Golf Industry

Commonwealth Golf Club and Yarra Yarra Golf Club sign Joint Co-Operation Agreement

Commonwealth Golf Club and Yarra Yarra Golf Club sign Joint Co-Operation Agreement

Commonwealth and Yarra Yarra Golf Clubs have announced the signing of a ‘Joint Co-operation Agreement’ to facilitate the investigation of opportunities for closer collaboration with each other. In a statement by the club, the objectives of the agreement were to “improve the membership offerings currently enjoyed by members of each Club; and to explore potential […]

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 […]

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 […]

From tee to green, it’s more than cups, poles and flags at David Golf

From tee to green, it’s more than cups, poles and flags at David Golf

Go to any golf course or driving range in Australia (as well as many overseas facilities) and you’ll more than likely see a David Golf product. Whether it’s one of their iconic green ball washers, flagsticks, pin flags, cups or any of their myriad golf products dotted throughout the course, the David Golf logo is […]

Korn Ferry announced as new 10-year umbrella sponsor of (former) web.com Tour

Korn Ferry announced as new 10-year umbrella sponsor of (former) web.com Tour

The PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) announced today a 10-year agreement making the Los Angeles-based, global organizational consulting firm the Umbrella Sponsor of the newly named Korn Ferry Tour. In replacing Web.com, Korn Ferry’s sponsorship takes effect June 19 and extends through the 2028 season. The Korn Ferry Tour will continue to award […]

Co-share projects: How do you find a perfect match?

Co-share projects: How do you find a perfect match?

Struggling golf clubs around Australia are increasingly turning to co-share development projects as a means of shoring up future revenue streams and getting back in the black. However, each club’s location and circumstances are unique and what works at one site will not necessarily be the right solution for another site RetireAustralia and Burleigh Golf […]

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, […]

Think print is dead? Think again. Inside Golf (again) bucking the trend

Think print is dead? Think again. Inside Golf (again) bucking the trend

Australia’s Most-Read Golf Magazine, Inside Golf, is demonstrating that the much-hyped “demise of the print magazine industry” is far from reality; with recent results and partnerships signalling a bright future for the publication. While once notable Australian golf titles like Golf Magazine, Pacific Golfer, Golf Vacations and others have either exited the Australian print industry […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AGCSA and Golf Business Forum partner to create Australia’s largest golf industry event

AGCSA and Golf Business Forum partner to create Australia’s largest golf industry event

The Australian Golf Course Superintendents’ Association (AGCSA) and Golf Business Forum have announced a new partnership that will deliver Australia’s largest ever Golf Business and Sports Turf Management conference in Melbourne, June 2020. “Partnering with Golf Business Forum ensures that Australasian Sports Turf Managers have expanded access to leading education opportunities to continue creating and […]

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 […]

Inside Golf, GMA announce media partnership

Inside Golf, GMA announce media partnership

Inside Golf Magazine and Golf Management Australia (GMA) have announced a two-year Partnership Agreement which will see the two organisations benefit from improved content sharing, networking and increased brand exposure. The agreement, which designates Inside Golf as both the Media Partner and a Networking Partner for GMA, will see the magazine expand its already strong […]

Callaway becomes Official Partner to the European Tour

Callaway becomes Official Partner to the European Tour

The European Tour has announced Callaway as an Official Partner for the next five years. Within this wide-reaching agreement across the family of Callaway owned brands, Callaway becomes the official driver, golf ball, shoe and golf bag brand of the Europe Tour; Odyssey and OGIO become the official putter and luggage brands respectively; and Callaway […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Isuzu extends Queensland Open sponsorship

Isuzu extends Queensland Open sponsorship

JUST prior to Jordan Zunic sinking the winning putt at the Isuzu Queensland Open at The Brisbane Golf Club, news filtered through of another victory … this time for Queensland golf. The good news for golf fans is Australia’s premier truck brand, Isuzu, extended its long-term sponsorship of the Queensland Open until the end of […]

Callaway partners with GMA

Callaway partners with GMA

  Golf Management Australia (GMA)  has entered into a partnership with Callaway Golf to further support the GMA membership over the coming years. For GMA, which represents Golf Club Management in Australia and provides professional development and support for members, the partnership will provide support for the future conference and events. “GMA is delighted to […]

Norman to be inducted into Asia Pacific Golf Hall Of Fame

Norman to be inducted into Asia Pacific Golf Hall Of Fame

Australian golf icon Greg Norman will be granted the highest honour bestowed upon a golfer in the Asia Pacific Region during the staging of the 2018 Asian Golf Awards. Norman will be inducted into the 2018 Asia Pacific Golf Hall Of Fame on November 3 during the award presentation at the 2018 Asian Golf Awards. […]

Miles new CEO for On Course Golf

Miles new CEO for On Course Golf

On Course Golf has announced that their CEO, Geoff Zarth, is stepping down from the role following a successful eleven years leading the Group. Following an extensive Executive search, the Board have appointed Mr. Geoff Miles as the new CEO. Mr. Miles has an extensive background in sporting organisations as CEO. His prior experience includes […]

GM Mark Brady keeps eye on ball

GM Mark Brady keeps eye on ball

  IT was inevitable Mark Brady, the general manager at Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort, would end up with a career in sport. A sports fanatic from a young age, Brady first worked in the banking industry (10 years) followed by a role as a sales administrator that lasted five years. He then set […]

