Category: Amateurs

Royal Melbourne

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
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
2014 ISPS HANDA World Blind Championship Winner Malcolm Elliott and caddy Neil Walker from Western Australia

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
Portsea Golf Club

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 [...]

June 27, 2014 More
Sergio Garcia and Hack Golf show how a 15-inch cup may represent the future of golf.

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 [...]

June 25, 2014 More
Zach Murray from Commonwealth and Metropolitan’s Su-Hyun Oh

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 [...]

January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Viraat Badhwar will aim to defend the Australian Master of the Amateurs Green Jacket he won last year.

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 [...]

January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Goss, Watt shine at US Amateur Championship

Goss, Watt shine at US Amateur Championship

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, [...]

August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Oliver Goss, right, shakes hands with Brady Watt, left, after Goss won the match during the semifinal round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Amateur at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.  (Photo: USGA/John Mummert)

Oliver Goss into US Amateur Final, Brady Watt to caddy

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.

August 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More
The husband and wife team of Annette and John Bayford (with RACV's Peter Tate, centre) beat Mother Nature as well as a strong amateur field at the launch of this year's ACGC

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 [...]

August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Winners of the 2013 Champions of the Murray tournament

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 [...]

August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Last year's finalists of the 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 [...]

March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Minjee Lee (Photo courtesy USGA/Steve Gibbons)

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.

July 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Whitney Hillier

Hillier storms home to win Malaysian Amateur

Western Australia’s Whitney Hillier lived up to her top billing as she usurped defending champion and hot favourite Kelly Tan to clinch the 29th Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open in dramatic fashion.

June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Golf Access Australia undergoing radical shift

Golf Access Australia undergoing radical shift

GOLF social clubs and social golfers who get their handicaps via the Golf Access Australia program will be facing an important decision in the following months, as the GAA Handicapping program is undergoing a major transition, starting in Victoria.

May 21, 2012 | 2 Comments More
A "GolfNutter" tees off 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 [...]

January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments More
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 [...]

January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Bryden Macpherson (Photo courtesy R&A/Getty & Golf Australia)

Aussie Bryden Macpherson wins 2011 Amateur Championship in England

Australia’s Bryden Macpherson has won the 116th Amateur Championship, at Hillside Golf Club in England’s north west. The 20-year-old from Melbourne defeated Scotland’s Michael Stewart 3&2 in the 36-hole final, to make sure of a place in The Open Championship at Royal St George’s next month, and an invitation to the 2012 Masters Tournament at [...]

June 19, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Mitch Krywulcz

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 [...]

June 10, 2011 | 1 Comment More
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 [...]

May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Golf Australia

Australian Golf Handicap System to undergo changes

After many months of controversy, debate and “19th hole” banter, Australia’s new Golf Handicapping System is set to get a bit of a facelift, as Golf Australia has released findings from a statistical analysis of the current system, and detailed the steps that will be made in coming months in order to improve the system. [...]

April 29, 2011 | 2 Comments More
Brad Moules and Sarah King

Moules and King win South Australia Amateur Championships

Brad Moules and Sarah King have won the 2011 SA Men’s & Women’s Amateur Championships at Glenelg Golf Club. The men’s final proved to be a tense affair, with the match going all the way to the 36th hole with Brad Moules winning 1 up over Chris Austin. In the Women’s final, the experience of [...]

April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments More
The now famous par-3 14th hole at Eastwood Golf Club

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 [...]

March 23, 2011 | 5 Comments More
Fergus Cameron (Left), Managing Director of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, tees it up with Phillip Island Golf Club Professional Marcus Liberman on the Grand Prix track at Phillip Island at the launch of the 2011 Linfox Pro Am

2011 Phillip Island Linfox Pro-Am Extravaganza

One of Melbourne’s favourite regional courses is set to take centre stage this year, as the 2011 Phillip Island Linfox Pro-Am Extravaganza tees off from March 18

March 18, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Daniel Lee, the New RWLCA Long Drive record holder

Longdrive records shattered in Canberra

The first round of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Australia has been run and won, with multiple Australian longdrive records shattered in the process.

March 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More
From left: Mikaleigh Pickles (Girls Open), Matthew Samen–Curtis (A Grade Boys), and Karl Preston (Boys B/C Grades).

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 [...]

March 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Australian Social Golf Club Championships golfers celebrate at the 2010 event.

Australian Social Golf Club Championships continues growth

Social Golf Australia (SGA) has announced more additions to the Australian Social Golf Club Championships (ASGCC) to continue the tournament’s growth as one of the most exciting and enjoyable events for Australian amateur golfers. Played on the Gold Coast from August 21-24, the event attracts golfers from around the country who enjoy their golf and [...]

February 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Ryan McCarthy (photo by Anthony Powter)

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. [...]

February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Welcome to the sport of Long Drive Golf!

Big hitters breathe new life into golf

You may not have heard of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Australia, but you soon will.

January 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
SGA Tour Ambassador Andy Lee with his foursome at Kingston Heath

Amateur Golfers feel like pros at the SGA Tour Championship

Amateur golfers who played on the SGA Tour in Victoria in 2010 were treated to a deluxe golfing experience when they played the final event of the year, The Tour Championship, at Kingston Heath Golf Club in December

January 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
23-year-old Daniel McGraw made Coolum look easy, even under the difficult PGA Tournament conditions

Coolum lets amateurs ‘follow the PGA’

THE pro golfers and the crowds were all gone and the temporary stands were being dismantled the day after Peter Senior’s PGA playoff win over Geoff Ogilvy, but more intriguing action followed on the Hyatt Coolum course on the Sunshine Coast.

January 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Master of the Amateurs set to soar at Royal Melbourne

Master of the Amateurs set to soar at Royal Melbourne

The Australian Master of the Amateurs is set to climb to new heights next week, with a world class international field battling for supremacy on Australia’s premier golf course, Royal Melbourne. Australia’s top-ranked amateur title, which has been a proving ground for the likes of US PGA Tour stars Jason Day and Rickie Fowler, has [...]

January 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Jeff Kennett (centre) with tournament founders Peter and Angela Mann

Master of the Amateurs scores again

Australia’s highest-rated Amateur golf event, the Australian Master of the Amateurs, has scored another win with the recent announcement that former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett will be the honorary chairman for the event. Mr Kennett – an unabashed lover of golf – eagerly agreed to support the event after watching it grow over the years. [...]

August 11, 2010 | 0 Comments More
What the new Australian golf handicapping system could mean to you

What the new Australian golf handicapping system could mean to you

Here is everything you need to know about the new Australian Golf Handicap System adopted by  Golf Australia and Golflink

January 9, 2010 | 8 Comments More
Blind golfer David Blyth (centre) with his caddie Gary McInnes (right), and scorer Toshitaka Kadokawa (left) on the Minakami Kogen golf course in Japan.

Blind golfers strutting the fairways

Our sense of sight is critical for everyday tasks, and it is often taken for granted. But for those who are blind, simple leisure sports like golf can be incredibly complex and challenging pursuits. In Australia there are upwards of 50 blind golfers eligible to play in sanctioned international events.  One of Australia’s leading blind golfers [...]

August 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More
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