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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 220
FINCHEM ERA ENDS TIM Finchem has officially brought the curtain down on his 22 years as the PGA Tour Commissioner by announcing his successor. Finchem and the Tour’s policy board named Jay Monahan the Tour’s new chief, who will take over the reins from January 1. Monahan has been the Tour’s deputy commissioner since 2014, having joined the Tour six years earlier. MORE> _______________________________________________ GLORY’S LAST SHOT MOVING? The 100th annual general meeting of the PGA of America last week saw the election of its 40th President and plenty of discussion about moving its PGA Championship – traditionally the year’s final major – to a new date earlier in the calendar. PGA of America chief executive Peter Bevacqua said his organisation fully supported golf at the Olympics but he didn’t want the PGA Championship to be moved around every four years to accommodate it. MORE> _______________________________________________ WILLETT OUT OF WORLD CUP ENGLAND’S Danny Willett has withdrawn from the World Cup of Golf amid concerns he will re- aggravate a recent back injury. The Masters Champion was set to partner Lee Westwood at Melbourne’s Kingston Heath when the event starts on November 24. "I was really looking forward to playing the World Cup with Lee Westwood, but considering everything, including the amount of travel involved and extra strain, decided that it was not in my best interests," Willett said in a statement, released while playing in the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa at the weekend. MORE> _______________________________________________ PAIRS EVENT FOR TOUR THE PGA Tour is rumoured to be looking at introducing a new team format for the Zurich Classic in New Orleans. According to a report on The Golf Channel, the top 80 qualifiers will be able to partner with any player of their choosing who has Tour status. Play during four days will include foursomes and fourball play. _______________________________________________ PEREGIAN SPRINGS REOPENS PEREGIAN Springs Golf Club on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, will reopen for play next month. Owners, Peregian Springs Golf Holdings Limited (Holdings), has granted Golf Services Management Pty Ltd (GSM) a lease to operate the golf course and clubhouse for five years with a further five-year option. GSM is an experienced golf course management company that already operates five golf courses in Victoria – Bay Views, Kingston Links, Ranfurlie, St Andrews Beach and Morack course and driving range. MORE> TRAPS AROUND the
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