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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
Rory McIlroy

McIlroy wins Deutsche Bank Championship

Rory McIlroy overturned a three shot final round deficit to squeeze past South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen and win the Deutsche Bank Championship by one stroke.

The World Number One’s final round 67 gave him victory with a 20 under par total of 264, just ahead of former Open Champion Oosthuizen, whose late surge was not quite enough as he finished with a 71.

September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Tom Watson to join top Aussies down under

Tom Watson to join top Aussies down under

World number nine Adam Scott, eight-time Major champion Tom Watson, defending champion Greg Chalmers and former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy are the first big names to confirm they will be part of the action at this year’s Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club from 6-9 December.

September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Marcus Fraser

Fraser tops Asian Tour Order of Merit

Australian Marcus Fraser has jumped into the top spot on the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit after finishing tied second in the Omega European Masters in Switzerland. Fraser earned US$174,354 at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club to increase his season’s tally to US$448,710, some US$8,500 ahead of previous leader Jbe Kruger of South Africa who missed the halfway cut last week.

September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Charl Schwartzel (©Getty Images)

Dufner and Schwartzel join Perth lineup

2011 Masters Tournament champion Charl Schwartzel and World Number Nine Jason Dufner are the first global stars to be announced for the Perth International, to be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Western Australia, from October 18-21.

August 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Rory McIlroy (Photo courtesy of The PGA of America)

Red King Reigns: McIlroy wins US PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy held off a brave challenge from Ryder Cup teammate Ian Poulter to win the US PGA Championship in record-breaking fashion at Kiawah Island. The 23 year old Northern Irishman claimed his second Major Championship, like his first, by eight shots, although the final margin of victory did not do justice to the extraordinary [...]

August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Chris Wood (Picture by Paul Lakatos/World Sport Group)

Wood claims maiden win at Thailand Open

Englishman Chris Wood scored the first win of his professional career on Sunday with a two-shot victory in a rain-interrupted U.S. $1 million Thailand Open, breaking the hearts of home fans seeking a first Thai champion in eight years.

August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Ian Poulter

Scott, McDowell and Poulter to head Down Under for Masters

Australian #1 and World #7 Adam Scott has confirmed that he will play in the 2012 Australian Masters to be played at Kingston Heath Golf Club from 15-18 November. he will be joined by 2010 US Open Champion (World #12) Graeme McDowell and the defending Champion Ian Poulter.

August 9, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Chalmers aims to repeat down-under double

Chalmers aims to repeat down-under double

Aussie Greg Chalmers says he is determined to defend the unique “down-under double” he recorded last year in winning the Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship.. Chalmers said the two Australian tournaments were the first things he entered into his schedule every year. “For most Australians, its on their list of events that they [...]

August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Palmer Gold Coast (formerly Robina Woods Golf Course)

The Colonial, Robina Woods to be renamed

TWO of the Gold Coast’s more popular golf courses will have new names, almost eight months after being plucked from receivership by Queensland businessman, Professor Clive Palmer. The Colonial will now be known as Palmer Colonial with Robina Woods switching to Palmer Gold Coast.

July 26, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Minjee Lee (Photo courtesy USGA/Steve Gibbons)

Aussie Minjee Lee wins U.S. Girls’ Junior Final

Golf Australia National Squad member Minjee Lee (WA) became the first Australian to win the U.S Girls’ Junior Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, near San Francisco. The 16 year-old Royal Fremantle Golf Club member and World Number 8 amateur defeated Southern California’s Alison Lee 1up after a remarkable comeback in the 36-hole Match Play final to win her first USGA event on debut.

July 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Adam Scott

Video: Highlights of Day 2 at The Open Championship

Day 2 of The Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes saw a flurry of action on the leaderboard, with Aussie Adam Scott holding firm near the top of the leaderboard. Now sitting in second place behind American Brandt Snedeker, Adam is joined by 5 other Aussies to make the cut: Greg Chalmers (T15), Geoff Ogilvy (T28), John Senden (T40), Aaron Baddeley (T51) and Brendan Jones making it “on the number” with +3 total (T68).

July 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More
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