Australian PGA Championship changes dates

Australian PGA Championship changes dates

The 2019 Australian PGA Championship will be played from 19-22 December at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast, Queensland. A revision in scheduling will see the tournament close out the Australian summer of golf the week after the President’s Cup. Since it’s move to the Gold Coast, the Australian PGA Championship has established […]

Presidents Cup standings update: Four Aussies in top 10

Presidents Cup standings update: Four Aussies in top 10

  Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas took a major step toward returning for his second consecutive Presidents Cup after carding weekend rounds of 67-66 at THE PLAYERS Championship to finish T3 – his second top-10 of the season – and jump from No. 83 to No. 19 in the Presidents Cup International Team standings. Aussie stalwarts and […]

McIlroy masters the mind in Players victory

McIlroy masters the mind in Players victory

For all of the distraction, doubt and ridicule he endured throughout the past several months, Rory McIlroy always stayed true to himself. That wasn’t always the case. For far too long, the 29-year-old often let his poor play on the course define the round that followed. And, perhaps worse, he let it negatively impact his […]

Aussie success at TPC Sawgrass hinges on the famed 17th

Aussie success at TPC Sawgrass hinges on the famed 17th

The pressures of the famed 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass begin long before players make the first walk from tunnel to tee box. The jitters often start once players make the turn near the clubhouse. And then, in the 16th fairway, the thousands of nearby roars truly come into focus. The butterflies set in shortly […]

ALPG, PGA announce collaboration agreement

ALPG, PGA announce collaboration agreement

The ALPG and PGA of Australia have entered into a cooperation agreement that proposes to analyse the two governing body’s operations, assets and services. As the bodies responsible for the administration and governance of professional golf in Australia mutual respect has always existed but a formalised intent to build commercial opportunities is anticipated to strengthen […]

Australian Golf Club Equality Guidelines released

Australian Golf Club Equality Guidelines released

New guidelines have been released today to ensure Australian golf clubs provide equal opportunities for both genders. The Australian Human Rights Commission, in conjunction with Golf Australia, launched today a publication titled ‘Guidelines for the promotion of equal opportunity for women and girls in golf’. The launch was held at Mt Derrimut Golf and Community […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 17

In this episode of Backspin, Larry & Steve catch up with Karen Lunn, CEO of Australian Ladies Professional Golf. How does a golf course get to be rated as one of the best in the world in just a few short years? Find out when the boys talk with Jane Bell, GM of Cape Wickham […]

Nisbet cruises to Queensland PGA victory

Nisbet cruises to Queensland PGA victory

Daniel Nisbet has won the 2019 Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship presented by Toowoomba Regional Council in a dominant performance in his home state. Starting the day with a two shot lead, Nisbet won the title by six shots from Deyen Lawson and Harrison Endycott with rounds of 66, 63, 63 and 64 for a tournament […]

Skarpnord wins the Battle at Bonville

Skarpnord wins the Battle at Bonville

Marianne Skarpnord ended a six year drought to claim her fourth title on the Ladies European Tour after a closely fought battle for the Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic – Bonville. Skarpnord fired a final round of 69 to earn a two stroke victory on eight-under-par ahead of Australian Hannah Green and Nuria Iturrios […]

Law, Boutier capture Vic Open

Law, Boutier capture Vic Open

David Law produced an incredible finish to overtake Wade Ormsby and win his first European Tour title at the ISPS Handa Vic Open. The Scotsman had called a penalty on himself to surrender a bogey on the ninth after accidentally making his ball move, which left him five shots back at the turn. He was […]

Webb honoured with PGA membership

Webb honoured with PGA membership

The PGA of Australia has extended honorary membership to Karrie Webb AO in recognition of her services to the Australian golf industry. One of Australia’s most successful golfers of all time, Webb has proudly represented her country at the highest echelons of the game for more than 20 years notching up an incredible 51 wins […]

Perrett Webb appointed for Indooroopilly project

Perrett Webb appointed for Indooroopilly project

Indooroopilly Golf Club has announced the appointment of Perrett Webb Pty Ltd as course architects for the club’s new redesign project. “The Club’s Members are very excited about the new association with Perrett Webb – the enthusiasm and the course design vision that the Perrett Webb team are bringing to the Club, gives us enormous […]

Major boost for Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific as Evian Championship offers exemption to the champion

Major boost for Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific as Evian Championship offers exemption to the champion

The rewards for the champion of the Women’s Amateur AsiaPacific (WAAP) continue to grow, with the Evian Championship announcing it would create a special exemption for the winner. The Evian Championship joins the AIG Women’s British Open in offering places to the WAAPchampion. As well as the two major championships, the winner will also receive […]

Min Woo Lee joins professional ranks

Min Woo Lee joins professional ranks

Western Australia’s Min Woo Lee will this week take his long-anticipated professional plunge. The 20-year-old, Australia’s top-ranked amateur for the past 18 months, will leave the world rankings at a career-high No.5 without a professional card, but with a busy 2019 planned as he strives to achieve one or more. Lee hopes to secure exemptions […]

