April, 2017 Monthly archive

Swing Fit draws more women into taking up the sport of golf

  The survey results did not make happy reading for Golf Australia. The reasons most women do not play golf are many and varied. There is the expense, the “funny… Read More

18th April 2017

Golf and Gas Stations, Yet Again

One year ago, the The Wall Street Journal printed its piece, “Americans Want to Play Golf—Until They Try It.” The article suggested golf courses are like gas stations: “Come or… Read More

18th April 2017

Interview with Lucy Giesen of NZ Mini Golf Federation

Q. Lucy, how did you get into mini-golf? In 2015 a friend asked me if I would consider representing New Zealand and play at the Minigolf World Championships in Finland…. Read More

18th April 2017

Wembley Golf Course details business innovation, activation and management

The transformation and management of the Town of Cambridge’s Wembley Golf Course was the basis of a seminar hosted by Parks & Leisure Australia’s Western Australian Branch on 31 March. … Read More

11th April 2017

Golf Month 2016: A wrap-up

Golf Month is a national campaign to drive golf participation around Australia, focusing on re-engaging lapsed golfers and connecting with those interested in trying golf. Although still in its infancy,… Read More

11th April 2017

Member Invitation:

As part of your membership we’re looking for new ways to add value. Members of PGFA are invited to attend the Golf Development Forum conducted by Golf Australia on Monday… Read More

11th April 2017

Why the long (club) face?

A group of Golf Managers walked into a bar, and the barman asked “why the long faces?”  It is a twist on an old joke to highlight the issue that… Read More

11th April 2017

Welcome from the Chairman

Welcome to the first Public Golf Facilities Australia (PGFA) newsletter. It’s a great honour for me to be invited to be the first chairman of this new association. The PGFA… Read More

11th April 2017