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SGA News

The latest SGA news, including the launch of the latest golf events on our calendar, new and exciting hosted golf tours & getaways, SGA team announcements and more!

Team South goes Back-to-Back, winning 2024 Trans-Murray Matchplay

Team South surges to their second straight victory, capturing the 2024 Trans-Murray Matchplay Golf Tournament. Photos and results.
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2023 Queenstown Golf Week

Queenstown impresses (again) at 2023 Queenstown Golf Week

Queenstown rolled out the green carpet for our golfers, with spectacular scenery and remarkable golf during the 2023 Queenstown Golf Week
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REPORT: SGA GC named the Largest Golf Club in Australia

A report by Golf Australia/Golf SA has revealed that Social Golf Australia's SGA GC is officially the Largest Golf Club in Australia.
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The Indented Heads nab 2023 William Buckley Classic

The Indented Heads battled to a nailbiting finish during an massive weekend for the 2023 William Buckley Classic. Notes, Results + Photos
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Woke Blokes Podcast – SGA’s Matthew Pitt on being part of a community

SGA Managing Director and founder Matthew Pitt is featured on a recent episode of the popular Woke Blokes podcast. In this episode, Matt talks about the importance of belonging to a community and feeling connected.
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The Stroke Kings capture 2023 SGA Championships

The Stroke Kings took top honours over a massive field at the 2023 SGA Championships on the Gold Coast. Results + Photos
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The Euroa Removalists capture 2023 Kelly Gang Shootout

A booked-out field enjoyed an absolutely epic SGA golf weekend at Cobram Barooga GC. Results + Photos
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Social Golf Australia issues 18,000th GOLF Link number

Australia’s Largest Golf Club hits major Golf Handicap milestone, bringing total number of Australian GOLF Link numbers issued to over 18,000.
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Golf Australia Participation Report 2022

Report: Social Clubs and SGA lead Australian Golf Boom in 2022

Golf Australia’s Participation Report for 2021-2022 revealed an Australian Golf Boom, with Social Clubs like SGA leading the growth.
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Exciting finish at inaugural SGA Autumn Classic

A booked-out field, great golf and a thrilling finish at the Inaugural SGA Autumn Classic, held at the glorious Murray Downs GC in May, 2023
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Social Golf Australia renews partnership with Srixon for 2023

Australia’s Largest Golf Club partners with global leader in premium golf ball and equipment technology and innovation
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Price Rise for Standard SGA Handicaps on March 1, 2023

On March 1, SGA will be raising the price of Standard Handicaps by $10/yr (from $98 to $108). Renew early to avoid the price rise, and lock-in the lower price for 12 months.
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Team South surges to victory in 2023 TMMP

The 2023 Trans-Murray Matchplay saw an epic come-from-behind victory by Team South, pipping Team North by one point. Photos and results
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Affiliation Rises

Golf Club Affiliation Fees to rise in 2023

It wasn't the Christmas 'Stocking Stuffer' we were hoping for: Golf Club Affiliation Fees are set for a sharp increase in 2023, thus triggering potential retail price increases from golf clubs like SGA to maintain golf handicaps for our members.
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2023 Rules Changes

How the 2023 Golf Rules changes affect your game

See all of the R&A and USGA's 2023 Golf Rules changes, which come into effect on January 1, 2023. Learn how these will affect your game.
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Golf Open Day

2023 Golf Open Day Schedules now live

Social Golf Australia announces our 2023 Golf Open Day schedule. Tee it up in our 18-hole Open Days, events and trips. All golfers welcome. 
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Gift Ideas: SGA Golf Gift Cards

Looking for a great gift idea for that golfer in your life? SGA Golf Gift Cards are a useful and flexible gift.
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2022 Victorian SGA Tour Championship

2022 Victorian SGA Tour Championship a massive hit

SGA golfers had a blast at the 2022 Victorian SGA Tour Championship, played at the stunning Victoria GC, host of the 2022 Australian Open
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Queenstown turns on the charm for SGA Golfers

Amazing golf, jaw-dropping scenery and perfect weather greeted SGA Golfers in 2022 for an amazing week of golf in Queenstown, New Zealand.
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Nailbiting playoff decides 2022 WBC Champs

An exciting 2-team sudden-death playoff decided the champions of the 2022 William Buckley Classic!
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Win one of two Cleveland Golf Bags

Closed. Enter to win one of two Cleveland Golf Bags, courtesy of Social Golf Australia and Srixon-Cleveland Australia
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Australian Golf, BMW Australia sign partnership agreement

Australian Golf and BMW Australia have signed an historic multi-year deal, marking the first joint major partnership of Australian Golf.
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Team Redbacks dominate at the 2022 SGA Championships

South Australia's "Redbacks" team overcame a huge field at the 2022 SGA Championships on the Gold Coast. Results + Photos
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Smiles all round at 2022 SGA International – Phuket

Our golfers were among the first to enjoy the return of International Golf Travel in SGA's 6-day Phuket golfing adventure
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Euroa Removalists capture 2022 Kelly Gang Shootout

Our golfers made a gaolbreak to Rich River to battle for glory in The 2022 Kelly Gang Shootout. Notes, Results + Photos
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2022 Tasman Classic - Barnbougle Dunes

Tassie Treat: Golfers have a blast at Barnbougle & Lost Farm

Perfect weather and two amazing golf courses ensured a top weekend at Barnbougle Dunes and The Lost Farm for the 2022 Tasman Classic.
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Model Local Rule e-5

SGA Implements Model Local Rule E-5 to all SGA events.

