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Wright breaks drought with WA win

Wright breaks drought with WA win

37 year old Queenslander Michael Wright has taken out the 2011 Brunel West Australian PGA Championship by one shot over Terry Pilkadaris in a dramatic finale at The Novotel Vines Resort and Country Club. Wright battled it out with Pilkadaris till the very last hole where he chipped out from a greenside bunker to putt […]

PGA Australia News for: October 18, 2011

Crane picks up win Ben Crane produced a stellar final round before winning a play-off against Webb Simpson to take out the McGladrey Classic as Australian Nick O’Hern found himself just five strokes off the pace. The Vines set for WA PGA showdown The Vines will this week play host to the Brunel Western Australian […]

Massive field to contest Australian Open

Massive field to contest Australian Open

More of the world’s top 20 players are set for Sydney with World Number 9 Matt Kuchar, World Number 11 Nick Watney, former champions Robert Allenby and John Senden, and American Hunter Mahan all confirming they will be part of the action at the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club from 10-13 November.

PGA Australia News for: October 11, 2011

Marathon starts at Pampling Plate Hervey Bay PGA Trainee Professional Renton Ritchie has taken pole position for what will be a marathon four days of competition at Nudgee Golf Club. Short vs long; which is more important PGA Pro Charles Kares compares the short games versus the long game to help you decide which is […]

Y.E. Yang joins Coolum lineup

Y.E. Yang joins Coolum lineup

In yet another coup for the Australian summer of golf, Asia’s first Major winner Y E Yang is a confirmed starter in the 2011 Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola. Yang, a two-time OneAsia winner, has confirmed he will ‘turn up the heat’ at the spectacular Hyatt Regency Coolum on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from 24-27 […]

PGA Australia News for: October 4, 2011

Hard earned win for Lee Former PGA Tour of Australasia winner, Danny Lee has secured his first win on the Nationwide Tour at the WNB Golf Classic. Rule the Course: from the wrong place Inspired by John Daly’s antics at the Austrian Open, Rules Official Scotty this week explains what to when playing from the […]

Haas, Woods, Allenby and Baddeley named for Presidents Cup

Haas, Woods, Allenby and Baddeley named for Presidents Cup

Less than seven weeks from the start of competition at The Presidents Cup 2011, the final four players for the event were determined today as U.S. Team Captain Fred Couples and International Team Captain Greg Norman each announced their captain’s picks via teleconference.  Couples selected Bill Haas and Tiger Woods, and Norman chose Australians Robert […]

PGA Australia News for: September 27, 2011

Potter Jr wins Tour card Ted Potter Jr has claimed his second victory on the Nationwide Tour, taking out the Soboba Golf Classic in a playoff on Sunday to assure himself a position on the PGA Tour next year. Junior edition: Stamina PGA Pro Daniel Blackwell give his tips on stamina to help juniors enjoy […]

PGA Magazine – Centenary Issue

PGA Magazine – Centenary Issue

As the PGA of Australia celebrates their Centenary, we look back at the last 100 years, highlight some of the great moments in the PGA’s history, and see what’s in store for the future. 100-page special issue!   [issuu width=420 height=290 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=110923035648-08e62038b37e4a958d61b78a18d6a0d8 name=09_pga_sept-oct11_complete_final username=insidegolf unit=px id=7e981457-2320-ff44-61a6-9429d6629ce9 v=2] Tweet

PGA Australia News for: September 20, 2011

Norman banking on Aussies Internationals captain Greg Norman said he was excited with the Australian contingent for November’s Presidents Cup. Hahn tees up golf partnership Hahn has signed on to be part of the biggest ever season of Australian golf, the PGA of Australia announced today. Birthday wishes for the PGA Ricky Ponting, Kerri-Anne, Andy […]

Happy 100th Birthday to the PGA of Australia!

Happy 100th Birthday to the PGA of Australia!

