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Golf Australia chairman awarded Order of Australia Medal

By Mark Hayes, Golf Australia GOLF Australia chairman John Hopkins has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the 2015 Australia Day honours list. Hopkins, 64, said it was a “great honour, a tremendous honour” to be recognised jointly for his services to golf and the mineral and resources sector. Hopkins trained as a […]

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Todd Sinnott turns pro after a heck of a summer

ONE of Australia’s brightest golfing prospects is turning professional after a summer he’ll never forget.

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Jordan Spieth bound for 2014 Australian Open

AMERICAN young gun Jordan Spieth is the latest big name confirmed for the 2014 Australian Open in Sydney.

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2014 Mid Amateur Championships Entries Open

THE Australian Mid Amateur Championships, which caters to golfers aged 30 to 54, will be played this year at Lynwood Country Club in North Western Sydney from 12-14 November. The championship, again played over 54-holes of strokeplay, is moving from Victoria for the first time since 2010 and it is hoped that a new initiative […]

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New “Home of Golf” on Aussie golfing horizon

THE PGA of Australia, Golf Australia and Golf Victoria have been working on a new “Home of Golf” project they say could be the biggest shake-up of the industry in decades.

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Peak Aussie golf bodies team up to boost junior golf

GOLF Australia and the PGA of Australia have signed an historic joint venture agreement that will boost the landscape of junior golf development in Australia. Under the agreement, the PGA and Golf Australia will govern a single junior development program, MyGolf – as the one nationally recognised junior golf program that will act as the […]

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More changes to Australian Handicap System

More changes to Australian Handicap System

GOLF AUSTRALIA has today foreshadowed impending changes to the new Australian Handicap System. This will include an adjustment to the best 10 of 20 rounds calculation method which will be implemented in the next few months. In a memo to clubs GA says it will be making an announcement on the implementation of the changes […]

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Golf leaves AIS program

Golf leaves AIS program

GOLF AUSTRALIA has confirmed that golf will not be part of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) program from the beginning of next year. GA announced yesterday that although golf will leave the AIS program from 1 January 2011, government funding previously provided for the AIS program had been retained by the sport. GA said […]

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Elite senior amateur golfers again beat the Defence Forces

Elite senior amateur golfers again beat the Defence Forces

A TEAM of top Australian senior amateur golfers has again beaten a crack squad representing the Australian Defence Forces. In the now annual match between a Golf Australia Men’s Senior team and the Australian Defence Forces team, the senior golfers won by 13½ matches to 10½ matches at the Tallwoods Golf Club on the NSW […]

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Freddie Couples joins Daly at 2010 Australian Open

Freddie Couples joins Daly at 2010 Australian Open

FRED COUPLES has confirmed as a starter for the 2010 Australian Open to be played at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney. The popular American will add a huge amount of interest to the tournament and will join John Daly, Greg Norman, Geoff Ogilvy and defending champion Adam Scott in what is shaping as a […]

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