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Jan Stephenson inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame

Jan Stephenson inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame

Australian golfing superstar Jan Stephenson has fulfilled a lifelong dream this morning, being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California. Stephenson was inducted into the prestigious World Golf of Fame, a who’s who of golf,  including compatriots Karrie Webb, Greg Norman, Peter Thompson, Kel Nagle, David Graham and […]

Australian Golf Great Alan Murray passes away

Australian Golf Great Alan Murray passes away

Former French Open Golf and Australian PGA Championship winner, Alan Murray from Sydney, Australia passed away peacefully on Friday in Perth, Western Australia after a long battle with cancer. Alan joined the Australian PGA in 1958 and went on to forge an illustrious playing career in professional golf with over 78 PGA tournament victories around […]

2019 ALPG Tour in full swing

2019 ALPG Tour in full swing

The 2019 ALPG Tour kicked off in January at the Ballarat Golf Club at the first ever ALPG Tour Qualifying Tournament. We had anticipated around 30-40 players competing for a chance to get a start in all of our 2019 events, however we were overwhelmed by the interest in the event and ended up with […]

ALPG, PGA announce collaboration agreement

ALPG, PGA announce collaboration agreement

The ALPG and PGA of Australia have entered into a cooperation agreement that proposes to analyse the two governing body’s operations, assets and services. As the bodies responsible for the administration and governance of professional golf in Australia mutual respect has always existed but a formalised intent to build commercial opportunities is anticipated to strengthen […]

Skarpnord wins the Battle at Bonville

Skarpnord wins the Battle at Bonville

Marianne Skarpnord ended a six year drought to claim her fourth title on the Ladies European Tour after a closely fought battle for the Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic – Bonville. Skarpnord fired a final round of 69 to earn a two stroke victory on eight-under-par ahead of Australian Hannah Green and Nuria Iturrios […]

Major boost for Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific as Evian Championship offers exemption to the champion

Major boost for Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific as Evian Championship offers exemption to the champion

The rewards for the champion of the Women’s Amateur AsiaPacific (WAAP) continue to grow, with the Evian Championship announcing it would create a special exemption for the winner. The Evian Championship joins the AIG Women’s British Open in offering places to the WAAPchampion. As well as the two major championships, the winner will also receive […]

Stuart Appleby, Justin Leonard named 2019 Junior Presidents Cup Captains

Stuart Appleby, Justin Leonard named 2019 Junior Presidents Cup Captains

The PGA TOUR and American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) have announced Australia’s Stuart Appleby and the United States’ Justin Leonard as captains of the International and U.S. Teams, respectively, for the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup. The event will be contested for the second time Dec. 8-9, 2019 at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, […]

Shin to defend 2019 ActewAGL Canberra Classic

Shin to defend 2019 ActewAGL Canberra Classic

With just 50 days to go until the start of the 2019 ActewAGL Canberra Classic, ALPG is delighted to announce that Jiyai Shin has elected to defend the title she won so impressively at Royal Canberra Golf Club in 2018. The win set Shin up for another incredibly successful season on the lucrative LPGA Tour […]

Minjee Lee wins Greg Norman Medal

Minjee Lee wins Greg Norman Medal

World Number 6 Minjee Lee has become the first woman to win Australian golf’s most prestigious individual honour; the Greg Norman Medal. Australia’s best performing, male or female, golfer on the international stage in 2018, Lee is the third recipient of the medal following Jason Day in 2015 and 2016 and Marc Leishman in 2017. […]

Scott, Briese triumph in Central Queensland Junior Open

Scott, Briese triumph in Central Queensland Junior Open

CAPRICORN Resort’s Ben Scott and Charlotte Briese of Middlemount Golf Club have taken out the three-day Shanahan Swaffield Partners Central Queensland Junior Open in the boys and girls events respectively. Scott fired rounds of 76-70-72 for a 218 total to finish two shots clear of Blackwater Golf Club’s Brock Olive (73-73-74). In the A grade […]

