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 […]

Titleist Introduces Next Generation AP1 And AP2 Irons

Titleist Introduces Next Generation AP1 And AP2 Irons

Dedicated to providing serious golfers with the highest performing equipment in golf, Titleist introduces the next generation of its groundbreaking Advanced Performance irons. The new Titleist AP1 and AP2 irons (712 Series) stay true to the design mission of “Advanced Performance with Feel.” Both models are multi-material, dual cavity irons that provide modern ball flight […]

Matteo Manassero to join Donald, Poulter and Appleby at JBWere Masters

Matteo Manassero to join Donald, Poulter and Appleby at JBWere Masters

IMG has announced that Italian teenage sensation Matteo Manassero would make his first appearance in Australia to join World # 1 Luke Donald, World #17 Ian Poulter and defending Champion Stuart Appleby. Manassero is currently ranked #30 in the World and has already established himself as an international star, breaking records at every turn. He […]

Stolz revival rolls on with Thailand Open victory

Stolz revival rolls on with Thailand Open victory

Australian Andre Stolz secured his second victory of the season on OneAsia when he triumphed in the US$1million Thailand Open after an enthralling head to head battle with Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng. Stolz, who won the season opening US$1million Indonesia PGA Championship in March, fired a final round nine-under-par 63 to beat Prayad by two shots […]

Scott, Day top Presidents Cup standings

Scott, Day top Presidents Cup standings

On the strength of a final-round 65 at Firestone Country Club, Australian Adam Scott captured his first victory of the season and first World Golf Championships title at the Bridgestone Invitational, moving to No. 2 in the International Team standings for The Presidents Cup 2011. Scott trails fellow Australian Jason Day, who finished T4 at […]

Presidents Cup: Norman Selects Tim Clark as Captain’s Assistant

Presidents Cup: Norman Selects Tim Clark as Captain’s Assistant

South Africa’s Tim Clark has been named a captain’s assistant for The Presidents Cup International Team.  Clark was selected by International Team Captain Greg Norman, who made the announcement during a private meeting of potential International Team members during the PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Atlanta, Ga. The Presidents Cup will return […]

Tiger Woods splits with Steve Williams

Tiger Woods splits with Steve Williams

The rumour has now been confirmed. Tiger Woods has dumped his caddie of 13 years, New Zealander Steve Williams. Woods announced the split via his website, stating: “I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie for all his help, but I think it’s time for a change. Stevie is an outstanding caddie and a […]

Heritage Golf & Country Club sale finalised

Heritage Golf & Country Club sale finalised

A Melbourne businessman and property developer has bought the Heritage Golf and Country Club Golf Course outside Melbourne for an undisclosed sum. Mr Sunny Sun, through his company Golden Heritage Golf Pty Ltd, will take over the 175.95 hectare  Heritage Estate following settlement this afternoon. Mr Sun is the managing director of Australian Chinese News, […]

33 Marathons across the Nullarbor – and a game of golf

33 Marathons across the Nullarbor – and a game of golf

This August Ultrarunner and Golfer Andy Bowen will embark on a record breaking attempt at playing the World’s Longest Golf Course, the Nullarbor Links, on foot. He plans to play the course in 16 days, covering a total distance of over 1400kms, running more than 2 marathons every day without a day off. The aim […]

Mitch Krywulycz: The All-Aussie American

Mitch Krywulycz: The All-Aussie American

American-based Aussie Mitch Krywulycz has achieved something most Australian amateur players haven’t, namely consecutive collegiate wins with Augusta State in the tough American NCAA Championship. Augusta State won its second consecutive National Championship when the Jaguars defeated Georgia, 3-2, in the Match Play Finals of the NCAA Championships at Karsten Creek Golf Club. With the […]

New Golf Handicapping system formula announced

New Golf Handicapping system formula announced

In response to the growing debate (and controversy) surrounding Australia’s new golf handicapping system, Golf Australia has announced a new formula which will be used to calculate golfers’ handicaps. In a letter to Australian golf clubs, new Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins detailed the upcoming changes, stating in part that: “The Board believes that the proposed […]

