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Golf Business Forum 2020 cancelled, ASTMA postponed

POSTED ON April 3, 2020 @ 9:17 am

Golf Business Forum 2020 has been cancelled. Asia Pacific Sports Turf Management Conference 2020 now to be held later in the year.  COVID-19 has led to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre to cancel all hosted events scheduled to be held at MCEC until 30 June 2020.  Golf Business Forum...

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Augusta National Donates $2m To Help Covid-19 Response

POSTED ON April 2, 2020 @ 12:05 pm

Augusta National Golf Club is to donate $2 million to help local coronavirus response efforts in its local district. (Image credit to Augusta National) In a statement from Chairman Fred Ridley, the Georgia-based club is giving $1 million to Augusta University for expansion of COVID-19 testing in the region, with...

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Renovation to start on Sentosa’s Serapong course

POSTED ON April 2, 2020 @ 12:02 pm

Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore has started a renovation of The Serapong course, led by Andrew Johnston, the club’s general manager, director of agronomy and resident golf course designer. “The last renovation of The Serapong course was nearly fourteen years ago and was the catalyst that propelled the course onto...

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Complimentary ePar Stand up Talk documents now available

POSTED ON April 2, 2020 @ 6:39 am

The 4 epar Stand-Up Meeting Talks, the Guide, and the poster that make up Pack 1 of Epar’s initiative to provide our epar customers with 50 Stand Up Talk documents, is ready to go. The Epar team wants to let all our customers know that their support is appreciated and...

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*Update* Golf Australia and GMA – Queensland Covid 19

POSTED ON March 31, 2020 @ 7:20 pm

*From communication from Golf Australia to golf facilities 31/3/20 As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates. Golf Australia is writing to provide further assistance and guidance to our clubs and facilities...

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Golf Australia advises that all Australian courses should close tonight

POSTED ON March 30, 2020 @ 3:43 pm

As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates. Golf Australia is continuing to provide further assistance and guidance to our clubs and facilities on this important topic. “It is Golf Australia’s recommendation...

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NZ Clubs uneasy about maintenance of courses

POSTED ON March 30, 2020 @ 7:30 am

Golf clubs nationwide face an uncertain future as they wait for the Government to make a decision on whether they can maintain their greens during the nationwide lockdown. Grass has no respect for the coronavirus pandemic which has put normal life on pause. It continues to grow and cutting it...

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Grand Cambodian Appointment for British PGA Professional

POSTED ON March 30, 2020 @ 7:19 am

Alan Martin has been appointed as Golf General Manager for Grand Royal Golf & Resort, the latest business addition to the Chip Mong Group. As a British PGA Professional, Martin has accumulated experience in St Andrews where he was employed at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa before...

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Coronavirus: NZ Golf courses bracing for four weeks without any upkeep

POSTED ON March 29, 2020 @ 7:30 am

Normally at the weekend, stadiums around New Zealand are full of kiwis watching rugby and cricket or for the thousands of weekend hackers, it’s time for a round of golf with their mates. But with the country in lockdown, those stadiums and golf courses aren’t just bare of people they’re...

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