Two-time OneAsia winner Matthew Griffin has set his sights on new horizons after clinching the tour’s 2013 Order of Merit Title at the season-ending Emirates Australian Open. The 30-year-old from Melbourne has led the money list since winning the weather-shortened SK Telecom Open on Korea’s Jeju Island in May and has been such a consistent [...]
DESPITE rumour and speculation to the contrary, newly-created Peninsula Kingswood Golf Club in Melbourne’s east says it has no immediate plans to involve neighbouring Long Island Country Club as part of a further merger, but indicates that adding a third course may be in the cards in the next ten years. Kingswood’s General Manager Heath [...]
John Senden, Rhein Gibson and Bryden Macpherson qualified for next year’s Open Championship at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) through the first event in the new Open Qualifying Series in Australia . The three Australians secured the three places on offer at the Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney to join winner Rory McIlroy and runner-up Adam [...]
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy snatched the Emirates Australian Open title from the hands of Adam Scott to claim his first victory of the year at Royal Sydney Golf Club. Trailing Scott for the majority of Sunday, the World Number 6 drained a 12-foot birdie on the 18th green to collect his first title since November [...]
Aron Price has won the 2013 Gloria Jean’s Coffees NSW Open Championship played at Castle Hill Country Club. Starting the fourth round tied for the lead with PGA TOUR player Steven Bowditch, Price opened with a birdie before steady play saw him claim the title by four shots with a tournament total of 19-under 269. [...]
Home hero Jason Day secured an emotional victory in the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf with an imperious display in Melbourne. A week after losing eight members of his family in Typhoon Haiyan, the 25 year old delighted the large crowds at Royal Melbourne Golf Club by seeing off Denmark’s Thomas Björn by two [...]
Australia will take a one shot lead into the final round of both the individual and teams components of the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf on a day where teammates Jason Day and Adam Scott stood tall at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Day leads the World Cup of Golf individual competition at 9-under [...]
Adam Scott has successfully defended his Talisker Masters title, winning by two shots at Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Starting the day four shots clear of the field, Scott saw his lead dwindle as American Matt Kuchar was on fire around the composite layout. A playoff loomed as the pair were tied on 14-under the card [...]
Australian Scott Hend hit the jackpot for the third time this season as he cruised to a commanding three-stroke victory at the Venetian Macau Open on Sunday. With an overnight four-shot lead, the big-hitting Hend comfortably held off the chasing pack at the Macau Golf and Country Club, closing with a four-under-par 67 to for [...]
23-year-old Jin Jeong took top honours at the ISPS HANDA Perth International, surviving a sudden-death playoff against England’s Ross Fisher to record his first victory as a Professional. Finishing regulation play tied with Fisher at 10-under 278, it took just one playoff hole for Jeong to claim victory, sinking a par putt for the title. [...]
Tournament officials have announced the finalized field for the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club from November 21-24 which includes recent Presidents Cup participants like Australians Adam Scott and Jason Day, Matt Kuchar and Bill Haas of the United States, South Africans Branden Grace and Richard Sterne, Zimbabwe’s Brendon [...]
Adam Scott and Jason Day have confirmed they will represent their country on home soil in the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club from November 21-24. Scott and Day, who have been dubbed the ‘super team’, will form part of an elite field of 60 players from around the [...]
PGA Trainee Professional Jack Wilson has taken out the WA Goldfields PGA Championship at Kalgoorlie Golf Course following a payoff with New Zealand’s Nick Gillespie. After finishing level with Gillespie at 10-under-par, Wilson needed one playoff hole to take out the PGA Tour of Australasia event, going wire-to-wire to claim his first Professional title. “It’s [...]
Australia’s Scott Hend gave a lesson on how to master the treacherous conditions when he posted a two-over-par 74 to win the US$600,000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club. Faced with the onslaught of Typhoon Fitow where torrential rain and gusty winds up to 55mph posed the greatest threat for players, [...]
World Number 9 Brandt Snedeker is headed to Queensland’s Gold Coast in November to contest the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola at RACV Royal Pines Resort. Joining previously confirmed starters Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and Marc Leishman, American Snedeker will play his only PGA Tour of Australasia tournament of the Australian summer in Queensland [...]
Peter Fowler claimed his first European Senior Tour victory for more than two years with a remarkable turnaround in the French Riviera Masters, coming from four shots back at the start of the final round to win by three strokes at Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort. The Australian took little time in overturning Andrew [...]
With a brand-new, multi-million-dollar clubhouse and course renovation project officially opened last month, Portsea Golf Club has set the bar very high for other courses on the Mornington Peninsula; and it could very well be the benchmark by which all future clubhouse projects are measured, as Richard Fellner explains.
Melbourne’s Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club is set to enter a new era as members have taken over the management of the Club with a new Board of Directors headed by one of Australia’s best known sports administrators, Ron Gauci, a Club member and resident at Sanctuary Lakes. Officially opened by in February 2000, the Sanctuary [...]
With origins dating back to 1896, The Eastern Golf Club in Melbourne has a rich and treasured history. From their early days in Mont Albert (with a railway station as their original clubhouse) through their transitional periods that saw their history intertwine with both the Box Hill and Huntingdale Golf Clubs, the club has grown [...]
Bayside City Council is inviting Expressions of Interest for an exciting opportunity to lease one of Melbourne’s premier public golf courses situated in the Bayside sandbelt. A 20 year lease is being offered from 1 July, 2014 for the Sandringham Golf Course, located in Cheltenham Road, Cheltenham (Melway 86 C2). Sandringham Golf Course has operated [...]
