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TaylorMade Performance Lab, Brisbane

TaylorMade unveils second Performance Lab

TaylorMade adidas Golf recently announced the opening of their second Performance Lab at the new Golf Central Brisbane Airport complex within the Brisbane Airport Skygate and DFO shopping precinct. The new purpose-built fitting centre is only the second of its kind in Australia and will provide golfers of all ages and abilities access to state-of-the-art [...]

February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Sandringham

EOI for 20-Year Lease of Sandringham Golf Course

Bayside City Council is inviting Expressions of Interest for an exciting opportunity to lease one of Melbourne’s premier public golf courses situated in the Bayside sandbelt. A 20 year lease is being offered from 1 July, 2014 for the Sandringham Golf Course, located in Cheltenham Road, Cheltenham (Melway 86 C2). Sandringham Golf Course has operated [...]

September 2, 2013 | 0 Comments More
TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company to acquire Adams Golf

TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company to acquire Adams Golf

The adidas Group and Adams Golf, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADGF) today announced that the TaylorMade-adidas Golf business segment has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Adams Golf for $10.80 per share in cash. The transaction value is approximately $ 70 million (approximately € 53 million), which represents a premium [...]

March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Settlers Run

Amstel Golf Club to take over management of Settlers Run

In a continuing sign that consolidation is growing more common in the Australian golf industry, Amstel Golf Club has announced that it has acquired the management and operational rights of the Greg-Norman-designed Settlers Run Golf and Country Club, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

The agreement, which is set to begin in July, will see Amstel take over operations from incumbent Troon Golf, while members of both courses, thus allowing members of both clubs to gain access to each course.

March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Ray Wilson awarded OAM

Ray Wilson awarded OAM

PGA Professional Ray Wilson was among those honoured by the Governor General on the Australia Day honour list, awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia last week. Wilson, the Club Professional at Strathfield Golf Club since 1961, was recognised for his ‘service to the sport of golf and to the community through a [...]

January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Tour proposes killing Q-school, big changes to developmental tour

PGA Tour proposes killing Q-school, big changes to developmental tour

Maybe golf’s ultimate wannabe heavyweight, that ubiquitous and annoying social climber named Trump, can co-opt the rights, since selling the product is at the core of this proposal and he’s got deep pockets. After all, the way things are headed, those hoping to claw their way into the PGA Tour starting next year first must [...]

January 28, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Mildura Golf club revamp in full swing

Mildura Golf club revamp in full swing

A $6 million redevelopment is taking shape at the Mildura Golf Club. The project will redesign the layout of three holes of the golf course, allow a 100 housing block subdivision and the development of a new resort. General manager Marcus Guthrie says the new holes are almost finished and the entire development is planned [...]

January 28, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Brisbane GC evacuates pumps, shed as rains hit

Brisbane GC evacuates pumps, shed as rains hit

Just a little over a year since the devastating 2011 floods hit Queensland, golf courses in Brisbane and further south on the Gold Coast have copped a lashing from Mother Nature this week. After a dry start to 2012, more than 80mm fell at the start of last week with a further 250mm falling in [...]

January 27, 2012 | 0 Comments More
2012 PGA Merchandise Show

2012 PGA Merchandise Show

The 59th PGA Merchandise Show Week is steeped in tradition but overflowing with innovation. All of golf’s top influencers and market leaders are in one place, plus more than 200 companies new to the Show. Product presentations from nearly 1,000 leading golf companies and brands to comparison shop and bring back the best merchandise assortment [...]

January 27, 2012 | 0 Comments More
A golf dream come true

A golf dream come true

Bundaberg’s John Kirchner is about to tee off on a dream golfing adventure, and it only took him 30 years to get there. At 53 he is about to play his first tournament in the Australian PGA Legends tour in Sydney, and John says he is excited to be taking his game to the next level [...]

January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Greg Norman says success imminent for Australian golfers

Greg Norman says success imminent for Australian golfers

VETERAN Greg Norman is highly unlikely to add to his two majors, but believes Australia should see success at the highest level of golf soon enough. It’s been more than five years since Geoff Ogilvy took out the 2006 US Open, the nation’s last major triumph and the only one in the past 17 years since [...]

January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Four Promos That Will Increase Your Facebook Fan Count

Four Promos That Will Increase Your Facebook Fan Count

The question I receive most frequently from my clients is: How do I increase the number of fans on my fan page? First of all, I would like to note that Facebook fan count is not the only way to measure ROI for your social media efforts. However, if it is your current objective, then [...]

January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Bolle and Bushnell expand Au/NZ operations

Bolle and Bushnell expand Au/NZ operations

Bollé Australia have announced the appointment of Champion Sports to run the distribution of Bushnell’s world renowned golf-specific laser and GPS rangefinder product, utilizing their Australia and New Zealand-wide representative network to provide sales and technical service. In addition, Champion Sports will also assist in the distribution of the exciting new range of Bollé golf specific eyewear. Bollé Australia [...]

July 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Ian Triggs tees up at Brookwater

Ian Triggs tees up at Brookwater

Professional golfer and coach-of-champions Ian Triggs is teaming up with Brookwater Golf Club to bring the world-famous Ian Triggs Golf to Queensland’s number one golf course this July. Brookwater Golf Club is now fully-equipped with Industry-leading coaching facilities, with Ian Triggs and his team providing clinics and lessons to golfers of all ages and experience. [...]

June 29, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Barry West at the opening of Copperclub GC

Norman’s ‘Copperclub’ course opens in South Australia

Australian golfing legend Greg Norman’s first course design in South Australia has officially opened for play. The finishing touches have been put on the first nine holes of the new Copperclub golf course at The Dunes Port Hughes on the Yorke Peninsula, with thousands of golfers expected to tackle the Scottish style links layout in [...]

June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments More
President of Sale Golf Club Bruce Carter, Mayor of the Wellington Shire Jeff Amos, Deputy Premier of Victoria Hon Peter Ryan and 5 time British Open winner Peter Thomson

The Vantage Point Golf Development starts construction

Australian golf legend Peter Thomson, the man with the vision to create the best golf course in regional Australia overlooking the spectacular South Sale wetlands, officially commemorated the construction of the Gippsland Links Development project on Friday 4th March. The Deputy Premier of Victoria Hon Peter Ryan and Mayor of the Wellington Shire Jeff Amos [...]

March 4, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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