Golf Australia

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 […]

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 […]

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 Australian Open dates announced

2019 Australian Open dates announced

The 2019 Emirates Australian Open will be played in the week preceding the Presidents Cup. The 104th national championship will be held from 5-8 December at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney. Golf Australia anticipates that several of the world’s best players, who’ll head to Royal Melbourne to play in the biennial clash between the United […]

Lahiri, Colsaerts commit to 2018 Emirates Australian Open

Lahiri, Colsaerts commit to 2018 Emirates Australian Open

Indian superstar and dual Presidents Cup player Anirban Lahiri will contest the 2018 Emirates Australian Open. He will be joined by former Ryder Cup star and popular Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from 15-18 November. Their commitment adds another layer to the growing international field chasing the Stonehaven Cup, with […]

Bradley, Steele and Ancer on board for Emirates Australian Open

Bradley, Steele and Ancer on board for Emirates Australian Open

Keegan Bradley will contest the 2018 Emirates Australian Open. The popular American, the 2011 US PGA Championship winner and four times a winner on the US PGA Tour, has confirmed he will play at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from 15-18 November. “I’ve heard a lot about the Aussie Open and all the historic […]

Golf Australia, State Bodies launch One Golf

Golf Australia, State Bodies launch One Golf

Golf Australia’s One Golf structure has officially launched, bringing together nearly all of Australian golf’s state and territory governing bodies under a single, unified structure that is aimed at boosting golf in Australia. The state/territory governing bodies of golf in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory have signed service agreements with Golf […]

European Tour signs on for 2019 Vic Open

European Tour signs on for 2019 Vic Open

European Tour professionals will join the continent’s top women at 13th Beach Golf Links in 2019 with the European Tour locked in to co-sanction the Vic Open from February 7-10. That means Australian golf fans will be able to enjoy back-to-back European Tour events on home soil for the first time in 15 years. The […]

Kingston Heath, Victoria GC set to host future Australian Opens

Kingston Heath, Victoria GC set to host future Australian Opens

Two of Australia’s most famous tournament venues have won the rights to host the 2020 and 2022 editions of the Australian Open. A strong field of contenders from Melbourne’s famous Sandbelt put their credentials to Golf Australia to fill the “release years” from the current eight-year contract with Sydney. GA chief executive Stephen Pitt was […]

Vic Open becomes Australian golf’s richest week

Vic Open becomes Australian golf’s richest week

The Vic Open will become Australian golf’s richest week in 2019 with the combined prize pool surging to an unprecedented $3 million. That’s more than double the $1.3 million on offer in 2018 and means since moving to 13th Beach Golf Links in 2013, the prize pool has increased ten-fold – from $300,000 to $3 […]

Tasmania first state to move to One Golf

Tasmania first state to move to One Golf

Tasmania has formally become the first state to join Golf Australia under the One Golf umbrella. Momentum towards the future of Australian golf administration continues to build with several other states and territories expected to soon move towards the more streamlined, cost-effective model. Golf Tasmania chairman Tony Bush is delighted to have committed, already hailing […]

Jin Young Ko captures ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

Jin Young Ko captures ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

Brilliant Korean Jin Young Ko dominated the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, but it was also a victory of sorts for Australia’s Hannah Green. Ko won by three shots when she rolled in a short par putt at the final hole, with Kooyonga’s 18th green surrounded by thousands of spectators. But the 21-year-old Green secured […]

Female participation, golf’s culture a focus for Vision 2025

Female participation, golf’s culture a focus for Vision 2025

Golf Australia’s plan to redress the game’s greatest imbalance – female participation – was launched in Adelaide today. “Vision 2025: The future of women and girls in golf” was made public during preparations for this week’s ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Kooyonga Golf Club in Adelaide. GA chief executive Stephen Pitt, flanked by GA […]

Women’s Australian Open to stay in Adelaide

Women’s Australian Open to stay in Adelaide

Golf Australia has announced that the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will be played in Adelaide for the next three years. GA chief executive Stephen Pitt said the extension had been signed with the South Australian Government on the eve of the 2018 national championship to make Adelaide the tournament’s home until at least 2021. […]

Davis snags the Stonehaven Cup

Davis snags the Stonehaven Cup

Cameron Davis lived the dream for four and a half hours at The Australian GC, and he is now an Emirates Australian Open champion. Davis, the 22-year-old Sydneysider who has had a difficult first year as a professional, bolted around the layout in just 64 – the lowest round of the day by three shots […]

Jordan Spieth to defend Emirates Australian Open title

Jordan Spieth to defend Emirates Australian Open title

Dual champion Jordan Spieth is coming back to defend his Emirates Australian Open title. American Spieth, the world No.3 fresh off his 10th career US PGA Tour victory, is the first big name to commit to what promises to be an impressive field for the national championship at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney from […]

OneGolf builds momentum

OneGolf builds momentum

Momentum is building around OneGolf as the administration of golf in Australia moves towards a more streamlined, cost-effective model. Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt confirmed that five of seven states (including the NT) had now made in-principle commitments to a model that stands to benefit Australian golf by in excess of $3million annually. OneGolf […]

Adam Scott to contest Emirates Australian Open, Australian PGA

Adam Scott to contest Emirates Australian Open, Australian PGA

He’s our Masters hero, a past Stonehaven Cup champion, a multiple winner on the 2016 US PGA Tour – and Adam Scott is coming back to to Australia this summer. Scott, 36, will tee it up in the Emirates Australian Open from November 17-20 at Royal Sydney Golf Club, and the Australian PGA Championship at RACV […]

