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GMA & ASTMA join forces to provide Australia’s largest ever golf industry event

POSTED ON June 23, 2021 @ 5:45 pm

Golf Management Australia (GMA) and the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA) are proud to deliver Australia’s largest ever golf industry conference and trade exhibit. 20 – 23 June, 2022 To be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 20 – 23 June, …

GMANZ joint Summit and Fine Turf Seminar seminar voted a resounding success

POSTED ON June 21, 2021 @ 11:05 am

The joint inaugural 2021 Golf Managers Association New Zealand and NZ Golf Course Superintendents Association Summit and Fine Turf Seminar held last week (13-15 June) at the Vodafone Events Centre Manukau has been rated a resounding success. The theme of the conference was “Prospering in …

NZ: Helicopter crashes onto Terrace Downs Resort golf course – 4 injured

POSTED ON June 14, 2021 @ 5:47 pm

A helicopter has crashed onto a golf course in rural Canterbury, injuring all four people on board. Three people with serious injuries were flown by rescue helicopter to Christchurch Hospital, and a fourth person, who has moderate injuries, was taken to the same hospital by …

Controversy surrounds Mount Compass Golf Course rezoning

POSTED ON June 12, 2021 @ 11:57 am

The rezoning saga surrounding picturesque Mount Compass Golf Course continues after a proposal to develop hundreds of housing allotments. The prolonged disagreements resulted in an Environment, Resources and Development Committee hearing held on May 24. Under South Australia’s new planning code, the golf course was …

Thirteenth Beach Golf Links’ New Short Course Now Open

POSTED ON June 8, 2021 @ 8:10 am

One of Australia’s premier golfing destinations Thirteenth Beach Golf Links recently opened up their new Short Course to public play on the 8th March 2021. The course has since been receiving great feedback and is a great opportunity for emerging golfers to get out on …

NZ: Hororata Golf Club overtaken by flood waters – closed for weeks

POSTED ON May 31, 2021 @ 6:35 pm

The course at Glentunnel, 35 minutes drive west of Christchurch, was overwhelmed by flooded Selwyn River as heavy rain drenched Canterbury on Sunday. “It’s pretty devastating when you see it like that,” Bell, a greenkeeper at the course, said. “The course will be closed for …

New Scholarship Program set to help Victorians build a career in golf

POSTED ON May 29, 2021 @ 7:35 am

A Victorian-first scholarship program to promote inclusive job opportunities in the golf industry has been established by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today called for applications for the program, which will provide funding of up to $7,500 to people seeking …

Sydney’s $12 million Swing City golf venue gets development approval

POSTED ON May 29, 2021 @ 6:54 am

Mulpha, the developer of the Norwest precinct in north western Sydney, has received DA approval from the Hills Shire Council to build a $12 million hospitality venue featuring golf, food and beverage and corporate entertainment facilities in Norwest. 40 driving range bays The development will …

NZ: New owners breathe new life into Rydges Formosa Golf Resort

POSTED ON May 22, 2021 @ 10:07 am

Rydges Formosa Golf Resort – under new ownership and management – has been reborn 20-odd years after first finding fame. The property was bought by the NZ Super Fund and Russell Property Group – the transaction announced just before the first Covid-19 lockdown. The 50 …