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Display apartment opens at golf course retirement community

Display apartment opens at golf course retirement community

An exciting milestone in the creation of Living Choice Parkwood, a 200-apartment retirement community to be built at Parkwood Golf Course, was celebrated on 22nd May when the village’s first display apartment was unveiled to the public. Living Choice Parkwood, described as ‘Golf resort living for the un-retiring’, is Living Choice’s 11th retirement village and […]

John Coote – six decades a champion

John Coote – six decades a champion

Inverell Golf Club’s John Coote recently racked up his 18th club championship title, but what’s extraordinary is he has won the title in six successive decades. The 68-year-old won his first championship at the northern New South Wales club in 1977, aged 25, and continued his good form winning the championship in the ’80s, ’90s, […]

Club champions in four decades

Club champions in four decades

Headland Golf Club has produced a rare double in 2021 with both men’s and women’s club champions – Adam Richards and Josie Ryan – winning their respective titles over a four-decade period.  Arguably, it’s a first for a Queensland club with a playing membership of 1000-plus.  Josie joined Headland in 1992 but did not contest […]

Parish fires up for another open victory

Parish fires up for another open victory

BILOELA’S Golf Club Dylan Parish is on fire. The Central Queensland golfer racked up another open title – the Yeppoon Men’s Open Championship – to go with wins at Baralaba, Gladstone, Gracemere, Town of 1770 and Rockhampton golf clubs this year. Parish carded rounds of 72-67 for a 139 total to take out the 36-hole […]

Five Monash golfers breaking their age

Five Monash golfers breaking their age

Most golfers are in two minds when asked what they would prefer . . . a hole in one, or a par round during their golf careers. But there is another ‘Holy Grail’ in golf and usually it is far beyond the likes of most golfers. That is breaking your age around a golf course. […]

Volunteers make a difference at Dunedoo

Volunteers make a difference at Dunedoo

As you drive into Dunedoo, a tiny town west of Sydney with a population of about 800, the sign says: ‘Where the people make the difference’. And that was tested to the utmost when their golf course was ploughed up by a vandal on a tractor one night recently, destroying the nine-hole golf course. Enter […]

13th Beach women create club history

13th Beach women create club history

A skilled team of women golfers from 13th Beach Golf Links on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula created club history last month when it won the Division 1 pennant for the first time in the club’s short history. The club celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. For the past 19 years, the 13th Beach Golf Links women […]

Will White new pro at Launceston

Will White new pro at Launceston

By Michael Davis New Launceston Golf Club professional, Will White, had a feeling things would work out for him when he moved from the Sunshine Coast to Tasmania a few years ago. The first week he was there, he met his now wife, Jen, and they have since had a son, Bodhi, 10 months. “As […]

Sydney clubs battle floods

Sydney clubs battle floods

IT will forever go down as a time when survival suddenly became far more important than golf for a few days in Sydney’s north-west. When torrential rain flooded Sydney and the Warragamba Dam overflowed, a game of golf was probably the last thing on anyone’s mind. Yet saving their golf courses still became a priority […]

Aussie golfers locked in for Tokyo Olympics

Aussie golfers locked in for Tokyo Olympics

The Australian Olympic Committee has announced the four-person Golf Team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with Rio Olympian Minjee Lee named for her second Games, and Hannah Green, Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith to make their Olympic debut. The golfers secured their spots for Tokyo with their world ranking, with Lee (14), Green (15), Smith […]

Aussies on Tour

Aussies on Tour

New South Welshmen Brett Drewitt and Blake Windred have taken significant steps toward promotions to golf’s two largest tours in 2022 after top-five finishes on their respective tours over the weekend. As the golf world was enraptured by an enthralling final day at the US Open, Drewitt was putting himself in contention for a second Korn Ferry Tour title […]

Future Tour the new pathway for golf’s stars of tomorrow

Future Tour the new pathway for golf’s stars of tomorrow

Elite amateurs will have direct access to membership of the PGA Tour of Australasia under a new pathway system developed by the PGA of Australia and Golf Australia. To be known as the PGA Affiliate Future Tour, this new pathway will provide the opportunity for amateurs who play in PGA Tour of Australasia events to […]

Aussies on Tour – June 7 2021

Aussies on Tour – June 7 2021

The Aussie assault never materialised but it was another drama-filled chapter of golf history written at the US Women’s Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Entering the final round well off the pace, the only two Australians to make the cut both posted rounds of 4-over 75 as Minjee Lee and Hannah Green […]

“The Players Series” events a huge hit in 2021!

“The Players Series” events a huge hit in 2021!

