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 […]

GMA National Conference declared a best of Industry Event

GMA National Conference declared a best of Industry Event

The 2017 Golf Management Australia (GMA) National Conference closed at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Thursday, 12th October with a gala closing dinner in the Panorama Ballroom attended by 250 golf industry delegates and sponsors. The conference, roundly viewed as the best yet by way of professional development content and networking opportunities, is a biennial […]

Marchesani captures Clearwater Bay Open

Marchesani captures Clearwater Bay Open

Australia’s James Marchesani sank a pressure-packed six-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the first title of his pro career, at the PGA TOUR-China’s Clearwater Bay Open, in Hong Kong. Against a South China Sea backdrop, Marchesani, who started the day 4-under as one of three co-leaders, shot a 3-under-par 67 at Clearwater […]

Leishman Gold Coast-bound for Australian PGA Championship

Leishman Gold Coast-bound for Australian PGA Championship

Australia’s most in-form player, Marc Leishman has confirmed he will compete at the Australian PGA Championship from 30 November to 3 December. Currently a favourite for the Greg Norman Medal and World Number 13, Leishman has won twice on the PGA TOUR in 2017. His first victory came in March at the Arnold Palmer Invitational […]

Thomas, Schauffele finish FedEx season on top

Thomas, Schauffele finish FedEx season on top

A mere one stroke kept Justin Thomas from having a really good day. As it was, Thomas’ Sunday in Atlanta, Georgia, wasn’t too shabby. At the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, Thomas finished second to rising star Xander Schauffele, who won his second tournament of the season in what has turned into […]

Leishman on a hot streak

Leishman on a hot streak

Marc Leishman’s good year just got better, as he continued to creep toward 2016-17 greatness. Add in another week like he just experienced at the BMW Championship and the word spectacular will most certainly accompany any description of his PGA Tour season. When this season began, Leishman was a one-time PGA TOUR winner, and that […]

Hannah Green wins in USA, clinches LPGA spot

Hannah Green wins in USA, clinches LPGA spot

Two weeks ago, Perth’s Hannah Green wrote the letters “LPGA” with a smiley face on her golf glove as a constant reminder of the ultimate goal. It became a reality on Sunday at the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout as she broke the Mystic Creek course record with a bogey-free 8-under, 64 to win at […]

Mini golf to open at The Vines, New Par-3 for Mornington GC

Mini golf to open at The Vines, New Par-3 for Mornington GC

WESTERN Australia’s The Vines Resort and Country Club has been enjoying a bit of online buzz lately, as locals have been eagerly following the club’s construction of a state-of-the-art mini golf course. Due for completion in the middle of this month, the $1million 18-hole Vines Mini Golf course was designed by Richard Chamberlain, and features […]

Japan Airlines championship takes off

Japan Airlines championship takes off

The doors opened and the brilliance of the Imperial Palace was illuminated by dozens of camera flashes. For eight PGA TOUR Champions players, the moment truly showed the significance of the inaugural JAPAN AIRLINES Championship—not just for a city or region but for the entire country. Shinzō Abe welcomed eight players to his office in […]

Presidents Cup qualifiers finalised

Presidents Cup qualifiers finalised

Captain Nick Price and the International team has assembled quite a group of players for The Presidents Cup. Now the big question is can the Internationals end the Americans’ dominance. The top-10 players for the International and U.S. team who will compete in the 2017 Presidents Cup were determined with the conclusion of the Dell […]

Presidents Cup teams taking shape

Presidents Cup teams taking shape

With less than a week remaining before the automatic berths for the Presidents Cup are finalized, the two top players in the points standings for the U.S. team—Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth—went head to head in a sudden-death playoff at The Northern Trust, with Johnson posting a birdie on the first playoff hole to win […]

Kruse new President of SAGCA

Kruse new President of SAGCA

Harley Kruse, founder of KruseGolf, was elected President of the SAGCA at its 27th Annual General Meeting held recently on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  Harley replaces the outgoing President, Ted Parslow, an original founding member of the SAGCA who served 3 years in the role. The election of Harley, along with Paul Mogford as Vice President […]

Millar claims victory at Natadola Bay

Millar claims victory at Natadola Bay

Matthew Millar has won the Qantas Golf Club Fiji Teams Challenge for the second time with rounds of 68, 68, 68 for a tournament total 12-under par 204. Millar has played consistent golf over the three rounds around the challenging Natadola Bay layout to claim victory by three shots over Queensland professional Brett Rankin. Millar […]

Club of the Month: Monash Country Club

Club of the Month: Monash Country Club

BEYOND the large gates on Powderworks Road, in the shadows of the famous Baha’i Temple at Ingleside on Sydney’s famous Northern Beaches, lies a ‘cathedral’ of a different kind. It’s one that golfers ‘worship’ as one of Sydney’s private Group One courses, sitting firmly in many golfers’ “must play” lists. It’s just part of the […]

Norris prevails at Fiji International

Norris prevails at Fiji International

South Australian Jason Norris’ life changed with a drop of a putt as he won the Fiji International at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. Tri-sanctioned by the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour and Asian Tour the 44-year-old journeyman now has the golfing world at his finger tips. It’s an incredible change […]

2017 FedEx Cup Playoffs preview

2017 FedEx Cup Playoffs preview

When Rory McIlroy won the 2016 FedExCup, he not only beat a great field. He overcame some big-time odds. A year ago, McIlroy began the playoffs in 36th place. When he won the TOUR Championship and snatched the FedExCup away from the favorites, he became only the second player in the event’s 10-year history to […]

Hendry holds high hopes for the Fiji International

Hendry holds high hopes for the Fiji International

New Zealand Open champion Michael Hendry is heading to the Fiji International looking to achieve some lofty career goals. The tournament, which is just a short plane trip from his New Zealand home, provides Hendry a family holiday away from the course where he is aiming to secure a European Tour card and advance his […]

Australian Paraplegic attempts to break his own World Record in the Paralong Drive Cup

Australian Paraplegic attempts to break his own World Record in the Paralong Drive Cup

Dave Sawtell, Spina Bifida sufferer and paraplegic, is striving to break his own world record for the longest seated golf drive in America next month.   Dave set the world record for the Paralong Drive Cup in 2014 and is heading back this year to better his record. Already highly regarded for his golfing achievements, Dave […]

Club of the Month: Nelson Bay surges back

Club of the Month: Nelson Bay surges back

LET’S be honest . . . 30 years is a long time between ‘hits’. Yet that’s how long it has been since Nelson Bay Golf Club hosted a pro-am, hosting some of the best professional golfers in the state. This will just be one of many major moments that will take place at Nelson Bay […]