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Australian PGA Championship changes dates

Australian PGA Championship changes dates

The 2019 Australian PGA Championship will be played from 19-22 December at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast, Queensland. A revision in scheduling will see the tournament close out the Australian summer of golf the week after the President’s Cup. Since it’s move to the Gold Coast, the Australian PGA Championship has established […]

Presidents Cup standings update: Four Aussies in top 10

Presidents Cup standings update: Four Aussies in top 10

  Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas took a major step toward returning for his second consecutive Presidents Cup after carding weekend rounds of 67-66 at THE PLAYERS Championship to finish T3 – his second top-10 of the season – and jump from No. 83 to No. 19 in the Presidents Cup International Team standings. Aussie stalwarts and […]

Choi, Immelman, Weir to join Ogilvy as captain’s assistants for the 2019 Presidents Cup

Choi, Immelman, Weir to join Ogilvy as captain’s assistants for  the 2019 Presidents Cup

Presidents Cup International Team Captain Ernie Els announced Korea’s K.J. Choi, South Africa’s Trevor Immelman and Canada’s Mike Weir as his final three captain’s assistants for the 2019 Presidents Cup, which will return to The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia for a third time Dec. 9-15, 2019. Els previously named Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy […]

McIlroy masters the mind in Players victory

McIlroy masters the mind in Players victory

For all of the distraction, doubt and ridicule he endured throughout the past several months, Rory McIlroy always stayed true to himself. That wasn’t always the case. For far too long, the 29-year-old often let his poor play on the course define the round that followed. And, perhaps worse, he let it negatively impact his […]

PGA TOUR- Australian Player Results. The PLAYERS Championship

PGA TOUR- Australian Player Results. The PLAYERS Championship

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances. THE PLAYERS Championship TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida Purse: $12,500,000 ($2,250,000 to winner)                Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Aaron Baddeley CUT (+4) — 64 Dropped three positions on the FedExCup. Greg Chalmers DNP — —   Cameron Davis […]

Aussie success at TPC Sawgrass hinges on the famed 17th

Aussie success at TPC Sawgrass hinges on the famed 17th

The pressures of the famed 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass begin long before players make the first walk from tunnel to tee box. The jitters often start once players make the turn near the clubhouse. And then, in the 16th fairway, the thousands of nearby roars truly come into focus. The butterflies set in shortly […]

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results – March 12, 2019

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results – March 12, 2019

The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances. Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Florida Purse: $9,100,000 ($1,638,000 to winner)                Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Aaron […]

ALPG, PGA announce collaboration agreement

ALPG, PGA announce collaboration agreement

The ALPG and PGA of Australia have entered into a cooperation agreement that proposes to analyse the two governing body’s operations, assets and services. As the bodies responsible for the administration and governance of professional golf in Australia mutual respect has always existed but a formalised intent to build commercial opportunities is anticipated to strengthen […]

Australian Golf Club Equality Guidelines released

Australian Golf Club Equality Guidelines released

New guidelines have been released today to ensure Australian golf clubs provide equal opportunities for both genders. The Australian Human Rights Commission, in conjunction with Golf Australia, launched today a publication titled ‘Guidelines for the promotion of equal opportunity for women and girls in golf’. The launch was held at Mt Derrimut Golf and Community […]

Anne Van Dam Powers to fourth Ladies European Tour Title

Anne Van Dam Powers to fourth Ladies European Tour Title

Anne Van Dam from The Netherlands has surged home on the final nine to win the Canberra Women’s Classic at Royal Canberra Golf Club by three strokes: her third Ladies European Tour title inside six months and her fourth overall. Van Dam began the day as joint leader on 11 under and duelled with defending […]

Swing your way to Vegas via the TaylorMade Order of Merit

Swing your way to Vegas via the TaylorMade Order of Merit

TaylorMade, in partnership with 3 Links Golf, launches its 2019 Order of Merit providing golfers the chance to win their way to the series final in Las Vegas. 3 Links Golf, one of Australia’s leading golf event management companies, has launched its 2019 Order of Merit – one of the largest amateur golf challenges ever […]

Nisbet cruises to Queensland PGA victory

Nisbet cruises to Queensland PGA victory

Daniel Nisbet has won the 2019 Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship presented by Toowoomba Regional Council in a dominant performance in his home state. Starting the day with a two shot lead, Nisbet won the title by six shots from Deyen Lawson and Harrison Endycott with rounds of 66, 63, 63 and 64 for a tournament […]

Skarpnord wins the Battle at Bonville

Skarpnord wins the Battle at Bonville

Marianne Skarpnord ended a six year drought to claim her fourth title on the Ladies European Tour after a closely fought battle for the Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic – Bonville. Skarpnord fired a final round of 69 to earn a two stroke victory on eight-under-par ahead of Australian Hannah Green and Nuria Iturrios […]

Townsville courses cop belting

Townsville courses cop belting

  TOWNSVILLE’S three major golf courses – Tropics, Rowes Bay and Townsville – certainly felt the full brunt of the monsoonal rains that lashed north Queensland in early February. The major rain event dished up varying levels of damage with Tropics Golf Club being the least affected. They had a number of holes open for […]

