Category: PGA of Australia

Nathan Holman

Holman on a high at Capricorn

Nathan Holman had made the most of his first trip to the Mercure Capricorn Resort, taking out the 2014 Pat O’Driscoll Real Estate Tropical Auto Group Golf Classic. After starting the final round one shot behind, Holman new a good start was what he would require if he was to put pressure on the leader. [...]

July 29, 2014 More
Craig Parry

Parry and O’Malley headed to Natadola

Two of Australia’s most successful and respected golfers Craig Parry and Peter O’Malley are headed to Natadola Bay to contest the Fiji International golf tournament.   Between them, the two golfers have collected more than 30 international titles around the world, adding further firepower to the tournament field in its inaugural year. Since turning Professional [...]

July 29, 2014 More
PGA Legends set to tee off in Queensland

PGA Legends set to tee off in Queensland

  The E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour is set to tee off in Queensland with 14 tournaments set to take place throughout the region in the coming month. Teeing off today at the Coca-Cola Surfers Paradise Legends Pro-Am at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, the Tour, managed by the PGA of Australia, will compete on some of the [...]

July 22, 2014 More
Cobra Puma Golf to help find Australia’s next top golfer

Cobra Puma Golf to help find Australia’s next top golfer

The PGA Tour of Australasia has announced Cobra Puma Golf as the presenting partner of the 2014 Qualifying School. Each year the PGA Tour of Australasia stages Qualifying School providing an opportunity for the country’s brightest golf talents to earn status on the Tour. Renowned for their youthful approach to golf equipment and sports apparel, [...]

July 19, 2014 More
Tiger’s former coach praises Australian PGA

Tiger’s former coach praises Australian PGA

Tiger Woods’ former coach American Hank Haney is under no illusion as to why Australian golf is booming. In short, the quality of Australian coaches is second to none. So far this season the world has watched on as Jason Day, John Senden and Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones and World Number 1 Adam Scott have [...]

July 1, 2014 More
The Chinese and Australian teams share in the spoils

Aussies draw closer to China

Nothing could separate Team Australia and Team China following 36 holes in the International Champions Tour, played at the prestigious Agile Mickleson International Golf Club on the outskirts of Shanghai, China. Travelling to China, representing Australia were the 2013 Holden Scramble Championship Final Champions who were joined by a further seven PGA Professionals from across [...]

June 27, 2014 More
Jason Dufner

Perth International to deliver strongest ever field

Reigning US PGA Champion and world number 16, Jason Dufner, has confirmed his return to Western Australia for the 2014 Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from 23 to 26 October. Dufner won his first Major Championship last August at Oak Hill in Rochester, NY and will return to Perth after finishing second in [...]

June 12, 2014 More
Ryan Fox

Fox defends in Tahiti

Ryan Fox has successfully defended his Tahiti Open title with a dramatic one-shot victory over fellow New Zealander Kieran Muir. Fox fired a final round three-under-par 69 to finish the championship at 20-under-par (268). The big hitting Kiwi began the day with a three-shot lead but was quickly back with the chasing group mid-way through the front [...]

June 10, 2014 More
Adam Scott

Scott on top of the World

Without so much as a swing of a club, Adam Scott has become the number 1 golfer in the world, quietly eclipsing Tiger Woods and taking the top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings. Scott, 33, took the top honours following the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Though Scott didn’t play in the event, his [...]

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Kalem Richardson

Richardson claims PNG Open

Kalem Richardson has won the largest tournament of his young professional career, overcoming a one-shot deficit in the final round to claim the 2014 South Pacific Export Papua New Guinea Open. Closing with an even-par round of 72 to finish at four-under, Richardson finished one shot ahead of Sam Brazel and Jared Pender. Pender came [...]

May 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Holden Scramble

New changes bring a new Scramble

With the introduction of a new handicapping system in Australia, the Holden Scramble continues to evolve, further strengthening its position as the number one Pro-Amateur team’s event in Australia. Golf Australia has introduced the Slope System to handicapping, which has modified the way an amateur calculates their handicap on a daily basis. Due to these [...]

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Matt Jones (Photo: PGA Tour of Australasia/Getty)

Jones wins on PGA TOUR, books Augusta ticket

Sydney’s Matt Jones has booked himself the final spot in the field at this week’s US Masters with a stunning come from behind victory at the Shell Houston Open. Chipping in for birdie on the first playoff hole, the Australian defeated overnight leader Matt Kuchar who had a six shot lead over Jones heading into [...]

April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Adam Scott

Dates announced for 2014 PGA Tour of Australasia season

Following on from an exciting start to the 2014 PGA Tour of Australasia season, the PGA has announced the key dates for Australia’s biggest tournaments towards the end of the year. Sports fans will be treated to plenty of golfing action this summer when the PGA Tour of Australasia travels to four Australian states and [...]

April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Steven Bowditch (Photo courtesy PGA of Australia/Darren Carroll)

Bowditch on top in Texas

Australian Steven Bowditch has claimed his first PGA TOUR win at the Valero Texas Open and earned a place in The Masters. Coming into the final round with a three-shot lead Bowditch, like others in the field, found the Greg Norman designed TPC San Antonio layout challenging on the Sunday. With a front-nine that included [...]

