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 […]

Golf Australia partners JLT

Golf Australia partners JLT

Golf Australia and Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Australia have announced a three-year partnership, with JLT named the Official Risk Partner of Golf Australia and the ISPS Handa Australian Women’s Open. The new partnership aims to empower Golf Australia through consistent, comprehensive insurance cover and leading risk expertise, protecting regional, country and metropolitan clubs and making […]

Davidson takes pro plunge

Davidson takes pro plunge

Queensland’s Karis Davidson has announced she will turn professional following an exceptional performance at the Japan LPGA qualifying school. Davidson, a former Australian representative at both the World Amateur Team Championships and Queen Sirikit Cup, progressed through all four stages of the gruelling qualifying test against a high-quality field. The Queensland Academy of Sport member […]

PGA and ALPG join forces for new event

PGA and ALPG join forces for new event

AN exciting new event that will include male and female professionals and amateurs will tee off on the Gold Coast next month. The Qantas Golf Club Gold Coast Challenge, a dual event between the PGA Pro-Am Series and the ALPG Tour, will be played at Links Hope Island Golf Club from March 12-13. It’s the […]

Final field announced for ActewAGL Canberra Classic

Final field announced for ActewAGL Canberra Classic

Australian Ladies Professional Golf announced today that a high-class field has been assembled for the ActewAGL Canberra Classic, with 144 players competing for $150,000 in prizemoney on offer at Royal Canberra Golf Club from 9-11 February. The tournament is co-sanctioned between the ALPG and the Ladies European Tour and will be an official ranking event […]

New Callaway Rogue Driver

New Callaway Rogue Driver

Building on the global success of the award-winning Callaway Epic Drivers, Callaway’s all-new Rogue Drivers further boost the ball speed power of Epic in an all-new super-forgiving head design. Jailbreak Technology in Rogue Drivers incorporates two hour-glass-shaped titanium bars positioned parallel to each other behind the face, connected to the crown and sole and creating […]

Cheyenne Woods starts Aus tour at 13th Beach

Cheyenne Woods starts Aus tour at 13th Beach

Cheyenne Woods’ new season will begin in Australia, with her first stop to be at the Oates Vic Open at 13th Beach Golf Links. Woods, the niece of 14-time men’s major champion Tiger Woods, has signed on to tee it up in Barwon Heads for the first time for a share of $650,000 from February […]

Sergio Garcia joins Callaway

Sergio Garcia joins Callaway

Callaway Golf Company has announced that Sergio Garcia, the reigning Masters Champion, has joined its Tour Professional Staff. He will play Callaway woods, irons and wedges, an Odyssey putter and a Callaway Chrome Soft ball. “I`m really excited to switch to Callaway,” said Garcia. “After testing different brands I realised Callaway`s technology and innovation will […]

PGA TOUR launches January for Jarrod

PGA TOUR launches January for Jarrod

Jarrod Lyle has not played much golf recently, and for good reason. Lyle, a native of Shepparton, Victoria, recently underwent his third bone barrow transplant for acute myeloid leukemia. The family faces significant financial challenges as Lyle battles the disease. With that in mind, the PGA TOUR launched January for Jarrod on January 3 as […]

2018 Fiji International to capture key markets

2018 Fiji International to capture key markets

The Fiji International will return to the Pacific for its fifth staging when it is held from 2-5 August 2018 at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. The event will be tri-sanctioned by the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, the European Tour and the Asian Tour. As part of the tri-sanctioning agreement, the Fiji International […]

Rumford, Willett confirm for Perth

Rumford, Willett confirm for Perth

Brett Rumford is aiming to defend his ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth title from the British as Danny Willett becomes latest Englishman to sign onto the tournament. To be played from 8-11 February, Rumford will be a crowd favourite at Lake Karrinyup Country Club after his fairytale victory earlier this year. “The West Australian […]

Golf’s Authorities hang up on rules call-ins

Golf’s Authorities hang up on rules call-ins

In the wake of multiple controversies surrounding television viewers calling-in to report rules violations by professional golfers (notably the Lexi Thompson fiasco earlier this year), golf’s authorities have announced that they have taken the phone off the hook. A working group led by The R&A and the USGA has unanimously agreed to adopt a new […]

