Sea View in swing for pro-am

Sea View Golf Club professional Tristan McCallum, in the foreground, with Colin Lees, Jay Watson and Craig Lees. Picture: Marcus Whisson  d401148
Sea View Golf Club professional Tristan McCallum, in the foreground, with Colin Lees, Jay Watson and Craig Lees. Picture: Marcus Whisson d401148

The Choice Hotels PGA Pro-Am Series, managed by the PGA of Australia, compete on some of the region’s best golf courses throughout May and June.

The series comprises 200 events, of which 28 are played in WA, including this upcoming swing of events.

Some top-quality golf will be on display over the next few weeks as players the calibre of Kim Felton, Scott Strange and Steve Jones tee it up for more than $352,000 in prize money.

West Australian Rick Kulacz was Friday’s winner, shooting a 5-under par 66 ahead of three others on 67.

Describing his round, Kulacz said he did not ‘hit the ball great, although a couple of chip-ins helped’.

‘I didn’t really make big mistakes in my bogey-free round,’ he said. ‘I’m looking forward to the remaining WA Pro-Am Series.’

Runner up Matt Jager won last Wednesday at the Sun City Pro-Am, Kim Felton won the week before at Maylands and Simon Houston was the winner of the 2012 WA Order of Merit.

PGA of Australia WA/NT Division executive officer Cameron O’Hara said pro-am tournaments such as these were an important part of player development for their professionals.

Amateurs are also in the competitive spirit as they join their professionals in the hope of winning great prizes.

Every amateur participant competing in a series event is eligible to win a coveted pro-am position at this year’s Australian PGA Championship.

‘It’s more than just a competition,’ O’Hara said.

For the full schedule, visit pga.org.au/proam.