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2018 Queensland Golf Industry Awards – Nominations Now Open

POSTED ON December 28, 2018 @ 7:33 pm

On behalf of the Queensland Golf Industry, we are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2018 Queensland Golf Industry Awards are now open. Nominations can be made by clicking here – QLD Golf Industry Award Nominations Nominations close on Wednesday 13th February, 2019 and awards will be presented at the QLD Golf Industry Awards...


SEEK: Course Superintendent – Geelong Golf Club

POSTED ON December 19, 2018 @ 4:55 pm

Programmed Turnpoint are Australia’s premier Golf Course Maintenance Contractor servicing more than 9 courses around Australia.  The Graham Papworth Designed Geelong Golf Club is situated only 10 min from the Geelong CBD and 35 min from Werribee.  Part of the Geelong Golf Course Residential Community, this fantastic opportunity has arisen...


Strathfield Golf Club returns as inner Sydney’s premier golf destination

POSTED ON November 30, 2018 @ 2:28 pm

By Mathilda Andersson Sitting in the lawyer’s office some three years ago Neil Hardy was made an offer he could not refuse when opening tenders for Strathfield Golf Club’s partial land auction. That day he accepted an offer which exceeded the initial valuation by almost $20m. The rest is about...


Yangtze Dunes re-opens after renovation by Aussie firm OCCM

POSTED ON November 27, 2018 @ 1:34 pm

Yangtze Dunes, the newly renovated 18 here at 36-hole Lanhai International Country Club, celebrated its grand re-opening in late October with lavish, weeklong ceremonies that drew a throng of local dignitaries and an international assembly of media, course raters and tour players. The Yangtze Dunes course reopened to member play...


Shortland Waters GG sold to retirement village developer for $1.25m

POSTED ON November 13, 2018 @ 12:40 pm

Shortland Waters Golf Club members say they feel “dudded” after retirement village developer Aveo bought the 50-hectare course for just $1.25 million. Club president Ron Freeman said Shortland Waters had no option but to sell to Aveo after going into voluntary administration this year. The club has been suffering a cash-flow...


UK golfers may be mandated to wear helmets when playing

POSTED ON November 8, 2018 @ 2:06 pm

Who ever said that golf is not a contact sport has clearly never been struck by a golf ball. FORE!!! Imagine you had a busy week at work so you got distracted, or your hands were a bit shaky or your vision blurred after a few too many cold ones...


New report gives insight to millennial engagement in golf clubs

POSTED ON November 1, 2018 @ 2:32 pm

GolfWA identified some time ago that there was a disconnect between millennial golfers (20 to 39 years of age)  and the typically baby boomer boards and committees that govern clubs. GolfWA created a Young Members Committee to focus particularly on this millennial age group – to highlight what stops millennials...


Golf industry legend Ormsby honoured at SA awards night

POSTED ON October 29, 2018 @ 8:46 am

AN emotional Pete Ormsby was honoured for his incredible service to sport at the South Australian Golf Industry Awards dinner on Saturday night. He was recognised for devoting his career to the development of golf across the state as a player, teacher and contributor. After beginning as a professional at...


New Zealand Golf takes a swing at diversifying the game

POSTED ON October 25, 2018 @ 7:46 am

Golf is a game for everyone. That’s New Zealand Golf’s (NZG) message in their new initiative, attempting to make golf an all-inclusive sport. NZG is drafting up a plan to include minority groups into the golfing community, including LGBTI members, women and those with disabilities. Community groups such as Rainbow Tick...