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Winners of the 2013 Champions of the Murray tournament

Green fee players can now be champions

The Champions of the Murray was established by Golf on the Murray in 2011, and allowed members of partner clubs to play in a qualifying tournament for the chance to win a golf weekend away. Positive feedback from 2011 finalists encouraged the group to expand this concept and now green fee players have the opportunity [...]

August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Adam Scott at the Open Championship (Photo: Getty)

Scotty prepares for Open redemption

Adam Scott is back at the Open Championship, back at the event that left him desolate a year ago. While the Australian golfer celebrates his 33rd birthday today, celebration was the last thing on his mind as he left Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s after the 2012 Open, when an agonising string of four closing [...]

July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Cameron Smith

Amateur Cameron Smith turns Professional

Current Australian Amateur champion Cameron Smith has confirmed he has moved into the professional ranks. The 19 year-old Queenslander enjoyed a superb amateur career winning a host of amateur events including the Australian Amateur Championship, Australian Junior Championship, Australian Stroke Play Championship in addition to a number of state titles. “I’m ready for the challenge [...]

July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More
PGA of Australia to implement Rule 14-1b from 2016

PGA of Australia to implement Rule 14-1b from 2016

The PGA of Australia today confirmed it will adopt Rule 14-1b prohibiting anchoring of the club for all Professional tournaments sanctioned by the PGA from January 1, 2016.

July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Barham Golf Club

Golf on the Murray: Barham

A great place for that well earned vacation or just a weekend away, Barham is an idyllic paradise located on the Banks of the Mighty Murray River. Situated between Swan Hill & Echuca, Barham is a leisurely three-hour drive north of Melbourne.

July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments More
PGA TOUR supports USGA anchoring ban

PGA TOUR supports USGA anchoring ban

The PGA TOUR Policy Board has acknowledged that the USGA’s ban on anchored strokes, known as Rule 14-1b, will apply to PGA TOUR competitions beginning on January 1, 2016. In making this acknowledgement, the Policy Board also passed a resolution strongly recommending, along with the PGA of America, that the USGA consider extending the time [...]

July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Dave Bartels

Designing golf balls from the inside out

What goes into the design of today’s high-tech golf balls? In this Q&A with Dave Bartels, Senior Director, Callaway Golf Ball R&D, we discover the “ins” and “outs” of creating high-performance balls for a variety of players.   How did you find your way into golf ball engineering? I was working as an engineer at [...]

June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Golf on the Murray: Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort

Golf on the Murray: Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort

Nestled alongside the picturesque Murray River, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort is the perfect resort destination in which you can experience immaculate greens under idyllic blue skies over the winter months. Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort has 45 holes on offer – two 18-hole courses, the Lake and the Murray, as well as a short [...]

June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Decadent Dubai

Decadent Dubai

Arabian nights, belly dancing beauties and sandy sultans aside, a visit to the gleaming city of Dubai will indulge your senses. A fusion of old and new harmoniously entwined hits you from the moment you step off the plane. Men wearing dishdash, driving Mercedes and Porsches on their way to their ultra-modern office skyscraper. But [...]

June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Fraser among US Open qualifiers at Walton Heath

Fraser among US Open qualifiers at Walton Heath

Simon Khan put his play-off defeat in the BMW PGA Championship behind him to secure one of the 12 spots on offer in the US Open qualifier at Walton Heath. Khan admitted he had a sleepless night after losing to Italian Matteo Manassero on the fourth extra hole at Wentworth in The European Tour’s flagship [...]

May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Graham Marsh Golf Design to redevelop RACV Royal Pines Resort

Graham Marsh Golf Design to redevelop RACV Royal Pines Resort

The new beginning for the Australian PGA Championship is off to a flying start with the appointment of Graham Marsh Golf Design as designers at RACV Royal Pines Resort. The appointment follows hard on the heels of RACV’s commitment to invest at least $5 million in improving the challenge of the course and establishing it [...]

May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Michael Davis, USGA Executive Director, center, addresses members of the media as Mark E. Newell, Chairman, USGA Rules of Golf Committee, left, and Glen D. Nager, USGA President, right, look on during a press conference at the USGA headquarters on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Far Hills, N.J. The USGA and The R&A, golf’s governing bodies, have adopted changes to Rule 14-1 of the Rules of Golf that prohibit anchoring the club in making a stroke. The new Rule will go into effect on January 1, 2016, in accordance with the regular four-year cycle for changes to the Rules of Golf. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

It’s official: Anchors away in 2016

The United States Golf Association (USGA) and The R&A, golf’s governing bodies, have announced the adoption of Rule 14-1b of the Rules of Golf that prohibits anchoring the club in making a stroke. The new Rule will take effect on January 1, 2016, in accordance with the regular four-year cycle for changes to the Rules [...]

