Wellington Golf Course Superintendents Association Update
9 Jan 2008 - Golf - Leo Barber
Welcome to the Christmas edition of “Presidents Pen”, an email only publication produced by the Wellington Golf Course Superintendents Association.
Christchurch Golf Course $2million drainage project
3 Jan 2008 - Golf - Editor
A top Christchurch golf course has a new water feature as part of a $2 million drainage project funded by ratepayers.
Vietnam Golf on the move
2 Jan 2008 - Golf - Editor
2007 is a pivotal year for Vietnam golf as it has seen a booming number of high-end golf courses, welcomed the establishment of the Ho Chi Minh Golf Trail, and reaped numerous international golf prizes, signaling a coming-of-age for the country’s international golf standing.
Philippines Will Excite Golf Enthusiasts
27 Dec 2007 - Golf - Editor
In 2008, international property developer, Thunderbird Resorts, will excite golf enthusiasts with the opening of its world-class golf course in Poro Point, La Union Philippines.
26 Dec 2007 - Golf - Editor
Every so often a new golf course is constructed in a rather remote, unforeseen location, and on the merits of its unusual place and the finer points of its design, achieves an almost cult-like status among the golf intelligentsia.
Malaysia Awarded The Golf Destination Of The Year 2008
25 Dec 2007 - Golf - Press Release
The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) has honoured Malaysia with the prestigious '2008 Asia and Australasia Golf Destination of the Year' award. The award ceremony took place during the 2007 annual awards gala dinner held in Cancun, Mexico, on 6 December 2007.
GCSAA Profiling Golf Courses
23 Dec 2007 - Golf - Editor
What does a typical 18-hole golf course look like? Until recently, it was anyone’s best guess. But thanks to a survey conducted by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA),
Brookwater Queensland's Best Golf Course
21 Dec 2007 - Golf - Editor
It's the kind of course that has weekend hackers shaking in their spikes but Brookwater Golf Club continues to earn critical acclaim among golfing experts.
Terrey Hills Club Back on Course
19 Dec 2007 - Golf - Editor
Terrey Hills Country Club and Golf Course is out of the bunker after its main shareholder cleared its debts. Japanese group Lansura, which owns 40 per cent of the club, was facing a legal battle over a $24.5 million loan the company made to the golf course 20 years ago.
Making a Great Green
12 Dec 2007 - Golf - Philip Christian Spogard
Creating outstanding greens is perhaps the most important factor in golf course design. It's the topic that golfers talk about most in the clubhouse and the reputations of golf courses can be made or broken on the quality of their greens.
Greenkeeping Is It Your Perfect Job?
10 Dec 2007 - Golf - Editor
Richard Saunders is an apprentice Greenkeeper at the Murawai Golf Club who loves golf and generally can’t get enough of it. Not surprisingly he has managed to find the perfect career option that allows him to play as much golf as possible.
Where is the World's Longest Golf Course?
6 Dec 2007 - Golf - Rob Jenkins
Plans to build the world's longest golf course, across 1,200 kilometers of Australian desert, received a welcome boost yesterday when the government offered seed funding for the venture.
5 Dec 2007 - Golf - Editor
Wingecarribee Shire Council will consider a report on Wednesday recommending that a draft Plan of Management for the Bowral Country Golf Course be placed on public exhibition.
Golfer's Gold in the N.Z South Island?
5 Dec 2007 - Golf - Editor
As Queenstown hosted the New Zealand Open, we look at whether golf could one day rival skiing in drawing tourists to the alpine resort.
In the footsteps of Giants
1 Dec 2007 - Golf - John Reynolds
It is a late September morning as I cross the car park towards the main reception at the Belfry. I have an important appointment to keep with a very busy man indeed, and I am aware of how lucky I am to get it!