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The Australian golf industry thanks everybody who has put their heart and soul into all forms of recognition of the late Jarrod Lyle and to unite in keeping the momentum rolling. more
If your club or facility has a big dream you didn't think possible to achieve, this is for you. 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
It's now less than three months to the first ever BMI - Club Manager program to be held in Australia - Melbourne and Sydney in October. Is it time to block some time for you? more
Through the 2018/19 Australian Federal budget, the Australian Sports Commission has been allocated $29.7 million for a grants program to improve local community sport infrastructure. more
Competition rounds throughout Australia have increased in five of the first six months of 2018 over 2017 figures. more
Golf Australia is pleased to present the 2017 national golf club participation report. more
Gregg Patterson and Norm Spitzig are back this July for their second Australian Roadshow with the topics to focus on Service, Culture and Participation. more
MyGolf par-teed in style today more
Golf Victoria is seeking a talented and passionate individual to join our team of Regional Development Officers. more
The Golf Business Forum, Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 July– now only one week away. more
The golfing ladies of St George don’t mind being referred to as Dragons... 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
The R&A has unveiled its “Women in Golf Charter” as part of the organisation’s drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry. more
Let's acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s unsung heroes. more
Golf Australia has invested in software development to attain real-time insights into GOLF Link competition rounds. more
The blockbuster 2018 Golf Business Forum program has been set. more
Finding time or financial resources to undertake professional development has often been a barrier for board members in golf clubs. But not anymore through the Governance Fundamentals course. more
Registrations for the BMI world’s most recognised club management professional development program, are open in Australia. BMI stands for Business Management Institute, a program developed by Club Manager's Association of America. more
Further to our articles on looking after new members, a poem. more
The Australian Golf Course Superintendents’ Association (AGCSA) is encouraging all who love the game of golf to get behind ‘Thank a Superintendent Week.' more
Vision 2025 is up and running. more
Golf Australia in partnership with Golf Management Australia (GMA) and Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), is excited to announce the confirmation of two Business Management Institute (BMI) – Club Management modules. more
With delegate tickets now available for purchase and the full gamut of speakers in place, the 2018 Golf Business Forum is firing on all cylinders. more
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
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
The Australian Golf Industry Council is pleased to launch The Community Impact of Golf in Australia Report 2017. 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
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
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
Moore Park Golf is a golf course & driving range located less than 10 mins from the Sydney CBD and is home to the Sydney Golf Academy. Moore Park Golf House is a heritage listed clubhouse offering daily breakfasts & lunches as well as all ranges of functions and corporate days with seating for 150. more
Two of America’s best club management experts are coming to Australia. more
Ramp up your junior program with a well branded, structured and easy to implement teaching program. PGA Professionals and Community Coaches have the flexibility to adapt the programs to their needs and price accordingly. 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
It should commence 5 months prior to the club’s elections and AGM, especially if there is a Christmas break in that time. 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
More than ever there are opportunities for learning and advancing the golf industry. A calendar of events is being prepared that will give those in the industry with a thirst for knowledge a snapshot of education available. more
It is well established that membership subscriptions are the biggest determinant of the financial health of a club. more
Clubs all over the country are undertaking the club health check tool. It’s a chance to gather two or more club leaders ( such as GM, President/Captain/Treasurer/Committee) for around 20-30 minutes to answer the questions that relate to; vision & mission, governance, culture & leadership and decision making. more
In Part 1, we looked at the remarkable findings of an academic study into Season Ticket Holders (STH) at two AFL clubs. more
Golf Australia is pleased to support the Golf Business Forum 2016, to be held in Melbourne on 25 and 26 July. 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
Clubs should be careful not to overplay the financial impact of food and beverage sales on strategy compared the membership which has a much greater impact. more
Holding on is the best way to describe it. Actually, we’re losing more members that we’re gaining, about 30 -40 members a year more than we can replace. more
Golf Australia is pleased to announce Golf Premier League has gone national, with the support of all state and territory golf associations. more
There’s always clubs doing wonderful things that serve their members and broader communities. Sharing ideas is a way of improving the outcomes for all clubs. We’d love to hear from you. more
The very first Club Support Review and Workshop was held on 18 November in Melbourne. It was a chance to get the key people delivering club support around the country together in the one room to share experiences of engagement with clubs and improving club viability. 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
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