Amateurs

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 […]

Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship to reach 160 countries

Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship to reach 160 countries

The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC), one of the world’s leading amateur golf events, will be televised across 160 countries and reach millions of homes around the world. The Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC), the Masters Tournament and The R&A – the event’s Founding Partners – have announced that there will be three hours of live […]

Region’s finest golfers to gather for 10th Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Region’s finest golfers to gather for 10th Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship will celebrate its 10th anniversary in style next month when a field featuring the top men’s amateur golf talent throughout Asia and Australasia will gather in Singapore The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, created by the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC), the Masters Tournament and The R&A, will be played at the New […]

Top golfers to gather for 10th Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Top golfers to gather for 10th Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship will celebrate its 10th anniversary in style next month when a field featuring the top men’s amateur golf talent throughout Asia and Australasia will gather in Singapore The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, created by the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC), the Masters Tournament and The R&A, will be played at the New […]

Australian Luck takes top amateur spot

Australian Luck takes top amateur spot

Perth’s Curtis Luck is the new No.1 amateur in the world.   When the R&A released its rankings overnight, the reigning US Amateur champ, the dominant amateur through 2016, had finally earned enough points to usurp American Maverick McNealy atop the rankings.   Practising for this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational on the US PGA Tour […]

Luck captures Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship; Coletta nabs Open place

Luck captures Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship; Coletta nabs Open place

Australia’s Curtis Luck, the world’s second-ranked amateur, overcame a seven-stroke deficit to secure a one-shot victory over compatriot Brett Coletta at the eighth Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship held at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club. Luck, who has already earned berths in the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open and The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale next year after winning the […]

Australia captures the Eisenhower Trophy in style

Australia captures the Eisenhower Trophy in style

  Cameron Davis and Curtis Luck each shot 3-under 68s and Australia tied the 72-hole scoring record in winning their fourth World Amateur Team Championship (WATC) at the par-71, 6,771-yard/6,187-meter Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club. The Australians won by 19 strokes to claim the Eisenhower Trophy for the first time since 1996. “It’s great for […]

Top Aussies confirmed for Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Top Aussies confirmed for Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Six of Australia’s best amateur golfers, including defending champion Antonio Murdaca, have confirmed their commitment to participate at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. Taking place in Hong Kong for the very first time, the picturesque Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club will play host to Asia’s premier amateur golf event from 1 to 4 October. […]

Everyone’s a winner at the ACGC Final

Everyone’s a winner at the ACGC Final

The 2014-2015 Auto Club Golf Championship series came to an exciting conclusion in May, with players and guests all feeling like winners courtesy of favourable Gold Coast weather, expert event management via tournament organisers and the world-class facilities and hospitality of RACV Royal Pines Resort. The event started out strong with a Welcome Function where […]

Aces aplenty at Tri-State Masters

Aces aplenty at Tri-State Masters

The Shane Doherty Memorial Tri-State Masters, one of Sunraysia’s most popular annual golf events, featured some extra excitement this year, with a pair of golfers driving home in style courtesy of well-timed aces. During round two of the three-round event, Mark Alvey from Mildura Golf Resort won a Harley Davidson XG500 Street bike valued at […]

Murdaca masters Royal Melbourne

Murdaca masters Royal Melbourne

Australia’s Antonio Murdaca is headed to the 2015 Masters Tournament and The Open Qualifying Series this year after he claimed victory at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Murdaca, 19, from Adelaide, became the first Australian winner of the prestigious championship, closing with a steady 1-under-par 71 that left him […]

Felton goes back-to-back at Mandurah Amateur

Felton goes back-to-back at Mandurah Amateur

Jarryd Felton has secured his second straight Steel Scene Mandurah Amateur title by two strokes over a strong field that included 43 interstate players. It is his fifth National Rankings title in just over a year and Felton battled all the way after being almost out of contention after his opening round 73, 7 strokes […]

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 […]

Tee it up at the 2014 Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic

Tee it up at the 2014 Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic

Now in its fifth year, the Mornington Peninsula Golf classic is one of the most popular annual golf events in the Melbourne area, representing world-class golf with all the excitement and fun that only the Mornington Peninsula can offer. The event has become one of the “Must Play” tournaments on the Victorian golf calendar, and […]

Hack golf a ‘hole’ new revolution

Hack golf a ‘hole’ new revolution

HAVING a hole larger than a dinner plate could be the answer to golf’s growth problems, according to TaylorMade CEO Mark King. King said golf was been in a state of decline because “the game lacks innovation”. So convinced is King the 15-inch (38.1cm) cup is a way to attract new players that TaylorMade has […]

