Momentum is building around OneGolf as the administration of golf in Australia moves towards a more streamlined, cost-effective model. Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt confirmed that five of seven states (including the NT) had now made in-principle commitments to a model that stands to benefit Australian golf by in excess of $3million annually. OneGolf […]
Australia’s ‘Big 3’ Summer of Golf tournaments will be reduced to just two this year, with news that the Australian Masters will not be held in 2016. In a media statement released today by David Rollo, Vice President-Director of Golf, IMG Australia and New Zealand, the Australian Masters was slated to be “reimagined”, with more details to […]
After a tough final round, Matt Jones has held on to secure his first victory on home soil at the Emirates Australian Open. Playing The Australian, his home course, Jones fired rounds of 67, 68, 68 and 73 for a tournament total of 8-under 276. It was a challenging day for Jones who described his […]
Well, what a summer of golf this has been. Everyone will look back and see different highlights. Maybe it was the outstanding success of both the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open and the men’s Emirates Australian Open and their world-class champions? What Jordan Spieth did on the last day at The Australian in November will […]
The PGA of Australia, Golf Australia, Golf Victoria and School Sport Victoria, have provided approximately 100 Victorian teachers the opportunity to undertake professional development in golf. Held at Oakleigh South Primary School on Friday, November 21, the Golf Teacher Professional Development (PD) morning was designed for teachers who are both golfers and non-golfers, offering practical […]
The PGA of Australia, Golf Australia and Golf Victoria have joined forces on a new project which could lead to the most significant contribution to industry collaboration in decades. Over the last 12 months the three administrative bodies, led by their respective Chief Executive Officers Brian Thorburn, Stephen Pitt and Simon Brookhouse, have been actively […]
The ongoing health of Australian golf clubs is the focus of a new report released by Golf Australia and Golf Management Australia. The 2013 National Golf Participation Report, which replaces the previous Annual Golf Census, has identified clear trends in the areas of club membership, golf participation and club financial viability. Among the report’s key […]
Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia have signed an historic joint venture agreement that will boost the landscape of junior golf development in Australia. Under the agreement, the PGA and Golf Australia will govern a single junior development program, MyGolf – as the one nationally recognised junior golf program that will act as the […]
Your voices have been heard, loud and clear. Armed with a laundry list of your concerns about golf in this country, we sat down with Golf Australia to get their responses on the Handicap System, Slope, social golf, TV coverage, growing the game and more.
Current Australian Amateur champion Cameron Smith has confirmed he has moved into the professional ranks. The 19 year-old Queenslander enjoyed a superb amateur career winning a host of amateur events including the Australian Amateur Championship, Australian Junior Championship, Australian Stroke Play Championship in addition to a number of state titles. “I’m ready for the challenge […]
GOLF AUSTRALIA has announced that the handicap anchor will rise from four strokes to five strokes this month. In a letter to clubs last month, Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins outlined the reason for the change, noting the ‘seasonality’ of handicaps . “Under our current handicap system, handicaps in Australia are notably seasonal. On average, […]
53-year-old Peter Senior proved once again that age is no barrier to success, capturing the Emirates Australian Open amidst fading light and extreme conditions. With an even-par 72 in the windy and wild final round at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney, Senior became the oldest golfer to lift the Stonehaven Cup, surpassing the legendary Peter Thomson who won at the age of 43 in 1972.
PGA TOUR winners Kyle Stanley and Marc Leishman join John Senden and Robert Allenby as the latest players to confirm their place at the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from 6-9 December.
GOLF AUSTRALIA has released a list of the major components comprising the national golf handicapping system. In a letter to Club captains on June 1, Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins summarised the work done to date on the new GA Handicap System, and outlined the components of what is yet to be implemented. No firm […]
The new Handicapping system for Australian golfers has a variety of changes and aspects from previous systems. Here is the breakdown of the major components. (Note: as per the recent letter from Golf Australia, not all of the components have been implemented. These have been labelled with TBI. Full implementation is expected in the latter part of […]
Australia has won the inaugural Four Nations Cup by 11 shots in fine and warm conditions at The Hills Golf Club near Arrowtown on New Zealand’s south island. The Australians held a 14 shot lead heading into the final round courtesy of superb third rounds from Brett Drewitt (65) and Todd Sinnott (66). At one […]
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 […]
After many months of controversy, debate and “19th hole” banter, Australia’s new Golf Handicapping System is set to get a bit of a facelift, as Golf Australia has released findings from a statistical analysis of the current system, and detailed the steps that will be made in coming months in order to improve the system. […]
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Here is everything you need to know about the new Australian Golf Handicap System adopted by Golf Australia and Golflink