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Joint Australian opens mark world first

Joint Australian opens mark world first

In a world-first for golf, the Men’s Australian Open and the Women’s Australian Open are joining forces. 29 Apr 2022
No Queensland Open in 2022

No Queensland Open in 2022

The 2022 Isuzu Qld Open will not be played due to venue and scheduling complications. 14 Apr 2022
Exclusive: New future of the Australian Open

Exclusive: New future of the Australian Open

A significant change in Australian golf’s biggest tournament occurred in 2021 without much fanfare or notice. But it has significant repercussions and possibly signals a very different men’s Australian Open in the future. 24 Mar 2022
Aussie golf boom in full swing as newcomers tee off

Aussie golf boom in full swing as newcomers tee off

Golf Australia today announced record growth in club participation and total participation, with a 6.4 percent increase in club members and a 21 percent (210,000) year-on-year rise in round players, according to AusPlay data. 8 Feb 2022
Sutherland using women’s cricket experience for golf

Sutherland using women’s cricket experience for golf

Australian golf's leaders want more female events and more women on professional Tours as they attempt to shed perceptions of the sport being pale, male and stale. 17 Dec 2021
Visionary of the Year is back for 2022

Visionary of the Year is back for 2022

The search has begun for the 2022 Visionary of the Year and some of the golf industry’s heavyweights are excited to hear more stories of positive change around gender equality within the golf community. 16 Dec 2021
Australian Golf comes together to launch historic National Strategy

Australian Golf comes together to launch historic National Strategy

It was an historic moment today for Australian Golf as the industry’s milestone national strategy was launched following many months of collaboration and alignment. 15 Dec 2021
Vic Open added to summer of golf schedule

Vic Open added to summer of golf schedule

The ground breaking Vic Open is set to take centre stage again in February, 2022, after a year’s absence because of the Covid-19 pandemic. 14 Dec 2021
$60 million PlayGolf Fund set to modernise facilities

$60 million PlayGolf Fund set to modernise facilities

A major funding package for the redevelopment of public and private golf courses and driving ranges has been launched today by Mulpha Australia Limited, Avid Sports Management Pty Ltd and Golf Australia. 13 Dec 2021
No Australian Open disappoints top players

No Australian Open disappoints top players

Australian No.1 Cameron Smith has expressed his disappointment at the cancellation of the men's and women's national golf championships for the second year running. 15 Oct 2021
Nine million reasons why golf is booming down under

Nine million reasons why golf is booming down under

Ground-breaking research marks Australian golf’s new direction as it sets its sights on a solid path for post-pandemic growth. 12 Oct 2021
Australian Open and PGA postponed until 2022

Australian Open and PGA postponed until 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic, the need to ensure public safety and concerns over quarantine requirements have forced the postponement of the nation’s most prestigious golf tournaments, the Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship, until early-2022 3 Sep 2021
Exclusive: Australian Open decision imminent

Exclusive: Australian Open decision imminent

For a second straight year the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown men’s Australian Open plans into disarray, with the planned November 25-28 date at Sydney’s The Australian Golf Club appearing more and more unlikely by the day. 18 Aug 2021
Australian Open returns for summer

Australian Open returns for summer

It is with great delight that Golf Australia confirms the Australian Open will be played in 2021. 29 Jun 2021
Golf boom confirmed by AusPlay statistics

Golf boom confirmed by AusPlay statistics

The boom in Australian golf has been confirmed by official AusPlay statistics released today. 25 Jun 2021
Minjee Lee 'Gives Back' to golf

Minjee Lee 'Gives Back' to golf

Minjee Lee has become the first “graduate” to dip into her own pocket to help fund Golf Australia’s high performance pathway through its revolutionary Give Back program. 13 May 2021
Official GA Handicap App now available

Official GA Handicap App now available

Golf Australia is excited to provide an update on a significant enhancement to our digital services. The new GA Handicap App is now available for free in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store to all Australian golfers, parents, family members, administrators and others. 21 Apr 2021
Milestone moment for Inside The Ropes

Milestone moment for Inside The Ropes

Australian Golf Media – representing the shared media interests of the PGA of Australia, the WPGA Tour and Golf Australia – this week celebrates a milestone edition of Inside The Ropes. 26 Mar 2021
Golf's summer boom

Golf's summer boom

Australian golf is riding a new wave of popularity with huge participation rises recorded over the summer. 11 Mar 2021
Golf Australia announces Apia partnership

Golf Australia announces Apia partnership

Golf Australia (GA) is thrilled to announce a new multi-year major partnership with Australia’s leading insurance specialist, Apia. 16 Dec 2020
Fears COVID will end Aussie golf careers

Fears COVID will end Aussie golf careers

The Australian summer of golf should be in full swing but instead fears have emerged that many struggling stars on JobKeeper are about to give up the game. 3 Dec 2020