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Struggling sports clubs become gold mine for aged-care developers

POSTED ON February 7, 2018 @ 2:12 pm

Indicative image of proposed new clubhouse at Pacific Golf Club   Sports club land is up for grabs under new council initiative to attract more aged care and retirement facilities to Brisbane. There is a growing trend of developers moving in on bowls and golf clubs in the Brisbane and...

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Master Professional Status Bestowed on Reeves

POSTED ON February 5, 2018 @ 12:59 pm

Mark Reeves’ diverse career as a PGA Professional and his work in golf management, in particular, has resulted in him attaining the status of Master Professional with The PGA of Great Britain and Ireland. It is the association’s highest honour and means the 52-year-old joins a distinguished band that includes Pete...

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Battlelines drawn over Fitzroy Golf Club (NZ) carve up

POSTED ON January 29, 2018 @ 6:03 pm

About 200 people – close to the entire membership of the Fitzroy Golf Club – turned up to a public meeting at the club house last night to vent their frustration at the plan to carve up of the public golf course in New Plymouth. Mayor Neil Holdom says selling...

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Denmark Country Club severely vandalised by chemicals spray

POSTED ON January 14, 2018 @ 11:06 am

Police are investigating extensive damage to a regional golf course caused by chemicals sprayed over at least 17 of the 18 holes just weeks before the club’s major annual event. The damage to the Denmark Country Club greens includes profanities and the words “ha ha” scrawled in the grass. The...

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Aussie Scott Barr to coach elite squad in new Singaporean training program

POSTED ON January 12, 2018 @ 2:06 pm

Veteran PGA pro (originally from Canberra) and Singapore-based Australian Scott Barr has been appointed to train the Singaporean national elite squad in the country’s new scheme to raise the standards of golf from junior to professional ranks. The Singapore Golf Association (SGA) announced on Wednesday, January 10 its plans for...

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Bluffs Ho Tram Makes Big Jump on Prestigious Golf Digest List

POSTED ON January 11, 2018 @ 8:24 am

The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip has retained its status as one of Golf Digest’s best golf courses in the world. Only now it’s 39 places higher than it was in 2016, when the planet’s most widely-read golf publication released the follow-up to its inaugural ‘World 100 Greatest Golf Courses’ ranking....

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Broome Golf Club reveals revamp plans

POSTED ON December 22, 2017 @ 4:33 pm

The Broome Golf Club has flagged a $6.5 million development proposal as it pushes for a 21-year lease agreement. Even though the club has 11 years left to run on its current lease, “milestone” conditions previously imposed by the Shire of Broome require detailed plans for a new clubhouse, along...

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Point Lonsdale Golf Club’s makeover set to tee off

POSTED ON December 15, 2017 @ 2:34 pm

POINT Lonsdale Golf Club is hopeful that work on the latest stage of its major upgrade is just months away. The revamped vision includes a redeveloped 18-hole golf course and a new ­clubhouse overlooking Lake Victoria. Geelong councillors last night voted to release the amended plans for public comment. The...

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Luxury Queenstown resort Milbrook’s $45m expansion

POSTED ON December 15, 2017 @ 2:07 pm

Queenstown’s award-winning Millbrook Resort is celebrating a major milestone — taking the next step towards developing a neighbouring farm into a new golf course interspersed with high-end residential homes. Millbrook’s $45 million expansion – expected to start early next year – is hailed as a game-changer for Queenstown as well...

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