Spieth to play Australian Open

Spieth to play Australian Open

American golf sensation Jordan Spieth is returning to seek a second Emirates Australian Open title to add to his bulging list of achievements. Spieth, the world’s No. 2 player, has committed to joining what promises to be an impressive field for Australia’s national championship at Royal Sydney Golf Club from November 17. The 22-year-old from […]

Australian golfers to ‘give back’ to the future

Australian golfers to ‘give back’ to the future

Australia’s new wave of elite professional golfers will help fund the future of Australian golf under a groundbreaking new program. Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt today announced the “Give Back” program, a revolutionary plan agreed by the body’s high performance staff and athletes. “In essence, when graduates of our high performance squads reach a […]

Jones clinches Aussie Open victory

Jones clinches Aussie Open victory

After a tough final round, Matt Jones has held on to secure his first victory on home soil at the Emirates Australian Open. Playing The Australian, his home course, Jones fired rounds of 67, 68, 68 and 73 for a tournament total of 8-under 276. It was a challenging day for Jones who described his […]

Colsaerts, Lawrie bound for Australian Open

Colsaerts, Lawrie bound for Australian Open

Ryder Cup heroes Nicolas Colsaerts and Paul Lawrie are the latest big names to commit to the Emirates Australian Open. The pair joins an expanding European contingent striving for the Stonehaven Cup at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney from November 26-29. Colsaerts, revered as one of the game’s most powerful ball-strikers, will join former […]

Golf MONTH tees off!

Golf MONTH tees off!

Golf facilities across Australia have thrown open their doors for GOLF MONTH, starting today. More than 200 facilities throughout the nation have committed to stage a variety of activities to encourage those who have never hit a ball, those who haven’t done so for ages, or those who are on the course every week – […]

An amazing Aussie Summer of Golf

An amazing Aussie  Summer of Golf

Well, what a summer of golf this has been. Everyone will look back and see different highlights. Maybe it was the outstanding success of both the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open and the men’s Emirates Australian Open and their world-class champions? What Jordan Spieth did on the last day at The Australian in November will […]

Qantas Golf Club tees off

Qantas Golf Club tees off

  Golf Australia and Qantas Loyalty have today teamed up to launch a new participation initiative they hope will bring more people to the game and, in time, become members of traditional golf club The Qantas Golf Club is a new online club designed to provide Qantas Frequent Flyers with the ability to earn Qantas […]

Spieth Spectacular at Australian Open

Spieth Spectacular at Australian Open

Jordan Spieth wowed his Australian audience with a command performance in Sydney, then immediately promised to defend his Emirates Australian Open title in 2015. Spieth, the 21-year-old Texan already close to the top 10 players in the world, smashed the course record at The Australian with a closing 63, finishing six shots ahead of his […]

Australian Open Radio to launch in Sydney

Australian Open Radio to launch in Sydney

Next week at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, Golf Australia will launch a first in Aussie golf. Australian Open Radio will bring golf fans more than 20 hours of live, exclusive coverage as the world’s best players battle it out for our national championship. Not only will AO Radio be available free through a […]

Superstars to be split at Australian Open

Superstars to be split at Australian Open

It has been the talk of Sydney since they announced their Emirates Australian Open rematch. But ever since world No.2 Adam Scott raised the prospect of a direct shootout with world No.1 Rory McIlroy in China recently, the golfing world has been waiting to learn whether or not last year’s combatants would be paired in […]

Spieth bound for Sydney

Spieth bound for Sydney

One of world golf’s rising stars, World Number 13 Jordan Spieth, will head to Sydney in November to compete in the Emirates Australian Open from 27-30 November at The Australian Golf Club. 21 year-old American Spieth has taken the golf world by storm in the last 18 months after his breakthrough win on the PGA […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Greg Chalmers claims second Stonehaven Cup

Greg Chalmers claims second Stonehaven Cup

Greg Chalmers has won the 2011 Emirates Australian Open following an intense final round at The Lakes Golf Club. Chalmers, the 1998 Australian Open Champion, claimed his second Stonehaven Cup holding off a world class leaderboard of challengers to take the title. “I’ve got my name twice on the Stonehaven Cup, that’s phenomenal,” said Chalmers. […]

LPGA to return to Australia

LPGA to return to Australia

Golf Australia, in conjunction with the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) and the ALPG (Australian Ladies Professional Golf), has announced that the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will be added to the LPGA Tour schedule beginning in 2012. The 2012 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will take place the week of Feb. 6-12 at Royal […]

Australia wins Four Nations Cup

Australia has won the inaugural Four Nations Cup by 11 shots in fine and warm conditions at The Hills Golf Club near Arrowtown on New Zealand’s south island. The Australians held a 14 shot lead heading into the final round courtesy of superb third rounds from Brett Drewitt (65) and Todd Sinnott (66). At one […]

Massive field to contest Australian Open

Massive field to contest Australian Open

More of the world’s top 20 players are set for Sydney with World Number 9 Matt Kuchar, World Number 11 Nick Watney, former champions Robert Allenby and John Senden, and American Hunter Mahan all confirming they will be part of the action at the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club from 10-13 November.