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Greg Norman Golf Foundation takes golf to Duaringa

Greg Norman Golf Foundation takes golf to Duaringa

IN its never-ending search for junior golfers, the Brisbane-based Greg Norman Golf Foundation (GNGF) spreads its message far-and-wide. Last month the foundation, which for many years has taken golf to schools in some of the state’s most remote areas, visited the small town of Duaringa. Duaringa, 700kms northwest of Brisbane, has a population of approximately […]

August 28, 2014 More
Junior-AM raises $10,000 for Junior Golf

Junior-AM raises $10,000 for Junior Golf

Jack Newton Junior Golf and Golf NSW were pleased to be able to hand over $10,000 to Golf Illawarra for the development of junior golf in the region.  The inaugural JNJG Junior AM took place last month at The Grange Golf Club with 26 groups getting involved in the initiative developed to support junior golf. […]

August 27, 2014 More
Young Darcy a record breaker

Young Darcy a record breaker

JUNIOR golfer Darcy Habgood fired a one-under par 72 to set a new women’s course record at the Toowoomba Golf Club at Middle Ridge. Needing a par on her last hole (ninth hole) to break the previous record held by Leah Hart, Darcy rolled in a three-metre breaking putt to seal the deal. The 14-year-old is having […]

August 27, 2014 More
Senden’s homecoming delights Keperra kids

Senden’s homecoming delights Keperra kids

WHAT does US PGA Tour star John Senden do when he takes a well-earned break from the world’s richest tour? He comes home to Brisbane and heads for Keperra Country Golf Club where he honed his incredible skills. In late June-early July, Senden spent time playing golf with his dad Gerry and some of the […]

August 27, 2014 More
Adam Scott set for Aussie Summer

Adam Scott set for Aussie Summer

Adam Scott has confirmed his participation in the PGA Tour of Australasia signature events for 2014: The Australian Masters, Emirates Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship. The World Number Two created Australian sporting history in April last year by becoming the first Australian to win the coveted Green Jacket at Augusta National And since then […]

August 25, 2014 More
Geoff Ogilvy joins Perth International field

Geoff Ogilvy joins Perth International field

Former US Open Champion Geoff Ogilvy will return to Australia to play the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from 23 to 26 October.   The 37-year-old has had a strong year on the PGA TOUR, winning the Barracuda Championship earlier this month – his first TOUR win since 2010.  He has eight PGA TOUR […]

August 23, 2014 More
Adam Scott on board for Australian Open

Adam Scott on board for Australian Open

Australia’s World Number 2 Adam Scott has confirmed he will return to play the Emirates Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club from 27-30 November. Scott came agonisingly close to securing an historic triple crown of Australian events last year before Northern Ireland’s World Number 1 Rory McIlroy birdied the final hole to clinch victory. […]

August 21, 2014 More
Jason Day to join Australian Open field

Jason Day to join Australian Open field

Golf Australia has confirmed that World Number 9 Jason Day has joined the Emirates Australian Open field in Sydney from 27-30 November. The 26 year-old Queenslander won his second PGA Tour title, the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona in February and finished fourth at the U.S Open in June. “It’s always good to […]

August 19, 2014 More
Jeffress makes history with win in Fiji

Jeffress makes history with win in Fiji

Inside Golf columnist, and tour veteran Steven Jeffress has made history by becoming the inaugural winner of the Fiji International played at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. Hitting the very first tee shot of the Fiji International, Jeffress went onto sink the last putt of the tournament as he birdied the 18th hole to claim the […]

August 17, 2014 More
Jeffress, Higginbottom lead in Fiji

Jeffress, Higginbottom lead in Fiji

INSIDE GOLF columnist and Tour veteran Steven Jeffress, and young gun Jake Higginbottom are tied for the lead after three rounds at the Fiji International. Starting the day with a two shot lead, Higginbottom watched it quickly evaporate before maintaining his composure on a tough day to shoot 1-under 71 to be 8-under the card […]

