The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, generally recognised as an event that is extremely difficult to qualify for, will take place once again at the Port Royal Golf Course located on the North Atlantic island of Bermuda.
(TRAVPR.COM)UK - October 18th, 2012 - The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is the showcase event that ends the PGA season, and requires all participants to have already won a major golfing championship. This year's Grand Slam of Golf will take place on 23rd and 24th October.
Event partners include the Fairmont Southampton, serving as the Grand Slam's official hotel. The Port Royal course was designed by noted golf architect Robert Trent Jones, and was hailed by him as his very finest creation outside of the United States itself. The course, open to the public, has been in operation since 1970 but was renovated as recently as 2009, an effort that cost almost $14 million. Post-renovation, course play reached more than 6,800 yards. Par for the course at Port Royal is a score of 71.
According to Allen Wronowski, the president of PGA of America, "Bermuda has embraced the PGA Grand Slam of Golf over the past few years, delivering unmatched hospitality and community support for golf's elite visiting foursome. We are excited to once again join the Bermuda Department of Tourism in showcasing Bermuda as a premier golf tourism destination and hosting the PGA Grand Slam of Golf to the world."
The purse in 2011 totalled more than $1.3 million, with $600,000 of that devoted to the winner's share. A similar purse is expected for the 2012 event. In addition to prize money, participant golfers receive the opportunity to enjoy stunning sea views, a hallmark of Bermuda's Port Royal Golf Course.
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