March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Celebrities, sports stars set to make the cut

Celebrities, sports stars set to make the cut

The PGA of Australia says it could allow sports stars and celebrities to compete against professionals in more of its future events. AFL superstar and talented golfer Brendon Goddard was a major addition to last month’s Victorian PGA Championship at The Heritage Golf and Country Club – albeit as part of the pro-am format for [...]

March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Griffin, Lee victorious at Oates Vic Open

Griffin, Lee victorious at Oates Vic Open

History was made at the 2014 Oates Victorian Open  after Matthew Griffin successfully endured a three-hole playoff to secure his first professional PGA Tour of Australasia title on home soil. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride when playing off in his home country, his continental drought came to an end in emphatic form with spectators [...]

February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Aron Price

Price is right – Aaron wins NSW Open

Aron Price has won the 2013 Gloria Jean’s Coffees NSW Open Championship played at Castle Hill Country Club. Starting the fourth round tied for the lead with PGA TOUR player Steven Bowditch, Price opened with a birdie before steady play saw him claim the title by four shots with a tournament total of 19-under 269. [...]

November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Adam Scott all smiles with his second Talisker Masters trophy and jacket

Masterful Scott goes back-to-back with victory at Royal Melbourne

Adam Scott has successfully defended his Talisker Masters title, winning by two shots at Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Starting the day four shots clear of the field, Scott saw his lead dwindle as American Matt Kuchar was on fire around the composite layout. A playoff loomed as the pair were tied on 14-under the card [...]

November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Jin Jeong (Photo: SMP Images)

Jeong wins maiden title in Perth

23-year-old Jin Jeong took top honours at the ISPS HANDA Perth International, surviving a sudden-death playoff against England’s Ross Fisher to record his first victory as a Professional. Finishing regulation play tied with Fisher at 10-under 278, it took just one playoff hole for Jeong to claim victory, sinking a par putt for the title. [...]

October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More
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
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
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
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
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
RACV Royal Pines

Royal Pines to host Australian PGA Championship

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.

February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Peter and Mitchell Senior

Senior shines in Sydney

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.

December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Adam Scott at the Australian Masters

Scott tops at Australian Masters

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.

November 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Bo Van Pelt (Photo: SMP Images)

Van Pelt victorious in Perth

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.

October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Justin Rose

Justin Rose heads Down Under; Seven to broadcast Open

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 [...]

October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Aussie stars confirm Coolum return

Aussie stars confirm Coolum return

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 [...]

October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Charl Schwartzel (©Getty Images)

Dufner and Schwartzel join Perth lineup

2011 Masters Tournament champion Charl Schwartzel and World Number Nine Jason Dufner are the first global stars to be announced for the Perth International, to be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Western Australia, from October 18-21.

August 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Chalmers aims to repeat down-under double

Chalmers aims to repeat down-under double

Aussie Greg Chalmers says he is determined to defend the unique “down-under double” he recorded last year in winning the Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship.. Chalmers said the two Australian tournaments were the first things he entered into his schedule every year. “For most Australians, its on their list of events that they [...]

August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: April 17, 2012

PGA Australia News for: April 17, 2012

Piranha Golf back on board Piranha Golf will continue their involvement with the development of Australian golf as the naming rights sponsor of the NSW/ACT Pro-Am Order of Merit. Scott still pick of the Aussies Englishman Luke Donald has surrendered the world number one ranking to Rory McIlroy after struggling at the RBC Heritage on [...]

April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: April 3, 2012

PGA Australia News for: April 3, 2012

Behind the scenes: NZ PGA Have an inside look at the NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship thanks to the team at Michael Hill TV Olesen’s Sicilian dream Australian Richard Green finished strongly to tie for 11th at the Sicilian Open as Thorbjorn Olesen broke through for his first tournament victory on the European Tour. Mahan the [...]

April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: March 27, 2012

PGA Australia News for: March 27, 2012

Nick Cullen claims first professional title The PGA of Australia would like to congratulate South Australian Professional Nick Cullen on his maiden professional title at the Indonesia Open, co-sanctioned by OneAsia and the Japan Golf Tour. Lunn wins in Morocco Australian Karen Lunn claimed her 10th Ladies European Tour title after a tight final round [...]

March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: March 20, 2012

PGA Australia News for: March 20, 2012

Thorn pips the field at Ranfurlie Huntingdale Trainee has pipped the field to win by one at the Ranfurlie Trainee Pro-Am. Ex-champ Hendry seeks glory at Indonesia Open Former winner Michael Hendry of New Zealand begins his quest to establish himself in the world’s top-50 at this week’s Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open, the season-opener on [...]

March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: March 13, 2012

PGA Australia News for: March 13, 2012

New era of golf in Papua New Guinea Heath Reed will be looking to make it three from three at the 2012 Coca Cola Morobe Open at the Lae Golf Club. Rose holds on, Tiger injured Justin Rose won the WGC-Cadillac Championship by one shot from Bubba Watson on Sunday, as Tiger Woods withdrew injured. [...]

March 13, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: March 6, 2012

PGA Australia News for: March 6, 2012

VIDEO: Jeep Australian 4 Ball Hole in 1 John Stewart, a 13 handicapper, holed out on the 142m par three 7th hole at RACV Royal Pines Resort during the Jeep Australian 4 Ball Pro Am Championship Percy falls short in Panama Australian Cameron Percy has fallen just short of a memorable victory at the Panama [...]

March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments More
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