PGA TOUR unveils revamped 2018-19 Season schedule

PGA TOUR unveils revamped 2018-19 Season schedule

PGA TOUR has unveiled a revamped tournament schedule for next season, providing an exciting change for players and fans as they are able to engage in – and better follow – a cadence of events highlighted by significant championships every month and culminating with the FedExCup Playoffs in August. Highlights from the new 46-tournament schedule: […]

ALPG – Australian Player Results, Week of June 8th July 2018

ALPG – Australian Player Results, Week of June 8th July 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and our ALPG member performances. THORNBERRY CREEK LPGA CLASSIC ONEIDA, WISCONSIN JULY 05-08 Purse: $2,000,000 ($300,000 to winner)     Player Result Earnings Race to CME Standing Notes Rebecca Artis T72 US$3,823 120 Hannah Green DNP 63 Katherine Kirk T20 US$22,186 61 Minjee Lee T23 US$18,755 […]

Kingston Heath, Victoria GC set to host future Australian Opens

Kingston Heath, Victoria GC set to host future Australian Opens

Two of Australia’s most famous tournament venues have won the rights to host the 2020 and 2022 editions of the Australian Open. A strong field of contenders from Melbourne’s famous Sandbelt put their credentials to Golf Australia to fill the “release years” from the current eight-year contract with Sydney. GA chief executive Stephen Pitt was […]

Nine named as official Australia broadcast partner for 2018 Melbourne World Cup of Golf

Nine named as official Australia broadcast partner for 2018 Melbourne World Cup of Golf

The world of golf is coming to Melbourne and fans will be able to catch the action as tournament officials have announced that Nine Australia will broadcast the 59th edition of the Melbourne World Cup of Golf at The Metropolitan Golf Club on 21-25, November 2018. The PGA TOUR and Nine agreed on the one-year […]

Australian Team finalised for UL International Crown

Australian Team finalised for UL International Crown

Minjee Lee, Katherine Kirk, Sarah Jane Smith and Su Oh will represent Australia at the UL International Crown, an international biennial team competition to be held from October 4-7 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon City. Team Australia will be the fifth seed for the event, while the remaining seven countries that have […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 8

In this episode of Backspin, Larry and Steve catch up with Aussie trailblazer and two-time Major winner, David Graham. We find out more about the colourful range Volvik golf balls, and ask two questions in the process. Are they a gimmick, and who is Chairman Moon? Larry dreams of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast when we talk […]

Golf in Thailand: You’ve never been spoilt like this before

Golf in Thailand: You’ve never been spoilt like this before

Imagine how much you’d look forward to golf if every round played out like this: A private transfer takes you to the golf course and on arrival there’s a chorus of immaculately groomed caddies lining the entrance to welcome you with calls of “Sawadee Kha” – a traditional welcome. Your caddie, sporting a caddy bib […]

Remembering Peter Thomson

Remembering Peter Thomson

The Australian golf industry lost a legend and icon this week, as the family of Australian golfing great Peter Thomson AO, CBE, announced his passing on Wednesday, 20 June. He was 88. Thomson had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for more than four years and lost his battle at home in Melbourne surrounded by family. […]

The best ever putters, and how they did it

The best ever putters, and how they did it

Who were the best putters in the modern game of golf? In this excerpt from the book Bump and Run, we learn who the greats of the game believe were the best putters, and how they were so good with the flatstick.   “Who are some of the best putters you have ever seen and […]

Club of the Month: Catalina Country Club

Club of the Month: Catalina Country Club

A GOLF club can ill-afford to rest on its laurels these days. You need to move with the times and there is no better example of that than the magnificent Catalina Country Club on the New South Wales South Coast. Not content with having an iconic golf course, magnificent clubhouse and ‘contented’ membership, this club […]

Australian Player Results, PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, June 18

Australian Player Results, PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, June 18

The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances. U.S. Open Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, New York Purse: $12,000,000 ($2,160,000 to winner)   Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Robert Allenby DNP Stuart Appleby DNP […]

Vic Open becomes Australian golf’s richest week

Vic Open becomes Australian golf’s richest week

The Vic Open will become Australian golf’s richest week in 2019 with the combined prize pool surging to an unprecedented $3 million. That’s more than double the $1.3 million on offer in 2018 and means since moving to 13th Beach Golf Links in 2013, the prize pool has increased ten-fold – from $300,000 to $3 […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 7

Is it time to get off the board of your golf club when your main focus at meetings is what sort of toilet paper the club is using? Inside Golf Editor Richard Fellner thinks so, and Larry seconds the motion in this episode of Backspin, as we discuss what we can do to better promote […]

