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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 …

Formosa cops heavy fine for wastewater (NZ)

POSTED ON August 27, 2020 @ 5:19 pm

Formosa Golf Resort in Auckland has been fined nearly $90,000 after discharging untreated wastewater into a creek despite warnings to fix the problem. The discharge was having a detrimental effect on the land and nearby Waikopua Creek, council officers found. Auckland Council in 2019 found …

Aussie talents advance across the globe through Troon International

POSTED ON August 7, 2020 @ 5:16 pm

The world’s largest golf management company, Troon International, has recently announced six strategic appointments of associates at their properties around the world, demonstrating a wealth of resources and talent in their international arsenal. Troon is the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing …

Golf Commentators Hail “The Open For The Ages”

POSTED ON July 16, 2020 @ 10:03 am

“IT’S THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF” – GOLF COMMENTATORS HAIL THE OPEN FOR THE AGES 15 July 2020, St Andrews, Scotland: The Open For The Ages has been hailed as “the stuff that dreams are made of” by the golf commentators who will bring …