As a 17-year-old from Brisbane, Cameron Smith couldn’t imagine winning a more important tournament than the 2010 Greg Norman Junior Masters. Ten years on and Smith has completed another career ambition by claiming the 2020 Greg Norman Medal.
PGA of Australia boss Gavin Kirkman joined WPGA Tour chief Karen Lunn and new Golf Australia chief executive James Sutherland to speak with Australian Golf Digest about COVID, the fledgling Players Series, driving women’s golf, likely future tournament dates and more.
Minjee Lee is seeking a second Greg Norman Medal in three years while Queensland pair Adam Scott and Cameron Smith are in the hunt for a first following the full announcement of nominees for the PGA of Australia’s major awards for 2020.
A PGA professional, Mark Tibbles, and a Golf Australia community instructor, Anna-Maria England, joining forces to work hand in golf glove to inspire Perth women and girls into the sport. Yep, it’s a thing.
The innovative new series, developed by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the WPGA Tour of Australasia, forms part of the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia and has been a resounding success following the first event in January.
Geoff Ogilvy’s influence on two rookie professionals may prove to be his downfall as the tournament host carries a one-stroke lead into the third round of The Players Series Victoria at Rosebud Country Club on Saturday.
The chief executive of the PGA of Australia talks all things relating to COVID-19, including how our PGA professionals have adapted, plus what it means for the game here and the upcoming summer of scheduled tournaments.