New World Golf Handicapping System prepares for implementation in 2020

New World Golf Handicapping System prepares for implementation in 2020

Golf’s new World Handicap System (WHS), which is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping and provide a more consistent measure of players’ ability between different regions of the world, remains on track for implementation starting in 2020. Education has begun with events being held in Singapore, […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 18

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 18

Mike Mosher from Teed Up Golf Tours checks in with the boys, post-2019 Masters. Mosh has been to Augusta every year for the past twenty years, and he recounts some of his highlights over that time, (the bloke loves Tiger so this year features pretty prominently!). Two Melbourne golf clubs joined forces to form Peninsula […]

Politicians urged to “Pitch In: Grow Community Golf”

Politicians urged to “Pitch In: Grow Community Golf”

Australian Golf Industry Council chairman Gavin Kirkman has called on all MPs and candidates to get behind golf during the Federal election campaign to support the great places and people in the sport. The AGIC has made the call as part of its Pitch In: Grow Community Golf advocacy campaign – a new endeavour by […]

Presidents Cup Standings: U.S. Captain Tiger Woods cracks top 10

Presidents Cup Standings:  U.S. Captain Tiger Woods cracks top 10

2019 U.S. Presidents Cup Captain Tiger Woods’ victory at the Masters Tournament elevated him from No. 17 to No. 9 in the U.S. Team standings as he looks to become the second-ever playing captain and first since Hale Irwin in 1994. The Presidents Cup will return to The Royal Melbourne Golf Club for the third […]

Warringah Golf Club welcomes new lease from Northern Beaches Council

Warringah Golf Club welcomes new lease from Northern Beaches Council

Warringah Golf Club has welcomed the unanimous decision by Northern Beaches Council to offer a new 20-year lease which will see the course retained as an 18-hole course for members, visitors and for corporate golf events. Warringah Golf Club President, Scott Campbell, thanked Council and Councillors saying the decision provides the club with long-term surety […]

He’s back! Woods captures 15th major with US Masters victory

He’s back! Woods captures 15th major with US Masters victory

Tiger Woods completed one of the most incredible comebacks in sporting history to win an emotional 15th Major Championship by one shot at the Masters Tournament. The American’s last Major title came at the U.S. Open 11 years ago and since then he has undergone numerous back surgeries, falling to 1,199th in the Official World […]

Etihad offers free golf bags on flights to Abu Dhabi

Etihad offers free golf bags on flights to Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has announced it will be offering free golf bag luggage on its flights to Abu Dhabi with immediate effect. Thousands of golfers fly in to Abu Dhabi annually to enjoy the fairways and greens across the city’s pristine courses and this offering from Etihad aims to improve […]

2019 Presidents Cup tickets now on sale

2019 Presidents Cup tickets now on sale

As golf fans look forward with anticipation to this week’s Masters, past champions at Augusta like Patrick Reed, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods have a major opportunity to improve their chances to qualify for the 2019 Presidents Cup, which will bring golf’s biggest stars back to Melbourne, Australia this December. Tickets […]

Troon’s International Division starts the year on an event high

Troon’s International Division starts the year on an event high

Troon venues have had a bright start to the new year with a number of well-regarded tournaments in their calendar. These events, which featured on the European Tour and Ladies European Tour, took place on some of the best conditioned courses on the circuit. Abu Dhabi Golf Club, one of Troon’s headline courses, hosted the […]

Adam Scott Partners with golf’s first Artificial Intelligence Technology

Adam Scott Partners with golf’s first Artificial Intelligence Technology

Adam Scott, winner of 28 professional tournaments and former world number-one golfer, has announced his partnership with Swing Index – the first artificial intelligence technology that enables millions of golfers to improve their golf swing. The groundbreaking Swing Index app provides every golfer a two-way interaction between student and coach creating a solid and necessary […]

Future looking brighter for Ryan Ruffels

Future looking brighter for Ryan Ruffels

In November 2018, Ryan Ruffels was pretty down. There wasn’t much going right with his game, he had just missed the cut at the Argentine Open in Buenos Aires, and the truth is he wasn’t even close to making it to the weekend (75-76). It was his fifth missed cut in his last six PGA […]

Hend most successful international golfer on the Asian Tour

Hend most successful international golfer on the Asian Tour

Australian Scott Hend cemented his status as the most successful international golfer on the Asian Tour after claiming his 10th victory and first in three years at the US$3 million Maybank Championship on Sunday. Thanks to a winner’s prize purse of US$500,000, Hend propelled to the top of the Habitat for Humanity Standings and broke […]

Hend captures Maybank Championship in Malaysia

Hend captures Maybank Championship in Malaysia

Scott Hend has claimed his third European Tour title in dramatic fashion, beating Spain’s Nacho Elvira on the first play-off hole at the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 45-year-old Australian began the fourth round three shots behind overnight leader Elvira of Spain but went in front courtesy of five birdies on the front […]