SGA is now implementing R&A's Model Local Rule E-5, which allows “Alternative to Stroke and Distance for Lost Ball or Ball out of bounds”.
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SGA Partners with GolfSpace indoor golf centre

SGA is excited to announce that we've partnered with GolfSpace, Australia’s new ground-breaking indoor golfing experience for players of all abilities.
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Social Golf Australia partners with Drummond Golf

Australia’s Largest Golf Club, SGA, partners with Australia's Biggest Golf Retailer, Drummond Golf, to give SGA golfers over $10k in prizes.
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The Presidents Cup

Presidents Cup to return to Melbourne in 2028 and 2040

The iconic Presidents Cup, a biennial team golf event, will return to Melbourne in 2028 and 2040, hosted on the glorious Melbourne Sandbelt.
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Win Srixon Q-Star Tour

Win a Dozen Srixon Q-Star Tour Golf Balls

(Closed) To celebrate Srixon's launch of their new (2022) Q-Star Tour Balls, we are giving away a dozen balls to 3 lucky fans
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Srixon Announces new Q-Star Tour Ball

SGA Partner SRIXON introduces the new Q-STAR TOUR golf ball (4), the softest golf ball with tour-level performance from Srixon.
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SGA Tour School

SGA launches the SGA Tour School

SGA launches FREE one-hour PGA of Australia swing tune-up/group classes, to be held at the new Australian Golf Centre, for SGA Tour members.
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Report: Aussie golf boom in full swing

Report: Aussie Golf Boom in Full Swing Golf Australia has announced that 2020-2021 saw an Aussie Golf Boom, with record growth in club participation and total participation, with a 6.4 percent increase in club members and a 21 percent (210,000) year-on-year rise in round players, according to AusPlay data. The 2020-21 Golf Club Participation Report, […]
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2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay

Team North takes epic 2022 TMMP by a point

The 2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay saw an epic showdown by 64 golfers as they battled in our annual Ryder-Cup-Style team golf event. Photos and results
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2021 William Buckley Classic

Exciting 3-team playoff decides 2021 WBC Champs

An exciting 3-team sudden-death playoff decided the champions of the 2021 William Buckley Classic!
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2021 Charity Golf Initative

Golf industry unites to support families in need

SGA and Kingston Heath GC bring golfers and businesses together in charity golf initiative to help Foodbank offer over 17,000 meals.
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2021 Charity Golf Initative

Winners all-round at 2021 SGA Foodbank Charity Golf Day

120 golfers (and 120 smiling faces) had a ball at Kingston Heath GC, while helping raise a massive $8k for Foodbank Victoria. Photos & Recap.
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Drummond, Callaway boost 2021 SGA Foodbank Charity Day

Drummond Golf and Callaway Golf South Pacific have boosted the prize pool for the 2021 SGA Foodbank Charity Golf Day, with over $1k in prize donations
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SGA Foodbank 10k for 10k

SGA launches ’10K for 10K’ to support Foodbank

Social Golf Australia has launched 10k for 10k; an initiative to support Foodbank to help Australian families receive much-need support.
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MGI Golf, Eastern GC boost 2021 SGA Foodbank Charity Day

MGI Golf and Eastern Golf Club have boosted the prize pool for the 2021 SGA Foodbank Charity Golf Day, with over $2k in prize donations
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Happy Days prevails at the 2021 SGA Championships

The "Happy Days" team took top honours at a Covid-19-restricted, rain-shortened 2021 SGA Championships on the Gold Coast. Results + Photos
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Partner Spotlight – Garmin Golf

Garmin Golf are a long-term SGA partner, offering high-sensitivity GPS golf devices like watches, handhelds and laser rangefinders.
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Partner Spotlight: The Card Network

The Card Network is Australia’s go-to gift card provider. Their cards are redeemable at over 10,000 venues & service providers across Australia.
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Partner Spotlight – Gold Coast Direct Charters

Gold Coast Direct Charters are a long-term SGA partner, offering reliable, efficient and friendly transfers in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Learn why SGA entrusts them to service our Gold Coast customers.
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Benalla Burglars bag the 2021 Kelly Gang Shootout

Our golfers made a gaolbreak from the July Covid-19 lockdown to battle for glory in The 2021 Kelly Gang Shootout. Results and photos here.
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Richard Fellner

Golf Industry Veteran, Richard Fellner, joins SGA

AUSTRALIA’S Largest Golf Club and Golf Network, Social Golf Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of highly-esteemed golf industry veteran, Richard Fellner, to the newly-created role of Media Manager.
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Golf and Wine Tours

SGA launches Golf and Wine Tours

SGA announces our fully-hosted Golf and Wine Tours! Play Australia’s best golf courses, sample our top wines, and tour iconic Aussie attractions
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Golfers at Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm, 2021

The 2021 SGA Tasman Classic – Top fun in Tasmania

Nearly 70 SGA golfers teed it up at the magnificent Barnbougle Dunes and The Lost Farm for our 2021 event. Here are the results and photos!
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Trans-Murray Matchplay Champs

Team North nabs 2021 Trans-Murray Match Play

Our golfers teed it up in Canberra for our annual Ryder Cup-style tournament between teams of SGA golfers representing regions North & South of the Murray River! Here are all the photos and results.
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SGA's Matthew Pitt on The Woke Blokes Podcast

SGA Founder featured on Woke Blokes Podcast

SGA Founder Matthew Pitt has been featured on the Woke Blokes Podcast. In the episode, he discusses dealing with grief, how he found inspiration and life lessons through the game of golf, and how Social Golf Australia works as a caring community.
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In The Media: Social Golf Australia featured in Inside Golf Magazine

In December 2015, Inside Golf Magazine ran a feature on Social Golf in Australia. Below are some excerpts from the feature.
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In The Media: Hacker Golf Quarterly magazine profiles Bushranger Golf / SGA

November, 2006: Hacker Golf Quarterly magazine profiles Bushranger Golf / SGA
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