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Shortland Waters GG sold to retirement village developer for $1.25m

POSTED ON November 13, 2018 @ 12:40 pm

Shortland Waters Golf Club members say they feel “dudded” after retirement village developer Aveo bought the 50-hectare course for just $1.25 million. Club president Ron Freeman said Shortland Waters had no option but to sell to Aveo after going into voluntary administration this year. The club has been suffering a cash-flow...


UK golfers may be mandated to wear helmets when playing

POSTED ON November 8, 2018 @ 2:06 pm

Who ever said that golf is not a contact sport has clearly never been struck by a golf ball. FORE!!! Imagine you had a busy week at work so you got distracted, or your hands were a bit shaky or your vision blurred after a few too many cold ones...


New report gives insight to millennial engagement in golf clubs

POSTED ON November 1, 2018 @ 2:32 pm

GolfWA identified some time ago that there was a disconnect between millennial golfers (20 to 39 years of age)  and the typically baby boomer boards and committees that govern clubs. GolfWA created a Young Members Committee to focus particularly on this millennial age group – to highlight what stops millennials...


Golf industry legend Ormsby honoured at SA awards night

POSTED ON October 29, 2018 @ 8:46 am

AN emotional Pete Ormsby was honoured for his incredible service to sport at the South Australian Golf Industry Awards dinner on Saturday night. He was recognised for devoting his career to the development of golf across the state as a player, teacher and contributor. After beginning as a professional at...


New Zealand Golf takes a swing at diversifying the game

POSTED ON October 25, 2018 @ 7:46 am

Golf is a game for everyone. That’s New Zealand Golf’s (NZG) message in their new initiative, attempting to make golf an all-inclusive sport. NZG is drafting up a plan to include minority groups into the golfing community, including LGBTI members, women and those with disabilities. Community groups such as Rainbow Tick...


Kingston councillors say no to rezoning Kingswood Golf Course

POSTED ON October 21, 2018 @ 8:12 am

HUNDREDS of people packed Kingston Council’s public gallery, foyer and meeting rooms as councillors voted unanimously last night against a rezoning of Kingswood Golf Course land for residential building. Kingston Mayor Cr Steve Staikos said the council wanted the community to know it was listening to them. Cr Staikos said...


Help Golf Australia shape the future of women in golf

POSTED ON October 10, 2018 @ 9:41 am

Golf Australia (GA) is calling for expressions of interest from women within the golfing community or those considering golf who would like to share their experiences in golf. GA is a participant in the Male Champions of Change (Sport) program (MCCS). Our MCCS participation forms part of our commitment to our Vision...


Chirnside Park Country Club major redevelopment underway

POSTED ON October 7, 2018 @ 1:22 pm

The major refurbishment of the Country Club site at Kingswood Drive in the Yarra Valley is intended to be progressively rolled out over the next 3 years, with demos done last week. The multi-functional sporting hub has recently commenced its major revamp, which will bring to light a new food,...


Golf Month launches across Australia

POSTED ON October 3, 2018 @ 4:27 pm

Golf Month, Australia’s annual campaign encouraging Aussies to get involved in golf and golf-related activities during October officially tees off today. Throughout October, golf clubs and facilities around the country are opening their doors and playing host to hundreds of exciting and interactive activities, from ‘Bring a Friend’ and open...


Nudgee GC granted redevelopment approval after government land reduction

POSTED ON September 27, 2018 @ 9:02 am

The Nudgee Golf Club north of Brisbane received their much anticipated approval from the Brisbane City Council this week to proceed with the redevelopment of the course after the government forced reduction in course land. The club lodged the application to redesign the golf course in October last year after...