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For Immediate Release: Thursday 4th December 2008

PGA launches on-line Coolum challenge

The PGA of Australia has today launched an on-line HOLE IN ONE CHALLENGE that has been created using state of the art 3D modelling technology never before used for an on-line game in Australia.

Designed with the assistance of COGS 3D Tours, the game recreates the 11th hole at the Hyatt Regency Coolum course using 3D animation that allows players to view the course from a variety of viewpoints and angles, just as they would if they were actually playing the hole.

"This technology is state of the art and we are delighted that we are bringing an Australian first to golf fans on our website during the Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship," said John Dunlop, General Manager of Commercial and Marketing for the PGA of Australia.

"Fans will be able to see what the Professional's see as they take their shots for a chance to win the fantastic prizes we have on offer."

The aim of the game is to register the first hole in one or finish nearest the pin at the conclusion of the four days of competition.

The major prize is a trip for two to stay at the Hyatt Regency Coolum on the Sunshine Coast for five nights with five rounds of golf (with a cart) also included. The major prize winner will also receive a full set of Srixon golf clubs and a Srixon tour bag.

Runner up prizes of Srixon stand bags will be awarded to participants registering the next nine holes in one (or nearest the pin's).

To participate, fans simply need to register at and play the game between 9am (EDST) on Thursday 4th December to 5pm (EDST) on Sunday 7th December.

Players can only register once and will get six chances to achieve a hole in one.

The 2008 Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship teed off this morning at the Hyatt Regency Coolum on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.


For further information please contact:

John Dunlop, GM Commercial and Marketing, PGA of Australia, 0412 630 948

Nicole Powell, Communications and PR Coordinator, PGA of Australia, 0439933490

About the PGA of Australia

The PGA of Australia has a membership that comprises all Australian professional golfers and includes tournament professionals, club professionals, assistant professionals, teaching professionals, senior professionals and trainees. The PGA's core aim is to help more Australians enjoy golf more often. In doing so, the PGA aims to deliver more business opportunities to its members.

Each year the PGA of Australia stages over 430 tournaments from the Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship to the state based Pro-Am circuits that take professional golf to the masses. The PGA of Australia is the official sanctioning body for all elite male professional tournament golf in Australasia.

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