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Summer/Autumn 2013 Issue 18








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From the Editor


Letters to the Editor


ISPS Handa Womens Open


2013 Volvik RAVC Ladies Masters


Lindsey is Wright to defend New Zealand Womens Opens


Ko to defend NSW Open Title


Klatten set to defend Victoria Open Title


How to set up for Uneven Lies – With Ann Wilson


Ladies European Tour round up


Keating Collects second straight victory


Keating wins Spanish Open in play-off


Club Car Series return in 2013


Fiza Errington joins the ALPG Team


Q&A with Julia Bondad


Q&A with Sarah Jane Smith


Ladies make an Historic Milestone


Lakelands Gold Coast Golf Club


Introducing Signature – Exclusive waterfront Golf Course Resort Living


RACV Royal Pines Resort


Golf OZ Tours


Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort


Paradise Palms Resort




There’s a secret in NSW and it’s ORANGE


Carlotta Ciganda – romps to victory in China


Glenn McCully – Teaching golf for 28 years



The Grange Golf Club

Exciting news - ‘The Next Generation Club’


The Coast is Unique - Stunning Ocean Views


2XU Elite Golf L/S Compression Top




Welcome to Clearwater Noosa Resort


Product Reviews


Luxury Beach House in North Tasmania


Gifts for Men


Anglesea Golf Course


Beauty Products


Kate Nolan – Albert Park Golf Academy


Book Reviews




McLeod Country Golf Club


Fiji Heaven - Yasawa


Maui Hawaii – The ultimate Great Golf Getaway


Chinese Prodigy – Guan Tianlang earns US Masters spot at 14


Victoria Primary Schools Amateur Open


State News Victoria


State News New South Wales


State News Queensland


State News South Australia


State News Western Australia


Jiyai Shin – Earns major victory at Ricoh Women’s British Open


Inbee Park – wins Evian Masters




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Managing Editor

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Photography Cover: Tristan Jones Photography Cover Stacey Keating holds the trophy that topped off an amazing 2012.

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elcome to the summer issue of Ladies GOLF Magazine, which features all the ALPG Summer Carnivals. The ALPG has it all with the Vintage Gold Club Pro Am on the 14th to 15 th January. The Moss Vale Golf Club on the 17th to 18th February, the Mount Broughton Classic on the 19th to 20th January, the Anthill Park Country Golf Club Pro Am on the 21st January, the BING Lee Samsung Womens NSW Open on the 25th to 27 January and the Volvick RACV Ladies Masters on the 1st to the 3rd of February. The ISPS Hands New Zealand Women’s Open is on the 8th to the 10th of February. Canberra will tee off a year of celebrations becoming the focus of the golfing world in February as it hosts the world’s best players at the 2013 IPSS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Royal Canberra Golf Club on the 14th – 17th of February 2013. The Women’s Victorian Open will follow on the 21st to the 24th February. Visit to follow all the action. Congratulations must go to our cover girl Australian Stacey Keating who came from three shots behind to beat Diana Luna of Italy to capture the Lacoste Ladies Open de France at Chantaco Golf Club on Sunday 7th October. The 26th year old from Cressy, Victoria, recorded her second straight win on the Ladies European Tour after she earned her maiden title at the Tenerife Ladies Open de Espana, just a fortnight previously on Sunday 23rd September. Australia’s love of golf returns as summer approaches showing a 3.5% year on year growth in club rounds played in 2011/12. Bucking concerns of a downturn, a report released by the AGIC shows strong growth in competition golf in Australia with the summer months expected to deliver further momentum. According to the 2012 Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC) Competition Rounds Report, over 12 million rounds of golf (3.5% increase) have been played since the same time last year. For further information you can download the full repost from the AGIC website

The Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC) was established in late 2006 to provide a forum to help unite the industry on agreed industry wide initiatives. Membership includes: Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association, Australian Ladies Professional Golf, Australian Sporting Goods Association, Golf Australia, Golf Management Australia, PGA of Australia and the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects. We have featured some great golf accessories to help your game that make perfect gifts for that special someone and for the person that has everything. Why not also give a subscription to Ladies GOLF Magazine and go in the draw to have a chance to win a set of Antler Liquis Luggage valued at $2,500.00. These suitcases are so light and easy to manoeuvre, the perfect travelling companion. To subscribe see page 23. We also produce Ladies in RACING Magazine. Congratulations go to Susan Sauer from ACT who is the lucky winner of our last subscription offer. Susan and three of her friends have won a fabulous two night accommodation and golf package at Sea Temple Resort & Spa, Port Douglas. We hope you enjoy this issue of the Ladies GOLF Magazine and please send me in your letters to the editor. The first four letters received will be sent a $100.00 crocs voucher to spend on any of their golf range, see page 89 for details. From all of us we wish you and your families a happy and safe holiday season and great golfing.



TERRIGAL LADIES GOLF Dear Editor, TERRIGAL LADIES GOLF celebrated its 40th Anniversary on 25th October this year. Many of us played 7am Shot Gun start Team Par 1 score to count to all be ready for Lunch. Many past Presidents were present and Georgie Quill & Patricia Whittle gave interesting

talks on the past and an insight of what the Club was like forty years ago.... There were only 3 Holes... played three times in the begginning!!! Sandra Kunze has been doing a mammoth job over the years taking photoes of special events, pennants teams , presentation Day and our Concerts and Fun Dress up Days. I think possibly 20 Photoe Albums hold all these wonderful records.At our celebration several photoes were chosen and put on video screen and we had fun seeing who we knewand sometimes laughing at ourselves.A Fashion Parade was held with Golf Fashions of Lady Golfers over the years since Ladies were first allowed on the Courses by our Males....Our President Judi Eaton and her Committee organised a lovely Luncheon and

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GLAMOUR TEE AUSTRALIA Hi Cathi, Since establishing Glamour Tee Australia in 2006 I have advertised from time to time in the Ladies GOLF Magazine. I would like to thank you for the very professional assistance given to me and all my advertisements were always beautifully presented. I am not sure which direction Glamour Tee will now take as fabric in this country is extremely difficult to source. At present all lines presented on the website will be offered to your readers and friends for half the retail price until sold.

Birthday Cake! Invitations were issued to past playing memebers. It was a great day for our Friendly Club which we all nickname ROYAL TERRIGAL and yes indeed it was a very Royal Day. We had another celebration on November 5th when on Champion of Champions Day at Morisset when all the Central Coast Champions played from all the other Clubs and Sally Hopkins won the Champion Of Champions and Chun Kim won the Medal of Medals .......We are so proud of them both and all are other members who played this day. We love the Ladies GOLF Magazine. Good Golfing Everyone for 2013

Thank you very much for your donation of “Ladies Golf Magazine” for our Charity Day “The Bright & Beautiful Judy Byrne Day” in aid of the Leukaemia Foundation. The magazine was a great hit with our members and their guests, as was the “Ladies in Racing Magazine” promotion. We had 96 starters for an Ambrose event. The winners of the event were Mark and Sharon Robinson and Karen and Ken Baker. Enjoy your golf. Associates from Botany Golf Club.

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DAPHNE PIRIE Dear Cathryn I wish to thank you for including me in your editorial feature in the Winter 12 issue 17. Your kind words of congratulations are greatly appreciated, however I am fully aware I have been so lucky to have been singled out. There are so many sportswomen out there following the passion of their chosen sport. I accepted these awards on behalf of all Australian Sportswomen. I also acknowledge my long friendship with Ann Wilson – Captain of Miami High who excelled at all sport representing Queensland in multiple events. At this stage of her life Ann decided to include golf in her sporting career – and look at her now!

TOMAREE SUPPORT GROUP Earlier this year another proud moment was being appointed Patron of the McLeod Senior Ladies Golf Club. I have had a long association with this great club having travelled with some fellow Gold Coast Burleigh Associates to play in their first ever Inter Club social match back in the sixties. Mick and I are off to London for the Olympics and with golf being included in 2012 in Rio De Janeiro you will be writing stories of our great female Olympic golf stars – what great motivation for our girls. Congratulations on your great magazine. Sincerely Daphne Pirie AO MBE

Dear Cathryn, On behalf of the Tomaree Breast Cancer Support Group Inc., thank you for donating the golfing magazine for our ladies charity golf day on November 20th 2012. We have approximately 170 lady golfers entering the event and will include one of your subscription notices in the little pink “goody” bags we give each player. We really appreciate your ongoing support of our annual charity day, proceeds of which assist patients living in our community and receiving therapy of breast cancer. Yours Sincerely Elizabeth Cameron Secretary Tomaree Breast Cancer Support Group Inc Ladies GOLF Summer/Autumn 2013


2013 ISPS



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anctioned with the global LPGA Tour, the championship will see the world’s finest players in Australia’s capital city for the first time in the championship’s history. This historic occasion will see the world’s topranked players return to Australia for the seasonopening LP GA event, in search of world ranking points and the US$1.2 million prize money on the stunning stage at Royal Canberra at Yarralumla.

Australian Open Canberra will tee off a year of celebrations becoming the focus of the golfing world in February as it hosts the world’s best players at the 2013 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Royal Canberra Golf Club.

Four-time champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member Karrie Webb said she’s excited to play in Canberra for the first time since her junior days. “I think everyone enjoyed this the 2012 event and all the Aussie girls over here have talked up Royal Canberra and got the girls excited to come back down early next year,” the 7 time Major winner said. “It’s a very special thing in Canberra’s history and in Australia’s history and the fact that we’re

going to be playing the Australian Open there at the start of the whole year of celebrations is really exciting,” Webb said. Set in the picturesque Westbourne Woods arboretum, Royal Canberra has drawn comparisons with some of the most famous tree-lined venues at major championships in the United States. The variety of trees including pines, birch and cedar as well as Australian natives will provide fans with a fantastic championship experience on par with the best golf venues in the world. “The LPGA has become a US based and operated Tour but I think it has become more of a global tour and our brand is a lot more global than it was when I started on the LPGA. I think bringing the LPGA to Australia expands that brand and it’s great for the Australian public to have the best players in the world down there participating in the Australian Open,” Webb said. Based on the excitement levels in 2012, fans in Canberra have plenty to look forward to. In the last edition of the title, American rookie Jessica Korda held on in an extraordinary six-way play-off at Royal Melbourne to win her first LPGA Tour event and ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open title. In doing so, the 18 year old became the first American to lift the Patricia Bridges Bowl since Debbie Austin in 1978 and mirrored the success of her tennis playing father Petr who won the Australian Open tennis championship in 1998. Korda’s win added another chapter to the Women’s Australian Open championship which has one of the richest histories in Australian and international sport.

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ISPS Handa Australian Women’s Open (cont’) With past champions coming from across the globe and boasting more than 30 Major championship victories between them, this championship is renowned for showcasing the best female golfers to have ever played the game on Australia’s premier golf courses. The inaugural championship was held in 1974 and Japan’s Chako Higuchi lifted the Patricia Bridges Bowl for the first time. Higuchi would become one of five former champions of the tournament to be admitted to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Nineteen year-old Queenslander Karrie Webb made her first professional appearance in 1994 in Adelaide and Sweden’s Annika Sorenstam recorded her first-ever victory as a professional. She would go on to record another 89 wins worldwide and become one of the most successful golfers in history. Webb recorded her first of four victories at Women’s Australian Open in 2000 where she won two of the four majors in the same year. In recent times, World Number 1 Taiwanese Yani Tseng had made the title her own with consecutive wins in 2010 and 2011 was on the verge of an record three-peat when she arrived in Melbourne earlier this year. It is a title steeped in history. With dozens of Major victories and five World Golf Hall of Fame members highlighting the winners of a championship where Australian women now match the world’s best players all over the course. Whoever is crowned champion on the final Sunday, the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open is now a championship on a very big international stage with the LPGA. Some of the finest players from all over the world will travel to Canberra to compete with one motive: universal respect for one of international golf’s most coveted prizes.

Top left: Karrie Webb, top right: Melissa Reid Left and below: Jessica Korda - last years Handa winner

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ladies masters RACV Managing Director and CEO, Colin Jordan, welcomed Volvik as the co-title sponsor and event partner, and was delighted that RACV Royal Pines Resort would host the Ladies Masters for the twenty-second consecutive year.


ournament Chairman, Bob Tuohy announced that Korean golf ball manufacturer, Volvik, would join RACV as the Co-Title Sponsor for the 2013 Volvik RACV Ladies Masters, scheduled to be played at the RACV Royal Pines Resort between February 1-3, 2013.                        “RACV is delighted to be co-title sponsor and host of this quality women’s golf tournament, and I am pleased that this year’s event will once again attract many of the world’s best female golfers to play at the RACV Royal Pines Resort.” Volvik Chairman, Mr Moon said “It’s my pleasure to co-host the Ladies European Tour and ALPG Sanctioned

Ladies Masters with RACV.  RACV Royal Pines Resort is a world-class golf course that gives golfers the opportunity to experience conditions usually reserved for champions”. “I personally hope that Volvik will be a memorable brand not only for Australian golfers but also in every other country through the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters international telecast.” Speaking on behalf of the Co-Sanction Partners, Warren Sevil, CEO of the Australian Ladies Professional Golf said “We welcome Volvik to the Ladies Masters and thank them for their support of Australia’s longest running women’s professional golf tournament. This tournament boasts an enviable history of attracting the world’s best players and the ALPG Tour and LET look forward to delivering another quality field to an event which is played at a world class venue and broadcast to an extensive local and international reach of golf fans. We thank RACV for their continued support and hosting and express our sincere gratitude to Tuohy Associates for making it 24 consecutive years.” Bob Tuohy acknowledged the ongoing support of long term key stakeholder Events Queensland and the Gold Coast City Council. Events Queensland supports the 2013 Volvik RACV Ladies Masters as part of a growing calendar of sporting, cultural, business and regional events throughout the state. The Volvik RACV Ladies Masters will be telecast by ABC Sport nationally each day with live pictures broadcast in Korea by J Golf, Sky NZ, ESPN Star Sports Asia and other key overseas markets.

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Left: Lindsey Wright proudly holds the New Zealand Womens Open Trophy

“I love the Christchurch community and look forward to doing some sightseeing as well as playing golf. “ It is expected that the fifth staging of the championship will attract its best field with the timing of the event directly after the Volvik RACV Australian Ladies Masters and the week prior to the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. With the tournament the week prior to the LPGA/ LET/ALPG tri-sanctioned Women’s Australian Open, there is a strong possibility that some of the top LPGA players will come “down under” early for the tournament to dust off the cobwebs while looking to add a national title to their resume.


is Wright to defend NZ Open Story by Sandy Lonergan


ustralian Lindsey Wright has already booked her flights to Christchurch in February, when she will return to defend her ISPS Handa New Zealand’s Women’s Open presented by Christchurch title. The 2013 NZ Women’s Open will be played from 8 to 10 February at the Clearwater Golf Club, on the outskirts of Christchurch. The affable 32-year-old broke an eight year drought when she captured the title on 19th February 2012, and she did it in style. Wright was one of six players tied for the lead at start of the final round, and at one stage during the opening nine holes, there were 21 players within one shot of the lead. The Victorian built up a two shot cushion midway through the round before a double bogey on the par 4, 13th saw her come back to the field. Coming down the 18th, she was tied for the lead with compatriot Jessica Speechley and American Alison Walshe, at nine-under-par. 10  Ladies GOLF Summer/Autumn 2013

“I’m looking forward to coming back to play the ISPS Handa NZ open, its a great event to play.”  Wright was playing in the last group of the day, and with Speechley and Walshe already in the clubhouse, it was up-to Wright to either secure victory with a birdie or otherwise send the tournament into a two or three way playoff. The former Rolex World No.12 played a very delicate pitch shot into the par five 18th and showed nerves of steel calmly holing the 15foot birdie putt to win. It was an emotional win for Wright, who wanted to win for the people of Christchurch given what they had endured 12 months earlier, with the devasting earthquake. Recently Wright said “I’m looking forward to coming back to play the ISPS Handa NZ open, its a great event to play and really helps kick start my season. “

The LET players have always supported the event well and the same calibre of top players are once again expected to return, including England’s Melissa Reid, Scotland’s Carly Booth and Germany’s Caroline Masson. Previous champions France’s Gwladys Nocera (2009), England’s Laura Davies (2010) and Australian Kristie Smith (2011) have all confirmed they have the tournament in their 2013 schedule. One of the main challenges is certain to come from local teenage sensation Lydia Ko. Ko, who was in contention during the final round in 2012. Ko will be hoping to add the New Zealand Women’s Open to her trophy cabinet of both amateur and professional tournament victories. 2012 has been a memorable year for the talented New Zealander, it started with her maiden professional tournament victory at the Bing Lee / Samsung Women’s NSW Open in January, which was followed up by her impressive top 20 finish at the Women’s US Open where she finished as leading amateur; then a win at the US Amateur, which was then followed by her biggest win to date, the LPGA CN Canadian Women’s Open. Ko then won the individual title at the recent World Amateur Teams Championship in Turkey. She will no doubt be the star attraction at the New Zealand Women’s Open and fans are expected to flock to Clearwater to support her quest to win the national championship against an field of international stars.


NSW Open

When New Zealand’s Lydia Ko captured the 2012 Bing Lee / Samsung NSW Women’s Open as a 14-year-old earlier this year, she made international headlines as the youngest player, female or male, to win a professional tournament on any of the major golf tours around the world.

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Story by Sandy Lonergan


his victory would prove to be the catalyst of a phenomenal year for the superstar in the making. Ko, the world number one ranked amateur was the leading amateur at the US Women’s Open in July and went on to win the prestigious US Women’s Amateur in August. She then dominated world golf headlines after a stunning win on the strongest women’s professional golf tour, the LPGA, at the CN Women’s Canadian Open two weeks later. She defeated a field which included 49 of the top 50 ranked players in the world. Notwithstanding all that has happened since January 2012, Ko recently confirmed she will return to Oatlands Golf Club to defend the title which, despite the long and successful professional career she is likely to enjoy, will always sit on her profile as her first victory in a professional event. Ko said that despite settling back into normal life as a 15 year old student, 12  Ladies GOLF Summer/Autumn 2013

with national exams in the months prior to the January tournament, she “would love to play the

What Lydia Ko did in 2012, made world headlines and it is wonderful that she is returning to the event

New South Wales Open again, and is grateful for the invitation.” The NSW Women’s Open has a history of delivering dramatic finishes and golf fans can expect no different when the event tees off from

25th and 27th January at the Oatlands Golf Club in Sydney. Ko in particular is a phenomenal talent displaying amazing ability coupled with a care free youthful attitude which is refreshing and has endeared her to golf fans around the world. The enthralling finishes started in 2007, the inaugural year of the Championship, when local favourite Joanne Mills triumphed over Sarah Kemp in a five hole playoff. The following year, England’s golfing legend Laura Davies added her name to the prestigious trophy after firing a final round 5 under par 67, to shut out Sarah Oh. Oh would respond with back-toback victories in 2009 and 2010, each time leaving Queenslander and LPGA multiple winner Katherine Hull in second place. In 2011 it seemed Ko was set to create history when, as a 13-year-old, she held a one shot lead playing the final hole. It was not to be

however as Swede Caroline Hedwall, who was paired with Ko, birdied the par 3 18th, while Ko three-putted to hand the trophy to the Swede. It would be Hedwall’s maiden professional victory and she would go on to record four victories in her rookie year on the Ladies European Tour. Ko didn’t let the title slip through her fingers for the second straight year. She posted rounds of 69,64,69 for a 13 under par total and a four shot win over Wales’ Becky Morgan, with Aussies Lindsey Wright and Kristie Smith a further shot back. Another strong field is expected, particularly as the tournament tees off the ALPG Tour’s “Summer of Golf” and leads straight into the three co-sanctioned events, the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters; ISPS Handa New Zealand Women’s Open and ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. Victorian Lindsey Wright, the defending champion of the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open has also confirmed she is a definite starter in Sydney. After being in contention right to the end in her first appearance at the 2012 tournament, the 33-year-old is keen to return in 2013. “I’m looking forward to it already. Because of scheduling I hadn’t played previous to 2012, but NSW Golf and Oatlands Golf Club, with the support of Bing Lee and Samsung

put on a very enjoyable event.” Wright stated. Compatriots and LET tour winners Stacey Keating, Frances Bondad, Nikki Garrett, Karen Lunn and Kristie Smith are all keen to play again. LPGA based players Sarah Kemp, Sarah Jane Smith and LPGA of Japan player Tamie Durdin are also likely starters. The tournament has always attracted leading international players such as Brits Laura Davies and Melissa Reid. Davies will return for the fifth consecutive year and the likes of Reid and other European players are expected to head down under to play a month of tournaments. As in previous years the tournament provides an important opportunity for Australia’s leading amateurs to play alongside the professionals, in an event which is included in the prestigious Karrie Webb Series. As many as twenty five leading Australian amateur players will again have the opportunity to challenge the professionals. The Oatlands golf course provides a wonderful venue for the Championship, each year it is presented in immaculate condition offering a mix of challenging tree lined holes and reachable par fives all featuring small and beautifully bunkered greens which test the accuracy of irons and nerves of the putter. ALPG CEO Warren Sevil is expecting another strong field to contest the Open.

“This tournament always delivers something special. What Lydia Ko did in 2012, made world headlines and it is wonderful that she is returning to the event which kick started her phenomenal year. Our 2013 schedule sees the NSW Open lead into a run of three major events and we expect the leading Australians along with a number of internationals to come down early to play at Oatlands and try and get amongst the headlines which this event creates year in and year out. Through the ongoing support of Bing Lee, Samsung and Oatlands Golf Club, we are fortunate to be able to showcase great golf on a great golf course.” Said Sevil Golf NSW Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Fraser, said “After the amazing achievement by Lydia Ko to win the 2012 Women’s NSW Open, the 2013 event will certainly be eagerly awaited by golf enthusiasts. The already world class lineup of players to contest the 2013 title is strengthening by the day, and I know spectators will be treated to Women’s golf being played at the highest level. Based on the history of this great tournament, I have no doubt that something special is sure to unfold, prior to the winner being decided on the final day.” Golf fans should not miss the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of womens golf’s great players and personalities at Oatlands Golf Club in January.

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klatten “I Story by Sandy Lonegan

’m thrilled to be coming back to Australia, not only to defend my title but just to spend time in what has to be my favorite country so far.” Klatten said recently from France. In her first visit to Australia, the affable Frenchwoman made it a memorable visit when she recorded her first professional victory in a playoff over South Korean Haeji Kang. No-one considered a playoff even likely as Klatten sat in the Spring Valley clubhouse holding a two shot lead with just the final group remaining on the course. But, as she threw back a celebratory beer with her Ladies European Tour mates, a glass of water suddenly became an urgent order. In an extraordinary moment, Kang, the highest ranked player in the field, holed her second shot from 98 metres on the par four 18th to force what was an unlikely playoff. Klatten, 26, hurriedly went looking for her bag and caddie and headed to the practice range. She would eventually secure the victory on the third playoff hole.

set to defend Victorian Open title

When asked to reflect on the win she recalls ““I remember mostly Haeji Kang holing a second shot on 18th for eagle while I was already having a beer at the bar, with everybody around me telling I had won. It taught me something: it is never over until it’s over!” Klatten, who has played this year on the Ladies European Tour has enjoyed a solid year making every cut and posting three top five finishes (at the time of publication). While she will

have to endure the pressures as defending champion, local Melbournian and good friend Stacey Keating, will be looking to contend in front of her home crowd in February. Keating will be returning to her home State as a dual winner on the Ladies European Tour after capturing back-to-back titles at the Ladies Spanish Open and French Ladies Open. The two are very good friends and when asked about taking on her Stacey in her own backyard the defending champion responded “I am very excited about it! Obviously if it wasn’t for Stacey, I would not have come to play the Vic Open, so I owe her. I was lucky to play with her in the last group of the Spanish Open, so I was a witness of her winning that event after the upset of the previous week at the British open where she was disqualified.

For France’s Joanna Klatten, February can’t come soon enough as she eagerly awaits the challenge of defending her first major professional title when the 2013 Women’s Victorian Open is staged from 21 to 24 February at a its new venue, Thirteenth Beach Golf Links at Barwon Heads.

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I was so happy for her, nobody deserved it more than her, and it tells what a strong mind she has.” After a highly successful 2012 format playing the men’s and women’s Championship concurrently, the tournaments will again follow similar formats, crowning two champions on the same day at the same venue. There are however a couple of changes in 2013. Firstly the Championships will move to the magnificent Thirteenth Beach Golf Links located on the Bellarine Peninsula at Barwon Heads. The other change will see the women play a 72-hole championship event, instead of 54 as it was in 2012. The shift in venue has come on the back of significant support from the State Government, the City of Greater Geelong and the host club itself. Thirteenth Beach consists of the Beach Course, designed by Tony Cashmore and the North Course formerly known as the Creek Course), designed by Sir Nick Faldo and Tony Cashmore. The women will play rounds one and two on the North course whilst the men will play

on the Beach course. Cuts will be made at the conclusion of round two on Friday 22nd February with the leading 50 players plus ties in each respective field continuing on to the final 36-holes over the Beach course. Simon Brookhouse, Golf Victoria CEO, spoke about the decision to move the event and believes the new home of the Vic Open will enhance its ability to grow and attract strong fields of competitors. “We are very excited to continue to grow the tradition of the Vic Open at the wonderful facilities of Thirteenth Beach. With the generous financial support from the State Government and City of Greater Geelong, the move has been made possible and we look forward to making the 2013 Vic Open the best in its 55 year history.” The move will certainly have a positive impact on the quantity and quality of the women’s field in 2013. ALPG CEO Warren Sevil explained “This date allows the international and Australian players who have played in the preceding co-sanctioned tournaments to finish off the ALPG season playing in this unique event being played at one of the great golfing venues in Victoria.”

