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Top five reasons why you should make Ba Ria-Vung Tau your next golf destination

POSTED ON October 24, 2020 @ 11:28 am

Of all Vietnam’s spectacular coastal enclaves, Ba Ria-Vung Tau is perhaps the country’s most underrated. While long-established beach hubs such as Danang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc hog the headlines, the southern region has flown under the radar slightly. But the province is now picking …

All-virtual format announced for the 2021 PGA Merchandise Show

POSTED ON October 24, 2020 @ 11:02 am

PGA Golf Exhibitions, in partnership with the PGA of America, announced this week the shift to an all-virtual format for the 2021 PGA Merchandise Show, January 26-29. Prioritizing the health and well-being of the global golf community during the ongoing pandemic, the decision was made …

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 …

Ba Na Hills Golf Club wins Travellers’ Choice award

POSTED ON October 7, 2020 @ 8:12 pm

Ba Na Hills Golf Club, designed by Luke Donald, has been recognised as a 2020 Travellers’ Choice award-winner based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews. Top destination In the recently-announced awards, Ba Na Hills Golf Club ranked in the Top 10 percent of destinations …

Inglewood Golf Club (NZ) given a $40,000 construction grant

POSTED ON October 1, 2020 @ 9:30 pm

A Taranaki golf club has been given a $40,000 grant towards the construction of new workshop sheds. The New Zealand Community Trust has given the money to the Inglewood Golf Club. The club’s current workshop is used for storage and not of sufficient standard to …

Golf’s hidden benefits: muscle strength and balance

POSTED ON October 1, 2020 @ 7:35 pm

Do you want to improve your muscle strength and balance? Then golf is the sport for you, according to new study backed by the R&A. Muscle strength and balance exercises form an important part of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended guidelines to tackle physical …

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 …

Thank a Superintendent on 23 September

POSTED ON September 10, 2020 @ 8:38 pm

As a healthy outdoor activity that can adhere to social distancing requirements, golf has seen a worldwide resurgence in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. On 23 September 2020, the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA) in conjunction with other global superintendent and turf management …

Video: AGIC film to promote golf’s mental health benefits

POSTED ON September 5, 2020 @ 9:54 am

In a bid to showcase golf’s many benefits for the body and mind, the Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC) has released a three-hour long TV production. Tee Your Mind Titled Tee Your Mind, this feature is a golf mindfulness experience presenting some of Australia’s most …

New Development Officer appointed for the R&A

POSTED ON August 29, 2020 @ 8:38 am

The R&A welcomes Phil Anderton to the executive management team as Chief Development Officer. Anderton will bring a wealth of experience and business acumen to the executive management team role having held a number of senior positions in sport. Following Duncan Weir’s recent retirement after …