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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hannah Green turns professional

Hannah Green turns professional

One of Australia’s most promising golfers, Hannah Green, has taken the professional plunge. Green, 19, recently announced she would leave the amateur ranks after a stellar career that culminated in representing Australia at last month’s World Amateur Championship. The six-time West Australian state team representative will tee up as a pro for the first time at […]

Women drive to bridge golf’s gaps

Women drive to bridge golf’s gaps

WHERE are all the women golfers and administrators? That question is being addressed by clubs, controlling bodies and the golf industry at every level – in every country. Recently, a group of 30 women involved in golf club governance participated in a day-long forum hosted by Magenta Shores Golf and Country Club on the NSW Central […]

Madsen wins, Keating runner-up in Czech Republic

Madsen wins, Keating  runner-up in Czech Republic

Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen gave a dominant display in the Czech Republic as she strode to her maiden Ladies European Tour title at the weather-interrupted Tipsport Golf Masters. The 21-year-old second year professional from Smoerum fired six birdies in a closing 65 – the best round of the day at Golf Park Pilsen – to […]

Lindy Goggin one of the greats

Lindy Goggin one of the greats

WHEN golf historians blow the dust off the record books and go in search of great Australian golfers they will undoubtedly stop at the letter G and ink in one of the greatest – Lindy Goggin. Born and raised in Launceston, Tasmania, the extraordinarily talented Lindy stretched a stellar amateur career across four decades. She […]

Minjee Lee wins Lotte Championship

Minjee Lee wins Lotte Championship

West Australia’s Minjee Lee shot a career best bogey-free round of 64 to win the 2016 LOTTE Championship Presented by HERSHEY at Ko Olina CC in Hawaii. The win was Lee’s second LPGA career victory, her first win coming at the 2015 Kingsmill Championship Presented by JTBC. Lee had held the 36-hole lead after shooting […]

Kirk kicks ‘bad habits’

Kirk kicks ‘bad habits’

AUSTRALIAN Katherine Kirk, a two-time US LPGA Tour winner and 2009 Ladies Masters champion, admits life on tour has been a struggle over the past 12 to 18 months. Still, if her form at the RACV Ladies Masters, where she finished as the leading Australian professional in a tie for 17th at one-under par, counts […]

Ko, Webb, Lee commit to Women’s Australian Open

Ko, Webb, Lee commit to Women’s Australian Open

World No.1 Lydia Ko will defend her ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open championship in Adelaide. The New Zealander, still just 18, became the youngest winner in the tournament’s storied history when she saluted at Royal Melbourne in February. She will be joined on The Grange Golf Club’s West Course by Australia’s top-ranked players, LPGA Tour […]

Women’s Australian Open heads to Adelaide

Women’s Australian Open heads to Adelaide

The ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will be played in Adelaide in 2016 and beyond. Golf Australia CEO Stephen Pitt, in conjunction with South Australian Minister for Recreation and Sport and Minister for Tourism, Leon Bignell, announced the historic move at next year’s host venue, The Grange Golf Club. Midori Miyazaki, executive director for international […]

USA storms from behind to nab Solheim Cup

USA storms from behind to nab Solheim Cup

America has produced a storming finish to beat Europe and record their first Solheim Cup victory since 2009. Juli Inkster’s battling team started the last afternoon at St Leon-Rot four points adrift of the Europeans but in the end they rose to the occasion by securing 8 ½ points out of 12 in the singles […]

Ko makes history with Evian victory

Ko makes history with Evian victory

Lydia Ko has won the 2015 Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club, becoming the youngest major winner in the history of women’s golf at 18 years, 4 months and 20 days old. Ko, who began the final round two strokes off the lead, birdied three of the last four holes to shoot a flawless […]

Inbee Park wins Women’s British Open, captures career Grand Slam

Inbee Park wins Women’s British Open, captures career Grand Slam

South Korea’s Inbee Park has become just the seventh woman golfer to win the traditional career Grand Slam. The World No.1 carded a course record equalling 65 in the final round to win the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Trump Turnberry Resort and in the process joined an elite group comprising Pat Bradley, Juli Inkster, […]

Artis captures Ladies Scottish Open

Artis captures Ladies Scottish Open

NSW’s Rebecca Artis came from six strokes behind Norway’s Suzann Pettersen to claim her second Ladies European Tour title at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open. Artis shot a six under par 66 – the lowest round of the tournament – in blustery, drizzly conditions at Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire to finish on […]

Pan wins inaugural Australia Classic

Pan wins inaugural Australia Classic

Australia’s Rebecca Artis came agonisingly close to winning on home soil, but a birdie on the last by China’s Yanhong Pan saw her capture the inaugural Australia Classic, played at Sydney’s Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club last month. On a day when the lead changed several times, Artis came to the 18th in the box […]

Klatten ‘can’t wait’ to defend NSW Open

Klatten ‘can’t wait’ to defend NSW Open

The effervescent Joanna Klatten has confirmed she will be back to defend her title at the 2015 Bing Lee Fujitsu General Women’s NSW Open, March 6-8 at the “home” of the NSW Open, Oatlands Golf Club in Sydney. In 2014 the Frenchwoman fired a dazzling course record nine-under-par 63 closing round to win the NSW […]

R&A announces honorary female members

R&A announces honorary female members

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has announced that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Dame Laura Davies, Renée Powell, Belle Robertson MBE, Lally Segard, Annika Sorenstam and Louise Suggs have accepted invitations to become honorary members of the Club. George Macgregor OBE, Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of […]

Skarpnord, Green clean up in fairytale Vic win

Skarpnord, Green clean up in fairytale Vic win

In what is regularly one of the most exciting golf events on Australia’s summer calendar, this year’s Oates Victorian Open did not disappoint, with a fairytale finish for the combined men’s and women’s event. In front of huge galleries at the magnificent Thirteenth Beach Golf Links, Victorian Richard Green capped off a week to remember […]

The next generation camp

The next generation camp

It’s that time of the year when the ALPG is gearing up for one of our most fun events of the year, the ActewAGL Next Generation Club Camp! We are delighted to announce that the 2015 camp is scheduled to be held from the 14th -16th January, once again at the magnificent Royal Canberra Golf […]

Webb, Korda and Lee confirmed for Australian Women’s Open 

Webb, Korda and Lee confirmed for Australian Women’s Open 

The world’s best players will return to the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in February when the 2015 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open is held on the club’s famous Composite Course. In a world-class field featuring several of the top-10, Australian legend Karrie Webb – who won a record fifth national crown this year – will […]

Aussie ladies impress overseas

Aussie ladies impress overseas

July and August are some of the most exciting months in the Women’s game, with the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters (LEM), The Ricoh Women’s British Open and, a new event in 2015, the International Crown (which I will get to in next month’s issue)! This year, I was fortunate enough to spend a few […]

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