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US Open Preview: the course, players and predictions

US Open Preview: the course, players and predictions

Gold Coast based golf journalist Bruce Young will return this month to the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland where, in 1995, he caddied in the US Senior Open. Bruce takes a look at the Blue Course at Congressional and looks ahead at what this year’s US Open Championship holds in store. Despite its significant […]

Eastern Golf Club sells land to Mirvac

Eastern Golf Club sells land to Mirvac

The Eastern Golf Club has announced that their current site of 47 hectares in Doncaster has been sold to Mirvac. Club Captain, Peter Dane said “After a long running sales process involving extensive and detailed negotiations, we are delighted to confirm that Mirvac is the successful purchaser”. Mirvac is a leading integrated real estate group, […]

PGA Australia News for: May 24, 2011

Playing off sloping ground PGA Pro Mostyn Farmer explains how to play shots off sloping ground Hoey wins Madeira Islands Open Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey claimed his second European Tour title on Sunday with a two-stroke win in the Madeira Islands Open. Toms buries final-day woes American David Toms claimed the Crowne Plaza Invitational in […]

PGA Australia News for: May 17, 2011

Opinion: An Aussie inspired KJ Choi’s win While an Australian didn’t win The Players Championship, there’s a strong Aussie link to KJ Choi’s playoff victory over David Toms at TPC Sawgrass. Mid round swing fix PGA Pro Wayne Rostron gives his tips for a mid round swing fix. Clarke wins in Mallorca Darren Clarke survived […]

PGA Australia News for: May 10, 2011

So close for Senior A missed 5-foot par putt at the second play-off hole has cost Australian great Peter Senior a win at the first major of the year on the Champions Tour. Drill to help your putting PGA Professional Daniel Blackwell describes a useful putting drill to help with pace control. Amateur Henley’s Nationwide […]

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros dies

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros dies

One of golf’s most beloved legends, Seve Ballesteros, has passed away at 54 following a long battle with a brain tumour. In a statement on his website, Seve’s family expressed their thanks for the outpouring of support by fans across the world: “Today, at 2.10 a.m. Spanish time, Seve Ballesteros passed away peacefully surrounded by […]

PGA Australia News for: May 3, 2011

Goggin second in Georgia Ted Potter Jr has held of Australian Mathew Goggin to win his first Nationwide Tour event at the South Georgia Classic. Set the wrists for a good backswing PGA Pro Mark Tibbles explains why the correct setting or hinging of the wrists is important when trying to develop an effective backswing. […]

Kennedy battles elements at Re/Max Longdrive Champs

Kennedy battles elements at Re/Max Longdrive Champs

Round 3 of the Re/Max World Long Drive Championships Australia was held in windy and wet conditions at Palm Meadows Driving Range. With a 15mph headwind, and plenty of wet weather, contestants had their work cut out for them. By day’s end, Stephen Kennedy had taken top honours, with an impressive 304m blast.   OPENS Finish […]

WIN a GolfBuddy GPS World Platinum Rangefinder

WIN a GolfBuddy GPS World Platinum Rangefinder

In our May 2011 issue, Inside Golf and GolfBuddy are giving away a GolfBuddy GPS World Platinum unit (a $499 value) to one lucky entrant. The GolfBuddy GPS World Platinum (www.gpsgolfbuddy.com.au) is a powerful, interactive, touchscreen GPS rangefinder designed to give golfers the ultimate game management tool. You can track, record and analyse playing statistics and […]

PGA Australia News for: April 26, 2011

Donald does his dash Luke Donald has blown his chance to go No.1 in the world as American Brandt Snedeker came from the clouds to win The Heritage in South Carolina after a dramatic three-hole playoff on Sunday (US time). Colsaerts claims China crown Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts secured his maiden European Tour title on Sunday […]

