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Fiji International Media Accreditation Opens

Applications for media accreditation are being accepted for the 2017 Fiji International to be played from August 17-20 at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.  The Fiji International will be tri-sanctioned
11 Jul 2017 11:00
Fiji International Media Accreditation Opens
Golfer Steve Jeffress in action during last year’s Fiji International. Photo: Fiji International

Applications for media accreditation are being accepted for the 2017 Fiji International to be played from August 17-20 at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.  The Fiji International will be tri-sanctioned by the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour  and Asian Tour and played for a prize purse of AU$1.5 million.

The Fiji International will re-launch the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course which has been re-designed by Vijay Singh, who will also return to compete in the tournament for a fourth consecutive year.

To apply for media accreditation please visit the PGA’s online media centre. Applications for media credentials will be considered from representatives of;

  • recognised daily newspapers
  • wire and news services
  • national or international golf magazines that regularly provide tournament coverage
  • news and sports magazines that regularly cover golf
  • national radio and television networks
  • local radio and television stations within the immediate coverage area of the event
  • freelance writers or photographers who regularly cover golf

All applications for credentials should be submitted via the media centre by Tuesday, August 1, 2017. For further information about media accreditation or if you have questions please contact Olivia McMillan, Communications Coordinator for the PGA of Australia on omcmillan@pga.org.au or +61 3 8320 1973.

 

FIJI INTERNATIONAL

To be held from 17-20 August the Fiji International will be played at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course which boasts breathtaking views of the Coral Coast and is home to the Natadola Beach Land Estate.

Enticed by the tropical destination, the Fiji International has attracted some of the world’s best golfers since its inaugural staging in 2014 including Fijian hero and three time Major champion Vijay Singh, 2016 champion Brandt Snedeker, 2015 champion Matt Kuchar, Steven Bowditch, Boo Weekley, Nick Price, Robert Allenby, Heath Slocum, Liang Wenchong, and Anirban Lahiri.

In 2017, the Fiji International continues to have a global presence confirming its position as an integral tournament in the South Pacific region, with the tournament being co-sanctioned by the European Tour and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.

A Pacific paradise, the Fiji International also boasts some of the most unique hospitality options in world golf with the par-3 4th hole providing the perfect vantage point to watch the golf, whilst socialising on the beach.

More than just a golf tournament, the Fiji International aims to leave a lasting legacy for golf in the Pacific region, with the PGA of Australia supporting initiatives to introduce and grow the game in Fiji.

Owned by SEL and the PGA of Australia, the Fiji International is proudly supported by the Fijian Government, Tourism Fiji and the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa as the official resort of the tournament until 2017.

– Fiji International

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