Peter Senior announces retirement

Peter Senior announces retirement

Peter Senior’s wonderful golfing career is over. The 57-year-old two-time Australian Open champion withdrew from the 2016 championship after five holes of his second round today, and immediately declared he was finished with the game. Near the 18th green, he hugged wife June and spoke with a quivering voice. “I did my hip last week […]

World Cup team updates: player swaps for England, Wales; red-hot field shines overseas

World Cup team updates: player swaps for England, Wales; red-hot field shines overseas

  As players who are competing in next week’s ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf continued to shine with victories on three different Tours by Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, India’s S.S.P. Chawrasia and Sweden’s Alex Noren, tournament officials also announced changes to the field including the withdrawal of England’s Danny Willett and Welsh player Jamie Donaldson. […]

The Hobart Masters: a holiday with a difference

The Hobart Masters: a holiday with a difference

Each year in January, over 300 golfers congregate in Hobart to spend a week of golf, fun and relaxation in picture-perfect weather during the Wrest Point Masters Golf Championship. Your holiday starts as you land on the tarmac at Hobart International Airport. You don’t think much of the airport, there is one terminal, one baggage […]

GSM new Operator of Peregian Golf Course

GSM new Operator of Peregian Golf Course

Peregian Springs Golf Holdings Limited (Holdings) has announced tha tGolf Services Management Pty Ltd (GSM) has been granted a lease to operate the Peregian golf course and clubhouse for 5 years with a further 5 year option. GSM is a golf course management company operating five golf courses in Victoria – Bay Views, Kingston Links, Ranfurlie, […]

ISPS HANDA returns as sponsor of the World Cup of Golf

ISPS HANDA returns as sponsor of the World Cup of Golf

The International Federation of PGA Tours announced today that the International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS HANDA) founded by Japanese businessman and philanthropist Dr. Haruhisa Handa, has agreed to sponsor the upcoming World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne, scheduled for November 23-27. ISPS HANDA also sponsored the last World Cup when […]

Pinehurst the Pinnacle for Aussie kids

Pinehurst the Pinnacle for Aussie kids

Eight year-old Hamish Farquharsen with his father as a caddie, being treated like a true professional after placing 2nd in the Parent Child Event. The stories of many champions and the traditions of championship golf have been played out at America’s “home of golf”, Pinehurst, since 1898. On August 4th, it was the turn of […]

Hannah Green turns professional

Hannah Green turns professional

One of Australia’s most promising golfers, Hannah Green, has taken the professional plunge. Green, 19, recently announced she would leave the amateur ranks after a stellar career that culminated in representing Australia at last month’s World Amateur Championship. The six-time West Australian state team representative will tee up as a pro for the first time at […]

Cameron Davis turns professional

Cameron Davis turns professional

Cameron Davis, one of Australian golf’s hottest properties, is turning professional. Davis will join the paid ranks at next week’s Isuzu Queensland Open and soon afterwards with a start on the US PGA Tour. The 21-year-old Sydneysider is changing status a day after reaching a career-high No.4 in the world amateur rankings, a perfect time […]

PING signs Aaron Baddeley

PING signs Aaron Baddeley

Four-time PGA Tour winner Aaron Baddeley, whose most recent victory came in July with a PING G LS Tec driver and G 3-wood, has signed an agreement to play PING equipment, PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim announced today. Baddeley, 35, will play his first event as a PING pro at this week’s season-opening […]

Past champs commit to Emirates Australian Open

Past champs commit to Emirates Australian Open

A modern who’s who of Australian golf will tee it up in the Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club from November 17-20. Aaron Baddeley, who spearheads a group of six past winners, will return to the club at which his career exploded with his victory as an amateur in 1999. Remarkably, Baddeley, who […]

Luck captures Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship; Coletta nabs Open place

Luck captures Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship; Coletta nabs Open place

Australia’s Curtis Luck, the world’s second-ranked amateur, overcame a seven-stroke deficit to secure a one-shot victory over compatriot Brett Coletta at the eighth Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship held at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club. Luck, who has already earned berths in the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open and The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale next year after winning the […]

Snedeker dominant in Fiji

Snedeker dominant in Fiji

  World Number 23 and Ryder Cup winning team member Brandt Snedeker has continued his celebrations claiming the 2016 Fiji International. Starting the final round three shots clear of the field, Snedeker showed his dominance firing rounds of 69, 65, 70, 68 to win the title by nine shots. “I couldn’t have asked for a […]

Blyth hangs tough to win in New Caledonia

Blyth hangs tough to win in New Caledonia

It was a grinding day but Adam Blyth held on through 18 holes of regulation play and three extra playoff holes to win the South Pacific Open Championship. Teeing off in the final round with a one shot lead, Adam Blyth went head-to-head with good mate Jake McLeod at Tina Golf Course. “I started off […]

