Australian PGA Championship: Cancelled last year due to COVID-19, the 2021 Australian PGA Championship will be staged at Royal Queensland Golf Club from December 2-5.
Dunedoo Golf Club: The small community in Central West New South Wales was left devastated when a vandal ploughed up half of the course’s nine fairways and sand greens. The club’s plight attracted international attention and spawned a GoFundMe page, while a 34-year-old man was arrested and alleged to have used a disc plough on the back of a tractor to cause the damage.
Adam Scott: As he did in 2016, Adam Scott again confirmed he would not be seeking selection for the Australian team to contest the Olympics in Tokyo.
Grace Kim: The 20-year-old’s move towards her professional career took another important step with a dominant eight-stroke win on the Cactus Tour in the US, winning the 54-hole event at Sun City South Golf Course in Arizona in just her second start.
Cameron Pollard: Winner of the Victorian Inclusive Championship last year and participant in both Australian All Abilities Championships to date, Pollard claimed the inaugural NSW Inclusive Championship at Pacific Dunes Golf Club by three strokes.
Craig Parry: The Aussie golf legend has been engaged by Coffs Harbour Golf Club to develop a complete course masterplan, adding to his growing course-design portfolio that includes the Tuncurry layout and Teven Valley in northern NSW.
Northern Territory PGA: After a shift to October in 2020, the NT PGA will return to its traditional date in 2021, the PGA of Australia confirming it will be staged from August 19-22 at Palmerston Golf & Country Club.
Jeffrey Guan and Jeneath Wong: The two rising stars highlighted their potential with victories at the Australian Junior Championships at Gold Creek Country Club in Canberra, securing starts in the men’s and women’s Australian Opens, respectively.
Prosper Ellis: A prolific course designer who remodelled such layouts as Pymble, Killara, Bonnie Doon, Castle Hill, Belmont and Federal, Ellis’s latest honour is Prospero Drive, a new street with a residential precinct adjacent to Tumut Golf Course.
She’s doing what?
Her own star power never sat too comfortably and now Karrie Webb (pictured) is selling the cinema she owns in her hometown of Ayr in North Queensland. Listed as the Burdekin Delta Cinemas, the freehold property and cinema business in the centre of Ayr was purchased by Webb in 2000 but is now being sold as the current managers of the cinema are retiring.
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