Green, Korda and Lee to play ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open

Green, Korda and Lee to play ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open

Perth’s Hannah Green, defending champion Nelly Korda of the United States and Australia’s top-ranked female golfer, Minjee Lee, have committed to play the 2020 ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open at Royal Adelaide, 13-16 February. Green is making a triumphant return to Australia from a wonderful 2019 campaign overseas, aiming to fulfil her dream of winning […]

Finau, Reed, Woodland and Woods to round out U.S. Presidents Cup Team

Finau, Reed, Woodland and Woods to round out U.S. Presidents Cup Team

With the 13th Presidents Cup set to begin in just over a month at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, the final four players for the U.S. Team were determined today as U.S. Team Captain Tiger Woods announced his four captain’s picks. Woods chose Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Gary Woodland and himself, making him the second-ever […]

Day, Hadwin, Im and Niemann named for International Team

Day, Hadwin, Im and Niemann named for International Team

With the 13th Presidents Cup set to begin in just over a month at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, the final four players for the International Team were determined today as International Team Captain Ernie Els announced his captain’s picks. Els chose Jason Day of Australia, Adam Hadwin of Canada, Sungjae Im of Korea and […]

Why striving for perfection may actually be hurting your scores

Why striving for perfection may actually be hurting your scores

(by Belinda Diamond) I have worked with many golfers who do not seem satisfied with anything less than a perfect shot or a perfect swing, whatever that is. Some of these very same golfers who are striving for perfection are stuck in a rut of scoring 20-something stableford points, which as all golfers know can […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 20

In this episode of Backspin, Larry and Steve catch up with Aussie young gun, Jarryd Felton as he heads to Spain to have a crack at qualifying for the European Tour. PGA of Australia Media Manager, Jonno Nash, gives us a wrap-up of this year’s PGA Expo and explains some of the strategies they’re using […]

Aussie Results on Tour – October 15, 2019

Aussie Results on Tour – October 15, 2019

  The ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia returned ahead of a huge summer of golf with a thrilling finish at the WA PGA in Kalgoorlie. 41-year-old Darren Beck overcame a slow start on Sunday at the 2019 TX Civil & Logistics WA PGA Championship to power home in the afternoon, needing just eight putts on the back nine on […]

Aussie Lukas Michel wins US Mid-Am, qualifies for two majors

Aussie Lukas Michel wins US Mid-Am, qualifies for two majors

Australian Lukas Michel will play in the 2020 Masters and US Open. Michel, 25, pulled off a remarkable comeback to become the first international winner of the United States Mid-Amateur Championship at the Colorado Golf Club. Michel, a member at Metropolitan and a key component of the past three triumphant Victorian Interstate Series teams, toppled […]

Garcia, Pan commit to Aussie Open

Garcia, Pan commit to Aussie Open

Spanish superstar Sergio Garcia will play the 2019 Emirates Australian Open. And in a field rapidly gaining international traction, Presidents Cup debutant CT Pan will also play at The Australian Golf Club from 5-8 December. The pair adds to a burgeoning list of superstars coming to Sydney, joining Aussie favourites Jason Day, Marc Leishman and […]

Els, Casey and Oosthuizen to play Australian Open

Els, Casey and Oosthuizen to play Australian Open

Ernie Els, Paul Casey and Louis Oosthuizen have all announced their commitment to play the 2019 Emirates Australian Open in Sydney. The trio will join Aussies Jason Day, Marc Leishman and Cam Smith to compete for the Stonehaven Cup. International team captain Els said he’d try to recruit a few of his Presidents Cup players to The […]

Tiger and team to decide if he plays at Presidents Cup

Tiger and team to decide if he plays at Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods says he will consult his assistants and players before any decision on whether he picks himself as a player for December’s Presidents Cup in Melbourne. Despite his fairy tale comeback win in The Masters in April, Woods fell out of the top eight spots that would have earnt him automatic selection onto the […]

New Golf Manager at The Vines

New Golf Manager at The Vines

The Vines Resort Golf & Country Club in the Swan Valley announced the appointment of Wayne Smith to the Golf Manager’s position. Wayne is well known as a professional golfer, commencing in 1984 when he was named the Rookie of the Year in Australia.  After representing his country as a junior in the US, Wayne became the first […]

Presidents Cup standings update: Bryson DeChambeau bolsters position among top 8

Presidents Cup standings update: Bryson DeChambeau bolsters position among top 8

With six weeks remaining until the top 8 players on each team officially qualify for the 2019 Presidents Cup, Bryson DeChambeau moved up two spots to No. 6 in the U.S. Team standings to bolster his position among the top 8 after a runner-up finish at the 3M Open. The Presidents Cup will return to […]

