Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 23

In Episode 23 of Backspin the boys catch up with a bloke whose swing is one of Larry’s Top Five in golf – passionate Queenslander, Terry Price. Pricey reveals his secret to the perfect swing and tells us why Rugby League great, Tim Brasher was a great caddie as well as a fine footy player. […]

Woods fends off Mickelson in charity match to raise US$20M for Covid-19 relief

Woods fends off Mickelson in charity match to raise US$20M for Covid-19 relief

Tiger Woods has gotten the better of Phil Mickelson once more. Playing on his home golf course, the 82-time PGA TOUR winner built an insurmountable advantage over the first six holes before fending off a late rally to beat his longtime rival Mickelson, 1-up, in Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Charity. A total of […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 22

In this episode of Backspin, Larry and Steve catch up with Ian Baker-Finch and cover a stack of topics including the PGA Tour in a post-Covid world, the Australian summer of golf, the Olympic Games, Donald Trump and Jim Nantz. Larry’s tip involves popping in to your local pro shop to talk about your balls, […]

R&A Launches £7 million Covid-19 Funding Package

R&A Launches  £7 million Covid-19 Funding Package

The R&A today launched a £7 million funding package, The R&A Covid-19 Support Fund, to help golf deal with the impact of the pandemic. The fund will be largely aimed at national associations and other affiliated bodies in Great Britain and Ireland. With the global pandemic leading to widespread temporary course closures and drastic reductions in […]

Golf returns to Victoria

Golf returns to Victoria

Victorian golfers can head back to the course from Wednesday. Premier Daniel Andrews this morning announced the state will take the first steps to come out of its stage three Covid-19 lockdown from midnight tomorrow. A range of outdoor sports and activities will now be permitted, including golf. It’s understood that golfers will be permitted […]

PGA TOUR announces schedule adjustments for remainder of 2019-20 Season

PGA TOUR announces schedule adjustments for remainder of 2019-20 Season

With additional time needed to ensure PGA TOUR tournaments are staged in the most safe and responsible manner possible given the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the PGA TOUR is announcing further schedule modifications for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, as well as plans for the opening portion of the 2020-21 PGA TOUR Regular Season, the […]

Ask not what your golf club can do for you

Ask not what your golf club can do for you

How are golf club members responding to membership renewals during this chaotic Covid-19 situation? How are you responding? Here’s a very insightful opinion piece from Ian Cottle, GM of Burleigh Golf Club on this very topic: The last six to eight weeks has seen incredible change both here in Australia, and around the globe, with […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 21

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 21

In this episode of Backspin. Who got his 10 thousand steps up at the 2020 PGA Golf Show in Orlando Florida? Inside Golf editor Richard Fellner did, and he takes us inside this massive expo to find out what’s new in the world of golf merchandise. Many parts of the NSW South Coast were ravaged […]

Hero Indian Open postponed amid COVID-19 threat

Hero Indian Open postponed amid COVID-19 threat

The Hero Indian Open, scheduled to take place from March 19-22 at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurugram, New Delhi, has been postponed due to the ongoing threat posed by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The decision was made following consultation between the Indian Golf Union , the tournament’s co-sanctioning partners – the […]

Engström wins Women’s NSW Open

Engström wins Women’s NSW Open

Julia Engström saved her best for last as she made a fantastic birdie two to win her first Ladies European Tour title at the Women’s New South Wales Open at Dubbo Golf Club. The 18-year-old from Halmstad in southern Sweden began the final round five strokes behind the overnight leader, Manon De Roey, but put […]

European Tour Qualifying School to make history in Australia at Rosebud Country Club

European Tour Qualifying School to make history in Australia at Rosebud Country Club

The European Tour Qualifying School will make its first appearance outside of Europe when Rosebud Country Club hosts a First Stage event in 2020. European Tour hopefuls will tee it up in Australia from September 1-4, marking the first time in the European Tour Qualifying School’s 45-year history that an event will be staged in […]

