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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 187
TRAPS AROUND the WE’RE PLAYING MORE GOLF: OFFICIAL REPORT AUSTRALIAN golfers played more competition rounds in 2015 than the previous year, according to the results of a National Competition Rounds report released by The Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC). GolfLink recorded approximately 14.54 million rounds during the 12-month period ending December 2015, showing a 1.9 per cent increase over the same period in 2014. AGIC Chairman Brian Thorburn said the latest yearly figure shows a continued trend of steady growth. "It's encouraging to see steady growth and that more and more clubs are seeing an increase in rounds being played," Thorburn said. "With Australian professional performing so well overseas and with the reintroduction of golf into the Olympics, more interest in our sport is being generated. These events stimulate golfers, assist clubs and facilities to promote the game, and help to convert the casual golfer to a regular golfer." Competition rounds growth was achieved in seven of the twelve monthly periods with Western Australia experiencing the largest increase in rounds played for the financial year, recording growth of 10 per cent in 2015. MORE> GREEN & DAVIDSON WIN WEBB SERIES WEST Australian Hannah Green and Queensland’s Karis Davidson have won the chance to live out a dream – to spend a week with Karrie Webb during the US Open in July. Green, 19, and Davidson, 17, won the 2016 Karrie Webb Series as the two leading players in national rankings events for the past year. Thanks to Webb’s generosity, players will receive $10,000 to put towards their tournament and training expenses this year. But it’s the prize that money can’t buy that both players are already “extremely excited” about – the chance to spend a week with Webb during the 2016 US Open at CordeValle, south of San Francisco, in early July. Green, of Perth’s Mt Lawley Golf Club, topped the series table with 613 points including a win in the Victorian Amateur and a string of top-five finishes, also won the prize last year alongside Julienne Soo. And the Golf Australia national squad member, who also enjoyed a great summer in professional events around Australia and New Zealand, said she couldn’t wait to catch up with her idol Webb for a repeat of last year’s adventure. “We had an awesome experience, it was my first time meeting Karrie and going to a major,” Green said. MORE> CONTACT +64 9 917 1588 OR SELECTED PRO SHOPS AND STOCKISTS WWW.ONCOREGOLFOCEANIA.COM
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