The added incentive for the players is that the tournament holds Rolex World Ranking status, with valuable points up for grabs. In another major boost for the tournament, Brookhouse announced that the prizemoney for the women has increased from $125,000 to a minimum of $150,000. Other Australians likely to play include Alison Whitaker, Sarah Kemp, Nikki Garrett, Kristie Smith, Rebecca Artis, Karen Lunn, Sarah Jane Smith and Frances Bondad. The timing of the event it is likely to see international players of the caliber of England’s Laura Davies, Melissa Reid, Scotland’s Carly Booth and France’s Gwladys Nocera play their first Women’s Victorian Open. The ALPG “Summer of Golf” commences on the 25th January with the Bing Lee / Samsung Women’s NSW Open, followed immediately by the Volvik/RACV Ladies Masters, ISPS Handa New Zealand Women’s Open then the LPGA/ LET/ALPG co-sanctioned ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Royal Canberra Golf Club. The tour finishes with the Women’s Victorian Open.

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neven U Lies Golf can be a challenging game for most players. No matter where you play, that little white ball doesn’t always end up on a at lie. It can be frustrating trying to get a decent shot off an uneven lie. So here are some key points to remember when your ball is on a slope or an uneven lie. With Ann Wilson-Lawrence

Ball above your feet

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Ball below your feet Wider stance Secure legs and feet with flexed knees Bow forward Ball centre Stay down, swing shorter Ball tends to fade

Don’t expect to hit the ball as far or perfectly from an uneven lie. Maintain your balance throughout your swing. Know how to set up and position yourself for uneven lies. Shorten your arm swing to about threequarter length. Choose a club that will give you a more consistent result. (5 Iron)

Uphill Lie Shoulders parallel to the slope Weight on back foot Ball centre Tilt spine back Stay back throughout the swing Ball tends to fly high

Downhill Lie Shoulders parallel to the slope Weight on your front foot Tilt spine forward Swing along the slope Abbreviate the follow through Stay forward throughout the swing Ball tends to fly low

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Ladies European Tour


Full tour cards for top LET Access Series Order of Merit players


ovember 14, 2012: The 2012 LETAS season has come to a close after the final tournament, Banesto Tour Valencia, capped off an exciting year on the LET feeder tour. Top amateurs and budding professionals competed in 13 tournaments in France, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Ukraine, Denmark, Greece and Portugal over 9 months. Membership of LETAS has grown from 23 players in 2010 to 67 in 2012, represented by players from twenty different countries. Sixteen amateurs became members of LETAS this year including the Order of Merit winner Pamela Pretswell, who turned professional after the Curtis Cup in June. Over 300 different players have taken part in the 13 LETAS events, 153 of whom were elite amateurs. For the first time, 3 full LET cards have been awarded to the top 3 LETAS Order of Merit players. Pamela Pretswell of Scotland, France’s Marion Ricordeau and Norwegian Cecilie Lundgreen have all earned well-deserved playing rights on the Ladies European Tour for 2013. All three know how to win - Pretswell claimed the Ljungybed Park PGA Ladies Open in May, while Ricordeau won the season’s opener Terre Blanche Ladies Open in France. Cecilie Lundgreen, this year’s only doublewinner, claimed the Kristianstad Ahus Ladies Open and Women’s Bank Open titles. Their first 18

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eligible event on the Ladies European Tour will be the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters in Australia in February, which Pamela relishes “I am so excited to be playing on the LET next season and I cannot wait to get started. It has been my dream since I started playing golf and I am so grateful to all the people who have supported me and helped me reach this stage in my career”. Pretswell won the LETAS Order of Merit with a tight victory over Ricordeau. Pamela played in 12 of the 13 events this year, and her consistency was key – 5 top ten finishes plus victory in Sweden, missing only the final event of the season due to minor illness “It has not quite sunk in yet! My goal at the start of the year was to finish in the top 3 to gain my card and then after I won in Sweden, I set myself the target of winning the order of merit so I am very happy to have achieved both goals. It has made my first season as a professional very memorable and special” said the Scot. Life on tour can be daunting for new professionals, and the LET Access Series provides the starting steps for many players who then progress onto the main tour. LET professionals Carly Booth and Henni Zuel have both attributed their success on tour to their on the LET Access Series experience, and Pamela agrees “I loved every minute of playing on the LETAS this year. Starting the year on the tour

Story by Sandy Lonergan as an amateur was great - all the girls really welcomed me and looked after me and I have really learned a lot from them this year. Making my pro debut on the tour was very special and I have thoroughly enjoyed tour life on the LETAS this year. Playing half the season as an amateur definitely made me more prepared for turning professional and I am so glad that I did it this way. I was so disappointed when I did not get my LET card at Q school in January, but I am now glad I did not get it as this has been a great year, I have learned so much on the LETAS and I now feel more prepared for my rookie season on the LET” As all players who have been through the challenging Tour School know, making it through to the Final qualifying stage is highly competitive – with over 200 players striving to make it from Pre-qualifying to Final Qualifying. The top 12 LETAS Order of Merit players from position 4th onwards (who are not already exempt) have automatically advanced to final stage of Tour school, which takes place at Amelkis Golf Club & Al Maaden Golf Resort in Morocco from the 13 - 17 December. They are: Katy McNicoll, Julie Tvede, Antonella Cvitan, Anastasia Kostina, Tamara Johns, Pamela Feggans, Sofia Harkonen, Galina Rotmistrova, Ana Larraneta, Danielle McVeigh, Melanie Maetzler and Anna Rossi.


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collects second straight victory Australian Stacey Keating came from three shots behind overnight leader Diana Luna of Italy to capture the Lacoste Ladies Open de France at Chantaco Golf Club on Sunday, 7th October Story by Bethan Cutler


he 26-year-old from Cressy, Victoria, recorded her second straight win on the Ladies European Tour after she earned her maiden title at the Tenerife Ladies Open de Espana a fortnight previously. Playing in the penultimate group, Keating was quick out of the blocks with four birdies in a row from the second to catch Luna. The Italian then made four straight birdies from the fifth to get to 15 under but dropped a shot on 10, opening the door again. After Keating bogeyed the 13th, Luna was two clear of the Australian but Keating birdied 14, 16 and 17 to move one ahead with a hole to play. Keating thought she’d blown it when she bogeyed 18, but then watched Luna do the same, missing a five foot par putt which would have forced a play-off. Heartbroken Luna was forced to settle for her third straight second place finish in three years at the same tournament. Meanwhile, Keating described the feeling as ‘surreal.’ She was handed the trophy by Sophie Lacoste, President of Lacoste SA in the presence of the recent victorious European Ryder Cup Captain José María Olazábal and former women’s world number one Lorena Ochoa.

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“Ten years ago my dream was to meet Lorena Ochoa so standing here is unbelievable so thank you to Lorena for playing in this event,” said Keating. “I think Europe’s win in the Ryder Cup also deserves a round of applause!” Keating thanked her caddie and boyfriend Darren Peters, who has been at her side since she joined the tour in 2011 and through the disappointment of being disqualified from the Ricoh Women’s British Open a month ago, due her to signing for an incorrect score, to the joy of the last three weeks. “After the disappointment of the British I was really low in confidence, but obviously not now, so I’m very happy. I’ve been playing well leading up to the British as well so it was just how I was going to handle it mentally as well I guess,” Keating said. “I had no expectations because I was so disappointed and that hurt me a lot. Nothing on the golf course can hurt me like that now.” She said that she enjoyed competing under pressure: “I just enjoy it. I practice so I can be contending. As long as I’m contending I’m happy. Anything can happen in a golf tournament like we saw there. We were both disappointed to bogey the last but you know, that’s golf and I’ll take that.” A stroke ahead with a hole to play, Keating missed the green with her second shot on 18 and played a skilful chip from a difficult

Above: Champion Stacey Keating finds form Above left: Stacey at presentation being applauded by President of Lacoste SA Sophie Lacoste and victorious European Ryder Cup Captain José María Olazábal

downhill lie to three feet but missed the putt after a loud fire-engine siren went off. Her final round of six under par 64 left her at 14 under, which proved just enough for the win, after Luna pulled her drive left into a bunker, hit up short of the green and despite playing a terrific chip which hit the hole, missed the returning putt. Two strokes back in a tie for third place on 11 under par were Hannah Jun of the United States and Spain’s Azahara Munoz, while fifth place was shared by former champion Trish Johnson, local player Anne-Lise Caudal and Carlota Ciganda, who moved into first place on the Ladies European Tour’s ISPS Handa Order of Merit. Lorena Ochoa, making a limited return from retirement, finished in a tie for 22nd place on one under par after a final round 70 and said: “I am happy. It was really a good week. I did make a few mistakes and had trouble a little bit on the greens. I was frustrated today, you know, I have to say that, but at the same time, I need to be happy. I am here just to enjoy it. This is more like an exhibition for me. “I love to see that the European Tour is growing so much. You can see that now it’s a really global tour, they play in so many different countries and travel so much and they have players from so many different countries and that’s really positive for the game. “You get fans and sponsors and TV from many different parts of the world and I think you can see the scores are really good. Finishing 13, 14, 15 under, all of those scores are amazing because today, we didn’t play an easy course. So I am sure they are going in the right direction and congratulations to them and also it’s nice to see that the players get along really good. They travel together, they spend time together. It’s important to have friends and enjoy what you do for a living so I want to say that I’ve been very impressed in a positive way of how well the tour is running and I wish them the best.” This was the last tournament in Europe for the 2012 LET season and the next event is the China Suzhou Taihu Open from October 26-28. .......

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Lacoste Ladies Open

Final Scores:

266 - Stacey Keating (AUS) 62 71 69 64 267 - Diana Luna (ITA) 67 64 68 68 269 - Azahara Munoz (ESP) 66 71 66 66, Hannah Jun (USA) 68 68 67 66 270 - Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) 70 65 67 68, Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 68 67 67 68, Trish Johnson (ENG) 69 69 69 63 271 - Nontaya Srisawang (THA) 71 66 69 65 272 - Titiya Plucksataporn (THA) 69 68 66 69 274 - Julie Greciet (FRA) 73 68 66 67 275 - Lee-Anne Pace (ZAF) 71 66 70 68, Anja Monke (DEU) 72 63 72 68, Rebecca Hudson (ENG) 69 68 68 70, Jade Schaeffer (FRA) 68 74 71 62 276 - Florentyna Parker (ENG) 67 71 70 68, Maria Hjorth (SWE) 70 74 67 65 277 - Maria Hernandez (ESP) 71 71 67 68, Sarah Kemp (AUS) 71 66 73 67 278 - Anais Maggetti (CHE) 67 73 69 69, Valentine Derrey (FRA) 70 66 72 70, Sophie Giquel-bettan (FRA) 66 71 72 69 279 - Lorena Ochoa (MEX) 69 72 68 70, Bree Arthur (AUS) 72 69 69 69, Laura Davies (ENG) 72 69 67 71, Holly Aitchison (ENG) 73 68 66 72 280 - Veronica Zorzi (ITA) 71 71 70 68, Laura Diaz (USA) 68 75 70 67, Henni Zuel (ENG) 69 73 71 67, Danielle Montgomery (ENG) 69 67 75 69 281 - Beth Allen (USA) 72 67 71 71, Tania Elosegui (ESP) 72 67 73 69, Kym Larratt (ENG) 72 72 68 69, Rebecca Codd (IRL) 71 72 69 69, Elizabeth Bennett (ENG) 73 71 70 67 282 - Caroline Afonso (FRA) 75 69 73 65, Nikki Garrett (AUS) 71 70 69 72, Louise Larsson (SWE) 72 70 72 68, Stefania Croce (ITA) 74 68 66 74 283 - Gwladys Nocera (FRA) 70 69 73 71, Marianne Skarpnord (NOR) 70 73 73 67, Julie Maisongrosse (FRA) 69 74 70 70 284 - Linda Wessberg (SWE) 73 70 70 71 285 - Cassandra Kirkland (FRA) 72 71 67 75, Alexandra Vilatte (FRA) 67 74 73 71, Mikaela Parmlid (SWE) 68 76 72 69, Rebecca Artis (AUS) 70 74 74 67, Lucie Andre (FRA) 70 72 71 72 286 - Virginie Lagoutte-clement (FRA) 66 74 78 68, Pernilla Lindberg (SWE) 68 71 71 76, Lydia Hall (WAL) 66 75 72 73 287 - Margherita Rigon (ITA) 74 66 73 74 288 - Barbara Genuini (FRA) 68 74 71 75, Laurette Maritz (ZAF) 71 71 76 70, Connie Chen (ZAF) 75 68 73 72 289 - Malene Jorgensen (DNK) 70 72 71 76 294 - Melodie Bourdy (FRA) 72 72 77 73


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Above: Stacey Keating and the Lacoste Ladies Open de France trophy Right: Stacey Keating and her idol Lorena Ochoa


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stacey wins Spanish Open keating in Play-Off Australian Stacey Keating birdied the first extra hole in a sudden death play-off to secure her maiden Ladies European Tour victory at the Tenerife Open de España Femenino on Sunday 23rd September 2012.


eating holed a five-footer for birdie on the 494-yard / 452-metre par five 18th hole at Golf Las Américas after she tied on nine under par with Germany’s Caroline Masson. “It was a tough day out there and Caroline and I both played well. It was nice to take it to a play-off and then get over the line,” said Keating, 26, from Cressy in Victoria. Keating closed with a two under par 70 to come from a stroke behind Masson but it was a close final round duel in hot and windy conditions, with temperatures at 29C. The pair tied for the lead after two holes and the lead exchanged several times before Masson made a mistake in the play-off by hitting her second shot into a water hazard. Her third came up short in the rough while Keating hit a superb approach shot to five feet short of the flag. “All day it was very close and Caroline holed some putts when she needed to so it was nice and it’s always nice to birdie the play-off 24  Ladies GOLF Summer/Autumn 2013

hole,” said Keating, in her second year as a professional. She added that the victory would make amends for the massive disappointment of the previous week at the Ricoh Women’s British Open, where she was disqualified for signing for an incorrect score when lying in a tie for 32nd place. “I’ve probably had the worst week of my life and the best week of my life in two weeks. It was very disappointing last week but this makes up for it, I can tell you. It will be all forgotten, last week,” she said, paying tribute to her caddie, Darren Peters, who is also her boyfriend and the support of her mentor, Karrie Webb. “After the disappointment of last week she’s been great. Her and Karen Lunn, I have to mention her as well. They’ve been unbelievable. I don’t like to say, the veterans out here, but they’ve been great and they really have helped me and Kaz has been great out here this week.” Masson, the South African Women’s Open champion in July, was left close to tears having

come so close to her second victory this season. She said: “If you hit the worst shot of the week in a play-off it’s a bit unlucky and I got lucky that I could actually hit that ball. If you hit a shot like that you don’t deserve to win and Stacey played well. She made birdie and just congratulations to her.” Masson was a stroke ahead on 10 under par after a birdie on the par-five 16th, but she dropped a shot at 17 after hitting a poor tee shot behind a group of palm trees. She chose to chip out to the fairway rather than play a risky shot but missed her par putt. Masson had a shorter birdie putt than Keating on 18, but both players made par to stay tied for the lead. “You have to scramble and I think she did that really well,” Masson said. “A few more putts could have dropped but it’s always like that. I did it pretty similar to her when I won in South Africa, didn’t make many mistakes, a few good putts for par and that’s what she did today.”

England’s Trish Johnson also came close to her 22nd career victory with a final round 67 that left her in third position. She made a spectacular start with an eagle on the first and a birdie on the sixth. A two under par back nine left her one stroke short of making the play-off and she said: “To shoot five under on the last day in pretty tricky conditions, you’ve got to be fairly happy. I’m a little bit disappointed to come up one short, I guess. I had a couple of chances. 17 was disappointing, I had a straightforward birdie putt and left it in the jaws short. You know the greens are slow but to be fair to them, they are slow but you can hole some putts: you’ve just got to hit them harder than you’re normally used to. I thought if I could finish birdie, birdie, birdie, I might have a chance, which obviously I did.” Australian Nikki Garrett, who led after the first two rounds, shot a final round 70 to finish in fourth place, while Carlota Ciganda and Tania Elosegui were the leading Spanish players in a four-way share of fifth place with Esther Choe and Lee-Anne Pace on six under par. Left: Stacey Keating celebrates a narrow win over Caroline Masson Below: Keating hoists the victory cup

Tenerife Open de Espana Femenino

Final Scores:

279 - Stacey Keating (AUS) 70 69 70 70 – (won on 1st extra hole of play-off) 279 - Caroline Masson (DEU) 69 69 70 71 280 - Trish Johnson (ENG) 67 74 72 67 281 - Nikki Garrett (AUS) 64 73 74 70 282 - Tania Elosegui (ESP) 69 74 71 68, Lee-Anne Pace (ZAF) 68 72 72 70, Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 71 70 74 67, Esther Choe (USA) 70 69 73 70 283 - Sophie Sandolo (ITA) 69 70 75 69, Diana Luna (ITA) 72 72 70 69, Ashleigh Simon (ZAF) 70 73 72 68, Henrietta Zuel (ENG) 73 72 71 67, Gwladys Nocera (FRA) 70 73 71 69 284 - Florentyna Parker (ENG) 69 69 77 69, Nontaya Srisawang (THA) 71 69 72 72 286 - Hannah Burke (ENG) 70 70 73 73, Rebecca Artis (AUS) 69 76 72 69 287 - Connie Chen (ZAF) 72 72 75 68, Laura Davies (ENG) 69 70 77 71, Rebecca Hudson (ENG) 71 73 72 71 288 - Melissa Reid (ENG) 74 69 74 71, Stefania Croce (ITA) 72 71 77 68, Titiya Plucksataporn (THA) 74 70 73 71, Line Vedel (DNK) 75 70 75 68, Carly Booth (SCO) 72 69 77 70, Jessica Yadloczky (USA) 72 73 72 71, Veronica Zorzi (ITA) 68 74 74 72, Holly Aitchison (ENG) 73 71 72 72 289 - Caroline Westrup (SWE) 73 73 70 73, Charlotte Ellis (ENG) 72 71 76 70, Valentine Derrey (FRA) 74 71 73 71, Joanna Klatten (FRA) 69 69 72 79, Lucie Andre (FRA) 73 72 73 71 290 - Elizabeth Bennett (ENG) 69 74 76 71, Celine Palomar (FRA) 71 67 73 79, Carmen Alonso (ESP) 71 75 73 71, Miriam Nagl (DEU) 68 74 74 74, Anais Maggetti (CHE) 69 73 75 73 291 - Pamela Feggans (SCO) 75 71 70 75, Rachel Bailey (AUS) 73 70 74 74, Danielle Montgomery (ENG) 71 74 74 72, Julie Greciet (FRA) 69 72 76 74 292 - Beth Allen (USA) 73 71 76 72, Cassandra Kirkland (FRA) 71 70 77 74, Tandi Cuningham (ZAF) 75 71 71 75, Rebecca Codd (IRL) 72 73 73 74, Lydia Hall (WAL) 70 74 69 79 293 - Frances Bondad (AUS) 69 74 78 72 294 - Bree Arthur (AUS) 74 70 78 72, Sara Beautell Largo (ESP) 70 71 78 75, Malene Jorgensen (DNK) 70 74 75 75, Maria Ohlsson (SWE) 73 72 70 79 295 - Barbara Genuini (FRA) 72 74 76 73, Monique Smit (ZAF) 72 72 75 76, Margherita Rigon (ITA) 71 75 76 73 296 - Carin Koch (SWE) 70 74 76 76, Kylie Walker (SCO) 73 72 79 72, Georgina Simpson (ENG) 73 71 77 75, Clare Queen (SCO) 73 72 74 77, Sophie Walker (ENG) 73 71 76 76, Sophie Giquel-Bettan (FRA) 77 69 76 74 298 - Laura Cabanillas (ESP) 71 75 79 73 299 - Dawn Shockley (USA) 70 74 76 79

Below left: Germany’s Caroline Masson

Below right: Australia’s Nikki Garrett finds form

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club car Series returns in 2013 Story by Warren Sevil


ustralian Ladies Professional Golf and Club Car / Ingersoll-Rand have confirmed renewal of Club Car’s sponsorship of the 2013 ALPG Tour Club Car Series which will incorporate six events played during January and February, 2013. The world’s leading manufacturer of golf and turf utility vehicles will sponsor the popular series for the seventh consecutive year, offering an attractive bonus pool of $15,000 to the leading players at the conclusion of the events. The Series, which awards points to the leading ten players at each event, will commence on 14 January at The Vintage Golf Club with an inaugural two day pro-am played on the highly rated Greg Norman layout in the Hunter Valley, NSW. Further pro-ams in the southern highlands at Moss Vale and Mount Broughton Golf Clubs will then be followed by another first time event at Antill Park Golf Club, Picton. The Bing Lee Samsung NSW Women’s Open will follow, offering double points to those eligible players who make up the top ten. The Series concludes at the Women’s Victorian Open which will be played at Thirteen Beach Golf Links from 21-24 February. The 2012 Series proved to be the most closely contested in the six year history of the format. It all came down to the final hole at the NSW Women’s Open – the final event for 2012 – whereby Rachel Bailey need to secure a par to stay ahead of Stacey Keating in the tournament as well as the Club Car Series Points Table. Bailey made a great par save to finish ahead of Keating and take home the winner’s share of the pool. Bailey, who also won the Series in 2009, said the Series offered an exciting and rewarding component to the schedule and was excited to receive the winner’s cheque for the second time. “The Club Car series is a very important aspect of the ALPG tournament season. With it, we are given an extra incentive to perform for the bonus prize pool. Club Car has been very supportive of women’s professional golf in Australia for a number of years and their continued support only verifies the great relationship we have with them.

Winning the club car series earlier this year was an amazing feeling especially because it literally came down to me making an up and down on the last hole of the NSW Open to do it. It is always a close race and that adds excitement to the entire ALPG season. “ Previous winners of the Series include: Queensland’s Katherine Hull, New South Wales duo of Sarah Kemp and Rachel Bailey, Victorian Vicky Thomas and West Australian Shani Waugh. The Bonus Pool of $15,000 will be distributed among the leading eight players following the Women’s Victorian Open on Sunday 24 February. The player who, having met the eligibility criteria, has accumulated the

most points will be declared the 2013 CLUB CAR Series Bonus Pool Winner. Kevin Gates, Vice President (Asia/Pacific) Club Car LLC/Ingersoll Rand Co. said Club Car is proud to be aligned with the ALPG Tour, saying “Our association with the ALPG Tour will be 10 years old this year – a landmark we’ll surely celebrate. All of the players, management, officials and supporters of the ALPG Tour have provided us with great value for our investment and we look forward to strengthening the partnership in years to come. What started with a single Club Car Pro-Am at St Michael’s in 2003, has become one of our most effective promotions each and every year.

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fiza errington joins the ALPG Team

Australian Ladies Professional Golf recently appointed former Golf Western Australia Project Development Manager, Fiza Errington, to the new position of Operations and Marketing Manager.


aving commenced the role in August, Errington’s responsibilities are broad, encompassing not only the event related operational activities, but the internal marketing and promotion of the ALPG brand. She has been appointed to work closely with Chief Executive Officer, Warren Sevil, to implement Board strategies which, from 2012, include a commitment to working with golf industry bodies and existing programs to further develop a healthy pipeline of young

girls who are potentially the future members of ALPG and the future stars of Australian golf. In announcing the appointment, CEO Sevil said, “Fiza was the successful applicant from a very strong list of candidates. In the end it was her broad range of skills together with a proven history of success in the area of game development in WA, that stood out. Fiza did a great job in WA with the MyGolf program but took it to a new level by implementing a MyGolf Tour which provided playing activities for those


junior girls who were attracted to golf. The future of ALPG depends on the success of programs at grass roots and high performance levels and we are excited about the challenges that lay ahead and confident in Fiza’s ability to make a difference.” Errington expressed her enthusiasm for the new role and the challenge it presents. “I am delighted to be a part of the ALPG Family. Women’s golf is one of my biggest passions and there is definitely opportunities to increase the number of women playing golf from participation through to elite level. We will be looking at initiatives to raise the profile of women’s golf, amateur and professional alike.” She said.

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with Julia Bondad What is the best part of being a Professional golfer? I love to compete and challenge myself and golf provides an appropriate environment for me. I also love the opportunity I have to raise awareness and money for Mosaic Vision the charity that I work with in Uganda. What is the worst part of being a Professional golfer? Being away from my family. Who is the best golfer/ball striker (male or female) you have had the pleasure of sharing a round with? Beth Daniel is hard to beat. With whom do you most enjoy being paired with? I have enjoyed having practice rounds with Karrie - but I love getting to know new people so I always look forward to whoever I am paired with. If you could tailor make a day of golf and lunch for four, which course would you choose, and who would be your three playing partners? Lorena Ochoa, Tim Tebow and Michael Phelps would be very interesting. Probably somewhere in the Greek Isles, just as an excuse to travel there.

