The Australian Golf Media Association (AGMA) presented its annual awards for the local golf media industry on Thursday evening. Golf Australia magazine taking home three gongs across a variety of categories.
The Association formerly known as the Australian Golf Writers is an industry body offering members of the local media who work in golf the opportunity to connect, occasionally play golf and annually hands out awards to exceptional pieces of work from the previous 12 months.
Despite the interruption of COVID on tournament coverage opportunities, this publication proudly claimed awards for Best Short Form Story, Best Reportage of Women’s Golf and Best Aural Presentation.
Golf Australia Architecture Editor Mike Clayton took home the Best Short Form Story prize for his piece Rough Stuff where he explained why the practice of narrow fairways bordered by heavy rough is killing the game. This story was published in the October, 2020 issue.
Claiming the award for Best Reportage on Women’s Golf was contributor Karen Harding for her widely acclaimed piece, Growing the Game: The Chrysalis Moment covering the emergence of women and girls in golf. This story appeared in June 2021 magazine.
Rounding out the treble was columnist and The Thing About Golf podcast host Rod Morri, who claimed the Best Aural Presentation award for the episode with former PGA Tour player and Presidents Cup player turned Tour coach Bradley Hughes.