Shin to defend 2019 ActewAGL Canberra Classic

Shin to defend 2019 ActewAGL Canberra Classic

With just 50 days to go until the start of the 2019 ActewAGL Canberra Classic, ALPG is delighted to announce that Jiyai Shin has elected to defend the title she won so impressively at Royal Canberra Golf Club in 2018. The win set Shin up for another incredibly successful season on the lucrative LPGA Tour […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 16

In Episode 16 of Backspin, the boys catch up with PGA Chairman, Rodger Davis and cover a multitude of topics, from the state of the game heading into 2019 to Jack Wilson’s haircut. John Dyer, the Managing Director of Air Adventures Australia joins Larry and Steve to talk about the amazing history of the company, […]

PGA TOUR Series-China announces Qualifying Tournament sites, dates

PGA TOUR Series-China announces  Qualifying Tournament sites, dates

Foison Golf Club’s Dye Course in Guangzhou will host three 2019 PGA TOUR Series-China Qualifying Tournaments, and then the Series will make history when it holds for the first time its final Global Qualifying event outside of Greater China. The Series’ third Global Qualifying Tournament is set for Laguna Phuket Golf Club in Phuket, Thailand. […]

Walkinshaw Sports and Golf Australia Partnership Announced

Walkinshaw Sports and Golf Australia Partnership Announced

Golf Australia and Walkinshaw Sports, exclusive distributor of Under Armour Golf to the green grass market, have announced a three-year partnership. It is the first major partnership for Golf Australia since One Golf began in October. One Golf represents a unified governance structure for the sport with five of the seven states and territories committed. […]

Tiger Woods tours Melbourne in Presidents Cup prep

Tiger Woods tours Melbourne in Presidents Cup prep

A little more than one year ago, Tiger Woods, sat in the media center at the Presidents Cup just outside New York City and told the media that his future in the game was uncertain, unsure if he would ever play golf at its highest level again. Fast forward 14 months and we find Woods, […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 15

In Episode 15, Larry and Steve catch up with one of Australia’s hottest young golfers, Jake McLeod. We head to the magnificent Ocean Shores Country Club on the NSW Far North Coast where the head pro can sell you a dozen golf balls and a set of lawn bowls if you want. Larry reviews Srixon’s […]

Els debuts new International Team logo for 2019 Presidents Cup

Els debuts new International Team logo for 2019 Presidents Cup

At a member event at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, International Team Captain Ernie Els debuted a new International Team logo for the 2019 Presidents Cup. Nearly one year before the event returns to The Royal Melbourne Golf Club on December 9-15, 2019, Els launched the new logo with a goal to give the team […]

Novotel Vines Resort opens creche for golf and fitness

Novotel Vines Resort opens creche for golf and fitness

Learning golf or getting fit seems like a dream for those charged with looking after little kids. But now the Novotel Vines Resort offers a great solution, opening a creche at the club recently. The crèche will be accessible to mums and dads to know that their little ones, aged 12 months to 5 years, […]

The National, Huntingdale discuss merger

The National, Huntingdale discuss merger

Two of Australia’s most iconic courses, Melbourne’s Huntingdale Golf Club and The National Golf Club have begun talks surrounding a potential merger. The National, which already boasts three amazing courses on the Mornington Peninsula, as well as a fourth course, Long Island, near Frankston, issued a statement with top sandbelt club Huntingdale last month, announcing […]

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours Australian Player Results, November 20, 2018

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours Australian Player Results, November 20, 2018

The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances. PGA Tour The RSM Classic Sea Island Resort (Seaside/Plantation Course), Sea Island, Georgia Purse: $6,400,000 ($1,152,000 to winner)   Next Tournament: Sentry Tournament of Champions (Maui, Hawaii, […]

Troon to manage King Island’s Cape Wickham Golf Links

Troon to manage King Island’s Cape Wickham Golf Links

Troon International has been chosen to manage King Island’s spectacular Cape Wickham Golf Links. The par-72 championship course, designed by Mike DeVries and Darius Oliver, has been  recognised as one of the top courses in the world. As the course weaves through a variety of landscapes, with eight holes straddling the gorgeous coastline, this course […]

Ancer, Papadatos and McLeod Qualify for 148th Open Championship

Ancer, Papadatos and McLeod Qualify for 148th Open Championship

Abraham Ancer, Dimitrios Papadatos and Jake McLeod have secured their places in The 148th Open after qualifying at the Emirates Australian Open. The 103rd playing of Australia’s national championship took place at The Lakes in Sydney and was the first event in The Open Qualifying Series which gives golfers around the world opportunities to book their […]

Ancer, Kammerstad victorious at The Lakes

Ancer, Kammerstad victorious at The Lakes

It was a day of firsts at The Lakes on Sunday, following the final putts of the 2018 Emirates Australian Open. For Mexico’s Abraham Ancer, a runaway victory on the testing Lakes course resulted in his becoming the first Mexican and Latin American to lift the Stonehaven Cup.  In another first,  Sweden’s Johan Kammerstad became the […]

