There is less than 60 days to go until the Fiji International tees off at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course from on October 6-9. The third staging of the
Participants at the 2015 Fiji International at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. Photo: Fiji International
There is less than 60 days to go until the Fiji International tees off at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course from on October 6-9.
The third staging of the world-class tournament is shaping up to be the best yet and organisers are encouraging the people of Fiji to support their biggest sporting event.
“The Fiji International is about more than just a golf tournament. It is a celebration of Fiji, sport and life,” Harmony Thomas, Event Manager of the Fiji International said.
“The organising team work hard to ensure that the best parts of Fiji; our friendly hospitality, artisian skills and local produce are all on display to the competing golf professionals and to the world via our 20 hours of live international broadcast.
“But we are also working hard to make the Fiji International an event that the people of Fiji enjoy attending. We want to see a large and proud Fijian crowd cheering on their own players but also making the international players feel welcome.”
Golf enthusiasts will be entertained by one of the strongest fields in the tournaments three year history.
Already world No. 22 Brandt Snedeker of the United States and Fiji’s own three time Major champion Vijay Singh have announced their intention to compete in the tournament.
They will be supported by a cast of talented Australian players including 20 winners on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.
For the first time players from European countries will travel to Fiji to compete in the Fiji International with the tournament now co-sanctioned by the European Tour; one of the biggest professional golf tours in the world.
“We are so excited by how the Fiji International field is shaping up. A high quality field is integral to the international success of a golf tournament,” Thomas said.
“Snedeker attending is a huge opportunity. Having the top players in the world competing is a huge endorsement for the Fiji International and will help draw more stars in the future.
“Along with an extremely strong field from Australia we have had players from countries like Denmark, Wales, England, Italy and India expressing a desire to tee it up in the Fiji International.”
While the quality of golf on display will be incredible the Fiji International is more than just a golf tournament.
It’s a spectacle which is designed to provide all Fijians with an exciting and fun experience.
With tickets available to be purchased on the gate at the Fiji International and children allowed in for free the tournament hopes to provide a fun day out for families.
At the Fiji International you can learn how to play golf, relax with friends in the tournament village or celebrity spot with many Fijian and international celebrities including Australian rugby legend George Gregan to be in attendance.
“At the Fiji International we are aiming to cultivate a celebratory atmosphere that everyone will enjoy,” Thomas said.
“We really hope to see more spectators than ever come to support the Fiji International, this is Fiji’s biggest sporting event, it’s an event that belongs to the people of Fiji and we hope everyone comes to enjoy it.”
“Having a large crowd at the Fiji International helps to create the fun atmosphere that the players love. Whenever I chat with the players about what they have enjoyed most about the Fiji International, they say the people and how welcome they are made to feel during their time in Fiji.”
While walking around the golf course, and getting amongst the action is a fun way to experience the Fiji International, there are also a number of corporate hospitality options for those looking for a little more glamour on the greens.
The Paradise Club allows you to enjoy all the action of the world-class golf while overlooking the 18th from the heights of the clubhouse. Take your pick of veranda lounges, socialise in the greenside bure, or sit down for a meal inside. A Paradise Club ticket includes one day access for: access to the golf course and Paradise Club for one day, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, drinks package, Fiji International gift, VIP car park pass, daily appearances by PGA Professionals, TV screening with live feed from the course and daily lucky door prizes.
The Natadola Beach Oasis is where golf meets the beach. Located on one of the signature holes, you can enjoy all the excitement of the stunning par-3, 4th hole, while socialising on the beach.
The Natadola Beach Oasis daily ticket includes: access to the golf course and Natadola Beach Oasis, walk and fork lunch served from midday to 3pm, drinks package, VIP car park access, Fiji International gift and entertainment on the beach.
For more information about the Fiji International please visit fijiinternational.com
Source: Fiji International