New rule for golf ball accidentally moving during play

New rule for golf ball accidentally moving during play

The R&A and the USGA today announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green. The Local Rule will be available for any committee in charge of a competition to use starting 1 January 2017. It will be adopted by The R&A […]

Day, Lee, Thomson honoured by PGA of Australia

Day, Lee, Thomson honoured by PGA of Australia

Jason Day, Peter Thomson and Minjee Lee were among a cavalcade of Australian golf names honoured by the PGA of Australia at last night’s Greg Norman Medal dinner. For the second year running Day was recognised with the Greg Norman Medal, as Australia’s best performing Tour Professional on the international stage. Day becomes the only recipient […]

Danes kings of the World (Cup)

Danes kings of the World (Cup)

Denmark won the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf for the first time as Søren Kjeldsen and Thorbjørn Olesen claimed a thrilling four-shot victory at Kingston Heath Golf Club. The Danes had been a dominant force all week; with a stunning round of 60 in the fourballs on Friday helping them carry a four-shot lead […]

Spieth wins Australian Open in playoff

Spieth wins Australian Open in playoff

American Jordan Spieth has won his second Emirates Australian Open with a clutch birdie at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff against Australians Cameron Smith and Ash Hall at Royal Sydney. Spieth, who previously won at The Australian in 2014 and who was runner-up there in 2015, once again showed his love for Sydney […]

Inside Golf editor wins Australian Golf Media award

Inside Golf editor wins Australian Golf Media award

  The Australian Golf Media Association (AGMA) last night announced the winners of the 2015-2016 Australian Golf Media Awards, honouring excellence in golf media. Inside Golf Group Editor Richard Fellner took top honours in the “Best Opinion” category, receiving the illustrious award for work in his Page 5 Starters Box column. Fellner’s editorial, Suited to a tee: […]

Peter Senior announces retirement

Peter Senior announces retirement

Peter Senior’s wonderful golfing career is over. The 57-year-old two-time Australian Open champion withdrew from the 2016 championship after five holes of his second round today, and immediately declared he was finished with the game. Near the 18th green, he hugged wife June and spoke with a quivering voice. “I did my hip last week […]

World Cup team updates: player swaps for England, Wales; red-hot field shines overseas

World Cup team updates: player swaps for England, Wales; red-hot field shines overseas

  As players who are competing in next week’s ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf continued to shine with victories on three different Tours by Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, India’s S.S.P. Chawrasia and Sweden’s Alex Noren, tournament officials also announced changes to the field including the withdrawal of England’s Danny Willett and Welsh player Jamie Donaldson. […]

The Hobart Masters: a holiday with a difference

The Hobart Masters: a holiday with a difference

Each year in January, over 300 golfers congregate in Hobart to spend a week of golf, fun and relaxation in picture-perfect weather during the Wrest Point Masters Golf Championship. Your holiday starts as you land on the tarmac at Hobart International Airport. You don’t think much of the airport, there is one terminal, one baggage […]

GSM new Operator of Peregian Golf Course

GSM new Operator of Peregian Golf Course

Peregian Springs Golf Holdings Limited (Holdings) has announced tha tGolf Services Management Pty Ltd (GSM) has been granted a lease to operate the Peregian golf course and clubhouse for 5 years with a further 5 year option. GSM is a golf course management company operating five golf courses in Victoria – Bay Views, Kingston Links, Ranfurlie, […]

ISPS HANDA returns as sponsor of the World Cup of Golf

ISPS HANDA returns as sponsor of the World Cup of Golf

The International Federation of PGA Tours announced today that the International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS HANDA) founded by Japanese businessman and philanthropist Dr. Haruhisa Handa, has agreed to sponsor the upcoming World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne, scheduled for November 23-27. ISPS HANDA also sponsored the last World Cup when […]

Pinehurst the Pinnacle for Aussie kids

Pinehurst the Pinnacle for Aussie kids

Eight year-old Hamish Farquharsen with his father as a caddie, being treated like a true professional after placing 2nd in the Parent Child Event. The stories of many champions and the traditions of championship golf have been played out at America’s “home of golf”, Pinehurst, since 1898. On August 4th, it was the turn of […]

