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 […]
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 […]
In a first for Australian professional golf, the Men’s and Women’s Victorian Opens will be jointly played in 2012 with both titles culminating at the Spring Valley Golf Club on Sunday January 8th.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Australian Adam Scott has won the World Golf Championship–Bridgestone Invitational in a sensational display of golf that held off challenges from many of the up-and-coming young guns of the game.
Tiger Woods has been confirmed to play this year’s Australian Open in Sydney, joining Geoff Ogilvy, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, Jason Day, Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson to contest the time-honoured Stonehaven Cup.
2011 Open Champion Darren Clarke has committed to play the PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola at the Hyatt Regency Coolum from November 24-27 2011. Clarke’s career high win at The Open stamped his dominance as one of the World’s best links players where he shot an impressive 5-under-par in extremely difficult conditions. The Irishman will […]
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 […]
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, […]
Since it opened in 2004, Barnbougle Dunes has very quickly been rated by many as among the great golf courses of the world. With the opening in 2010 of its sister course, The Lost Farm, the facility has become an essential golfing destination for every golf tragic. Like many golfers, I have been intrigued to […]
Event owner and promoter, IMG, today announced that the 2011 JBWere Masters would return to The Victoria Golf Club from 15-18 December. The Hon Louise Asher, Minister for Tourism and Major events commented: “The JBWere Masters is an important event on Melbourne’s sporting calendar and it presents the ideal vehicle to showcase our world class […]
Proving that he’s had the skills from an early age, here’s a clip of a 9-year-old Rory McIlroy on TV chipping “airballs” into his Mum’s washing machine. How CUTE was he! (If the video doesn’t load, access it here) Tweet
Queenslanders Greg Norman and Jason Day will join World No. 13 Bubba Watson at the Hyatt Regency Coolum on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast when the PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola tees off from November 24-27, 2011. In what is shaping up as the biggest ever season for the PGA Tour of Australasia, the world-class trio are […]
Australia’s Bryden Macpherson has won the 116th Amateur Championship, at Hillside Golf Club in England’s north west. The 20-year-old from Melbourne defeated Scotland’s Michael Stewart 3&2 in the 36-hole final, to make sure of a place in The Open Championship at Royal St George’s next month, and an invitation to the 2012 Masters Tournament at […]
This may be the coolest iPhone golf app we’ve seen in a long time. The innovators at PING recently launched the free iPING putting app, which can actually help improve your putting! You simply clip your iPhone to your putter, start the app and begin putting. After a series of 5 putts, the iPING app […]
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 […]
If you miss the “Boy Bands” of late, check out this hilarious music video featuring Bubba Watson, Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan. (We love Bubba’s shoes.) Tweet
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 […]
In the first of several major player announcements, defending champion Geoff Ogilvy, Presidents Cup captains Greg Norman and Fred Couples, World Number 11 Bubba Watson and World Number 13 Dustin Johnson have confirmed they will be playing in the $1.5 million 2011 Australian Open in Sydney from 10-13 November. In what is shaping up to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Now THIS is quality television! Watch PGA professional Brad Faxon hit a golf ball out of spaghetti, popcorn and jelly. Tweet
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 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.
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 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 […]
Tiger Woods made a winning start to his 2011 campaign in Dubai, pairing up with partner Mark O’Meara to win the 9-hole Omega Dubai Desert Classic Challenge Match at the Emirates Golf Club. The pair birdied the last hole to post four-under-par 23 on the short 9-hole, par-27 course. They finished two shots ahead of […]
Hamilton Island is welcoming back guests, following a swift and concerted clean-up in the wake of Cyclone Yasi. Minor vegetation damage, including downed tree branches, was the only evidence of the Cyclone which at its worst saw winds of over 100km per hour blow through the Island on Wednesday night. Taking early and pre-emptive precautionary […]
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 […]
The Great Ocean Road is a great drive, literally and golfing wise. Stretching from Torquay, near Geelong, the 300-kilometre “journey of a lifetime” snakes past cliffs, waterfalls, rainforests – and a great array of golf courses, where you can drive … and chip and putt in style. On the Bellarine Peninsula at the mouth of […]
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 […]
Inside Golf travelled to Western Australia to play Kalgoorlie Golf Course – one of Australia’s best new golf courses.
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 […]