Glenorchy, Australia (PressExposure) December 07, 2009 -- The TOTE has signed a naming rights partnership with the Kingston Beach Golf Club, which will host the 2010 and 2011 The TOTE Tasmanian Open Golf Championships (5 to 7 February).
More than 150 local and interstate players are expected to play in the event, a national ranking tournament for amateurs with the winning amateur qualifying to play in the 2010 Australian Open.
It is 26 years since the Kingston Beach Golf Club hosted the Championships.
Kingston Beach Golf Club Administration Manager Meagan Sommerville said the club was delighted to partner with the wagering & online sports betting provider The TOTE, in hosting Tasmaniaâs premier golf tournament.
âThe club is very much looking forward to working with The TOTE and Golf Tasmania to produce a high quality event,â she said.
âThe opportunity to host the event after 16 years was too good to pass up, and we are obviously very pleased The TOTE has identified the Open as an event worth investing in.â
Golf Tasmania Director Luppo Prins said the partnership between The TOTE and Kingston Beach had secured the tournament for at least the next two years.
âWith the tournamentâs future in doubt because of a lack of a major sponsor, Golf Tasmania is very pleased that the Kingston Beach Golf Club was able to secure The TOTEâs support,â he said.
TOTE Tasmania Chairman Michael Kent said the company had demonstrated in recent months that it was keen to support Tasmanian sport.
âAdding the Kingston Beach Golf Club and The TOTE Tasmanian Open Championships to our portfolio of sponsor partners is further evidence of our commitment to Tasmanian sport,â he said.
The Open was first held in Tasmania in 1913.
Tasmanian golfers Len Nettlefold and Peter Toogood have each won the event eight times.
The Tasmanian Senior Open Golf Championship will be hosted by Kingston Beach at the same time as The TOTE Tasmanian Open Championships.