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The changing face of the golf industry

POSTED ON June 25, 2017 @ 10:25 am

By Mathilda Andersson In Australia, few sporting organisations boast a proud 100-year plus heritage like the PGA of Australia. The association was founded in 1911 to promote the game of golf and elevate the vocation of golf professionals within Australia. Today, over a century later, governing bodies like the PGA...


Hooray, Olympic Golf Recommended for the 2024 Games

POSTED ON June 23, 2017 @ 10:09 am

By Mathilda Andersson Perhaps surprising to some, the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board announced late last week that golf’s inclusion in the Olympic Games could be extended to 2024, despite all the controversy surrounding last year’s debut in Rio. Golf’s much anticipated return last August in Brazil, after the sport’s...


Southport GC Appoints New General Manager

POSTED ON June 22, 2017 @ 10:06 am

One of Gold Coast’s premier private member’s clubs, The Southport Golf Club, has announced its latest appointment of Nik Robinson as the club’s new general manager. Bringing extensive experience and knowledge to the venue, Robinson has a background in IT, specialised in marketing and brand development and has dealt with...


Growling Frog Golf Course Proves Costly

POSTED ON June 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am

WHITTLESEA Council will consider future options for the Growling Frog Golf Course as it it is losing almost $1.5 million a year to run it. City transport and presentation director Nick Mann said in an email that the council was undertaking a details assessment of all aspects of the course....


Kick start your career in golf with PGA Career Information Nights

POSTED ON June 2, 2017 @ 4:40 pm

Are you looking to start, advance or consolidate a career in the golf industry? The PGA of Australia (PGA) deliver training and education programs that offer individuals nationally recognised qualifications that provide you with the stepping stone towards a career in golf. The PGA Career Information Nights are held around...


VIDEO: “Dont be that player” slow play campaign

POSTED ON June 1, 2017 @ 11:32 am

The Links Shell Cove is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the issue of pace of play. Slow play has always been a hot topic at The Links and golf in general. In a recent members survey it was flagged again as a major concern for the members. The...


GMAQ E-magazine 2017 Winter issue out now!

POSTED ON June 1, 2017 @ 10:22 am

Golf Management Australia Queensland Golf Management Australia Queensland [GMAQ] is the professional organisation serving the needs of managers within QLD Golf. This e-mag is now a major communications channel and deliverance of up to date information for managers involved in all areas of golf administration throughout Queensland. Membership to GMAQ...


Gold Coast’s Southport Golf Club lifts restriction on female voting

POSTED ON June 1, 2017 @ 10:09 am

A GOLD Coast golf club has lifted a restriction on women voting rights, driving out the “embarrassing” policy but still limiting female playing days. Southport Golf Club last week moved to allow its “associate” female members to vote at meetings. It is understood to be one of the last —...


Devonport Country Club redevelopment gets green light

POSTED ON May 31, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

Three struggling sport clubs have come together for a major redevelopment at the Devonport Golf Club at Spreyton. The Devonport Bowls and Croquet Club, Devonport Golf Club and Spreyton Bowls Club will become the Devonport Country Club when the clubs break ground on a combined redevelopment of the golf course this spring. Liberal...


Residential development planned beside Timaru Golf Club

POSTED ON May 24, 2017 @ 9:37 am

A residential development is planned at the edge of Timaru’s golf course a decade after a similar proposal was first floated. The company behind the proposal says it could boost the availability of rural residential land and increase membership at the Timaru Golf Club, which has recently invested $500,000 in improving...