Nadi, Fiji – June 7th, 2022 –The Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort, is hosting its 10th Sheraton Golf Classic Tournament on Denarau Golf Championship Course this week, from the 7th – 11th of June, after a lapse of two years. More than 200 golfers from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji converged on Denarau Island to participate in this event.
The International Pro-Am tournament is the largest in Fiji and the South Pacific that has been a resounding success over the years since its inception, as it serves as a breeding ground for budding golfers who grow in numbers year on year.
The long-term partnership with the organisers of the event, the Pacific Golf Management team in New Zealand contributes to the success of the annual week-long tournament. Key support from Tourism Fiji and major sponsors such as Luxury Escapes and Sigatoka Electric including additional support from other local sponsors enable the organising team to stage a premier golf event.
Richard Ellis, Managing Director of Pacific Golf Management said that this year’s event was a sell-out and about 80% of players that played in previous years are back again this year. ‘The Fiji event is always a drawcard. We have the likes of Glen Joyner who won in the US on the Seniors Tour last week and is also part of the starting line-up. The next few days will be exciting to watch.’
Multi-Property Vice President for Marriott International Fiji & Samoa and General Manager Sheraton & Westin Resorts, Fiji Complex, Mr Neeraj Chadha iterated the importance of niche events such as Golf that target an affluent segment in our key source markets of Australia and New Zealand. The visitor economy is stimulated with Events such as these and it is wonderful to see so many players back on our Championship Golf Course.’
Participating teams are split into two groups and will play at the Championship Golf Courses on Denarau Island and Natadola Bay over the next few days.