Murray, Oh crowned Vic Amateur Champions

Murray, Oh crowned Vic Amateur Champions

Zach Murray from Commonwealth and Metropolitan’s Su-Hyun Oh have been crowned 2013 Victorian Amateur Champions with victory at Kingston Heath Golf Club. Murray, at 16 years old becomes the second-youngest champion in men’s history whilst Oh has become the first back-to-back women’s winner since Natalie Parkinson in 1997/98. The Women’s final was a repeat of […]

World’s top amateurs to contest Australian Master of the Amateurs

World’s top amateurs to contest Australian Master of the Amateurs

54 of the world’s top amateurs head down under this month to contend Australia’s highest-rated amateur tournament, The Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship Played at the famous Royal Melbourne Golf Club, the event offers spectators a unique opportunity to witness 54 of the very best amateurs from around the world go head to head […]

Amateurs battle gale-force winds at ACGC launch

Amateurs battle gale-force winds at ACGC launch

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 […]

Green fee players can now be champions

Green fee players can now be champions

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 […]

GOLF Link announces the 2013 Lexus Cup

GOLF Link announces the 2013 Lexus Cup

Every Australian club golfer who wants to play the magnificent Royal Melbourne golf course or drive a luxury Lexus IS 250 X Special Edition sedan will get a chance to do so this year, following last month’s launch of the Lexus Cup powered by Golf Link. The innovative competition, which saw more than 35,000 Australian […]

Aussie Minjee Lee wins U.S. Girls’ Junior Final

Aussie Minjee Lee wins U.S. Girls’ Junior Final

Golf Australia National Squad member Minjee Lee (WA) became the first Australian to win the U.S Girls’ Junior Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, near San Francisco. The 16 year-old Royal Fremantle Golf Club member and World Number 8 amateur defeated Southern California’s Alison Lee 1up after a remarkable comeback in the 36-hole Match Play final to win her first USGA event on debut.

GolfNutters enjoy a day at Kingston Heath

GolfNutters enjoy a day at Kingston Heath

Kingston Heath, one of Australia’s finest courses, recently played host to nearly 70 GolfNut subscribers in the first GolfNut Golf Day. GolfNut, a golf deals website which mixes up access deals to top private clubs as well as value-based offers to public and hybrid golf courses, set up the Kingston Heath day as it’s inaugural […]

Nathan Holman captures Master of the Amateurs

Nathan Holman captures Master of the Amateurs

Nathan Holman has triumphed in this year’s Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, finishing 5 shots ahead of his nearest competitor after dominating the field throughout most of the tournament. A member at Woodlands Golf Club (and previous winner of the Victorian Amateur Championship and Riversdale Cup in 2011) , Holman had […]

Mitch Krywulycz: The All-Aussie American

Mitch Krywulycz: The All-Aussie American

American-based Aussie Mitch Krywulycz has achieved something most Australian amateur players haven’t, namely consecutive collegiate wins with Augusta State in the tough American NCAA Championship. Augusta State won its second consecutive National Championship when the Jaguars defeated Georgia, 3-2, in the Match Play Finals of the NCAA Championships at Karsten Creek Golf Club. With the […]

Kennedy battles elements at Re/Max Longdrive Champs

Kennedy battles elements at Re/Max Longdrive Champs

Round 3 of the Re/Max World Long Drive Championships Australia was held in windy and wet conditions at Palm Meadows Driving Range. With a 15mph headwind, and plenty of wet weather, contestants had their work cut out for them. By day’s end, Stephen Kennedy had taken top honours, with an impressive 304m blast.   OPENS Finish […]

A world first: Three Aces in ONE DAY!

A world first: Three Aces in ONE DAY!

March 19th will be forever remembered as an historic day at Melbourne’s Eastwood Golf Club. On that fateful Saturday, an amazing event occured– one that has never happened before: three people scored an Ace on the same hole, on the same day. Two of those people were even in the same group! It all happened […]

Rising Stars keep rising!

Rising Stars keep rising!

You may remember in November that we featured young “Rising Star” Matthew Samen-Curtis — a 14-year-old Pennant Team player at Caloundra Golf Club. Matthew had unexpectedly found himself atop the leaderboard following regulation play at the inaugural Glasshouse Mountains OPEN Amateur Championships.  Following a six-way playoff against a very difficult field, Matthew was pipped at […]

Ryan McCarthy: Down but not out

Ryan McCarthy: Down but not out

Australia’s top-ranked amateur and world number 15, Ryan McCarthy, is out of the game for the interim period following a surfing accident which resulted in the 21-year-old dislocating his left shoulder. McCarthy was swimming in the surf at Redhead Beach on the Saturday of the Lake Macquarie Amateur when, without warning, his left shoulder popped. […]