While it was disappointing for us not to be able to hold our regular WPGA Tour tournaments this year due to the pandemic, thankfully there were a few events for us to celebrate in 2021.Firstly there was “The Athena” which I am sure by now you would have seen or read about, and secondly the […]

Aussies on Tour – May 31, 2021

Aussies on Tour – May 31, 2021

West Australian Jason Scrivener will edge closer to breaking into the world’s top 100 after continuing his outstanding European Tour season at the Made in Himmerland tournament in Denmark. Fresh from his best result in a Major championship at the US PGA Championship where his tie for 23rd was the best finish by an Australian […]

Australians on Tour – May 10, 2021

Australians on Tour – May 10, 2021

Queenslander Maverick Antcliff has taken a significant step towards securing his future on the European Tour after recording his best result at the Canary Islands Championship in Spain. Somewhat slow out of the blocks with an opening round of 1-under 70, Antcliff played the final 54 holes in 20-under par to finish outright second six […]

Official GA Handicap App Now Available

Official GA Handicap App Now Available

The new Golf Australia Handicap App is now available for free in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app is a convenient and easy-to-use handicap monitoring tool with a wide range of features including tap-of-a-button group look-up (see below for full feature details). It was released during the Easter period, with […]

2021 Australian PGA Championship dates announced

2021 Australian PGA Championship dates announced

2019 Australian PGA Championship winner Adam Scott (Photo by Daniel Carson/ PGA) The PGA of Australia’s flagship tournament, the Australian PGA Championship, will return to its traditional summer timeslot. Following a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Australian PGA Championship will take place on 2-5 December at Brisbane’s historic Royal Queensland Golf Club. Tickets […]

2020 Greg Norman Medal winners named

2020 Greg Norman Medal winners named

As a 17-year-old from Brisbane, Cameron Smith couldn’t imagine winning a more important tournament than the 2010 Greg Norman Junior Masters. Ten years on and Smith has completed another career ambition by claiming the 2020 Greg Norman Medal. In a year of professional golf wildly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Smith was able to record […]

Aussie on Tour – March 15, 2021

Aussie on Tour – March 15, 2021

Local resident Cameron Smith finished in front but it was debutant Cameron Percy who had the Aussie highlight to remember in the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. American Justin Thomas added to his flourishing resume with a one-stroke victory over Lee Westwood with Smith’s regular visits to TPC Sawgrass […]

Summer golf rounds leap by 12 percent

Summer golf rounds leap by 12 percent

Australian golf is riding a new wave of popularity with huge participation rises recorded over the summer. Figures released by Golf Australia show that handicap rounds of golf played leapt by 12 percent in the 2020-21 summer months compared to the previous summer’s figures. The figures are tracked by GA using data from its national […]

60 years for Nelson Bay

60 years for Nelson Bay

PERHAPS the only thing missing from Nelson Bay Golf Club’s storied history is recognition outside of one of the most popular holiday spots in our country, Port Stephens. Just about everything else has been squeezed into its 60 years. There’s been fires, floods, name changes, birthdays, anniversaries…you name it, and it has probably happened in […]

Australians on Tour – March 1, 2021

Australians on Tour – March 1, 2021

Sarah Kemp has recorded her best LPGA Tour finish on American soil and Cameron Percy has logged his second top-10 of the PGA TOUR season in a weekend of strong performances by Aussies on tour around the world. Starting with Greg Chalmers’ hole-in-one in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Open – his second […]

Aussies on Tour – 22 Feb, 2021

Aussies on Tour – 22 Feb, 2021

His best ball-striking display in four years has Queenslander Cameron Smith excited about the build-up to The Masters after recording a top-five finish at the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club. Runner-up at Augusta National in November, Smith was making his first appearance since the Farmers Insurance Open three weeks ago and two weeks spent […]

R&A, USGA to modernise Amateur Status Rules

R&A, USGA to modernise Amateur Status Rules

The R&A and the USGA have announced proposals for significant changes to the Rules of Amateur Status that govern the game worldwide. These proposals result from a modernisation initiative that has identified a clear need to bring the Rules up to date to reflect today’s global amateur game and ensure that the Rules are easier […]

New Odyssey Ten Putters

New Odyssey Ten Putters

When Callaway/Odyssey introduced the Odyssey Ten shape a few years ago, it immediately became a popular choice on Tour and with golfers who wanted to putt with more confidence. This proven head design puts an emphasis on alignment and high MOI, and the team’s engineers improved on those two key performance features dramatically. The new […]

Aussies on Tour – 15 Feb 2021

Aussies on Tour – 15 Feb 2021

Queenslander Jason Day has unveiled a new career goal after continuing his love affair with the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Starting the final round within three shots of the lead, Day made a bright start, narrowly missing out on an eagle at the par-5 second and then adding […]

Aussies on Tour – February 8, 2021

Aussies on Tour – February 8, 2021

A stirring finish close to home has carried Arizona State University alum Matt Jones to the best finish of any Aussies on tour at the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale. Crowds were down as was the Australian presence with Jones and Jason Day the only Aussies to tee it up in the […]