If you hadn’t become a Professional golfer what do you think you would be doing right now? My training is the in the field of health science, so it’s very likely I would be the smiling face that would greet you after a knee or hip operation. Though I would love to do work in Africa with my parents who do part time mission work in Uganda with Mosaic Vision. What are your aspirations in golf? Where would you like to be in 5 years? 10 years? God willing I will be married and have children. With golf, I want to continue raising funds for double orphan children through Mosaic Vision. I have a long way to go in my career to raise the money that I have in mind. What are the strengths of your game? What do you need to improve? My strength at my ball striking and mental toughness. I need to continue to improve getting the ball in the hole with fewer hits! Did you follow golf when you were younger, and if so, who was/were your favourite player/s? I didn’t really follow golf, but I remember Karrie carrying the Olympic flame in 2000 Olympics and thinking that this was pretty cool. Given the opportunity, in what way would you change the world of Ladies Professional Golf? One update like to see is equal money in both the men’s and women’s game.


What one rule in golf would you most like to see eradicated or changed? There is something nice about hitting the ball, going and finding it and hitting if from where you found it. I like the simplicity of this fundamental rule of golf and wouldn’t really like to see it changed. If I had to pick it would probably be getting relief from divots in the fairway. When the pro am goes out on Wednesday in an Ambrose usually there are numerous unavoidable patches of divots which can be very frustrating the next morning. What is the most common mistake you see your Pro-Am partners make? Being way to nervous! How do you enjoy yourself while away from the golf course, what do you do in your down time? Spending time with family and relaxing. What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? Really, you think I am going to tell you? Honestly though it would be tough to narrow it down. Is there as much camaraderie on the overseas tours as there seems to be amongst the girls during the Australian tournaments? The Aussie tournaments have a special place in everyone’s heart. It’s that time of year that we meet up from all corners of the world and play some good golf. We take it seriously but we enjoy seeing everyone after a long season - it’s very special. Is there much communication/interaction between the women’s and men’s Professionals while on tour overseas? Not in my experience. How many holes in one have you had and have any gained you a decent prize? 7 and not one decent prize :(

Bondad Favourites:• Food • Movie/Actor • Car

Aussie BBQ Denzel Washington preferably something that’s reliable!! Subaru liberty

• Way to spend your money presents for my nephews and niece

• Country and/or City: Australia • Golf course Magenta Shores, St Andrews • Golf club my Precision Putter • Playing partner on tour anyone who has fun, and talks a little 28

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with Sarah Jane Smith What is the best part of being a Professional golfer? Getting to travel the world. What is the worst part of being a Professional golfer? When things aren’t going well, you can work really hard and still not get paid at the end of the week. Who is the best golfer/ball striker (male or female) you have had the pleasure of sharing a round with? Peter McWhinney helped me a lot when I was a junior and took me out to play quite a bit. I learnt so much from him. With whom do you most enjoy being paired with? Ai Miyazto and Karin Sjoden If you could tailor make a day of golf and lunch for four, which course would you choose, and who would be your three playing partners?

Chicken and Avocado toasted sandwiches and Juices at Raw Energy and then golf at Club Pelican with my Dad, Duane my Husband and his Dad Steve. For the annual Smith/Kenyon challenge.

If you hadn’t become a Professional golfer what do you think you would be doing right now? I love animals so anything to do with them. Maybe a zoo keeper. What are your aspirations in golf? Where would you like to be in 5 years? 10 years? One of my goals is to play the Olympics in 2016 and also have a few tour wins. In 5 to 10 years I’d like to see myself in the top 20. What are the strengths of your game? What do you need to improve? Ball striking has always been a strength. And I think that there will always be room for improvement on my short game. Did you follow golf when you were younger, and if so, who was/were your favourite player/s? I never really watched golf growing up but I have always really liked Tom Watson.

Given the opportunity, in what way would you change the world of Ladies Professional Golf? I like to play fast so to speed up play would be amazing. What one rule in golf would you most like to see eradicated or changed? I think with all the scorers and technology we have in Professional golf Disqualification for small score card errors or not signing your card is a little extreme. What is the most common mistake you see your Pro-Am partners make? Trying to hit it too hard and bad alignment. How do you enjoy yourself while away from the golf course, what do you do in your down time? I love going to the Movies, arts and crafts, Tennis, Swimming laps and catching up on our DVR when we get back from a few weeks on the road. What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? I’ve been lucky to not have too many really embarrassing moments. But I did cold top it off the first tee in the Practice round for the McDonalds Championship, which was a Major. ;) In front of a very full tee box. Is there as much camaraderie on the overseas tours as there seems to be amongst the girls during the Australian tournaments? Absolutely, there are so many wonderful people involved in golf and the LPGA tour is a great place to be. Is there much communication/interaction between the women’s and men’s Professionals while on tour overseas? Not really for me, I keep in touch with some of the guys I know but the tours have such opposite schedules its hard to stay in touch.

Jane Smith

How many holes in one have you had and have any gained you a decent prize? I’ve had 3, but haven’t had them at the right time yet. Still hoping for a car one day. : )


• Food Pad Thai • Beverage Frozen Coke • Movie/Actor The Hunger Games • Car Range Rover • Way to spend your money We’re saving it to buy a house.

• Country and/or City Australia … But city - New York

• Golf course? Metropolitan Golf Club • Golf club? Caloundra and Club Pelican • Playing partner on tour? Lorie Kane

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Above: Liz Graham, Ladies Club President Mary Gifford, Joan Staines and Heather Eagleton

Milestone Story Tony Durkin

Image Anthony Stipo


ost golfers would agree that winning a division one championship at 64 years of age is an extremely rare achievement. Winning a 40th is another feat altogether, and winning 40 division one golf championships is possibly something never before achieved and unlikely to be repeated. But when Griffith Golf Club champion Liz Graham reached the historic milestone during the recent club championships she was just as excited about the fact she could celebrate her win with two fellow club members who had joined her in yet another rare triumph. “All three division winners at Griffith this year were the same winners, in the same divisions, 30 years earlier”, Liz told The Golfer. “Now that is incredible. Just imagine us thinking back in 1982 and again this year with Joan Staines (division two) and Heather Eagleton (division three). And the trio went in to the final round of the championships with the pressure of the three-decade repeat squarely on each other’s shoulders. 30  Ladies GOLF Summer/Autumn 2013

“Before the final round Heather produced the photo of the three of us with our trophies from back in 1982, and we all knew it would be a special achievement if we could do it again. But we all still had a job to do. “Going in to the final round Heather was leading by 14 shots, Joan was one behind and I was in front by five.”

“All three division winners at Griffith this year were the same winners, in the same divisions, 30 years earlier” But it was the win by the ageless Liz that has sent golf historian searching through their record books. Since she won her first Griffith division one championship back in 1966, on a mere six occasions has her name not adorned the honour board. And in that time she has amassed a remarkable 148 various club titles.

Even impending motherhood has not fazed Liz. When she won in 1976 she was three weeks away from giving birth to her son Steven. It was her mum, Anne Bowditch, who introduced a young Liz to golf when she was 13. She won her first title - division two - in 1964 at age 17, and that same year her mum won division one. The following year Liz stepped up to division one and collected the first of those 40 championships at her maiden attempt. However her joy was somewhat diminished by the fact that she had beaten her mother. Now playing off seven Liz continues to work on her game and vows to never become complacent. And, believing 64 ‘is not old’, she hopes to play for many years to come. “I play three times a week - more if I get the chance. I love the game, I love the competitiveness and I love the company,” she said. “I am also very fortunate to have the support of my husband Daryl who is also a golfer and encourages me to keep playing.” And her goals are not just for more Griffith Golf Club championships. She played in the NSW Country Championships in Sydney and hopes to play for many years to come.







lakelands Gold Coast Golf Club


akelands Golf Club is situated in the heart of the beautiful Gold Coast and has a reputation for being the best golf course not only on the Gold Coast but in South East Queensland. It boasts a beautiful 18 hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Design layout which is both a challenge to the better golfer and can also be set up to a friendlier test for the novice golfer. Women’s golf is an integral part of the club; with new lesson programs taking place to drive the game of women’s golf to new heights from beginners to the more seasoned player our team of professional coaches have your game covered. Coupled with competitions available every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for ladies to enjoy, we have your golfing needs catered for. Lakelands also hosts its monthly open ladies competition rightly named the Lakelands Lady Bear. Held the first Tuesday of each month between Feb-Nov, ladies from all over Qld and northern NSW come to meetplay and enjoy a wonderful lunch following the game. 32  Ladies GOLF Summer-Autumn 2013

Bookings can be made through the golf shop for visitors at $90.00pp incl 18holes of golf with cart, coffee/tea and scones on arrival, champagne lunch and the chance to share in over $1500 worth of prizes. Upcoming dates are October 2nd and the 2012 final on November 13th with an 8:30am shotgun start both days.

OUR PHILOSOPHY Our junior program is designed using well structured sessions that promote skill development in a fun and safe environment. The junior program is run by PGA member, Daniel Waters. Daniel’s previous roles include Golf Australia’s Junior Coordinator and he has operated the largest junior program in Australia. In 2010 Daniel was awarded the Walkerden award for services to junior golf. He is passionate about the game and assisting children to improve and enjoy their golf. Our ten week program is designed to cover all aspects of the game from putting through to

driving. The term includes a video assessment, on course sessions; bring a friend weeks, skills tests, and report cards. Each session includes a golf warm up activity and is conducted in a safe and friendly environment. If you’re looking for the ideal course for a group outing or your next corporate event then we have the answer for you. Lakelands is the leader in Corporate Golf on the Gold Coast we specialize in the big corporate events of up to 144 players as well as the smaller scaled events of 16 players. We can tailor a package that will meet and exceed your expectations.

GROUP CLASSES Group classes run for 10 weeks during the school term at a cost of $150. Classes are open to students of all abilities from ages 5 - 16 (4 year olds on coach’s approval). Any missed classes can be made up in one of the other sessions any time during the term. We have a maximum of 8:1 student coach ratio.

LADIES COFFEE CLUB Join Lakeland’s Ladies Coffee Club and improve your golf game within a relaxed and social environment, followed by a coffee each week. A new group begins on the first Monday of each month and runs for four weeks. Classes run from 10am-11.30am. Classes will run with 2 - 6 students to allow for quality instruction time. Price: $179 for 4 x 1 ½ hr clinics and a coffee each week. Clinics are run by PGA Teaching Professional, Daniel Waters and will cover putting, chipping, pitching, bunkers, irons, and woods. Phone Daniel on 0431 952 050 or email

Play Golf from $99pp including cart hire

In the case of bad weather, one indoor program will be run each term. Any further weather disruptions will lead to replacement classes being arranged.

PRIVATE LESSONS In addition or alternatively to group classes, we offer private tuition for more personalised instruction which can be arranged any time.

Ann Wilson’s Junior Pricing – 1/2hr $50, 10 x 1/2hr $400

Adult pricing David 1hr $110 10 x 1hr - $880

Ann $105 $840

Daniel $100 $800

Ann Wilson is a regular writer for Ladies GOLF Magazine so check out her ‘Tips & Training’ stories in every issue.


Australia’s first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course

100 Lakelands Drive Merrimac QLD

Come join the fun and experience what it’s like to play a true championship golf course designed by one of the greats. Present this ad for your complementary sleeve of Lady Srixon Balls Ladies GOLF Summer-Autumn 2013




t Signature Waterfront Apartments the pleasures of relaxing by or on the water, in all its forms, can be yours with deepwater access to the Broadwater, your own private boat moorings and easy access to the Gold Coast’s best beaches only minutes away. Indulge all your passions in this sanctuary and allow your spirit to be soothed by the natural serenity of the Jack Nicklaus designed Lakelands Golf Course and the majestic hinterland scenes which frame the development’s vistas. Embracing the coastal life is easy at Signature Waterfront Apartments, with kilometres of pristine, golden beaches just a few minutes drive from your door. The Gold Coast’s beaches are considered to be among some of the best in the world. At Signature when the sun goes down, the pulse rate rises, with the excitement of Jupiters Casino and Broadbeach’s range of gourmet restaurants, cafes and wine bars just a short drive away. From cabaret shows to theatre restaurants, this part of the Gold Coast comes alive at night with all kinds of entertainment. From daytime delights at the shopping mecca of Pacific Fair, to evening soirees by the ocean, you’ll find high living and fine dining is what makes life at Signature so attractive. Echoing the timeless beauty of their natural


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golf course and water surrounds, Signature’s waterfront residences exude an air of effortless grace that epitomises the Gold Coast waterfront lifestyle. Large, light, bright spaces act as the canvas for Signature’s two classic colour schemes, each gesturing at a lifestyle of luxury. High quality, contemporary fixtures and fittings, including European stainless steel appliances stone bench tops and high attention to finished detail means the par of excellence of its surrounds is easily equalled by Signature’s interiors. Choose between a variety of designs be it a 2 or 3 bedroom residence, each with flow through ventilation and breathtaking vistas of the water and Lakelands Golf Course. With large, live-in balconies you can enjoy alfresco entertaining in your residence, or alternatively, play host in the BBQ and social areas, which lie nestled in the lushly landscaped and hi-tech secured grounds. Signature Waterfront Apartments are within enviable proximity to everything that makes the Gold Coast one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. Its peaceful atmosphere, exclusive, limited edition residences and prime location will ensure Signature’s ongoing popularity. The perfect proposition for corporate investors looking for unparalleled lifestyle opportunities, or the ideal home for local or interstate residents, Signature is truly a hole in one, combining

quality and living, exclusivity in a unique, never to be repeated offering. If you want a fantastic golf or family resort holiday then come & stay at Signature overlooking the famous Jack Nicklaus Lakeland Golf Course with uniterrupted views of the skylines of Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Mermaid Beach all the way to Palm Beach & the hinterland. The onsite managers Narelle & John Bell both golfers at Lakelands & many other golf courses on the Gold Coast, can offer 4 & 5 star, two & three bedroom apartments from 125 m² to 180 m² in size that can accommodate 1 to 8 people in luxury without the big price tag. The facilities include 25m lap & resort pool, BBQ, gymnasium, marina & only a 50m (approximately) walk to the Lakelands Golf Club with full use of the restaurant & bar facilities with function rooms for weddings, corporate do’s & team building. Narelle & John Bell can also organise golf packages, theme parks, & other tourist destinations on request. So get on the phone & call 07 5510 6666 or email Narelle & John Bell on info@ for a great rate & if you mention this advertisement you will give you a special deal of a free round of Golf per person at Lakelands for bookings of 5 days or longer.

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Royal Pines Resort


ACV Royal Pines Resort offers the best of several worlds. The smart, contemporary resort is set on a world-class golf course and offers everything needed for a sunkissed holiday on Queensland’s most famous stretch of coastline, the Gold Coast. Just a short distance away from the white sandy beaches of Surfers Paradise, RACV Royal Pines Resort stands at the centre of the beautiful, established tropical gardens and offers 331 stylish, guest accommodation rooms and premium spa suites with expansive views of the hinterland, chic tropical pool, the famous Gold Coast skyline or the magnificent championship course home of the 2013 Volvik RACV Ladies Masters being held in February 2013. RACV’s flagship resort is a golfers dream with a 27 hole composite golf course and state-of-the-art driving range, RACV Royal Pines Resort offers the best in world-class golfing for both the amateur and serious golfer. The Eastern 18 holes was originally designed by Tomojiro Maruyama, a Japanese golf course architect with the new 9 hole course on the western side of the Resort designed by Graham Marsh opened in 2004. The course is ranked in the top 60 public courses in Australia. It is proud home to the 2013 Volvik RACV Ladies Masters which will be held at the Resort from the 31st of January until the 3rd of February, 2013. The Resort is also proud to

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host the Australian 4-Ball Pro-Am Championship and Hi-Lite Pro-Am, as well as numerous other noteworthy golf events and tournaments throughout the year. Last year RACV Royal Pines Resort was voted as one of the ‘Top Five Best Australian Golf Resorts’ by Luxury and Style, ‘Top 20 Driving Ranges in Australia’ by Golf Australia. Enjoy a warm-up prior to hit off at the golf driving range and have private tuition or join a clinic at Mark Gibson’s Exceptional Golf Coaching Centre. For those non golfers RACV Royal Pines Resort offers the ultimate in relaxation. Unwind and pamper yourself at the magnificent One Spa designed to revitalize and rejuvenate. One Spa provides luxurious pamper treatments that awaken, revive and promote balance within the body. You can enjoy a wealth of beauty treatments delivered by highly- trained therapists. Experience a relaxing massage, a facial, pedicure, skin or body treatment with luxurious hydrotherapy, or a total pampering package from head to toe. A range of treatments have been designed to make you look and feel your best and One Spa offers you the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle from the outside world. The hardest thing to decide is which treatments to have.

As the sun sets, enjoy a cocktail at one of the several bars and then wander to one of the many restaurants that RACV Royal Pines Resort has on offer. Located on level 21, Videre takes dining to a new level offering a European inspired menu of innovation creations and mouth watering flavours. Videre offers a la carte dining, degustation menus with matching wines and the art of gueridon service on selected items. The spacious, contemporary design showcases a postcard vista and capitalises on the sky high vantage points. There are several other restaurant choices at RACV Royal Pines Resort ranging from alfresco, poolside dining, at Kalinda Restaurant, rustic wood fired pizza and pasta at Trattoria Amici, teppanyaki and hand-rolled sushi at Arakawa Restaurant, or casual dining in Tees’ Clubhouse. The Arakawa Restaurant is a fantastic Japanese Restaurant providing authentic and unique dishes. So whether you are a golfer or not RACV Royal Pines Resort has something for everyone, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Fitness Centre, Luxurious Spa, first class dining and even shopping – what more could a girl want?

Golf OZ tours T

here’s nothing better than a golfing holiday, but there’s nothing worse than planning it! If you want the fun of a golfing holiday without the hassle, golfOZ Tours & Tourism, operated by Emma & Glenn Beauclerc, specialises in planning and arranging personalised golf tour packages on Queensland’s Gold Coast and other golfing destinations such as Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Nelson Bay, The Blue Mountains, Melbourne & the Mornington Peninsula.

“You name your Australian golfing destination, we can arrange it all for you”, Emma says. “We pride ourselves in providing the very best in packages and service for all your holiday needs.” golfOZ Tours & Tourism caters for individual golfers, groups (no limit in size) and corporate golf days. They offer complete play-and-stay golf tour packages, with non-playing partners very welcome. Itineraries can include such activities as dinner and show at the Casino, an afternoon at the horse Races for a punt, whale watching,

day trips to shopping malls, wineries or pubs. and much more. They also provide a complete package inclusive of various levels of 3-5 star accommodation, transfers to from airports and golf daily, and of course, the most competitive golfing rates around. Call golfOZ and be surprised by the value offered for your next hassle-free golf tour to your favourite Australian golfing destination. For more information go to au /  / telephone 07 5575 8500 or email

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Noosa Springs

Golf and Spa Resort

Story by Cathryn Meredith


oosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort offers women golfers much more than the pleasure of playing at one of Australia’s best resort golf courses. This awardwinning resort bordering on beautiful Lake Weyba and Noosa National Park is a sanctuary from the everyday, yet only three minutes to the upmarket boutiques, bars and restaurants of Hastings Street and famous beaches. The beauty of holidaying at Noosa Springs, however, is every guest’s whim can be catered for without leaving the resort. At Noosa Springs they understand customers want affordable luxury, so to stretch your recreation dollar they are offering a Vacation Membership, which gives you fantastic savings of at least 20% on championship golf; luxurious spa treatments, tennis, fitness and casual and fine dining. Noosa Heads may be famous for its beaches, but Noosa Springs is famous for the quality and variety of the facilities and services on offer. Quite simply, they are one of the best equipped resorts in Queensland. There is so much to do at Noosa Springs Resort that every time I visit I have a completely different experience. The Noosa Springs Golf Course has 18 superb holes in a spectacular setting that is inspirational. Maintained in immaculate condition and enjoying 40  Ladies GOLF Summer/Autumn 2013

a subtropical climate, the course is playable all year round and in almost all weather conditions. The course is rated one of the best in Australia. Special attention was given by golf course architect, Graham Papworth, to preserving and enhancing the natural environment. The undulating fairways are set amongst lush bushland that is home to an abundance of wildlife, making golf at Noosa Springs a unique experience. “Our aim with Noosa Springs was to design a course that whilst not lacking in challenge was fun to play, took full advantage of its picturesque setting. The result is a strategic layout that offers the full gamut of hole lengths and shot values. There are heroic play options for those willing to take a risk to lower their score, however, all players should enjoy a fair challenge and eminent golfing experience,” Graham Papworth, Golf Course Architect (President of the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects). Some of the key features that make playing golf at Noosa Springs an unforgettable experience include: • 18 challenging holes on a 6,180 metre par 72 course, with four tees per hole, 69 bunkers, 10 freshwater lakes (water in play on 12 holes) and next to tranquil Lake Weyba; • an abundance of wildlife including kangaroos,

koalas, swans, lush subtropical vegetation creates a beautiful and memorable setting; • full concrete cart path system allows play in all weather conditions; • fleet of 70 electric golf carts, a refreshment cart on course, golf club and shoe hire and a driving range floodlit for night practice. The course is complemented by the magnificent Clubhouse that has luxuriously appointed locker rooms with showers, an alfresco café, several lounges, bars, and a beautiful five star restaurant. The Golf Shop is stocked with one of Australia’s most extensive ranges of leisure and golfing apparel, gifts, accessories and equipment. The usual golf dress code standards apply at Noosa Springs. Men must wear a collared shirt and tailored shorts or long pants. Ladies must wear a golf shirt/top and a skirt or pants below the knee. NO metal spikes can be worn. The accommodation comprises self-contained luxury apartments featuring spacious, open-plan layouts. The apartments are located close to the clubhouse and are a short stroll to all the sport and recreation facilities. The well appointed rooms have their own kitchens so if you enjoy cooking you can stay in or take a short stroll to the resort and enjoy the daily specials on offer at the resorts magnificent Relish Restaurant.

The luxurious, candlelit surroundings are ideal for an intimate dinner, or if in a group, a larger gathering. The dinner menu has a delicious selection of dishes and the award-winning chefs design the menus to change regularly as the fresh, local ingredients become available. The restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine, emphasising some unique Noosa flavours that result in a delicious mix of dishes that are sure to please your palate. The crispy Bangalow pork belly, chilli jam, yellow curry, prawns, sticky black rice, with fried shallots & coriander is to die for and must be tried. One of the highlights of Noosa Springs is always a visit to the world class spa. Refresh your mind, body and spirit with a visit or several to this tranquil retreat and the highly qualified therapists will assist you on your relaxation journey. A range of exceptional treatments and luxurious facilities are second to none. The Spa was one of five finalists in the 2011 ASPA awards for Best Destination Spa - Resort and spa manager Julie Narouz was awarded Best Spa Manager 2011. Come and discover what sets Noosa Springs resort and spa apart from other day spas. Inspired by the therapeutic baths of ancient Romans and Greeks, the HydroMassage pool is a unique experience. The filtered, chlorine free water is oxygenised and heated to near body temperature. You will glide at your own pace through various water-based massage zones where strong jets of water work on every part of your body. It relieves stress, boosts blood circulation and will leave you with a heightened sense of wellbeing. The Flotation Pool is my favourite. One of the only of its type in Australia, it is situated in its own luxurious room with a dramatic starlit ceiling. The effect on your body by floating in a state of sensory deprivation on the highly mineralized water, heated to near body temperature, is profoundly relaxing. The flotation experience can be shared by a couple at the same time. Noosa Springs also has a wide range of sport and recreation facilities for you to enjoy. A modern fitness centre has over 25 different classes a week or you can work out with one of the many experienced personal trainers or simply do you own thing. Afterwards, have a swim in the 25 metre heated pool or simply recline on one the many lounges available and read a good book. Or for those who love tennis play a game on one of the four floodlit courts for day or night play. The facilities of the Tennis Centre at Noosa Springs are superb with courts that are nestled into a hillside above the Clubhouse and surrounded by lush vegetation, shielded from prevailing winds and making playing conditions more comfortable. A full range of tennis services are available from the tennis coaching team. The friendly resort team is committed to making your stay a pleasure and completely hassle-free. Tours and sightseeing trips can be booked at reception, child minding service are available if you want some kid-free quiet time, and golf club storage can be arranged for convenient access during your stay. So when you next plan your holiday to the Sunshine Coast, remember Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort. Just a three minute drive from Hastings Street, the luxury apartments will be waiting. Set within a private bushland environment and yet close to everything, Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort is the perfect place to spend a holiday. Our $99 Christmas Bliss package, valid for purchase until 24 December 2012 for use by 30 June 2013, offers a hydromassage and steam experience followed by your choice of either: a full body massage, Eminence facial, sugar scrub or manicure / pedicure combo as well as $20 voucher for use towards another treatment. See ‘specials and packages’ for full details and for other great specials across the resort. To book your next golf and spa getaway, residing in a luxury self contained apartment overlooking the first fairway, contact resort reception on (07) 5440 3333 or make a reservation online. .................................................................................................

