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 […]

OneAsia consolidates offices, Sellinger departs

OneAsia consolidates offices, Sellinger departs

OneAsia has confirmed the consolidation of its two offices in Asia as component of a planned expansion which will see Hong Kong become the focal point of both administrative and operational affairs. The OneAsia Board of Directors met in Melbourne, following its enormously successful Emirates Australian Open which saw record television ratings in Australia, to […]

Chalmers makes it two in a row, captures Australian PGA Championship

Chalmers makes it two in a row, captures Australian PGA Championship

West Australian Greg Chalmers is the toast of the PGA Tour of Australasia after winning his second consecutive tournament, the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola. Following a one hole playoff with Marcus Fraser and four time Champion Robert Allenby, Chalmers added the Joe Kirkwood Cup to his growing collection to take home his second […]

Conversations with The Coach: Andrew Gaze

Conversations with The Coach: Andrew Gaze

Every now and again I get to catch up with my old mate Andrew Gaze and talk, amongst other things, golf. The ex-NBL/NBA star, Olympian, basketball legend and all-round great bloke has plenty of stories up that very long sleeve. And the guy certainly loves his golf. Prior to a recent chat—when he thought nobody […]

Greg Chalmers claims second Stonehaven Cup

Greg Chalmers claims second Stonehaven Cup

Greg Chalmers has won the 2011 Emirates Australian Open following an intense final round at The Lakes Golf Club. Chalmers, the 1998 Australian Open Champion, claimed his second Stonehaven Cup holding off a world class leaderboard of challengers to take the title. “I’ve got my name twice on the Stonehaven Cup, that’s phenomenal,” said Chalmers. […]

Jordan out, Cook in for US Presidents Cup team

Jordan out, Cook in for US Presidents Cup team

United States Presidents Cup Captain Fred Couples announced today that 11-time PGA TOUR winner John Cook has been named Captain’s Assistant for the upcoming Presidents Cup matches. Michael Jordan, who was named along with Jay Haas as a Captain’s Assistant for The Presidents Cup 2011, will be unable to attend the matches due to pending […]

LPGA to return to Australia

LPGA to return to Australia

Golf Australia, in conjunction with the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) and the ALPG (Australian Ladies Professional Golf), has announced that the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will be added to the LPGA Tour schedule beginning in 2012. The 2012 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will take place the week of Feb. 6-12 at Royal […]

Wright breaks drought with WA win

Wright breaks drought with WA win

37 year old Queenslander Michael Wright has taken out the 2011 Brunel West Australian PGA Championship by one shot over Terry Pilkadaris in a dramatic finale at The Novotel Vines Resort and Country Club. Wright battled it out with Pilkadaris till the very last hole where he chipped out from a greenside bunker to putt […]

American Funeral Home opens Golf Hole Memorial

American Funeral Home opens Golf Hole Memorial

Golfers understand the simple joys that accompany a day on the course: the smell of a freshly cut green, the sound of a well-hit drive and the satisfaction of watching a long putt fall into the hole. It is with these joys in mind that Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Bellevue, Washington, […]

Australia wins Four Nations Cup

Australia has won the inaugural Four Nations Cup by 11 shots in fine and warm conditions at The Hills Golf Club near Arrowtown on New Zealand’s south island. The Australians held a 14 shot lead heading into the final round courtesy of superb third rounds from Brett Drewitt (65) and Todd Sinnott (66). At one […]

Massive field to contest Australian Open

Massive field to contest Australian Open

More of the world’s top 20 players are set for Sydney with World Number 9 Matt Kuchar, World Number 11 Nick Watney, former champions Robert Allenby and John Senden, and American Hunter Mahan all confirming they will be part of the action at the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club from 10-13 November.