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 […]
Golf Australia has announced that the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will be played in Adelaide for the next three years. GA chief executive Stephen Pitt said the extension had been signed with the South Australian Government on the eve of the 2018 national championship to make Adelaide the tournament’s home until at least 2021. […]
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 […]
American Stacy Lewis closed with a pair of birdies on The Old Course at St Andrews and earned her second major championship at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.
IT wasn’t hard to figure out what Vikki Wrigley (nee Tutt) was going to do with her life.
Vikki is hewn from golfing stock, her father Peter Tutt was the golf professional at Newcastle’s Waratah Golf Club, her brother Trevor was a trainee professional so it was inevitable she would pursue a golf career.
PROFESSIONAL golfers say golf can be a lonely sport, but many rookie professionals are left feeling forlorn when playing in a foreign country. Young Perth-born professional Jessica Speechley, a rookie on the Japan LPGA Tour, is one of those players.
Su Hyun Oh tweets an early morning photo of a vacant chipping green at Metropolitan Golf Club with the caption “entire green to myself!” The 16-year-old amateur has both a handle on the ever-advancing digital space and a genuine love for the game she has played since the age of nine. I stand beside her […]
I received a phone call the other day from a very frustrated junior golfer. “Why do members hate us juniors so much?” he asked. I was taken aback for a moment, as I pondered this rather unexpected question. It turns out that the club where he recently took up a junior membership had begun restricting […]
Western Australia’s Whitney Hillier lived up to her top billing as she usurped defending champion and hot favourite Kelly Tan to clinch the 29th Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open in dramatic fashion.
In one of the most thrilling and tense playoff finishes ever seen in a golf tournament (Mens or Womens), 18-year-old American Jessica Korda won the ISPS HANDA Womens Australian Open following a dramatic six-way playoff at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Korda — the Round 3 leader — was cruising along nicely in the final […]
They’re back! The Sisters of Swing return to the Gold Coast in February with another star-studded lineup expected to arrive for the 2012 Gold Coast RACV Australian Ladies Masters. The 23rd staging of the tournament will once again be played at the RACV Royal Pines Resort from February 2-5 under co-sanctioning status with Australian Ladies […]
Golf Australia, in conjunction with the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) and the ALPG (Australian Ladies Professional Golf), has announced that the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will be added to the LPGA Tour schedule beginning in 2012. The 2012 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will take place the week of Feb. 6-12 at Royal […]
Rolex World Number 1 golfer Yani Tseng will take on Royal Melbourne Golf Club in the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open from 9-12 February 2012 The composite course will be hosting its first major female professional event. Tseng, who won the Wegmans LPGA Championship and RICOH Women’s British Open earlier this year, became the youngest […]
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 […]
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 […]