August 16, 2014 More
PGA TOUR announces 2014-15 schedule

PGA TOUR announces 2014-15 schedule

The PGA TOUR today announced the schedule for its 2014-2015 season, which features 47 FedExCup tournaments. This represents two more than the current season, due to the addition of tournaments conducted the same week as the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in November and The Open Championship in July. The biggest change in the schedule, as […]

August 14, 2014 More
Inaugural Fiji International is underway

Inaugural Fiji International is underway

The stage is set for a showdown at the inaugural Fiji International being played at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. A quality field has assembled to contest the tournament which gets underway at 6.35am this morning local time, with a two tee start. Groups to watch…. 7.25am            10th     Gareth Paddison (NZ), Peter O’Malley (AUS), Liang Wenchong […]

August 14, 2014 More
Hero's welcome has Singh motivated to win in Fiji

Hero’s welcome has Singh motivated to win in Fiji

He’s won more than 50 Professional titles across a career spanning more than 30 years, but Vijay Singh is still feeling the pressure to perform back home in Fiji. Receiving a hero’s welcome on arrival for the inaugural Fiji International, it’s the first time that Singh has been back in Fiji since 2006. “A lot […]

August 14, 2014 More
Jones looking on bright side at Fiji International

Jones looking on bright side at Fiji International

Brendan Jones has arrived at the Fiji International with a sunny outlook despite a lack of golf clubs. Arriving in Fiji yesterday afternoon, Jones was pleased to be greeted by the tropical climate but soon discovered his clubs had been left behind in Australia. “I had planned to get out and play 18 today, 18 […]

August 12, 2014 More
FOX SPORTS to broadcast Fiji International

FOX SPORTS to broadcast Fiji International

FOX SPORTS will broadcast the inaugural Fiji International this week, with 20 hours of live coverage set to be produced from one of world golf’s most exotic destinations. With players now making their way to the pristine shores of Fiji for the US$1 million PGA Tour of Australasia and OneAsia tournament, organisers are promising golf […]

August 11, 2014 More
Rory McIlroy to defend Emirates Australian Open title

Rory McIlroy to defend Emirates Australian Open title

Fresh from victories at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio and The Open Championship at Hoylake, world number one Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will return to Sydney to defend his Emirates Australian Open title. The $1.25 million tournament will be played at The Australian Golf Club from November 27 to 30 and is jointly […]

August 7, 2014 More
Geoff Ogilvy wins in Reno

Geoff Ogilvy wins in Reno

Inside Golf’s prediction that 2014 would be the “Year of the Roo” has gained further momentum,  with  former U.S. Open Champion Geoff Ogilvy becoming the sixth Australian to win on the PGA TOUR this year. Ogilvy took top honours in this week’s Barracuda Championship (formerly the Reno-Tahoe Open), with a five point victory in the […]

August 4, 2014 More
The 'Moose' is loose in Japan

The ‘Moose’ is loose in Japan

Some people think travelling is fun. Ultimately I don’t mind it, but like everything, too much of it and it becomes a grind. After my recent trip to Fiji, I flew into Brisbane at 9pm and had to get home, re-pack my bag for my three-week campaign in Japan and all in a time where […]

August 1, 2014 More
Holman on a high at Capricorn

Holman on a high at Capricorn

Nathan Holman had made the most of his first trip to the Mercure Capricorn Resort, taking out the 2014 Pat O’Driscoll Real Estate Tropical Auto Group Golf Classic. After starting the final round one shot behind, Holman new a good start was what he would require if he was to put pressure on the leader. […]

July 29, 2014 More
Golf Services Management secures management contract for Rosebud Park Public Golf Course

Golf Services Management secures management contract for Rosebud Park Public Golf Course

Golf Services Management Pty Ltd has secured the management contract for the Rosebud Park Public Golf Course on the Mornington Peninsula with Rosebud Park & Recreation Chairperson Elaine Bertotto and Golf Services Management Director Ian Denny, signing off on the long term lease. Golf Services Management will undertake responsibility for the provision of golf management […]

