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McLeod GC reflects on junior success

McLeod GC reflects on junior success

LAST year, McLeod Golf Club in Brisbane launched two scholarship opportunities for juniors aged 5-12 and 13-18 and it appears the initiative is reaping the rewards. The club’s general manager Sean Kennedy told Inside Golf the fully-funded scholarship packages were designed to help take their game to the next level. The scholarships are ongoing with […]

Donahoo new GOM at Brookwater

Donahoo new GOM at Brookwater

FORMER touring professional Paul Donahoo has been appointed golf operations manager at Brookwater Golf and Country Club. The 37-year-old started in his new role last month after spending seven years as assistant manager at Victoria Park Golf Club in Brisbane. Donahoo is extremely familiar with Brookwater Golf and Country Club after spending a number of […]

Shin donates ActewAGL Canberra Classic prizemoney to ALPG’s Next Generation

Shin donates ActewAGL Canberra Classic prizemoney to ALPG’s Next Generation

South Korean superstar Jiyai Shin claimed victory at the ActewAGL Canberra Classic at Royal Canberra Golf Club back in February this year and has recently announced that she will donate her prizemoney of $22,500 to the ALPG to put towards our ALPG Next Generation Camp and other Development initiatives. When Jiyai first committed to play […]

‘Embarrassed’ Jamie wins volunteer award

‘Embarrassed’ Jamie wins volunteer award

Middlemount Golf Club president Jamie Sullivan is as proud as punch to be named Golf Queensland’s Volunteer of the Year, but extremely embarrassed at what he calls the ‘unnecessary fuss’. “What I do out here is pretty normal in a country community,” said 32-year-old Jamie who has lived and worked in the Central Queensland mining […]

Coffs Harbour steals the show

Coffs Harbour steals the show

The ALPG Tour moved on from yet another hugely successful ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Kooyonga Golf Club, where Korean LPGA rookie Jin Young Ko stole the show with a three-shot victory, to the beautiful NSW seaside town of Coffs Harbour. Getting from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour does not seem like the easiest journey […]

Webb surprises juniors

Webb surprises juniors

AUSTRALIA’S greatest major winner and former world number one Karrie Webb made a surprise visit to Rowes Bay Golf Club in Townsville over Easter. Webb, who has won seven majors, presented the prizes of the 36-hole City of Townsville Junior Classic Championship to winners Tara Jenkins (Ayr Golf Club) and Levi Vincent (Paradise Palms). What […]

Duncan and Saso storm for Junior Masters wins

Duncan and Saso storm for Junior Masters wins

Filipino Yuka Saso and Queenslander Tyler Duncan endured hot conditions and strong fields to claim the 2018 Sportscover Victorian Junior Masters at Churchill-Waverley Golf Club. Saso entered the week one of the favourites and the 16-year-old showed why on Thursday, stealing the show with a new course record in the final round to win by […]

Toronto juniors score PGA Tour caddie roles

Toronto juniors score PGA Tour caddie roles

Anyone following former US PGA Tour player and Canadian Open winner, Nathan Green, at recent major Australian tournaments might well have wondered: What’s with the caddies? “There’s aren’t too many pros with a 12-year-old on the bag,” says Darren Green, Nathan’s brother and the head pro at the Toronto Golf Club on Lake Macquarie, 120 […]

Stars shine in early 2018 ALPG Tour events

Stars shine in early 2018 ALPG Tour events

The age-old adage “The cream always rises to the top” was never more true than at the first three events on the 2018 ALPG Tour, with the big stars stepping up and claiming the headlines and the trophies. Our 2018 Tour and ALPG ClubCar Series kicked off on 28th January with a new pro-am on […]

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 […]

Ionna Muir, 10, one to watch

Ionna Muir, 10, one to watch

SHE is only a 10-year-old and already Ionna Muir’s golf is rated 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 for her age. That’s because when Ionna hits the golf ball, other golfers take more than a passing interest. Not much taller than a golf bag, the youngster plays out of the Maroochy River Golf […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Juniors Ben, Emily tops in CQ

Juniors Ben, Emily tops in CQ

RISING STAR, Yeppoon Golf Club’s Ben Swaffield has taken out the inaugural 54-hole Central Queensland Junior Open Championship played at Capricorn Resort and Yeppoon Golf Club. Swaffield carded rounds of 70-73-71 to finish with a 214 total – 12 shots clear of Capricorn Resort’s Ben Scott (226). In B grade, Capricorn Resort’s Aiden Scott returned […]