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Paradise Palms

Female golfers come to the fore at Paradise Palms


ady golfers enjoy their game even more at Paradise Palms Resort and Country Club. As one of Australia’s most picturesque 18-hole championship golf courses, Paradise Palms offers a lot more than meets the eye. Paradise Palms is a world of its own, a golfing destination that will leave you wanting for nothing. With a grand Queenslander-style clubhouse, fully equipped Pro Shop with the latest in golfing apparel, indoor and outdoor dining at Fifty Nine Restaurant and Bar, the modern 96 room resort and a range of recreation facilities for both adults and children alike. Paradise Palms is the ideal place for golfers to escape for a leisurely game or a holiday away with friends or family. With a quarter of the clubs’ members lady golfers, Paradise Palms has a strong female presence on course as well as on the committee. Memberships start at silver level and go through

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to platinum. There are even family and leisure memberships available so the whole family can enjoy the facilities. Paradise Palms has four weekly competitions and an impressive number of annual tournaments with women’s divisions in the XXXX Gold Super Skins, PGA Pro Am, Holden Scramble and LDI Constructions Blue Tee Challenge. In addition, Paradise Palms holds the Coral Princess Cruises Ladies Series. This fundraising event runs in support of the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia. The event is an 18-hole ladies competition open to all female golfers with an official handicap. The friendly competition tees off in the morning with a champagne lunch and presentation after the game. The first two places in each grade qualify for the final and a chance

to win a trip for two on a Coral Princess Cruise each year. For golfing quality Paradise Palms stands out, with a tough and uncompromising course built on a former sugar cane plantation nestled between World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. The beautiful mountains of the Great Dividing Range provide an ideal backdrop to the majority of holes with fairways lined by dense native eucalypts and lush tropical rainforest. The course has six main lakes as well as a number of meandering creeks throughout. With modern golfers seeking a holiday that offers a range of activities on top of quality golf, the facilities at Paradise Palms Resort & Country make for the ideal destination in Tropical North Queensland.

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There’s a secret in NSW and it’s

…Orange O

range has to be the golfing secret of New South Wales. The regional city hides three picturesque courses within the city limits to cater for all levels of golfer. But that is just the start. With over 30 cellar doors to visit, high quality restaurants, beautiful parks, great shopping and many surroundings villages to explore – golf is just the icing on the cake. Imagine yourself driving into Orange past the green rolling hills covered by vineyards. This scene becomes an appetiser for things to come. You make your way to one of the three courses, grab a cart and head to the tee. Your first shot lands on the fairway. You drive to the ball and step out of the cart. Something feels different. It’s like being on super soft carpet. The South African couch fairways make the game a whole new (and pleasant) experience. You play your next shot and it’s time to putt. The manicured greens are quick and test your nerve. You sink the ball in regulation and it starts to dawn on you just how majestic the trees and scenery really are within this colour city. Duntryleague Golf Course is a Championship 18 hole layout measuring 5976 metres from back markers. Duntryleague historic club was built in 1876, situated only minutes from the CBD of Orange and

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approximately 260 kilometres West of Sydney. The name Duntryleague was taken from Galbally in Country Limerick and means “The Fort of the Three Pillar Stones”. With this prestigious backdrop and acres of undulating emerald hills makes any golfer feel like they are among royalty. The Clubhouse features a licensed bar area, barbeque area and four tennis courts. Wentworth Golf Club is visually beautiful. The layout weaves through wonderful European and native flora; it is pure target golf but just right for most average golfers and above. The driving range has floating balls which you hit into a lake. The renovated club house has full gaming facilities, is fully licenced and is an excellent venue to meet and relax with friends. The professional shop has all that you need and offers golf lessons and coordinates regular competitions and special events. The Orange Ex-Services Country Club on the outskirts of Orange just 5 minutes from the CBD, offers all members and visitors a first class venue park land setting on 150 acres including an 18 hole golf course, 300 metre driving range, lawn bowls, sporting ovals, BBQ facilities and a club house to suit, the Country Club is the perfect venue for all occasions. So take a trip to Orange and play golf, drink some wine and dine in great restaurants. Orange has something to please everyone. For more information visit

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Golfers Resort

The Grange Golf Club

The Glenn McCully Golf School was established in 1984 by Glenn and Jan McCully, and is today the longest running privately owned residential Golf School in Australia. Over the last 28 years both Glenn and Jan McCully have helped many thousands of Golfers from the raw beginner to the tour Professional, gain a better understanding of their game and what they need to know to help them achieve their aims in golf. When asked how they go about this Glenn replied, “it’s quite simple, we just look at each person as an individual and what they bring to the tee. From there we work on long and short game fundamentals with the view to achieve a 10 to 20% improvement in their scoring ability which for most people will give them terrific satisfaction.” Their Teaching methods are based on simple to understand basics which have stood the test of time. Glenn has had it said to him so many times “Why hasn’t anyone explained it to me like you do, it just makes sense.” This is why The Glenn McCully Golf School is still going strong today. For more information about the schools available please go to their web site at or you can ring Jan on 0357441994 and she will be happy to answer any questions you may have.



3 AND 5 DAY SCHOOLS GROUP AND PRIVATE FORMATS from $525.00 pp twin share For details please go to our website or ring Jan on

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A division of the Dapto Leagues Club, the jewel in the crown is The Grange, and Ladies are always welcome. The Grange is located 15 minutes south of Wollongong and only a short distance from the F6 freeway. Corporate and social players are welcome to the 18 hole par 72 Champion Golf Course. The Grange Club House refurbishment is now complete and offers a modern contemporary feel similar to Dapto Leagues or other more modern venues in NSW. Clubhouse facilities include fully stocked bar, affordable Brassiere dining (open 7 days for lunch and Friday for dinner), BBQ area and The Grange Function Centre that overlooks the tenth fairway. The Pro Shop operations offers a great range of golf apparel including the Foot Joy of shoes, gloves, and the “NEW” lightweight Clicgear & Sun Mountain Push buggies. Additionally the pro shop offers the full range of Titleist golf balls, which our two PGA Golf Professionals Rob McKay and Matt Carter assure “will make any shot go straight”. We look forward to seeing you on the course and if you need, good, honest, friendly advice on golf equipment, lessons, and any golf repairs see either Rob or Matt who will be more than happy to help you out. For enquiries, please call the club on 02 4261 1647.

Ladies Golf Clinic Offer

Tuesday & Fridays from 11.15 am

Open to all beginner ladies looking to learn the basics or develop their skills further. Includes complimentary tea, coffee or glass of house wine on presentation of this ad.


$ per lady

Valid for Jan 1 - Feb 31, 2013 | bookings essential


oceanviews The Coast is Unique


or too long The Coast Golf Club in Little Bay has been a hidden gem right on the city’s doorstep. Situated along the rugged Southern Sydney coastline, a few kilometres south of the CBD, this Championship Links golf course is considered to be one of the most beautiful scenic courses in NSW. Boasting stunning views of the ocean from every hole on the course, The Coast is unique in its own right. Stretching along the coastal cliffs, the course is challenging and ever changing due to the prevailing breeze on the day of play. The recent refurbishment of the clubhouse and restaurant, plus the introduction of a

globally renowned chef, the club is well and truly under the spotlight, for all the right reasons. The Coast Restaurant, reinvented by Graeme Jones, a Hatted Chef and former counterpart of Gordon Ramsey, offers modern Australian inspired cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh local produce. The Heritage listed Club House also offers a relaxing lounge and dining area with postcard vistas of the ocean, sea cliffs, and beautiful Little Bay. The clubhouse also hosts a variety of different events, and offers packages tailored for all types of functions. Contrary to popular belief, membership of The Coast Golf Club is currently open, with


Golf Special

vacancies in the Ladies membership filling up quickly under the current special offer. This is an opportunity to join one of Sydney’s Iconic Golf Clubs for a fraction of the usual price. Even better are the four free golf lessons you will receive with one of their three PGA teaching professionals.

About the Coast Golf Club: The Coast Golf Club is located 12 km south of the Sydney CBD on the spectacular coastline of Little Bay, and is a full 18-hole Championship Links golf course. With the recent refurbishment of the Heritage Listed Club House, The Coast Golf Club is definitely one to visit.

The Coast Golf Club is offering female golfers an unbelievable opportunity to join one of Sydney’s iconic Golf Clubs

for only $550

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Clearwater Noosa tucked away within beautiful Balinese gardens on the banks of the magnificent noosa river, Clearwater noosa holiday accommodation is the ideal choice for a relaxing break on the sunshine Coast.


learwater Noosa is perfectly located next to the riverfront dining hub of Gympie Terrace and many of the Sunshine Coast’s best golf courses and family attractions are just a short drive away. With the Noosa River right at your doorstep, you can take full advantage of the excellent local water sports on offer. Kayak, wakeboard, hire a boat and fish for mud crabs, cool off in the crystal clear water or simply stroll along the promenade and soak up laid back riverside life. We offer a choice of standard one, two and three bedroom apartments and deluxe apartments, each equipped with all the comforts of home for a truly memorable holiday. Book one of our Noosaville holiday apartments now and start planning your Sunshine Coast getaway today.

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Luxury Beach in Northern House Tasmania


odern and spacious, this luxury beach house is harmonious with its’ natural environment. Enjoy panoramic views along the coastline and out to Ninth Island and the sound of waves rolling gently in and out, bringing the sea and coastal surrounds into the large living area. With four queen-size bedrooms, the house will ideally suit 4 couples, a perfect house for family and friends to share. Local wineries such as Jansz and Pipers Brook Vineyard and the very popular Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm golf courses are frequent destinations for guests staying at Tam O’Shanter Views. Relax and unwind on the back deck after a challenging day on the courses, prepare dinner or a casual BBQ, and settle in to enjoy this beautiful spot on the north coast of Tasmania. “ Email: or

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Kate Nolan



Golf Course

he Anglesea Golf Course, situated on the Great Ocean Road, is an undulating 6,074m Par 73 layout set in natural bushland. A feature of the course is the number of elevated greens that require plenty of thought when selecting your club. There are only 42 bunkers throughout the course which have been likened to sand-belt bunkers and coupled with eucalypt tree lined fairways combine to produce a stimulating round. Also there is the ever present resident population of Eastern Grey Kangaroos which number approximately 300. Women’s competitions are held three times a week. Thursday is a designated women’s competition day comprising three grades with winners and runners up prizes awarded weekly. Saturday and Sundays the Club runs medley competition fields for men and women. Anglesea Golf Club has been the home of the Ocean Spray Classic for the past 16 years with women from all over the state competing. Ocean Spray donates great products such as cranberry juice, craisins, and cranberry sauce for all participants. Ocean Spray also donates all the prizes and each participating club is awarded an Ocean Spray trophy for a future competition held at their own club. The Clubhouse bar & bistro are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner with the bistro affording terrific view over the golf course and the challenging finishing hole the 18th. Membership available: 7 day, Junior & 18-25. For more information visit or call 03 5263 1582

at Albert Park Golf Academy n important but often overlooked part of golf for beginners is their golf equipment. By starting out with golf equipment that is more suited to the individual a more natural and rhythmical golf swing is promoted. The best start for any new golfer is to have a club fit and give them golf clubs that encourage and reward the individual to hit good shots. At Albert Park Golf Academy, using both a professional eye and the latest in golf club fitting technology (TrackMan), Kate is able to fit beginners and the more accomplished players with the clubs they need.

World renowned Golf Course • Lush drought-proof fairways Women’s competitions held Thursday, Saturday & Sunday Great family holiday destination • Natural picturesque bush setting Play amid our resident Eastern Grey Kangaroo population Home for the last 15 years of the Women’s Ocean Spray Classic Terrific friendly staff • Memberships available Golf Links Road, Anglesea, VIC 3230 Clubhouse: 03 5263 1582 • Pro Shop: 03 5263 1951 50  Ladies GOLF Summer/Autumn 2013

McLeod Country


Golf Club

cLeod Country Golf Club, located at the foothills of Mount Ommaney in Brisbane is a club with a rich history still alive today in the camaraderie of our welcoming and fun spirited lady Members and associate Fellows. The Club was formed in 1968 for both men and women and is still the only club in the Southern Hemisphere to be administered by women. The Board boasts an incredible talent of women who along with the Management of the Club ensure the true heritage and foundations the Club was built on have only grown stronger over the years. The members embrace competition days with fun and abandon yet there is always the slight competitive undertone lingering beneath the surface…. They challenge each other to better their games and always enjoy a laugh over lunch in the Club House during presentations. Today both women and men make up the 1200-plus membership enjoying a challenging game of golf on the superb 18-hole course. If you’re lucky enough you may even see some of the beautiful wildlife the course is well known for; families of ducks or even a deer or two! The clubhouse has delicious meals available, friendly staff and poker machine facilities. McLeod also has beautiful grounds to cater for wedding ceremonies and a stunning outlook over the course from the Westlake room, perfect for functions and events. For more information visit

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The Battery Reviver is powered by your golf cart batteries and it can be left connected permanently to increase the life of your batteries by up to three times, or used occasionally to restore them.

For more information, pricing and to order Visit our web site or phone on 1300 852 433

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there are 15 words in the Fijian language for Heaven and ‘Yasawa’ is the first.


iji is at the heart of the South Pacific, easily accessible from Europe and the rest of the world. Yasawa Island is among the most remote and untouched isles of Fiji, yet still only a 35-minute flight from the international airport at Nadi. Yasawa Island Resort and Spa is reached via its own private airstrip, inaccessible to other travelers. Discretely hidden among the palms on a stretch of pristine white beach, facing west towards the setting sun. The resort’s only neighbours are in a handful of traditional Fijian villages nearby, with no other development on the island. There are 11 pristine white beaches to choose from for a secluded picnic one of which was voted by Expedia No. 4 best beach in the world in 2010. Indulge in heavenly seclusion in an area renowned for its velvety, white sand beaches and crystal clear tropical waters. At Yasawa Island Resort & Spa there are no other resorts, no televisions, and no traffic; just the sounds of the palm trees swaying and the ocean lapping mere steps from your private villa. The newly refurbished resort features a new beachfront bar, boutique, lounge, and library. The new al fresco restaurant with ocean views features an air-conditioned wine room – perfect for romantic dinners. The 18 traditionally thatched, beachfront bures are understated in their luxury. Hidden among the palms, each air-conditioned bure has a discreet outdoor shower; an expansive deck with daybeds to wile away the afternoons; a separate living area with mini bar and stereo; a hammock strung between the palms; and your own thatched cabana with sun loungers on the edge of Yasawa’s famous white. The ultimate among Yasawa’s luxury accommodation is Lomalagi — the Honeymoon Bure, secluded at the end of the beach with its own private pool, expansive tropical gardens and private beautiful white sand beach. This is Yasawa at its best – absolute paradise and complete seclusion.


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Yasawa might be an island of isolation, but it’s also an island of plenty.

Yasawa might be an island of isolation, but it’s also an island of plenty. All meals ala carte meals are included in the tariff at Yasawa, promising contemporary cuisine at every sitting and an emphasis on the succulent seafood caught daily in surrounding waters. Lobster plucked from the nearby reefs is a specialty. Dine at the restaurant, on the beach, in your bure or beneath the stars - the choice is yours. Our international chef’s creations highlights the fresh produce that is delivered daily and sourced as much as possible from the surrounding villages on Yasawa Island. Variety abounds and menus change daily accenting the freshest, regional ingredients of the day. Solitude. It’s our favourite pastime at Yasawa. So whatever you choose to do during your stay, you’ll be free to enjoy it in peace. Take a complimentary picnic on a deserted beach. Visit nearby villages to meet the local children or hear the church choir. Swim in the crystal waters of the famous Blue Lagoon or snorkel among corals and tropical fish. Do as much or as little as you choose. All activities at Yasawa are included in the tariff (except spa treatments, scuba diving and sports fishing). The ultimate in decadence is the Yasawa Ultimate Spa Bonus. For a onetime fee of $250AUD you can have one 60 minute Spa treatment for each night of your stay, no matter how many nights you stay. Try a massage, body wrap or body scrub – pure indulgence.

026 - The Pearl

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The Pearl South Pacific is an elegant stylish resort located on Beqa Lagoon within the sublime environs of Pacific Harbour – Fiji’s adventure capital, halfway between Nadi and Suva. Leave behind the stresses of daily life and refresh, relax and indulge in the excellent facilities and consummate service that is The Pearl South Pacific Resort. Set on one of Fiji’s longest beaches and surrounded by lush tropical gardens The Pearl is an idyllic boutique escape where chic accommodation, exquisite cuisine and as much – or as little – adventure and relaxation as you want, awaits you. The Pearl South Pacific Resort offers three levels of accommodation – Penthouse Suites, Ocean View Rooms and Garden View Rooms. All have marble bathrooms, private balconies, individual air conditioning, Satellite TV, 24-hour room service, tea and coffee facilities, wireless Internet. The six individually-themed suites – The Indian, The Oriental, French Provincial, Sand and Surf, Moody Blues and Red Passion are located on the upper level of the west wing and enjoy breathtaking views. They come with all the standard room features plus some additional extravagances. While each in itself is unique, luxury abounds with king-size beds, a sunken bath, swivel plasma screen, lounge suites, DVD player and stereo and dual terraces. With abundant fresh, local produce and the sea right at the door, dining at The Pearl will entice and delight. Internationally acclaimed chefs create diverse menus reflecting local and international cuisine and are more than happy to cater to personal tastes. Whether you choose to dine at the internationally influenced Mantarae Restaurant, all day Bistro or enjoy a snack at the Club House, rest assured your fare will be delectable. The Pearl offers a large range of activities including a fully equipped gymnasium, kayaks, beach volleyball, bicycles and a Robert Trent Jones Junior designed 18-hole championship golf course. For the adventure seekers The Pearl South Pacific Resort offers amazing diving including diving with sharks, white water rafting, game fishing, banana boat rides, Jet Ski safaris, zip-line, snorkelling trips and surfing at Frigate’s Passage. Alternatively, just relax by the swimming pool or on one of the many sumptuous day beds scattered around the resort, surrender yourself to a range of treatments at the Pearl Day Spa and indulge in the fabulous cuisine and cocktails on offer.

Queens Road, Pacific Harbour FIJI ISLANDS Tel: +679 3450022 Fax: +679 3450262 Email: The Pearl South Pacific


The ultimate great golf getaway


lanning your next overseas trip? Then we have the ultimate tour for you, that combines both a professionally managed golf event with a 5-star golfing holiday on the beautiful Island of Maui. Great Golf Getaways offers a fun-packed, fully escorted tour to Maui, Hawaii each year and attracts golfers from all over Australia. Following the success of their previous 2010, 2011 and 2012 tours, next year’s 2013 Maui Masters (19 – 30 April) features a new 5-round event format with divisions for men and women. Plus a new Maui Masters team challenge (4-player team entry) with daily competitions and prizes to be won! The event is open to amateur golfers of all skill levels, with a registered handicap, and special package prices are available for non-golfing partners also. The 2013 tour features Maui’s top five courses - Makena, King Kamehameha, Wailea’s Emerald and Gold, and the prestigious Kapalua Planation Course - venue for the season opening round of the USA PGA Tour.. Accommodation is at the luxurious Makena Beach and Golf Resort, with private beachfront access and spectacular ocean views. Plus many optional tour activities for you to enjoy including a sunset catamaran dinner cruise, deep sea fishing charters and snorkelling tours, group coaching clinics and great value shopping at Maui’s fashionable boutiques – ideal for the ladies on tour! The 11-night / 5-round golfer package starts from just AUD$3,990* per person (*international airfares excluded). Tour registrations are closing soon – contact Lee at Great Golf Getaways on Tel 1300 124 220 or visit for further information. Top photo: Wailea Gold #8 hole Above right: Wailea Emerald #17hole Right: 2012 Maui Masters Tour members

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earns US Masters spot at 14 Five Australians, including two Victorians, were in the top six as 14-year-old Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang won the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship to set himself up as the youngest golfer ever to play in the US Masters. Guan finished 15 under par at Thailand’s Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi to beat Taiwan’s Pan Cheng-tsung. Australian national Squad member Oliver Goss from Western Australia was an impressive third with a final round even par 72 to finish at 12-under par. Victorian James McMillan was nine under par after a final round fourunder 68 to be in outright fifth place. Nathan Holman (VIC), Brett Drewitt (NSW) and Cameron Smith (QLD) finished at six under for the championship in a tie for seventh. When the US Masters begins next April, Guan is set to become the youngest competitor in the history of the Tournament at 14 years, five months and 17 days. This smashes the previous record set by Italian Matteo Manassero in 2010, when the 16-year-old earned an invitation after winning the British Amateur Championship in 2009.  “I’m so excited. I’m really happy to become the youngest player at the Masters and looking forward to going there. “I don’t know what’s going to happen there, but I know I just want to do well,” said Guan, who punched the air in delight after holing his five-foot par putt on 18 and was quickly embraced by his proud father. “Pan really did a good job, so I just needed to focus on my game and get some more birdies and keep going. “I knew Pan had a really good front nine, so I was checking the scores a bit on the back nine. I just thought if I got a couple more birdies I would be the champion,” said the Guangzhou-based schoolboy, the event’s first Chinese champion. After posting earlier rounds of 66, 64 and 72, Guan started the final day two ahead of Goss. Guan, who weighs just 56 kilogrammes (125 pounds), opened up a five-shot lead with birdies at holes two and four, where Goss fell away with a double bogey. Guan’s lead was cut to just one after a bogey on 16 but the teenager, who spends three months in Florida each summer, showed impressive composure to par the 141-yard, island-green 17th and the par-four 18th, where his 60-degree wedge shot from just off the green rolled five foot past the flag After inspecting the putt from several angles and wiping his face and hands, the laid-back teenager stepped up to hole the most important putt of his short career. “I had a great up and down on the last hole. I was a little bit nervous over the putt,” said Guan, who averaged 250 yards with his driver.

“It was hot all week and it was a long course, not easy. Goss was hitting his drives 50 yards further than me and even his two-iron was 10 yards longer than my driver. However, I’ve had my mum and dad supporting me all week, and they gave me a little bit of advice so I just want to thank them.” The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship offers the winner an invitation to the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, while the champion and runner(s)-up earn spots in International Final Qualifying (IFQ) for The Open Championship.

When the US Masters begins next April, Guan is set to become the youngest competitor in the history of the Tournament

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Victorian Primary Schools


The Victorian Primary Schools Golf Championship State Final was held at Kooringal Golf Club on Monday the 10th of September. 110 Students made it to the final day after making their way through a qualifying and regional final. Approximately 1600 students participated at the qualifying tournaments around Victoria. The Girls Champion Nasya Sohail from Al-Taqua College shot 77, Runner Up Sheradyn Johnson Osborne P.S with 78 and Third place Joelynn Do from Ascot Vale West P.S with 84. The Boys Champion Karl Vilips from Dingley P.S shot 68, Runner Up Christian Chierego Upper Plenty P.S with 69 and Third place Aashish Sudarsanan from Gilson College with 70. The U12’S Golf Team to represent Victoria School Sport Australia Boys & Girls 12 Yrs & Under Championship were:


Christian Chierego, Upper Plenty P.S Aashish Sudarsanan, Gilson College Antony Majstorovic, Mary McKillop P.S Nathan Page, Penleigh & Essendon Grammar Jack Crawford, St Bernards Marcus Foote, Distance Education Tai Chu, Richmond P.S


Nasya Sohail, Al-Taqwa College Ahila Krishnamurthi, Mount Waverley North P.S Sheradyn Johnson, Osborne P.S Joelynn Do, Ascot Vale West P.S

Ben and Su-Hyun Victorians tasted success in N.S.W. in October at the Srixon International Junior Championships. Ben Eccles won the Boys Championship after a great last round of 69 (last winner Aaron Baddeley in 1998) Su-Hyun Oh won the Girls Championship by 13 strokes (last winner Stacey Doggett in 1993). It was the first time the Vics have won both events and the teams trophy (tied 1st). In the Sub Junior event (U15), Ryan Ruffels won by 14 strokes with a tournament record score of 16 under. He’s just 14 years old!

