2019 Presidents Cup at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club @ Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Dec 9 – Dec 15 all-day

Tournament officials announced today that the 2019 Presidents Cup will be held on December 9-15, 2019, when it returns to the prestigious Royal Melbourne Golf Club. The return to Melbourne, Australia, will mark the third time in the biennial event’s 25-year history.

The Presidents Cup was previously held in Melbourne in 1998 and 2011, also at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club. No other international venue has hosted a Presidents Cup more than once. Melbourne also holds the distinction as the site of the lone International Team’s victory in 1998, which saw Peter Thomson’s International Team defeat Jack Nicklaus’ U.S. Team, 20.5 to 11.5. In 2011, Fred Couples led the U.S. Team to a 19-15 win over Greg Norman and the Internationals. The 1998 event was also held in December, a date that traditionally works well with other golf tournaments held in Australia.

Matt Kamienski, PGA TOUR Executive Director, said: “Australia has proved to be an incredible host for the Presidents Cup in the past, and we expect nothing short of the first-class hospitality and welcoming culture that our fans, players, their families, our guests and our staff have received in each of our previous two events in Melbourne.”

“We promise the 2019 edition will again showcase Melbourne to the world when the best players from around the globe come to The Royal Melbourne Golf Club.”

The oldest golf club in Australia, The Royal Melbourne Golf Club was founded in 1891 and moved to its current location in 1926, becoming the anchor of what is now known as the Sandbelt. The gem of Australian golf, The Royal Melbourne Golf Club has two courses, both ranked in the World’s Top 100, which were designed by the legendary Alister MacKenzie. In 1959, in order to host the first of many international tournaments, 12 holes of the West Course and six from the East Course were combined to create what is known as the Composite Course, which also hosted the 2013 World Cup of Golf, won by Jason Day and Adam Scott.

The 2019 Presidents Cup will bring the very best for fans interested in world-class team competition with the top 12 players from the United States taking on the top 12 from across the globe, excluding Europe. While golf fans can expect an incredible atmosphere and unmatched access to the competition, the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne will be a social, lifestyle and business gathering that will bring all backgrounds and interests together to enjoy a week- long festival atmosphere. On the course, players from across the world will be celebrated for their achievements, sportsmanship and love of the game. Off the course, fans will be able to find culinary options from around the world as well as hospitality and fan venues to match all levels of spectating and socializing, all while enjoying the very best in Australian culture.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren, said: “No other city outside the United States has hosted the Presidents Cup more than once – it’s a badge we’ll wear with honour.”

“As we welcome thousands of golf fans to Melbourne, Australia, our city will be beamed into millions of homes around the globe – images that will inspire many to travel here and see for themselves what we have to offer.”

As the event visits the coastal capital of the Southeast Australian state of Victoria, those visiting can expect to find its sporting culture prominently on display. The city of Melbourne has a strong history of hosting major international sporting events including the 1956 Summer Olympics, 2006 Commonwealth Games, Formula One and the Grand Slam of tennis’ Australian Open. As a premier destination for golf enthusiasts in Australia and around the globe, Melbourne is well-positioned to stage another exhilarating chapter in Presidents Cup history.

The Presidents Cup offers the ultimate setting for business development and networking for local, national and international corporations, and numerous companies will use the event as an opportunity to entertain clients, CEOs and employees from around the world. The Presidents Cup will be attended by top business leaders affiliated with the TOUR, professional golf, travel and global business.

The Presidents Cup is a unique golf event in that there is no purse or prize money. Players are not paid for their participation, but each competitor allocates an equal portion of the funds generated to charities of his choice. Since the event’s inception, more than $38.4 million has been raised for charity from event proceeds, as well as contributions made on behalf of the Presidents Cup, including a record charitable donation of $6 million from the 2015 event alone.

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The 2020 ADH Club Car Western Australian Golf Industry Gala Dinner @ Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Mar 20 all-day

**SAVE *** EARLY BIRD ** booking your table before the 31st December for Early Bird Special (*conditions apply)

Tickets for the night are limited, so get in early to secure your table and help us celebrate the best our game has to offer.

The WA Golf Industry awards are a collaboration between the sport’s peak representative bodies including PGA WA, GolfWA, GMA Australia WA, and the WA Golf Course Superintendents Association.

The awards honour the achievements of our finest athletes, administrators, volunteers and staff involved from across the state. The gala celebration, held each in March, is a way of recognising these achievements.

Each organisation manages their individual award nomination and selection process, with nominees and guests gathering to celebrate the announcement of all of the winners.

Awards presented include:

PGA Awards

Hilary Lawler PGA Professional of the Year
PGA Coach of the Year
PGA Pro-Am of the Year
PGA Tournament of the Year
Graduating Trainees

Golf Industry Awards

Employee of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Outstanding Game Development of the Year
Regional Golf Course of the Year
Regional Golf Facility of the Year
Metropolitan Golf Course of the Year
Metropolitan Golf Facility of the Year
Outstanding Golf Achievement Award
WA Golf Industry Recognition Award


Superintendent of the Year
Apprentice of the Year
Environmental Award of the Year

Award Sponsors – If you are interested in supporting the industry that supports your business, become an Award Sponsor!

