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Inside Golf announces August issue re-launch – helping clubs get a much-needed boost!

Inside Golf announces August issue re-launch – helping clubs get a much-needed boost!

After a quiet three-month break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australia’s Most-Read Golf Publication, Inside Golf, has announced it will return with the August 2020 issue. With golf clubs, golf facilities and golf businesses around Australia enduring financial stress and hardship since the sport was restricted in March, Inside Golf management decided to suspend publishing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Australian PGA Tour set for new ‘wrap-around’ season of golf

Australian PGA Tour set for new ‘wrap-around’ season of golf

The ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia will endeavour to recapture golf’s golden years in this country with a reimagined tournament schedule that will see the tour in full swing from October and culminate with the crowning of the Order of Merit winner in March. The restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic has brought about […]

Adam Scott showcases Sunshine Coast’s Maleny Golf Club with live Instagram feed of “Nine Holes with a Mate”

Adam Scott showcases Sunshine Coast’s Maleny Golf Club with live Instagram feed of “Nine Holes with a Mate”

Former world-champion golfer Adam Scott may have titled his round of golf at the Sunshine Coast’s Maleny Golf Club as “Nine Holes with a Mate”, but he invited the rest of the world to join him via a ‘live’ Instagram feed. Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is renowned for championship golf courses such as Coolum, Twin Waters […]

Olympic Golf qualifying system extended for Tokyo2020 Olympic Games

Olympic Golf qualifying system extended for Tokyo2020 Olympic Games

The International Golf Federation and International Olympic Committee have announced an adjustment to the qualifying system for the Tokyo2020 Olympic Games to accommodate the new dates of competition in 2021. In light of the one-year delay, athletes now will accumulate Olympic Golf Rankings (OGR) points through a period ending on 21 June 2021 for the […]

Limited-edition Mizuno MP20 Copper irons to arrive in Australia

Limited-edition Mizuno MP20 Copper irons to arrive in Australia

Mizuno Golf has long been renown for their sleek, high-performing, irons, woods and (more recently) putters. Favoured by many tour professionals and amateurs alike, Mizuno’s name is synonymous with success, performance and exceptional feel. In January at The PGA Merchandise Show, Mizuno caught the eyes of the industry once again, as they previewed a limited-edition […]

Blue tree brings mental health to the FORE!

Blue tree brings mental health to the FORE!

An old, dead tree on the 1st hole at Pinjarra Golf Club in Western Australia has a new, blue lease on life, shining a light on mental health awareness.   A member approached the club asking if it would participate in the Blue Tree Project for Beyond Blue.   When the suggestion was discussed with […]

April 17: Golf Australia encourages golf to be played (according to state guidelines)

April 17: Golf Australia encourages golf to be played (according to state guidelines)

Golf Australia has released the following update regarding golf and Covid-19: —– Golf Australia’s focus during the COVID-19 pandemic will always be the wellbeing of the broader community. Combined with our enduring responsibility for our clubs, their staff and all Australian golfers, we remain comfortable that our position recommending that clubs close has been appropriate […]

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 […]

2020 adjusted Tour schedule announced for US Open, Masters, The Open, Ryder Cup, PGA and LPGA events

2020 adjusted Tour schedule announced for US Open, Masters, The Open, Ryder Cup, PGA and LPGA events

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the leading organisati0ns in the golf industry–notably, Augusta National Golf Club, European Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA–have issued the following joint statement regarding the upcoming schedule for the major PGA tours: “This is a difficult and challenging time for everyone coping with the […]

Statement from the R&A regarding the Open Championship, Curtis Cup and Amateur Championships

Statement from the R&A regarding the Open Championship, Curtis Cup and Amateur Championships

The R&A has released the following statement regarding upcoming championships in light of the Covid-19 crisis —————– Following advice provided by the UK Government, health authorities and our own medical consultants in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the amateur championships and international match due to be played in June. We can confirm […]

