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Golf Victoria and Golf Australia welcome today’s release of Equal opportunity in golf, a practical guide to preventing unlawful discrimination and harassment in Australia’s golf clubs. more
Mark Hayes contends that while GA's Vision 2025 is exciting, it's as much if not more about what happens in clubland that will spearhead the critical rise of female golf in Australia. more
It’s full steam ahead at Golf Business Forum HQ in Melbourne as the first six speakers for the two day event are confirmed this week. more
Paul Vardy, Clubs and Facilities Support Manager, talks with Rob Vanderzalm of Club Marketing Solutions. more
It may just set up 2018 as the year to create an improved system for decision making to help your club better adapt to its changing future. more
Wollongong Golf Club is the winner of the #SEAChanger award at the #SEASummit in 2017. more
Sports Environment Alliance is an organisation committed to improving the sports industry's engagement in the clean economy. The #SEASummit was held this week in Melbourne. more
An interview conducted with a Course Superintendent writing his Course Report more
An interview with Odette Yen of HPL on how golf clubs can claim Fuel Tax Credits more
Golf Australia is a proud supporter of the 2017 GMA Conference. The GMA Conference is an important biennial event for the golf industry. - Stephen Pitt more
We have received news of a scam, running for months, that is now in the hospitality industry and affecting some golf clubs. more
For too long a cost effective and accessible governance course has not been available for golf club boards and managers. Governance Fundamentals is an e-learning module designed by Golf Australia specifically for golf club board members, GM’s and senior managers with real-life examples of common governance challenges. more
For the fourth successive year, the number of competition rounds played in Australia has risen. more
All Australian golf club members have begun checking their handicap information and scoring history at -- the Golf Australia home page. more
Golf Queensland stands ready to help clubs apply for relief from the flood disaster. more
All Australian golf club members will now check their handicap information and scoring history at -- the Golf Australia home page. more
With some of the hottest days on record in parts of Australia this summer it’s important for club managers, superintendents and golf shop staff to understand, and avoid the dangers of heat stroke and heat exhaustion for workers, members and the public. more
Mike Orloff, a marketing strategist for the golf industry, as well a US and Australian PGA Member with more than 25 years of industry-wide experience, including 18 years working in senior roles for two of the biggest international golf management companies in Australia and the USA – American Golf Corporation and Clubcorp. more
Golf Australia is pleased to announce Golf Premier League has gone national, with the support of all state and territory golf associations. more
Over 200 golf industry leaders gathered in Melbourne in late July 2016 for the inaugural Golf Business Forum, in what became Australia’s largest ever event for golf industry leaders, facility owners and operators, and their business partners. more
Golf Month 2016 has seen over 1,300 activities and offers promoted across more than 400 golf clubs and facilities around Australia, and the success stories are rolling in. more
More golf clubs are taking advantage of the Australian Sports Foundation’s unique tax deductible status to raise funds for a range of projects. more
In a game-changing move for Australian golf, the commercial rights to Golf Link will return to the sport’s governing body. more
The way members join clubs has changed but are clubs fully adapting to ensure the traditional work of new member assimilation occurs? A new member finding a group to be familiar with within the club has always allowed the best means of assimilation and long term loyalty. more
After a number of years of planning and preparation the Walpole Golf Course is the first eighteen hole course in WA to have synthetic greens. The technology involved in synthetic greens has advanced greatly in the last few years and the greens established at Walpole are state of the art. more
Public Golf Facilities Australia enjoyed a successful launch recently, with over 20 facilities expressing immediate interest in being involved in its inception. more
Below the surface, there is another very important but less obvious factor at work that influences the member experience on a daily basis and ultimately shapes the club’s future; the operational mindset. Are the club’s board, management and members focused on value creation or are they operating in a mode of extreme cost control? more
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the concept, strategies and tactics of price. My last blog post about bartering revealed (albeit in a tongue-in-cheek fashion) my discomfort with the practice of what I will call “total price abdication through barter.” more
The Golf Business Forum held in Melbourne in late July brought together a fascinating mix of over 200 course owners and operators, council reps, private club managers, social golf club organisers, PGA members, AGCSA reps, course architects, plus a vast array of suppliers providing services and innovation to the industry. more
Golf Month 2016 is fast approaching. With 265 facilities and over 18,000 participants in last year’s campaign, Golf Month once again aims to get more people playing golf around Australia this October. more
Australia’s population is truly diverse. We hail from all corners of the globe and speak more than 260 languages. Half of us were either born overseas or have parents who were born outside Australia. Sport is part of our national identity and well reflected at a local level in our communities. more
One of the best captains I ever worked with had a standard question whenever an issue or concern was brought to his attention: “What’s the policy?” more
When I hear it said there are too many golf courses, what comes to mind is the line from the 1980’s sitcom Different Strokes, “What you talk’n ‘bout, Willis?”. more
Fancy bringing your passion for golf to the Australian public? Read on ... more
Around Australia, golf clubs have the resources to call on Golf Australia or state and territory member associations. more
Five tips for better golf course photos. more
The Australian Golf Industry Council has released its latest National Competition Rounds Report, which shows participation growth continues to remain steady. more
You probably know the feeling of walking into a bar full of members who are grumbling because of a round of golf that went horribly over time. more
Golf Australia and Golf Management Australia (GMA) are throwing their support behind the upcoming 32nd Australian Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition. more
The Australian Sports Foundation is now partnering with Golf Australia’s Club Support to provide tailored tax deductible fundraising assistance for member clubs. more
Sound familiar…..“I was driving past your club in my Porsche 911 and a golf ball went thud on my windscreen putting a big crack in the front.” Or, “I’m a neighbour and I’ve got a golf ball sitting in my kitchen. more
Golf Australia is a proud supporter of the first ever Golf Business Forum to be held on 25 and 26 July in Melbourne. more
October is Golf Month in 2016. With 265 facilities and over 18,000 participants in last year’s campaign, Golf Month will once again look to get more people playing golf at your facility. more
Sporting clubs came into focus recently as part of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. more
On average 22% of golf club members are aged 25 – 44 years. People in that age bracket form a significant part of Australia’s 800,000 estimated non-club golfers. So, why do clubs struggle to attract these people? more
Further to our articles on looking after new members, a poem. more
Two of America’s best club management experts are coming to Australia. more
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