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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Green Claims First Career Win at Sara Bay Classic

Green Claims First Career Win at Sara Bay Classic

Perth’s Hannah Green finished at 2-under par, 214 after a final round 1-over 73 to earn her first career Symetra Tour victory at the Sara Bay Classic. Green, 20, was the only player to finish under par for the tournament on the Donald Ross design at Sara Bay Country Club. The 2017 Symetra Tour rookie […]

A major success for the ALPG season

A major success for the ALPG season

In last month’s issue we reviewed the 2017 ALPG season so far, finishing up with Melissa Reid’s dramatic 3rd hole playoff victory over Solheim Cup teammate Sandra Gal at the Oates Vic Open. From the beauty of the Bellarine Peninsula, the tour headed west to South Australia for the jewel in the crown of the […]

Ha Na Jang roars home to win ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

Ha Na Jang boldly predicted she’d finish at 10-under on Saturday evening; little did she realise it would be enough to lift the Patricia Bridges Bowl in the most dramatic circumstances. In a rollercoaster final round during which no fewer than five players held or shared the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open lead, Jang unleashed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

2017 Women’s Australian Open dates set

2017 Women’s Australian Open dates set

Golf Australia has announced that the 2017 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will be played at Royal Adelaide Golf Club from February 16-19. Hot on the heels of the raging success of the event’s return to Adelaide in February, world No.1 Lydia Ko and defending champion Haru Nomura have already signed to compete. And further […]

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 […]

Shin reigns supreme at RACV Ladies Masters

Shin reigns supreme at RACV Ladies Masters

Korea’s Jiyai Shin shot a superb final round 4 under par 69 to win the 2016 RACV Ladies Masters at RACV Royal Pines Resort, defeating England’s Holly Clyburn by three shots. Shin had held the overnight lead by two shots from Clyburn and Sweden’s Camilla Lennarth, and the talented European pair piled on the early […]

Nomura wins ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

Nomura wins ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

She left her only mistake until the last, and by then, Haru Nomura already knew that the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open was hers. She had played one of the great rounds of Australian tournament golf, a seven-under-par 65 that closed out legends of the past, present and future, such as world No.1 Lydia Ko, […]

RACV Ladies Masters preview: Golf fans in for a treat

RACV Ladies Masters preview:  Golf fans in for a treat

FOR 27 years, RACV Ladies Masters tournament chairman Bob Tuohy has made a habit of introducing brilliant new talent to the tournament and this year is no exception. Last year Australian Su Oh wowed the galleries when she took on English sensation Charley Hull and experienced campaigner Katherine Kirk and won. The good news is […]

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 […]

Clyburn, Garrett take top honours

Clyburn, Garrett take top honours

England’s Holly Clyburn held her nerve and holed a three foot par putt to win the Bing Lee Fujitsu Women’s NSW Open at Oatlands Golf Club in Sydney. With rounds 69, 66 and 70 she finished on top of the leaderboard at 11-under-par and just one clear of NSW’s Rebecca Artis (68), Austrian Christine Wolf […]

Lydia Ko dominates at New Zealand Women’s Open

Lydia Ko dominates at New Zealand Women’s Open

Lydia Ko travelled to Christchurch last week for the first time as Rolex World No. 1 and with high expectations weighing on her young shoulders. The general talk was not whether the 17-year-old would win the ISPS Handa New Zealand Women’s Open at Clearwater for the second time in three years, but by how much. Ko didn’t disappoint […]

The re-emergence of Rachel

The re-emergence of Rachel

By the time this story goes to print the 2015 ALPG season will be well underway and we will have seen the re-emergence of one of the superstars of the women’s game in Australia, Rachel Hetherington. Rachel stepped away from playing in 2010 and since retiring she has been extremely busy, not only did she […]

Ko captures Handa Women’s Australian Open

Ko captures Handa Women’s Australian Open

Taller, cooler, smarter – never before has a 17-year-old applied instructions so aptly as Lydia Ko, the youngest ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open champion. Ko, as has become her custom, set another swag of records today in holding off Korean Amy Yang by two shots to win on the fabled Royal Melbourne Composite Course. The […]

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 […]

Women’s Australian Open Field finalised

Women’s Australian Open Field finalised

New world No.1 Lydia Ko will steal the headlines, but there are plenty of other reasons to be excited about the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open field – about six of the world’s top 12 reasons, to be precise. Ko became the youngest ever world No.1 – male or female – at the weekend aged […]

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 […]