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Australia’s three biggest golf events postponed

POSTED ON October 16, 2020 @ 7:16 am

This summer’s premier golf events have been cancelled. PGA of Australia chief executive Gavin Kirkman, ALPG chief executive Karen Lunn and Golf Australia chief executive James Sutherland confirmed the Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open and Women’s Australian Open will not proceed due to the pandemic. …

Many play golf to release stress, new report indicates

POSTED ON October 10, 2020 @ 7:54 am

New members at golf clubs say stress relief has been an important reason to join during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of World Mental Health Day (October 10), a snapshot survey of 250 golfers in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, indicated that more …

GMANZ and New Zealand Golf Course Superintendents Summit scheduled for 2021

POSTED ON October 5, 2020 @ 3:03 pm

2-Day Combined Summit and Fine Turf Seminar Auckland 13th-15th June 2021 Prospering in an unreal world In these uncertain times, it is the obligation of both the Golf Managers Association of New Zealand (GMANZ)and the New Zealand Golf Course Superintendents Association Inc.(NZGCSA) to provide the …

​Golf Warehouse​ partnering with golf equipment manufacturer PowaKaddy​

POSTED ON October 1, 2020 @ 9:21 pm

European market-leading designers of electric trundlers was today added to Golf Warehouse’s portfolio. The NZ golf retailer will be the official distributor of PowaKaddy’s worldwide distribution network, spanning 50 countries. Innovative Design PowaKaddy have a long established reputation for innovative design with over 37 years …

Marrickville Golf Club remains 18 holes with new long-term lease

POSTED ON September 26, 2020 @ 7:42 am

The long-term future of Marrickville Golf Club now appears certain after a proposal to slice the course in almost half by the Inner West Council was defeated earlier this week. The original plan, put before Councillors on Tuesday, would have seen the number of holes …

Royal Sydney GC forced by tree campaign to modify redevelopment

POSTED ON September 21, 2020 @ 9:23 pm

Royal Sydney Golf Club will modify its controversial $17 million redevelopment to retain more than 100 of the 569 trees that were slated for the chop. Royal Sydney’s president Chris Chapman told members this weekend that the private club would modify its development application and …

Terrace Downs acquire for 6.6m following owner’s Coronavirus death

POSTED ON September 19, 2020 @ 7:54 am

Following the tragic death of former owner Hiroshi Hasegawa earlier this year, one of Canterbury’s top golf courses has now been sold for a price tag of  $6.6 million. Competition at the CBRE auction for Terrace Downs Golf Resort in the Canterbury High Country was …

Warrnambool Golf Club welcomes Brenton Clarke as new Course Super

POSTED ON August 20, 2020 @ 9:13 pm

The Warrnambool Golf Club has announced the appointment of Brenton Clarke as the clubs new Course Superintendent. Brenton will commence in his new role in mid-September, and comes to the club from South Australia’s prestigious Kooyonga Golf Club where he worked as Golf Course Foreman. …

NZ: The NZPGA has announces move to North Shore Golf Club

POSTED ON August 6, 2020 @ 4:51 pm

The PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) of NZ has announced that from 1st August 2020 it will be based at Auckland’s North Shore Golf Club, relocating from the Remuera Golf Club, its home since 2018. Advising that the move to Albany is largely due to the …

NZ: Billionaire’s golf tourism vision for Mangawhai region

POSTED ON August 1, 2020 @ 5:21 pm

Build it and they will come. A US billionaire’s plan to build more golf courses in Mangawhai to attract tourists rolls on despite border closures.  A town north of Auckland which is home to around 10,000 residents is set to have four golf courses. Two …