Colsaerts ties 3rd at Allianz Golf Open - Nicolas Colsaerts continues to be in the hunt for another victory on the European Challenge Tour. He is chasing his 3 rd victory of the season. This week he shot 18 under to run 3rd behind Englishman, John Parry who shot 21 under. Nicolas is running 3 rd on the Challenge Tour Order of merit with just 2 tournaments remaining. He has secured his card for the European Tour in 2010 and will train with us at A*Game over the Northern Hemisphere winter break. Other students are looking forward to training alongside Nicolas in the coming months.
Wright, Yokota, Sunairi, Ando, Todo, and Watari go through stage 2 at Japan Q School - One Australian and five Japanese players who train with A*Game have got through their 2nd stage qualifying at the Japanese Tour School. Wright and Watari got through at one course in Tokyo and the others qualified in the Osaka area. The now move forward to the penultimate stage in late October.
Colsaerts runs 6th on European Challenge Tour (October 2009) - Nicolas Colsaerts continues to play well. At the Ecco Tour Championship, Nicolas ran 6th behind Lima of Portugal in appalling conditions.
Great results for A-Game students this week ending 13th September 2009 - Nicolas Colsaerts won the Dutch Futures by 4 shots in Holland and picked up a check for 24000 Euros. Michael Wright ran 5th in The Korean Open to win $32000. Rudy Thullier ran 8th on the Alps tour, Paul Donahoo ran 4th on the Queensland Tour at Mt Warren and Henry Epstein ran 60th at the Korean Open. All these professionals have trained with us at A*Game in 2009 and are marching up their respective Orders of Merit. Well done guys.
Colsaerts makes it number two on European Challenge Tour (September 2009) - Belgian, Nicolas Colsaetrs has won for the second time within a month on the European Challenge Tour. He won the Dutch Futures in Hollamd with a four round total of 17 under par to win comfortably by 4 shots. This has moved Nicolas up to third place on the Order of Merit and has secured his European Your Card for 2010.
Wright ties 5th at Korean Open (September 2009) - Michael Wright fired a four round total of 5 under (279) to tie for 5 th place in the second One Asia Tour event of 2009. Michael was leading the tournament after 36 holes but couldn't quite hold on in the start studded field.
Thullier finishes 8th on Alps Tour (Spetember 2009) - A=Game student from France, Rudy Thullier ran 8th on the Alps Tour over the weekend. The conditions were extremely difficult and Rudy was just 3 shots away from the winning score
Wright wins Middle Ridge Pro-am and Logan City Pro-Am (August 2009) - Michael Wright continues his dominance on the Queensland Sunshine Tour by shooting a 5 under 67 at Middle Ridge Golf Club in Towoomba and then one week later wins again at Logan City with a two round total of 8 under (136).
Wright runs 3rd in Vanuatu Open (August 2009) - Michael Wright continues his fine form this year by finishing 3rd at the Vanuatu Open behind runnaway winner Jason King
Nicolas Colsaerts wins European Challenge Tour event in Finland (August 2009) - Shooting rounds of 70, 71, 70, 66 for a total of 11 under par, he tied after 72 holes with Welshman Rhys Davies and Frenchman Julien Guerrier in the SK Golf Challenge in Finland. Colsaerts denied Rhys Davies a second play-off victory in the space of three weeks as he made amends for a recent play-off defeat of his own by capturing the SK Golf Challenge. The 26 year old from Brussels produced a stunning finish at Linna Golf, birdieing the last two holes in regulation time for a closing 66 then delivering the rapier thrust with another birdie three on the 18th – the second play-off hole – to edge out Davies and Frenchman Julien Guerrier. Colsaerts celebrated his first professional success since turning professional on his 18th birthday in 2000, just three days before going on to earn his card at The European Tour Qualifying School. Nicolas trained over the European winter (Australian summer) with A*Game and found the form that he was missing over the past few years.
David Gleeson finishes 4th in Brunei Open (July 2009) - David Gleeson shot a final round 68 (3 under) to just miss out on getting in a playoff for the Asian Tour's Brunei Open. David shot a four round total of 272 (12 under) with rounds of 66, 69, 69, 68. Fellow Australian Darren Beck won the threeway playoff after closing with a 65 and four round total of 271.
