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, […]

Female participation, golf’s culture a focus for Vision 2025

Female participation, golf’s culture a focus for Vision 2025

Golf Australia’s plan to redress the game’s greatest imbalance – female participation – was launched in Adelaide today. “Vision 2025: The future of women and girls in golf” was made public during preparations for this week’s ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Kooyonga Golf Club in Adelaide. GA chief executive Stephen Pitt, flanked by GA […]

Challenge benefits $40,000+ from Oates Vic Open

Challenge benefits $40,000+ from Oates Vic Open

Golf Victoria has announced that the 2018 Oates Vic Open has helped raise $42,109 for its official tournament charity partner, Challenge – supporting kids with cancer. The final figure was generated via the ‘Celebrity Chef Charity Dinner for Challenge’ and throughout tournament week at 13th Beach Golf Links. A handful of Australia’s top chefs joined […]

Australian Unity, PGA of Australia tee up partnership

Australian Unity, PGA of Australia tee up partnership

Australian Unity and the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of Australia have announced an exciting new partnership in which Australian Unity will become the Official Health Insurance Partner of the PGA of Australia. This partnership will give Australian PGA Professionals and golf fans the opportunity to access great offers through Australian Unity health insurance. “We are […]

150th Open set for St Andrews in 2021

150th Open set for St Andrews in 2021

History will be made once again at the home of golf in 2021 when The 150th Open is played at St Andrews from 11-18 July. Marking a true celebration of golf’s original championship and its historic ties to St Andrews, the occasion will be the 30th time that The Open has been played over the […]

Women’s Australian Open to stay in Adelaide

Women’s Australian Open to stay in Adelaide

Golf Australia has announced that the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will be played in Adelaide for the next three years. GA chief executive Stephen Pitt said the extension had been signed with the South Australian Government on the eve of the 2018 national championship to make Adelaide the tournament’s home until at least 2021. […]

Stars align for Women’s Australian Open

Stars align for Women’s Australian Open

Some of the world’s most popular players have confirmed they’ll be playing the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Adelaide’s Kooyonga Golf Club this week. The strongest and deepest Aussie contingent to ever have played the event will take centre stage; led by five-time national champion Karrie Webb and three-time LPGA Tour winner Minjee Lee, […]

New Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls Feature ‘Wonder Material’ Graphene

New Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls Feature ‘Wonder Material’ Graphene

Callaway has revealed its all-new 2018 Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X Golf Balls with Dual SoftFast™ cores, featuring space-age graphene, the strongest and thinnest material known to man. Graphene, 200 times stronger than steel but flexible enough to be bent, twisted, folded and stretched without breaking, has added incredible strength to the outer core of […]

Shin earns 50th career win at ActewAGL Canberra Classic

Shin earns 50th career win at ActewAGL Canberra Classic

Jiyai Shin’s love affair with Australia continued as she came from three strokes behind Minjee Lee to claim the ActewAGL Canberra Classic by six strokes for her 50th career win and her second at Royal Canberra Golf Club. The 29-year-old from South Korea, who was known as the ‘final-round Queen’ when she held the world […]

Aphibarnrat storms to victory in Super 6 finale

Aphibarnrat storms to victory in Super 6 finale

Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat won his fourth European Tour title after a 2 and 1 victory over James Nitties in the final of the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth. The Thai golfer only entered this event seven days earlier on an invite and arrived having not played any practice rounds at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. […]

Dreams come true for Adele Douglas at AgtewAGL Canberra Classic

Dreams come true for Adele Douglas at AgtewAGL Canberra Classic

It’s a story that reads like a Hollywood fairy tale. Adele Douglas, who was a real estate agent with no golfing experience five years ago, will tee up in the AgtewAGL Canberra Classic on Friday. She had her first golf lesson in 2013 and reached a scratch handicap in three years. This week, she was […]

Rumford ready to rumble in Perth

Rumford ready to rumble in Perth

Inaugural ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth champion Brett Rumford is showing no signs of nerves ahead of his title defence at Lake Karrinyup Country Club this week. His cool, calm and collected demeanor remained stoic as ever when he was asked if he felt the pressure of defending. “I think pretty much your name […]

Arnold looks to reignite career at PGA TOUR Series-China Q-School

Arnold looks to reignite career at PGA TOUR Series-China Q-School

Australia’s Scott Arnold is targeting a top-15 finish at this week’s PGA TOUR Series-China International Qualifying Tournament No. 2 in Hainan with a view to eventually progressing to the Web.com Tour, where his elder brother Jamie is playing a second successive season. The younger Arnold, a former European Tour player, is among 13 Australians competing […]

Four Aussies earn cards for PGA Tour Series-China

Four Aussies earn cards for PGA Tour Series-China

American Jeffrey Kang shot eight birdies in a 6-under 66 Sunday to secure a one-stroke victory over Australia’s Lucas Herbert at the PGA TOUR Series-China International Qualifying Tournament No. 1, the first of two successive 72-hole qualifiers at Mission Hills Haikou. Kang, who started the day one shot behind Sweden’s Oskar Arvidsson, finished with a […]

Hawkes, Lee take Vic Open titles

Hawkes, Lee take Vic Open titles

Men: Hawkes tops Endycott in playoff Tasmanian Simon Hawkes has claimed a career changing victory at the Oates Vic Open at 13th Beach Golf Links. Hawkes finished regulation play tied for the lead with New South Welshman Harrison Endycott on 14-under 274 thanks to a birdie on the 72nd hole. It took just one playoff […]

Langer, Kelly nab Champions awards

Langer, Kelly nab Champions awards

Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how old Bernhard Langer is. Midway through the 2017 PGA TOUR Champions season, Langer, a World Golf Hall of Fame member, turned 60. Twenty-eight days after his birthday, he won the PURE Insurance Championship. The following month, he won again, at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, and the next […]

Australians aim high at PGA TOUR Series-China Q-School

Australians aim high at PGA TOUR Series-China Q-School

Melbourne’s Lucas Herbert, who will play in this year’s Open Championship, is part of a strong Australian contingent at this week’s PGA TOUR Series-China International Qualifying Tournament No. 1, the first of two back-to-back 72-hole qualifiers at Mission Hills Haikou’s Sandbelt Trails Course. The top-15 finishers will earn full cards on the 2018 PGA TOUR […]

Oates Vic Open tees off

Oates Vic Open tees off

Barwon Heads is once again thriving with Australian and international golfing talent as 13th Beach Golf Links plays host to one of the most unique Professional golf tournaments in the world, the Oates Vic Open. Quickly growing in popularity both with players and golf fans, the 2018 Oates Vic Open provides a veritable golfing feast […]