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UPDATE: Muirfield votes YES to female members

POSTED ON March 15, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

The historic Scottish course was denied hosting the Britain’s Open championship by the R&A last year due to its all-male policy, which now has been overturned after the club voted to accept female members on Tuesday March 14. Members at the privately-owned club voted 80.2% in favour of changing their...


2017 NSW/ACT PGA Award winners announced

POSTED ON March 11, 2017 @ 5:42 pm

Over 160 guests (including our own Mike Orloff) from various part of the industry were on hand at The Royal Sydney Golf Club Thursday night. The awards evening celebrated the achievements of PGA Members across a variety of roles including management, game development, coaching and those working in clubs. On...


PGA appoints Kirkman new CEO

POSTED ON March 6, 2017 @ 5:40 pm

The PGA of Australia announced today that Gavin Kirkman has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.  Peter O’Malley, Chairman of the PGA Board highlighted this appointment as particularly noteworthy as Gavin Kirkman comes from within golfing’s and the organisation’s ranks. Gavin is a long serving PGA employee having been CEO of...


£110 million Benefit from The Open

POSTED ON March 3, 2017 @ 1:05 pm

Hosting The 145th Open at Royal Troon delivered more than £110 million worth of benefit to Scotland, according to an independent study announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The Open, which attracted 173,000 spectators to the Ayrshire coastline in 2016, delivered an economic impact of more than £64 million according...


SEEKING: Golf Operations Supervisor – Royal Sydney Golf Club

POSTED ON March 1, 2017 @ 3:50 pm

The Royal Sydney Golf Club is one of Australia’s most prestigious golf clubs. It provides a supportive workplace that values hard work, talent, enthusiasm and respect for traditions. It is recognized nationally and internationally for its world class facilities which include two golf courses, 17 tennis courts, bowling greens, croquet...


16 candidates appointed to 2017 Golf NSW advisory committee

POSTED ON February 28, 2017 @ 5:29 pm

Golf NSW is pleased to announce the appointment of 16 candidates from across metropolitan and regional NSW to the Golf NSW Advisory Committee for 2017. The committee will meet at least three times a year and will assist Golf NSW to meet its’ strategic goals and to provide input on...


Club-based Golf on the rise in Australia

POSTED ON February 24, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

The Australian Sports Commission’s (ASC) first AusPlay survey has revealed golf to have more club-based players than most other sports, ranking second in most popular sport played in a club by adults and children. Golf is the number one most popular sports just for adults. The survey stated that more...


World’s Top 100 ranked Cape Wickham Course for Sale

POSTED ON February 17, 2017 @ 11:59 am

Located on Tasmania’s King Island, the World’s Top 100 ranked Cape Wickham course has been put on the open market by Knight Frank. Opened in November 2015, the course received raving reviews and was ranked as the 24th greatest golf course in the world by Golf Digest the following year....


Willunga golfers outraged by council paying for CEO’s membership

POSTED ON February 16, 2017 @ 11:37 am

Members at Onkaparinga Council’s Willunga clubs are upset the course’s 18 holes might be cut in half while council CEO Mark Dowd holds a membership at prestigious Kooyonga Golf Club, fully funded by the council. According to avid golfer John Firth, Willunga is battling a $500,000 deficit while the council...


Find Your Fit Fast with Recruit Express

POSTED ON February 15, 2017 @ 11:23 am

Golf Recruitment Central (GRC), a golf specific recruitment company and specialised operating arm of Golf Industry Central (GIC), has launched a new cost effective recruitment solution – Recruit Express, assisting clubs in finding the right candidate in the right time. The new efficient and affordable service is especially tailored to...