Juniors

A little help for junior friends

A little help for junior friends

FOR the second successive year, a strong contingent of juniors from Pacific Golf Club in Brisbane jumped on the club’s bus to make the 90-minute journey to play in the Toogoolawah Golf Club Junior Classic. “Twelve Pacific juniors travelled as a team and once again enjoyed the experience of playing on a country course,” said […]

Pinehurst the Pinnacle for Aussie kids

Pinehurst the Pinnacle for Aussie kids

Eight year-old Hamish Farquharsen with his father as a caddie, being treated like a true professional after placing 2nd in the Parent Child Event. The stories of many champions and the traditions of championship golf have been played out at America’s “home of golf”, Pinehurst, since 1898. On August 4th, it was the turn of […]

Junior Sarah moving in right direction

Junior Sarah moving in right direction

WHEN builder Allan Wilson decided last year to move his family from Cairns to the Sunshine Coast to help make his daughter Sarah’s golfing dreams come true, he must have known it was a gamble. But it’s one that’s already paid off – and who knows what the ultimate dividend will be? Last month Sarah […]

Chip in for Golf Month

Chip in for Golf Month

This month, golf clubs and facilities around Australia will be conducting a wide variety of activities and offers to inspire people to play golf. An initiative backed by the golf industry and promoted by a national marketing campaign, Golf Month 2016 enables clubs and facilities around the country to encourage new, returning and existing players […]

Safoz Schools Golf Challenge

Safoz Schools Golf Challenge

  THE Safoz Schools Golf Challenge, an inter-schools old boys’ golf event, will be played at Parkwood International Golf Club on the Gold Coast on August 20. More than 20 schools from Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom and South Africa will compete for the Frames Trophy, which has a long and rich tradition […]

Cammeray Golf Club tees off its Schools Program

Cammeray Golf Club tees off its Schools Program

Cammeray Golf Club has been well rewarded for its efforts to make the club and course more attractive to families and juniors in the local area. Cammeray Public School has jumped on board. 60 of their school kids aged 7 to 12 will take part in a 5 week program run by US Kids Golf […]

Sub-teen star’s big future

Sub-teen star’s big future

THE global golf spotlight has been shone on Australia this year, led by Jason Day’s ascension to the world number one ranking, and the news we will stage the 2016 World Cup. Other Aussie golfers—professional and amateurs, men and women, young and old—have shown that, per-capita on potential golf talent we can match it with […]

Winners are grinners in Australian Junior Age Division Golf Championship

Winners are grinners in Australian Junior Age Division Golf Championship

THIRTEEN young golfers have won their way to America after taking out their respective age divisions at the inaugural Australian Junior Age Division Golf Championship. Capricorn Resort Golf at Mercure Resort, Yeppoon played host to the three-day tournament on the specially configured Resort Course along with the renowned Championship Course. Mercure Capricorn Resort golf operations […]

Young Cassie bound for US

Young Cassie bound for US

PEREGIAN Springs Golf Club’s junior golf program is going from strength to strength with Cassie Porter headed for the Amateur Athletic Union Veritas Junior Olympic Games Golf Championship in the USA. The 12-year-old won the right to represent her country after winning her age division at the Australian Junior Age Division Golf Championship at Mercure […]

Golf Queensland announces teams for Junior Interstate Series

Golf Queensland announces teams for Junior Interstate Series

Golf Queensland has announced the 2015 Queensland Junior Interstate Boys’ and Girls’ Teams to compete in South Australia in April. Queensland Head Coach, Tony Meyer said the selected players have displayed solid form over the past year and thoroughly deserve their places on the teams. “Being selected in the Queensland teams is recognition for their […]

Teaching the teachers to teach golf

Teaching the teachers to teach golf

The PGA of Australia, Golf Australia, Golf Victoria and School Sport Victoria, have provided approximately 100 Victorian teachers the opportunity to undertake professional development in golf. Held at Oakleigh South Primary School on Friday, November 21, the Golf Teacher Professional Development (PD) morning was designed for teachers who are both golfers and non-golfers, offering practical […]

Juniors go for gold in WA

Juniors go for gold in WA

Juniors in WA will strike gold again this year at the 2014 Smarter than Smoking – Goldfields Junior Desert Open. The Goldfields Golf Club of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will be staging the event for the third time on the 1st and 2nd October. The STS-GJDO is a WA state junior ranking event over 36 holes of stroke. […]

Micheluzzi and Shin crowned NSW Junior Champions

Micheluzzi and Shin crowned NSW Junior Champions

Despite a tough final round in the 2014 Subaru State Championships, Victorian David Mucheluzzi held his nerve to take the highly-coveted Junior title.  Micheluzzi’s rounds of 68, 66, 67 and 77 saw him finish the tournament at 3-under par, just enough to hold off Queenslander Liam Andersen, who finished with a four-round total of even […]

Greg Norman Golf Foundation takes golf to Duaringa

Greg Norman Golf Foundation takes golf to Duaringa

IN its never-ending search for junior golfers, the Brisbane-based Greg Norman Golf Foundation (GNGF) spreads its message far-and-wide. Last month the foundation, which for many years has taken golf to schools in some of the state’s most remote areas, visited the small town of Duaringa. Duaringa, 700kms northwest of Brisbane, has a population of approximately […]

Young Darcy a record breaker

Young Darcy a record breaker

JUNIOR golfer Darcy Habgood fired a one-under par 72 to set a new women’s course record at the Toowoomba Golf Club at Middle Ridge. Needing a par on her last hole (ninth hole) to break the previous record held by Leah Hart, Darcy rolled in a three-metre breaking putt to seal the deal. The 14-year-old is having […]

Senden’s homecoming delights Keperra kids

Senden’s homecoming delights Keperra kids

WHAT does US PGA Tour star John Senden do when he takes a well-earned break from the world’s richest tour? He comes home to Brisbane and heads for Keperra Country Golf Club where he honed his incredible skills. In late June-early July, Senden spent time playing golf with his dad Gerry and some of the […]

Schweppes helps juniors to ‘Tee it up’

Schweppes helps juniors to ‘Tee it up’

The past 12 months have been something that couldn’t be scripted with the resurrection of Golf here in Australia. The obvious catalyst for this was the 2013 breakthrough win at Augusta National, with Adam Scott creating history as the first ever Australian winner of the US Masters event. Adam’s commitment to play all Australian events […]

Golf Australia, PGA sign joint venture for junior golf

Golf Australia, PGA sign joint venture for junior golf

Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia have signed an historic joint venture agreement that will boost the landscape of junior golf development in Australia. Under the agreement, the PGA and Golf Australia will govern a single junior development program, MyGolf – as the one nationally recognised junior golf program that will act as the […]

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 […]

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