Members take a hit in Keysborough GC fire

Members take a hit in Keysborough GC fire

THE clubhouse at Keysborough Golf Club in Melbourne was virtually untouched following a ferocious fire that destroyed the buggy storage area and damaged a section of the pro shop recently. Keysborough Golf Club director or golf Darren Eckhardt told Inside Golf the blaze was so intense the buggy storage area had to be bulldozed. “I […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 11

It’s a hell of a jump from the battlefields of Iraq to the fairways and greens of the Australasian Tour, but Damien Jordan is one bloke who has made that leap, and his story is in this episode of Backspin. Mark Hayes from Golf Australia talks about the incredible outpouring of emotion and support since […]

Top golfers to gather for 10th Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Top golfers to gather for 10th Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship will celebrate its 10th anniversary in style next month when a field featuring the top men’s amateur golf talent throughout Asia and Australasia will gather in Singapore The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, created by the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC), the Masters Tournament and The R&A, will be played at the New […]

Kuchar commits to Emirates Australian Open

Kuchar commits to Emirates Australian Open

Matt Kuchar will contest the 2018 Emirates Australian Open. The popular American, seven times a winner on the US PGA Tour and Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup stalwart, this week confirmed he would play at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from 15-18 November. “I’m really looking forward to being a part of the championship […]

Fowler flies to Willow Senior Golf Classic success

Fowler flies to Willow Senior Golf Classic success

Peter Fowler won his first Staysure Tour title in three years as he emerged victorious at the Willow Senior Golf Classic at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club. The Australian, now a six-time winner on the European over-50s circuit, started the day in a four-way share of the lead on nine under par and […]

ALPG – Aussie results on Tour for August 21 2018

ALPG – Aussie results on Tour for August 21 2018

Here are the results for our Australian women for the week ending August 20 LPGA Indy Women in Tech Championship Driven by Group 1001 Indianapolis, INDIANA Purse: US $2,000,000 ($300k to winner)   Next Tournament: August 23-26 CP Women’s Open, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Purse: US $2,250,000   Player Result Earnings Race to CME Standing Notes […]

Volkswagen partners PGA of Australia for Volkswagen Scramble, Australian PGA Championships

Volkswagen partners PGA of Australia for Volkswagen Scramble, Australian PGA Championships

Volkswagen has joined Australia’s largest and most successful pro-amateur team’s event which will now be known as the Volkswagen Scramble. As well as securing naming rights of the iconic Australian golf event, Volkswagen becomes Official Car Partner of the Australian PGA Championship and Official Car Partner of the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways. Volkswagen […]

Aussie players on Tour: PGA Tour results; August 13, 2018

Aussie players on Tour: PGA Tour results; August 13, 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances. PGA Tour PGA Championship Bellerive CC, St. Louis, Missouri Purse: $10,500,000 ($1,980,000 to winner) Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Jason Day T19 (-7) $113,125 6 The 2015 PGA Championship winner recorded his seventh top-25 finish in his ninth overall start at […]

Vale Jarrod Lyle

Vale Jarrod Lyle

With an extremely heavy heart, Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia formally advise of the passing of Jarrod Lyle, aged 36. He is survived by his wife Briony, and daughters Lusi, 6, and Jemma, 2. The following is a statement from Briony Lyle, who asks that the family’s privacy remains respected at this most […]

Australian Players on PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, August 6 2018

Australian Players on PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, August 6 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances. PGA TOUR   WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Firestone CC (South), Akron, Ohio Purse: $10,000,000 ($1,7000,000 to winner)   Next Tournament: PGA Championship (St. Louis, Missouri, August 9-12)   Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Jason Day T10 (-7) $160,875 5 Earned his fifth top-10 finish […]

Bhullar wins 2018 Fiji International

Bhullar wins 2018 Fiji International

The final round of the 2018 Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways was a show worthy of the stage, India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar edging out a white-hot Anthony Quayle to win at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. His 14-under total proved to be one shot too many for Queenslander Quayle, the 23-year-old’s astonishing 9-under 63 enough […]

Date set for 2019 ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth

Date set for 2019 ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth

The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth is set for its third staging in 2019 when it is played from 14-17 February at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Western Australia. In the inaugural ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth, local hero Brett Rumford dominated in front of his home crowd while Thai superstar Kiradech […]

The latest news from GMA

The latest news from GMA

Here is a recap of the latest news from Golf Management Australia ‘One GMA’ progress Over the past 12 months, GMA has undertaken a project to develop a more ‘unified’ approach to GMA-related activities across the country,with the project progressing well to date. The project has involved consultation with each state executive over the past […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 10

