Fraser to tee off season at Vic PGA

Fraser to tee off season at Vic PGA

Marcus Fraser will tee it up in the Victorian PGA Championship at Huntingdale Golf Course this week, his first time competing in the tournament for more than 13 years. With a European Tour schedule that keeps him far from home early in the year, Fraser has elected to miss the Desert swing with his daughter […]

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 […]

Richard Green on top at Q-School; Sinnott, Both and Higginbottom earn cards

Richard Green on top at Q-School; Sinnott, Both and Higginbottom earn cards

Australia’s Richard Green topped the class when he defeated compatriot Todd Sinnott with a birdie at the first play-off hole to secure his playing rights at the Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage presented by Sports Authority of Thailand on Saturday. Green earned his Tour card on the back of a grueling week which saw […]

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 […]

World No.8 Brooke Henderson excited for Adelaide return

World No.8 Brooke Henderson excited for Adelaide return

Canadian sensation Brooke Henderson is coming back to Adelaide. The world No.8 had a breakout 2016 on the LPGA Tour, including winning her first major championship. Henderson, 19, recorded an incredible 15 top-10 finishes in her first full year on the world stage, including a charging T9 finish at The Grange in the ISPS Handa […]

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 […]

ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth to be tri-sanctioned in 2017

ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth to be tri-sanctioned in 2017

The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth will have a truly global presence in its inaugural staging with the European Tour, Asian Tour and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia partnering to tri-sanction the tournament. To be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from 16-19 February 2017 the unique stroke play and match play hybrid […]

2017 Oates Vic Open to be co-sanctioned with Ladies European Tour

2017 Oates Vic Open to be co-sanctioned with Ladies European Tour

In a significant development, Golf Victoria has signed an agreement with the Ladies European Tour (LET) that will see the women’s event at the 2017 Oates Vic Open co-sanctioned with Europe’s leading women’s professional golf tour. The Oates Vic Open, to be held at 13th Beach Golf Links from February 9-12, is currently the only […]

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 […]

Hend wins Asian Tour Players’ Player of the Year award

Hend wins Asian Tour Players’ Player of the Year award

Scott Hend has added another feather in the cap by winning the Asian Tour Players’ Player of the Year award. Following a stellar 2016 campaign where he was crowned as the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit champion with earnings of US$1.004 million, the 43-year-old was recognised by his peers as the top performer on the […]

The R&A and Ladies Golf Union complete merger

The R&A and Ladies Golf Union complete merger

The merger of the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A has been finalised and will come into effect from 1 January 2017. The heads of agreement between the two organisations was signed in June leading to the integration of the LGU’s business operations and its members of staff into The R&A group of companies. […]

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 […]

ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth to feature Top-10 stars

ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth to feature Top-10 stars

The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth has captured the imagination of the golfing world with top class players and a multiyear title partner signing on for the tournament’s inaugural staging in 2017. World Number 8 Patrick Reed and World Number 9 Alex Noren are the first players to announce they will be heading to […]

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 […]

Karrie Webb returns to ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

Karrie Webb returns to ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

  Karrie Webb is coming back to where it all began. The seven-time major champion and Wold Golf Hall of Fame member has confirmed she will return for her 21st tilt at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. Remarkably, highlighting the commitment she has shown to the game across her homeland, Webb has not missed […]

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 […]

Brazel captures maiden victory at UBS Hong Kong Open

Brazel captures maiden victory at UBS Hong Kong Open

Australian Sam Brazel enjoyed a life-changing victory at the season-ending UBS Hong Kong Open on Sunday, sinking an eight-foot birdie on the last hole for a dramatic win. The 37-year-old Brazel showed nerves of steel under pressure to fire a final round of two-under-par 68 and lift his maiden Asian Tour title by one stroke […]

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 […]

PGA of Australia CEO Brian Thorburn to step down

PGA of Australia CEO Brian Thorburn to step down

The PGA of Australia announced today that CEO Brian Thorburn would be stepping down, having successfully completed his second three-year contract with the Association when it comes to the end of its natural term in February 2017. Peter O’Malley, Chairman of the PGA Board thanked and praised Thorburn for leading the Association over these important […]

Griffin wins PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

Griffin wins PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

Matthew Griffin finished the Australian PGA at Royal Pines on Queensland’s Gold Coast in a share of 40th but was left with more than enough reason to celebrate after winning the PGA Tour of Australasia order of merit, his reward a place in the Open Championship next year at Royal Birkdale in England and two […]

Varner wins Australian PGA championship

Varner wins Australian PGA championship

Harold Varner III put last season’s play-off heartbreak behind him to card a closing round of 65 and win his first European Tour title at the Australian PGA Championship. Varner entered the final round 12 months ago in a share of the lead, but a closing 75 in testing conditions at RACV Royal Pines Resort […]

Holman set to defend Australian PGA Championship

Holman set to defend Australian PGA Championship

It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for Nathan Holman and yesterday he arrived back where it all started. Walking into RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast, Holman had a rush of memories come flooding back of his career making victory at the 2015 Australian PGA Championship. “I’ve obviously got some great memories from […]

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 […]

Hall, Smith and Baddeley qualify for The Open

Hall, Smith and Baddeley qualify for The Open

Australia’s Ashley Hall, Cameron Smith and Aaron Baddeley secured their places in The Open after qualifying at the Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club. The 101st playing of Australia’s most prestigious championship served as the first event in The Open Qualifying Series for The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale which will be played […]

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. […]

Poulter to play Australian PGA Championship

Poulter to play Australian PGA Championship

Englishman Ian Poulter is jetting to the Gold Coast to join World Number 6 Adam Scott at the Australian PGA Championship. A 12 time winner on the European Tour with a career high world ranking of Number 5, Poulter will tee off his 2017 season at the Australian PGA Championship with the tournament co-sanctioned by […]

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, […]

The Open Qualifying Series adds two new events to schedule

The Open Qualifying Series adds two new events to schedule

  The road to The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale will begin at the Emirates Australian Open, the first of 15 events in ten countries that will make up The Open Qualifying Series for 2017. Two new events have been added to the schedule for 2017: the SMBC Singapore Open being played from 19-22 January at Sentosa […]

Team Japan rising to favourites at ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf

Team Japan rising to favourites at ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf

When thinking about the field for this year’s World Cup, the team of Hideki Matsuyama and Ryo Ishikawa is quickly rising to one of the favourites when the event heads to Kingston Heath Golf Club in November. Matsuyama and Ishikawa, both 25 years or younger, are both widely popular in their home country of Japan. […]

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