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One PGA Professional’s desire to climb the ranks in the golf industry led him to a new life in Australia. The opportunity to manage two Australian golf clubs for American Golf Corporation saw Mike Orloff relocate to Australia’s Gold Coast in 2000. AGC left Australia in 2002, so back to the states for Mike! However, he returned in 2003 working for Clubcorp, managing two properties.But history repeated itself somewhat as Clubcorp left Australia in 2006. This time Mike decided to stick around and is permanently based there with his Aussie wife and child. He branched out and is now freelancing as a golf business consultant and is the Director of Golf Industry Central, an informational portal for the Australasian golf industry. Mike is lending a helping hand to Web Street Golf Report by revealing what is happening in the golf industry Down Under. Mike has graciously elected to call his page “CHUNDER DOWN UND

ER.” Some Aussie slang has become main stream thanks in part to the exploits of Crocodile Dundee, etc. However, Mike’s “no worries” attitude appears in his humor as well:

Main Entry:  

chunder

Part of Speech:

verb

Definition:

to vomit

Usage:

Australian slang;

chundered, chundering, chunders

 

 

Speculation is mounting that a rebel golf tournament could be held in Melbourne in opposition to the Australian Open. As fallout continues from the Australian tour's controversial decision to play the national Open a week before the Presidents Cup, followed by the PGA Championship, rumors about the future of the JBWere Masters are rife. READ MORE>>>

 

The Professional Golfers Association of Australia Limited (PGA) today announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Brian Thorburn. Following an extensive search, Brian will take over the reins of the PGA from Max Garske who retires from the role in July 2011. READ MORE>>>

 

Adam Scott appears set to miss a star-stacked 2011 Australian Open golf championship, saying he doesn't think it should return to The Lakes course. “I'd be a little disappointed if it went back to The Lakes this year,' said Scott on Tuesday as he prepared for the US PGA Tour season opener in Hawaii. “I don't think that would be the best thing for the Australian Open. I think it should go to another course in Sydney. READ MORE>>>

 

 

Australian Ladies Professional Golf has launched the 2010-11 ALPG Tour schedule which, for the first time in the organisation’s history, delivers five consecutive tournaments commencing mid January, 2011. Sandwiched among six Club Car Series Pro-Am events, the five tournament schedule is expected to attract significant interest from international players who will welcome the opportunity to leave the colds of their northern hemisphere winters and warm up in tough competition on the quality courses which the ALPG Tour schedule boasts. READ MORE>>>

 

 

A GREG Norman-designed golf course for bushfire-ravaged Marysville, 1000 new beds for students in regional Victoria and a popularly elected mayor for Geelong were part of the government and opposition's push for regional votes yesterday. READ MORE>>>

 

 

A POTATO farmer, a cricket-loving tycoon and the Great White Shark are among the 40 most influential people in Australian golf over the past four decades, according to a new list.

Though the selection of Greg Norman as the most influential figure in 40 years is no surprise, the rankings, created by Australian Golf Digest to mark the magazine's 40th anniversary, are sure to stir debate. READ MORE>>>

 

 

OneAsia, an emerging pro circuit based in Hong Kong, is doing more than adding events to its competition calendar: It’s also adding veteran tournament leadership to its staff.

The tour announced the appointment of Rob Neal – who has experience working for the LPGA as well as its tournaments – as OneAsia’s chief business officer.

OneAsia is a non-profit organization and its founding members include the China Golf Association, Korea Golf Tour, Korea Golf Association and the PGA of Australia. It touts itself as “Asia Pacific’s first consolidated professional tournament pathway for elite golfers.” READ MORE>>>

 

 
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