On September 19th, 1911, a small group of golf professionals banded together and created what is now The PGA of Australia.  Today marks the 100th birthday of the Association – and Inside Golf is proud to offer a hearthy “Happy Birthday”!   Recently, PGA of Australia CEO Brian Thorburn launched the Association’s year-long Centenary celebrations, […]

PGA Australia News for: September 13, 2011

WA PGA to tee off at The Vines West Australian golf fans will get the chance to be part of the biggest ever season of Australian golf. Dutch delight for Dyson Englishman Simon Dyson scored a hat-trick of wins at the KLM Open, clinching his third title in six years on Sunday. Kingston, Orr grab […]

PGA Australia News for: September 6, 2011

Aussies in the hunt Australian duo Adam Scott and Jason Day are just one stroke off the lead heading into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Bjorn storms to Masters win Thomas Bjorn of Denmark shot a nine-under-par final round of 62 to win the European Masters by four strokes on Sunday. Morofuji […]

PGA Australia News for: August 30, 2011

August a winner for Aussies August has been a successful month for the Aussies overseas. Triplett clinches News Sentinel Open American Kirk Triplett has turned back the clock with a vintage performance to take out the Nationwide Tour’s News Sentinel Open. Drills to aviod the reverse pivot If you suffer from the dreaded reverse pivot, […]

PGA Australia News for: August 23, 2011

Gillespie wins Tusker Vanuatu Open. Not even a 7.1 magnitude earthquake prior to the round could unsettle the dominant performance of Kiwi Nick Gillespie as he cruised to an 8 shot win in the 2011 Tusker Vanuatu Golf Open. Jung leads the pack at Hawks Nest Axel Jung has opened with a round of 69 […]

PGA Australia News for: August 16, 2011

Bradley holds his nerve PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley described his maiden major victory in Georgia on Sunday as a ‘dream’. JBWere Masters tickets on sale Golf fans will soon be able to secure a prime position for the JBWere Masters. Friesen keeps his cool American Steve Friesen has cruised to a five-shot win at […]

PGA Australia News for: August 9, 2011

Killeen claims Cox Classic JJ Killeen has won his second title in a row on the Nationwide tour in the Cox Classic. Caddy praises Scott win Patience helped Adam Scott claim the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, while caddy Steve Williams called it the best win he had contributed to. Win for great Scott Adam Scott has taken […]

PGA Australia News for: August 2, 2011

Tiger joins all star cast for Aus Open Tiger Woods is the latest big name heading to Sydney in November for the Australian Open to begin one of the greatest years ever for Australian golf. PGA CEO: Tiger the tip of the iceberg Tiger Woods will complement what is already set to be a huge […]

PGA Australia News for: July 26, 2011

Playoff joy for O’Hair in Canada Sean O’Hair won the Canadian Open in a playoff from Kris Blanks after the pair tied at four under following Sunday’s final round. Do you take a divot? Good players hit down on the ball when playing a shot off the ground, not up. PGA Pro David Williams details […]

PGA Australia News for: July 19, 2011

Aussies scramble to China In an exciting first the Holden Scramble is set to head to China after the PGA of Australia and China Golf Association agreed to join forces to create an International Golf Tournament. Chiquita time for Knox Emerging Scotsman Russell Knox has stormed home in the final round to claim the Nationwide […]

PGA Australia News for: July 12, 2011

Manage the course like a pro PGA Professional Richard Jumrukovski gives some quick tips on course management Stricker strikes again Steve Stricker sunk two birdies on the final two holes to win his third consecutive John Deere Classic in thrilling style. Scottish joy for Donald Englishman Luke Donald won the Scottish Open by four shots […]

PGA Australia News for: July 5, 2011

Australia’s Top 10 – June 30/6/11 Luke Elvy has compiled who he thinks are Australia’s best 10 golfers for the first half of 2011. Lets us know what you think of his selections and who you would have listed. Tom Ramsey 1936-2011 The greatest story Tom Ramsey never wrote is the one about his own […]

PGA Australia News for: June 28, 2011

Aim to lower your scores PGA Professional Drew Dubberlin explains how improving your aim can help lower your scores. Cullen claims Broome title in playoff. Nick Cullen has birdied the first playoff hole to beat Gary Simpson to claim the Broome Furnishings and Kimberley Truss Pro-Am title. Jacobson breaks drought Fredrik Jacobson broke his PGA […]