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2013 VICtorianOPEN AT THIRTEENTH BEACH GOLF LINKS Golf Victoria is pleased to announce that the 2013 Victorian Open will be hosted at the prestigious Thirteenth Beach Golf Links, featuring two Championship courses. The men’s and women’s Championships will simultaneously run from February 21 – 24, 2013 and will continue to build on the success of the 2012 tournament, held at Spring Valley and Woodlands Golf Clubs. For the past four years, Spring Valley has been the home of the Vic Open, playing an integral part in continuing the rich history of the event. January, 2012 marked the inaugural year for the Open as a concurrent men’s and women’s tournament that gained widespread attention amongst the golfing world for its unique format. The shift to Thirteenth Beach has come on the back of significant support from the State Government, the City of Greater Geelong and the club itself. Located on the Bellarine Peninsula, Thirteenth Beach consists of the Beach Course, designed by Tony Cashmore and the North Course (formerly known as the Creek Course), designed by Sir Nick Faldo and Tony Cashmore. The Beach Course is widely acclaimed as one of Australia’s Best 20 courses whilst the North Course has continued to grow in stature since its opening in 2004. Simon Brookhouse, Golf Victoria CEO, spoke about the decision to move the event and believes the new home of the Vic Open will enhance its ability to grow and attract strong fields of competitors. “We are very excited to continue to grow the tradition of the Vic Open at the wonderful facilities of Thirteenth Beach. With the generous financial support from the State Government and City of Greater Geelong, the move has been made possible and we look forward to making the 2013 Vic Open the best in its 55 year history. “The Vic Open is the tournament ‘where stars are born’ and is a key PGA Tour of Australasia and ALPG Tour event for some of Australia’s best golfers. The tournament has

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been a launching place for some of the country’s best golfers with many of sport’s biggest names engraved on the men’s trophy including Greg Norman, Gary Player, Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle, Ian Baker-Finch and Robert Allenby. The Vic Open has also grown accustomed to attracting international players and the tradition continued this year with French woman Joanna Klatten taking out the Championship. “I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Spring Valley Golf Club for its invaluable contributions and hospitality over the past four years as the host of the Vic Open. Since 2009, Spring Valley and its wonderful staff, committee, members and volunteers have helped uphold the tradition of the Championship and on behalf of Golf Victoria, we sincerely appreciate everything that wonderful golf club has provided,” said Brookhouse. In 2013, the Vic Open will be a 72-hole tournament for both men and women with a men’s starting field of 144 and a women’s field of 120 players. The women will play on the North course in rounds one and two whilst the men will play on the Beach course. Cuts will be made at the conclusion of round two on Friday 22nd February with the leading 50 players plus ties in each respective field continuing on to the final 36-holes over the Beach course. A seeded draw will apply for both rounds three and four, whereby men’s groups and women’s groups will alternately commence their rounds. This arrangement culminates with the leading group of men and the leading group of women to be the last to play from the 1st tee on Sunday which in turn ensures a unique finale to the event later in the day, including a joint presentation. Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia, said the Tour was looking forward to the next chapter of the Victorian Open in February. “The Victorian Open is an integral tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia schedule, and we’re excited to see this new era unfold in 2013, this time at Thirteenth Beach. “With the concurrent staging of both the Men’s and Women’s tournaments, the Victorian

Open features one of the most unique formats on the PGA Tour of Australasia, and I’m sure the local Bellarine community will embrace the event come February,” said Thorburn. Prize money will again be split evenly between the men and women with a minimum of $150,000 on offer for both Championships. Prize money will be allocated in accordance with the respective PGA Tour’s and ALPG Tour’s recommended prize money distribution list. Warren Sevil, CEO, ALPG Tour said the success of the 2012 event had generated much anticipation for 2013. “The 2012 Victorian Open’s initiative has been much talked about amongst players, golf fans and golf industry bodies. I don’t believe anyone expected the event to be as well received and as easily delivered, as it proved to be. The finale to the Women’s event was something that will likely never be witnessed again, with a hole-out from the 18th fairway forcing a playoff. The ALPG Tour looks forward to delivering a first class field of Australian and international stars to the 2013 event and we are excited about Thirteenth Beach which allows one all-encompassing venue to host two 72 hole events, concurrently, again making this a unique format which is sure to capture the interest of golf fans around the world. We are very grateful to the Victorian Government for their on-going support and also to the City of Greater Geelong who are right behind the 2013 tournament, and to 13th Beach for hosting this Championship. We look forward to working with Golf Victoria and the PGA of Australia in delivering this special event which is sure to appeal to the seasoned golf fans along with junior boys and girls, who have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the game’s best male and female professionals, on the same stage,” Sevil said. Golf Victoria in conjunction with Thirteenth Beach looks forward to delivering a memorable and unique event in 2013 and thanks the Victorian Government and City of Greater Geelong for its full support.

Barrenjoeyweek of golf

CELEBRATING 31 YEARS IN 2013, BARRENJOEY WEEK OF GOLF is a great start to the new year for Women who play golf, and have a club handicap. You can be a beginner or a seasoned golfer, if you have a handicap from 0 – 45 register now and come and enjoy a wonderful week of golf at 7 beautiful golf courses of the Sydney’s Northern Beaches. This is one of the biggest amateur women’s golf competitions in the Southern Hemisphere, with over 700 players from 62 different clubs, a great way to meet new friends. The Competition will also have a prize pool of over $10,000 worth of prizes, including an a special prize for the best new golfer. The programme will be as follows.

Event Dates: 4 DAY EVENT - 11 – 15 February 2013

Format: Monday & Tuesday Stroke Event Divisions I, II, III, Stableford Div IV. Thursday - Event - Foursomes - All Divisions (shot-gun start) Friday - Event - 4BBB Team - All Divisions (shot-gun start)

Entry Fees: Four Days - Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - $90.00 per player Two Days - Mon and Tues or Thurs and Fri $60 per player

All players are invited to the Presentation Night to be held at Wakehurst Golf Club on Thursday 14th February. Entry forms are available on our new website Entries close on 4th January 2013. There will also be a raffle draw on the night, tickets available at participating clubs and at the door on Presentation Night with great prizes, all money raised will go to Manly WomensShelter. This is a wonderful Golf event, go to our website for all the information you will need to join us and make the 31st Year of Barrenjoey Week of Golf the first event on your Calendar for 2013.

WGNR 80thAnniversary Tournament 2012 Over 100 players took part each day in the July three day tournament to mark 80 years since the district association was formed in 1932. It all began in Lismore and therefore the Lismore Golf Club became the ideal place to hold the tournament. Players from 16 of the 18 affiliated clubs in the district, plus visitors from other districts competed. Sue Reguson (Coolangatta-Tweed Heads) won the WGNR championship which was played over 36 holes. Sheridan Gorton from Murwillumbah (a junior) won the Champions of Champions-18 holes is played in conjunction with the second days event; and to be eligible you had to have been your club’s latest champion. On the third day Marilyn Druitt from Ballina and Val Davidson from Tenterfield won the Foursomes Championship. About 113 women attended the anniversary dinner on Tuesday night at the Lismore Workers Club. The attendees thoroughly enjoyed themselves and reminisced about the past and took home the souvenir placement mats which garnished the dinner table. WGNR President Patsy Jessup was in fine form during the evening and welcomed everyone. She commented that “it was a most successful celebration!” Special guests were invited including past presidents and members of the 1982 Silver Anniversary Committee. Irene Fuller (Life Member) who is 92 came down from Queensland and cut the special Anniversary cake. Ball markers with the new Women’s Golf Northern Rivers logo were given to the tournament players and the dinner guests. The WGNR was pleased to have Sue Fabian from Golf NSW participate in the tournament and attend the dinner.

A DVD of historical photographs of the 18 clubs, compiled by Joy Slater was shown during the tournament and dinner. A 70 page anniversary book has been published, containing results from 1932 until the present day with a historical account of the clubs in the district. These are available through Robyne Trotter, the WGNR Secretary at for $10.00.

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Sudden-Death Play-Off Wins 2013 Women’s SummerFoursomes 2012Mixed Foursomes

– Entries Open


The 2013 Women’s Summer Foursomes is being held at Cromer Golf Club on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 January 2013. The tournament is open to female amateurs whose individual handicap does not exceed 32 at the date of entry. The format is stroke play over one round of 18-holes Foursomes, with the leading four pairs (scratch) in each division to qualify for the match play, scheduled for the following day. Pairs may choose which player is playing from their first tee in all rounds. In 2012 the event was played in three divisions. Players will be allocated to a division based upon their handicaps at the close of entries. Traditionally the Summer Foursomes is a strongly contested event, with teams being represented from around the state. Last year’s event was held at The Coast Golf Club and had a large contingent of metropolitan players represented. In 2013 Cromer will have the honor’s, so we hope the many metropolitan women will again take advantage of this opportunity to compete in a popular Golf NSW Women’s Tournament. For the third year running, this event will be held in conjunction with the 2013 Men’s NSW Foursomes Medal. This event will be played on Monday 15 January 2013. Prizes awarded for the Summer Foursomes Tournament will be in three Divisions: • Match Play Winners - Trophies • Match Play Runners up • 18 Holes Nett Winners • 18 Holes Nett Runner up • 18 Holes Scratch Winners Entries for this event are now open. Online entries are $70 per pair or $80 per pair for all other forms of entry. Entries close: Friday 21 December 2012 at 5.00pm. Full event details are available at For further information regarding this event, please contact Nicole Bessant on or 9505 9105.

It was a nail bitting finish to the 2012 NSW Mixed Foursomes Championship today at Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club. Joan Lee and Steven Vail from Ryde-Parramatta GC tied with Kate Thomas and Julian Jackson from Manly GC, both teams finishing with a 3-over-par, 75. A sudden-death play-off down the first hole was needed to determine a winner between the two pairs. The home team of Lee and Vail parred the first play-off hole to take the Championship, proving to be too strong for Thomas and Jackson who had a bogie. Lee and Vail were very determined to win this year’s Championship as it was their home turf but also very stoked as it was their first foursomes pairing. Thomas and Jackson, runners-up, played consistently throughout the round despite their narrow loss in the play-off. Last year’s winners, Olivia Wilson and Callum O’Reilly finished three strokes behind the leaders with a 78 to come in third place. Wilson and O’Reilly’s highlight of the day was an eagle on the 5th hole! Nett Winners were Marilyn Carthew and Alan Jewell (Charlestown) with a score of 76. One shot behind were Runners-up were Zoey An and Andrew Murgatroyd (Liverpool) with 77 nett winning on a countback from Stacey South and Jefery Shearim (Glenmore) who took third place. This year Golf NSW introduced the NSW Mixed Foursomes Club Champion of Champions event, to be played in conjunction with the NSW Mixed Foursomes Championship. The winners of this trophy for 2012 were, Kelly and Andrew Brough from Magenta Shore G&CC who had 90 off the stick, winning by two shots. Over 110 competitors contested the event today. The course was in great condition for the competitors at Ryde -Parramatta GC. Despite the cold start, it fined up for a perfect day for golf. Congratulations to all those who participated. For full results and prize winners, please click on the links below.

MERCUREKooindah Waters

wins ‘Excellence in Sustainability’ Award Mercure Kooindah Waters has won the ‘Excellence in Sustainability’ award at the Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce Awards, held at the resort. The award celebrates several initiatives that Kooindah Waters Residential Golf and Spa Resort, has put in place to ensure its environmental sustainability. Mercure Kooindah Waters launched Planet 21, Accor’s 21 commitments in favour of sustainable developments. The residential, golf and spa resort, will be developing initiatives to help reduce its impact on the environment and promote sustainable developments. Kooindah Waters Residential Golf and Spa Resort is bounded by wetlands and is in 60  Ladies GOLF Summer/Autumn 2013

close proximity to Tuggerah Lakes, part of a very sensitive environmental zone. With a firm commitment to environmental stewardship, a decision was made by the developer behind the resort, Investa Property Group, to develop an Environmental Management System (EMS) for the resort. The system has won environmental and innovation awards and was designed specifically for areas with golf courses as part of the precinct Specific initiatives which demonstrate the commitment to environmental sustainability at Kooindah Waters Residential Golf and Spa Resort include: • Replacement of petrol golf carts with new electric carts, the installation of tank

systems and growth regulators to reduce the mowing needed at the facility. • Recycled rainwater from roofs used to flush all toilets and water saving showerheads have been installed. • Energy saving light globes throughout resort. Lights in hallways connected to movement sensors, so only come on when necessary. • The gardens are all planted with local native vegetation and are designed to create breeding areas for native wildlife. Kooindah Waters is located on Kooindah Boulevard, off Pollock Avenue Wyong. For more information visit or call (02) 4355-5777.

2012 Women’s CountryMeeting The 2012 Women’s Country Meeting was held over three days in September this year, Monday 3 at Concord, Tuesday 4 at Bankstown and Thursday 6 at Carnarvon. Jane MacDonald from Newcastle won the major prize, the Mabel McKenzie Cup with a total of 170 off the stick. Scores of 83 at Concord and 89 at Bankstown Golf Clubs completed Jane’s 2012 win. The Presentation was well received with the majority of the 100 players remaining for a light dinner and drinks. Sue Fabian, Deputy Chairman of Golf NSW and Sandra Gillies, Chairman of the Women’s Match Committee presented the trophies to some very excited winners.

Division One 36-Hole Prize Winners Runner up in the scratch, 4 strokes behind Jane MacDonald was Debbie Finlaison from Highlands GC with 174. Overall Nett, Rose Payten Trophy Winner was Port Macquarie’s Wendy Gordon (14) with 154. Lousea Johnston from Coonabarabran GC had a 158 to take out 36-hole Nett Runner Up.

Division Two 36-Hole Prize Winners Division Two’s, Rose Payten Trophy was won by Muree’s Lorraine O’Connor with a total scratch score of 193. Only 2 strokes behind Lorraine, on a total of 195 was Julie Jenkins from Cootamundra GC. Belmont’s Jill Field (23) was the winner of the Overall Nett, Rose Payten Trophy with a total of 155 on a countback from Port Macquarie’s Margaret Bateman (24), also on a total of 155 to win the 36-hole Nett Runner Up.

Division Three 36-Hole Prize Winners The winner for Division Three’s Marie Chapman Trophy was Sue Rice (45) from Young GC with a total score of 68 points, just one point in front of Darleen Van Der Kemp (28) from Belmont GC with a total of 67 points. In third place was Betty Turner (27) from Coffs Harbour with 61 points. Fourth place was won by Roslyn Anderson (27) from Young with a total score of 59 points. The foursomes component of the event was played at Carnarvon and despite a windy day at Carnarvon Golf Club for the 2012 Women’s Country Meeting Foursomes, it was a beautiful day for golf and the event was enjoyed by all who attended. The course was playing fairly tough with the greens running quick. Di Thomlinson from Gosford GC and Kim Burke from Shelly Beach GC who won the Division One Scratch, Vera Rankin Trophy with a 13

over par, 85 off the stick. Kim and Di accepted their prize and thanked Carnarvon Golf Club for allowing the players to play on such a beautiful course; it is in great condition even though the greens were tricky. Runners Up were the girls from Belmont, Julie McCallum and Susan Oliver with an 87. Division One Nett went to Morisset’s Cheryl Andrews and Robyn Dunn with a score of 73 on a countback. Also on a countback was Runner Up Nett winners, Wendy Price (13) from Wauchope and Judy Mika (28) from Port Macquarie with a 73 ½. Jean Ramsey from Camden Haven and Sue McLeod from Port Macquarie had an amazing 90 off the stick to win Division Two Scratch by four shots. Runners Up were Joanne Hudson and Roslyn Judge from Wauchope with a 94. Maitland’s Robyn Searle (25) and Clare Fleming (34) won the Division Two Nett with a score of 69 ½. On 73 and to win Runner Up Nett was Enid Dougherty (26) and Noelene Smith (20) from Grafton.

The History of the Country Meeting The Women’s Country Meeting is open to all female amateur golfers who hold a current handicap and are members of a Golf NSW Country District Golf Club. The history of the Women’s Country Meeting goes back to 1957 and the tournament has been held annually since then. The event has seen many notable winners over the years but none better than the present Division One winner, Julie Swanson from Newcastle Golf Club. Julie has had a strangle hold on the event, winning the last seven consecutive years. She will be back again this year to compete for an astonishing eighth title. There are a number of prizes awarded, including daily (18-hole) scratch and net winners, as well as the overall trophies. The Division One perpetual trophy is named after Mabel Mackenzie in appreciation of her many years of service towards the promotion of Women’s Golf NSW. The trophy for Division Two is The Vera Rankin Trophy, and a new Division Three trophy was introduced last year, The Marie Chapman Trophy. This trophy was named after Marie Chapman, a distinguished figure in the South Coast region of NSW. For information and details contact Nicole Bessant, Event Coordinator on or Golf NSW on (02) 9505 9105.

2012 Women’s BronzeMedallion Congratulations to Wakehurst Golf Club who successfully managed to finish the 2012 Bronze Medallion with the lowest combined aggregate score amongst a team of four which was decided at both Pymble and Carnarvon Golf Clubs on Friday 21 September 2012 The 2012 Bronze Medallion this year saw 58 clubs represented from both the metropolitan and country districts with a total of 232 players competing, 116 at each of the host venues. The winning team from Wakehurst included, Bev Orme, Fiona, Lorraine Mackenzie and Robyn McClurg who, as a team, achieved a combined nett score of 300 finishing a close one stroke ahead of Cabramatta Golf Club who scored a 301 for their combined score. The Cabramatta players were, Linda Schwarz, Tracey Shanahan, Patricia Bissett and Leanne Stanton.

In what turned out to be great day of golf at both courses the best scratch score from each course was awarded to Lidya Miller from Bankstown with a 94 at Carnarvon whilst Maureen Edwards from Concord shot a 95 off the stick to claim the prize at Pymble. The Women’s Bronze Medallion is an 18-holes stroke handicap competition for teams of four players on handicaps from 23 to 32 with players participating having been selected by their respective home clubs. Marrickville’s Kath Loosley (31) had an amazing 68 nett to win the individual nett prize at Carnarvon whilst at Pymble Golf Club, Liz Ross (25) from Asquith GC scored a great 67 nett.

For a full list of all results from the Women’s Golf NSW Bronze Medallion please visit www. For further information, please contact Nicole Bessant, Events Coordinator on 9505 9105 or email at

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Sudden-DeathPlayOff GolfNSW appoints Wins 2012 new CEO Mixed Foursomes Championship It was a nail bitting finish to the 2012 NSW Mixed Foursomes Championship at Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club. Joan Lee and Steven Vail from Ryde-Parramatta GC tied with Kate Thomas and Julian Jackson from Manly GC, both teams finishing with a 3-over-par, 75. A sudden-death play-off down the first hole was needed to determine a winner between the two pairs. The home team of Lee and Vail parred the first play-off hole to take the Championship, proving to be too strong for Thomas and Jackson who had a bogie. Lee and Vail were very determined to win this year’s Championship as it was their home turf but also very stoked as it was their first foursomes pairing. Thomas and Jackson, runners-up, played consistently throughout the round despite their narrow loss in the play-off. Last year’s winners, Olivia Wilson and Callum O’Reilly finished three strokes behind the leaders with a 78 to come in third place. Wilson and O’Reilly’s highlight of the day was an eagle on the 5th hole! Nett Winners were Marilyn Carthew and Alan Jewell (Charlestown) with a score of 76. One shot behind were Runners-up were Zoey An and Andrew Murgatroyd (Liverpool) with 77 nett winning on a countback from Stacey South and Jefery Shearim (Glenmore) who took third place. This year Golf NSW introduced the NSW Mixed Foursomes Club Champion of Champions event, to be played in conjunction with the NSW Mixed Foursomes Championship. The winners of this trophy for 2012 were, Kelly and Andrew Brough from Magenta Shore G&CC who had 90 off the stick, winning by two shots. Over 110 competitors contested the event today. The course was in great condition for the competitors at Ryde -Parramatta GC. Despite the cold start, it fined up for a perfect day for golf. Congratulations to all those who participated. For full results and prize winners, please visit:

After eight years as CEO of Castle Hill Country Club, Stuart Fraser has been appointed the new CEO of Golf NSW. Amongst a long list of candidates, Stuart was a standout according to Chairman of Golf NSW, Chris Allen who made the announcement. “We are very pleased Stuart has agreed to join us”, said Allen. Stuart assumed the CEO position on Monday, October 1st. Fraser has a distinguished golf administration career behind him including quite a number of years with the PGA and he also holds executive roles with Golf Management Australia, both here in NSW as well as nationally. A capable golfer in his own right, the new man will continue the momentum created following the amalgamation of the NSW Golf Association and Women’s Golf NSW to form Golf NSW in 2010.

Manlywin consecutive Women’s Pewter Plate The Golf NSW Women’s Pewter Plate was held on Monday 23 July 2012 at Richmond Golf Club. Once again the ladies from Manly Golf Club took out the title with a massive score of 75 points! An 8 shot lead! Alison Gray (36) had 36 points and Janet Meagher (31) had 39 points. Janet also took out the individual Janet Meagher and Alison Gray prize for the day. Second place went to the ladies from Cromer Golf Club, Linda Hayes (34) had 38 points and Marion Fennessy (37) had 29 points together with a combined score of 67 points on a countback from Pymble Golf Club. Janet Hartley (35) from Penrith Golf Club won second place for the individual prize with 38 points on a countback from Linda Hayes (34), Cromer Golf Club. A field of 36 clubs from both the Metropolitan and Country areas hit off on a chilly winter’s morning with a little rain on the back nine. The course was presented in good condition and is a test for all golfers. Thanks goes to the Pro Shop, club staff and a special thank you to Jacqui Meldrum, Kay Pettit, Kelly Quigley, Alan Simpson and Richmond’s Ladies Committee who assisted the competitors and the Golf NSW Officials throughout the day.

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The Pewter Plate is an 18-hole aggregate stableford competition for club teams of two competitors on handicaps from 33 to 40. The event is played on one course, which is determined by the results of the previous year’s Competition. Each Club entering the competition nominates the two players to be their representatives and The Pewter Plate is awarded to the team with the best aggregate stableford of the two scores. For further information or details please contact Nicole Bessant on 9505 9105 or


1st GOlF COurse tO reCeive ‘HAt’ FOr DininG BOnville GOlF resOrt’s Flooded Gums Restaurant has become Australia’s 1st & only Golf Course/Golf Resort to be awarded a highly regarded and sought after ‘Hat’ at the 2013 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards. Winning a ‘Hat’ has been a 12 year project at Bonville where they have worked on gradual progression, improving little by little until they finally reached their goal. General Manager Brad Daymond stated: “The Bonville Team which comprises many long term staff members are dedicated to their craft and the culture of Bonville. Executive Chef Lee O’Carroll deserves a special mention for his consistent commitment to quality, leadership and professionalism which has created a fantastic kitchen environment.” This honour came just weeks after being awarded two ‘Glasses’ (out of a possible three) in the highly regarded Gourmet Traveller Fine Wine Partners Wine List Awards, and one ‘Goblet’ at the “Best of” Award of Excellence at the International Wine Spectator Restaurant Wine List Awards– regarded by some as the global benchmark. “The Golf Course at Bonville has always been highly awarded and recognised but it was extremely rewarding for us to see the Restaurant receive this recognition as they have consistently worked towards providing their Members and Guests with an “Overall Experience”...said, Daymond. Jonahs, Whale Beach (their sister property) has retained its ‘1 Hat’ status for 2013. There were twelve new 1 Hat Sydney listings and four demotions in this year’s guide, so to preserve their ‘Hat’ was an achievement in itself, given the ongoing competition in the Sydney Market. Adding to the excitement, Jonah’s was also recently awarded three ‘Glasses’ at the Gourmet Traveller Fine Wine Partners List Awards and two ‘Goblets’ at the “Best of” Award of Excellence at the International Wine Spectator Restaurant Wine List Awards. From a golf perspective.... Bonville welcome the sunshine and warmth of Spring! The growth that Spring delivers to the Golf Course is remarkable, witnessed by the glorious array of colour from the Azaleas framing the 18th Hole and the awakening of the greens from the dormant Winter period. On a separate note, their owner, Peter Montgomery will soon be inducted into the ‘International Swimming Hall Of Fame’. As he is too modest to mention this himself, visit the website listed below and see Peter Montgomery’s Contribution - so you can see for yourself his achievements that have led to this wonderful International recognition. For more information visit:

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ABelA Wins nsWBlinD GOlF CHAMPiOnsHiP BlinD GOlF nsW conducted its 2012 Blind Golf Open Championship over 36 holes at the Barnwell Park Golf Club on 20 & 21 September. The tournament was well supported with twenty players taking part with entrants coming from NSW, QLD, SA, ACT and VIC. Blind golf has 3 sight categories; B1, B2 and B3 depending on the player’s vision capabilities. B1 players are totally blind. Blind Golf NSW Captain Jenny Abela (B2 – handicap 54) won her first major tournament by 6 stokes from the gross winner Stephen Mitchell. Jenny, with her long serving caddie Steve Doyle, played outstanding golf scoring a 98 net over the two-day event to win the 2012 Championship. In hosting the presentation of trophies, Mr John Hayward, Blind Golf NSW President firstly thanked the Barnwell Park Golf Club and staff for use of their club and course, and the various members of Blind Golf NSW for assisting in the management of the championship. He went on to thank Erik Royds, Blind Golf NSW Life Member, Greg Engall, Barnwell Park Professional, Stephen Jackson (cards and scoreboard official) and Jay Robertson (photographer) plus the players and their caddies for their continued support of the event. To learn more about blind golf, go to the Blind Golf Australia website or see

2012 WOMen’s COrOnAtiOnMeDAl tHe WOMen’s 2012 COrOnAtiOn MeDAl was decided on Tuesday, the 18 September with the team from Ryde-Parramatta winning the event for the second year in a row. This year’s event was held at both Ryde-Parramatta and Concord Golf Clubs. The Ryde Parramatta team finished on a total of 312, a remarkable 14 shots in front of the rest of the field including runners up The Lakes Golf Club on a total of 326. The winning Ryde Parramatta team members were Cecilia Song, Katherine Peck, Cheryl Fairclough and Collette Blacklock. It was the scores posted at Ryde-Parramatta by Peck and Song that proved to be the contributor in setting s lower combined score after they scored nett 74 and 78 respectively around the difficult Ryde-Parramatta layout with many players’ scores being affected by the vast areas of water hazards that are a prominent feature of the course. Whilst numerous players found low scores hard to come by a number of them stood out from the rest of the field with Shelly Shin from Concord shooting a 75 off the stick at her home club; whilst a score of 78 was enough to see Kim Burke from Sandra Schultz from Oatlands claim the scratch prize at Ryde-Parramatta. For a full listing of results and other major prize winners from the 2012 Women’s Coronation Medal please visit Ladies GOLF Summer/Autumn 2013


2012 Women’s MetropolitanGrade Final Results Grade 1

Pennant Hills were able to celebrate their first Grade No. 1 Pennant with many of their supporters when Pennant Hills hosted the final day of Grade on Friday. Pennant Hills went through the season undefeated to win their first Grade No. 1 pennant with 12 points. There was still plenty of interest on the final day with all matches affecting the final placings. Bonnie Doon defeated Manly to maintain their position in Grade 1 for 2013. Manly were valiant in defeat. New South Wales defeated The Lakes to end the season in 4th position just behind the Australian on games. Concord and The Australian battled it out for second position with Concord coming out on top with 4 wins to 3.

