PGA of Australia

PGA Australia News for: February 8, 2011

Wilson clinches Phoenix Open Mark Wilson has claimed the Phoenix Open after defeating fellow American Jason Dufner in a playoff on Monday. Wilson on track for victory Mark Wilson held a two-stroke lead at the Phoenix Open when play was suspended on Sunday (US time) due to bad light. High and Low PGA Pro Richard […]

PGA Australia News for: February 1, 2011

Knockout sets new course for golf When Scott Laycock raised the Surf Coast Knockout winner’s trophy late last Sunday evening, questions were already being asked as to ‘where to’ for the revolutionary event. Fowler wins Tasmanian Senior Open Peter Fowler has won the 2011 Finance Brokers of Tasmania Senior Open with a superb final round […]

PGA Australia News for: January 25, 2011

Do you visualise your shots? PGA Pro Charles Kares explains why visualising your golf shots could help improve your game. Win sees Kaymer world No.2 Martin Kaymer displaced Tiger Woods as the world No.2 on Sunday after winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for the third time in four years by a thumping eight-shot margin […]

PGA Australia News January 23, 2011

Matchplay cheat sheet Need help to get your head around the final round of the Surf Coast Knockout? Look no further! #scKnockout 32 set to face off in Surf Coast finale The stage is set for the finale of the world-first Surf Coast Knockout with 32 professionals preparing to face off in tomorrow’s final round […]

PGA Australia News January 22, 2011

Kaymer shoots to lead in Abu Dhabi Defending champion Martin Kaymer shot a blistering 65 on Friday to take a three-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Abu Dhabi Championship. Pom leaps to the lead at Torquay Peter O’Malley has shot to the outright lead in the Surf Coast Knockout following the conclusion of […]

PGA Australia News January 21, 2011

Pom leaps to the lead at Torquay Peter O’Malley has continued his good form from last week’s VIC PGA jumping into the outright lead midway through day 2 of the Surf Coast Knockout. Schwartzel streak continues in Abu Dhabi South African Charl Schwartzel fired a sizzling round of 64 to take the lead after day […]

Players support Surf Coast Knockout

With only days to go before the revolutionary Surf Coast Knockout tees off at The Sands Torquay, players on the PGA Tour of Australasia are showing their support for the world-first event which will tee off with much interest. To be played from January 20-23 2011, the Surf Coast Knockout will shun the traditional four […]

Line them up

Putting makes up around 40% of your total shots for a round of Golf. Most golfers fail to line up their putts and as a consequence are putting blind. All balls have a brand name or a mark which can be used for lining up but a better method is to put a line on […]

Nitties prevails in ‘epic’ battle with O’Malley

James Nitties has prevailed as the 2011 Cellarbrations Victorian PGA Champion after a tough day fighting it out with Peter O’Malley at the Sandhurst Club south-east of Melbourne. Nitties finished the 54 hole tournament at 18-under par one ahead of O’Malley at 17-under who played what Nitties described as ‘epic’ golf. Third place was claimed […]

PGA Australia News

PGA Australia News

Trio share Joburg Open lead Thomas Aiken, Garth Mulroy and defending champion Charl Schwartzel are all tied for the lead after the third round of the Joburg Open. O’Malley one ahead at Sandhurst Tour veteran Peter O’Malley has taken the outright lead at the Cellarbrations Victorian PGA Championship mid-way through the second round. Appleby leads […]

Player Blog: Alistair Presnell

What a 24 hours. As soon a the heavy rains came in yesterday morning I had a fair inkling that we wouldn’t be getting back out there yesterday. It was unfortunate, and obviously it puts a lot of pressure on the organisers but I guess that’s the way the weather is working in Melbourne at […]

Play resumes after suspension

The 2011 Cellarbrations Victorian PGA Championship is underway in near perfect conditions, a stark contrast to yesterday. With all players in position, play was able to resume at 6.30am. After heavy rain lashed the Sandhurst Club yesterday, tournament officials had little choice but to send players home after the course was no longer playable. PGA’s […]

Memories of 60 motivate Presnell at Sandhurst

Looking back on his last 12 months, Alistair Presnell is deservedly very proud. A win in his home state PGA Championship, a tied for 6th place in the World Golf Championships- CA Championship and a tied for 2nd in the Australian Open presented by Century 21 are just a few of the achievements that continue […]

Ablett Jnr, Selwood confirmed for Knockout

Gary Ablett Junior will make a brief return to his old stomping ground next Sunday to take part as a Team Captain for the Surf Coast Knockout, a world first golf tournament being staged by the PGA Tour of Australasia at The Sands Torquay. Ablett, a keen golfer, will be joined at The Sands Torquay […]

Control your chipping

Craig Goodall is an AAA PGA Teaching Professional at Sandgate Nudgee College Golf Clubs in Sandgate Queensland. For lesson bookings please phone (07) 3269 3252 or email One of the most common faults in a golfer’s short game is not enough control when chipping. This can result in many extra shots during a round […]

Stage set for Vic PGA showdown

The first round of the Cellarbrations Victorian PGA Championship presented by Frankston City will tee off tomorrow morning from 7.00am at the Sandhurst Club. The second event of the PGA Tour of Australasia’s 2011 schedule, the Cellarbrations Victorian PGA Championship will see 140 professionals and four amateurs tee off in the 54 hole event. Defending […]

Sports fans in box seat for Surf Coast

Sports fans Australia-wide will be able to stay up to date with all the action when the final round of the Surf Coast Knockout tees off at Torquay next Sunday. The world-first strokeplay / matchplay hybrid event will be beamed into the homes of Australians LIVE for seven hours by the PGA’s Broadcast Partner Network […]

Play suspended for the day at Sandhurst

The first round of the 2011 Cellarbrations Victorian PGA Championship has been suspended after torrential rain plagued Sandhurst this morning. While rain has eased this afternoon, the Sandhurst North Course has been deemed unplayable due to the sheer amount of water in the bunkers. The first round is set to recommence at 6.30am tomorrow, Saturday, […]

PGA announces new CEO, Brian Thorburn

PGA announces new CEO, Brian Thorburn

The Professional Golfers Association of Australia Limited (PGA) has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Brian Thorburn. Following an extensive search, Brian will take over the reins of the PGA from Max Garske who retires from the role in July 2011. “The Board is pleased to have been able to appoint Brian […]

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