 golfers will tee it up, with the unbelievable possibility of winning $2million! Competitors also have the opportunity to win a prize when beating the pro in a nearest the pin competition.

Adidas Kids Day – Saturday 15th January

Kids Day is about celebrating kids and providing a family friendly day out. 

See all the action of the Australian PGA and Australian WPA Championship with a FREE day of fun at the Adidas Kids Day. 

There will be a huge variety of entertaining activities to enjoy including meet and greet with the Pros, inflatable golf hitting bays, jumping castle and slides, face painting and balloon artists, and roving entertainers.

Parents: pre-register your child to receive a FREE general admission ticket plus a kids VIP showbag. Limit of 1 adult GA ticket per child, maximum of two tickets per family. Pre registrations close Friday 7th January.

Learn More and register here

Callaway Fan Zone – All four days

For those who love their golf the Callaway Fan Zone is situated at the back of the 18th green and provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with the stars.

The fan zone will include autograph signing sessions, photo opportunity with the Kirkwood Cup and the newly minted Karrie Webb Cup, the “Selfie Spot”. 

Titleist – Golf Ball analysis - Thursday 13th and Friday 14th January

Find out what golf ball best suits you and your swing while the pros practice alongside you on the driving arrange! Titleist will be set up on the Thursday and Friday of the Championship next to the range – visit the team at Titleist and walk away knowing your perfect golf ball.