Cameron Smith Junior Classic on again

Cameron Smith Junior Classic on again

OUT at a very excited Wantima Country Club in Brisbane, the Cameron Smith Junior Classic is on again. Excited because one of its favourite sons, Australian PGA champion Cameron Smith, will make an appearance during the Friday, December 7 tournament to meet and chat with some of the players. And there’s more than a strong […]

Junior success for Medway GC

Junior success for Medway GC

MELBOURNE’S Medway Golf Club is experiencing a spike in its junior ranks and it’s more by design than accident. In the past year, the club has become a magnet for junior golfers keen on developing their golfing skills and it’s largely due to its close relationship with nearby Maribyrnong Sports Academy (MSA). With 47 junior […]

Wise beyond his years: Aaron excels in rookie season on PGA TOUR

Wise beyond his years: Aaron excels in rookie season on PGA TOUR

It’s the same routine every time. Aaron Wise will sink a putt to win a golf tournament. He’ll release a quiet, refrained fist pump—the only faint traces of emotion he cares to elicit—before removing his cap to acknowledge the gallery. He’ll end things with a collegial handshake of his playing partner and go merrily along […]

Neil finds off-course retail success

Neil finds off-course retail success

PGA professional Neil Clutterbuck’s off-course retail businesses are far-removed from the hustle of his former life as a golf club head professional but he says the switch from on-course to off-course retail has definitely been worth it. His two golf shops – Peter Toyne Clubhouse Golf in Geelong and Golf Clothing Depot in Braeside, Melbourne […]

Jake joins his brother as champion

Jake joins his brother as champion

YEPPOON’S Jake Swaffield has followed in his brother Ben’s footsteps by winning the Boyne Island Junior Open recently. Ben won it last year. Played in difficult weather conditions (rain and wind) Jake defeated fellow junior Yeppoon member Quinn Stover in a playoff after both players returned scores of 79. Rockhampton’s Caitlyn Cox won the junior […]

2019 Junior Presidents Cup Team Standings announced

2019 Junior Presidents Cup Team Standings announced

The PGA TOUR and American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) have unveiled the official team standings for the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup, which is set to take place December 8-9, 2019, at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The Junior Presidents Cup will precede the 2019 Presidents Cup, which will be contested at […]

ALPG Player Results, 13th November 2018

ALPG Player Results, 13th November 2018

Australian Ladies Professional Golf Here is the recap from this past week’s action and our ALPG member performances.   BLUE BAY CLASSIC SANYA, CHINA NOV 7-10 Prizemoney: US$2,100,000   Player Result Earnings Race to CME Hannah Green T15 US$28,888 71 Sarah Jane Smith T15 US$28,888 64 Su Oh T22 US$21,272 47   Japan LPGA   […]

Australian Ladies Professional Golf, ALPG Player Results, Week of 4th November 2018

Australian Ladies Professional Golf,  ALPG Player Results,  Week of 4th November 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and our ALPG member performances. LPGA   TOTO JAPAN CLASSIC SHIGA, JAPAN NOV 02-04 Prizemoney: US$1,500,000  Player Result Earnings Race to CME Minjee Lee T15 US$20,087 2 Sarah Jane Smith T65 US$3,289 65     LPGA Q-SERIES PRESENTED BY BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NC Pinehurst, […]

Australian Ladies Professional Golf, Player Results, 30 October 2018

Australian Ladies Professional Golf, Player Results, 30 October 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and our ALPG member performances. ALPG  Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship presented by CTBC Prizemoney: US$2.2m   Player Result Earnings Race to CME Minjee Lee 2 US$203,675 2 Su Oh T60 US$6,022 45 Katherine Kirk T60 US$6,022 61 Sarah Jane Smith T26 US$19,347 65 Hannah Green […]

Australian Ladies Professional Golf – ALPG Player Results – Week of Oct 21, 2018

Australian Ladies Professional Golf – ALPG Player Results – Week of Oct 21, 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and our Australian Ladies Professional Golf member performances.   LPGA Buick LPGA Shanghai Prizemoney: US$2.1m   Player Result Earnings Race to CME Minjee Lee T9 US$30,642 2 Su Oh T9 US$30,642 43 Katherine Kirk 65 US$16,946 60 Sarah Jane Smith 4 US$6,009 67   Symetra Tour […]