After successfully picking Francesco Molinari to win the British Open, a certain co-host is cock-a-hoop and pretty sure he’s on the money for the US PGA. Find out who he’s tipping in this episode of Backspin. We catch up with one of the golf world’s most respected coaches, Gary Barter, and Inside Golf editor, Richard […]

Sully snatches super award

Sully snatches super award

ANYONE who hasn’t played at Roseville Golf Club in Sydney’s north doesn’t know what they’re missing. And long-serving course superintendent Mark O’Sullivan has been flat out keeping this private course to the standard that keeps members raving about it. Actually not flat – but flat on his back. O’Sullivan couldn’t attend an awards ceremony in […]

R&A, USGA set to limit use of green reading materials

R&A, USGA set to limit use of green reading materials

The R&A and the USGA are proposing regulations regarding the use of green-reading materials, reaffirming the need for a player to read greens based on their own judgement, skill and ability. Following a six-week period of feedback and consultation with interested parties that begins today, the regulations will be finalised in a published “interpretation” of […]

Eight Aussies set to battle at 147th Open Championship

Eight Aussies set to battle at 147th Open Championship

The ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia will be well represented at the 147th Open Championship with eight Australians and two New Zealanders teeing it up. Among them is 2017 ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit winner Brett Rumford, current Australian Open champion Cameron Davis who makes his Major debut and Matt Jones who […]

Golf club participation report for 2017 released

Golf club participation report for 2017 released

Golf Australia has released the 2017 National Golf Club Participation Report, which provides annual figures and trends on membership, competition rounds, general participation and specific program participation. The report breaks data into states/territories, districts, gender and age. The 2017 report also includes participation data recorded from AusPlay and comparison trends with other sports. The 2017 report […]

Canberra’s Thorp wins World Junior Championship

Canberra’s Thorp wins World Junior Championship

Canberra 17-year-old Adam Thorp has pulled off a remarkable victory in the IMG Junior World Championships at the Torrey Pines Golf Resort near San Diego, California. Thorp, who will turn 18 on July 22nd, has finished with a final round 73 for a four-round total of four under par 284 to win the coveted prize […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 9

With the British Open coming up at Carnoustie, we revisit the 1999 Open at the same venue, when it famously fell apart for tournament leader Jean Van Der Velde on the 72nd hole. His playing partner that day was Craig Parry, who talks us through what happened on that incredible final hole. Larry’s love affair […]

PGA TOUR unveils revamped 2018-19 Season schedule

PGA TOUR unveils revamped 2018-19 Season schedule

PGA TOUR has unveiled a revamped tournament schedule for next season, providing an exciting change for players and fans as they are able to engage in – and better follow – a cadence of events highlighted by significant championships every month and culminating with the FedExCup Playoffs in August. Highlights from the new 46-tournament schedule: […]

ALPG – Australian Player Results, Week of June 8th July 2018

ALPG – Australian Player Results, Week of June 8th July 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and our ALPG member performances. THORNBERRY CREEK LPGA CLASSIC ONEIDA, WISCONSIN JULY 05-08 Purse: $2,000,000 ($300,000 to winner)     Player Result Earnings Race to CME Standing Notes Rebecca Artis T72 US$3,823 120 Hannah Green DNP 63 Katherine Kirk T20 US$22,186 61 Minjee Lee T23 US$18,755 […]

Kingston Heath, Victoria GC set to host future Australian Opens

Kingston Heath, Victoria GC set to host future Australian Opens

Two of Australia’s most famous tournament venues have won the rights to host the 2020 and 2022 editions of the Australian Open. A strong field of contenders from Melbourne’s famous Sandbelt put their credentials to Golf Australia to fill the “release years” from the current eight-year contract with Sydney. GA chief executive Stephen Pitt was […]

Nine named as official Australia broadcast partner for 2018 Melbourne World Cup of Golf

Nine named as official Australia broadcast partner for 2018 Melbourne World Cup of Golf

The world of golf is coming to Melbourne and fans will be able to catch the action as tournament officials have announced that Nine Australia will broadcast the 59th edition of the Melbourne World Cup of Golf at The Metropolitan Golf Club on 21-25, November 2018. The PGA TOUR and Nine agreed on the one-year […]

Australian Team finalised for UL International Crown

Australian Team finalised for UL International Crown

Minjee Lee, Katherine Kirk, Sarah Jane Smith and Su Oh will represent Australia at the UL International Crown, an international biennial team competition to be held from October 4-7 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon City. Team Australia will be the fifth seed for the event, while the remaining seven countries that have […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 8

In this episode of Backspin, Larry and Steve catch up with Aussie trailblazer and two-time Major winner, David Graham. We find out more about the colourful range Volvik golf balls, and ask two questions in the process. Are they a gimmick, and who is Chairman Moon? Larry dreams of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast when we talk […]

