PGA of Australia

I love Kalgoorlie, says champ

I love Kalgoorlie, says champ

PROFESSIONAL New South Wales golfer Dimitrios Papadatos loves Kalgoorlie Golf Course. And why wouldn’t he after winning the TX Civil and Logistics WA PGA Championship in his first visit to the excellent Graham Marsh-designed layout. “The golf course is the reason I came here,” Papadatos said after carding rounds of 70-68-70-68 for a tournament total […]

Kirkman new CEO for PGA of Australia

Kirkman new CEO for PGA of Australia

  The PGA of Australia announced today that Gavin Kirkman has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Peter O’Malley, Chairman of the PGA Board highlighted this appointment as particularly noteworthy as Gavin Kirkman comes from within golfing’s and the organisation’s ranks. Gavin is a long serving PGA employee having been CEO of PGA Queensland from 2002 […]

Rumford wins inaugural ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth

Rumford wins inaugural ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth

The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth has been won by West Australian Brett Rumford in commanding fashion. Local favourite Rumford has finally won a tournament on Western Australian soil, his sixth European Tour victory coming at an important time in the 39-year-old’s career just months after he lost his status on the Tour. “Every […]

European Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia announce Strategic Alliance

European Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia announce Strategic Alliance

The relationship between the European Tour and the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia has been officially ratified through a Strategic Alliance, which was announced at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth. The Strategic Alliance formalises a partnership which will continue to create new opportunities in the Australasia region, for the membership of both […]

Papadatos, Reid claim Oates Vic Open titles

Papadatos, Reid claim Oates Vic Open titles

New South Welshman Dimitrios Papadatos and England’s Mel Reid have won the 2017 Oates Vic Open at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads. Firing 1-under 71 in the final round, Papadatos won the title by two shots from Adam Bland and Jake McLeod. It was an excellent week for Papadatos who fired rounds of […]

Cobra Puma Golf, Coca-Cola and Yenda support ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth

Cobra Puma Golf, Coca-Cola and Yenda support ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth

The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth has been boosted with the announcement of three more sponsors ahead of the 16-19 February tournament at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. Joining a plethora of well renowned corporate partners for the inaugural tournament will be strong supporters of Australian Golf and the PGA of Australia Cobra Puma Golf, Coca-Cola and Yenda Beer. Cobra […]

ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth to feature Top-10 stars

ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth to feature Top-10 stars

The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth has captured the imagination of the golfing world with top class players and a multiyear title partner signing on for the tournament’s inaugural staging in 2017. World Number 8 Patrick Reed and World Number 9 Alex Noren are the first players to announce they will be heading to […]

Griffin wins PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

Griffin wins PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

Matthew Griffin finished the Australian PGA at Royal Pines on Queensland’s Gold Coast in a share of 40th but was left with more than enough reason to celebrate after winning the PGA Tour of Australasia order of merit, his reward a place in the Open Championship next year at Royal Birkdale in England and two […]

Varner wins Australian PGA championship

Varner wins Australian PGA championship

Harold Varner III put last season’s play-off heartbreak behind him to card a closing round of 65 and win his first European Tour title at the Australian PGA Championship. Varner entered the final round 12 months ago in a share of the lead, but a closing 75 in testing conditions at RACV Royal Pines Resort […]

Holman set to defend Australian PGA Championship

Holman set to defend Australian PGA Championship

It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for Nathan Holman and yesterday he arrived back where it all started. Walking into RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast, Holman had a rush of memories come flooding back of his career making victory at the 2015 Australian PGA Championship. “I’ve obviously got some great memories from […]

Day, Lee, Thomson honoured by PGA of Australia

Day, Lee, Thomson honoured by PGA of Australia

Jason Day, Peter Thomson and Minjee Lee were among a cavalcade of Australian golf names honoured by the PGA of Australia at last night’s Greg Norman Medal dinner. For the second year running Day was recognised with the Greg Norman Medal, as Australia’s best performing Tour Professional on the international stage. Day becomes the only recipient […]

Blyth busts down door for biggest career win

Blyth busts down door for biggest career win

Adam Blyth captured the biggest title of his career with a gritty fourth round in the NSW Open at Stonecutters Ridge. Battling winds above 40km/h, a bushfire burning in the distance, and the weight of expectation after taking a four-shot lead into the final round, Blyth composed himself on the back nine to win in […]

Poulter to play Australian PGA Championship

Poulter to play Australian PGA Championship

Englishman Ian Poulter is jetting to the Gold Coast to join World Number 6 Adam Scott at the Australian PGA Championship. A 12 time winner on the European Tour with a career high world ranking of Number 5, Poulter will tee off his 2017 season at the Australian PGA Championship with the tournament co-sanctioned by […]