Australian PGA Championship changes dates

Australian PGA Championship changes dates

The 2019 Australian PGA Championship will be played from 19-22 December at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast, Queensland. A revision in scheduling will see the tournament close out the Australian summer of golf the week after the President’s Cup. Since it’s move to the Gold Coast, the Australian PGA Championship has established […]

Presidents Cup standings update: Four Aussies in top 10

Presidents Cup standings update: Four Aussies in top 10

  Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas took a major step toward returning for his second consecutive Presidents Cup after carding weekend rounds of 67-66 at THE PLAYERS Championship to finish T3 – his second top-10 of the season – and jump from No. 83 to No. 19 in the Presidents Cup International Team standings. Aussie stalwarts and […]

McIlroy masters the mind in Players victory

McIlroy masters the mind in Players victory

For all of the distraction, doubt and ridicule he endured throughout the past several months, Rory McIlroy always stayed true to himself. That wasn’t always the case. For far too long, the 29-year-old often let his poor play on the course define the round that followed. And, perhaps worse, he let it negatively impact his […]

Aussie success at TPC Sawgrass hinges on the famed 17th

Aussie success at TPC Sawgrass hinges on the famed 17th

The pressures of the famed 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass begin long before players make the first walk from tunnel to tee box. The jitters often start once players make the turn near the clubhouse. And then, in the 16th fairway, the thousands of nearby roars truly come into focus. The butterflies set in shortly […]

ALPG, PGA announce collaboration agreement

ALPG, PGA announce collaboration agreement

The ALPG and PGA of Australia have entered into a cooperation agreement that proposes to analyse the two governing body’s operations, assets and services. As the bodies responsible for the administration and governance of professional golf in Australia mutual respect has always existed but a formalised intent to build commercial opportunities is anticipated to strengthen […]

Australian Golf Club Equality Guidelines released

Australian Golf Club Equality Guidelines released

New guidelines have been released today to ensure Australian golf clubs provide equal opportunities for both genders. The Australian Human Rights Commission, in conjunction with Golf Australia, launched today a publication titled ‘Guidelines for the promotion of equal opportunity for women and girls in golf’. The launch was held at Mt Derrimut Golf and Community […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 17

In this episode of Backspin, Larry & Steve catch up with Karen Lunn, CEO of Australian Ladies Professional Golf. How does a golf course get to be rated as one of the best in the world in just a few short years? Find out when the boys talk with Jane Bell, GM of Cape Wickham […]

Nisbet cruises to Queensland PGA victory

Nisbet cruises to Queensland PGA victory

Daniel Nisbet has won the 2019 Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship presented by Toowoomba Regional Council in a dominant performance in his home state. Starting the day with a two shot lead, Nisbet won the title by six shots from Deyen Lawson and Harrison Endycott with rounds of 66, 63, 63 and 64 for a tournament […]

Skarpnord wins the Battle at Bonville

Skarpnord wins the Battle at Bonville

Marianne Skarpnord ended a six year drought to claim her fourth title on the Ladies European Tour after a closely fought battle for the Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic – Bonville. Skarpnord fired a final round of 69 to earn a two stroke victory on eight-under-par ahead of Australian Hannah Green and Nuria Iturrios […]

Law, Boutier capture Vic Open

Law, Boutier capture Vic Open

David Law produced an incredible finish to overtake Wade Ormsby and win his first European Tour title at the ISPS Handa Vic Open. The Scotsman had called a penalty on himself to surrender a bogey on the ninth after accidentally making his ball move, which left him five shots back at the turn. He was […]

Webb honoured with PGA membership

Webb honoured with PGA membership

The PGA of Australia has extended honorary membership to Karrie Webb AO in recognition of her services to the Australian golf industry. One of Australia’s most successful golfers of all time, Webb has proudly represented her country at the highest echelons of the game for more than 20 years notching up an incredible 51 wins […]

Perrett Webb appointed for Indooroopilly project

Perrett Webb appointed for Indooroopilly project

Indooroopilly Golf Club has announced the appointment of Perrett Webb Pty Ltd as course architects for the club’s new redesign project. “The Club’s Members are very excited about the new association with Perrett Webb – the enthusiasm and the course design vision that the Perrett Webb team are bringing to the Club, gives us enormous […]

Major boost for Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific as Evian Championship offers exemption to the champion

Major boost for Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific as Evian Championship offers exemption to the champion

The rewards for the champion of the Women’s Amateur AsiaPacific (WAAP) continue to grow, with the Evian Championship announcing it would create a special exemption for the winner. The Evian Championship joins the AIG Women’s British Open in offering places to the WAAPchampion. As well as the two major championships, the winner will also receive […]

Min Woo Lee joins professional ranks

Min Woo Lee joins professional ranks

Western Australia’s Min Woo Lee will this week take his long-anticipated professional plunge. The 20-year-old, Australia’s top-ranked amateur for the past 18 months, will leave the world rankings at a career-high No.5 without a professional card, but with a busy 2019 planned as he strives to achieve one or more. Lee hopes to secure exemptions […]