For further information please contact Aimee Christie – WA PGA (08) 6430 8100

Golf Fair Asia 2020 @ Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC)
Apr 4 all-day

FINEXPO, the largest organizer of international events, announces that Malaysia will host the biggest international golf event in one location for two days. Golf Fair Asia will take place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC) in Malaysia on April 4 and 5, 2020, gathering golf industry professionals from all over the world.

The Conference on Perspectives of Golf Development in Asia will be held within the framework of Golf Fair to give golf market experts an amazing opportunity to discuss various topics. The event itself is going to include presentations, fashion shows, lucky draws and interactive activities together with the expo itself.

Golf Fair Asia is the place where experts from Europe, the United States of America, China, the Middle East and all over the world will not only present their latest products, trends and services but will also share their business experience. The event is also going to be filled with educational programs as well as entertainment. To become a participant, sponsor, partner, visitor, or to register online, please visit

Golf Fair Asia is organized by FINEXPO, the largest organizer of international events, fairs, expos and shows since 2002. Its list of projects is quite long. Here you can find Golf Expo, Golf Fair Asia, Financial Expo, Traders Fair, Millionaire Bazaar, Traders Awards, Money Fair, Investor Expo, Private Banking Forum, Online Trading Expo, etc. The positive feedback from participants is the best proof of effective and successful work done by FINEXPO.

Australia’s largest ever Golf Business and Sports Turf Management conference announced in Melbourne
Jun 23 all-day

The Australian Golf Course Superintendents’ Association and Golf Business Forum join forces to create Australia’s largest golf industry event

The Australian Golf Course Superintendents’ Association (AGCSA) and Golf Business Forum are delighted to announce a new partnership that will deliver Australia’s largest ever Golf Business and Sports Turf Management conference in Melbourne, June 2020.

“Partnering with Golf Business Forum ensures that Australasian Sports Turf Managers have expanded access to leading education opportunities to continue creating and successfully managing some of the most breathtaking sporting facilities in the world.” explains AGCSA CEO Mark Unwin.

Guy Chapple, the Forum’s Director, is equally thrilled. “This is a natural evolution for Golf Business Forum. It’s been our objective to create an education and networking event for the whole golf industry. Joining forces with AGCSA, together with the ongoing support of our Foundation Partner Golf Australia, and the PGA of Australia, will see this combined event have a tremendously positive impact on the golf industry.”

Over 1,250 delegates are expected to attend the combined program in which both events will be held concurrently, coming together for education, networking and a large trade exhibition.

The Golf Business and Sports Turf Trade Exhibition will occupy a massive 6,000m2 at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, making it the largest and most diverse golf and sports field industry exhibition ever staged in Australia.

The Australasian Turfgrass Conference is a 4-day event for Australian and international Sports Turf Managers. The Golf Business Forum is a 2-day event that connects and inspires the entire range of golf businesses, industry organisations and commercial partners that delight Australia’s 2.1M golf participants.

Both events will tee-off on Tuesday 23 June. All education sessions will be held in the main theatre providing a single stream of education for Delegates. Tuesday afternoon education will be provided in the exhibition area and different concurrent sessions on a range of Golf Business and Sports Turf topics will be offered. The Conference will expand into specific streams of education provided on Wednesday, before a combined closing keynote presentation.

Optional pre-event workshops will be available on Monday 22 June, and the Turfgrass Conference will provide further education, certification, a range of facility visits and Turf Management tours on Thursday.

Unwin explained “The role of a Sports Turf Manager is evolving from having a pure focus on the science of Agronomic management, to an increased emphasis on the leadership and development of turf management teams. To be able to partner with Golf Business Forum and significantly expand the education offering to Sports Turf Managers is something I’m particularly looking forward to in 2020.”

There will also be plenty of opportunity for networking and social interaction at the event. Golf Business Forum will continue with its major social event on Tuesday night, whilst the Turfgrass Conference will get together for the Sports Turf Management Industry Awards Dinner on Monday evening and the legendary Conference Farewell Bash on Thursday night.

“We know that successful golf facilities enjoy a great partnership between the General Manager and Golf Course Superintendent. Both Guy and I worked with that approach in mind during our partnership discussions, and we are both very eager to continue this approach and bring something very special to the golf industry in 2020.” Unwin concluded.

Learn more about this year’s Australasian Turfgrass Conference & Trade Exhibition via  and Golf Business Forum 2020 via

NZGIC – Whole of Golf Conference
Aug 3 – Aug 5 all-day

Please see your invite below to the NZGIC Whole of Golf Conference which will take place 3-5 August 2020 at the Ellerslie Conference Centre in Auckland. Save the dates and as more information becomes available we will up date you here.

This will be a hallmark event for the golf industry in New Zealand with Industry Council member associations – NZ Professional Golfers Association, New Zealand Golf, New Zealand Golf Course Superintendents Association, New Zealand Golf Managers Association, New Zealand Wholesale and Retail Association – Golf Section, New Zealand Golf Tourism and industry suppliers and manufacturers pooling their resources and ideas in support to bring different parts of the sector together in one conference.

The NZGCSA is also looking for ideas for content, speakers and feedback as to what you would like to be covered or available at the conference and who better to ask than our members and people who are in the industry. As the conference is in the early days of planning we have a chance to put forward your thoughts – we are sure you have some great ideas about what works and what doesn’t and what you would like to see. If you wish to have your say and contribute an idea to be considered please fill in the form at the bottom of the page – Thanks!

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