April 3: Golf Australia releases COVID-19 position statement

April 3: Golf Australia releases COVID-19 position statement

In response to growing debate online regarding the confusion and disparity between the Federal and State positions on the opening/closure of golf courses during the Covid-19 crisis–as well as the advice of Golf Australia regarding these matters–Golf Australia has released the following statement reiterating their position on the Covid-19 situation: —————— Many golf clubs around […]

Fox Sports and Drummond Golf celebrate The Masters on Foxtel and Foxtel Now

Fox Sports and Drummond Golf celebrate The Masters on Foxtel and Foxtel Now

Golf fans can settle in and enjoy a week-long celebration of The Masters, when FOX SPORTS presents a special pop-up channel commencing Monday, April 6 on Foxtel and Foxtel NOW. Coinciding with when the now postponed 2020 Masters tournament had been scheduled to be played, FOX SPORTS 503 will pay homage all week to the […]

March 30: Golf Australia recommends all golf clubs close until further notice

March 30: Golf Australia recommends all golf clubs close until further notice

Golf Australia has released the following statement on March 30: ——————————– As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates. Golf Australia is continuing to provide further assistance and guidance to our clubs and facilities on this important […]

Golf Australia announcement: Victorian golf clubs should close immediately

Golf Australia announcement: Victorian golf clubs should close immediately

Golf Australia has sent the following advice:   Dear Victorian golf clubs and facilities, As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates. Golf Australia is writing to provide further assistance and guidance to our clubs and facilities […]

Can you play golf during COVID-19 crisis? Current Australian state-by-state status

Can you play golf during COVID-19 crisis? Current Australian state-by-state status

Golf Australia and the GMA have released the following statement regarding COVID-19 —– As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates. Golf Australia is writing to provide further assistance and guidance to our clubs and facilities on […]

Covid-19: The R&A announces Temporary Modifications to the Rules of Golf

Covid-19: The R&A  announces Temporary Modifications to the Rules of Golf

The R&A and Golf Australia have announced a series of temporary measures that will enable clubs to remove any hygiene implications related to complying with the Rules of Golf. These temporary measures are effective immediately and allow the Rules of Golf, and Model Local Rules, to be modified as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. […]

March 18: Latest advice from Golf Australia and the GMA

Golf Australia and the GMA have today announced the following advice regarding Covid-19: —– As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates. Golf Australia is writing to provide further assistance and guidance to our clubs and facilities […]

PGA TOUR cancels/postpones more tournaments through May/June

PGA TOUR cancels/postpones more tournaments through May/June

The PGA Tour has released the following announcement in response to the Covid-19 situation: ——- The health and safety of everyone associated with the PGA TOUR and the global community is and will continue to be our No. 1 priority as we navigate the ongoing health crisis related to the Coronavirus Pandemic. On March 12, the […]

Covid-19: Golf Australia cancels, postpones some key events

Covid-19: Golf Australia cancels, postpones some key events

Golf Australia has announced key changes to several planned tournaments. The following is a statement released by Golf Australia: “In light of national and ongoing Covid-19 concerns, GA chairman Andrew Newbold reluctantly confirms the scheduled Australian Junior Championships in April, both for girls and boys, has been cancelled. “In addition, the subsequent girls’ and boys’ […]

Advice from Golf Australia regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice from Golf Australia regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Golf Australia and the GMA have released the following advice regarding golf clubs and Covid-19: Important updated information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates. Golf Australia is writing to provide further assistance […]

PGA of Australia postpones overseas tournaments

PGA of Australia postpones overseas tournaments

The PGA of Australia will postpone the Morobe Open and Papua New Guinea Open as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The two events, staged on the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia respectively, were set to be played in April and May, but are likely to be rescheduled later in […]

Statement from PGA Tour announcing cancellation of The Players Championship and Upcoming PGA Tour Events

Statement from PGA Tour announcing cancellation of The Players Championship and Upcoming PGA Tour Events

