Feb 2, 2017

Japan Golf Association downplays questions over 2020 venue

The Japan Golf Association said Tuesday it has no issues to address despite criticism over the 2020 Tokyo Games golf venue not extending full memberships to women and questions surrounding its selection process. Kasumigaseki Country Club, located in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, also prohibits women ...

Python eats wallaby on Australian golf course

Dec 13, 2016

Python eats wallaby on Australian golf course

A routine round of golf has taken a uniquely Australian turn with stunned players finding a giant python wrestling with a wallaby on a fairway. Robert Willemse was on the 17th hole at the Paradise Palms course in Cairns in north Queensland on Saturday ...

Jun 18, 2015

Venezuela golf course sparks diplomatic row

A dispute has been teed off between Switzerland’s ambassador to Venezuela and a neighboring elite golf club after a banner appeared at the diplomat’s residence warning that golf balls injuring or killing anyone inside would violate the Vienna Convention. The large placard, on the ...

Mar 31, 2015

China closes 66 golf courses

China’s Communist rulers have turned against the exclusive sport of golf with the government saying nearly 70 “illegal” courses have been closed, seemingly enforcing a decade-old ban for the first time. The announcement by the ministry of land and resources comes amid a high-profile ...

Golfer Billy Casper, two-time U.S. Open winner, dies at 83

Feb 9, 2015

Golfer Billy Casper, two-time U.S. Open winner, dies at 83

Billy Casper, one of professional golf’s top players for two decades and winner of three major U.S. tournaments, has died. He was 83. He died Saturday at his home outside of Salt Lake City, according to a statement from Billy Casper Golf, the course-management ...