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Wheeling for Empower – Raising funds for Empower Golf Australia

POSTED ON October 25, 2017 @ 2:07 pm

On the 3rd of December (International Day of People with a Disability), Tom Hughson, WA Representative for Empower Golf Australia, will attempt to ride a recumbent handcycle (a piece of adaptive equipment that relies 100% upper body strength for propulsion) 90 km between the golf courses which currently support Empower Golf around Perth. http://www.empowergolf.com.au...

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Great Golf Course Architects – Alex Russell, by Neil Crafter

POSTED ON October 20, 2017 @ 9:36 am

Courtesy of the Golf Architecture Magazine ‘A hole is not worth a damn if no one comments on it one way or another” – Alex Russell Alex Russell was arguably Australia’s finest golf course architect and yet little is generally known of his life, until now.  Neil crafter draws from...

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Trio split 1 Million Qantas Points

POSTED ON October 17, 2017 @ 2:35 pm

Australian PGA Professionals Terry Pilkadaris, Adrian Percey and PGA Trainee Professional Frazer Droop are flying high after sharing one million Qantas Points courtesy of the Qantas Golf Club One Million Qantas Points Hole-in-One promotion during the 2017 ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia season. As part of its partnership with...

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Australia’s newest golf course, Cathedral Lodge, officially opens

POSTED ON October 16, 2017 @ 11:56 am

Inspired by owner David Evans’ affinity for Augusta National, Cathedral Lodge sits two hours north-east of Melbourne on the banks of the Goulburn River, near Alexandra in the Murrindindi Shire, and leaves nothing to the imagination. Carved out of natural canyon land and intersected with flowing creeks and an endless...

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New owner for Taupo’s Hole in One

POSTED ON October 15, 2017 @ 3:59 pm

Central North Island iwi Ngati Tuwharetoa is buying the Hole in One tourist attraction at Lake Taupo. The attraction offers punters the chance to hit golf balls out to a floating lake pontoon, and a big cheer goes up for a hole in one about once every two weeks. There...

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Golf sketcher and AGMA member Tony Rafty’s anniversary

POSTED ON October 9, 2017 @ 11:11 am

Tony Rafty, former Fairfax cartoonist, war correspondent and author, died on this day a year ago – three days short of his 100th birthday. Tony was an avid golfer and one of the earliest members of the Australain Golf Media Association (former AGWA) and a staunch supporter of it. The following...

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Australia’s first golf beer to launch in October

POSTED ON October 4, 2017 @ 4:57 pm

For the next print Volume of Caddie magazine, the team have joined forces with award winning Mona Vale brewery Modus Operandi to create Australia’s first dedicated golf beer. Inspired by the ‘Arnold Palmer’, a concoction of lemonade and iced tea made famous by The King, the ale will have a...

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Stableford – A Life in Golf, Medicine and War

POSTED ON October 2, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

The ‘Patron Saint of Club Golfers’ as known throughout the golfing world, Dr Frank Barney Gorton Stableford is one of the most prominent figures in the history and development of the game. Like the good doctor he was, Stableford introduced and developed a scoring system which greatly reduced the pain...

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Ernie Els to receive 2018 Old Tom Morris Award from GCSAA

POSTED ON September 27, 2017 @ 1:18 pm

Ernie Els, a four-time major champion, member of the World Golf Hall of Fame (2010) and founder of the Els for Autism Foundation (2009), will be the recipient of the 2018 Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). Els also founded The Ernie Els...

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Helloworld Travel caters to Aussie golf fans

POSTED ON September 11, 2017 @ 10:33 am

The PGA of Australia are excited to welcome Helloworld Travel as sponsor of the Australian PGA Championship and ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth tournaments. As Official Travel Agency Partner of the PGA, Helloworld Travel looks forward to hosting first-class golf trip experiences beginning with VIP packages to see World...

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