Law, Boutier capture Vic Open

Law, Boutier capture Vic Open

David Law produced an incredible finish to overtake Wade Ormsby and win his first European Tour title at the ISPS Handa Vic Open. The Scotsman had called a penalty on himself to surrender a bogey on the ninth after accidentally making his ball move, which left him five shots back at the turn. He was […]

Webb honoured with PGA membership

Webb honoured with PGA membership

The PGA of Australia has extended honorary membership to Karrie Webb AO in recognition of her services to the Australian golf industry. One of Australia’s most successful golfers of all time, Webb has proudly represented her country at the highest echelons of the game for more than 20 years notching up an incredible 51 wins […]

Presidents Cup standings update: Adam Scott vaults to No. 11 with runner-up result at Torrey Pines

Presidents Cup standings update: Adam Scott vaults to No. 11 with runner-up result at Torrey Pines

Making his first-ever start in the Farmers Insurance Open, Australia’s Adam Scott finished solo second at Torrey Pines and made the biggest move in the International Team Presidents Cup standings from No. 67 to No. 11. A berth in the 2019 Presidents Cup would make Scott the first player to make nine appearances on the […]

Does YOUR club have one of the best 18 holes in Australia?

Does YOUR club have one of the best 18 holes in Australia?

The debate has raged since the dawn of our great game down under: which holes are the best in Australia? From official Course Rankings penned by professional journalists and course raters, to the quiet 19th Hole discussions by club members and visitors at courses across the country, the joys and merits of individual holes have […]

Inside Golf, GMA announce media partnership

Inside Golf, GMA announce media partnership

Inside Golf Magazine and Golf Management Australia (GMA) have announced a two-year Partnership Agreement which will see the two organisations benefit from improved content sharing, networking and increased brand exposure. The agreement, which designates Inside Golf as both the Media Partner and a Networking Partner for GMA, will see the magazine expand its already strong […]

Major boost for Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific as Evian Championship offers exemption to the champion

Major boost for Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific as Evian Championship offers exemption to the champion

The rewards for the champion of the Women’s Amateur AsiaPacific (WAAP) continue to grow, with the Evian Championship announcing it would create a special exemption for the winner. The Evian Championship joins the AIG Women’s British Open in offering places to the WAAPchampion. As well as the two major championships, the winner will also receive […]

Royal Queensland GC loses Sexual Discrimination case

Royal Queensland GC loses Sexual Discrimination case

A landmark ruling has been handed down against Royal Queensland Golf Club which will doubtless stir debate across the Australian golf club landscape. In December, Judge Jarret handed down in his findings in the case of Barnett v Royal Queensland Golf Club [2018] FCCA 3697, in which Barbara Barnett, a Full Member at RQGC, claims […]

Min Woo Lee joins professional ranks

Min Woo Lee joins professional ranks

Western Australia’s Min Woo Lee will this week take his long-anticipated professional plunge. The 20-year-old, Australia’s top-ranked amateur for the past 18 months, will leave the world rankings at a career-high No.5 without a professional card, but with a busy 2019 planned as he strives to achieve one or more. Lee hopes to secure exemptions […]

Stuart Appleby, Justin Leonard named 2019 Junior Presidents Cup Captains

Stuart Appleby, Justin Leonard named 2019 Junior Presidents Cup Captains

The PGA TOUR and American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) have announced Australia’s Stuart Appleby and the United States’ Justin Leonard as captains of the International and U.S. Teams, respectively, for the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup. The event will be contested for the second time Dec. 8-9, 2019 at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, […]

PGA TOUR Series-China announces Qualifying Tournament sites, dates

PGA TOUR Series-China announces  Qualifying Tournament sites, dates

Foison Golf Club’s Dye Course in Guangzhou will host three 2019 PGA TOUR Series-China Qualifying Tournaments, and then the Series will make history when it holds for the first time its final Global Qualifying event outside of Greater China. The Series’ third Global Qualifying Tournament is set for Laguna Phuket Golf Club in Phuket, Thailand. […]

Tiger Woods tours Melbourne in Presidents Cup prep

Tiger Woods tours Melbourne in Presidents Cup prep

A little more than one year ago, Tiger Woods, sat in the media center at the Presidents Cup just outside New York City and told the media that his future in the game was uncertain, unsure if he would ever play golf at its highest level again. Fast forward 14 months and we find Woods, […]

Minjee Lee wins Greg Norman Medal

Minjee Lee wins Greg Norman Medal

World Number 6 Minjee Lee has become the first woman to win Australian golf’s most prestigious individual honour; the Greg Norman Medal. Australia’s best performing, male or female, golfer on the international stage in 2018, Lee is the third recipient of the medal following Jason Day in 2015 and 2016 and Marc Leishman in 2017. […]

Vic Open joins LPGA Tour

Vic Open joins LPGA Tour

Golf Australia has announced that the 2019 Vic Open will be co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour. The trailblazing tournament will be jointly sanctioned by the European Tour and ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia (men’s) and the LPGA and ALPG (women’s). The 2019 Vic Open will be held at 13th Beach Golf Links on the […]