US Open Preview: the course, players and predictions

US Open Preview: the course, players and predictions

Gold Coast based golf journalist Bruce Young will return this month to the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland where, in 1995, he caddied in the US Senior Open. Bruce takes a look at the Blue Course at Congressional and looks ahead at what this year’s US Open Championship holds in store. Despite its significant […]

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros dies

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros dies

One of golf’s most beloved legends, Seve Ballesteros, has passed away at 54 following a long battle with a brain tumour. In a statement on his website, Seve’s family expressed their thanks for the outpouring of support by fans across the world: “Today, at 2.10 a.m. Spanish time, Seve Ballesteros passed away peacefully surrounded by […]

Win a round at Moonah Links with Collingwood Premiership player Chris Dawes

Win a round at Moonah Links with Collingwood Premiership player Chris Dawes

Leading luxury lifestyle golf clothing brand Ready2Golf have recently launched their new websitewww.r2golf.com and facebook page www.facebook.com/ready2golf .  To launch their sites they are running a promotion to win a round of golf at Moonah Links with their brand ambassador, Collingwood Premiership player Chris Dawes.  To enter, all you need to do is ‘Like’ Ready2Golf, […]

Stolz wins Indonesia PGA Championship

Stolz wins Indonesia PGA Championship

Australian Andre Stolz, who came out of retirement just two years ago, recorded an emotional triumph in the US$1 million Indonesia PGA Championship. The 40-year-old fired a final round four-under-par 68 for a winning total of 14-under-par 274. Overnight leader Rory Hie from Indonesia carded a 72 to finish alone in second place one shot […]

A world first: Three Aces in ONE DAY!

A world first: Three Aces in ONE DAY!

March 19th will be forever remembered as an historic day at Melbourne’s Eastwood Golf Club. On that fateful Saturday, an amazing event occured– one that has never happened before: three people scored an Ace on the same hole, on the same day. Two of those people were even in the same group! It all happened […]

Max Garske: moving on

Max Garske: moving on

PGA Australia chief Max Garske –one of the most influential figures in golf in this country — is stepping down from his post after 23 years as CEO. He leaves behind a very different organisation to the one he joined back in 1985 and a legacy of achievement that will be difficult to emulate.

Rickie Fowler: Colour and movement

Rickie Fowler: Colour and movement

Rickie Fowler brings excitement to golf like no other player of his age. Proving his mettle throughout the 2010 PGA Tour season, Fowler notched seven top-10’s, won US$2.8 million, was a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup and was named Rookie of the Year. It was colour and movement all the way, yet there is more to come as Fowler sets his sights on 2011 for the Presidents Cup and his first win on the PGA Tour.

Clubs face big clean-up bills

Clubs face big clean-up bills

BRISBANE’S McLeod Country Golf Club may have been under water following the devastating January floods, but it didn’t stop two people “playing” nine holes. The club’s general manager Michael Richards said he couldn’t believe his eyes when he arrived for work on January 12. “All 18 holes were under water – it was a lake […]

Aaron Baddeley wins Northern Trust Open

Aaron Baddeley wins Northern Trust Open

Aaron Baddeley fired a closing round 69 to finish 12-under-par at the Northern Trust Open at Pacific Palisades, winning the event by two shots over Fiji’s Vijay Singh. Baddeley showed composure throughout the round, and found himself 3-under after the 10th. But a double bogey on the 12th threw a wrench into the works, opening […]

Q&A with Peter Senior

Q&A with Peter Senior

US President George W. Bush once called former Prime Minister John Howard “a man of steel”, but Australian golf’s man of steel has to be Peter Senior. Senior showed his mettle when he rallied to win his third Australian PGA Championship at age 51 – the oldest winner of the event. And he captured the […]

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 […]

Olympic golf returns

Olympic golf returns

WORLD golf bosses have been putting their heads together over the past few years contemplating their triumphal return to the Olympics. Their efforts were not without success and the ultimate reward. After a 112-year absence the great game will once again grace the international Olympic stage in Brazil in 2016. Millions of dollars worth of […]

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