News: Golf

Confusion as courses ignore Golf Australia advice and remain open

After four days of confusion how the Coronavirus restrictions apply to the operation of golf courses, Golf Australia, has released a statement outlining its position, in which it…

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Apr 3, 2020 ByNigel Benton Golf / Government / Wellness /


Organisers advise of cancellation of Golf Business Forum 2020

The organisers of the biennial Golf Business Forum have advised that its 2020 edition has been cancelled due to the "current COVID-19 situation". In a communication to delegates…

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Apr 3, 2020 Events / Golf / Sport /


Golf course greenkeepers fear shutdown will result in multi-billion dollar damage to turf infrastructure

Australia's peak turf management body has warned of multi-billion dollar damage to the nation's sporting assets should staff be prevented from undertaking grounds maintenance work…

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Apr 2, 2020 Finance / Golf / Sport / Surfaces /


Golf Australia advises that clubs, courses and facilities should close

Golf Australia has advised all Australian golf clubs and facilities that they should close until further notice. Following Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s latest advice…

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Mar 31, 2020 Golf / Recreation / Sport /


Clubhouses close but golf courses remain open through Coronavirus crisis

While Federal and state Government restrictions to enforce social-distancing to reduce the impact of Coronavirus outbreak has seen the closure of clubhouses across Australia, most of the…

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Mar 28, 2020 Golf / Safety / Sport / Wellness /


Coronavirus and the leisure industry update: The arts, aquatics, aviation, fitness, golf and swim schools - Friday 20th March

The R&A and Golf Australia have announced a series of temporary measures that will enable clubs to remove any hygiene implications related to complying with the Rules of Golf. These…

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Mar 20, 2020 Aquatics / Education / Fitness / Golf / Tourism /


NZ Super Fund buys Auckland’s Formosa Golf Course

The $45 billion NZ Super Fund and the Russell Property Group have bought the Formosa Golf Course in outer eastern Auckland suburb of Beachlands. The Super Fund and investors associated…

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Mar 19, 2020 Golf / Recreation /


Stephen Pitt resigns as Chief Executive of Golf Australia

Golf Australia has today announced the resignation of Stephen Pitt as Chief Executive after 11 years in the role with Pitt stepping down from the organisation later this year.…

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Feb 18, 2020 Golf /


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