Australian Tour Results – July 9 2019

Australian Tour Results – July 9 2019

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances. PGA TOUR 3M Open TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota Purse: $6,400,000 ($1,152,000 to the winner)   Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Stuart Appleby DNP — 232   Aaron Baddeley DNP — 92 Greg Chalmers DNP — — Cameron Davis CUT (-2) […]

GMA News, July: BMI Program a Royal Success, Sali announced as keynote speaker for GMA Conference

GMA News, July: BMI Program a Royal Success, Sali announced as keynote speaker for GMA Conference

Participants at last month’s BMI Leadership Principles ProgramAn outstanding BMI ‘Leadership Principles’ Program was conducted last month, with 41 participants from across Australia successfully undertaking the program at the iconic Royal Sydney Golf Club. The five-day intensive educational program saw golf club General Managers, Assistant Managers, Finance and Clubhouse Managers, along with Golf Australia club […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 19

Steve and Larry talk to Under Armour Sales Director for Walkinshaw Sports Mark Rosel about how this sports apparel giant is working with the Aussie Golf Industry. World-renowned coach Garry Barter was at the US Open and shares his thoughts on Pebble Beach. Plus: the boys discuss Tiger Woods, Brooks (The Bulldozer) Koepka, Adam Scott […]

PGA TOUR – Australian Professional Golfers results – June 25 2019

PGA TOUR – Australian Professional Golfers results – June 25 2019

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances. PGA TOUR Travelers Championship TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut Purse: $7,200,000 ($1,296,000 to the winner)              Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Stuart Appleby DNP — 231   Aaron Baddeley CUT (+2) — 83 Greg Chalmers DNP — — Cameron Davis T43 […]

Major Victory: Hannah Green wins KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Major Victory: Hannah Green wins KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Hannah Green is a major champion, just the third woman in Australian history to have the honour. The 22-year-old from Mt Lawley Golf Club in Perth rolled in a par putt from just inside two metres at Hazeltine National Golf Club just outside Minneapolis today to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship by a shot […]

Minjee Lee shoots for the stars at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Minjee Lee shoots for the stars at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Seven Australians will tee it up at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota later this evening at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the third of the LPGA Tour season’s five major championships of the 2019 LPGA Tour season. A field of 144 players will face a stern test this week, competing over a demanding […]

Moses, Wang to make debut at Suzhou Open following Monday Qualifier

Moses, Wang to make debut at Suzhou Open following Monday Qualifier

Australia’s Troy Moses (NSW) will make his PGA Tour China Tour debut this week after carding a 69 to finish second at the Monday Qualifier for the Suzhou Open. Moses, 26, who was on track to finish 4-under before picking up his first and only bogey on the final hole, will join Monday Qualifier winner Chinese […]

Expect more from life at Bingara Gorge

Expect more from life at Bingara Gorge

Welcome to Bingara Gorge. It’s a place where lush bushland meets beautiful parks; where the surrounding environment inspires recreation and relaxation. The city and the sea are a short drive away and everything else you need is on your doorstep. Every aspect of the lifestyle here is designed to inspire you to thrive. It offers […]

New Caledonia: a golfer’s paradise in the South Pacific

New Caledonia: a golfer’s paradise in the South Pacific

(Story by Megan Symington. Photos: Supplied) We’d ‘arrived’ before we even left; as I approached the Aircalin counter at Sydney Airport, and was greeted with a friendly, smiling face, I suddenly transformed into Holiday Mode. Gone were the last few hectic hours of Sydney traffic and sprinting through the airport. My journey had already begun! […]

Discovery, Inc. Acquires Golf Digest

Discovery, Inc. Acquires Golf Digest

Discovery, Inc. has acquired Golf Digest from Condé Nast for an estimated $30million-$35million, and indicated that the brand’s content will be integrated into Discovery’s digital platforms. The acquisition adds Golf Digest to GOLFTV’s offerings that already include exclusive carriage of the PGA TOUR, the European Tour, and the Ladies European Tour, as well as the Masters Tournament, […]

Brooks the best at Bethpage, makes history with PGA Championship victory

Brooks the best at Bethpage, makes history with PGA Championship victory

Brooks Koepka secured his place in golfing history with a two-shot triumph at the US PGA Championship, where he went wire-to-wire to become the first male player to win his first four Major titles in less than two years. Starting the final round with a strong seven-shot margin, all eyes were on Brooks to cruise […]

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 […]

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