July 29, 2014 More
Langer completes record Senior Open victory

Langer completes record Senior Open victory

Bernhard Langer completed a remarkable record-breaking wire-to-wire victory in The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex, carding a closing four under par round of 67 to win by a staggering 13 shots from Colin Montgomerie at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. The German began the final round with an eight shot advantage over Canadian Rick Gibson, […]

July 29, 2014 More
Tickets on sale for Perth International

Tickets on sale for Perth International

Tickets to Perth’s hottest golf event, the Perth International, are now on sale, with prices starting from just $22, free entry for kids under 16 years old, and some exiting new ticketing options. The only international golf event in Western Australia, the Perth International is likely to deliver its strongest field yet when golfing champions […]

July 29, 2014 More
Parry and O’Malley headed to Natadola

Parry and O’Malley headed to Natadola

Two of Australia’s most successful and respected golfers Craig Parry and Peter O’Malley are headed to Natadola Bay to contest the Fiji International golf tournament.   Between them, the two golfers have collected more than 30 international titles around the world, adding further firepower to the tournament field in its inaugural year. Since turning Professional […]

July 29, 2014 More
PGA Legends set to tee off in Queensland

PGA Legends set to tee off in Queensland

  The E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour is set to tee off in Queensland with 14 tournaments set to take place throughout the region in the coming month. Teeing off today at the Coca-Cola Surfers Paradise Legends Pro-Am at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, the Tour, managed by the PGA of Australia, will compete on some of the […]

July 22, 2014 More
Rory reigns at Royal Liverpool

Rory reigns at Royal Liverpool

RORY McIlroy has etched his name in history, following a dominant wire-to-wire win at The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. With rounds of 66, 66, 68 and 71, McIlroy’s 17-under-par, 271 total was two shots better than American Rickie Fowler and the fast-finishing Sergio Garcia, who both finished on -15. Rounding out the top-5 were […]

July 21, 2014 More
Royal Melbourne Golf Club set to host Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Royal Melbourne Golf Club set to host Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Preparations for the sixth Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship are well underway. The 72-hole, stroke play competition will be played over the Composite Course at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club from 23-26 October 2014. Established in 2009 by the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC), Masters Tournament and The R&A, the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship will see a field […]

July 19, 2014 More
Cobra Puma Golf to help find Australia's next top golfer

Cobra Puma Golf to help find Australia’s next top golfer

The PGA Tour of Australasia has announced Cobra Puma Golf as the presenting partner of the 2014 Qualifying School. Each year the PGA Tour of Australasia stages Qualifying School providing an opportunity for the country’s brightest golf talents to earn status on the Tour. Renowned for their youthful approach to golf equipment and sports apparel, […]

July 19, 2014 More
National Sports Museum celebrates Peter Thomson’s British Open glory

National Sports Museum celebrates Peter Thomson’s British Open glory

As Adam Scott, Jason Day and several other Australians set out to claim their first Claret Jug at the British Open at Royal Liverpool starting tonight, the National Sports Museum at the MCG recognises the achievements of another Australian golfing great whose success at the British Open saw him become arguably Australia’s greatest ever golfer. […]

July 17, 2014 More
Griffin reigns in Korea; looks ahead to Fiji

Griffin reigns in Korea; looks ahead to Fiji

Australia’s Matt Griffin is continuing his love affair with Korea, claiming his third win in the country at this month’s Korean PGA Championship. The talented Victorian overcame a strong field at Sky72 Golf Club, near Incheon, via bogey-free rounds on the opening 36 holes, followed by back-to-back 66s at the weekend for a 20-under total […]

July 17, 2014 More
Open Championship Tee times and pairings (Australian Times)

Open Championship Tee times and pairings (Australian Times)

The Open Championship will be hosted between Thursday 17th July and Sunday 20th July at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. Here are the pairings and tee times, converted to the Australian Eastern Time Zone.