ALPG – Australian Ladies Professional Golf, Player Results -Week of 7th October 2018

ALPG – Australian Ladies Professional Golf, Player Results -Week of 7th October 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s golf action across the globe and our Australian Ladies Professional Golf member performances. UL International Crown, Jack Nicklaus Golf Club, Incheon, Korea Prizemoney: US$1.6m   Team Result Earnings Republic of Korea 1 US$400,000 England T2 US$225,000 USA T2 US$225,000 Thailand 4 US$190,000 Sweden 5 US$170,000 Australia 6 […]

2019 ActewAGL Canberra Classic confirmed

2019 ActewAGL Canberra Classic confirmed

The Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) Association, in partnership with title sponsor ActewAGL and Royal Canberra Golf Club have announced that the ActewAGL Canberra Classic will be once again returning to The Royal Canberra Golf Club from the 1st – 3rd March 2019. The tournament will be an official event on the ALPG Tour schedule […]

ALPG – Player results, Week of 23rd September 2018

ALPG – Player results, Week of 23rd September 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and our ALPG member performances. Symetra Tour GUARDIAN CHAMPIONSHIP PRATTVILLE, ALABAMA, SEP 21st-23rd Purse: $150,000 Player Result Earnings Race to CME Standing Stephanie Na MC 64 Liv Cheng MC   77 Celina Yuan MC 136   Ladies European Tour  Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open, Club de […]

ALPG – Australian Player Results – Sept 17 2018

ALPG – Australian Player Results – Sept 17 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and our ALPG member performances.   LPGA The Evian Championship, Evian-les-Bains, France, 13th-16th September Purse: US$3,850,000 Player Result Earnings Race to CME Standing Notes Rebecca Artis DNP 121 Hannah Green MC   74 Katherine Kirk T10th US$69,096   59 Minjee Lee T16th US$47,995   2 Su […]

ALPG – Australian Results around the World – Sept 5 2018

ALPG – Australian Results around the World – Sept 5 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and ALPG member performances. LPGA Tour Cambia Portland Classic, Portland, OREGON Purse: $1,300,000 Player Result Earnings Race to CME Standing Notes Rebecca Artis T42nd US$5,562 120 Hannah Green MC   73 Katherine Kirk T30th US$9,441   63 Minjee Lee 4th US$66,736   2 Su Oh T9th US$24,780 […]

ALPG – Aussie results around the world – August 28

ALPG – Aussie results around the world – August 28

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and our ALPG member performances. CP WOMEN’S OPEN REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA. AUGUST 23-26 Purse: US$2,250,000 Next Tournament: Cambia Portland Classic, Portland, OR Purse: $1,300,000   Player Result Earnings Race to CME Standing Notes Rebecca Artis MC 125 Hannah Green 69th US$4,801  68 Katherine Kirk T28th US$16,949 […]

ALPG – Aussie results on Tour for August 21 2018

ALPG – Aussie results on Tour for August 21 2018

Here are the results for our Australian women for the week ending August 20 LPGA Indy Women in Tech Championship Driven by Group 1001 Indianapolis, INDIANA Purse: US $2,000,000 ($300k to winner)   Next Tournament: August 23-26 CP Women’s Open, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Purse: US $2,250,000   Player Result Earnings Race to CME Standing Notes […]

Jarrod’s Journey

Jarrod’s Journey

The Golfing world has taken the Jarrod Lyle story to their hearts in recent weeks, and it has been warming to see the outpouring of support for this now iconic Australian golfer, who lost his battle with cancer on August the 8th, at the young age of 36. What Jarrod has done in his short life is a true testament to his courage, but the legacy he has built will live on for generations; such is the way that the golfing world has embraced Jarrod’s journey.

