Women’s Golf

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Artis captures Ladies Scottish Open

Artis captures Ladies Scottish Open

NSW’s Rebecca Artis came from six strokes behind Norway’s Suzann Pettersen to claim her second Ladies European Tour title at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open. Artis shot a six under par 66 – the lowest round of the tournament – in blustery, drizzly conditions at Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire to finish on […]

Pan wins inaugural Australia Classic

Pan wins inaugural Australia Classic

Australia’s Rebecca Artis came agonisingly close to winning on home soil, but a birdie on the last by China’s Yanhong Pan saw her capture the inaugural Australia Classic, played at Sydney’s Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club last month. On a day when the lead changed several times, Artis came to the 18th in the box […]

Clyburn, Garrett take top honours

Clyburn, Garrett take top honours

England’s Holly Clyburn held her nerve and holed a three foot par putt to win the Bing Lee Fujitsu Women’s NSW Open at Oatlands Golf Club in Sydney. With rounds 69, 66 and 70 she finished on top of the leaderboard at 11-under-par and just one clear of NSW’s Rebecca Artis (68), Austrian Christine Wolf […]

Lydia Ko dominates at New Zealand Women’s Open

Lydia Ko dominates at New Zealand Women’s Open

Lydia Ko travelled to Christchurch last week for the first time as Rolex World No. 1 and with high expectations weighing on her young shoulders. The general talk was not whether the 17-year-old would win the ISPS Handa New Zealand Women’s Open at Clearwater for the second time in three years, but by how much. Ko didn’t disappoint […]

The re-emergence of Rachel

The re-emergence of Rachel

By the time this story goes to print the 2015 ALPG season will be well underway and we will have seen the re-emergence of one of the superstars of the women’s game in Australia, Rachel Hetherington. Rachel stepped away from playing in 2010 and since retiring she has been extremely busy, not only did she […]

Ko captures Handa Women’s Australian Open

Ko captures Handa Women’s Australian Open

Taller, cooler, smarter – never before has a 17-year-old applied instructions so aptly as Lydia Ko, the youngest ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open champion. Ko, as has become her custom, set another swag of records today in holding off Korean Amy Yang by two shots to win on the fabled Royal Melbourne Composite Course. The […]

Klatten ‘can’t wait’ to defend NSW Open

Klatten ‘can’t wait’ to defend NSW Open

The effervescent Joanna Klatten has confirmed she will be back to defend her title at the 2015 Bing Lee Fujitsu General Women’s NSW Open, March 6-8 at the “home” of the NSW Open, Oatlands Golf Club in Sydney. In 2014 the Frenchwoman fired a dazzling course record nine-under-par 63 closing round to win the NSW […]

R&A announces honorary female members

R&A announces honorary female members

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has announced that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Dame Laura Davies, Renée Powell, Belle Robertson MBE, Lally Segard, Annika Sorenstam and Louise Suggs have accepted invitations to become honorary members of the Club. George Macgregor OBE, Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of […]

Skarpnord, Green clean up in fairytale Vic win

Skarpnord, Green clean up in fairytale Vic win

In what is regularly one of the most exciting golf events on Australia’s summer calendar, this year’s Oates Victorian Open did not disappoint, with a fairytale finish for the combined men’s and women’s event. In front of huge galleries at the magnificent Thirteenth Beach Golf Links, Victorian Richard Green capped off a week to remember […]

Women’s Australian Open Field finalised

Women’s Australian Open Field finalised

New world No.1 Lydia Ko will steal the headlines, but there are plenty of other reasons to be excited about the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open field – about six of the world’s top 12 reasons, to be precise. Ko became the youngest ever world No.1 – male or female – at the weekend aged […]

The next generation camp

The next generation camp

It’s that time of the year when the ALPG is gearing up for one of our most fun events of the year, the ActewAGL Next Generation Club Camp! We are delighted to announce that the 2015 camp is scheduled to be held from the 14th -16th January, once again at the magnificent Royal Canberra Golf […]

Webb, Korda and Lee confirmed for Australian Women’s Open 

Webb, Korda and Lee confirmed for Australian Women’s Open 

The world’s best players will return to the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in February when the 2015 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open is held on the club’s famous Composite Course. In a world-class field featuring several of the top-10, Australian legend Karrie Webb – who won a record fifth national crown this year – will […]

Aussie ladies impress overseas

Aussie ladies impress overseas

July and August are some of the most exciting months in the Women’s game, with the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters (LEM), The Ricoh Women’s British Open and, a new event in 2015, the International Crown (which I will get to in next month’s issue)! This year, I was fortunate enough to spend a few […]

Women (finally) welcome at St Andrews

Women (finally) welcome at St Andrews

The membership of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has voted overwhelmingly in favour of welcoming women members for the first time. More than three quarters of the club’s 2,500 global members took part in the September 18 ballot, with a decisive 85% voting for women to become members. “This vote has […]

Aussies win Women’s World Amateur

Aussies win Women’s World Amateur

  The Australian team of Minjee Lee, Su Hyun Oh and Shelly Shin were on the top of the world last month, winning the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship and clinching the Espirito Santo Trophy in Japan. The Australians finished with a team total of 547 strokes to finish two strokes ahead of Canada, and […]

Golf’s a way of life, says Jean Thomas

Golf’s a way of life, says Jean Thomas

THERE is a real genuineness in Jean Thomas’ voice when she talks about her 47-year love affair with golf. “It started in July 1967,” the Redcliffe Golf Club stalwart said. “I was a 23-year-old school teacher when a staff member asked me if I wanted to join the golf club. “I said I’d have a […]

Nikki Campbell runner-up in European Masters

Nikki Campbell runner-up in European Masters

Australian Nikki Campbell finished runner up to South Korean I.K Kim at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters in England overnight. The Rolex World No. 24, Kim, cruise to a five shot victory at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club finishing at 18-under-par. Four birdies on the front nine in a round of 68 saw the 26-year-old […]

Ladies leading by example

Ladies leading by example

What a year 2014 has been so far for our guys on the PGA Tour! Five individual winners, currently 4 Australians in the top 35 of the Fedex Cup Standings, and of course to top it off Adam Scott has become the first Australian become the No. 1 golfer on the planet since Greg Norman […]

Su is Oh so good

Su is Oh so good

Seventeen-year-old Victorian amateur Su-Hyun Oh says West Australian sensation Minjee Lee’s win at February’s Victorian Open as an amateur has convinced her that she too is capable of winning professional events. Oh admits Lee’s dominant six-shot win at Thirteenth Beach has given her added motivation to lift her own game. “I think it’s mutual. When […]

Dress codes, playing rights to be overhauled

Dress codes, playing rights to be overhauled

Golf Australia has outlined plans to radically overhaul women’s dress codes and bring an end to the traditional men’s-only Saturday competitions at golf courses around the country. In a bid to bring new women to the sport, Golf Australia will launch a new program at this month’s Women’s Australian Open at Victoria Golf Club in […]