Entries by Mathilda

Q&A: Steve Mona, World Golf Foundation CEO

ORLANDO – Steve Mona, 58, may have one of the most important jobs in golf nobody ever talks about. As CEO of the World Golf Foundation since 2008, he oversees The First Tee, World Golf Hall of Fame and Golf 20/20. The WGF mission is to develop and support initiatives that positively impact lives through […]

The Ladies Golf Union and the R&A to merge

22 February 2016, St Andrews, Scotland:  The Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A are to proceed with a merger of the two organisations. Following an extensive consultation exercise, agreement has been reached on the merger of the two St Andrews-based bodies with the process due to be completed in the coming months. The LGU […]

Queensland golfer to benefit from Smith Scholarship

Queensland golfer Cameron Smith has confirmed he will be giving back to golf through a separate scholarship in his name, which will also be part of Golf Australia’s Give Back program. The 22-year-old, who tied for fourth at last year’s US Open, will give an annual $12,500 sponsorship to a player he and Golf Australia’s […]

Young Australians give back to help fund new generation

Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt has announced that the future of Australian golf will be partially funded by elite professionals under the body’s new innovative “Give Back” program. “In essence, when graduates of our high performance squads reach a certain threshold in professional world rankings each year on the world’s top tours, they will […]

Golf clubs shake stuffy tag to drive into future

WA golf clubs are relaxing dress standards, loosening restrictions on women players and offering youth discounts in an attempt to modernise and attract new members. Faced with a global trend of declining memberships, local clubs have in recent years made strides to update their image and offers to attract new and young members, particularly women. […]