Leading Australian wine brand, Hardys, are once again the toast of the European Seniors Tour this year as they are sponsoring the Super Seniors Prize and the Hole-in-One Challenge.

The 2004 Seniors Tour teed-off in March in the Caribbean with Hardys able to enjoy a presence at the season-opening Tobago Plantations Seniors Classic and last week’s DGM Barbados Open.

The Hardys Super Seniors Prize is awarded at each event to the three lowest scoring players aged over 60. England’s John Morgan was victorious in Tobago while Tommy Horton took top spot in Barbados.

Hardys have generously put forward prize money of €2,250 (£1,530) each week with the winner receiving €1,500 (£1,020). The runner-up will earn €500 (£340) while the third place player will win €250 (£170). Last year
England’s David Creamer won the Hardys Super Seniors Order of Merit. Former Ryder Cup captain Tony Jacklin turns 60 on July 7 and will be able to compete for the prize.

Christopher Carson, CEO, Constellation Wines Europe Ltd said: ‘We are delighted to be entering into our fourth year of supporting the European Seniors Tour. We hope that the presence of Hardys wines helps to add value to the Tour both for spectators and players alike.’

For the Hole-in-One Challenge – continuing for the third consecutive year – Hardys will provide one bottle of wine for every yard of the hole on which an ace is made.

Scotland’s John Chillas was the first to enjoy a glass of Hardys wine this year when he made a hole-in-one in Tobago on the 164 yard 14th hole during the first round of the Tobago Plantations Seniors Classic.

Chile’s Guillermo Encina was generously rewarded last year when he made a hole-in-one on the 354 yard par four 11th in the Tunisian Seniors Open, which was the longest ace in Seniors Tour history.

‘We express our thanks and appreciation to Hardys for their continued support of the European Seniors Tour this year,’ said Andy Stubbs, Managing Director of the European Seniors Tour.

‘Each week our members look forward to competing for the Hardys Super Seniors Prize and the Hole-in-One Challenge. They are two competitions that add further excitement to our circuit,’ added Stubbs.

As Official Wine of the Seniors Tour, Hardys will also provide wine for the pro-ams and gala dinners at a number of events.

The Seniors Tour will stage 21 Order of Merit counting events this year offering overall prize money of €6,438,000 (£4,378,000).

For further details, contact:

Communications Division
The European Tour
Tel: +44 (0) 1344 840400
Fax: +44 (0) 1344 840444
email: media@europeantour.com

Simon Wilson
European Seniors Tour Press Officer
Mobile +44 (0) 7880 601009
email: swilson@europeantour.com