Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 4

In this episode of Backspin, Larry and Steve wrap up this year’s Masters. Larry’s fascination with the word “Mizuno” becomes painstakingly obvious when he reviews their MP18 Hi Fli irons. Aussie golf legend Jack Newton joins us to talk junior golf, his memories of playing at the Masters, and what it was like to win […]

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours – Australian Player Results, Week of April 9, 2018

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours – Australian Player Results, Week of April 9, 2018

The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boast a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.   RBC Heritage            April 12-15 Harbour Town GL, Hilton Head, South Carolina Purse: $6,700,000 ($1,206,000 to the winner)  Player Result Earnings Notes Robert Allenby DNP Stuart Appleby […]

FedEx announced as sponsor of World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

FedEx announced as sponsor of World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

The PGA TOUR, on behalf of the International Federation of PGA Tours, today announced FedEx will become the title sponsor for the newly-named World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, which will move to Memphis, Tennessee, and TPC Southwind beginning with the 2018-19 PGA TOUR Season. FedEx will assume title sponsorship of the event currently known as […]

PGA Tour – Aussie results, earnings for Week of April 2, 2018

PGA Tour – Aussie results, earnings for Week of April 2, 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.   Masters Tournament            April 5-8 Augusta National GC, Augusta, Georgia Purse: $11,000,000 ($1,980,000 to the winner) Player Result Earnings Notes Cameron Smith T5 (-9) $386,375 Qualified by […]

Reed grabs maiden Major at US Masters

Reed grabs maiden Major at US Masters

Patrick Reed claimed his maiden Major Championship title after holding off the charges of Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to win the Masters Tournament, becoming the third consecutive European Tour Member to slip on the Green Jacket. The final day was billed as a potential classic, especially as Reed teed off alongside Grand Slam-chasing Rory […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 3

It’s Masters Week and in this episode, Larry Canning and Steve Anderson get excited about Augusta. They catch up with Nick O’Hern all the way from Orlando to talk about the Masters, Jordan Zunic, and his book, Tour Mentality. The boys also discuss big issues, like who was Dinah Shore, and what did she really […]

Els to headline the 2018 Fiji International

Els to headline the 2018 Fiji International

  Four time Major winner and 2019 Presidents Cup International Team Captain Ernie Els will headline the 2018 Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways to be played at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course from 2-5 August. Affectionately known as The Big Easy due to his fluid golf swing, Els will be swinging easy on the […]

PGA Tour – Aussie results for Week of March 26, 2018

PGA Tour – Aussie results for Week of March 26, 2018

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours. Australian Player Results for the week of March 26, 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.   Houston Open March 29 – April 1 GC of Houston, Humble, Texas Purse: $7,000,000 […]

Watson wins WGC Dell Match Play

Watson wins WGC Dell Match Play

Bubba Watson claimed a thumping 7 and 6 victory over Kevin Kisner to win a second World Golf Championships title at the WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play. Kisner had beaten Alex Noren in a high-quality semi-final and the championship match looked set to be a tight affair but Watson won the first five holes […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 2

In this episode Larry & Steve talk with Dean Herden, one of the most respected caddies in Women’s golf, and find out why you should never wear caddie overalls in a Japanese toilet. The boys look at Orange in the NSW Central West, home to great food, great wine and some great golf courses. We […]

Records broken at Queensland Golf Night of Nights

Records broken at Queensland Golf Night of Nights

The Star Gold Coast has played host to 460 guests last night, to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals, golf clubs and companies over the past 12 months at the QLD Golf Industry Awards night. The evening eclipsed the previous record of 453 attendees from two years ago with the night recognising the achievements of […]

Duncan and Saso storm for Junior Masters wins

Duncan and Saso storm for Junior Masters wins

Filipino Yuka Saso and Queenslander Tyler Duncan endured hot conditions and strong fields to claim the 2018 Sportscover Victorian Junior Masters at Churchill-Waverley Golf Club. Saso entered the week one of the favourites and the 16-year-old showed why on Thursday, stealing the show with a new course record in the final round to win by […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 1

Larry and Steve chat with Australian golfing legend Rodger Davis, test-drive a Callaway Rogue Driver, share our golf tip of the week, (Hint: it involves toothpaste), and explore our destination of the week: The NSW Southern Highlands. All that, plus much more! Tweet

Tasmania first state to move to One Golf

Tasmania first state to move to One Golf

Tasmania has formally become the first state to join Golf Australia under the One Golf umbrella. Momentum towards the future of Australian golf administration continues to build with several other states and territories expected to soon move towards the more streamlined, cost-effective model. Golf Tasmania chairman Tony Bush is delighted to have committed, already hailing […]

2018 Isuzu Queensland Open set for November tee off

2018 Isuzu Queensland Open set for November tee off

The 2018 Isuzu Queensland Open will once again return to The Brisbane Golf Club this year with the dates set for 1-4 November. The Championship is an integral part of the Australian summer of golf on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and will mark the 21st occasion of the tournament at the Yeerongpilly […]