May 21, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Matt Griffin wins SK Telecom Open

Matt Griffin wins SK Telecom Open

Australian Matthew Griffin won his second OneAsia title in less than a year when the final round of the SK Telecom Open was called off without a shot being played because of thick fog at Pinx Golf Club on Korea’s Jeju Island. Griffin can credit a spectacular 40 foot putt from off the back of [...]

May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More
World Cup of Golf to return to Royal Melbourne in November

World Cup of Golf to return to Royal Melbourne in November

The International Federation of PGA Tours, an organization of the top professional golf tours in the world that sanctions the World Golf Championships and the World Cup of Golf, is proud to join the State of Victoria and the International Golf Association in announcing that the 2013 World Cup of Golf will return to The [...]

May 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Brett Rumford (Photo: OneAsia)

Brett Rumford doubles up with China Open victory [video]

Brett Rumford became the first Australian to win back to back European Tour titles for more than 40 years with a short game masterclass at the Volvo China Open.

May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Brett Rumford. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Brett Rumford captures Ballantine’s Championship (Video)

Australia’s Brett Rumford showed he is the man for the big occasion when he prevailed in a three-way play-off with compatriot Marcus Fraser and Scotland’s Peter Whiteford to win the €2,205,000 (Approximately US$2.8 million) Ballantine’s Championship.

April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Adam Scott goes from Gold to Green, winning The US Masters

Adam Scott goes from Gold to Green, winning The US Masters

Just a few months after winning the gold jacket in the Australian Masters, Adam Scott has  finally delivered the goods for Australian golf — taking home the green US Masters Jacket in dramatic fashion over Angel Cabrera in the dusk at Augusta National. First, Scott made an out-of-this world putt on the 72nd hole in [...]

April 15, 2013 | 3 Comments More
Terry North’s new show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival “Fairway To Heaven”

Terry North’s new show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival “Fairway To Heaven”

Terry North has been performing Stand-up for 15 years, has toured Australia, performed New Zealand and off course the UK. Before this he worked on the European Golf Tour for nine years. Put the two together and you get “FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN” If you love golf, or even if you just like it a bit, [...]

April 13, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Last year's finalists of the Lexus Cup

GOLF Link announces the 2013 Lexus Cup

Every Australian club golfer who wants to play the magnificent Royal Melbourne golf course or drive a luxury Lexus IS 250 X Special Edition sedan will get a chance to do so this year, following last month’s launch of the Lexus Cup powered by Golf Link. The innovative competition, which saw more than 35,000 Australian [...]

March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Stacey Keating with Vic Open Trophy

Keating wins Women’s Victorian Open

Local favourite Stacey Keating capped off a tremendous summer by winning her State Open, the Women’s Victorian Open, which was played at the magnificent Thirteenth Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads. Keating’s goals at the start of the ALPG season included performing better at home than her had done in the past two years and putting [...]

February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More
RACV Royal Pines

Royal Pines to host Australian PGA Championship

The PGA of Australia has confirmed the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola has found a new home on Queensland’s Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines.

February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Legends Golf Gourse

My South African VIP treatment: Legends Golf Course extreme 19th

“Any nervous flyers among us?” asked the helicopter pilot as we took off to descend Hanglip Mountain. My sister yelled “NO!” which gave him the nod to take off and soar down over the cliff, followed by the most extreme acrobatics that gave us an incredible adrenalin rush. Firmly belted in, headphones on, and eyes [...]

February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Big winners at 2012 RACV Ultimate Skins Challenge

Club Golfers are the big winners at RACV Ultimate Skins

Amateur golfers will compete for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes when the Ultimate Skins event returns to the Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines from 30 June – 4 July 2013.

February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Travel: A Turkish Delight

Travel: A Turkish Delight

Turkey is fast becoming one of the most popular countries to travel to, and has an enormous amount to offer its visitors. Its past history of rulers, invaders and conquers have left a legacy of fascinating and interesting history and sights that will keep you wanting to learn and discover more. Istanbul is the first [...]

February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Matt Kuchar with the WGC Trophy (©Getty Images)

Kuchar claims WGC; Day grabs third

American Matt Kuchar was the last man standing at the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship, taking the top prize with a 2&1 win over Hunter Mahan in the final day at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Arizona. Poulter, who played brilliantly in his quarter-final win over Steve Stricker on the Saturday evening, was beaten [...]

February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Karrie Webb (Photo: Scott Powick SMP Images)

Magic 8th for Webb at Volvik RACV Ladies Masters

Australian Karrie Webb has won the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters for an incredible eighth time and in doing so she equals Sam Snead’s record for most wins of a single tournament. Snead won the Greater Greensboro Open eight times in a run spanning four decades.  Webb first won here in 1998 and her most recent [...]