Adam Scott has capped off one of the most successful weekends for Australian golf in recent history with a win at The Barclays on the PGA TOUR. Scott headlined a trio of Queenslanders who claimed international Tour titles this weekend with Bronson La’Cassie claiming victory on the Web.com Tour and Brad Kennedy prevailing in Japan. [...]
South Australian Nick Cullen has claimed the Isuzu Queensland Open at Brookwater Golf and Country Club. Firing a 3-under 69 in the final round, Nick Cullen claimed victory with a tournament total of 9-under 279. “I felt really good, I had been playing well and my swing feels good. I just hung in there, went [...]
West Australian golfers Oliver Goss and Brady Watt did their country proud last month, securing high finishes in the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship at The Country Club in Massachusetts. For Goss, a week of solid play saw him reach the Championship Final, where he squared off against England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick in the 36-hole final. Goss, [...]
Bendigo Golf Club is pushing to become one of regional Victoria’s strongest clubs after winning the bidding war to merge with embattled Eaglehawk Golf Club. Eaglehawk’s members have voted at a 66 per cent majority to merge with Bendigo instead of Neangar Park Golf Club and Belvoir Park Golf Club. “We’re very happy with (Bendigo’s) [...]
Western Australian Oliver Goss, 19, is aiming to become the first Australian to win the U.S Amateur Championship since Nick Flanagan in 2003 after progressing to the final with a 2up victory over fellow Western Australian Brady Watt in the semi final on Saturday at the 7,310-yard, par-70 The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Two-time Major champion and World Number 3 Rory McIlroy has confirmed his place in the field at the 2013 Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club from 28 November – 1 December. It will be the 24 year-old Northern Irishman’s first appearance at the Open since 2007. “It’s been a few years since I [...]
American Stacy Lewis closed with a pair of birdies on The Old Course at St Andrews and earned her second major championship at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.
DON’T be surprised if a player from outside the top-30 or top-40 in the world rankings wins US PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in New York from August 8-11. Predicting the winner of golf’s fourth major has always been a challenge – more so, perhaps, than the other majors.
CHILLY Melbourne temperatures and gale-force winds greeted Australia’s bravest amateur pairs when they teed of at RACV’s Cape Schanck Resort for last month’s launch of the Auto Club Golf Championship. The event, which is the first of over 70 nationwide qualifier rounds, kicked off the second year of the highly popular ACGC series, which aims [...]
NSW SUPER SENIORS The Lakes Golf Club wins again The Lakes Golf Club has won the 2013 NSW Super Senior Pennant. In an exciting final they defeated the Newcastle Golf Club team by 5 matches to 2. As is always the case in match play finals it is important to win the early games and [...]
The Champions of the Murray was established by Golf on the Murray in 2011, and allowed members of partner clubs to play in a qualifying tournament for the chance to win a golf weekend away. Positive feedback from 2011 finalists encouraged the group to expand this concept and now green fee players have the opportunity [...]
It’s business as usual at the fully public access St Andrews Beach Golf Course, located on the Mornington Peninsula. Golfers continue to enjoy their rounds on this classic Tom Doak layout, experiencing the immaculate course conditions which sees St Andrews Beach firmly entrenched as one of Australia’s premier public access venues. Ian Denny, Director of [...]
QUEENSLAND volunteer of the year Terry Ward says the golf industry would benefit from a volunteers program that compensates younger golf club members who volunteer their time.
Adam Scott is back at the Open Championship, back at the event that left him desolate a year ago. While the Australian golfer celebrates his 33rd birthday today, celebration was the last thing on his mind as he left Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s after the 2012 Open, when an agonising string of four closing [...]
The Open Championship returns to historic Muirfield this month for the first time since Ernie Els’ triumph on a late Sunday afternoon in 2002 following a rain and windstorm of immense proportions only the day before. Located in the East of Scotland, Muirfield is a meaningful Open Championship venue for many reasons. It was built [...]
Current Australian Amateur champion Cameron Smith has confirmed he has moved into the professional ranks. The 19 year-old Queenslander enjoyed a superb amateur career winning a host of amateur events including the Australian Amateur Championship, Australian Junior Championship, Australian Stroke Play Championship in addition to a number of state titles. “I’m ready for the challenge [...]
The PGA of Australia today confirmed it will adopt Rule 14-1b prohibiting anchoring of the club for all Professional tournaments sanctioned by the PGA from January 1, 2016.
Australia’s Brendan Jones added to his already impressive string of victories in Japan, clinching his 13th Japan Tour title at the Mizuno Open. Jones’ four-under-par final round saw him finish atop the leaderboard at 19-under, three shots clear of the nearest competitor, KT Kim, whose final-round of 69 saw him finish at 16-under. “I played [...]
The PGA TOUR Policy Board has acknowledged that the USGA’s ban on anchored strokes, known as Rule 14-1b, will apply to PGA TOUR competitions beginning on January 1, 2016. In making this acknowledgement, the Policy Board also passed a resolution strongly recommending, along with the PGA of America, that the USGA consider extending the time [...]
US MASTERS champion Adam Scott has confirmed that he will return to Australia this summer to compete in the “Big 3″ Australian majors: the Australian PGA Championship, Australian Masters and The Australian Open.