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THE PGA of Australia has announced CEO Brian Thorburn will be stepping down when he completes his second three-year stint with the organisation in February 2017.
Darryl Reid has been an integral part of Australian golf for two decades. He’s always there, usually just off camera, as the star players do their stuff. Golf writer CHRIS VOGT spoke to the golf security expert and discovered the big guy in black, a long time confidant of Greg Norman, still gets a buzz from the action.
THE number of golf competition rounds played in Australia continues to increase while the decline in golf club membership numbers has slowed, according to the latest industry report.
GOLF’S governing body the R&A has acted on one of the sport’s perennial problems – slow play – and the encouraging news is that the cause hasn’t been found to lay solely at the feet of players themselves.
THE Australian golf industry had some welcome end of year news with the latest figures showing continued growth in golf participation.
THE heavy hitters of Melbourne’s corporate world, professional golf, government and celebrity will showcase their golfing skills on the prestigious Royal Melbourne course in February 2016 to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital.
GOLF participation is on the rise across Australia with golf club members playing an increased number of competition rounds in the 2014/15 financial year.
THINGS continue to look good for the Australian golf industry with the latest figures showing a continued rise in golf participation across the country.