Shin to defend 2019 ActewAGL Canberra Classic

Shin to defend 2019 ActewAGL Canberra Classic

With just 50 days to go until the start of the 2019 ActewAGL Canberra Classic, ALPG is delighted to announce that Jiyai Shin has elected to defend the title she won so impressively at Royal Canberra Golf Club in 2018. The win set Shin up for another incredibly successful season on the lucrative LPGA Tour […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 16

In Episode 16 of Backspin, the boys catch up with PGA Chairman, Rodger Davis and cover a multitude of topics, from the state of the game heading into 2019 to Jack Wilson’s haircut. John Dyer, the Managing Director of Air Adventures Australia joins Larry and Steve to talk about the amazing history of the company, […]

PGA TOUR Series-China announces Qualifying Tournament sites, dates

PGA TOUR Series-China announces  Qualifying Tournament sites, dates

Foison Golf Club’s Dye Course in Guangzhou will host three 2019 PGA TOUR Series-China Qualifying Tournaments, and then the Series will make history when it holds for the first time its final Global Qualifying event outside of Greater China. The Series’ third Global Qualifying Tournament is set for Laguna Phuket Golf Club in Phuket, Thailand. […]

Walkinshaw Sports and Golf Australia Partnership Announced

Walkinshaw Sports and Golf Australia Partnership Announced

Golf Australia and Walkinshaw Sports, exclusive distributor of Under Armour Golf to the green grass market, have announced a three-year partnership. It is the first major partnership for Golf Australia since One Golf began in October. One Golf represents a unified governance structure for the sport with five of the seven states and territories committed. […]

Tiger Woods tours Melbourne in Presidents Cup prep

Tiger Woods tours Melbourne in Presidents Cup prep

A little more than one year ago, Tiger Woods, sat in the media center at the Presidents Cup just outside New York City and told the media that his future in the game was uncertain, unsure if he would ever play golf at its highest level again. Fast forward 14 months and we find Woods, […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 15

In Episode 15, Larry and Steve catch up with one of Australia’s hottest young golfers, Jake McLeod. We head to the magnificent Ocean Shores Country Club on the NSW Far North Coast where the head pro can sell you a dozen golf balls and a set of lawn bowls if you want. Larry reviews Srixon’s […]

Els debuts new International Team logo for 2019 Presidents Cup

Els debuts new International Team logo for 2019 Presidents Cup

At a member event at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, International Team Captain Ernie Els debuted a new International Team logo for the 2019 Presidents Cup. Nearly one year before the event returns to The Royal Melbourne Golf Club on December 9-15, 2019, Els launched the new logo with a goal to give the team […]

Novotel Vines Resort opens creche for golf and fitness

Novotel Vines Resort opens creche for golf and fitness

Learning golf or getting fit seems like a dream for those charged with looking after little kids. But now the Novotel Vines Resort offers a great solution, opening a creche at the club recently. The crèche will be accessible to mums and dads to know that their little ones, aged 12 months to 5 years, […]

The National, Huntingdale discuss merger

The National, Huntingdale discuss merger

Two of Australia’s most iconic courses, Melbourne’s Huntingdale Golf Club and The National Golf Club have begun talks surrounding a potential merger. The National, which already boasts three amazing courses on the Mornington Peninsula, as well as a fourth course, Long Island, near Frankston, issued a statement with top sandbelt club Huntingdale last month, announcing […]

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours Australian Player Results, November 20, 2018

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours Australian Player Results, November 20, 2018

The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances. PGA Tour The RSM Classic Sea Island Resort (Seaside/Plantation Course), Sea Island, Georgia Purse: $6,400,000 ($1,152,000 to winner)   Next Tournament: Sentry Tournament of Champions (Maui, Hawaii, […]

Troon to manage King Island’s Cape Wickham Golf Links

Troon to manage King Island’s Cape Wickham Golf Links

Troon International has been chosen to manage King Island’s spectacular Cape Wickham Golf Links. The par-72 championship course, designed by Mike DeVries and Darius Oliver, has been  recognised as one of the top courses in the world. As the course weaves through a variety of landscapes, with eight holes straddling the gorgeous coastline, this course […]

Ancer, Papadatos and McLeod Qualify for 148th Open Championship

Ancer, Papadatos and McLeod Qualify for 148th Open Championship

Abraham Ancer, Dimitrios Papadatos and Jake McLeod have secured their places in The 148th Open after qualifying at the Emirates Australian Open. The 103rd playing of Australia’s national championship took place at The Lakes in Sydney and was the first event in The Open Qualifying Series which gives golfers around the world opportunities to book their […]

Ancer, Kammerstad victorious at The Lakes

Ancer, Kammerstad victorious at The Lakes

It was a day of firsts at The Lakes on Sunday, following the final putts of the 2018 Emirates Australian Open. For Mexico’s Abraham Ancer, a runaway victory on the testing Lakes course resulted in his becoming the first Mexican and Latin American to lift the Stonehaven Cup.  In another first,  Sweden’s Johan Kammerstad became the […]

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