Schwartzel flies high in the lead up to the ISPS HANDA Perth International
Published: Oct 16, 2012 10:23:42 PM Updated: Mar 27, 2013 11:38:12 AM
Not long after arriving in Perth for the ISPS HANDA Perth International, South African golfer Charl Schwartzel took to the skies in to check out the course before teeing off on Thursday at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.
Charl is a keen flyer and didn’t hesitate to take up the invitation.
“Just last year I got my helicopter licences which to me took flying to a different level, really it was so awesome,” he said.
“I was fortunate enough to fly around Perth today it was absolutely beautiful it has amazing coastline and once again to just see the helicopter.
“There’s not many things you can fly around in like a helicopter and see as much as you can, it was pretty awesome.”
Today is a practice day for the golfers, the Pro Am is on Wednesday and the tournament commences on Thursday.
The ISPS HANDA Perth International is owned and promoted by IMG and is the collective vision of Eventscorp, a division of Tourism Western Australia, and IMG to see a major international golf event played annually in Perth.
The International Sports Promotion Society, ISPS, is the title sponsor of the inaugural event. The ISPS HANDA Perth International is co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour and with prize money of US$2,000,000 it is the richest tournament in Australia. It is also the only event in Australia co-sanctioned with the European Tour and will be broadcasted globally via European Tour Television for over 800 hours showcasing Perth and Western Australia to 400 million homes in 67 countries.