Cullen rethinks goals after breakthrough win

Cullen rethinks goals after breakthrough win

  Young Australian Nick Cullen is having to rethink his goals for 2012 after securing the first victory of his professional career in the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open. The 27-year-old left-hander pocketed a whopping U.S. $172,000 from the $1 million purse that made up OneAsia’s season opener, giving himself a healthy platform to relaunch a […]

Ponting, Nixon, Goddard join The Club

Ponting, Nixon, Goddard join The Club

Renowned golf tragics Ricky Ponting, Livina Nixon and Brendon Goddard are just three names spearheading a new PGA ambassador initiative, ‘The Club,’ launched today. Ponting, Nixon and Goddard join fellow golf lovers Brodie Harper, Sam Fisher, Lili Romano, Shura Taft, James Tobin and Scott McGregor as members of The Club which aims to encourage Australians […]

Quiros, Oosthuizen confirmed for Malaysian Open

Quiros, Oosthuizen confirmed for Malaysian Open

2010 Open Championship winner Louis Oosthuizen and six-time European Tour winner Alvaro Quiros have confirmed their participation at the 51st edition of The Maybank Malaysian Open Leading what is anticipated to be a formidable European Tour challenge, the duo will join earlier-announced players Martin Kaymer and Charl Schwartzel for the prestigious co-sanctioned championship with the […]

Beck, Kulacz to join All-star cast in Cambodia

British Open-bound Mardan Mamat of Singapore and Thai veteran Prayad Marksaeng will headline an all-star Asian Tour line-up at the inaugural HANDA FALDO CAMBODIAN CLASSIC next week. The US$300,000 tournament, the fifth leg of the 2012 Asian Tour season, will be played at the Nick Faldo-designed Angkor Golf Resort in the historical city of Siem […]

OneAsia appoint Director of Media and Communications

OneAsia appoint Director of Media and Communications

OneAsia has appointed David Fox Director of Media and Communications as the elite golf competition platform is poised to begin its fourth and most lucrative season. Fox adds muscle to a re-shaped Hong Kong-based team ahead of the season-opening Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open, which takes place at the Emeralda Golf and Country Club from March […]

Sun Mountain launching in Australia

From April 2012, golf bags, buggies and outerwear from industry pioneers Sun Mountain will be available in authorised Australia golf retailers and pro shops, following an announcement by the US-based company to expand their business into the Australian golf marketplace. For the past 30 years, Sun Mountain has been revolutionising the golf industry with advanced technologies and designs […]

Paddison powers to victory

Gareth Paddison of New Zealand gave himself a confidence-boost ahead of the new season with victory at the Adroit Insurance Group Victorian PGA Championship on Sunday. Paddison, who finished ninth on the OneAsia Order of Merit last year, won by a stroke from Australia’s Leighton Lyle despite shooting a three-over par final round of 74 […]

Chowrasia, Dodt eye Avantha prize

Chowrasia, Dodt eye Avantha prize

India’s S.S.P. Chowrasia believes that he is capable of pulling off a hat-trick of wins on home soil when the Avantha Masters, the first event to be is tri-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, European Tour and PGTI this season, tees off at the DLF Golf and Country Club on Thursday. The defending champion has shown […]

Minoza aims for sucker punch

Minoza aims for sucker punch

Filipino golfing great Frankie Minoza hopes a first ever meeting with his country’s world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will help him land a sucker punch as he chases a third ICTSI Philippine Open which starts on Thursday. The veteran star played in the pro-am with the iconic WBO welterweight champion at the Wack Wack Golf […]

Kieran Pratt claims first professional victory

Kieran Pratt claims first professional victory

Melbourne Professional Kieran Pratt has claimed his first career title at the Asian Tour’s Myanmar Open. Showing the composure of a professional well beyond his years, Pratt won his first professional victory following a three-way playoff with fellow Australian Adam Blyth and Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat. In his first tournament of 2012, the 23 year-old claimed the […]

In Brief: Aussie state news

In Brief: Aussie state news

Oh masters Shark event RECORDS are meant to be broken and Su Hyun Oh of Kingswood Golf Club in Victoria did just that at the Greg Norman Junior Masters at Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club. Playing in the 15 years and under division, Oh beat all-comers with rounds of 71-71-69-70 for a 281 total. […]

