Aussies win Women’s World Amateur

Aussies win Women’s World Amateur

  The Australian team of Minjee Lee, Su Hyun Oh and Shelly Shin were on the top of the world last month, winning the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship and clinching the Espirito Santo Trophy in Japan. The Australians finished with a team total of 547 strokes to finish two strokes ahead of Canada, and […]

Let’s talk golf, says Vikki

Let’s talk golf, says Vikki

IT wasn’t hard to figure out what Vikki Wrigley (nee Tutt) was going to do with her life.

Vikki is hewn from golfing stock, her father Peter Tutt was the golf professional at Newcastle’s Waratah Golf Club, her brother Trevor was a trainee professional so it was inevitable she would pursue a golf career.

Oh so talented

Oh so talented

Su Hyun Oh tweets an early morning photo of a vacant chipping green at Metropolitan Golf Club with the caption “entire green to myself!” The 16-year-old amateur has both a handle on the ever-advancing digital space and a genuine love for the game she has played since the age of nine. I stand beside her […]

Women and children first

Women and children first

I received a phone call the other day from a very frustrated junior golfer. “Why do members hate us juniors so much?” he asked. I was taken aback for a moment, as I pondered this rather unexpected question. It turns out that the club where he recently took up a junior membership had begun restricting […]

Korda wins epic playoff battle

Korda wins epic playoff battle

In one of the most thrilling and tense playoff finishes ever seen in a golf tournament (Mens or Womens), 18-year-old American Jessica Korda won the ISPS HANDA Womens Australian Open following a dramatic six-way playoff at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Korda — the Round 3 leader — was cruising along nicely in the final […]

Sisters of Swing return to the Gold Coast

Sisters of Swing return to the Gold Coast

They’re back! The Sisters of Swing return to the Gold Coast in February with another star-studded lineup expected to arrive for the 2012 Gold Coast RACV Australian Ladies Masters. The 23rd staging of the tournament will once again be played at the RACV Royal Pines Resort from February 2-5 under co-sanctioning status with Australian Ladies […]

LPGA to return to Australia

LPGA to return to Australia

Golf Australia, in conjunction with the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) and the ALPG (Australian Ladies Professional Golf), has announced that the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will be added to the LPGA Tour schedule beginning in 2012. The 2012 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will take place the week of Feb. 6-12 at Royal […]

Tseng, Webb to compete at Handa Women’s Australian Open

Tseng, Webb to compete at Handa Women’s Australian Open

Rolex World Number 1 golfer Yani Tseng will take on Royal Melbourne Golf Club in the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open from 9-12 February 2012 The composite course will be hosting its first major female professional event. Tseng, who won the Wegmans LPGA Championship and RICOH Women’s British Open earlier this year, became the youngest […]

Lee-Anne Pace gives hope to South African golf

Lee-Anne Pace gives hope to South African golf

THE ANZ RACV Ladies Masters at Royal Pines Resort had it all – a new world number one in Yani Tseng, a couple of former number ones, colourful characters, golfers from almost every golf playing nation on the planet and plenty of eagles and birdies. It even had Europe’s number one – little-known South African […]

Rachel set to tackle Europe

Rachel set to tackle Europe

AUSTRALIAN professional Rachel L Bailey has put the demons of a debilitating health problem behind her as she prepares for an assault on the Ladies European Tour (LET). For the past three years Bailey, who turned pro in 2003 and played the US Futures Tour, has worked hard on and off the golf course to […]

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