Date: June 04, 2012
Author: Stephen Pitt

From the CEO’s desk: June 2012

It’s hard to believe we’re into the winter months again in what has been a busy six months for Golf Australia across all departments.

In April in Queensland we crowned two new Australian Junior champions – Victorian Su Hyun Oh and New Zealander Tyler Hodge who join impressive honour rolls packed with PGA and LPGA Tour players.

Both players earn a place in the respective Australian Opens for the win which is a fantastic opportunity for them and we’re pleased we can give Australia’s most promising junior golfers a chance to compete on big stages at the Opens.

While we celebrate the championship successes, I’d like to make special mention of the golf clubs across Australia which agree to host National and/or State Championships each year.

Golf Australia recognises that using a golf course for a championship is not always an easy undertaking for the club concerned but we appreciate those clubs who take pride in hosting these events and invariably our feedback is that players, coaches, families, volunteers and members alike enjoy the chance to be involved.

As is so often the case in golf, volunteers are also the lifeblood of our National Championships and get a real sense of satisfaction taking on a range of roles and getting to watch great golf at the same time. I’d like to thank all of those people who give up their time to assist us each year – your support is invaluable and vital in the success of each of our championships.

While we’re celebrating those who contribute to the development of golf, we recently went past the 3,000 members mark for the national junior program, MYGolf.

More than 300 golf clubs and facilities across Australia are now accredited Official MYGolf Centres and at no cost to become involved, there’s every incentive for clubs to promote an existing junior program or start something new.

If you’d like to be involved but want to know more, visit or call Golf Australia or your relevant State Association.