ALPG celebrate Golf Month with three Victorian ALPG National Women’s Clinics

ALPG celebrate Golf Month with three Victorian ALPG National Women’s Clinics

October is Golf Month and as a part of Golf Australia’s National campaign to drive golf participation and encourage take-up of golf club memberships, ALPG will be holding three National Women’s Golf Clinics in Victoria. The ALPG National Women’s Clinics have been running Australia-wide now for the past three years,  providing a unique and enjoyable […]

ALPG – Aussie player results for week of August 5, 2018

ALPG – Aussie player results for week of August 5, 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and ALPG member performances.   RICOH WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN, ROYAL LYTHAM ST ANNES, LANCASHIRE, AUGUST 02-05 Purse: US$3,250,000 ($490,000 to winner)     Player Result Earnings Race to CME Standing Notes Rebecca Artis T61 US$7977 123 Hannah Green MC US$9702 68 Katherine Kirk MC 66 Minjee […]

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 […]

ALPG – Australian Player Results, Week of July 15th 2018

ALPG – Australian Player Results, Week of July 15th 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and our ALPG member performances.   MARATHON CLASSIC PRESENTED BY OWENS CORNING AND O-I SYLVANIA, OH JUL 12-15 Purse: $1,600,000 ($240,000 to winner) Player Result Earnings Race to CME  Notes Rebecca Artis MC Sarah Kemp MC   Next Tournament: Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open East […]

Canberra’s Thorp wins World Junior Championship

Canberra’s Thorp wins World Junior Championship

Canberra 17-year-old Adam Thorp has pulled off a remarkable victory in the IMG Junior World Championships at the Torrey Pines Golf Resort near San Diego, California. Thorp, who will turn 18 on July 22nd, has finished with a final round 73 for a four-round total of four under par 284 to win the coveted prize […]

Australian Team finalised for UL International Crown

Australian Team finalised for UL International Crown

Minjee Lee, Katherine Kirk, Sarah Jane Smith and Su Oh will represent Australia at the UL International Crown, an international biennial team competition to be held from October 4-7 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon City. Team Australia will be the fifth seed for the event, while the remaining seven countries that have […]

ALPG – Australian Player Results – July 2, 2018

ALPG – Australian Player Results – July 2, 2018

LPGA KPMG WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP KEMPER LAKES GOLF CLUB, KILDEER, ILLINOIS JUNE 26 – JULY 01 Purse: US$3,650,000 ($547,500 to winner) Player Result Earnings Race to CME Standing Notes Rebecca Artis MC 116 Hannah Green MC 61 Katherine Kirk MC 63 Minjee Lee T25 US$33,958 3 Su Oh MC 48 Sarah Jane Smith T11 US$62,792 […]

ALPG – Australian Player Results – Week of June 24th 2018

ALPG – Australian Player Results – Week of June 24th 2018

Here is the recap from this past week’s action and Australia’s ALPG member performances.   LPGA WALMART NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY P&G PINNACLE COUNTRY CLUB, ROGERS, ARKANSAS JUNE 22-24 Purse: $2,000,000 ($300,000 to winner)   Player Result Earnings Race to CME Standing Notes Rebecca Artis T27 US$14,855 112 Best LPGA finish Hannah Green MC […]

Remembering Peter Thomson

Remembering Peter Thomson

The Australian golf industry lost a legend and icon this week, as the family of Australian golfing great Peter Thomson AO, CBE, announced his passing on Wednesday, 20 June. He was 88. Thomson had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for more than four years and lost his battle at home in Melbourne surrounded by family. […]

The best ever putters, and how they did it

The best ever putters, and how they did it

Who were the best putters in the modern game of golf? In this excerpt from the book Bump and Run, we learn who the greats of the game believe were the best putters, and how they were so good with the flatstick.   “Who are some of the best putters you have ever seen and […]

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 […]

Hetherington’s classic call to women

Hetherington’s classic call to women

IT’S 27 years since Rachel Hetherington won her first of two South Pacific Ladies Open Classic, but that hasn’t stopped being involved in the popular 54-hole tournament to be played at Surfers Paradise Golf Club from October 8-10. As tournament patron, Hetherington is urging women golfers to enter the tournament, which is played in four […]

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