2019 Junior Presidents Cup Team Standings announced

2019 Junior Presidents Cup Team Standings announced

The PGA TOUR and American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) have unveiled the official team standings for the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup, which is set to take place December 8-9, 2019, at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The Junior Presidents Cup will precede the 2019 Presidents Cup, which will be contested at […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 14

In Episode 14 of Backspin, Larry and Steve catch up with Aussie golfing great, Peter Senior. Is he really the King of Spain? Find out in Backspin. Richard Fellner gets his golfing swagger going, testing Under Armour’s new Spieth 2 Golf Shoes, and Larry’s tip is all about getting your footwork right for a great […]

Ogilvy to play Australian PGA Championship

Ogilvy to play Australian PGA Championship

Major champion Geoff Ogilvy is returning to Australia to tee it up in the Australian PGA Championship for the first time since 2012. Ogilvy is a welcome addition to the field which will compete at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast from 29 November – 2 December. Ogilvy joins Marc Leishman, Andrew ‘Beef’ […]

Lahiri, Colsaerts commit to 2018 Emirates Australian Open

Lahiri, Colsaerts commit to 2018 Emirates Australian Open

Indian superstar and dual Presidents Cup player Anirban Lahiri will contest the 2018 Emirates Australian Open. He will be joined by former Ryder Cup star and popular Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from 15-18 November. Their commitment adds another layer to the growing international field chasing the Stonehaven Cup, with […]

Australian Ladies Professional Golf – ALPG Player Results – Week of Oct 21, 2018

Australian Ladies Professional Golf – ALPG Player Results – Week of Oct 21, 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and our Australian Ladies Professional Golf member performances.   LPGA Buick LPGA Shanghai Prizemoney: US$2.1m   Player Result Earnings Race to CME Minjee Lee T9 US$30,642 2 Su Oh T9 US$30,642 43 Katherine Kirk 65 US$16,946 60 Sarah Jane Smith 4 US$6,009 67   Symetra Tour […]

PGA Tour – Aussie results around the world – October 16 2018

PGA Tour – Aussie results around the world – October 16 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s PGA Tour action, and the Australian golfers’ performances on the world golf stage PGA Tour CIMB Classic TPC Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Purse: $7,000,000 ($1,260,000 to winner)   Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Stuart Appleby DNP —     Aaron Baddeley DNP — Greg Chalmers […]

Australian Ladies Professional Golf – ALPG Player Results – Week of 14th October 2018

Australian Ladies Professional Golf – ALPG Player Results – Week of 14th October 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s Australian Ladies Professional Golf action and our ALPG member performances. LPGA Tour LPGA KEB HANA BANK CHAMPIONSHIP, Incheon, Korea Prizemoney: US$2m   Player Result Earnings Race to CME Minjee Lee T3 US$96,411 2 Su Oh T27 US$16,387 41 Katherine Kirk 65 US$4,608 60 Sarah Jane Smith 4 […]

Pike wins maiden title at Victorian PGA

Pike wins maiden title at Victorian PGA

Australian golf professional Aaron Pike has won his first professional tournament, taking out a thrilling edition of the Victorian PGA Championship at RACV Cape Schanck Resort. Pike, who began the final round two shots off the lead, shot 2-under 68 to finish at 10-under the card. He faced a nervous wait as New Zealander Ryan […]

Leishman wins 2018 CIMB Classic

Leishman wins 2018 CIMB Classic

Marc Leishman secured a stunning victory at the CIMB Classic to become the first Australian and non-American to win the US$7 million tournament. The 34-year-old Leishman posted a final round seven-under-par 65 to claim his fourth PGA TOUR title and broke the stranglehold of the Americans, who have triumphed in the last eight editions. With […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 13

The 2018 Ryder Cup was a great event, (particularly for the European Team), and Michael Mosher from Teed Up Golf Tours tells us what it was like to actually be there. We catch up with rising Aussie star, Danny Nisbet, a bloke who likes to put it in overdrive every time he hits the course. […]

NSW Government commits to NSW Senior Open

NSW Government commits to NSW Senior Open

The Lincoln Place NSW Senior Open has received a significant boost on the eve of the Championship with the NSW Minister for Sport, The Honourable Stuart Ayres MP, announcing The NSW government will support the tournament for the next two years. The Minister, flanked by the Member for Albury, Mr Greg Aplin, said the State […]

Callaway partners with GMA

Callaway partners with GMA

  Golf Management Australia (GMA)  has entered into a partnership with Callaway Golf to further support the GMA membership over the coming years. For GMA, which represents Golf Club Management in Australia and provides professional development and support for members, the partnership will provide support for the future conference and events. “GMA is delighted to […]

Norman to be inducted into Asia Pacific Golf Hall Of Fame

Norman to be inducted into Asia Pacific Golf Hall Of Fame

Australian golf icon Greg Norman will be granted the highest honour bestowed upon a golfer in the Asia Pacific Region during the staging of the 2018 Asian Golf Awards. Norman will be inducted into the 2018 Asia Pacific Golf Hall Of Fame on November 3 during the award presentation at the 2018 Asian Golf Awards. […]

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