PGA TOUR and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia announce cooperation agreement

PGA TOUR and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia announce cooperation agreement

The PGA TOUR and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia have announced that they have signed a cooperation and golf-development agreement, with the two golf organisations collaborating to strengthen professional tournament golf in both the Australasian region as well as globally. The agreement went into effect on December 4, 2017. The two organisations have long […]

Trio Tie on Gold Coast

Trio Tie on Gold Coast

Brett Coletta, Steven Jeffress and Brett Rankin have been declared joint winners of the Qantas Golf Club Gold Coast Challenge. Victorian Brett Coletta made 10 birdies in his second round of 10 – under par 64 to go alongside his opening 3-under-par 69. The impressive 21-year-old began his round on the 4th hole at Links […]

Woods, Els named 2019 Presidents Cup Captains

Woods, Els named 2019 Presidents Cup Captains

  It was 2003, and Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, arguably the best players in the world, were sparring back and forth as the South African sun began to dim. It could be the iconic moment in the storied history of the Presidents Cup, the two titans of golf refusing to acquiesce as they traded […]

New golf guide highlights clubs’ legal duty to be inclusive

New golf guide highlights clubs’ legal duty to be inclusive

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is proud to announce the release of Equal Opportunity in Golf, a practical guide to preventing unlawful discrimination and harassment in Australia’s golf clubs. The guide, which was developed with the Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission (and supported by Golf Australia and Golf Victoria), reminds clubs they have a positive […]

Pearce wins qualifier to join Marchesani, fellow Aussies

Pearce wins qualifier to join Marchesani, fellow Aussies

Sydney’s Michael Pearce shot a 4-under 68 at Luxehills International Country Club to win the Monday qualifier and join James Marchesani and nine other Australians in the field for the RMB 1.5 million Chengdu Championship, the opening event of this year’s PGA TOUR Series-China. After making the turn at 1-over in the 18-hole qualifier, Pearce […]

Golf’s modernised rules for 2019 unveiled

Golf’s modernised rules for 2019 unveiled

The R&A and the USGA have unveiled the new Rules of Golf, to be implemented on 1 January 2019. The R&A and the USGA finalised golf’s new Rules this month after an extensive review that included a request for feedback from the global golf community on the proposed changes. Golfers can now access the official […]

Finau, Fowler extend gear agreements

Finau, Fowler extend gear agreements

COBRA PUMA GOLF has announced that PGA Tour athlete and key brand ambassador, Rickie Fowler, has agreed to a contract extension with the company. Fowler, who’s 2017 season included a win at the Honda Classic, 10 top-10 finishes and a record-breaking win at the 2017 Hero World Challenge, will continue to play COBRA Golf equipment […]

Singles Golf Week: new, fun and coming soon to Pattaya!

Singles Golf Week: new, fun and coming soon to Pattaya!

  Thailand’s famed holiday playground of Pattaya will host a week of golf, fun and entertainment for singles from 16 to 22 September 2018. Open to all singles, you don’t have to be off single figures, you just have to be single. Australian-based Go Golfing started hosting golfing get-togethers for singles more than 10 years […]

Tee off on a 12-day Thailand golf adventure

Tee off on a 12-day Thailand golf adventure

JOHN Dunphy’s 12-day golf tour of Thailand is perfect for the passionate golfer. Enjoy rounds of golf on five of Thailand’s most beautiful and spectacular golf courses and experience the tropical climate, mouth-watering food and friendly people in The Land of Smiles. Thoroughly researched by your host, a lifelong golfer and experienced traveller, the destination […]

A world in one country: South Africa

A world in one country: South Africa

  With its amazing variety in nature, wildlife and culture, South Africa certainly stands up to its slogan “a world in one country.” It also has some of the world’s most exciting golf courses. There is a wealth of phenomenal courses throughout the African continent’s southern tip to challenge the skills and senses. Of course, […]

Bali’s Bukit Pandawa: ‘Best in the World’

Bali’s Bukit Pandawa: ‘Best in the World’

Situated on a limestone cliff-top overlooking the world-famous surf breaks of Bukit Peninsula, Bali’s Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club has quickly established itself as one of the world’s unique golfing venues. Opened in October 2016, the club is the centrepiece of an expansive development that will eventually include several luxury five-star hotels, including a […]

Townsville golfers excel in NZ

Townsville golfers excel in NZ

TOWNSVILLE BMW regional qualifiers excelled at the 2017 BMW Golf Cup final held at Millbrook Resort in Arrowtown, New Zealand last month. Willows Golf Club member Warren Schmitt won the A grade division on a countback from Phil Heissenbuttel (Townsville Golf Club) after both returned 39 points. Warren’s victory was more rewarding due to the […]

