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Jack Wilson has become the first ever Trainee to claim a PGA Tour of Australasia title

Wilson goes wire-to-wire in WA

PGA Trainee Professional Jack Wilson has taken out the WA Goldfields PGA Championship at Kalgoorlie Golf Course following a payoff with New Zealand’s Nick Gillespie. After finishing level with Gillespie at 10-under-par, Wilson needed one playoff hole to take out the PGA Tour of Australasia event, going wire-to-wire to claim his first Professional title. “It’s [...]

October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Scott Hend

Scott Hend captures Taiwan Masters

Australia’s Scott Hend gave a lesson on how to master the treacherous conditions when he posted a two-over-par 74 to win the US$600,000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club. Faced with the onslaught of Typhoon Fitow where torrential rain and gusty winds up to 55mph posed the greatest threat for players, [...]

October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Brandt Snedeker (Photo USGA/John Mummert)

Brandt Snedeker to play Australian PGA Championship

World Number 9 Brandt Snedeker is headed to Queensland’s Gold Coast in November to contest the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola at RACV Royal Pines Resort. Joining previously confirmed starters Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and Marc Leishman, American Snedeker will play his only PGA Tour of Australasia tournament of the Australian summer in Queensland [...]

September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Peter Fowler (© Getty Images)

Fowler captures first European Senior Tour victory

Peter Fowler claimed his first European Senior Tour victory for more than two years with a remarkable turnaround in the French Riviera Masters, coming from four shots back at the start of the final round to win by three strokes at Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort. The Australian took little time in overturning Andrew [...]

September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More
The Launch of the new Mercure Portsea

A view to a thrill at Portsea Golf Club

With a brand-new, multi-million-dollar clubhouse and course renovation project officially opened last month, Portsea Golf Club has set the bar very high for other courses on the Mornington Peninsula; and it could very well be the benchmark by which all future clubhouse projects are measured, as Richard Fellner explains.

September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Sanctuary Lakes' Ron Gauci and Kevin Birtles

Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club tees off new era

Melbourne’s Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club is set to enter a new era as members have taken over the management of the Club with a new Board of Directors headed by one of Australia’s best known sports administrators, Ron Gauci, a Club member and resident at Sanctuary Lakes. Officially opened by in February 2000, the Sanctuary [...]

September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More
The 5th hole at The Eastern Golf Club

Eastern Golf Club on the rise

With origins dating back to 1896, The Eastern Golf Club in Melbourne has a rich and treasured history.  From their early days in Mont Albert (with a railway station as their original clubhouse) through their transitional periods that saw their history intertwine with both the Box Hill and Huntingdale Golf Clubs, the club has grown [...]

September 9, 2013 | 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
Adam Scott

Multiple wins for Aussie golfers

Adam Scott has capped off one of the most successful weekends for Australian golf in recent history with a win at The Barclays on the PGA TOUR. Scott headlined a trio of Queenslanders who claimed international Tour titles this weekend with Bronson La’Cassie claiming victory on the Web.com Tour and Brad Kennedy prevailing in Japan. [...]

August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Nick Cullen

Nick Cullen victorious at the Queensland Open

South Australian Nick Cullen has claimed the Isuzu Queensland Open at Brookwater Golf and Country Club. Firing a 3-under 69 in the final round, Nick Cullen claimed victory with a tournament total of 9-under 279. “I felt really good, I had been playing well and my swing feels good. I just hung in there, went [...]

August 25, 2013 | 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
Eaglehawk GC

Eaglehawk to merge with Bendigo GC

Bendigo Golf Club is pushing to become one of regional Victoria’s strongest clubs after winning the bidding war to merge with embattled Eaglehawk Golf Club. Eaglehawk’s members have voted at a 66 per cent majority to merge with Bendigo instead of Neangar Park Golf Club and Belvoir Park Golf Club. “We’re very happy with (Bendigo’s) [...]

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
Rory McIlroy (Photo: USGA)

Rory McIlroy officially confirmed for Emirates Australian Open

Two-time Major champion and World Number 3 Rory McIlroy has confirmed his place in the field at the 2013 Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club from 28 November – 1 December. It will be the 24 year-old Northern Irishman’s first appearance at the Open since 2007. “It’s been a few years since I [...]

August 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Stacy Lewis wins Women’s British Open

Stacy Lewis wins Women’s British Open

American Stacy Lewis closed with a pair of birdies on The Old Course at St Andrews and earned her second major championship at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.