The following is a PGA TOUR Statement regarding cancellation of THE PLAYERS Championship and upcoming PGA TOUR events It is with regret that we are announcing the cancellation of THE PLAYERS Championship. We have also decided to cancel all PGA TOUR events – across all of our Tours – in the coming weeks, through the […]

COVID-19 Statement: PGA Tour events to continue without fans

COVID-19 Statement: PGA Tour events to continue without fans

The PGA Tour has announced that, in response to concerns amidst the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak,  Tour events will continue as scheduled, but without fans in attendance. The announcement was made in a statement by PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan, and begins tomorrow (Friday’s 2nd round) The Players Championship. It will continue through the Valero Texas Open, barring […]

World Golf Hall of Fame to Induct Tiger Woods in Class of 2021

World Golf Hall of Fame to Induct Tiger Woods in Class of 2021

The World Golf Hall of Fame will enshrine 82-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods as part of its Class of 2021. Woods received the news of his impending Induction in the Male Competitor category via phone today from PGA TOUR Commissioner and World Golf Foundation Board Chairman Jay Monahan. “I am both honored and humbled […]

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 […]

Six dozen Srixon Q-Star Balls awarded in first leg of Inside Golf 2020 Golf Tipping Competition

Six dozen Srixon Q-Star Balls awarded in first leg of Inside Golf 2020 Golf Tipping Competition

It was a hard-fought race in February, with the Inside Golf 2020 Golf Tipping Competition leaderboard changing on a weekly (and daily) basis. It all came down to a single shot on the final hole at the Honda Classic, where overnight leader Tommy Fleetwood–needing a birdie to force a playoff with Sungjae Im–sprayed his approach […]

Kennedy captures second New Zealand Open crown

Kennedy captures second New Zealand Open crown

Brad Kennedy has become a two-time New Zealand Open champion after winning the 101st edition of the tournament at Millbrook Resort. Kennedy capitalised on perfect scoring conditions and an ability to go low on Sunday to post a bogey-free round of 8-under and take a two-shot victory over Victorian Lucas Herbert. With twin results of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sim cards 268 to win Qld PGA in playoff

Sim cards 268 to win Qld PGA in playoff

  GOLD COAST-BASED Michael Sim edged out close mate Scott Arnold in a dramatic playoff to lift the Queensland PGA Championship trophy at Toowoomba’s City Golf Club. Sim carded rounds of 68-67-63-70 for a 268 total (12-under par) while Arnold returned scores of 70-64-65-69 – 268. Brad Kennedy, who fired a course record nine-under-par 61 […]

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 […]

Min Woo Lee, Hee Young Park capture 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open

Min Woo Lee, Hee Young Park capture 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open

21-year-old Perth professional Min Woo Lee, and 32-year-old Korean Hee Young Park have taken out the Men’s and Women’s titles at the 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open. Lee, from Royal Fremantle, was greeted with a hug from his sister, Minjee, after he birdied the 72nd hole to win by two shots from New Zealand’s Ryan […]

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 […]

Golf goes to aid of bushfire victims

Golf goes to aid of bushfire victims

Australian golf is pitching in to help the victims of the country’s bushfire crisis. The central point for donations has been set up by the Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC), the collaboration of all the industry bodies. It includes not only a GoFundMe page, but a designated bank account for donations for donors who prefer […]

Ormsby goes wire-to-wire to win Hong Kong Open

Ormsby goes wire-to-wire to win Hong Kong Open

Australia’s Wade Ormsby has won the Hong Kong Open for the second time, cruising to victory by closing with a four-under-par 66 at the Hong Kong Golf Club on Sunday. Unlike his first win at the Hong Kong Open in 2017 where he won by a single shot, Ormsby enjoyed a more comfortable victory as […]

Brisbane to host 2020 Australian PGA Championship

Brisbane to host 2020 Australian PGA Championship

The Australian PGA Championship will return to Brisbane in 2020 to celebrate Royal Queensland Golf Club’s centenary year. The time-honoured tournament, one of the feature events on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, will be played in Queensland’s capital for the first time since 2001. This year’s Australian PGA Championship will take place in […]

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