Australia captures the Eisenhower Trophy in style

Australia captures the Eisenhower Trophy in style

  Cameron Davis and Curtis Luck each shot 3-under 68s and Australia tied the 72-hole scoring record in winning their fourth World Amateur Team Championship (WATC) at the par-71, 6,771-yard/6,187-meter Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club. The Australians won by 19 strokes to claim the Eisenhower Trophy for the first time since 1996. “It’s great for […]

Slocum, Singh, Jeffress join 2016 Fiji field

Slocum, Singh, Jeffress join 2016 Fiji field

The Fiji International continues to lure the world’s best Professionals as a bevy of world renowned players join the field for Fiji’s biggest sporting event. America’s Heath Slocum, India’s Jeev Milkha Singh and Australian Professionals Robert Allenby, Jarrod Lyle, Peter Lonard, Peter O’Malley, Aron Price and Steven Jeffress are all headed to Natadola Bay Championship […]

Public Golf Facilities Australia Launches

Public Golf Facilities Australia Launches

Public Golf Facilities Australia enjoyed a successful launch recently, with over 20 facilities expressing immediate interest in being involved in its inception. “We were thrilled with the immediate uptake.  It highlights to us that the need does exist to have an association present to focus on and improve the delivery of public golf play” stated […]

Oates Vic Open dates announced

Oates Vic Open dates announced

The 2017 Oates Vic Open will be held from 9-12 February at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads. This will mark the fifth consecutive year the concurrent men’s and women’s tournaments will be hosted at one of Victoria’s premier golf facilities in the Greater Geelong region. The scene is set for the 2017 tournament after […]

World Super 6 Perth event announced

World Super 6 Perth event announced

  The ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour are set to introduce a new format in 2017, with the inaugural World Super 6 Perth announced this week. To be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from 16-19 February, 2017 and co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour, the World […]

New tee time booking website, TeeNet, officially launches

New tee time booking website, TeeNet, officially launches

NATIONAL software developer MiClub recently launched TeeNet, a markedly different tee time booking website. TeeNet offers Australia’s largest tee time range. As a non-commercial initiative, TeeNet has no onsite advertising or contractual pricing arrangements. There is no administration fee for players using the site and no contracts or commission fees for clubs or courses. Aside […]

World Cup of Golf field finalised

World Cup of Golf field finalised

Tournament officials today announced a final field whose diverse accomplishments, backgrounds and native countries will make up the 28 two-man teams which will descend on Melbourne, Australia, to represent their countries in the World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath Golf Club from November 23-27.   The field includes: Six major championship winners 27 Olympians […]

Fowler, Walker, Pan commit to World Cup of Golf following Grillo, Watson WDs

Fowler, Walker, Pan commit to World Cup of Golf following Grillo, Watson WDs

Tournament officials have announced that six-time international tournament champion and recent U.S. Olympian Rickie Fowler has replaced Bubba Watson as the top player to represent the United States at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, Australia, at Kingston Heath Golf Club on November 23-27. Fowler quickly chose six-time PGA TOUR champion Jimmy Walker, who won […]

PGA announce Western Union Business Solutions as Official Partner

PGA announce Western Union Business Solutions as Official Partner

Western Union Business Solutions has been announced as the Official Foreign Exchange Partner of the PGA of Australia and an Official Partner of the Australian PGA Championship. As one of the world’s leading providers of cross-border business payments, Western Union Business Solutions is transforming how businesses can expand their global reach through one of the […]

Peter Thomson retires from architecture

Peter Thomson retires from architecture

After over 50 years in golf course design, Thomson Perrett founder Peter Thomson has announced his formal retirement from golf course architecture.  Peter established the company in 1965 after winning his fifth British Open and has since worked on over 250 projects in 30 countries including building over 100 new courses. Peter’s contribution and impact […]

Rose grabs gold in Rio

Rose grabs gold in Rio

It took 112 years for golf to find a new Olympic champion, but it was well worth the wait.  Great Britain’s Justin Rose followed in the footsteps of the long-departed George Lyon of Canada when he climbed onto the podium to collect the Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro. On a sun-drenched final day, […]

Fraser in the lead after Round 1 of Olympic Golf

Fraser in the lead after Round 1 of Olympic Golf

On the momentous day when golf was reunited with the Olympic movement after a 112-year absence, Australian Marcus Fraser emerged from a latter-day band of Olympic brothers with the lowest score of a thrilling opening day’s play in Rio de Janeiro. As a new era dawned for the sport amid the colossal carnival which represents […]

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