Grade 2 Grade No. 2 went down to the wire as anyone of four clubs could have been crowned champions following the final round at Avondale GC. The host club had completed their season with 4.5 wins to lead the title race into the last round, however Castle Hill, Monash and Pymble could all claim the title with a victory and other results going their way. Monash pressed their claims with a 4.5/2.5 win over Royal Sydney leaving the result down to the match between Castle Hill and Pymble. With three matches progressing to the 18th hole the result could have gone either way, but in the end it would be Castle Hill that would triumph 4/3. The results gave them 5 wins for the season, just half a win clear of Avondale and Monash.

Grade 3 Grade No. 3 proved to be the tightest Grade of the season with three clubs all finishing on 4.5 wins. In the final round contests Wakehurst recorded a narrow 4/3 win over North Ryde, whilst Cumberland recorded a victory of the same margin over Killara. Those results saw Cumberland, Killara and Wakehurst equal on team points and having to be separated by individual wins to determine the winner for 2012. On

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the back of two 7/0 wins earlier in the season Wakehurst took the Grade flag on 29 individual wins. Killara finished second with 26.5 wins, whilst Cumberland finished third with 25 wins.

Grade 4 Bayview put the exclamation mark on their undefeated season as they defeated Cabramatta 5/2 in the final round of Grade No. 4 at Cronulla GC. Bayview swept all before them this season on their way to the Grade No.4 flag dropping just 9.5 matches all season on their way to the title. Elanora were victorious in their final round match 5.5/1.5 over Cromer to claim second spot whilst Muirfield came in third.

Grade 5 With just half a win separating Camden Lakeside and Randwick heading into the last round of Women’s Grade No. 5, the result was going

to go down to the wire. Played at Asquith Golf Club, Camden Lakeside on 3 wins took on Woolooware, while Randwick on 3.5 wins would have to defeat Asquith on their home track. In the end the task of securing a win against a home club proved too great for Randwick as Camden Lakeside scored a resounding 4-1 victory and the Grade No. 5 title. It was a fitting end to a great season for the Camden Lakeside Ladies as they recorded victories is all completed contests.

Grade 6 Heading into the final round Long Reef held a slender lead with 3.5 contest wins, just half a win ahead of Moore Park. As the draw would have it, it was to be these two clubs drawn against each other in the final round at Long Reef Golf Club to determine the winner of Grade No. 6. The advantage had swung to Long Reef after they had secured the number five match, however that would be as close as they got. Moore Park steamed home winning the remaining four matches, and the contest to be crowned champions. The win capped a outstanding season that comprised of four solid wins and one narrow loss. Along with the flag they will also be promoted to Grade No. 5 in 2013.

GOlF nsW CAlenDArOFevents - 2013 start Date

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Women’s Summer Foursomes

Cromer GC





Bing Lee / Samsung Women’s NSW Open*

Oatlands GC





NSW Family Bowl (Mixed)

Wentworth Falls GC





Women’s Summer Meeting

Bowral, Highlands, Moss Vale & Mount Broughton GC’s





Women’s Autumn Meeting

ACT – Various Clubs





Women’s NSW Mid-Amateur Championship

Nelson Bay GC





Women’s NSW Senior Amateur

Manly GC





Mixed Weekend Tournament

Mudgee GC





Boys and Girls NSW Amateur Championship (includes State Age)

Coffs Harbour & Sawtell GC’s





Women’s Pewter Plate

Manly GC





Women’s Weekend Tournament

The Vintage GC





Women’s Mountain Meeting

Blackheath, Katoomba, Leura & Wentworth Falls GC’s





Women’s NSW Sand Greens Championship

Hay GC





Women’s NSW 72-hole Stroke Play Championship (National Ranking), includes Women’s Club Champion of Champions

Killara GC



Wed & Fri


Women’s - Margery McWilliam Bowl (Qualifying Rounds)

Killara GC





Women’s NSW State Championship, NSWLGU Salver & Margery McWilliam Bowl (Match Play Rounds)

Avondale GC

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Wantima member Katrina Jones has won the 2012 Business Women’s Championship at Palm Meadows Golf Club. After an early stumble with a bogey on the first hole and double bogey on the second, Jones managed to regain her composure and close with two birdies. Jones returned the day’s best round of six-over par (78).   Virginia Oxenford (Surfers Paradise) returned her round of 82 finishing in second position. Katrina Jones (pictured) also won the 2012 Queensland Women’s Mid-Amateur

Championship, which was held at Horton Park Golf Club earlier in the year.  Natalie Griffiths (Burleigh) won the Business Women’s Nett Division with a score of 75 nett. Jodie Rockliffe (Coolangatta) finished as the nett runner-up, finishing with 77 nett. In Division 2 (HCaps 19-45), Michelle McGregor was too strong, finishing with 43 points. Ruth Bedingfield (WGN) finished runner-up with 37 points. The Palm Meadows course was presented in fantastic condition and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all.


Katherine Hull Classic Annie Choi (Sanctuary Cove) has proven too dominant, successfully winning the 2012 Katherine Hull Classic at the Sunshine Coast’s Horton Park Golf Club. Choi was too strong, after closing out the field with a final round score of 73 (even par) to join her first round score of 69 (-4) and a second round score 75 (+2) to finish 217 for the Championship. Choi finished a single shot clear of the 2011 champion Lauren Mason (Horton Park). Mason was unable to catch Choi after boogieing the 14th, 15th and 16th holes in the final round. She finished with rounds of 72 (-1), 73 and 73 one under for the tournament.  Palmer Gold Coast member Karis Davidson was victorious in the 15 Years & Under Division.  Davidson opened her tournament with a 74(+1) but then returned a disappointing 81(+8) in the second round; she closed her campaign with a 79 to finish 234. Rebecca Kay (Coolangatta Tweed) was the runner up in the 15 Years & Under Division returning rounds of 78, 78 and 79 - 235. In the Under 21 Years Division, Ellen Davies-Graham (Redcliffe) managed to edge out Indooroopilly member Gennai Goodwin after returning rounds of 75, 71, and 74 for 220.  Davies-Graham’s final round included an eagle on the 5th Hole and a magnificent Hole-in-One at the par 3 16th hole. 

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Golf QLD Calendar of Events - 2013 Event Name



Queensland Men’s and Women’s Foursomes

10 March 2013

Wynnum Golf Club

Queensland Women’s Fourball

25 March 2013


Queensland Women’s Country Week

20-22 May 2013

Tewantin Noosa and Mt Coolum Golf Club

Queensland Mixed Foursomes

16 June 2013


Queensland Women’s Sand Green

29-30 June 2013

Miles Golf Club

Queensland Senior Women’s & Mid-Amateur

7-11 July 2013

Horton Park Golf Club

Queensland Business Women’s

25 August 2013


Katherine Hull Classic

22-24 September 2013

Horton Park Golf Club

Queensland Women’s Stroke Play

20-22 October 2013

Southport Golf Club

Queensland Men’s and Women’s Amateur

24-26 October 2013

Southport Golf Club

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28 October 2013


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sAGOlF Annual Awards evening Glenelg Membership, after 4 years at Glenelg, Pauline was approached by Kooyonga Golf Club and asked to play Pennant Golf. In 1951 she joined the Kooyonga Golf Club and that was the start of a stellar playing and administrative career. Pauline was a fine player with her short game being her forté. In 1959 Pauline claimed the Kooyonga Club Championship and was runner up on numerous occasions over the years.

Pauline’s career highlight include: A-Grade Pennant player for many years Runner Up in the State Amateur Championship on 2 occasions 4 time State Foursomes Champion 4 time State (Mixed) Foursomes Champion


n October 27th SA Golf held their annual awards evening. The evening was hosted by Wayne Philips. Jan Sutherland (CEO of Sport SA and past Chair of the interim Board of Golf SA) was called upon to induct their first member into the South Australian Golf Industry Hall of Fame – Pauline Sanderson for her outstanding contribution to golf.

PAuline sAnDersOn Pauline started playing golf as a 19 year old, joining the Glenelg Golf Club where her brother was a member. Although always retaining her

Pauline’s own playing highlight, was her selection for the first time in the Women’s State Team and then remaining a State Team Member for 17 years, her final two years as Playing Captain. Pauline was combining golf with work, initially running a Motel, then with Amusements at Glenelg and the Royal Show. With her increasing commitments Pauline took on the role of State Non Playing Captain, a title she then held for 12 years. All in all, Pauline committed 29 years to the Women’s State Team. At Kooyonga, Pauline was a Women’s Committee Member from 1975-79 and Women’s Captain in 1978 & 79.

At State Level - at Women’s Golf SA, Pauline was a State Selector for an amazing 36 years, Chair of Selectors for 10 years, a Council Representative for 16 years, Junior and Senior Vice President and President of Women’s Golf SA for 2 years from 1990 - 1992 At an Australian level, Pauline’s leadership qualities were recognized with her appointed as Australian Team Captain for The Tasman Cup - Junior and Senior Teams from 1985-89, Commonwealth Tournaments in Canada, New Zeland and Great Britain, World Cups (Espirito Santo) in Hong Kong (1984), Venezuela (1986) and in New Zealand (1990), and for the Australian Touring Team to South Africa in 1996. At the highest level at the Ladies Golf Union / Women’s Golf Australia Pauline was a Council Rep for 6 years from 1987-1992, Vice President for 4 years, on the Finance Committee for 6 years, Australian Selector for 11 years from 1984-94, including 5 years as Chair and National President for 4 years from 1994-98.

Pauline has been awarded: An Australian Sports Award - for outstanding performance in 1983 - as Captain of the wining Australian Team in Canada, Life Membership at Kooyonga in 1992, Life Membership of Women’s Golf SA in 1995, and an Australian Sport Medal in the year 2000. With such an extensive line-up of achievements, Pauline is a very worth recipient of this great honour.

Left: One of the countless golfing teams Pauline participated in Below: Pauline adorning the cover of ‘The South Australian Golfer’ magazine


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crowned SA Women’s Country Champion Played at Tea Tree Gully and The Grange Golf Clubs (15-17 Oct), Deb Christie has once again claimed the Women’s Country Championship in a dominant display. With rounds of 82 and 89 (171), Christie a 2 handicapper from the Lameroo Golf Club, finished 23 strokes ahead of runner up Jill Barr from Pinnaroo. Other event winners were: Jill Hodge from Glenelg Golf Club who won the SA Champion of Champions event by just one shot over Cecilia Douglas with scores of 80, 85 (165). Hodge who was competing in the Metropolitan Division carded the low 36 score of the tournament. Ethel Wyatt Memorial Bowl Winner awarded for lowest nett aggregate score in relation to the AWCR went to Cecilia Douglas 148. Winner of the Country Handicap Foursomes

played at the Mount Osmond Golf Club were Echunga pair, Wendy Jackson & Janeen Coleman Nett 77.5 ahead of Runner-Up Sharon Menz & Isobel Carracher, Nett 78. Metropolitan Handicap Foursomes Champions were Jenny Butcher & Penny Mathews (Mt Osmond) with a Nett 69.5 ahead of Runner-Up Kim Murdoch & Mieun Jin 70.Reva Cullen from Waikerie took out the Country Veteran Championship. The Lameroo team of Di Traeger, Deb Christie and Di Frank claimed the Britten Jones Cup with a score of 251. And The Grange Golf Club team of Marg Smibert, Libby Broomhead, Sharion Thompson and Louise Dearing, won the Hon Lady Hore Ruthven Cup with a score of 317 (lowest total of the four Rd 2 Nett Scores).

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Golf SA Womens State Events Golf SA Medal & Amateur Championship

Monday 18th to Sunday 24th March Monday – Tea Tree Gully (Stroke Play) Tuesday – Flagstaff Hill (Stroke Play) Thursday – The Grange (Match Play) Friday – The Grange (Match Play) Sunday – The Grange (Match Play Final) Rene Erichsen Salver – Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th April Glenelg Golf Club

Golf SA Women’s Country Meeting – Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th July Silver – Waikerie Bronze Salver – Kimba Bronze Shield – McCracken Bronze Plate – Minlaton

Golf SA Women’s Bronze Foursomes & Nora Maskell Foursomes – Thursday 1st August, North Adelaide Golf Course

Golf SA State Foursomes Championships

Junior Events

Golf SA Junior Masters – Thursday 3rd to Friday 4th January Royal Adelaide Golf Club Golf SA Junior Amateur Championships – Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th January Monday – Kooyonga Golf Club Tuesday – The Grange Golf Club Wednesday – Glenelg Golf Club Golf SA Junior Open – Thursday 17th to Friday 18th January Thursday – The Vines Golf Club Friday – Flagstaff Hill Golf Club Golf SA Junior Sand Green Championship – Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th May Crystal Brook Golf Club Golf SA Country Junior Championship – Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd September Port Lincoln Golf Club

– Sunday 18th August The Grange Golf Club

Golf SA Elizabeth Pitcher Business Women’s Championships – Sunday 13th October, North Adelaide Golf Course

GSA METROPOLITANOpen Days 2013 Women Club




Tues 19 February 2013

3BBB Stableford 8.30am shotgun start

Flagstaff Hill

Thur 14 March 2013

3BBB 8.30am shotgun start

The Grange

Tues 26 March 2013

3BBB 8.30am shotgun start

Mount Lofty

Thur 9 May 2013

Canadian Foursomes 9.00am shotgun start

Royal Adelaide

Tues 16 April 2013

3BBB Stableford 8.30am shotgun start

West Lakes

Thur 2 May 2013

Pinehurst Foursomes 9.00am shotgun start

Mount Osmond

Wed 22 May 2013

Canadian Foursomes 8.30am shotgun start

Tea Tree Gully

Wed 7 August 2013

Stableford 9.00 shotgun start

The Vines

Thur 3 October 2013

Canadian Foursomes 9.00am shotgun start


Tues 26 November 2013

Canadian Foursomes 9.00am shotgun start

Thaxted Park

Mon 2 December 2013

Canadian Foursomes 9.00am shotgun start

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2012 Women’s NSW Amateur Championship Western Australia’s Hayley Bettencourt (Mandurah Golf Club) held her nerve to win the Final of the 2012 Women’s NSW Amateur Championship, played at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club on 20-22 May 2012. Third seed Bettencourt was up against ninth seed Queensland’s Ali Orchard (Surfers Paradise GC) in what was set to be a great 36-hole Final. The two girls defeated some real contenders in the lead up matches, Bettencourt accounting for Cathleen Santoso (The Lakes GC) 3/2 and in the Semi Final and Charlotte Thomas (Sentosa GC, Singapore) in the Round of 8, 3/1. Orchard knocked out number one seed Shelley Shin (Concord GC) in the Semi’s, and Lauren Hibbert (Pennant Hills GC) 3/2. Bettencourt shot out of the gates, winning the first three holes. She then continued to extend her lead over the first round of 18-holes, sitting at 9up. With many thinking it would be a smooth run to the finish line, Orchard had other ideas. Teeing off on the 19th, Orchard won the next three holes, reducing Bettencourt’s lead to six. The girls squared the next three, while Orchard won another two over the next three, taking Bettencourt’s lead to just four, with nine holes still to play. Again the girls squared the next three holes, seeing the lead remain at four with just six holes to play. Orchard continued to fight, again squaring the next three holes, however with just three holes remaining; Bettencourt won the match 4/3. 17-year-old Bettencourt’s recent victories include the Tasmanian Junior Masters and the Tamar Valley Junior Cup. She is currently ranked 2nd in Australian Junior Girls Amateur Rankings and was runner up at last year’s Australian Junior Amateur Championship. The Women’s NSWLGU Salver is for players who finish with the next best eight scratch scores from the 72-hole stroke play Championship, whose handicap is between 6-14. Those eight players qualified for the NSWLGU Salver match play, played in conjunction with the NSW Amateur Match Play at Twin Creeks. In the semi-finals of the NSWLGU Salver it was an epic match between Molly Lavercombe (Concord GC) and Sophie Cusack (Tenterfield GC). The match went to the 21st hole, with Cusack the eventual winner. The second semi-final was won by Rhonda Magner (Concord GC) 4/3, defeating Robyn Tait (Cumberland GC).

Sophie Cusack

Amy Chu

The 18-hole final between Cusack and Magner was another nail-bitter. Cusack started strongly, taking a 3up lead after nine holes, extending to 5up after 12. It looked set to be in the bag, but Magner was not out of tricks just yet. The next hole was squared, after which Magner went on a run, winning the next four holes. This saw Cusack sit at 1up, with one hole left to play. Magner unfortunately put a ball in the water on the 18th, and despite recovering well, squared the hole, which gave Cusack the victory. 22-year-old Cusack, a relative newcomer to the game having only taken it up a few years ago, last year won the 2011 Women’s NSW 3BBB Championship with her Tenterfield Golf Club team. The Women’s Margery McWilliam Bowl is for those with handicaps 14-28. Qualifying rounds were two rounds of 18-holes, played on 17-18 May 2012 at Castle Hill Country Club, with the top four qualifying to compete in the Match Play component, played in conjunction with the NSW Amateur Match Play at Twin Creeks. In the Semi Finals Christine Dickson (Port Macquarie GC) accounted for Kate Stuart (Cumberland GC) 1up, while youngster Amy Chu (Liverpool GC) won her match against Lynne Toomey (Concord GC) 3/2. In what was a battle of the ages, 12-year-old Chu contested 63-year-old Dickson in the Final. Youngster Chu showed strong form early, leading 4up after nine holes. However Dickson wasn’t going to give in, fighting back to square up the match after 15 holes. The pair squared the next three, seeing them then go to the 19th. A result was determined, with Chu the eventual winner.

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jiyai shin earns major victory at Ricoh Women’s British Open

Shin Jiyai Shin of South Korea was in a league of her own as she collected her second Ricoh Women’s British Open title in five years at Royal Liverpool, played from September 13-16, 2012.


he 24-year-old former world number one shot a final round of 73 in brutal conditions to finish as the sole competitor under par for the championship on a 279, nine under total. She was nine strokes clear of fellow South Korean Inbee Park (72) with Paula Creamer of the United States a stroke further back in third after a wet and windy 36 holes. With her victory, Shin completed the first Asian clean sweep of women’s major victories in one season. She joins fellow South Koreans Sun Young Yoo and Na Yeon Choi, winners of the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship and US Women’s Open respectively and Shanshan Feng of China, who won the LPGA Championship. South Korean Inbee Park also won the Evian Masters, which is only considered a major championship on the Ladies European Tour and becomes a major on the LPGA Tour in 2013. Her margin of victory was the largest since the championship became a major in 2001, although before that, Ayako Okamoto won by 11 strokes in 1984. Shin said the conditions were the toughest she had ever played in: “The weather was really 72  Ladies GOLF Summer/Autumn 2013

tough but I just kept focused on each single shot. After I made the winner’s putt it felt like, oh my God, I was so excited.” The world number 10 collected a first prize of £266,143 just seven days after winning the Kingsmill Championship in Virginia in a ninehole play-off. This came after two months out from the game with surgery to remove a broken bone in her left hand earlier in the summer. Shin went into the final day five strokes clear of Park after opening with a 71 on Thursday and came back with a course record 64 in the second round on Saturday after Friday’s play was cancelled. She began a marathon day of golf with a 71 in the third round on Sunday morning and started the final round three strokes clear of Australian Karrie Webb. During the morning she had her lead cut to one shot after 10 holes, but she came back with three birdies in a row from the 11th. In the final round, Shin started with a triple bogey on the first hole, but kept her lead after Webb dropped four shots in her first three holes. Shin posted birdies on six and seven before dropping a shot on eight but was six clear of Webb and Mika Miyazato of Japan as she made the turn. After a 10 minute weather delay due to balls moving on the fifth green, Shin dropped a shot but moved 11 shots clear of the field with birdies at 13, 15 and 16. After a bogey on 17, she was 10 strokes clear with a hole to play until Park made birdie in near darkness on the 18th green.

“I think this course is made for me. My shots were great this week from last week so I had great confidence here and I have great memories of this tournament. Always when I come to the British Open I really enjoy myself and that helped my game today,” said Shin, who won the 2008 championship at Sunningdale. “I was thinking that my shots were not good for a links course but finally I had a great tempo with my swing at the moment so finally I got to know it works on a links course too. When I won at Sunningdale it was a totally different type of course so, but Sunningdale was my favourite golf course, but also here, Royal Liverpool is my favourite golf course too.” The 15-year-old South Korean-born New Zealand sensation Lydia Ko took the Smyth Salver as the leading amateur in a share of 17th position on nine over par, with England’s Holly Clyburn two shots back in a tied for 26th. The 2009 champion Catriona Matthew was the best of the home players and she shot a final round 75 to end in a share of 10th place.

Shin went into the final day five strokes clear of Park after opening with a 71 on Thursday and came back with a course record 64

Ricoh Womens British Open Final Scores: 279 - Jiyai Shin (KOR) 71 64 71 73 288 - Inbee Park (KOR) 72 68 72 76 289 - Paula Creamer (USA) 73 72 72 72 290 - Mika Miyazato (JPN) 71 70 72 77 291 - So Yeon Ryu (KOR) 70 74 71 76, Karrie Webb (AUS) 71 70 68 82 293 - Julieta Granada (PAR) 74 71 74 74 294 - Katie Futcher (USA) 71 71 73 79, Stacy Lewis (USA) 74 70 76 74 295 - In Kyung Kim (KOR) 75 72 73 75, Chella Choi (KOR) 72 73 72 78, Catriona Matthew (SCO) 76 73 71 75 296 - Cindy Lacrosse (USA) 73 75 72 76, Michelle Wie (USA) 75 70 72 79, Cristie Kerr (USA) 72 73 74 77, Na Yeon Choi (KOR) 73 73 75 75 297 - Vicky Hurst (USA) 71 72 79 75, Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 76 71 77 73, Lydia Ko (NZL) 72 71 76 78, Jenny Shin (KOR) 75 68 71 83, Lexi Thompson (USA) 74 75 76 72, Lindsey Wright (AUS) 76 72 75 74 298 - Angela Stanford (USA) 72 72 74 80, Juli Inkster (USA) 79 69 72 78, Lydia Hall (WAL) 71 75 75 77 299 - Ai Miyazato (JPN) 71 72 73 83, Holly Clyburn (ENG) 72 73 74 80, Hee-Kyung Seo (KOR) 72 73 75 79, Amy Yang (KOR) 73 72 75 79, Beatriz Recari (ESP) 72 77 73 77, Yani Tseng (TPE) 72 72 76 79, Yuki Ichinose (JPN) 72 72 72 83 300 - Line Vedel (DNK) 80 69 74 77, Bronte Law (ENG) 75 71 77 77, Karine Icher (FRA) 75 72 76 77, Hee Young Park (KOR) 78 71 76 75, Katherine Hull (AUS) 72 72 77 79 301 - Candie Kung (TPE) 73 76 75 77 302 - Hee-Won Han (KOR) 72 75 74 81, Lee-Anne Pace (ZAF) 76 73 77 76, Jane Park (USA) 74 72 78 78, Erina Hara (JPN) 75 73 77 77 303 - Amy Hung (TPE) 72 74 79 78, Morgan Pressel (USA) 72 73 77 81, Sarah-Jane Smith (AUS) 74 75 77 77, Carin Koch (SWE) 72 71 78 82 304 - Sun Young Yoo (KOR) 74 75 75 80, Dewi Claire Schreefel (NLD) 73 74 79 78, Stephanie Na (AUS) 76 73 78 77, Jing Yan (CHN) 80 69 77 78, Haeji Kang (KOR) 70 79 77 78, Becky Morgan (WAL) 72 75 79 78 305 - Eun Hee Ji (KOR) 75 74 75 81, Sydnee Michaels (USA) 75 71 82 77 306 - Florentyna Parker (ENG) 77 72 76 81 309 - Trish Johnson (ENG) 72 77 83 77 312 - Mo Martin (USA) 77 72 79 84

Top: Haeji Kang Above:Jiyai acknowledges the crowd

Above: So Yeon Ryu

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inbee park

wins Evian Masters presented by Société Générale


nbee Park closed with three straight birdies for a final round of 66 to fend off a packed leader board and win the 2012 Evian Masters presented by Société Générale on a glorious and historic final day at the Evian Royal Resort on Sunday 29th July 2012.. The 24-year-old South Korean closed on 17 under par for a two stroke victory over Australian Karrie Webb and Stacy Lewis of the United States, earning a first prize cheque of $487,500, or €397,068.75. Park perfected her putting on the Evian Masters Golf Course as it hosted the event for the last time before its redevelopment in preparation for becoming a major championship on the LPGA Tour in 2013. The event has been a major on the Ladies European Tour since 1998. Having struggled with the greens in her previous five appearances at the tournament, Park explained that the faster pace suited her putting style. “I really had tough time last five years putting over here and didn’t play good over here. I was not really confident with the greens. This year I came and the greens were a lot quicker than last five years. I like the fast greens, so I think that really suited me as well,” said Park, whose only other victory on the LPGA Tour was the US Women’s Open in 2008 when she was the youngest ever winner of the title, aged 19. 74  Ladies GOLF Summer/Autumn 2013

She was filled with pride as a French sky diver delivered the Korean flag to the 18th green during the prize giving and said: “I feel really special. In the Olympics when I was watching all the athletes have their flags on when they had a medal, I wanted to do that also. I did it today, so I’m very happy.” Park had started the final round tied for the lead with Lewis and made a shaky start with a bogey on the third hole, but had emerged a stroke clear of the American by the turn after firing three birdies at the fifth, seventh and ninth. She picked up another shot at the 10th to move two clear of Webb and Lewis at 14 under, but promptly dropped a stroke at the 11th. The 2007 Evian Masters champion Natalie Gulbis made three straight birdies from the 11th to join Park at 13 under. The pair was joined by Webb, who birdied the 12th and then chipped in from the left side of the 13th green for birdie, but Park then edged clear again with a birdie on 13. Park picked up the pace with a trio of birdies to finish, rolling in putts from 10, three and 25 feet respectively, before being sprayed in champagne on the 18th green by her fellow Korean competitors, including Se Ri Pak, Na Yeon Choi and the equal fourth ranked Korean amateur, Hyo-Joo Kim. Lewis, who led or co-led after each of the first three rounds, struggled with her putting and later revealed that her driver was damaged. She said: “The face just cracked. It just happens over time. I just wanted to make sure I could continue using it. Obviously

it wasn’t flying quite like it should, but close enough. As long as I didn’t slam it and break it, I could continue using it.” Lewis made a birdie at the sixth but then her momentum stalled. After a run of seven straight pars, she made a bogey on the 14th to drop back to 11 under par, three strokes behind the leader. She then made a birdie, birdie, par, eagle to finish for a final round of 68 to get into a share of second, but it was too little, too late. Lewis said: “I just couldn’t really get anything going and then finally at the end, to make some birdies. And then, you know, kind of the way the day was going to make the putt and I did. So it’s a nice way to finish. I’ll keep knocking on the door here and get it some time.”