Mooney named Acting CEO, School Sport Victoria

Mooney named Acting CEO, School Sport Victoria

School Sport Victoria has announced the appointment of Nick Mooney as acting CEO. School Sport Victoria  President Sarah Burns says, “With the retirement of longstanding CEO of School Sport Victoria Jude Maguire as of July 2, 2018, we are pleased to announce that Nick Mooney has been appointed as the Acting CEO while the recruitment process […]

The latest news from GMA

The latest news from GMA

Here is a recap of the latest news from Golf Management Australia ‘One GMA’ progress Over the past 12 months, GMA has undertaken a project to develop a more ‘unified’ approach to GMA-related activities across the country,with the project progressing well to date. The project has involved consultation with each state executive over the past […]

Sully snatches super award

Sully snatches super award

ANYONE who hasn’t played at Roseville Golf Club in Sydney’s north doesn’t know what they’re missing. And long-serving course superintendent Mark O’Sullivan has been flat out keeping this private course to the standard that keeps members raving about it. Actually not flat – but flat on his back. O’Sullivan couldn’t attend an awards ceremony in […]

Troon International appointed by Brookwater Golf and Country Club

Troon International appointed by Brookwater Golf and Country Club

Troon International, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, has announced its latest partnership with Brookwater Golf and Country Club, Queensland’s premium golfing destination. The spectacular 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course, set in a beautiful Australian landscape, is now set to benefit from Troon’s unrivalled expertise and experience as the company […]

Under Armour Golf coming to green grass

Under Armour Golf coming to green grass

Industry leading golf brand distributor Walkinshaw Sports has been appointed as the exclusive green grass distributor for Under Armour golf apparel, footwear and accessories in Australia. Dan Harrap, General Manager of Walkinshaw Sports said, “This is an extremely exciting opportunity for Walkinshaw Sports and for the local green grass golf industry. Our partnership with Under […]

Business Ladies that Golf

Business Ladies that Golf

Lakeside Golf Club Camden’s most recent Business Ladies Golf courses were held from January – March 2018, having over 15 ladies participate. Local golfer, Kim Teale participated in the first Business Ladies Golf course back in October – November 2017 and has made several new friendships with ladies who had never played golf before but […]

Golf Business Forum launches full program

Golf Business Forum launches full program

With just under two months to go, excitement is cranking up as the Golf Business Forum launches the program for the two-day event in July. With an impressive lineup of Australian and international speakers, delegates will get to hear a diversity of perspectives – from the Australian Sports Commission and Golf Australia through to experts […]

The R&A launches first women’s charter for golf

The R&A launches first women’s charter for golf

The R&A has unveiled a new Women in Golf Charter as part of the organisation’s drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry. The Women in Golf Charter aims to inspire an industry-wide commitment to developing a more […]

Donahoo new GOM at Brookwater

Donahoo new GOM at Brookwater

FORMER touring professional Paul Donahoo has been appointed golf operations manager at Brookwater Golf and Country Club. The 37-year-old started in his new role last month after spending seven years as assistant manager at Victoria Park Golf Club in Brisbane. Donahoo is extremely familiar with Brookwater Golf and Country Club after spending a number of […]

Kingston Links bids farewell

Kingston Links bids farewell

Following years of golf operation and functions, the Kingston Links Golf Course will host its final golfers on July 1st, 2018. The owners of the 65ha site occupying the golf course have for some time been planning a residential village development within the unique wetland zone. Throughout the time of planning, the ongoing golf operations were managed […]

Global distance insights project launched

Global distance insights project launched

The R&A and the USGA have launched a comprehensive project to analyse distance in golf and gather perspectives from the worldwide golf community. The Distance Insights project will examine distance through a multi-pronged approach that includes global stakeholder engagement, third-party data review and primary research. Focus groups and discussion forums will play an important role […]

‘Embarrassed’ Jamie wins volunteer award

‘Embarrassed’ Jamie wins volunteer award

Middlemount Golf Club president Jamie Sullivan is as proud as punch to be named Golf Queensland’s Volunteer of the Year, but extremely embarrassed at what he calls the ‘unnecessary fuss’. “What I do out here is pretty normal in a country community,” said 32-year-old Jamie who has lived and worked in the Central Queensland mining […]

Toowoomba’s Zirkler: from trainee to general manager

Toowoomba’s Zirkler: from trainee to general manager

QUALIFIED accountant Johnathon Zirkler, who did his PGA traineeship at Toowoomba Golf Club at Middle Ridge on Queensland’s Darling Downs, has returned to his old stomping ground as general manager. Inside Golf caught up with Zirkler to find out about his transition into golf club management. What has been your career path to managing Toowoomba […]

New GM, green light for Devilbend GC

New GM, green light for Devilbend GC

Devilbend Golf Club on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula lives on thanks to the local council who granted the club a new 21-year lease that will take them through to 2039. And in further good news the club’s former general manager Tim O’Sullivan has returned to take charge. O’Sullivan was general manager at Devilbend GC from 2004-2010 […]

Records broken at Queensland Golf Night of Nights

Records broken at Queensland Golf Night of Nights

The Star Gold Coast has played host to 460 guests last night, to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals, golf clubs and companies over the past 12 months at the QLD Golf Industry Awards night. The evening eclipsed the previous record of 453 attendees from two years ago with the night recognising the achievements of […]

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