February 4, 2013 | 0 Comments More
The NSW Mid-North Coast

The NSW Mid-North Coast

In terms of scenic beauty, the Mid-North Coast and the Northern Rivers of New South Wales are unsurpassed. And when it comes to golf, this stretch of NSW manages to combine the attraction of a resort golf destination with the charm of friendly local clubs.

February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments More
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Inside Golf's Richard Fellner with ALPG CEO Warren Sevil (Photo by Andrew Brownbill)

Inside Golf editor wins esteemed Golf Media Award

The Australian Golf Writers Association (AGWA) last week announced the winners of the 2011-2012 Australian Golf Media Awards, an annual event honouring excellence in golf media. Inside Golf editor Richard Fellner has been awarded the highly esteemed “Best Column – Print” award for his Starters Box column, which has generated acclaim over the past 12 months for its “outside of the box” viewpoints.

December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Schwartzel tops in Thailand

Schwartzel tops in Thailand

South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel romped to a commanding 11-shot victory at the US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship on Sunday to end a frustrating 20-month title drought since winning the 2011 Masters Tournament.

December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Graeme McDowell

McDowell triumphs again in California

Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell finished three shots clear of Keegan Bradley to win the World Challenge presented by Northwestern Mutual in California. The European Ryder Cup star banked a cheque for $1,000,000 as a result of finishing 17 under for the week, as well as ending a two year wait since his last victory. The [...]

December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Willie Park Jr. to join World Golf Hall of Fame

Willie Park Jr. to join World Golf Hall of Fame

The World Golf Hall of Fame Museum will induct Willie Park Jr. as part of the Class of 2013. Along with his father, World Golf Hall of Fame member Willie Park Sr., Park helped form one of the legendary families in golf history. He is the third member of the Class of 2013 and will [...]

November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Marc Leishman (Getty)

Star quartet to join Open field in Sydney

PGA TOUR winners Kyle Stanley and Marc Leishman join John Senden and Robert Allenby as the latest players to confirm their place at the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from 6-9 December.

November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Scott chases fourth crown in Singapore

Scott chases fourth crown in Singapore

Adam Scott believes that the US$6 million Barclays Singapore Open stands up as one of the pinnacles of Asian golf as he this year attempts to win the respected title for a fourth time. The World Number Six, whose challenge will commence at Sentosa Golf Club from November 8-11 against a stellar line-up including World [...]

October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Bo Van Pelt (Photo: SMP Images)

Van Pelt victorious in Perth

Bo Van Pelt prevailed in an all-American battle with Jason Dufner to win the ISPS HANDA Perth International at Lake Karrinyup, winning with a tournament total of 16-under par. Starting the final round with a one stroke lead, Van Pelt was in control of the tournament throughout the day, posting a final round of 68 to secure the win by two shots.

October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Stacey Keating

Keating collects second straight victory

Australian Stacey Keating came from three shots behind overnight leader Diana Luna of Italy to capture the Lacoste Ladies Open de France at Chantaco Golf Club, and her second straight LET victory.

October 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Justin Rose

Justin Rose heads Down Under; Seven to broadcast Open

Australia’s Summer of Golf is set to benefit from another world-class star, as World number 5 Justin Rose has confirmed he will play in the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from December 6-9. Rose won the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March and capped an exceptional year with a runner-up finish at the Tour [...]

October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Aussie stars confirm Coolum return

Aussie stars confirm Coolum return

Defending champion Greg Chalmers and former winners Geoff Ogilvy (2008) and Greg Norman (1984, 1985) have confirmed their entry into this year’s 2012 Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola at the Palmer Coolum Resort from December 13-16. “Last year’s Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola was the most successful staged in recent history, attracting a [...]

October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Eagle Ridge

Eagle Ridge Golf Course for sale

Ever dreamed of owning your own championship golf course? Well, here is your chance. One of Victoria’s finest public golf courses, Eagle Ridge on the Mornington Peninsula, is for sale. Owned by the Russo family since 1995, the course has been put up for sale.

September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Terry Price (Photo by Phil Inglis/Getty Images)

Price secures maiden Seniors Tour win

Terry Price completed the most dominant victory of the 2012 European Senior Tour season with a final round of five under par 67 to record a stunning six-shot win over Marc Farry and Barry Lane at Winston Golf.

September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Matthew Griffin (Picture by Paul Lakatos/OneAsia)

Griffin claims his biggest victory at High1 Resort Open

Australian Matthew Griffin scored the biggest win of his professional career on Sunday with a one-stroke victory at the 2012 Charity High1 Resort Open in Korea’s Gangwon-do province. The 29-year-old Melburnian held his nerve in a topsy-turvy final round for an even-par 72 that gave him a nine-under total of 278 and the winner’s cheque of around U.S. $178,000.

September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments More
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