The 24-year-old South Korean closed on a two stroke victory over Karrie Webb and Stacy Lewis Webb, the 2006 champion, had the opportunity to win the Evian Masters for a second time but fell just short with a 67, containing one dropped shot and six birdies. “I shot 67 today, so I can’t really complain. I think Inbee shot 66. She played really, really well. Obviously you want to win, but just to be in contention and perform well under pressure, just to feel what it’s like to be in contention, is good. I gave myself the chance,” Webb said. Feng fancied her chances after she holed a bunker shot from the back of the 18th

Below: Stacy Lewis follows through

Evian Masters Final Scores:

green for eagle to set the target at 14 under and although it wasn’t enough to build on her recent win at the LPGA Championship, she was consoled by a season-best round of 66. Feng said: “I hoped for a top 10. This morning I was thinking in my head, Stacy shot 63. I was like, That’s a good round. I thought maybe my best round of the this year was fiveunder. I asked me caddie, ‘Do you think it’s 5under?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ I said, ‘Not six?’ He said, ‘Not yet.’ Then actually today I shot 6under, so it’s my best round of the year.” The 17-year-old Kim marked herself out as a future superstar with her terrific performance, carding a final round of 68 to end in a share of fourth at 14 under alongside Gulbis and Feng. Due to her amateur status, she won’t earn a penny through her Evian performance, although Gulbis and Feng each took home €123,504, however with several large companies fighting to sponsor her, she is likely to take home more when she turns professional in October this year. Through a translator, Kim said: “I am satisfied, almost, 70 per cent. I wasn’t thinking of winning really, but it was always in my mind.” Her caddie for the week, Gordon Rowan, who is Lucie André’s regular bagman on the Ladies European Tour, commented: “She’s so impressive; so calm and just has one focus in mind: winning. You can see it’s to win and it’s been a privilege to be a part of that because she will be a big star.” European Solheim Cup player Anna Nordqvist ended in outright seventh at 12 under after a final round of 68, with Se Ri Pak a stroke further behind in eighth. Beatriz Recari, Ilhee Lee and Paula Creamer shared ninth place on 10 under, with Italian Giulia Sergas, Frenchwoman Karine Icher, Japan’s Momoko Ueda and American Cristie Kerr a shot back in a tie for 12th place. Spain’s Azahara Munoz, Australian Lindsey Wright, and South African Lee-Anne Pace were in a group at eight under in a share of 16th.

271 - Inbee Park (KOR) 71 64 70 66 273 - Karrie Webb (AUS) 70 69 67 67, Stacy Lewis (USA) 63 69 73 68 274 - Shanshan Feng (CHN) 68 72 68 66, Hyo-Joo Kim (KOR) 69 68 69 68, Natalie Gulbis (USA) 69 69 68 68 276 - Anna Nordqvist (SWE) 72 67 69 68 277 - Se Ri Pak (KOR) 70 69 69 69 278 - Paula Creamer (USA) 68 67 73 70, Beatriz Recari (ESP) 71 66 75 66, Il Hee Lee (KOR) 66 67 76 69 279 - Giulia Sergas (ITA) 71 72 69 67, Karine Icher (FRA) 70 72 68 69, Cristie Kerr (USA) 71 69 67 72, Momoko Ueda (JPN) 69 72 69 69 280 - Lee-Anne Pace (ZAF) 69 71 68 72, Azahara Munoz (ESP) 70 68 72 70, Lindsey Wright (AUS) 71 70 68 71, Meena Lee (KOR) 69 69 72 70, Mika Miyazato (JPN) 67 69 73 71 281 - Hee Young Park (KOR) 65 72 71 73, Ai Miyazato (JPN) 71 70 70 70, Julieta Granada (PAR) 74 65 71 71 282 - Brittany Lang (USA) 71 69 74 68, Mirim Lee (KOR) 73 68 70 71, Suzann Pettersen (NOR) 69 71 68 74, Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 73 69 66 74, Hee-Kyung Seo (KOR) 71 69 71 71, Amy Yang (KOR) 72 68 73 69, In Kyung Kim (KOR) 69 73 71 69 283 - Jiyai Shin (KOR) 69 69 71 74, So Yeon Ryu (KOR) 73 65 72 73, Chella Choi (KOR) 73 68 72 70 284 - Hee-Won Han (KOR) 72 69 69 74, Ha-Neul Kim (KOR) 70 71 73 70 285 - Brittany Lincicome (USA) 73 67 73 72, Katherine Hull (AUS) 71 70 72 72, Haeji Kang (KOR) 72 70 68 75, Mariajo Uribe (COL) 67 74 74 70 286 - Juli Inkster (USA) 71 75 70 70, Catriona Matthew (SCO) 74 72 69 71, Alison Walshe (USA) 76 69 72 69, Pornanong Phatlum (THA) 72 70 72 72, Becky Morgan (WAL) 70 71 69 76, Na Yeon Choi (KOR) 75 70 70 71 287 - Sun Young Yoo (KOR) 73 68 71 75, Maria Hjorth (SWE) 72 69 75 71, Jenny Shin (KOR) 73 69 69 76, Jessica Korda (USA) 77 67 72 71 288 - Pernilla Lindberg (SWE) 74 72 70 72, Cheyenne Woods (USA) 71 69 70 78 289 - Christina Kim (USA) 73 67 73 76, Ji-Na Yim (KOR) 72 69 71 77 290 - Jennifer Song (USA) 73 72 73 72, Danielle Kang (USA) 75 70 71 74, Ran Hong (KOR) 74 68 75 73, Hye-Youn Kim (KOR) 73 72 72 73, Miki Saiki (JPN) 76 69 76 69 291 - Carly Booth (SCO) 72 73 74 72, Shin-Ae Ahn (KOR) 74 72 72 73 292 - Min-Young2 Lee (KOR) 74 72 74 72 293 - Cindy Lacrosse (USA) 76 69 73 75, Amanda Blumenherst (USA) 73 73 77 70 294 - Jennifer Johnson (USA) 73 70 78 73, Laura Davies (ENG) 73 72 79 70, Michelle Wie (USA) 73 72 76 73, Jodi Ewart (ENG) 70 76 73 75, Sandra Gal (DEU) 69 76 76 73 295 - Mina Harigae (USA) 75 71 71 78 296 - Kaori Ohe (JPN) 74 71 68 83 297 - Caroline Afonso (FRA) 73 73 78 73, Anais Maggetti (CHE) 76 69 76 76 298 - Linda Wessberg (SWE) 75 69 77 77 300 - Gwladys Nocera (FRA) 71 75 75 79 301 - Felicity Johnson (ENG) 73 73 79 76

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carlotta romps to victory ciganda ciganda in China SUZHOU, CHINA, Sunday 28 October 2012 – Carlota Ciganda made a memorable first visit to China by notching her second title on the Ladies European Tour with a wire-to-wire victory at the Suzhou Taihu Open.


he 22-year-old LET rookie from Spain, who claimed her maiden win in Holland this June, yet again displayed her extraordinary talent by firing a bogey-free course record eight under par 64 in warm and hazy conditions at Suzhou Taihu International Golf Club. She romped to a seven stroke victory with a tournament record 17 under par in the 54-hole event, going one stroke better than world no.1 Yani Tseng the previous year. Ciganda seemed to be enjoying her status as the LET’s ISPS Handa order of merit leader and said it was the best golf she had ever played over three rounds. “I was just thinking about playing my game, having fun, and I liked the course from the beginning. I was playing good, I was confident and I think it’s one of those weeks that everything goes right and I was lucky. I was making putts, hitting to the fairway, hitting lots of greens and then Javi, my caddie, did a great job. He was very good with the shots. I think it was everything,” said Ciganda, who began the final round two strokes clear of Germany’s Caroline Masson after opening with rounds of 65 and 70. 76  Ladies GOLF Summer/Autumn 2013

Looking totally at ease, Ciganda continued her solid play on Sunday by opening with two birdies and picked up another on the par-five fifth, where she made two putts from the front of the green. She added a fourth birdie at the sixth hole, making an eight-foot putt to move six clear of Masson. Ciganda then made three further birdies on 11, 14 and 15 before signing off with an impressive birdie on the 451-yard par five 18th hole. She her driver over the water hazard, struck a four-iron to 40 feet short of the flag and tapped her second putt in. “This week I was very relaxed because I was trying to

The 22-year-old LET rookie from Spain, who claimed her maiden win in Holland this June, yet again displayed her extraordinary talent

play my game, to go shot by shot and just thinking about my own game and not thinking about the others, because you can’t control what the others do so just try to have fun. I really like it here and I love golf so it was just one more day of golf,” she said, adding that she would celebrate by having dinner in the luxurious Taihu Golf Hotel with her caddie. Masson admitted that she was effectively playing for second place all day, despite having shot three rounds in the 60s. She signed off with a three under 69 that included four birdies on the back-nine and said: “I played fine. I knew it was going to be tough to beat Carlota on this course. She played two solid rounds before and I think today, after a few holes, it was clear that it would be very difficult. “I made a few birdies, made a few bogeys as well and couldn’t find my rhythm on the front nine. I played well on the back nine but she was already too far ahead so it’s just an amazing performance I think from her this week: 17 under, it’s really, really good and I played well. I’m happy with my performance. “I was not sure I was going to play here until Monday because I had some trouble with my wrist so I think second place is a really good finish for me this week and I’m really, really happy with that. “I was kind of relaxed from the start. I have been in this situation a few times now and I get more relaxed every time. I didn’t read the putts well on the front nine but maybe it helped when she was so far ahead. I was worried about finishing second, so I think after nine, seriously, I was just trying to be second.” In tied third spot were France’s Julie Greciet and England’s Florentyna Parker with identical totals of six under 210. It was a lucky day for Korean Bae In-ji who shot two eagles - on the 5th and 12th holes. “On the par 5, fifth hole, I hit the driver and 3-wood to seven yards off the pin, while on the par-4 12th hole I hit a driver and 4-wood,” said Bae, who finished tied ninth. China’s Lin Xiyu was also in fine form, finishing best of the Chinese entries. The 16-year-old professional from Guangzhou finished with a 2-under 70 for a 54-hole total of 211 to be tied fifth with the 2010 champion Lee-Anne Pace, Patcharajutar Kongkraphan and Samantha Richdale. “I’ll try even better in Sanya next week as that is also my favourite course and I did well there the last two years,” Lin said.

China Suzhou Taihu Open Final Scores 199 - Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 65 70 64 206 - Caroline Masson (DEU) 68 69 69 210 - Florentyna Parker (ENG) 67 74 69, Julie Greciet (FRA) 71 70 69 211 - Lee-Anne Pace (ZAF) 68 73 70, Xi Yu Lin (CHN) 71 70 70, Patcharajutar Kongkraphan (THA) 72 71 68, Samantha Richdale (CAN) 72 68 71 212 - In Ji Bae (KOR) 72 72 68, Felicity Johnson (ENG) 71 67 74, Veronica Zorzi (ITA) 70 72 70 213 - Laura Davies (ENG) 70 73 70, Tao Li Yang (CHN) 71 69 73, Xin Ying Wang (CHN) 71 71 71 214 - Yan Hua Shen (CHN) 74 72 68, Caroline Afonso (FRA) 72 72 70, Ashleigh Simon (ZAF) 71 72 71, Tania Elosegui (ESP) 66 74 74, Carly Booth (SCO) 72 74 68 215 - Rebecca Hudson (ENG) 72 71 72, Tiffany Tavee (USA) 74 71 70, Laurette Maritz (ZAF) 72 73 70 216 - Trish Johnson (ENG) 74 74 68, Titiya Plucksataporn (THA) 75 70 71, Nikki Garrett (AUS) 71 71 74, Elizabeth Bennett (ENG) 71 74 71, Minea Blomqvist (FIN) 72 73 71, Cassandra Kirkland (FRA) 68 74 74, Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) 72 69 75, Stacy Lee Bregman (ZAF) 73 73 70 217 - Liebelei Lawrence (LUX) 74 74 69, Sarah Kemp (AUS) 72 73 72, Jing Yan (CHN) 72 72 73, Stacey Keating (AUS) 72 71 74, Jia Yun Li (CHN) 73 71 73, Danielle Montgomery (ENG) 75 73 69, Numa Gulyanamitta (THA) 76 73 68, Walailak Satarak (USA) 70 70 77 218 - Rebecca Codd (IRL) 74 72 72, Sophie Sandolo (ITA) 74 73 71, Linda Wessberg (SWE) 71 74 73, Na Zhang (CHN) 69 75 74, Virginie Lagoutte-clement (FRA) 74 75 69, Jaruporn Palakawong Na Ayutthaya (THA) 74 71 73, Ainil Johani Abu Bakar (MYS) 72 76 70, Qin Zhou (CHN) 72 71 75 219 - Connie Chen (ZAF) 74 75 70, Yi Chen Liu (TPE) 73 76 70 220 - Yu Ting Shi (CHN) 71 77 72, Tzu Chi Lin (TPE) 79 67 74, Yu Yang Zhang (CHN) 74 75 71, Lydia Hall (WAL) 74 72 74, Gwladys Nocera (FRA) 69 73 78, Becky Brewerton (WAL) 71 76 73, Lucie Andre (FRA) 73 76 71, Tanaporn Kongkiatkrai (THA) 70 77 73, Kylie Walker (SCO) 77 69 74 221 - Celine Palomar (FRA) 74 75 72, Russamee Gulyanamitta (THA) 75 74 72, Sahra Hassan (WAL) 74 75 72, Rachel Jennings (ENG) 74 74 73, Jade Schaeffer (FRA) 75 74 72 222 - Sophie Giquel-bettan (FRA) 75 74 73, Jin Cui Yang (CHN) 73 76 73, Malene Jorgensen (DNK) 71 72 79, Cai Zhu Guo (CHN) 74 72 76, Karen Lunn (AUS) 74 72 76 223 - Georgina Simpson (ENG) 74 73 76, Smriti Mehra (IND) 75 72 76, Hae Ra Park (KOR) 74 73 76 224 - Mei Ping Lu (CHN) 72 76 76, Ling Ling Tan (CHN) 71 77 76, Ajira Nualraksa (THA) 72 76 76, Joanna Klatten (FRA) 76 73 75 225 - Yue Xia Lu (CHN) 75 74 76, Stefanie Michl (AUT) 75 74 76 226 - Charlotte Ellis (ENG) 75 74 77 228 - Wen Wen Wang (CHN) 75 72 81

Right: The victorious Carlotta and her caddie celebrate

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the next generation


ustralian Ladies Professional Golf announced on 21 November 2012 “The Next Generation Club”. The Club is a program aimed at connecting with amateur girls that aspire to be or are considering a career as a professional golfer. It will provide education, professional golf pathway advice and mentoring offered through the knowledge and experience of ALPG and its members. The club is open to any female amateur golfers with a handicap limit of 13 with no age restriction. Among the many benefits of the club membership is an invitation to an annual camp experience with ALPG members. Club members will benefit from a true professional golf tournament experience, forums and information sessions conducted by the program mentors. Cobra Puma Golf, who recently aligned with ALPG, is acknowledged as a main supporter and sponsor of the program. Shani Waugh, ALPG President and former LPGA and LET touring professional commented, “The Next Generation Club is a wonderful initiative generating a ‘give back’ culture from the ALPG’s experienced and successful touring professionals. I was on the Tour for 17 years and I know 78

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if this support had been around when I took the plunge into the professional ranks it would have fast-tracked my performances considerably.” “I am excited that ALPG are in a position to provide guidance and advice to the new generation of players coming up and I know that it will be an invaluable initiative for both parties”. Warren Sevil, Chief Executive Officer of ALPG added,” We are excited about this new venture as it is our first program designed to do our bit to work with the potential stars who are the future of women’s golf. We are delighted that in our initial stages, our members have been very supportive and we will work together to boost the pipeline of budding women golf professionals”. ALPG members Karrie Webb, Rachel Hetherington, Karen Lunn, Lindsey Wright and Nikki Campbell are among others that have voiced their support for the program and will come on board as mentors in the club. The Next Generation Club aligns with Australia’s vision of sports performance excellence for amateur players. The Club’s objective is to complement existing high performance programs in place at state and national level.

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2XU Compression Top Elite Golf L/S

(rrP $170): engineered by 2xu’s exclusive PWx fabrics, the elite Golf compression top offers moisture management with high performance moisture wicking and superior breathability. the power mesh panels through the back of the garment further heightens air flow to enhance comfort over long periods of wear. the PWx fabrics also boast the highest sun protection factor of uPF50+ to protect from harmful uV rays. the elite Golf compression top has been engineered using sports science and biomechanic principles. Physically targeted to key areas, the top works to enhance proprioceptive feels, promote greater postural awareness for improved dynamic posture, reduce injury, and improve movement, sequencing and timing. the golf specific panelling in 2xu’s elite Golf compression top sets the new benchmark in golf performance garments. the contrasting PWx fabric panels are designed to “switch on” the golf muscles and heighten awareness to encourage a ‘taller’ more neutral spinal alignment which is the foundation for improving dynamic power and improved technique. through greater core control, stronger ground force is gained for more power, balance and a ballistic swing. enhanced dynamics in the transition from backswing to downswing is gained to maximize impact smash factor. correct spinal alignment reduces the shearing forces in the joints and ligaments experienced from dynamic rotation, to better reduce golf hotspot injuries. the elite Golf compression top also provides support to the key muscle regions to reduce muscle tearing, damage and vibration to minimise fatigue and soreness that can impede overall performance. 2xu.coM.Au / (03) 9819 9700.

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Dri-Sporte Men’s and Ladies Shorts Dri-Sporte Moisture wicking flat front shorts are quick drying and wrinkle resistant. Both ladies and men’s feature plain colours as well as yarn dyed checks. The men’s plain Dri-Sporte short, features extendable elastic waistband with internal tape grip for ease of movement. They have front slash pockets, 2 rear welt pockets, left with a button and belt loops. Sporte Leisure Dri-Sporte shorts will keep you looking and feeling cool both on and off the course. Available in a range of colours and checks from leading golf stores from RRP $69.95 For stockists contact Sporte Leisure 02 9693 5777

sPorte leisure sHArK sKin All WeAtHer GloVe The Shark Skin All Weather glove is made using the finest quality microfibre synthetic materials and utilisers an exclusive shark skin print for nonslip performance. The microfibre gives premium comfort and durability in all weather conditions and Lycra strategically positioned for complete fit which provides cool and dry performance. The RRP is only $9.95

sHArK lADy lcP GolF BAll The new Shark Lady LCP ball is designed especially for women. The LCP stands for Low Compression Performance which allows maximum distance using a lower swing speed.Increased velocity and extra distance from the core, the cover ensures greater driver spin to increase trajectory and carry with maximum lift and straight flight. RRP of only $29.95 per dozen. For both these products:- For stockists contact Sporte Leisure 02 9693 5777

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launches new ultrA lite GolF BAGs The famous SHARK logo now adorns some of the lightest golf bags on the Australian market. Quality and strength of the 900D honeycomb fabric combined with excellent workmanship makes these bags look as good as they perform. Features include 14-way top with full length dividers, umbrella storage, towel ring with velcro glove keeper, and much more. RRP of only $199.95. Distributed by Sporte Leisure and available in most leading golf retail outlets. For stockists contact Sporte Leisure 02 9693 5777

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WoMens collection PAlM BeAcH Greg Norman’s new women’s collection is designed with sophistication and intricate details that lend themselves to the avid golfer’s lifestyle both on and off the course. Palm Beach is built on Greg Norman’s lifestyle approach, using cotton blends and moisture wicking fabrics, whilst always maintaining significant performance benefits. This collection contains a mix of sleeveless styles, polo’s, prints and splicing, feminine button and placket detailing and technical moisture wicking stretch shorts. A full range of polo’s, shorts and bottoms in a sophisticated colour palette of Blue Cloud, Minty Aqua and White. RRP from $59.95. For stockists contact Sporte Leisure on 02 9693 5777 Ladies GOLF Summer/Autumn 2013


There’s a better shirt –

Swing by bette&court

“sWinG” by Bette & court is fast becoming the shirt of choice for discerning lady golfers looking for the ultimate in sun protection golf shirts. “SWING” features Cool elements with UV Sun Protection (30+) in 2 great styles – either a traditional collar or the more contemporary mock turtle neck style all with the fantastic mesh inserts in the sleeves to give you a great sense of coolness - up to 3degrees cooler in fact! The fabric is a nylon/spandex blend making them very easy to care for, quick drying, with moisture wicking and 2way air circulation for those really humid days. There are 13 different colours including basic Black & White plus Sunfish, Watermelon, Light Grass, Bluejay, Crimson, Pink, Periwinkle, Ice Blue, Papaya, Pacific and Hot Pink. Tantis Marketing are the sole Agent importing the Bette & Court range into Australia. They supply a number of Pro Shops and specialist Golf Apparel retailers around Australia and if you’d like details of stockists call Leonie on 1800 066 858 or email

In store now you will find new season styles and colours in the Jamie Sadock golf and resort sportswear range. We still have our fabulous pants and skorts in the same ‘fantastic to wear’ fabric and now Jamie Sadock has introduced new fabrics into her polo range. The ‘Crunch’ fabric style has been very popular and has continued this season as well as introducing new textured and functional fabrics in the Cooltron polo range. The Collection is created by New York artist and fashion designer Jamie Sadock, creating elegant concepts using unusual colours and design mixes. The lively colours and novel silhouettes featured in the collection bridge the gap between runway and fairway. Her designs are essentially wearable art. 84

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Jamie has also strived to make a connection between sport and fashion with her creative use of stretch, crease resistant and high performance fabrics. Jamie always includes functional design features, thoughtful innovative detailing with plenty of ‘bling’ and lots of attention to detail. Visit the Jamie Sadock website www. where you can view our current range available in Australia/New Zealand, a list of stockists, current news and information about the Jamie Sadock range. For all enquiries: email

vanity fairways Vanity Fairways pride themselves with the range of golf apparel that we offer our clients and the coming 2013 Range from Nivo is just one example. The outfits in our photos are from the Nivo 2013 Essentials Range - the colours are just gorgeous allowing you great combinations in some of the best fabrics that we’ve seen for years! Our Essentials Tech Zip polo comes in 11 colours for next year in 2 styles – short or sleeveless – and in sizes XS to XXL - colours like lime, jade, iris, sorbet, fushia, poppy, buttercup as well as blue, black & white all lend themselves to great mixing & matching. Fashion stories include – “Sharp” – black, white, hot pink & lime combinations “Perspective” – white, poppy & grey combinations “Luminosity” – white, lime, charcoal & iris combinations “Slant”  - black, white, blue & buttercup combinations “Spin” – white, light grey, jade & sorbet combinations “Optic” – black, white, checks & fuschia combinations Our 2 newer labels “Sport Haley” & “Bette & Court” also have some great new colour combinations coming in 2013 so keep an eye on our website for all the new stock as it comes in. Our new website … has been launched with a long awaited shopping cart for more convenient shopping for our customers. FOR MORE INFORMATION: or phone 07- 3720 1237

Forget rubbing and blisters! Multi award-winning X-SOCKS are a completely new generation of sport sock. The anatomicallyshaped left and right foot technology with integrated air channels, ensure dry, protected feet for all 18 holes, and beyond. Made in Italy, this patented technology comes with a 2-year manufacturer’s guarantee. Available in pink, white and blue. RRP: $29.95 Contact for your nearest stockist.