PGA Professional of the Month: Lee Hunt, Bankstown

PGA Professional of the Month: Lee Hunt, Bankstown

You can feel the passion coming out in Lee Hunt’s voice when you talk to him, one of the most dedicated PGA Professionals in Australia who is really setting the bar high for club professionals in this country. After only four years at Bankstown Golf Club, in the West side of Sydney, and some serious […]

Armidale junior hits the ‘Big Time’ in the ‘Big Apple’

Armidale junior hits the ‘Big Time’ in the ‘Big Apple’

5 year old Isaac Riches is soon to start kindergarten, but that didn’t stop him from hopping on a plane to New York City, go on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and get inside the ropes with his buddy, Jason Day, at the Presidents Cup. Previously invited to Orlando, Florida by Fallon’s producers when […]

Ballarat welcomes Gender Equality, new website for Noosa Springs, Shop till you drop at McLeod

Ballarat welcomes Gender Equality, new website for Noosa Springs, Shop  till you drop at McLeod

Ballarat welcomes gender equality Ballarat Golf Club is a club that has a history spanning back to 1895 and has seen generations of golfers take their place on the honour boards. It is also a club who through solid governance has recently made a very important step to address a weakness, that of gender equality. […]

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 […]

First female club captain at Kew Golf Club

First female club captain at Kew Golf Club

IT didn’t take Andrea Catherine Moore long to play down her appointment as Kew Golf Club’s first female club captain. “It’s no big deal,” she said. “I understand it’s significant being the first woman captain of the club, but I hope in a couple of years a woman captain won’t even be commented on. “To […]

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 […]

Lonard rock-solid in Wales, earns US Champions Tour start

Lonard rock-solid in Wales, earns US Champions Tour start

Peter Lonard’s last PGA Tour start came in 2013, at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi. He tied for 17th, four years and a week ago. Since then, Lonard, winner of the PGA Tour’s MCI Heritage in 2005 and nine PGA Tour of Australasia titles, has mainly toiled on the Web.com Tour in the U.S., […]

Kirk wins inaugural Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic (Video)

Kirk wins inaugural Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic (Video)

With a final-round 2-under-par 70, Australian Katherine Kirk put the finishing touches on her third LPGA Tour victory at the inaugural Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Kirk, who went 152 LPGA Tour starts between her last victory at the 2010 Navistar LPGA Classic and this week, birdied the 72nd hole to finish at 22-under par, the […]

Tour Talk: Making hay in the Mining Towns

Tour Talk: Making hay in the Mining Towns

I only had a few days at home to sharpen the game with Benny before heading out to the Queensland Sunshine Tour’s Mining Towns events. Last year was my first trip to the mining towns but most of these Pro-Ams have been going for many years. The mining towns have a series, which comprises 10 […]

Katherine Kirk on the comeback trail

Katherine Kirk on the comeback trail

After almost three years in the golfing wilderness making swing changes and battling to make cuts, ALPG star and multiple LPGA tournament winner Katherine Kirk is back. Having recently recorded her best finish on the LPGA Tour since 2014—an 11th place finish at the Lotte Championship in Hawaii—the Queenslander spoke to us from her home in Wichita, […]

Junior News for June

Junior News for June

Speechley, Wikana shine in NSW YET another in the long line of champion young golfers to come out of New South Wales surfaced in last month’s Jack Newton Junior Golf NSW All Schools Junior Championship played at the Forster-Tuncurry Golf Club on the North Coast of the state. At just 12-years of age Castle Hill […]

Tour Talk: From Canberra to Korea

Tour Talk: From Canberra to Korea

My next run of events saw me down in Canberra for three Pro-Ams. I must admit, I love Canberra. I think it’s easy to get around and the golf courses are generally great. Added to this I had a chance to stay with an old mate of mine, Pat Maher. I’ve known Pat for about […]

It started with golf, fishing and horses

It started with golf, fishing and horses

QUEENSLAND Club Professional of the Year Matthew King reckons he was destined for a career in the golf industry. When he was still in short pants, Matthew honed his skills out the back of the pro shop and on the course at Wynnum Golf Club where his father Paul King was the club professional for […]

Ivo the great

Ivo the great

IT’S hard to believe this year marks the 50th anniversary since the passing of one of Australia’s greatest golfers – an amateur at that. Ivo Whitton, who was born in 1893 and died in 1967 aged 73, was a legend in Australian golfing circles. In the modern game, it’s hard to imagine his golfing feats […]

ANA Inspiration clouded by controversial Thompson penalty

ANA Inspiration clouded by controversial Thompson penalty

My phone has been ringing a little more than it usually does at this time of the year, with a lot of people seemingly keen to get an opinion on what had transpired on the back nine during the final round of the ANA inspiration, the first LPGA major of the 2017 season. For those […]