Hannah Green turns professional

Hannah Green turns professional

One of Australia’s most promising golfers, Hannah Green, has taken the professional plunge. Green, 19, recently announced she would leave the amateur ranks after a stellar career that culminated in representing Australia at last month’s World Amateur Championship. The six-time West Australian state team representative will tee up as a pro for the first time at […]

Cameron Davis turns professional

Cameron Davis turns professional

Cameron Davis, one of Australian golf’s hottest properties, is turning professional. Davis will join the paid ranks at next week’s Isuzu Queensland Open and soon afterwards with a start on the US PGA Tour. The 21-year-old Sydneysider is changing status a day after reaching a career-high No.4 in the world amateur rankings, a perfect time […]

PING signs Aaron Baddeley

PING signs Aaron Baddeley

Four-time PGA Tour winner Aaron Baddeley, whose most recent victory came in July with a PING G LS Tec driver and G 3-wood, has signed an agreement to play PING equipment, PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim announced today. Baddeley, 35, will play his first event as a PING pro at this week’s season-opening […]

Past champs commit to Emirates Australian Open

Past champs commit to Emirates Australian Open

A modern who’s who of Australian golf will tee it up in the Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club from November 17-20. Aaron Baddeley, who spearheads a group of six past winners, will return to the club at which his career exploded with his victory as an amateur in 1999. Remarkably, Baddeley, who […]

Luck captures Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship; Coletta nabs Open place

Luck captures Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship; Coletta nabs Open place

Australia’s Curtis Luck, the world’s second-ranked amateur, overcame a seven-stroke deficit to secure a one-shot victory over compatriot Brett Coletta at the eighth Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship held at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club. Luck, who has already earned berths in the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open and The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale next year after winning the […]

Snedeker dominant in Fiji

Snedeker dominant in Fiji

  World Number 23 and Ryder Cup winning team member Brandt Snedeker has continued his celebrations claiming the 2016 Fiji International. Starting the final round three shots clear of the field, Snedeker showed his dominance firing rounds of 69, 65, 70, 68 to win the title by nine shots. “I couldn’t have asked for a […]

Blyth hangs tough to win in New Caledonia

Blyth hangs tough to win in New Caledonia

It was a grinding day but Adam Blyth held on through 18 holes of regulation play and three extra playoff holes to win the South Pacific Open Championship. Teeing off in the final round with a one shot lead, Adam Blyth went head-to-head with good mate Jake McLeod at Tina Golf Course. “I started off […]

Australia captures the Eisenhower Trophy in style

Australia captures the Eisenhower Trophy in style

  Cameron Davis and Curtis Luck each shot 3-under 68s and Australia tied the 72-hole scoring record in winning their fourth World Amateur Team Championship (WATC) at the par-71, 6,771-yard/6,187-meter Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club. The Australians won by 19 strokes to claim the Eisenhower Trophy for the first time since 1996. “It’s great for […]

Slocum, Singh, Jeffress join 2016 Fiji field

Slocum, Singh, Jeffress join 2016 Fiji field

The Fiji International continues to lure the world’s best Professionals as a bevy of world renowned players join the field for Fiji’s biggest sporting event. America’s Heath Slocum, India’s Jeev Milkha Singh and Australian Professionals Robert Allenby, Jarrod Lyle, Peter Lonard, Peter O’Malley, Aron Price and Steven Jeffress are all headed to Natadola Bay Championship […]

Public Golf Facilities Australia Launches

Public Golf Facilities Australia Launches

Public Golf Facilities Australia enjoyed a successful launch recently, with over 20 facilities expressing immediate interest in being involved in its inception. “We were thrilled with the immediate uptake.  It highlights to us that the need does exist to have an association present to focus on and improve the delivery of public golf play” stated […]

Oates Vic Open dates announced

Oates Vic Open dates announced

The 2017 Oates Vic Open will be held from 9-12 February at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads. This will mark the fifth consecutive year the concurrent men’s and women’s tournaments will be hosted at one of Victoria’s premier golf facilities in the Greater Geelong region. The scene is set for the 2017 tournament after […]

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