Indonesia Open joint-sanctioned with Japan

Indonesia Open joint-sanctioned with Japan

In a landmark development for professional golf in the region, this year’s Indonesia Open will be joint sanctioned by OneAsia and the Japan Golf Tour Organization (JGTO). The US$1 million tournament will be played from March 22 to 25 and it will signify the first time the two bodies have jointly sanctioned an event together. […]

GolfNutters enjoy a day at Kingston Heath

GolfNutters enjoy a day at Kingston Heath

Kingston Heath, one of Australia’s finest courses, recently played host to nearly 70 GolfNut subscribers in the first GolfNut Golf Day. GolfNut, a golf deals website which mixes up access deals to top private clubs as well as value-based offers to public and hybrid golf courses, set up the Kingston Heath day as it’s inaugural […]

Ray Wilson awarded OAM

PGA Professional Ray Wilson was among those honoured by the Governor General on the Australia Day honour list, awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia last week. Wilson, the Club Professional at Strathfield Golf Club since 1961, was recognised for his ‘service to the sport of golf and to the community through a […]

Mildura Golf club revamp in full swing

A $6 million redevelopment is taking shape at the Mildura Golf Club. The project will redesign the layout of three holes of the golf course, allow a 100 housing block subdivision and the development of a new resort. General manager Marcus Guthrie says the new holes are almost finished and the entire development is planned […]

2012 PGA Merchandise Show

The 59th PGA Merchandise Show Week is steeped in tradition but overflowing with innovation. All of golf’s top influencers and market leaders are in one place, plus more than 200 companies new to the Show. Product presentations from nearly 1,000 leading golf companies and brands to comparison shop and bring back the best merchandise assortment […]

A golf dream come true

Bundaberg’s John Kirchner is about to tee off on a dream golfing adventure, and it only took him 30 years to get there. At 53 he is about to play his first tournament in the Australian PGA Legends tour in Sydney, and John says he is excited to be taking his game to the next level […]

Sisters of Swing return to the Gold Coast

Sisters of Swing return to the Gold Coast

They’re back! The Sisters of Swing return to the Gold Coast in February with another star-studded lineup expected to arrive for the 2012 Gold Coast RACV Australian Ladies Masters. The 23rd staging of the tournament will once again be played at the RACV Royal Pines Resort from February 2-5 under co-sanctioning status with Australian Ladies […]

OneAsia graduates confirmed

Korean Kim Gi-whan won the Final Stage of the OneAsia Qualifying School today to book his place on the multi-million dollar circuit in 2012. Kim, who led by four at the start of the day, closed with a three-under-par 68 to win by five strokes. He finished with a four-round aggregate of 16-under-par 268 at […]

Australians book places in Open

Ashley Hall and Aaron Townsend have booked their tickets for the 2012 Open Championship. The Australian duo joined countryman Nick Cullen, who played a sprinkling of OneAsia events last season, in qualifying for the third Major of the year. Hall and Townsend finished 14th and 16th respectively on OneAsia last season and their exploits at […]

Breakthrough win for Arnold

Breakthrough win for Arnold

Rising star Scott Arnold upstaged OneAsia winners Kurt Barnes and Michael Hendry to lift the Victorian Open on the PGA Tour of Australasia. Australia’s Arnold, ranked the number one amateur in the world when he joined the pro ranks in 2009, closed with a 68 to win by a stroke from big-hitting countryman Barnes. It […]

Thomson Perrett a finalist for Olympic Golf Course in Rio

Thomson Perrett a finalist for Olympic Golf Course in Rio

Thomson Perrett Golf Course Architects has been selected as one of 8 short-listed architectural companies to design the golf course which will host the golf event in the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games. The announcement follows a worldwide competition launched by the Rio 2016 Olympic Committee. The “Request For Proposal” sought the leading golf […]

Chris Anstey talks Golf with The Coach

Chris Anstey talks Golf with The Coach

A mid-week wander down to the driving range provided me with a glimpse of one of the most interesting swings I have seen in a long while. The guy swinging the club was tall, very tall and somewhat… “Praying Mantis”-like. A closer look revealed that it was my good buddy, Chris Anstey. So I took […]

Poulter claims JBWere Australian Masters gold jacket

Poulter claims JBWere Australian Masters gold jacket

Ian Poulter mastered a difficult Victoria Golf Course under windy conditions to win the 2011 JBWere Masters Championship. On a day where wind gusts caused havoc, Poulter dominated the leaderboard all day as those around him failed to make inroads. For the win, Poulter claimed the $180,000 winner’s cheque as well as the famed gold jacket, a […]