July 16, 2014 More
Australian Golf Industry unites to build a new home of golf

Australian Golf Industry unites to build a new home of golf

The PGA of Australia, Golf Australia and Golf Victoria have joined forces on a new project which could lead to the most significant contribution to industry collaboration in decades. Over the last 12 months the three administrative bodies, led by their respective Chief Executive Officers Brian Thorburn, Stephen Pitt and Simon Brookhouse, have been actively […]

July 9, 2014 More
Nikki Campbell runner-up in European Masters

Nikki Campbell runner-up in European Masters

Australian Nikki Campbell finished runner up to South Korean I.K Kim at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters in England overnight. The Rolex World No. 24, Kim, cruise to a five shot victory at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club finishing at 18-under-par. Four birdies on the front nine in a round of 68 saw the 26-year-old […]

July 7, 2014 More
Top trainees to battle in Ballarat

Top trainees to battle in Ballarat

Ballarat can expect an all-encompassing assault on the golfing senses when it hosts what the PGA of Australia is touting as the unofficial trainee world championship in October. More than 100 of the nation’s and the world’s best trainee professionals will tee it up in the $55,000 PGA National Futures Championship at the Peter Thomson-designed […]

July 4, 2014 More
Mental skills for junior golfers (and their parents)

Mental skills for junior golfers (and their parents)

Even though this article is designed to help the needs of junior golfers I am fully aware that most of the readers will be the parents! Over the last thirteen years I have worked with juniors and their parents one on one to help them learn mental skills for golf in a fun structured way. […]

July 2, 2014 More
Tiger’s former coach praises Australian PGA

Tiger’s former coach praises Australian PGA

Tiger Woods’ former coach American Hank Haney is under no illusion as to why Australian golf is booming. In short, the quality of Australian coaches is second to none. So far this season the world has watched on as Jason Day, John Senden and Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones and World Number 1 Adam Scott have […]

July 1, 2014 More
Clubs lining up to host pairs competition

Clubs lining up to host pairs competition

Australian Golf Clubs have been lining up to host a regional qualifying event of The Auto Club Golf Championship (ACGC) since the PGA announced they were officially endorsing the event. The ACGC began in 2012 with 45 events and in a short two years has expanded significantly with an expected 85 events being held in […]

July 1, 2014 More
And the winner is: Nudgee

And the winner is: Nudgee

It takes a collective effort to be an award-winning golf club. And that, according to Nudgee Golf Club general manager Aaron Muirhead, is exactly why the popular club close to the Brisbane Airport was awarded the coveted title of Queensland Golf Club of the Year recently. It’s the second time in eight years Nudgee has […]

July 1, 2014 More
Mandalay celebrates as clubhouse breaks ground

Mandalay celebrates as clubhouse breaks ground

Following the recent completion of Club Mandalay’s 18-hole golf course, celebrations continued this week as Mandalay broke ground on its crowning feature, the $8 million “Club Mandalay” golf clubhouse and recreational facility. The clubhouse facility will complement the already playable Peter Thomson designed, 18-hole golf course, located in Beveridge, north of Melbourne. Residents, members and […]

July 1, 2014 More
Lynwood CC, Castle Hill RSL Club Group explore amalgamation

Lynwood CC, Castle Hill RSL Club Group explore amalgamation

SYDNEY’S Lynwood Country Club and Castle Hill RSL Club Group have announced the commencement of formal partnership discussions to pursue opportunities for amalgamation. Like many clubs across Australia, Lynwood has been challenged by the ongoing financial viability of the club, with increasing cost pressures, cashflow challenges and difficult trading conditions.  And they are not alone: […]

July 1, 2014 More
Elliott wins International Blind Golf World Championships

Elliott wins International Blind Golf World Championships

The 2014 ISPS HANDA International Blind Golf World Championships were held at the Nelson Bay Golf Club in New South Wales on 15 & 16 May 2014.  This event was preceded by the 2014 ISPS HANDA Australian Blind Golf Open Championships. Both events were net events with trophies being awarded to the gross and net […]

June 27, 2014 More
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