Win a round at Moonah Links with Collingwood Premiership player Chris Dawes

Win a round at Moonah Links with Collingwood Premiership player Chris Dawes

Leading luxury lifestyle golf clothing brand Ready2Golf have recently launched their new websitewww.r2golf.com and facebook page www.facebook.com/ready2golf .  To launch their sites they are running a promotion to win a round of golf at Moonah Links with their brand ambassador, Collingwood Premiership player Chris Dawes.  To enter, all you need to do is ‘Like’ Ready2Golf, […]

PGA Australia News for: April 19, 2011

Scott blows final round in Texas American Brendan Steele won the Texas Open by one shot in a tense final round at the TPC San Antonio. PGA Trainees have a new home in Queensland Coral Cove Golf Club will host the QLD PGA Trainee Championship for the next three years. Right arm awareness PGA Professional […]

PGA Australia News for: April 12, 2011

Day revels in Masters debut Jason Day labeled his debut US Masters appearance the most exciting week of his career after falling just short of the coveted green jacket. Scott proud of effort Australian Adam Scott was proud of his efforts after finishing two shots behind eventual US Masters champion Charl Schwartzel on Monday. Congrats […]

PGA Australia News for: April 5, 2011

How to play in windy conditions PGA Pro Charles Kares gives some tips to help you play better in windy conditions. Mickelson claims Houston title Phil Mickelson warmed up for his defence of the US Masters with a three-shot victory at the Houston Open on Monday. Presidents Cup tickets now on sale Interested in attending […]

Tickets on sale for Presidents Cup

Tickets on sale for Presidents Cup

Tickets for The Presidents Cup 2011 are officially on sale, and interest is expected to be extremely high for the much anticipated team competition set to play at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club from November 15-20, 2011. Fans are encouraged to explore the variety of ticket options to enjoy the best that the game of […]

PGA Australia News for: March 29, 2011

Ladies, are you leadership material? The Australian Sports Commission and Australian Government Office for Women are looking to develop the next generation of female leaders in sport. Stolz claims Indonesian crown Australian Andre Stolz shot a final-round 68 to take out the Indonesian PGA Championship in Tangerang on Sunday. Hit it straight with your irons […]

Stolz wins Indonesia PGA Championship

Stolz wins Indonesia PGA Championship

Australian Andre Stolz, who came out of retirement just two years ago, recorded an emotional triumph in the US$1 million Indonesia PGA Championship. The 40-year-old fired a final round four-under-par 68 for a winning total of 14-under-par 274. Overnight leader Rory Hie from Indonesia carded a 72 to finish alone in second place one shot […]

A world first: Three Aces in ONE DAY!

A world first: Three Aces in ONE DAY!

March 19th will be forever remembered as an historic day at Melbourne’s Eastwood Golf Club. On that fateful Saturday, an amazing event occured– one that has never happened before: three people scored an Ace on the same hole, on the same day. Two of those people were even in the same group! It all happened […]

PGA Australia News for: March 22, 2011

Strong field assembled for Indonesian PGA One of the strongest fields for a standalone OneAsia event outside of Australia has been assembled for the Indonesian PGA Championship Woodland wins in Florida American Gary Woodland claimed his first PGA Tour title with a one-shot victory at the Transitions Championship on Sunday. Website Survey Please take the […]

PGA Australia News for: March 15, 2011

Andrews sets scoring record at Leeton Queenslander Brad Andrews has won the annual Leeton Soldiers Golf Club Sunrice Pro-Am with rounds of 67-63 to finish at14 under par. Andrews was a three shot winner from Neil Sarkies (64-69). Bradley triumphs in Puerto Rico Michael Bradley clinched his second Puerto Rico Open title in three years […]

PGA Australia News for: March 8, 2011

Bega Cheese celebrates 20 years of Champions The 20th anniversary $55,000 two day Bega Cheese Pro-Am was won by Christopher Campbell & Brendan Smith after a tense and entertaining battle that saw Smith birdie two of his last three holes to finish 11 under and tied with Campbell. Sabbatini hangs on for victory Rory Sabbatini […]

Lee-Anne Pace gives hope to South African golf

Lee-Anne Pace gives hope to South African golf

THE ANZ RACV Ladies Masters at Royal Pines Resort had it all – a new world number one in Yani Tseng, a couple of former number ones, colourful characters, golfers from almost every golf playing nation on the planet and plenty of eagles and birdies. It even had Europe’s number one – little-known South African […]

Rising Stars keep rising!

