Warwick trainee professional Phil Covill organised the best pro-am in 2012.
Warwick trainee professional Phil Covill organised the best pro-am in 2012. Gerard Walsh

Warwick Golf Club hosted the best Qld PGA event of 2012

IT'S official - Warwick trainee professional Phil Covill organised the best event on the Professional Golfers Association Queensland Pro-Am Circuit in 2012.

While there was plenty of praise from officials and players during the November 5 event at the Warwick Golf Club, the unanimous secret vote from 40 trainee professionals was the icing on the cake.

Covill said, while he expected a strong vote for the Warwick event, he was shocked it was unanimous.

"I am obviously very proud," Covill said.

"At the awards night in Brisbane, PGA officials spoke of the level of commitment (for the Warwick event) they hadn't seen before."

During the year, part of the course requirement for a trainee professional is to play in pro-am tournaments on Mondays.

The Warwick event was the second last for the year and the most prestigious on the course for a decade.

Covill said after Warwick, the bar had been raised for other trainee professionals organising events this year on the courses where they worked.

Condamine Sports Club was the naming rights sponsor of the November 5 event which attracted 35 trainee professionals, including three-time Warwick open women's champion Jane Evans from Rowes Bay Golf Club in Townsville.

It was a 36-hole event with amateurs joining the professionals in the afternoon.

There was $8000 business sponsorship for the 2012 event, mainly Warwick businesses which put in $500 each.

Warwick will host the 21st and final Queensland pro-am event this year on November 11.



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