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 […]

Bushfires and Covid-19 – Finding the light amidst the clouds

Bushfires and Covid-19 – Finding the light amidst the clouds

It’s safe to say that 2020 is proving to be one of the most difficult years in living memory. Covid-19 is running rampant across the planet, with people either locked-down, quarantined or brawling in the aisles for bathroom tissue. This all followed the rampant bushfires and floods that ravaged many communities across Australia earlier in […]

Ask not what your golf club can do for you

Ask not what your golf club can do for you

How are golf club members responding to membership renewals during this chaotic Covid-19 situation? How are you responding? Here’s a very insightful opinion piece from Ian Cottle, GM of Burleigh Golf Club on this very topic: The last six to eight weeks has seen incredible change both here in Australia, and around the globe, with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]