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British Open Golf Kewmunity Event

July 20, 2023

** Unfortunately this event has been cancelled**

Golf Lovers Unite! Come and spend an evening celebrating the start of arguably the most prestigious golf major in the PGA Tour calendar – the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool – and go behind the tee with tales and golf tips from our guest speaker, Mike Harwood, who was runner up at The Open in 1991.

You’ll be warm and dry indoors at Big Swing Golf Kew, where you can watch the action on the big screens while playing on the 4 golf simulators with other local golf lovers. Prizes will be awarded for Nearest the Pin (the 7th hole at Pebble Beach) and Longest Drive (the 17th hole at St. Andrews, Scotland) – entry to both competitions is just $10 for 5 shots at each hole, with proceeds donated to Lifeline.

The evening includes catering by Chooks and Chips and two drinks (beer/wine/soft drinks). Additional drinks available at bar prices.

Businesses that fall within the Kew Junction Business Association boundary will each get 1 min to introduce their business at the event.

Tickets are $40 for general public and free for businesses that fall within the Kew Junction Business Association boundary. Ticket sales close Fri, July 14 at 11.59pm.

Arrival from 5.30pm, dinner served from 6.00pm, Mike speaks from 6.45pm. Event finishes 8.30pm

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About The Speaker:

Mike Harwood

British Open Golf Kewmunity event
Mike Harwood turned professional in 1979 and has extensive experience on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour. His first Australian title was the 1986 Australian PGA Championship. He won five times in Europe, first being the 1988 Portuguese Open, his second European Tour victory in 1989 was the PLM Open in Sweden. I
In 1990, his first of three major Europe wins was the European Tour’s flagship tournament at Wentworth, which was then called the Volvo PGA Championship, later that year he won the Volvo Masters at Valderrama, two weeks later in Australia he won the West End South Australian Open by five strokes. He achieved a career best European Tour Order of Merit ranking of sixth that year.
The following year, 1991, he was runner-up to fellow Australian Ian Baker-Finch at the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, several weeks later he won the GA European Open at Walton Heath. In late 1991, Harwood achieved his highest world ranking of 20 overall. His round of 61 at the Australian PGA Championship at Concord in 1992 was his best professional score recorded. 
Harwood won his first title on the European Senior Tour at the season ending OKI Castellón Senior Tour Championship by three strokes. The win caused Harwood to finish 9th on the 2009 final money list and earned him the title of Rookie of the Year. Despite over 100 Pro-Am victories, it marked his first professional tournament win in 18 years. He again finished in the top-10 of the European Senior Tour Order of Merit in 2011.
Harwood won the Order of Merit and Rookie of the year honours on the Australian Senior Tour (PGA Legends Tour) in 2009. He won the Order of Merit a second time in 2015, by a significant margin. He has won over 75 events on the senior tour including the Australian Open, Australian PGA Championship and twice winning the TPC Championship.
In 2019, he won the first two event of season, the Victorian Senior Masters and Victorian Senior PGA Championship.
He also won 2019 Legend Tour Player of year.