Enterprise Rent-a-Car partners with the PGA of Australia

Enterprise Rent-a-Car partners with the PGA of Australia

Enterprise Rent-a-Car Australia, today announced a new multi-year partnership with the PGA of Australia where they will become the Official Hire Car Partner of the PGA of Australia and Official Presenting partner of the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia App. New to the Australian car rental scene, Enterprise has been growing across the globe […]

So Yeon Ryu commits to ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide

So Yeon Ryu commits to ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide

Power, popularity, passion and precision. That’s the package So Yeon Ryu will bring to Adelaide in 2018. Ryu, 27, who rose to the top of the world rankings in July with her second win of an outstanding LPGA Tour season, has confirmed today that she will return to the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open next […]

Gold Coast secures the Australian PGA Championship for another three years

Gold Coast secures the Australian PGA Championship for another three years

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and City of Gold Coast today announced their commitment to the PGA of Australia (PGA) to support the Australian PGA Championship for a further three years. A day after the close of one of the most successful events to date, and where Queenslander Cameron Smith hoisted the Kirkwood Cup in a […]

Smith grinds to Australian PGA Championship victory

Smith grinds to Australian PGA Championship victory

Queenslander Cameron Smith has thrilled a hometown crowd winning the 2017 Australian PGA Championship on the second playoff hole against New South Welshman Jordan Zunic. Smith shot rounds of 67, 68, 68 and 6 7 to finish regulation play on 18-under the card alongside Zunic, who began the final round with a three shot lead. […]

Leishman lights up Royal Pines

Leishman lights up Royal Pines

Greg Norman Medalist Marc Leishman has shot the round of the tournament, a 7-under 65 to have a share of the lead following round two of the Australian PGA Championship. Teeing off at 6:10am in much kinder conditions than round one, Leishman was able to take advantage from the get go with birdies on three […]

Davis, Blixt and Jones qualify for The Open

Davis, Blixt and Jones qualify for The Open

Cameron Davis, Jonas Blixt and Matt Jones secured their places in the starting field of The 147th Open after qualifying at the Emirates Australian Open. The 102nd staging of the championship, played at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, was the first opportunity for players to book their place at Carnoustie next year through The […]

Troon International appointed by Canberra’s Gold Creek

Troon International appointed by Canberra’s Gold Creek

Troon International has been appointed to provide full golf course management services to the semi-private Gold Creek Country Club, Canberra. Utilising Troon and its industry-leading expertise, the venue is set on increasing the quality of its offering, on and off course, to members and visitors. The 18 Hole Championship Course, designed by Australian legend Bruce Devlin, […]

QANTAS Golf Club partners with GolfNow

QANTAS Golf Club partners with GolfNow

  In a move to further enhance the connection between golf clubs and the 11.8 million-plus Qantas Frequent Flyers, Qantas Golf Club has entered into a partnership with U.S.-based GolfNow. This partnership will provide greater access for Qantas Frequent Flyers to combine their passion for golf and travel, as GolfNow provides the option to book […]

New speakers announced for Golf Business Forum 2018

New speakers announced for Golf Business Forum 2018

It’s full steam ahead at Golf Business Forum HQ in Melbourne as the first six speakers for the two-day event are confirmed this week. Organisers Guy Chapple and Andrew Davies say that curating quality content for delegates was a key strength of the inaugural event in 2016, and they are carrying that discipline through into […]

Scott to expand playing schedule in 2018

Scott to expand playing schedule in 2018

Adam Scott has made no secret of his limited playing schedule this past season but as the year comes to a close, the former World Number 1 revealed a return to more tournament golf may be on the cards in 2018. On the Gold Coast for the 2017 Australian PGA Championship, Scott discussed how his […]

Davis snags the Stonehaven Cup

Davis snags the Stonehaven Cup

Cameron Davis lived the dream for four and a half hours at The Australian GC, and he is now an Emirates Australian Open champion. Davis, the 22-year-old Sydneysider who has had a difficult first year as a professional, bolted around the layout in just 64 – the lowest round of the day by three shots […]

Ormsby clinches amazing victory

Ormsby clinches amazing victory

Australia’s Wade Ormsby overcame a one-shot deficit by closing with a two-under-par 68 to win the UBS Hong Kong Open on Sunday. Despite a late bogey at the last hole, the 37-year-old Australian could still afford to clinch the UBS Hong Kong Open by a single shot as none of his nearest rivals could surmount […]