August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Wanamaker bet on the fourth major?

Wanamaker bet on the fourth major?

DON’T be surprised if a player from outside the top-30 or top-40 in the world rankings wins US PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in New York from August 8-11. Predicting the winner of golf’s fourth major has always been a challenge – more so, perhaps, than the other majors.

August 4, 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
2013 NSW Super Senior Pennant winners – The Lakes GC. Left to right: Bart Doff, Roy Vandersluis, Bruce Johnson, Bernie Moase, Jeff Coxon, Vince Clark, Murray Westwood, Geoff Everett.

Senior Amateur News roundup

NSW SUPER SENIORS The Lakes Golf Club wins again The Lakes Golf Club has won the 2013 NSW Super Senior Pennant. In an exciting final they defeated the Newcastle Golf Club team by 5 matches to 2. As is always the case in match play finals it is important to win the early games and [...]

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
Golfers are still flocking to St Andrews Beach Golf Course, one of Inside Golf's favourite courses on the Mornington Peninsula

Business booming at St Andrews Beach Golf Course

It’s business as usual at the fully public access St Andrews Beach Golf Course, located on the Mornington Peninsula. Golfers continue to enjoy their rounds on this classic Tom Doak layout, experiencing the immaculate course conditions which sees St Andrews Beach firmly entrenched as one of Australia’s premier public access venues. Ian Denny, Director of [...]

July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Volunteer of the year Terry Ward

Award-winner lobbies for more volunteers, juniors

QUEENSLAND volunteer of the year Terry Ward says the golf industry would benefit from a volunteers program that compensates younger golf club members who volunteer their time.

July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Adam Scott at the Open Championship (Photo: Getty)

Scotty prepares for Open redemption

Adam Scott is back at the Open Championship, back at the event that left him desolate a year ago. While the Australian golfer celebrates his 33rd birthday today, celebration was the last thing on his mind as he left Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s after the 2012 Open, when an agonising string of four closing [...]

July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Muirfield

Muirfield to test world’s best

The Open Championship returns to historic Muirfield this month for the first time since Ernie Els’ triumph on a late Sunday afternoon in 2002 following a rain and windstorm of immense proportions only the day before. Located in the East of Scotland, Muirfield is a meaningful Open Championship venue for many reasons. It was built [...]

July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Cameron Smith

Amateur Cameron Smith turns Professional

Current Australian Amateur champion Cameron Smith has confirmed he has moved into the professional ranks. The 19 year-old Queenslander enjoyed a superb amateur career winning a host of amateur events including the Australian Amateur Championship, Australian Junior Championship, Australian Stroke Play Championship in addition to a number of state titles. “I’m ready for the challenge [...]

July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More
PGA of Australia to implement Rule 14-1b from 2016

PGA of Australia to implement Rule 14-1b from 2016

The PGA of Australia today confirmed it will adopt Rule 14-1b prohibiting anchoring of the club for all Professional tournaments sanctioned by the PGA from January 1, 2016.

July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Lucky 13 for Jones in Japan

Lucky 13 for Jones in Japan

Australia’s Brendan Jones added to his already impressive string of victories in Japan, clinching his 13th Japan Tour title at the Mizuno Open. Jones’ four-under-par final round saw him finish atop the leaderboard at 19-under, three shots clear of the nearest competitor, KT Kim, whose final-round of 69 saw him finish at 16-under. “I played [...]

July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More
PGA TOUR supports USGA anchoring ban

PGA TOUR supports USGA anchoring ban

The PGA TOUR Policy Board has acknowledged that the USGA’s ban on anchored strokes, known as Rule 14-1b, will apply to PGA TOUR competitions beginning on January 1, 2016. In making this acknowledgement, the Policy Board also passed a resolution strongly recommending, along with the PGA of America, that the USGA consider extending the time [...]

July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Scotty to headline Aussie summer of golf

Scotty to headline Aussie summer of golf

US MASTERS champion Adam Scott has confirmed that he will return to Australia this summer to compete in the “Big 3″ Australian majors: the Australian PGA Championship, Australian Masters and The Australian Open.

June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Ipswich Golf Club

116-year-old Ipswich closes

HOW does a golf club that boasted an annual turnover of $20 million less than a decade ago go into administration and finally close? Many are asking that question after Ipswich Golf Club, 40 kilometres west of Brisbane, closed after 116 years.

