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Asian Tour stars hail strategic partnership with China Golf Association

Asian Tour stars believe the recently-announced strategic partnership between the China Golf Association (CGA) and Asian Tour will be a massive boost for the growth and development of professional golf in the region.

Under this new and exciting collaboration, golfers will enjoy increased playing opportunities as the CGA and Asian Tour plan to stage up to four new events in China this year where earnings will count towards the Asian Tour Order of Merit and China Tour Order of Merit.


Cricket Australia to introduce wage parity as part of Gender Equality initiative

Cricket Australia (CA) has presented a revamped financial payment structure that will enable the women cricketers to have a fully professional sporting career at both international and domestic levels, it was announced on Tuesday.

CA CEO James Sutherland said the offer was for a new five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and contained a number of landmark features. Through a financial package, CA "will achieve gender equity by ensuring that the minimum and average hourly pay will be the same for state men and women in 2017/18".


Quade Cooper suspended for 3 weeks

A SANZAAR Judicial Committee Hearing has found that Quade Cooper of the Reds contravened Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an Opponent, after he was red carded during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

Cooper has been suspended for 3 weeks, up to and including Saturday 8 April 2017.


PGA TOUR, LPGA and Topgolf Growing Golf with Topgolf Junior PLAY

Kids across the nation are gaining accessibility to the game of golf, thanks to an alliance with Topgolf®, the PGA TOUR and the LPGA. On March 19, junior golfers (ages 6-17) from The First Tee and LPGA-USGA Girls Golf enjoyed an afternoon of free game play, golf instruction, food and beverage at Topgolf venues in Jacksonville, Fla., Gilbert, Ariz., Alpharetta, Ga., Dallas and Denver. At the first annual Junior PLAY event, Topgolf announced it is now offering free game play for charitable organizations committed to youth leadership and mentorship, in addition to any high school golf team.

“The PGA TOUR and LPGA are collaborating with Topgolf on developing initiatives to help grow the game,” said Ty Votaw, PGA TOUR Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer. “PGA TOUR Charities is excited to bring LPGA-USGA Girls Golf and The First Tee together to experience a free Topgolf event through Topgolf Junior PLAY. Topgolf is having tremendous success attracting golfers and non-golfers alike by providing a fun, casual atmosphere at its venues. Alongside this event, Topgolf is announcing free game play at Topgolf for charitable organizations committed to youth leadership and mentorship, in addition to any high school golf team. Collectively this speaks to the commitment of our respective organizations to grow our sport.”


Australia U20s name extended squad for first camp of 2017

The Australia U20s will come together for their first training camp ahead of the World Rugby U20s Championship in Georgia in June. The squad will come together at Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast this April (4-7) as part of their continued buildup under new Head Coach Simon Cron.

Cron has selected a preliminary squad of 48 players, who have impressed in the opening rounds of the Super U20s Championship, while it also contains four members of the Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens squad. 


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