PGA Australia News for: June 21, 2011

Luke Elvy: The new Norman Stop looking! The 10-year search for someone to fill the shoes of Greg Norman is over, says Luke Elvy. Aussies dominate on world stage While a Major wasn’t to be this week for Jason Day, two Australians in Mathew Goggin and Matthew Zions, have claimed two titles in 24 hours […]

PGA Australia News for: June 14, 2011

Frazer breaks through in Memphis American Harrison Frazar recorded a long-awaited victory at the FedEx St Jude Classic in Memphis on Sunday. Rock wins in Turin Englishman Robert Rock collected his maiden European Tour win with a one-shot victory in the Italian Open on Sunday. Karlsson leads despite lapse Sweden’s Robert Karlsson holds a one-shot […]

PGA Australia News for: June 7, 2011

Ball the best in Bunbury Richard Ball has claimed the 2011 Nexus South West Open with a final round 68. Perfect 10 for Stricker American Steve Stricker won his 10th PGA Tour title with a one-stroke win in The Memorial Tournament in Ohio. Set the wrists for a good backswing PGA Pro Mark Tibbles explains […]

PGA Australia News for: May 31, 2011

Aiming correctly to imporve your score PGA Pro Drew Dubberlin explains why aim is important to lowering your score and gives his tips on how to aim effectively. Tampion collects second Challenge title Australian Andrew Tampion collected his second European Challenge Tour title over the weekend Late error costs Day An untimely slip on the […]

PGA Australia News for: May 24, 2011

Playing off sloping ground PGA Pro Mostyn Farmer explains how to play shots off sloping ground Hoey wins Madeira Islands Open Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey claimed his second European Tour title on Sunday with a two-stroke win in the Madeira Islands Open. Toms buries final-day woes American David Toms claimed the Crowne Plaza Invitational in […]

PGA Australia News for: May 17, 2011

Opinion: An Aussie inspired KJ Choi’s win While an Australian didn’t win The Players Championship, there’s a strong Aussie link to KJ Choi’s playoff victory over David Toms at TPC Sawgrass. Mid round swing fix PGA Pro Wayne Rostron gives his tips for a mid round swing fix. Clarke wins in Mallorca Darren Clarke survived […]

PGA Australia News for: May 10, 2011

So close for Senior A missed 5-foot par putt at the second play-off hole has cost Australian great Peter Senior a win at the first major of the year on the Champions Tour. Drill to help your putting PGA Professional Daniel Blackwell describes a useful putting drill to help with pace control. Amateur Henley’s Nationwide […]

PGA Australia News for: May 3, 2011

Goggin second in Georgia Ted Potter Jr has held of Australian Mathew Goggin to win his first Nationwide Tour event at the South Georgia Classic. Set the wrists for a good backswing PGA Pro Mark Tibbles explains why the correct setting or hinging of the wrists is important when trying to develop an effective backswing. […]

PGA Australia News for: April 26, 2011

Donald does his dash Luke Donald has blown his chance to go No.1 in the world as American Brandt Snedeker came from the clouds to win The Heritage in South Carolina after a dramatic three-hole playoff on Sunday (US time). Colsaerts claims China crown Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts secured his maiden European Tour title on Sunday […]

PGA Australia News for: April 19, 2011

Scott blows final round in Texas American Brendan Steele won the Texas Open by one shot in a tense final round at the TPC San Antonio. PGA Trainees have a new home in Queensland Coral Cove Golf Club will host the QLD PGA Trainee Championship for the next three years. Right arm awareness PGA Professional […]

PGA Australia News for: April 12, 2011

Day revels in Masters debut Jason Day labeled his debut US Masters appearance the most exciting week of his career after falling just short of the coveted green jacket. Scott proud of effort Australian Adam Scott was proud of his efforts after finishing two shots behind eventual US Masters champion Charl Schwartzel on Monday. Congrats […]

PGA Australia News for: April 5, 2011

How to play in windy conditions PGA Pro Charles Kares gives some tips to help you play better in windy conditions. Mickelson claims Houston title Phil Mickelson warmed up for his defence of the US Masters with a three-shot victory at the Houston Open on Monday. Presidents Cup tickets now on sale Interested in attending […]