June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Karana Downs

Karana Downs back from the dead

THWACK, thwack, thwack! That’s the sound of golf balls once again being launched into orbit over Karana Downs golf course near Ipswich in southeast Queensland.

June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Keysborough Golf Club

Mergers, closures as some private clubs feel the pinch

The uncertain future for private golf clubs in south-east Melbourne has entered a new chapter with clubs Rossdale and Keysborough investigating the possibility of a merger.

June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Justin Rose (USGA/Joel Kowsky)

Justin time: Rose captures U.S. Open Championship

England’s Justin Rose captured his first Major championship in dramatic fashion, grabbing the coveted US Open title at Merion Golf Club. Trailing third-round leader Phil Mickelson by two shots going into round 4, Rose made the most of every opportunity on the final day, scoring five critical birdies, plus a make-or-break clutch fairway-wood-chip to two-inches [...]

June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Fraser among US Open qualifiers at Walton Heath

Fraser among US Open qualifiers at Walton Heath

Simon Khan put his play-off defeat in the BMW PGA Championship behind him to secure one of the 12 spots on offer in the US Open qualifier at Walton Heath. Khan admitted he had a sleepless night after losing to Italian Matteo Manassero on the fourth extra hole at Wentworth in The European Tour’s flagship [...]

May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Graham Marsh Golf Design to redevelop RACV Royal Pines Resort

Graham Marsh Golf Design to redevelop RACV Royal Pines Resort

The new beginning for the Australian PGA Championship is off to a flying start with the appointment of Graham Marsh Golf Design as designers at RACV Royal Pines Resort. The appointment follows hard on the heels of RACV’s commitment to invest at least $5 million in improving the challenge of the course and establishing it [...]

May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Michael Davis, USGA Executive Director, center, addresses members of the media as Mark E. Newell, Chairman, USGA Rules of Golf Committee, left, and Glen D. Nager, USGA President, right, look on during a press conference at the USGA headquarters on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Far Hills, N.J. The USGA and The R&A, golf’s governing bodies, have adopted changes to Rule 14-1 of the Rules of Golf that prohibit anchoring the club in making a stroke. The new Rule will go into effect on January 1, 2016, in accordance with the regular four-year cycle for changes to the Rules of Golf. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

It’s official: Anchors away in 2016

The United States Golf Association (USGA) and The R&A, golf’s governing bodies, have announced the adoption of Rule 14-1b of the Rules of Golf that prohibits anchoring the club in making a stroke. The new Rule will take effect on January 1, 2016, in accordance with the regular four-year cycle for changes to the Rules [...]

May 21, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Matt Griffin wins SK Telecom Open

Matt Griffin wins SK Telecom Open

Australian Matthew Griffin won his second OneAsia title in less than a year when the final round of the SK Telecom Open was called off without a shot being played because of thick fog at Pinx Golf Club on Korea’s Jeju Island. Griffin can credit a spectacular 40 foot putt from off the back of [...]

May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More
World Cup of Golf to return to Royal Melbourne in November

World Cup of Golf to return to Royal Melbourne in November

The International Federation of PGA Tours, an organization of the top professional golf tours in the world that sanctions the World Golf Championships and the World Cup of Golf, is proud to join the State of Victoria and the International Golf Association in announcing that the 2013 World Cup of Golf will return to The [...]

May 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Brett Rumford (Photo: OneAsia)

Brett Rumford doubles up with China Open victory [video]

Brett Rumford became the first Australian to win back to back European Tour titles for more than 40 years with a short game masterclass at the Volvo China Open.

May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Brett Rumford. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Brett Rumford captures Ballantine’s Championship (Video)

Australia’s Brett Rumford showed he is the man for the big occasion when he prevailed in a three-way play-off with compatriot Marcus Fraser and Scotland’s Peter Whiteford to win the €2,205,000 (Approximately US$2.8 million) Ballantine’s Championship.

April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Adam Scott goes from Gold to Green, winning The US Masters

Adam Scott goes from Gold to Green, winning The US Masters

Just a few months after winning the gold jacket in the Australian Masters, Adam Scott has  finally delivered the goods for Australian golf — taking home the green US Masters Jacket in dramatic fashion over Angel Cabrera in the dusk at Augusta National. First, Scott made an out-of-this world putt on the 72nd hole in [...]

April 15, 2013 | 3 Comments More
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