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Total investment 2014–15: $1,761,600 (high performance: $1,010,000; participation: $501,600; other: $250,000)

ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 13%
Golf Australia has been rated as performing. While Australia’s Winning Edge athletes failed to win a major  in 2014, there are positive signs that indicate they are on track for Rio 2016 targets. Unlike other individual sports, golf athletes ranked in the top 50 world rankings are more than capable of winning PGA events and major tournaments.

In 2014 Australians achieved one podium, four 4–8 finishes and five 9–16 finishes at the majors, on top of Jason Day, John Senden, Matthew Jones, Steve Bowditch and Adam Scott winning events on the US PGA Tour. Karrie Webb also enjoyed success on the LPGA Tour. Australia currently has two male golfers in the top 10 world rankings and four in the top 50. While Karrie Webb is currently the lone female in the top 10, there are good indications that both Minjee Lee and Su Oh will climb the rankings in 2015 after recently turning professional.
The state-based high performance programs are aligned with the national program, ensuring quality daily training environments and service support for all identified athletes. The pathway continues to provide high-quality athletes with strong skill sets to enable them to achieve in the professional ranks.


When benchmarked against Australia’s Winning Edge sports, Golf Australia is performing well against the ASC’s mandatory sports governance principles. Golf Australia is investigating a new model of management and governance structure to be adopted across the sport to further improve its performance. Golf Australia now only requires small changes to its governance to exceed the benchmark standard.

2014 benchmark event // championship events

Medal target: 1 to 2

Actual: gold 0 silver 1 bronze 0 total 1

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