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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
Terry North has been performing Stand-up for 15 years, has toured Australia, performed New Zealand and off course the UK. Before this he worked on the European Golf Tour for nine years. Put the two together and you get “FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN” If you love golf, or even if you just like it a bit, [...]
GARRY Roberts and Shane Hogan only had one thing on their minds after winning the 36-hole Auto Club Golf Championship final at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast – passports. That’s because the major winners’ prize was a trip for four to Malaysia to play in the World Amateur Inter-Team Golf Challenge next [...]
MT WARREN Park Golf Club head professional Gary Burmester is making a habit of making the news. Last month, Burmester received the Queensland Club Professional of the Year Award at the Queensland Golf Industry Awards at Jupiters Gold Coast. Recognised by a panel of his peers, Burmester has been actively involved in the Queensland golf [...]
One of the worst flood disasters to hit Queensland seriously affected a number of golf clubs, but it wasn’t all doom and gloom, writes DAVID NEWBERY
Local favourite Stacey Keating capped off a tremendous summer by winning her State Open, the Women’s Victorian Open, which was played at the magnificent Thirteenth Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads. Keating’s goals at the start of the ALPG season included performing better at home than her had done in the past two years and putting [...]
The PGA of Australia has confirmed the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola has found a new home on Queensland’s Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines.
American Matt Kuchar was the last man standing at the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship, taking the top prize with a 2&1 win over Hunter Mahan in the final day at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Arizona. Poulter, who played brilliantly in his quarter-final win over Steve Stricker on the Saturday evening, was beaten [...]
The Board and members of The Eastern Golf Club have cause for celebration, as their planned relocation has overcome the final hurdle, clearing way to begin construction of their proposed 27-hole multi-million-dollar Greg Norman-designed facility in Melbourne’s Yarra Ranges. Following two years of challenges from developers, council and environmental organisations, the club has announced that [...]
Australian Karrie Webb has won the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters for an incredible eighth time and in doing so she equals Sam Snead’s record for most wins of a single tournament. Snead won the Greater Greensboro Open eight times in a run spanning four decades. Webb first won here in 1998 and her most recent [...]
The Australian Golf Writers Association (AGWA) last week announced the winners of the 2011-2012 Australian Golf Media Awards, an annual event honouring excellence in golf media. Inside Golf editor Richard Fellner has been awarded the highly esteemed “Best Column – Print” award for his Starters Box column, which has generated acclaim over the past 12 months for its “outside of the box” viewpoints.
South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel romped to a commanding 11-shot victory at the US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship on Sunday to end a frustrating 20-month title drought since winning the 2011 Masters Tournament.
53-year-old Peter Senior proved once again that age is no barrier to success, capturing the Emirates Australian Open amidst fading light and extreme conditions. With an even-par 72 in the windy and wild final round at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney, Senior became the oldest golfer to lift the Stonehaven Cup, surpassing the legendary Peter Thomson who won at the age of 43 in 1972.
Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell finished three shots clear of Keegan Bradley to win the World Challenge presented by Northwestern Mutual in California. The European Ryder Cup star banked a cheque for $1,000,000 as a result of finishing 17 under for the week, as well as ending a two year wait since his last victory. The [...]
The ongoing controversy surrounding the use of broomstick and belly putters via an ‘Anchored’ stroke took a dramatic turn recently, as golf’s governing bodies announced changes to the Rules of Golf that would prohibit anchoring the club against the body.
It’s a question I’ve been pondering for years: how far does a golfer walk during a standard round of 18 holes? Sure, you could simply take the yardage on the scorecard, and then add “a little extra”, but when you think about it, there is much, much more walking done by the average golfer. So how does it all add up?
The World Golf Hall of Fame Museum will induct Willie Park Jr. as part of the Class of 2013. Along with his father, World Golf Hall of Fame member Willie Park Sr., Park helped form one of the legendary families in golf history. He is the third member of the Class of 2013 and will [...]
Adam Scott has claimed the 2012 Talisker Masters title, overcoming defending champion Ian Poulter at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne to take his 19th international victory.
PGA TOUR winners Kyle Stanley and Marc Leishman join John Senden and Robert Allenby as the latest players to confirm their place at the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from 6-9 December.
SGA Tour Ambassador Andy Lee from Hamish & Andy will tee it up alongside a group of celebrity golfers and amateur players in the first SGA Tour Charity Golf Day to support Movember. Played at the Old Course at The National Golf Club on the Mornington Peninsula, the “Drive For Show, Putt For Mo” event [...]
Adam Scott believes that the US$6 million Barclays Singapore Open stands up as one of the pinnacles of Asian golf as he this year attempts to win the respected title for a fourth time. The World Number Six, whose challenge will commence at Sentosa Golf Club from November 8-11 against a stellar line-up including World [...]
Bo Van Pelt prevailed in an all-American battle with Jason Dufner to win the ISPS HANDA Perth International at Lake Karrinyup, winning with a tournament total of 16-under par. Starting the final round with a one stroke lead, Van Pelt was in control of the tournament throughout the day, posting a final round of 68 to secure the win by two shots.
Australian Stacey Keating came from three shots behind overnight leader Diana Luna of Italy to capture the Lacoste Ladies Open de France at Chantaco Golf Club, and her second straight LET victory.
Australia’s Summer of Golf is set to benefit from another world-class star, as World number 5 Justin Rose has confirmed he will play in the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from December 6-9. Rose won the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March and capped an exceptional year with a runner-up finish at the Tour [...]
Defending champion Greg Chalmers and former winners Geoff Ogilvy (2008) and Greg Norman (1984, 1985) have confirmed their entry into this year’s 2012 Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola at the Palmer Coolum Resort from December 13-16. “Last year’s Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola was the most successful staged in recent history, attracting a [...]
Ever dreamed of owning your own championship golf course? Well, here is your chance. One of Victoria’s finest public golf courses, Eagle Ridge on the Mornington Peninsula, is for sale. Owned by the Russo family since 1995, the course has been put up for sale.
After nearly two years of setbacks and challenges through VCAT and council, The Eastern Golf Club has finally received approval for their development plans for the proposed new site at Yering in the Yarra Valley. Yarra Ranges Council this week voted in favour of the proposal, with seven Councillors voting in favour of the [...]
Terry Price completed the most dominant victory of the 2012 European Senior Tour season with a final round of five under par 67 to record a stunning six-shot win over Marc Farry and Barry Lane at Winston Golf.