Aussie PGA Tour results around the world – Week ending June 11, 2018

Aussie PGA Tour results around the world – Week ending June 11, 2018

The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances. FedEx St. Jude Classic TPC Southwind, Memphis Tennessee Purse: $6,600,000 ($1,188,000 to winner)   Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Robert Allenby CUT (+3) — 237 Made […]

Troon International appointed by Brookwater Golf and Country Club

Troon International appointed by Brookwater Golf and Country Club

Troon International, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, has announced its latest partnership with Brookwater Golf and Country Club, Queensland’s premium golfing destination. The spectacular 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course, set in a beautiful Australian landscape, is now set to benefit from Troon’s unrivalled expertise and experience as the company […]

Aussie results on the PGA Tour – Week ending June 4, 2018

Aussie results on the PGA Tour – Week ending June 4, 2018

The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances. PGA Tour The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio Purse: $8,900,000 ($1,602,000 to winner) Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Robert Allenby DNP […]

Under Armour Golf coming to green grass

Under Armour Golf coming to green grass

Industry leading golf brand distributor Walkinshaw Sports has been appointed as the exclusive green grass distributor for Under Armour golf apparel, footwear and accessories in Australia. Dan Harrap, General Manager of Walkinshaw Sports said, “This is an extremely exciting opportunity for Walkinshaw Sports and for the local green grass golf industry. Our partnership with Under […]

Business Ladies that Golf

Business Ladies that Golf

Lakeside Golf Club Camden’s most recent Business Ladies Golf courses were held from January – March 2018, having over 15 ladies participate. Local golfer, Kim Teale participated in the first Business Ladies Golf course back in October – November 2017 and has made several new friendships with ladies who had never played golf before but […]

Golf Business Forum launches full program

Golf Business Forum launches full program

With just under two months to go, excitement is cranking up as the Golf Business Forum launches the program for the two-day event in July. With an impressive lineup of Australian and international speakers, delegates will get to hear a diversity of perspectives – from the Australian Sports Commission and Golf Australia through to experts […]

The Amitee event wants you

The Amitee event wants you

IT started out as a “let’s see how the other half live” golfing exercise, and has turned into an annual extravaganza between four interstate golf clubs. Members from Muirfield (NSW), Amstel (Vic), Tea Tree Gully (SA) and Nudgee (Qld) golf clubs have, for the past 48 years, met on a rotational basis to challenge each […]

Queensland Champion of Champions stand-alone

Queensland Champion of Champions stand-alone

The Queensland Men’s and Women’s Champion of Champions is set to be a stand-alone event once again after six years played in conjunction with the Men’s and Women’s Stroke Play. Golf Queensland is pleased to announce that the Queensland Men’s and Women’s Champion of Champions will be played over 36 holes at Pelican Waters, Sunshine […]

Discovery and PGA TOUR to Create First-of-its-Kind International Golf Service

Discovery and PGA TOUR to Create First-of-its-Kind  International Golf Service

  PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan has had a front-row seat to watch Australia take over the sport of golf. Jason Day and Marc Leishman themselves in contention week after week, and 21-year-old Curtis Luck—the former amateur world No. 1—will soon be knocking on the door. Golf, now more than ever, is an international sport. […]

ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open dates, venues locked in Adelaide

ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open dates, venues locked in Adelaide

The 2019 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will be played at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide from 14-17 February. Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt, in conjunction with the South Australian Government, is also thrilled to announce venues for the following two national championships. “We have had tremendous support from all in South Australia, […]

The R&A launches first women’s charter for golf

The R&A launches first women’s charter for golf

The R&A has unveiled a new Women in Golf Charter as part of the organisation’s drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry. The Women in Golf Charter aims to inspire an industry-wide commitment to developing a more […]

Cameron Davis wins Nashville Golf Open

Cameron Davis wins Nashville Golf Open

Seeking his first Web.com Tour title, Cameron Davis rolled in a 3-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to win the third annual Nashville Golf Open Benefitting the Snedeker Foundation by one stroke over Kevin Dougherty, Josh Teater and Lanto Griffin. Davis essentially came out of nowhere to earn his maiden Tour win, in just […]

PGA TOUR – Australian Player Results – Week ending May 28, 2018

PGA TOUR – Australian Player Results – Week ending May 28, 2018

The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.     Fort Worth Invitational Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas Purse: $7,100,000 ($1,278,000 to winner)   Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Robert Allenby DNP Stuart Appleby […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 6

In Episode 6 of Backspin, thanks to Inside Golf, we talk with Mark Hayes from Golf Australia about the state of the game in Australia, and all agree that a middle aged golf pro wearing a bikini in the pro shop will do nothing to help the game, (it will make even less sense when […]