Golf in Thailand: You’ve never been spoilt like this before

Golf in Thailand: You’ve never been spoilt like this before

Imagine how much you’d look forward to golf if every round played out like this: A private transfer takes you to the golf course and on arrival there’s a chorus of immaculately groomed caddies lining the entrance to welcome you with calls of “Sawadee Kha” – a traditional welcome. Your caddie, sporting a caddy bib […]

Remembering Peter Thomson

Remembering Peter Thomson

The Australian golf industry lost a legend and icon this week, as the family of Australian golfing great Peter Thomson AO, CBE, announced his passing on Wednesday, 20 June. He was 88. Thomson had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for more than four years and lost his battle at home in Melbourne surrounded by family. […]

The best ever putters, and how they did it

The best ever putters, and how they did it

Who were the best putters in the modern game of golf? In this excerpt from the book Bump and Run, we learn who the greats of the game believe were the best putters, and how they were so good with the flatstick.   “Who are some of the best putters you have ever seen and […]

Club of the Month: Catalina Country Club

Club of the Month: Catalina Country Club

A GOLF club can ill-afford to rest on its laurels these days. You need to move with the times and there is no better example of that than the magnificent Catalina Country Club on the New South Wales South Coast. Not content with having an iconic golf course, magnificent clubhouse and ‘contented’ membership, this club […]

Australian Player Results, PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, June 18

Australian Player Results, PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, June 18

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. U.S. Open Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, New York Purse: $12,000,000 ($2,160,000 to winner)   Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Robert Allenby DNP Stuart Appleby DNP […]

Vic Open becomes Australian golf’s richest week

Vic Open becomes Australian golf’s richest week

The Vic Open will become Australian golf’s richest week in 2019 with the combined prize pool surging to an unprecedented $3 million. That’s more than double the $1.3 million on offer in 2018 and means since moving to 13th Beach Golf Links in 2013, the prize pool has increased ten-fold – from $300,000 to $3 […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 7

Is it time to get off the board of your golf club when your main focus at meetings is what sort of toilet paper the club is using? Inside Golf Editor Richard Fellner thinks so, and Larry seconds the motion in this episode of Backspin, as we discuss what we can do to better promote […]

Aussie PGA Tour results around the world – Week ending June 11, 2018

Aussie PGA Tour results around the world – Week ending June 11, 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. FedEx St. Jude Classic TPC Southwind, Memphis Tennessee Purse: $6,600,000 ($1,188,000 to winner)   Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Robert Allenby CUT (+3) — 237 Made […]

Troon International appointed by Brookwater Golf and Country Club

Troon International appointed by Brookwater Golf and Country Club

Troon International, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, has announced its latest partnership with Brookwater Golf and Country Club, Queensland’s premium golfing destination. The spectacular 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course, set in a beautiful Australian landscape, is now set to benefit from Troon’s unrivalled expertise and experience as the company […]

Aussie results on the PGA Tour – Week ending June 4, 2018

Aussie results on the PGA Tour – Week ending June 4, 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 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio Purse: $8,900,000 ($1,602,000 to winner) Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Robert Allenby DNP […]

Under Armour Golf coming to green grass

Under Armour Golf coming to green grass

Industry leading golf brand distributor Walkinshaw Sports has been appointed as the exclusive green grass distributor for Under Armour golf apparel, footwear and accessories in Australia. Dan Harrap, General Manager of Walkinshaw Sports said, “This is an extremely exciting opportunity for Walkinshaw Sports and for the local green grass golf industry. Our partnership with Under […]

Business Ladies that Golf

Business Ladies that Golf

Lakeside Golf Club Camden’s most recent Business Ladies Golf courses were held from January – March 2018, having over 15 ladies participate. Local golfer, Kim Teale participated in the first Business Ladies Golf course back in October – November 2017 and has made several new friendships with ladies who had never played golf before but […]

Golf Business Forum launches full program

Golf Business Forum launches full program

With just under two months to go, excitement is cranking up as the Golf Business Forum launches the program for the two-day event in July. With an impressive lineup of Australian and international speakers, delegates will get to hear a diversity of perspectives – from the Australian Sports Commission and Golf Australia through to experts […]

The Amitee event wants you

The Amitee event wants you

IT started out as a “let’s see how the other half live” golfing exercise, and has turned into an annual extravaganza between four interstate golf clubs. Members from Muirfield (NSW), Amstel (Vic), Tea Tree Gully (SA) and Nudgee (Qld) golf clubs have, for the past 48 years, met on a rotational basis to challenge each […]

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