Stephen Pitt Announces Resignation as CEO of Golf Australia

Stephen Pitt Announces Resignation as CEO of Golf Australia

Golf Australia has announced that Stephen Pitt has resigned as Chief Executive Officer after 11 years in the role and will step down from the Organisation later this year. Pitt joined Golf Australia in 2008 and oversaw a period of change and expansion, including the growth and consolidation of the Australian Opens, the introduction of […]

Inbee Park crowned Womens Australian Open champion

Inbee Park crowned Womens Australian Open champion

Add to the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open trophy the name of Inbee Park, South Korea’s quiet, humble champion of the game. She sits there comfortably on the Patricia Bridges Bowl with the likes of Annika Sorenstam, Lydia Ko, Dame Laura Davies, Karrie Webb and Jan Stephenson, all legends of the game. It is a […]

PGA TOUR Series-China postpones Qualifying Tournaments; announces delay to start of regular season

PGA TOUR Series-China postpones Qualifying Tournaments; announces delay to start of regular season

Due to the continuing concern over the coronavirus that originated in China but has since spread to other countries, PGA TOUR Series-China has announced it is postponing two Qualifying Tournaments scheduled for Bintan, Indonesia, and Phuket, Thailand. As a result of this decision, PGA TOUR Series-China will also postpone the first four tournaments of the […]

Herbert claims play-off victory in Dubai

Herbert claims play-off victory in Dubai

Lucas Herbert won his maiden European Tour title with a play-off victory over Christiaan Bezuidenhout on a dramatic final day at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The duo entered the final day six shots off the lead but with strong winds and showers at Emirates Golf Club, the leaderboard was blown wide open. Bezuidenhout and […]

PGA and ALPG Align in World First Collaboration

PGA and ALPG Align in World First Collaboration

The boards of the PGA and the ALPG met recently to celebrate a world-first collaboration, with the two organisations agreeing to an alignment. “Together we can create an exciting future that retains the independence of the individual bodies, respecting and growing on the great heritage of both the PGA and ALPG,” said a joint statement by […]

Woods leads United States to thrilling Presidents Cup win

Woods leads United States to thrilling Presidents Cup win

Tiger Woods ended 2019 the same way he started it. As a winner. It started 245 days earlier at The Masters Tournament, when Woods’ unforgettable year began with his first major championship in 11 years and first green jacket in 14 years. It continued into late October, when he matched Sam Snead atop the PGA […]

2019 Presidents Cup – Day One – Results and Notes – December 12, 2019

2019 Presidents Cup – Day One – Results and Notes – December 12, 2019

Presidents Cup – Day one notes Four-Ball Matches – International 4, United States 1 The International Team got off to a magnificent start on Day one of the 2019 Presidents Cup, dominating the USA team 4 matches to 1. The last time the International Team held a lead after round one of the Presidents Cup […]

PGA of Australia launches First Tee of Australia

PGA of Australia launches First Tee of Australia

Brendon Goddard, Guy Matthews (Citi Australia & New Zealand), Tim Finchem (Vice Chair, First Tee), Gavin Kirkman (CEO PGA Australia) Hannah Green, Nick O’Hern with future First Tee Participants Former PGA TOUR Commissioner and the Vice-Chairman of First Tee Tim Finchem and CEO of PGA of Australia Gavin Kirkman announced today the launch of the […]

The R&A and USGA to modernise rules of amateur status

The R&A and USGA to modernise rules of amateur status

The R&A and the USGA are conducting a review of the Rules of Amateur Status to make them easier to understand and apply. The comprehensive evaluation is part of the continued joint effort to modernise the Rules by reducing complexity and ensuring the Rules effectively guide how the game is played today. As part of […]

Jones, Pike and Kanaya qualify for The 149th Open

Jones, Pike and Kanaya qualify for The 149th Open

Matt Jones, Aaron Pike and World Number 1 amateur Takumi Kanaya have secured their places in The 149th Open after qualifying at the Emirates Australian Open. The 104th playing of Australia’s national championship took place at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney and was the first event in The Open Qualifying Series which gives golfers […]

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 […]

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