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exQuisite DesiGner Visors – neW! Stylish and vibrant colours! Stand out on the field with the latest visors from Golf Couture RRP: $29.95 ~ $34.95 Christmas Special: Purchase any 3 and get the 4th free (approx $22 ea) W: E: or call P: 07 5580 4428 for orders

MAx Bio science christmas special: Purchase any 2 stainless steel bracelets for $300 or Purchase a stainless steel bracelet for $179.95 and get a free Golf couture crystal Ball Marker for Free (valued at $49.95)


Protect your arms from the harmful UV rays this summer! RRP: 29.95 ea Christmas Special: Purchase 2 for $50 OR 5 for $100

W: e: or call P: 07 5580 4428 for orders

W: E: or call 07 5580 4428 for orders

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Stand out on the field – dress your ball with something special and stand out in your next game! Perfect Christmas stocking filler! Price: $5,95 (per pack) Special Christmas Offer - Purchase any 4 packs for $20

crystAl BAll MArKers

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by Golf couture – made with genuine swarovski crystals 50% OFF for Christmas (Now only $24.95 ea) (while stock lasts) W: E: P: 07 5580 4428 for orders


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Lavosh Lifestream Spirulina Blue is a market first innovation for the best known superfood in Australia, and is the perfect high energy, immune-boosting natural supplement for anyone leading a busy, active lifestyle.

Kurrajong Kitchen is the brand behind Lavosh – an Australian household name when it comes to delicious, natural breads and crackers. Their just-launched, “bite size” flatbread range, LavoshBites is available in three variants – the Original, Soy & Linseed and Shepherd’s Bread in Sesame and Sea Salt. LavoshBites are available in Woolworths and Coles and your local independent. RRP $3.49. Kurrajong Kitchen products are all-natural, preservative, egg, yeast and dairy free. For more info, go to

liFestreAM sPirulinA Blue

Spirulina, a microscopic fresh water plant, contains one of the richest concentrations of nutrients known in any food, plant, grain or herb. Lifestream Spirulina Blue contains 23% pure Phycocyanin – 50% more than other Spirulinas. Nature’s richest green superfood is now blue and twice as powerful! Lifestream Spirulina Blue is available in 200 Tabs RRP$34.95 or 500 Tabs RRP$69.95 at selected health food stores and pharmacies nationwide. For more information visit

sMooZe sMootHies & Fruit ice treAts Smooze Fruit Ice has only 66 calories per serve*, so you can forget about feeling guilty when you reach for an icy treat this Summer! 100 per cent natural coconutbased snack, Smooze Fruit Ice is great straight out of the freezer for kids, poured into curries, or even mashed up and splashed with some rum for an easy summer cocktail! / Box of 10 RRP$6.49 / Available in the dessert aisle (near the jellies) of Coles, Woolworths, health and specialty stores Vegan and allergen-friendly with mango, chia seeds, LSA and a Smooze Fruit Ice, the smooze Health Kick smoothie has everything. For those who struggle with breakfast options in the morning, the Smooze Health Kick Smoothie is one great choice for a summer smoothie.


One-A-Day Formula is the newest oral addition to family-owned Australian natural skincare brand, Qsilica. Designed so only one tablet with food per day is required for optimal results, Qsilica One-A-Day Formula supports the health and appearance of skin, hair and nails from the inside out. Active ingredients include the brand’s signature colloidal silica, zinc, biotin and selenium, which all bind together to boost collagen production and strengthen connective tissue – resulting in strong nails, thick and shiny hair, and plump, clear skin. 30 tablets RRP$34.95 / 90 tablets RRP$79.95 Please see for a full list of stockists.

esKAl ice creAM ProDucts those with food allergies needn’t miss out on a hot weather treat this summer with the introduction of eskal’s allergen friendly ice cream products. Gluten free, dairy free and wheat free, both eskal’s ice cream cones and ice cream Party tubs are ideal allergen friendly alternatives to regular ice cream products, without compromising on taste or the all important crunch! eskal ice cream cones:- rrP $4.10 for a 12 pack Available in selected coles stores, independent grocers and health food stores now eskal ice cream Party tubs rrP $2.95 for a 12 pack Available in selected independent grocers and health food stores from December 2012.

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WAnt to Hole More Putts?

The belly putter continues to grow into the newest handy innovation to revive golfers work on the greens, and it’s simple to convert. The belly putter has given leading PGATOUR professionals Bill Haas, Webb Simpson and Keegan Bradley the extra edge on the greens they even outlined its worth on Australian style greens recently at the President’s Cup. The Belly Putt is the logical tool to gain greater control and renew confidence in your putting stroke, and it’s easy to transform your very own standard putter into a customised belly putter, tailored to your required length. For less than $70, why wouldn’t you see if the belly putter is just the boost your putting stroke needs? Visit

eZicADDy linKs MotoBrAKe To assist with the Ups and Downs in Golf EziCaddy have introduced the new Links MotoBrake.When you follow your ball downhill the Ezicaddy Links Motobrake will take the strain. Just dial up the speed you wish to travel and the Links Motobrake does the work for you. On the uphill return the Links Motobrake 180 watt motor will carry you to the top without effort. The new large D Shaped handle and the dual axle provides comfortable Ezi steering. Your new Links Motobrake is also Ezi to fold and Ezi to lift and fit into your boot. Optional Air wheels Links Motobrake $1095 | $1495 with LITHIUM - Trade Up to LITHIUM Price $1195 1300 EZICADDY Testimonial: “The improvement to my golf, my physical well being and my handicap has been incredible since I purchased the Ezicaddy Motobrake. I only had the Motobrake for one month and took two strokes off my handicap (18 down to 16). I no longer come off the course tired and exhausted after finishing a round of golf and my knees certainly appreciate the ‘cruise control’ effect that allows you to stay at the one set speed whilst going down steep slopes. No more struggling up and down slopes, wasting energy on pushing and pulling. Now it is just a casual stroll with the Motobrake doing all the work. Thank you EziCaddy, Sandi Elliott - Mount Gambier SA

BAttery reViVer The ideal present for the man who has everything, renews old golf cart batteries, prolongs new golf cart batteries. For more information visit or phone 1300 852 433 Testimonial:

castle Hill country club installs the Battery reviver to their fleet of 70 rental carts. Castle Hill Country Club is one of Sydney’s premier private golf clubs. It is home to a par 72 championship course, which has hosted events such as the Australian PGA Championship and the Canon Challenge. Recently David Northey the head professional at Castle Hill Country Club tested the Battery Reviver on a golf cart that had poor, sulphated batteries. “ We tested the Battery Reviver for a week and were surprised at the increased performance we got out of a cart that struggled to make 15 holes prior to installing the device. Within a few days after installing the device, the same cart, with the same batteries, was easily 88

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handling 18 holes and still improving. We have now installed the Battery Reviver on all of our 70 rental carts and are recommending that all our members that own their own carts do the same.” The Battery Reviver is a new electronic device that has been recently patented in the US. It brings dead sulphated golf cart batteries back to life, restores functioning batteries to new condition, and keeps batteries from losing capacity and life due to the main cause of battery failure, the build up of lead sulphate. By eliminating the main cause of battery failure the developers claim that it will increase the life expectancy of the batteries by 3 times.

men Crocs have introduced a new golf line designed in partnership with internationally-recognized golf instructor Hank Haney, and are giving away 4 x $100 Crocs vouchers to readers. The range is a natural brand extension for Crocs as it offers a casual alternative to the traditional golf shoe and golf accessories. The new collection strikes the perfect balance of utmost comfort for which Crocs shoes are known, with technical engineering for the casual golfer. The Crocs Golf range was designed with input from Haney based on his experience over the past 35 years instructing more than 200 touring professionals. For further information please visit

GolFer’s reAlly neeD A BuDDy tHis suMMer The GolfBuddy Voice is the gift golfers won’t want to wait for. Likened to having a caddy in your pocket, this unit is the first featuring audio capabilities – a major breakthrough in golf GPS. It’s easy to use and suitable for golfers of all experience levels. As small as a golf ball, it dispenses essential distance information offering the ultimate playing experience. 35,000 + courses preloaded and fee free. RRP $220 For stockists

tHe 2013 sPortsyeAr DiAry The Sportsyear Diary is an A4 executive style diary with every sporting fixture imaginable, from Cricket to Camel Racing. It’s the perfect Gift for anybody who plans around the world of sport. The product comes in a week to an opening format with five notable sporting fixtures listed above each day. It’s designed to be functional, so that the user can enter relevant daily appointments and personal information. The back of the diary contains extensive draw information and a comprehensive listing of up to date sports industry contacts. The Diary has won rave reviews across Australia for the way in which it combines a mix of international and local sporting information in a high quality, leather-look cover bound by a magnetic clip which looks as good on the coffee table as it does in the briefcase. RRP $49.95 Visit

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Win A HoliDAy to Mission Hills cHinA! Purchase a Go Golfing gift card this festive season and go in the draw to win a 6 night golf holiday at Mission Hills Haikou PLUS return flights for two! The flexible gift card can be redeemed for a round of golf and bonuses at 40 of Australia’s best private and resort courses. Retailing for $120, the gift card offers up to $168 in value. To purchase a Go Golfing gift card and view full holiday inclusions visit or call 07 5524 9033. Terms and conditions apply: Prize valid until 15 September 2013. Promotion ends 31 December 2012. View full terms and conditions at

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Perfect for those outdoor adventurers such as cyclists, the Kaiser Baas Sports Camera mounts securely to your handlebars or helmet and allows you to record HD video up to 1280 x 720 resolution. Consisting of a 120 degree wide view angle, it also includes a built-in infrared LED for low light capture. Built with versatility and multifunctionality in mind, the Kaiser Baas Sports Camera is also water resistant for up to 20 metres and has the ability to shoot video as well as take photos underwater. Support for motion detection recording, the Kaiser Baas Sports Camera includes a built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery which provides up to 3 hours capture time on a full charge.

KAiser BAAs conFerence sPeAKer –streAM AuDio Wirelessly

This Kaiser Baas Conference speaker incorporates Bluetooth technology allowing high quality audio to be streamed wirelessly. Android, Apple, Mac and Windows compliant, Kaiser Baas Conference Speaker is also compatible with iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4 and iPod Touch (4th generation) making it the perfect device to play your favourite music. Incorporating a built-in microphone with advanced noise cancelling for hands free calling and conferencing, this nifty speaker has it all. RRP $99.95. Stockist 1800 657 601

Other unique features incorporated in to the Kaiser Baas Sports Camera include a vibration effect for easy operation, record your captured footage directly to a Micro-SD card of up to 32GB (not included), includes a TV-out function for easy playback and consists of a built-in microphone enabling you to narrate your footage. RRP $99.95. For stockists 1800 657 601

KAiser BAAs BluetootH HeADPHones Kaiser Baas Bluetooth Headphones are a funky yet stylish accessory that allows you to enjoy your favorite tunes, chat to family & friends or use in the office with the full freedom of hands free wireless! RRP $69.95 For stockists telephone 1800 657 601

KAiser BAAs DVD MAKer – conVert VHs ViDeo to DVD Easily convert your ageing VHS video collection to digital using the Kaiser Baas DVD Maker. Connect your VHS player, camcorder or other analogue video device to your PC. Use the provided software to capture and edit your video. You can add photos, music, transition effects and titles. Once you have finished editing you can easily burn to DVD, save to your PC, or share your edited videos with family and friends by uploading them directly to YouTube. RRP $79.95. For stockists telephone 1800 657 601

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KAiser BAAs PHotoscAnner Thanks to the team at Kaiser Baas, we are excited to introduce the ingenious PhotoScanner, the portable scanner that lets you scan high-resolution photos and documents, up to A4, without the need of a computer! Scanning precious photos and documents has never been so fast, so simple and so easy! RRP $199.95. For stockists telephone 1800 657 601


magnetic therapy BIOFLOW UNVEIL NEW SPORT TWIN WRISTBAND WITH DUAL MAGNET TECHNOLOGY Bioflow, one of the world’s leading suppliers of magnotherapy wrist products, is delighted to announce the launch of the Bioflow Sport Twin. The next generation of Bioflow Sport wristbands, the Bioflow Sport Twin is designed to complement an active lifestyle, with a winning combination of patented magnet technology teamed with a durable silicone, nontearable wristband that is water resistant. The Twin has been designed with a double silicone strap for greater freedom of movement and features dual magnet technology, with a patented Bioflow Central Reverse Polarity (CRP) magnet module and an additional relay magnet embedded in the strap. This powerful combination is designed to pull the magnetic field deep in to the wrist for maximum effect.

Magnetic therapy is complementary, non-invasive and 100% natural. Available in five sizes and five colours (black/lime, black/pink, white/ black, yellow/black and orange/white), the Bioflow Sport Twin is the latest in a line of product innovations from the leading magnetic therapy company, designed specifically for the sports market. With over 1 million satisfied customers, Bioflow has been chosen by sports professionals and athletes worldwide to help enhance their performance through the benefits of magnetic therapy for over 15 years. With a team of ambassadors that includes Cyclist Geraint Thomas, world number three golfer Lee Westwood and host of other golfers including Paul Lawrie, Thomas Aiken, Simon Dyson, Chris Wood, David Horsey and Christina Kim, Curler Eve Muirhead as well as cricketer Craig Kieswetter and snooker players Stephen Hendry and Ali Carter - Bioflow continue to enhance their position as the go-to magnotherapy products in sport. Bioflow Sport Twin RRP $85 Visit for more information on Bioflow sports wristbands and bracelets – starting from just $70.

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Okuru™ Lapureté contains hero ingredient Okuru™ which has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in the same way as anti-wrinkle injections. The range includes a Mild Crème Cleanser & Toner, Gentle Crème Exfoliant, Protective Day Crème with UVA Defense, Resurrection Night Crème and Double Intensity Serum – and, perfect for the Golfing Vacation special, the brand has just launched a Travel Kit! The line is truly effective, great value, and above all, wonderfully naturalFor lapureté stockists visit www.lapureté The range is now sold in over 1,500 retail outlets throughout Australia including Myer, major pharmacies and beauty salons.



FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SCAR TREATMENT Not all scars have to be unsightly. There are several aspects of healing that can determine the size, shape, texture, and colour of a scar. To help avoid undesirable scarring, you need the proper ingredients right from the start. Scars can take a year or longer to finish forming. There are specific ingredients that help support this process from beginning to end and SkinMedica has captured these ingredients in one amazing gel! Introducing SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel, an innovative unique formula that has been clinically tested and proven to assist in minimising the appearance of unsightly scarring. Formulated with Centelline™, Scar Recovery Gel is a soothing lightweight gel that uses naturally derived specialty ingredients that help to support key aspects of scar formation, revealing a smoother and clearer skin. SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel  RRP $125.40 For stockists telephone 1800 648 851

SKINMEDICA® EYE REPAIR SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair RRP $134. Stockists 1800 648 851


Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe

Inika Pure Mineral Makeup Lipstick, Blushers Call Stockists TSI on 1800 808 993

Sheer instant color turns deep tan within minutes after application and lasts 7 days. Helps to even out skin tones and give the darkest tan, with no self-tan odor. Paraben-free, oil-free. Contains rich moisturisers, shea butter, Aloe Vera, Green Tea Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Extract. A dark tan with time-release complex to give a tan so smooth even the fairest skins can get a beautiful bronze. Vanilla scent RRP $73. Stockist 1800 648 851

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COSMEDIX PRODUCTS CosMedix Benefit Balance RRP $49.50 CosMedix Benefit Clean RRP $49.50 CosMedix Define Resurfacing Treatment RRP $99 CosMedix Opti Cyrstal RRP $121

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Seven Wonders

Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner Forget running to and from the shops for that Moroccan Argan Oil sheen! The launch of Seven Wonders Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner in value size 500mL bottles means that lovers of healthy hair can save time and money when caring for their locks. Seven Wonders uses only organic Argan Oil and is free from harsh chemicals such as parabens and preservatives. Its ideal for all hair types, including oily hair as the Argan Oil spreads and balances excess oil leaving a shine without greasiness. Available at health food stores and pharmacies nation wide. RRP $24.95 for each See for further information


Rapid Renewal Complex Featuring Lg-Retinex Introducing Serum 16 by CosMedix, a potent anti-ageing serum using LG Retinex, a superior encapsulated delivery technology that promotes accelerated cell renewal and rejuvenation. This proprietary blend is proven to deliver enhanced skin results.

What is LG Retinex? LG Retinex uses ‘intelligent encapsulation’ that not only protects ingredients for maximum long-term potency and efficacy, but also instructs the skin to act younger through a supercharged combination of retinol and retinaldehyde. Retinol and retinaldehyde are the gold standards in skin rejuvenation, improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles while stimulating those processes vital to achieving a more youthful looking skin. LG-Retinex offers the most potent Vitamin A cocktail available without a prescription.    Serum 16 increases cellular turnover, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin texture and tone, boosts vital hydration, moisturises, brightens the look of age spots and discoloration, helps lift away visible signs of damage and less irritation / redness than traditional retinoids CosMedix Serum 16 RRP $123.20. Available at selected Skin Rejuvenation Centres nationally. For stockists telephone 1800 648 851.

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tHe GolFer’s BucKet list, Golf courses you MUST play in your lifetime by Chris Whales & Duncan Cruickshank (RRP $35.00) Which of the world’s fifty great courses would constitute the golfer’s bucket list … the golf courses you must play before you kick the (golf) bucket? This selection and ranking of golf courses will definitely attract debate and controversy. But nevertheless the Golfer’s Bucket List has incorporated a wide range of courses: old and new, traditional and modern, designed to complement the diverse geographical locations – guaranteed to challenge and excite the most ardent golf fanatic. The book features striking photographs, illustrated course layouts and comments from the game’s greatest players and architects.

liFe’s A BitcH (RRP $29.99, Short Stop Press) In the engaging memoir, Life’s a Bitch: Poutana Zoe, Melbournebased author Alexandra Voulgari shares her experience of growing up Greek in Australia. Headstrong, opinionated and always at odds with her Greek parents, Alexandra eventually leaves Australia at the age of twenty to travel back to Greece, and begins the long journey of reconciling her tradition with the Australian way of life. This is a true story about dreams that go awry, the stumbles along the way and the events that can change our lives. The perfect read for anyone who’s ever struggled with cultural expectations and acceptance! Author Alexandra Volugari was born on the island of Samos and migrated to Australia with her parents and elder brother when Australia opened its doors to Greek migrants in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Although Australia is now her adopted country, she still has a deep affection for the island and country of her birth and visits often. Greek music, Greek food and writing are her passions. This is Alex’s first book but she is already planning her second; a cook book of traditional and modern Greek sweets.

GolF A course in liFe new book looks at lessons that Golf can teach us in life That golf reflects life is not a new thought, but it’s one that resonates. In the new book, Golf: A Course in Life, Sydney-based author John Hanlon extends the metaphor, applying it to both the mental and physical sides of golf, as well as the business and personal sides of our everyday lives. The book is uniquely structured with the left hand page identifying a golf experience, and the opposite page commenting on the life lesson that can be drawn from that experience. Candid, insightful and often humorous, Golf: A Course in Life will appeal to anyone who appreciates common decency and values that we’d all like to see passed on to future generations.

cAKe DecorAtinG 1 Cake Decorating is an exciting new collector series for anyone with an interest in learning how to create beautiful cakes. Inside every 24-page issue, readers learn the skills to help create stunning decorative cakes for any occasion. Each issue features three new inspiring and achievable projects, and comes with fabulous decorating tools to complete your creations. As the series progresses readers will become more confident with their icing skills, going from icing cookies and cupcakes through to more advanced designs for birthday cakes and other celebratory occasions. Issue 1 is available at newsagents. For more information visit


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ProDuce to PlAtter (RRP $34.99) Daylesford, Macedon Ranges, Ballarat & The Pyrenees. Melbourne-based mother & daughter publishing team Daniele Wilton & Jonette George discover the history, wine and food of the region, with reviews & delicious recipes from local chefs – using local seasonal produce for optimal flavor and sustainability. Fresh food producers, providores, viticulturists and vignerons are all showcased in this beautifully designed travel companion. Stunning photography occupies most pages, along with detailed information about the region, making this Produce to Platter book the best yet and a must-have for travelers.


syDney 360 Divided into six chapters covering Sydney Cove, beaches, Cockle Bay, architecture, suburban streets and street art, Con’s aim has been to provide a more intimate portrait of the city. While there is still the obligatory shot of the Sydney Opera House, it’s the casual observation of daily life, matched with Con’s unique perspective that sets this book apart from others in the category.

(RRP $39.95). new photography book showcases sydney’s iconic landmarks in stunning 360º. There have been countless pictorial homages to what is undoubtedly one of the most photogenic cities in the world, however photographer Con Hionis has managed to put a completely new spin on things in his latest photography book, Sydney360. Shot entirely using a cylindrical panoramic technique he has perfected over 12 years, these striking photos certainly make you look twice when you consider the 2D image on the page is actually showing you the front, side and back view of the subject simultaneously. Each photograph comprises up to 24 images, stitched together to form one magnificent panorama.

Photographer Con Hionis’ first book Melbourne Symmetry, was published in 2008. For over 12 years Con has spent countless hours perfecting his distinctive panoramic style. Con’s work has been published several times in Panobook, an international journal showcasing the best panoramic images from around the world. His distinctive images have also been awarded Silver and Bronze at PanoAwards.

tHe WilD Frontier: Western AustrAliA (RRP $55.00) In this exquisite new coffee table book, Ken Duncan teams up with good friend, WA resident and landscape photographer, Steve Fraser, to showcase the stunning beauty of the western state. From the rugged gorges of the Kimberley and the rich red hues of the Pilbara to the azure waters of the south, they have captured a wonderful collection of diverse images in a variety of photographic formats. Included is a foreword from much loved Governor of WA, His Excellency Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC plus a series of magnificent gatefold images – each representing one of WA’s unique regions. Images are complimented with anecdotal tales behind Steve and Ken’s adventures, and photographic enthusiasts are also provided with detailed technical information on every photo.

insPirAtionAl Joy AnD insPirAtionAl PeAce (RRP $12.95) Continuing the popular Inspirational gift-book series, Inspirational Joy features stunning panoramic images of Australia accompanied by uplifting quotes to evoke positivity in any situation. Inspirational Peace contains more amazing images accompanied by thoughtful verses that assist in creating a feeling of harmony. Both books make perfect gifts for a partner, close friend or relative, and are also available in a convenient slipcased set.

FooD sHocK (RRP $29.99) Everyone wants to eat fresh, clean, nutrient-rich food. The more sophisticated of us want our food ethically produced as well. But the vast majority of food in Australia is mass-produced in an industrialised system and the results are not as palatable as the everyday shopper might imagine. Food Shock investigates these issues and encourages us to ask some important questions: what are the alternatives to our current system? How do we get there? And what can we, the consumer, do to change things? The answers may surprise Food Shock, available from or in all good book stores

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Advertisers Index A2Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Accendus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Albert Park Driving Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 ALPG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Anglesea Golf Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Battery Reviver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Belly Putt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 BioFlow Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Clearwater Noosa Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Club Fiji. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Dapto Leagues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Drummond Golf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Evelyn Orford Cosmetic Tattoo. . . . . . . . . . 66 EziCaddy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Fayde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Glenn McCully Golf School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Golf Australia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Golf Kid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56, 66, 91 Golf OZ Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Golfing Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Golf Industry Central. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Great Golf Getaways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Greg Norman - Ultimate Experience. . . . 70 Incredible India. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 www.incredible India Golf Expo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Lakelands Golf Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Max Bio Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 McLeod Country Golf Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 My Designer Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort . . . . . . 41 Norfolk Air. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Orange City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Paradise Palms Resort & Country Club . . . 43 Ping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 RACV Royal Pines Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Sparms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Sporte Leisure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Tam O’Shanter Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Tantis Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 The Coast Golf & Recreation Club . . . . . . 47 The Pearl South Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa . . IBC Tourism Authority of Thailand . . . . . . . . . IFC Vanity Fairways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Yasawa Island Resort & Spa Fiji . . . . . . . . . 53 Visor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

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