2019 ALPG Tour Schedule set to impress

2019 ALPG Tour Schedule set to impress

Our 2019 ALPG Tour and 2019 ALPG ClubCar Series will kick off on 4th January 2019 with an exciting new pro-am on our schedule, The Blitzgolf Curlewis, where 20 ALPG professionals will join 40 of their counterparts from the PGA in what should be a fun-filled, action-packed day. Blitzgolf is a relatively new format of […]

Redcliffe solves pace of play issue

Redcliffe solves pace of play issue

WHO said it’s impossible to eliminate five-hour competition rounds of golf? Redcliffe Golf Club, located within the Moreton Bay region 28 kilometres north-northeast of Brisbane’s CBD, has virtually solved its pace of play issue and it did it within a month of installing the GolfTag system – a pace-of-play monitoring device. Since installing the Golf […]

Wise beyond his years: Aaron excels in rookie season on PGA TOUR

Wise beyond his years: Aaron excels in rookie season on PGA TOUR

It’s the same routine every time. Aaron Wise will sink a putt to win a golf tournament. He’ll release a quiet, refrained fist pump—the only faint traces of emotion he cares to elicit—before removing his cap to acknowledge the gallery. He’ll end things with a collegial handshake of his playing partner and go merrily along […]

Els debuts new International Team logo for 2019 Presidents Cup

Els debuts new International Team logo for 2019 Presidents Cup

At a member event at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, International Team Captain Ernie Els debuted a new International Team logo for the 2019 Presidents Cup. Nearly one year before the event returns to The Royal Melbourne Golf Club on December 9-15, 2019, Els launched the new logo with a goal to give the team […]

Novotel Vines Resort opens creche for golf and fitness

Novotel Vines Resort opens creche for golf and fitness

Learning golf or getting fit seems like a dream for those charged with looking after little kids. But now the Novotel Vines Resort offers a great solution, opening a creche at the club recently. The crèche will be accessible to mums and dads to know that their little ones, aged 12 months to 5 years, […]

The National, Huntingdale discuss merger

The National, Huntingdale discuss merger

Two of Australia’s most iconic courses, Melbourne’s Huntingdale Golf Club and The National Golf Club have begun talks surrounding a potential merger. The National, which already boasts three amazing courses on the Mornington Peninsula, as well as a fourth course, Long Island, near Frankston, issued a statement with top sandbelt club Huntingdale last month, announcing […]

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours Australian Player Results, November 20, 2018

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours Australian Player Results, November 20, 2018

The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances. PGA Tour The RSM Classic Sea Island Resort (Seaside/Plantation Course), Sea Island, Georgia Purse: $6,400,000 ($1,152,000 to winner)   Next Tournament: Sentry Tournament of Champions (Maui, Hawaii, […]

Rough road ahead for Balgowlah

Rough road ahead for Balgowlah

BALGOWLAH Golf Club, located in the northern suburbs of Sydney, is fighting for its golfing life. The club’s president Bill Colwell told Inside Golf the state government’s current plan for the Beaches Link Tunnel would inevitably end almost a century of golfing at Balgowlah. “The state government proposes to use Balgowlah golf course as a […]

Ancer, Papadatos and McLeod Qualify for 148th Open Championship

Ancer, Papadatos and McLeod Qualify for 148th Open Championship

Abraham Ancer, Dimitrios Papadatos and Jake McLeod have secured their places in The 148th Open after qualifying at the Emirates Australian Open. The 103rd playing of Australia’s national championship took place at The Lakes in Sydney and was the first event in The Open Qualifying Series which gives golfers around the world opportunities to book their […]

Ancer, Kammerstad victorious at The Lakes

Ancer, Kammerstad victorious at The Lakes

It was a day of firsts at The Lakes on Sunday, following the final putts of the 2018 Emirates Australian Open. For Mexico’s Abraham Ancer, a runaway victory on the testing Lakes course resulted in his becoming the first Mexican and Latin American to lift the Stonehaven Cup.  In another first,  Sweden’s Johan Kammerstad became the […]

2019 Junior Presidents Cup Team Standings announced

2019 Junior Presidents Cup Team Standings announced

The PGA TOUR and American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) have unveiled the official team standings for the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup, which is set to take place December 8-9, 2019, at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The Junior Presidents Cup will precede the 2019 Presidents Cup, which will be contested at […]

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results, 13 November 2018

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results, 13 November 2018

The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances. Mayakoba Golf Classic El Camaleon GC, Playa del Carmen, Mexico Purse: $7,000,000 ($1,296,000 to winner)                Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Stuart Appleby DNP — […]

ALPG Player Results, 13th November 2018

ALPG Player Results, 13th November 2018

Australian Ladies Professional Golf Here is the recap from this past week’s action and our ALPG member performances.   BLUE BAY CLASSIC SANYA, CHINA NOV 7-10 Prizemoney: US$2,100,000   Player Result Earnings Race to CME Hannah Green T15 US$28,888 71 Sarah Jane Smith T15 US$28,888 64 Su Oh T22 US$21,272 47   Japan LPGA   […]

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