‘Embarrassed’ Jamie wins volunteer award

‘Embarrassed’ Jamie wins volunteer award

Middlemount Golf Club president Jamie Sullivan is as proud as punch to be named Golf Queensland’s Volunteer of the Year, but extremely embarrassed at what he calls the ‘unnecessary fuss’. “What I do out here is pretty normal in a country community,” said 32-year-old Jamie who has lived and worked in the Central Queensland mining […]

PGA TOUR – Australian Player Results – Week ending May 21, 2018

PGA TOUR – Australian Player Results – Week ending May 21, 2018

The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances. AT&T Byron Nelson May 17-13 Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, Texas Purse: $7,700,000 ($1,386,000 to winner)   Next Tournament: Fort Worth Invitational (Fort Worth, Texas, May 24-27) […]

Preview: The Players Championship

Preview: The Players Championship

TPC Sawgrass is home to arguably the finest collection of challenging holes on the PGA TOUR schedule, and the assemblage of PLAYERS Championship winners over the last decade or so is reflective of how much of a difficult test the golf course can be, as it’s produced victors from all over the world. The list […]

Australians all-time at THE PLAYERS

Australians all-time at THE PLAYERS

It’s good to be Jason Day these days. The Australian golfer returns to TPC Sawgrass this week fresh off a win at the Wells Fargo Championship, his second victory of the season. And he’ll take a shot at a third at THE PLAYERS Championship, where he won in 2016. Surely, few in the field probably […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 5

Is it possible for an ageing golf pro to find true love with a cavity back wedge? We think the answer is yes, and it happens in this episode of Backspin when Larry reviews Cleveland Golf’s CBX Wedge. We find out what it feels like for a young pro to win big for the first […]

PGA TOUR – Australian Player Results, May 6, 2018

PGA TOUR – Australian Player Results, May 6, 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances on The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours. Wells Fargo Championship  May 3-6 Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina Purse: $7,700,000 ($1,386,000 to winner)   Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Robert Allenby DNP — Stuart Appleby DNP — Aaron Baddeley CUT […]

Day wins Wells Fargo Championship

Day wins Wells Fargo Championship

Jason Day has captured his second win on tour this year, courtesy of a two-shot victory over Americans Nick Watney and Aaron Wise at The Wells Fargo Championship, played at Quail Hollow Golf Course, Charlotte, North Carolina. Despite carding four bogeys in his final round (on a day when he admitted his game wasn’t his […]

Leishman helps launch 2018 Australian PGA Championship

Leishman helps launch 2018 Australian PGA Championship

World Number 16 Marc Leishman has pledged his continued support of the Australian PGA Championship as the first player to sign on to the 2018 tournament to be held from 29 November -2 December. Leishman, who last year won the Greg Norman Medal, will return to RACV Royal Pines Resort with one thing on his […]

PGA TOUR, Australian Player Results, Week of April 23, 2018

PGA TOUR, Australian Player Results, Week of April 23, 2018

  Zurich Classic of New Orleans        April 26-29 TPC Louisiana, Avondale, Louisiana Purse: $7,200,000 ($1,036,800 to each team member)   Next Tournament: Wells Fargo Championship (Charlotte, North Carolina, May 3-6)   Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Robert Allenby DNP Stuart Appleby DNP Aaron Baddeley CUT (-2) — 110 Partnered with Scott Stallings. Made seven […]

Player eligibility criteria announced for 2018 Melbourne World Cup of Golf

Player eligibility criteria announced for 2018 Melbourne World Cup of Golf

The International Federation of PGA Tours announced today that the player eligibility criteria for the 2018 Melbourne World Cup of Golf has been confirmed, as anticipation builds to the unique international teams event return to the famed Melbourne Sandbelt region November 22-25, 2018 at The Metropolitan Golf Club. The Melbourne World Cup of Golf will […]

2019 Junior Presidents Cup dates, venue announced

2019 Junior Presidents Cup dates, venue announced

The PGA TOUR, in partnership with the American Junior Golf Association, announced today that the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup will take place on Sunday, December 8 and Monday, December 9, 2019 at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia. The Junior Presidents Cup will precede the 2019 Presidents Cup, which will be contested at The […]

Vijay Singh to play 2018 Fiji International

Vijay Singh to play 2018 Fiji International

Former World Number 1 and one of Fiji’s greatest sportsmen Vijay Singh has again shown his commitment to his home tournament and signed on for his fifth straight appearance at the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways. Singh joins good friend and fellow World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els in the field for the […]

Pro golf confirmed for the Top End until 2019

Pro golf confirmed for the Top End until 2019

The Northern Territory PGA Championship is confirmed to be played on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia for the next two years. The Northern Territory Government confirmed that the professional golf tournament would be played for the next two years with the government committing to provide $150,000 per annum to cover the Northern Territory […]