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NZ: Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club’s Leo Barber wins writing award

POSTED ON May 13, 2020 @ 5:17 pm

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club general manager and superintendent Leo Barber has won a prestigious award from a United States golfing association. Each year the Golf Course Superintendents Association of New Jersey present the Ed Walsh Award to a member in recognition of the best superintendent …

ASIA: Kota Permai’s Slick Greens Quickly Up to Speed

POSTED ON May 12, 2020 @ 3:27 pm

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Fears that course maintenance restrictions imposed during Kota Permai Golf & Country Club’s enforced closure would impact the speed of the renowned greens at the Kuala Lumpur venue have been quickly allayed. Prior to re-opening last week, Kota Permai, like all golf …

ASIA: Bullish Siegel Expects Strong Bounce Back for Golf Tourism

POSTED ON May 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Bangkok, Thailand: One of Asia’s leading figures in the golf tourism industry is bullish about post-Covid-19 prospects for in-bound golfers to the region. Speaking in the latest in a series of Asian Golf Industry Federation podcasts with leading lights from the industry that are being …

Gregg Patterson: Feeding The Hungry

POSTED ON May 1, 2020 @ 3:46 pm

By Gregg Patterson  – Founder and President at Tribal Magic!!! The Hunger The Virus is with us. People are hurting.  They’re scared.  Lonely.  Uncertain about the future…  And money’s tight.    People are HUNGRY for the warm embrace. They’re HUNGRY for a community of caring. …

‘World’s Biggest Golf Lesson’ Attempt Scheduled For May 5

POSTED ON April 25, 2020 @ 10:47 am

Golfers are being invited to take part in a world record attempt – without having to leave home. At 2pm BST on May 5, 2020, PGA Professionals around the world will take to Instagram Live in an attempt to give the world’s biggest golf lesson. …

Australian Golf Digest launches “Play Here, Stay Here” initiative

POSTED ON March 2, 2020 @ 5:19 pm

Australian Golf Digest announced overnight that it has launched an initiative encouraging golfers across the country to ‘Play Here, Stay Here’ over the next 12-18 months. “With more than 70 percent of our readers going on two (2) golf trips annually and almost 31 percent …

Greg Norman Joins the Cast of Holey Moley Australia

POSTED ON February 27, 2020 @ 6:54 am

Greg Norman Joins the Cast of Holey Moley Australia as Resident Golf Pro of New Extreme Mini Golf Competition Norman Stars Alongside Rob Riggle, Brian “BT” Taylor and Olympia Vance in Series Premiering Late 2020 West Palm Beach, Fla. (February 26, 2020) – Greg Norman today announced that he …

Natural Disaster Cover – Is Your Golf Club Protected?

POSTED ON February 21, 2020 @ 6:17 pm

Recent climate-related catastrophes around the county are putting an onus on Australian golf clubs and facilities to review their insurance policies – before it’s too late! It is old news that Australia is a country with some extreme weather. Just recently, we were in the …

Stephen Pitt Announces Resignation as CEO of Golf Australia

POSTED ON February 18, 2020 @ 5:49 pm

Golf Australia today announced that Stephen Pitt has resigned as Chief Executive Officer after 11 years in the role and will step down from the Organisation later this year. Pitt joined Golf Australia in 2008 and oversaw a period of change and expansion, including the …