Rising Stars keep rising!

You may remember in November that we featured young “Rising Star” Matthew Samen-Curtis — a 14-year-old Pennant Team player at Caloundra Golf Club. Matthew had unexpectedly found himself atop the leaderboard following regulation play at the inaugural Glasshouse Mountains OPEN Amateur Championships.  Following a six-way playoff against a very difficult field, Matthew was pipped at […]

Rachel set to tackle Europe

Rachel set to tackle Europe

AUSTRALIAN professional Rachel L Bailey has put the demons of a debilitating health problem behind her as she prepares for an assault on the Ladies European Tour (LET). For the past three years Bailey, who turned pro in 2003 and played the US Futures Tour, has worked hard on and off the golf course to […]

PGA Australia News for: March 1, 2011

Goss turns up the heat to claim Cup Amateur sensation Oliver Goss has claimed the 2011 Handa Australia Cup with a two round total of 7 under par. Donald clinches Match Play England’s Luke Donald capped a brilliant week of golf with victory over Martin Kaymer in the WGC Match Play Championship in Arizona. Wagner […]

PGA Australia News for: February 22, 2011

Player blog: Adam Scott Adam has returned to the US and is enjoying being back on tour What do YOU want to see? What would you like to see on pga.org.au in 2011? Arron Baddeley winning audio Hear from Aaron Baddeley after his victory in the Northern Trust Open McLean to defend in Rosebud Rosebud […]

Ryan McCarthy: Down but not out

Ryan McCarthy: Down but not out

Australia’s top-ranked amateur and world number 15, Ryan McCarthy, is out of the game for the interim period following a surfing accident which resulted in the 21-year-old dislocating his left shoulder. McCarthy was swimming in the surf at Redhead Beach on the Saturday of the Lake Macquarie Amateur when, without warning, his left shoulder popped. […]

Clubs face big clean-up bills

Clubs face big clean-up bills

BRISBANE’S McLeod Country Golf Club may have been under water following the devastating January floods, but it didn’t stop two people “playing” nine holes. The club’s general manager Michael Richards said he couldn’t believe his eyes when he arrived for work on January 12. “All 18 holes were under water – it was a lake […]

Aaron Baddeley wins Northern Trust Open

Aaron Baddeley wins Northern Trust Open

Aaron Baddeley fired a closing round 69 to finish 12-under-par at the Northern Trust Open at Pacific Palisades, winning the event by two shots over Fiji’s Vijay Singh. Baddeley showed composure throughout the round, and found himself 3-under after the 10th. But a double bogey on the 12th threw a wrench into the works, opening […]

PGA Australia News for: February 15, 2011

Woods fined for spitting Former world No.1 Tiger Woods has been fined by the European Tour for spitting during the Dubai Desert Classic. Pebble Beach for Points D.A. Points shot a five-under-par 67 on Sunday to capture his first PGA Tour win by two shots at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Alignment illusion PGA Pro […]

New golf media deal: GMG and iseekgolf

A new partnership between Australia’s number one golf website, iseekgolf.com, and some of Australia’s major golf publications has just been announced. Golf Marketing Group (GMG), a newly-formed company, signed a heads of agreement partnership with owners and leading business solutions provider Micropower Pty Ltd to undertake all content, advertising and general site management for www.iseekgolf.com.

PGA Australia News for: February 8, 2011

Wilson clinches Phoenix Open Mark Wilson has claimed the Phoenix Open after defeating fellow American Jason Dufner in a playoff on Monday. Wilson on track for victory Mark Wilson held a two-stroke lead at the Phoenix Open when play was suspended on Sunday (US time) due to bad light. High and Low PGA Pro Richard […]