Formed in 1972, the ALPG is a member-based organisation that is the sanctioning body for women’s professional golf in Australia and New Zealand. ALPG is an enthusiastic and passionate organisation which has a long and proud history of expanding and improving career opportunities for women professional golfers. The ALPG Tour is recognised by the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings as one of the seven major women’s professional tours in the world
ALPG’s Tournament schedule consists of our major tournaments; ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open; The ISPS Handa Victorian Open; ActewAGL Canberra Classic, Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic Bonville, Worrells Women's NSW Open and PTT Thai Ladies Masters.
These events boast honour rolls which include the likes of ALPG members Karrie Webb, Katherine Kirk, Minjee Lee, Su Oh and Stacey Keating, along with international players such as current and former world No-1 players Lydia Ko, Annika Sorenstam Yani Tseng, Jiyai Shin and Laura Davies. Other stars appearing regularly on the ALPG Tour include Brooke Henderson, Jessica Korda, Lee-Anne Pace, Anne Van Dam, Melissa Reid, Catriona Mattthew, and Marianne Skarpnord.
ALPG also runs a series of Pro-Am Tournaments annually known as “The ALPG Club Car Series” which also attract quality players from all corners of the globe to play.
Within the ALPG’s current Membership of approximately 250, around 80 members comprise the ALPG Teaching Division. These members have gained accreditation through the previously conducted ALPG VETAB and Level 2 Teaching Courses; the PGA of Australia Trainee Program or the PGA of Australia Bridging Course. We are committed to providing personal and business development opportunities for the Teaching Section through the conduct of a biannual seminar, promotion of the teaching members through the ALPG website and facilitating regular communication and information sharing among the teaching members.
(Following Annual General Meeting 2018)
The overall responsibility for the management of ALPG remains under the direction of the ALPG Executive Board. The Board is composed of five plus the Chief Executive Officer position.
Current positions are held as follows:
President: Julia Boland
Treasurer: Erin Kreiss*
Board Member: Jessica Cowie
Board Member: Kylie Close
Board Member: Terry Simpson*
Board Member: Sam Squiers*
*Non-member appointed by Board.
Patron: Dawn Fraser
Honorary Member: Don Johnson
Honorary Member: Dame Laura Davies
Honorary Member: Warren Sevil
Glennis Taylor Dwyer
Chief Executive Officer: Karen Lunn
Director of Development : Lee Harrington
Operations and Membership services: Emily McLennan
The Board of Directors general responsibilities include strategic planning, member and sponsor relationships, final authority regarding general policy, evaluation of the ALPG management as well as other responsibilities mandated by the ALPG constitution.
ALPG Standard Terms of Participation