HAWAII Golf Adventures and FIJI Pro-Ams

HAWAII Golf Adventures and FIJI Pro-Ams

Whether you enjoy the world class resort courses and magnificent beachfront hotels in Hawaii or traveling to Vietnam, Cambodia or Thailand and challenging yourself playing some of the best championship courses in Asia, Pacific Golf Management has a tour for you. Or maybe closer to home would suit, playing in the South Pacific’s biggest four-round […]

Local boy wins the NSW Open Junior Pro Am

Local boy wins the NSW Open Junior Pro Am

11 year-old Joel Tyson from Narellan Vale represented Lakeside Golf Club Camden at the NSW Open Junior Pro Am at Twin Creeks Golf Club recently. Joel currently plays in the Junior Golf Program run by Absolute Golf, and is coached by Jeff Mansfield and David Reckless. He was nominated to play with teams consisting of […]

Take your game to another level at BNE

Take your game to another level at BNE

ARE you keen to hone your skills, but can’t always allocate enough time? Well, don’t despair because Golf Central BNE near Brisbane Airport is the ideal venue to get your golfing fix and take your game to the next level. At Golf Central BNE, you can target any area of your game in a time […]

R&A and USGA release 2017 Driving Distance Study

R&A and USGA release 2017 Driving Distance Study

The R&A and the USGA have completed the annual review of driving distance in golf, producing a research report that documents and evaluates important findings from the 2017 season. Introduced in 2015, the annual report examines driving distance data from seven of the major worldwide professional golf tours, based on nearly 300,000 drives per year. […]

Nisbet goes low to capture NZ Open title

Nisbet goes low to capture NZ Open title

A stunning final round 62 has seen Queenslander Daniel Nisbet become the 99th winner of the ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open. Nisbet ran down West Australian Terry Pilkadaris’ five shot overnight lead with an eagle and four straight birdies on the back-9 to finish on 27-under 258 with rounds of 63, 66, 67, 62. Nisbet’s […]

Phil thrills in Mexico to capture first win since 2013

Phil thrills in Mexico to capture first win since 2013

Phil Mickelson eclipsed a moment of magic from Justin Thomas to beat his compatriot in a play-off at the WGC – Mexico Championship and secure his first title since winning the Open in 2013. The American pair finished tied on 16 under par after an enthralling final round at Chapultepec Golf Club. Mickelson saw his […]

Australians set to challenge Johnson at WGC-Mexico Championship

Australians set to challenge Johnson at WGC-Mexico Championship

A casual observer likely would not have realized the history made solely from the moment alone. A stoic Dustin Johnson, with a short tap-in and a quiet fist pump. It appeared, on the surface, like any other win under his belt. But when Johnson raised the venerable Gene Sarazen Cup in 2017—its classic, yet intricate […]

Campbell captures NZ PGA Championship.

Campbell captures NZ PGA Championship.

Ben Campbell is a relieved champion as he claims his first professional victory at the Horizon Golf NZ PGA Championship. Returning to the Manawatu Golf Club, following a runner-up finish in 2017, Campbell made his presence known from the get go, holding a share of the lead after the first and third rounds. Campbell fired […]

Boutier brilliant at Bonville

Boutier brilliant at Bonville

French golfer Celine Boutier added a second Ladies European Tour title to her name with a resounding win in the inaugural Australian Ladies Classic Bonville in Coffs Harbour. Despite a rain delay which suspended play for more than three hours, the 24-year-old saw off all challengers to win the Ladies European Tour-sanctioned event in fading […]

World golf handicapping system announced

World golf handicapping system announced

The way golfers around the world will calculate their handicaps is set to be transformed by a new system developed by The R&A and the USGA, with key features designed to provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability. The new World Handicap System, to be implemented in 2020, follows an extensive review […]

From Hardwood to Hero: Watson wins Genesis Open

From Hardwood to Hero: Watson wins Genesis Open

It’s easy to say Bubba Watson’s weekend on the golf course went just a little bit better than his weekend on the hardwood. Less than 24 hours after scoring just two points in the NBA’s All-Star Celebrity Game—and going viral with his dubious blocked shot at the hands of Tracy McGrady—Watson flipped the script Sunday, […]

Jin Young Ko captures ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

Jin Young Ko captures ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

Brilliant Korean Jin Young Ko dominated the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, but it was also a victory of sorts for Australia’s Hannah Green. Ko won by three shots when she rolled in a short par putt at the final hole, with Kooyonga’s 18th green surrounded by thousands of spectators. But the 21-year-old Green secured […]

Fox wins QLD PGA Championship, Jeffress T2

Fox wins QLD PGA Championship, Jeffress T2

West Australian Daniel Fox has recorded his second ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia victory, taking out the Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship presented by Wippells Volkswagen. Fox finished his tournament at City Golf Club with a round of 5-under 65 to move to 18-under the card, he faced a nervous wait as Canberra’s Matt Millar, […]