Min Woo, Minjee Lee reflect on sibling relationship and ongoing golf journey

Min Woo, Minjee Lee reflect on sibling relationship and ongoing golf journey

Australia has long produced a steady pipeline of players who have found a home on the PGA TOUR. This week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, one of the new breed, Min Woo Lee, makes his TOUR debut. Lee is the younger brother of LPGA star Minjee Lee. (That makes two very talented brother-sister combinations […]

Callaway Launches Supersoft & Supersoft Max Golf Balls

Callaway Launches Supersoft & Supersoft Max Golf Balls

Supersoft has been one of the most popular balls for years, with golfers who like it so much that they won’t play anything else. Now Callaway have combined incredible cover, core and flight technologies to make it even better. Supersoft Exceptional Distance, Spin, Feel & Control A new Hybrid Cover features an innovative PARALOID™ Impact […]

Cobra Golf Launches Limited Edition Rickie Fowler Proto Irons

Cobra Golf Launches Limited Edition Rickie Fowler Proto Irons

COBRA® Golf, a leader in golf club innovation, unveiled today its highly anticipated, limited-edition COBRA RF Proto Irons, a design collaboration with long time COBRA ambassador and five-time PGA TOUR winner, Rickie Fowler.  The RF Proto Irons are a replica of the head design that Fowler plays to provide golfers with an opportunity to experience what it feels like to play the same tour-calibre irons trusted weekly by one […]

Seven-week Aussie golf swing to forge ahead

Seven-week Aussie golf swing to forge ahead

The ISPA HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia will forge ahead with its seven-event schedule to start the new year despite the ongoing border uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the wake of last Sunday’s Blitz Golf event at Glenelg Golf Club in Adelaide, the Australasian Tour’s next tournament is the Gippsland Super 6 at […]

Inside Golf editor wins esteemed Golf Media Award

Inside Golf editor wins esteemed Golf Media Award

The Australian Golf Media Association (AGMA) last night announced the winners of the 2019-2020 Australian Golf Media Awards, an annual event honouring excellence in golf media. Inside Golf editor Richard Fellner was awarded the highly esteemed Best Photographic/Illustration Presentation award for his photograph of a burnt teemarker at Buchan Valley GC in East Gippsland, Victoria, following the state’s ravaging […]

Golf Australia, Apia announce partnership

Golf Australia, Apia announce partnership

Golf Australia (GA) has announced a new multi-year major partnership with insurance specialist, Apia. Apia will be recognised as an official partner of GA’s Get into Golf seniors’ program, and will support participants in staying active, connected to their community and learning the skills of the sport.  Apia will also be an exclusive partner of […]

Australians on Tour – Dec 7 2020

Australians on Tour – Dec 7 2020

Our Aussies in the field struggled at the penultimate PGA Tour stop for 2020, with only Marc Leishman and Cam Smith featuring in next week’s 24-man teams event in Florida. Newly-anointed Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year Steph Kyriacou returned home to Australia and missed the season-ending event in Spain, but our leading women […]

Gathering the RIGHT data for your course or club

Gathering the RIGHT data for your course or club

CRUISING up the Pacific Highway in New South Wales on a Sunday afternoon recently only made me certain that On-Pin should almost be mandatory at some golf clubs in this country. With the sun shining and perfect spring weather forecast, you would think golf courses would be packed with youngsters, beginners, veterans – you name […]

Minjee Lee captures Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic

Minjee Lee captures Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic

Australia’s Minjee Lee captured the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic with a clutch birdie putt from 20ft at the first extra hole to beat France’s Celine Boutier in a thrilling shoot-out under the Middle Eastern moonlight. Following in the footsteps of previous champions including Annika Sorenstam, Lexi Thompson and Shanshan Feng, Lee came into the week […]

Inside Golf announces NSW sales team member

Inside Golf announces NSW sales team member

Australia’s Most-Read Golf Publication, Inside Golf, is pleased to announce a new addition to the team. David Andrews has joined the Advertising Sales team in NSW. David will focus on media sales across the state, with a focus on the Greater Sydney region. David joins Inside Golf following a long career in Golf, Sales and Marketing, most […]

Vic Open cancelled for 2021

Vic Open cancelled for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting border closures along with international travel restrictions have forced the cancellation of the Vic Open scheduled for February, 2021. This follows last week’s regretful cancellation of the summer’s other premier golf events — the Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open and the Women’s Australian Open. The three organisations involved — Golf […]

Australia’s major golf events cancelled

Australia’s major golf events cancelled

This summer’s premier Australian golf events – the Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open and Women’s Australian Open – have been cancelled. PGA of Australia chief executive Gavin Kirkman, ALPG chief executive Karen Lunn and Golf Australia chief executive James Sutherland confirmed all three events, which were to have been played in February, won’t proceed because of […]

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