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Growing Golf in the UK report puts focus on women and juniors

POSTED ON October 16, 2017 @ 10:24 am

Golf at Goodwood has a long history. The first course on the Estate was laid down in 1892 by Lady Helen Taylor, and the strong connection between Women and the course continues till this day. The course’s attraction is based on an innovative Points Membership model, costing only £250 to...

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New Zealand Golf & UOA tee off innovative business program

POSTED ON September 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

By Mathilda Andersson New Zealand Golf joins forces with the University of Auckland in a unique business venture to increase awareness and change the perception of golf to help grow the game. In the wake of New Zealand Golf’s praised initiative ‘LOVE Golf’ launched in 2014, the national body is...

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Millennials breathing new life into the stodgy game of golf

POSTED ON August 14, 2017 @ 1:41 pm

This year’s report from the The National Golf Foundation’s (NGF) on golf participation in the United States has revealed that millennial golfers are breathing new life into the sport. The study found that 36 percent of the nearly 24 million golfers in the United States are young adults aged 18...

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Members’ Wellness Program Launched at Kooindah Waters

POSTED ON August 2, 2017 @ 5:12 pm

Kooindah Waters Golf Club has been touched by the effects of mental health in the past few years. With this in mind, the club would like to announce a new wellbeing program open to all Kooindah Waters Golf Club members. The wellbeing program has been introduced to make it as...

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Nationwide surge in competition rounds recorded

POSTED ON April 24, 2017 @ 12:44 pm

The Australian Golf Industry Council’s (AGIC) recent competition rounds report presents a substantial national increase in the number of single handicapped rounds registered by GolfLink in 2016. The report marks the fourth consecutive year of the council providing industry guidance on trends within competition rounds by analysing activity at approximately...

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Shark Waters will bring a new golfing experience to Australia

POSTED ON April 12, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

The Eastern Golf Club has announced that it’s Par 3 9 Hole course will be called Shark Waters by The Eastern Golf Club. Opening in Spring 2017, and designed by Greg Norman Golf Course Design, Shark Waters has been developed to showcase the spectacular beauty of the wetlands; continuing the...

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Thank you Dr Haruhisa Handa! Golf’s Good Samaritan

POSTED ON April 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am

By Mathilda Andersson If you follow golf, you’ve heard of him. Lending his name to professional golf tournaments around the world through his ISPS group, Dr Haruhisa Handa has endorsed the global golf industry for almost three decades now – simply out of love for the game. A Japanese businessman...

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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...

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Australian Golf Media Association admits first member under new name

POSTED ON March 7, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

Golf Industry Central writer Mathilda Andersson has become the first affiliated member of the Australian Golf Media Association (AGMA) under its new name. AGMA is former Australian Golf Writers Association (AGWA) as of 1 March. The AGWA was formed in 1976 by a group of golf writers who were mainly...

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