The Brian Perry Charitable Trust announced today it is establishing New Zealand’s richest Pro-Am golf tournament in Hamilton. The Brian Perry Classic will have a professional prize purse of $100,000 and has already attracted New Zealand’s highest ranked professional golfer, David Smail, who has confirmed his attendance.
The first annual event will take place from 18-20 March 2010 at both Hamilton and Ngaruawahia Golf Clubs.
Simon Perry, Chairman of the Brian Perry Charitable Trust and son of prominent Waikato businessman Brian Perry, says his family is excited about bringing this high quality golf event to Hamilton.
The first two days of the tournament will be played concurrently on the two Waikato golf courses. Three amateurs will be paired with a professional. Entries will be restricted to a total of 64 teams.
The last day of the tournament will take place at Hamilton Golf Club and will see the top 20 amateur teams nominating their best player to pair up with the professionals and compete in a Stableford tournament.
The amateur prize table will be in the vicinity of $30,000 to $40,000.