Yenda beer tees up new PGA partnership

Yenda beer tees up new PGA partnership

Australian golf fans will be toasting the Australian PGA Championship winner with a local brew this year, thanks to a new partnership with the maker of the award-winning craft beer, Yenda. Named after its hometown in the NSW Riverina, Yenda was today named as the new official beer of the 2016 Australian PGA Championship, with […]

Blyth hangs tough to win in New Caledonia

Blyth hangs tough to win in New Caledonia

It was a grinding day but Adam Blyth held on through 18 holes of regulation play and three extra playoff holes to win the South Pacific Open Championship. Teeing off in the final round with a one shot lead, Adam Blyth went head-to-head with good mate Jake McLeod at Tina Golf Course. “I started off […]

Slocum, Singh, Jeffress join 2016 Fiji field

Slocum, Singh, Jeffress join 2016 Fiji field

The Fiji International continues to lure the world’s best Professionals as a bevy of world renowned players join the field for Fiji’s biggest sporting event. America’s Heath Slocum, India’s Jeev Milkha Singh and Australian Professionals Robert Allenby, Jarrod Lyle, Peter Lonard, Peter O’Malley, Aron Price and Steven Jeffress are all headed to Natadola Bay Championship […]

World Super 6 Perth event announced

World Super 6 Perth event announced

  The ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour are set to introduce a new format in 2017, with the inaugural World Super 6 Perth announced this week. To be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from 16-19 February, 2017 and co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour, the World […]

Holden Scramble celebrates its One Millionth Participant

Holden Scramble celebrates its One Millionth Participant

Robert Osborne, from Ashmore (QLD), has been crowned the One Millionth Holden Scramble Participant at Mt Warren Park Golf Club on the Gold Coast.   An iconic part of the Australian golfing landscape the Holden Scramble is Australia’s largest pro-amateur club team’s event and celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016. As the One Millionth player, […]

PGA announce Western Union Business Solutions as Official Partner

PGA announce Western Union Business Solutions as Official Partner

Western Union Business Solutions has been announced as the Official Foreign Exchange Partner of the PGA of Australia and an Official Partner of the Australian PGA Championship. As one of the world’s leading providers of cross-border business payments, Western Union Business Solutions is transforming how businesses can expand their global reach through one of the […]

Zunic wins inaugural Northern Territory PGA

Zunic wins inaugural Northern Territory PGA

Going wire-to-wire, Jordan Zunic has claimed an emphatic victory at the inaugural Northern Territory PGA Championship. Firing a final round even par 71, Zunic finished with a tournament total of 13-under 271 to claim the title by two shots. “I can’t describe how I am feeling; it’s absolutely amazing, it’s really want I wanted to […]

Aussie summer of golf tees off

Aussie summer of golf tees off

Golf in Australia is back underway as the inaugural Northern Territory PGA Championship tees off the second half of the 2016 ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia schedule. The 2016 season got off to a huge start with Professionals competing for more than AU$3.8million in nine tournaments that spanned three countries. Victorian Matthew Griffin currently […]

Badds battles back, wins fourth PGA TOUR title

Badds battles back, wins fourth PGA TOUR title

Aaron Baddeley has punched his ticket back into the PGA Tour, courtesy of a hard-fought win at the Barbasol Championship, his first PGA TOUR victory since 2011. While the world’s eyes were on The Open at Royal Troon, Baddeley was teeing it up at the RTJ Golf Trail – Grand National Lake, Alabama, in his quest […]

Luck wins WA Open

Luck wins WA Open

Amateur Curtis Luck has upstaged his Professional competitors to win the Nexus Risk TSA Group WA Open in convincing fashion. Starting the final round with a three-shot lead, Luck opened with a bogey but recomposed himself on the familiar Western Australian Golf Club layout, displaying his trademark calm demeanour. “I had a bit of an […]

David Klein wins QLD PGA Championship

David Klein wins QLD PGA Championship

German David Klein has secured his maiden victory on the PGA Tour of Australasia winning the Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship in a thrilling one-hole playoff at City Golf Club in Toowoomba. Flying under the radar for much of the week, Klein started the final round 10-under the card and trailing overnight leader Kristopher Mueck by […]

Griffin tops in New Zealand

Griffin tops in New Zealand

Australian Matthew Griffin claimed the BMW ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open with a clutch birdie on the final hole of the tournament. Starting the day two shots behind Japan’s Hideto Tanihara, Griffin opened his final round by eagling the first. With his nerves settled, Griffin went head-to-head with Tanihara all day but found himself one […]

Oosthuizen captures Perth International

Oosthuizen captures Perth International

South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen proved unstoppable when he closed with a final round one-under-par 71 to clinch the ISPS Handa Perth International. Despite the spirited challenges from France’s Alexander Levy and Australia’s Jason Scrivener, Oosthuizen kept his composure to win the A$1.75 million event by one shot at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club. Levy signed […]

