Wie on her way to Adelaide

Wie on her way to Adelaide

Crowd favourite Michelle Wie is coming to Adelaide. The 27-year-old American will tee it up in the  ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, 16-19 February, marking her first visit to play the event since 2013 at Royal Canberra. After an injury-plagued 2016 season, Wie is excited that Royal Adelaide will be a key stepping stone back […]

Sinnott shakes off seven water balls to secure rookie win in Myanmar

Sinnott shakes off seven water balls to secure rookie win in Myanmar

Asian Tour rookie Todd Sinnott of Australia secured a convincing three-shot victory at the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open on Sunday in only his second tournament in Asia. The 25-year-old Sinnott fired a flawless six-under-par 65 for a winning total of 14-under-par 270 to defeat Carlos Pigem of Spain, who closed with a 68 at the US$750,000 […]

Odyssey Golf introduces O-Works Putter line

Odyssey Golf introduces O-Works Putter line

Odyssey Golf has set the standard for industry-leading innovations for more than 20 years. The latest is Micro-hinge technology, announced today and featured in the new O-Works putter line. Micro-hinge technology consists of two pieces: a 304 stainless steel Hinge Plate backed by a soft thermoplastic elastomer inner layer. The Hinge Plate is populated with […]

Callaway acquires bag/apparel manufacturer OGIO for $75.5 million

Callaway acquires bag/apparel manufacturer OGIO for $75.5 million

Callaway Golf Company has announced that it has acquired OGIO International, Inc. for $75.5 million in an all-cash transaction, subject to a working capital adjustment. The acquisition enhances Callaway’s presence in golf while also providing a platform for future growth in the lifestyle category. Excluding non-recurring transaction and transition expenses, Callaway’s management expects the acquisition […]

World No.2 Ariya Jutanugarn locks in Royal Adelaide

World No.2 Ariya Jutanugarn locks in Royal Adelaide

The hottest player in world golf has signed to play the 2017 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. Thai superstar Ariya Jutanugarn soared all the way to No.2 in the Rolex Rankings last year on the back of a proflic and record-setting 2016 season. And she’ll now pick up the race for the world No.1 tag […]

17 year-old Celina Yuan secures playing rights for Ladies European Tour

17 year-old Celina Yuan secures playing rights for Ladies European Tour

17-year-old NSW amateur golfer Celina Yuan from Chipping Norton in South-West Sydney has secured playing rights on the Ladies European Tour (LET) for 2017. The 2016 Queensland Women’s Amateur Champion and the 2014 Australian Girl’s Amateur Champion, carded a one-under par 71 in the fifth and final round, finishing in a tie for third place […]

Golf Business Forum to return in 2018

Golf Business Forum to return in 2018

Over 200 golf industry leaders gathered in Melbourne in late July 2016 for the inaugural Golf Business Forum, in what became Australia’s largest ever event for golf industry leaders, facility owners and operators, and their business partners. With international and local speakers bringing new perspectives to golf business, attendees were educated and challenged to think […]

Big names sign up for RACV Gold Coast Challenge

Big names sign up for RACV Gold Coast Challenge

RACV Royal Pines will continue its long association with women’s professional golf when it hosts a new professional tournament in February 2017. Two months after the successful staging of the Australian PGA Championship over the RACV Royal Pines revamped championship layout, Royal Pines will again host a professional event when the inaugural RACV Gold Coast […]

Orange Crush day gets kids into the game

Orange Crush day gets kids into the game

It was a sea of orange during this month’s Australian PGA Championship as the Cobra Puma Orange Crush Kids Day descended on RACV Royal Pines Resort. Over 350 children dressed in their Rickie Fowler-inspired orange hats to rub shoulders with their favourite Nickelodeon characters, grab autographs from Australia’s top players, have a hit and a […]

John K. Solheim named President of PING

John K. Solheim named President of PING

John Karsten Solheim, the oldest son of John A. Solheim and the grandson of PING Founder Karsten Solheim, was named president of PING today, effective January 1, 2017. He succeeds Doug Hawken as president, who is retiring after a distinguished 45-year career with the company that saw him rise from assistant to the production manager […]

Tickets on sale for the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

Tickets on sale for the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

Tickets have gone on sale for the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, as Australia’s first female golf Olympians join the world’s best player Lydia Ko and defending champion Haru Nomura among those confirmed to play in the 2017 championship in Adelaide. Having thrilled Australia wearing the green and gold at Rio where they were in […]

Hend wins Asian Tour’s Order of Merit

Hend wins Asian Tour’s Order of Merit

Scott Hend secured the prestigious Asian Tour’s Order of Merit crown at the season-ending UBS Hong Kong Open on Sunday, becoming the first Australian to win the title and the fourth player to surpass US$1 million in earnings during a season. The 43-year-old Hend won twice at the True Thailand Classic and Queen’s Cup, also […]

New rule for golf ball accidentally moving during play

New rule for golf ball accidentally moving during play

The R&A and the USGA today announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green. The Local Rule will be available for any committee in charge of a competition to use starting 1 January 2017. It will be adopted by The R&A […]

Day, Lee, Thomson honoured by PGA of Australia

Day, Lee, Thomson honoured by PGA of Australia

Jason Day, Peter Thomson and Minjee Lee were among a cavalcade of Australian golf names honoured by the PGA of Australia at last night’s Greg Norman Medal dinner. For the second year running Day was recognised with the Greg Norman Medal, as Australia’s best performing Tour Professional on the international stage. Day becomes the only recipient […]

Danes kings of the World (Cup)

Danes kings of the World (Cup)

Denmark won the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf for the first time as Søren Kjeldsen and Thorbjørn Olesen claimed a thrilling four-shot victory at Kingston Heath Golf Club. The Danes had been a dominant force all week; with a stunning round of 60 in the fourballs on Friday helping them carry a four-shot lead […]

TaylorMade M1, M2 Metalwoods

TaylorMade M1, M2 Metalwoods

Every player’s swing is unique, and TaylorMade answered the challenge in delivering more performance to players of all skill levels with the introduction of M1 and its multi-material construction (driver and fairway); delivering more speed, high launch, low spin, and increased ball speed protection. In M2, engineers have utilised the same multi-material combination, including the […]

Spieth wins Australian Open in playoff

Spieth wins Australian Open in playoff

American Jordan Spieth has won his second Emirates Australian Open with a clutch birdie at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff against Australians Cameron Smith and Ash Hall at Royal Sydney. Spieth, who previously won at The Australian in 2014 and who was runner-up there in 2015, once again showed his love for Sydney […]

Inside Golf editor wins Australian Golf Media award

Inside Golf editor wins Australian Golf Media award

  The Australian Golf Media Association (AGMA) last night announced the winners of the 2015-2016 Australian Golf Media Awards, honouring excellence in golf media. Inside Golf Group Editor Richard Fellner took top honours in the “Best Opinion” category, receiving the illustrious award for work in his Page 5 Starters Box column. Fellner’s editorial, Suited to a tee: […]

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 […]

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