Aussie PGA to attract world’s best with marquee date

Aussie PGA to attract world’s best with marquee date

The 2016 Australian PGA Championship will capture the attention of the world with a prime position on the international golf schedule. This year’s championship will be contested at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 1-4 December; the week after the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne. The two week swing of golf down under is expected […]

Holman wins Aus PGA, secures European Tour card

Holman wins Aus PGA, secures European Tour card

Victorian Nathan Holman has taken top honours in the Australian PGA Championship, courtesy of a dramatic finish at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. The Woodlands Golf Club member was flying the flag for the Aussie contingent, and headed into the final day as the highest-placed Australian and well within reach of engraving […]

Senior wins Australian Masters

Senior wins Australian Masters

Peter Senior has shown that age is no barrier winning the UNIQLO Masters at Huntingdale Golf Club. 24 years after he first won the Gold Jacket and 20 years after he last slipped on the iconic blazer, Peter Senior has once again emerged victorious winning by two shots with a tournament total 8-under 276. Playing […]

Eccles wins NSW Open

Eccles wins NSW Open

Victorian amateur Ben Eccles claimed the 2015 NSW Open Championship yesterday, securing the title after a week that delivered challenging weather conditions at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club. Eccles started the final round with a four-shot lead ahead of New South Welshmen, Peter Lonard and Clayton Bridges. Eccles, who hit the ball solid all week, fired […]

PGA Australia launches The Greg Norman Medal

PGA Australia launches The Greg Norman Medal

Australian golf will for the first time in history join other national sports in honouring its best professional golfer with the launch by the PGA of Australia of a new award. To be called the Greg Norman Medal, the inaugural award will be presented to the best male or female professional golfer on the world […]

Kuchar to add star power to Fiji International

Kuchar to add star power to Fiji International

The Fiji International is set to host its biggest world star in its short two year history. World Number 16 Matt Kuchar has signed on to compete in the 2015 Fiji International at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course from 15-18 October. It will be the first visit to Fiji for Kuchar, who is a seven-time winner […]

The Open Championship drawing near

The Open Championship drawing near

St Andrews is bracing for an Aussie invasion as 15 Aussies prepare to compete in The Open at the home of golf from the 16-19 July. Australia has a strong affinity to The Open and always has a healthy contingent of competitors vying for the Claret Jug, however 2015 will see the most Aussies in […]

Australian PGA Championship gets European Tour co-sanctioning

Australian PGA Championship gets European Tour co-sanctioning

The Australian PGA Championship will reach more than 500 million viewers globally and be the richest tournament in Australia in 2015 thanks to a new co-sanctioning agreement announced today with the European Tour. The Championship, the oldest and most prestigious professional tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia, will be played at the RACV Royal […]

Aussies reigning on Tour

Aussies reigning on Tour

May has been a banner month for Australian golf professionals overseas, as a group of Aussies captured landmark victories in the US, PNG and Japan. Rod Pampling won his fifth career title in style on the Web.com Tour in South Carolina, leading from start to finish and finishing with an amazing 25-under total to win the […]

2015 Holden Scramble set to tee off

2015 Holden Scramble set to tee off

The 2015 Holden Scramble season is set for another jam-packed scheduled of events right across the country. Entering its 24th year, the Holden Scramble continues to cement itself as Australia’s largest and most successful pro-amateur team’s event; making it one of the most recognised brands in Australian sport and Holden’s longest-running sponsorship outside of motorsport. […]

Australian PGA Championship extends Gold Coast partnership

Australian PGA Championship extends Gold Coast partnership

The PGA of Australia CEO Brian Thorburn, alongside the Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey, announced during presentations at the 2014 Australian PGA Championship that the event is set to stay in Queensland, and on the Gold Coast, for at least a further three years. Speaking from the […]

Chalmers snares dramatic victory at Australian PGA Championship

Chalmers snares dramatic victory at Australian PGA Championship

Greg Chalmers has won the Australian PGA Championship after a seven-hole playoff at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. Starting the day seven shots off the lead, Chalmers fired a final round 8-under 64 to end regulation play tied for the lead with Adam Scott and Wade Ormsby on 11-under 277. “It was […]

Tighe tops at NSW PGA

Tighe tops at NSW PGA

New South Welshman Lincoln Tighe has won the Nanshan NSW PGA Championship at Riverside Oaks Golf Resort. Starting the day five shots off the lead, Tighe fired an impressive 7-under 64 for a tournament total of 19-under 265 to claim his first title on the PGA Tour of Australasia. Tighe hovered around the lead all […]

Pampling, Rumford and Chalmers qualify for The Open

Pampling, Rumford and Chalmers qualify for The Open

Home favourites Rod Pampling, Brett Rumford and Greg Chalmers  have qualified for The Open, courtesy of their final rounds of the Emirates Australian Open. Pampling finished on a seven-under-par total of 277 in second place, six shots behind the winner America’s Jordan Spieth, to qualify for the 144th Open at St Andrews in July. He […]