Justin Maker wins the Pat O'Driscoll Real Estate/Tropical Auto Group Classic at Capricorn Resort July (2009) - Justin Maker shot a final round of 4 under 68 to beat Australia's stalwart, Peter Senior by 3 shots. Maker's final total of 18 under was good enough to win the major share of the $100000 prizemoney on offer. Senior emerged from the pack to finish second after shooting a final round 6 under 66. Maker has been with A*Game for over 8 years now when he started as just a solid amateur. He represented Queensland in the amateur team and captained the side in 2006 before he turned professional in 2007. This is Justin's first four round victory and has moved him closer to leading the 2009 Queensland Order of Merit.
Justin Maker runs 2 nd in the Rockhampton Pro-Am (July 2009) - Justin Maker shot a 3 round total of 207 (9 under) to run 2nd behind NSW professional Tristan Lambert. Both players shot a closing round of 4 under par 68 to over take overnight leader Eddie Barr. Other former A*Game professionals competed well in the tournament. Richard Backwell (T3rd 8 under), Paul Donahoo (5th 7 under) and Adam Crawford (T6th 6 under) all finished in the top ten.
Justin Maker and Michael Wright tie 1st at Middlemount Pro-Am (May 2009) - A*Game professionals Maker and Wright shot 8 under par 132 to tie first place in the Middlemount Pro-am.
Michael Wright makes it back to back wins by winning the PNG Open (May 2009) - Wright had a wire to wire victory in winning the Papua New Guinea Open. This makes it two major tournaments in a row for Michael. Other A-Game players Brendan Chant (6th), Richard Backwell (9th) and Darren Kapusa (21st) all competed well in the Open.
Haridar Reddy wins junior tournament in India (April 2009) -
Michael Wright wins the Coca Cola Morobe Open (April 2009) - Michael Wright won the 2009 Morobe Open in New Guinea with a 19 under total 0f 265. He beat a quality field by 6 shots. Eddie Barr from Ireland ran 2nd with a four round total of 13 under (271).
Victor Riu finishes 5th Kenya Open (April 2009) - A Game's Victor Riu has worked on his game over the Australian summer and returned to his first tournament on the Alps Tour in Europe to run 5th in the Kenya Open
Michael Wright Qualifies for 2009 British Open February 2009) - A-Game's Michael Wright shot a two round total of 3 under par (141) around Kingston Heath to qualify for this year's British Open. This is his second time that he has done this in the last 3 years. He joins just two other British Open qualifiers from the Australasian Region to play later on in the year. Well done Michael.
Kenichi Ryu qualifies for Japanese Tour (December 2008) - Kenny Ryu qualified for the 2009 Japanese Tour by finishing 12th at the final stage of the Qualifying school. Kenny has been part of the A-Game team since 1998 when he was an amateur. He won the 2000 Queensland amateur stroke play with a score of 15 under and qualified for the Australian Tour in 2001. Kenny returned to Japan and won the Japanese Professional test in 2002 with the lowest four round total ever recorded for that event.
David Gleeson finishes 4th 2008 Singapore Open (October 2008) - David Gleeson finished 4th in the Singapore Open and this moved him to 6th place on the Asian Tour Order of Merit for 2008
David Gleeson wins 2008 Mcau Open
A-Game International Golf Academy’s faculty personnel have been awarded the following awards in their fields:
A-Game faculty member, was awarded "Teacher of the Year" by the PGA of Queensland and the Queensland Golf Industry for 2007. Highly-regarded coach, Ken Berndt was named as the 2007 Queensland PGA Teaching Professional of the Year, the title acknowledging his commitment to continually developing and improving teaching methods and coaching aids such as the 3D K-Vest.
A Game Golf Academy's faculty personally coach/(coached) and advise/(advised) many of golf's leading tournament professionals, including:
Karrie Webb USLPGA - 7 Time Major Winner, 5 Victories in 2006 including the Kraft Nabisco
John Senden USPGA 2006 John Deere Classic, 2006 Australian Open Champion
Go Higaki Japan Tour - 2001 winner Nigata Open
Michael Wright Toyota Southern Classic 2005
New South Wales Open 2005
Terry Price European Tour, New Zealand Open 2005, New South Wales Open 2004
Brad Andrews Queensland Order of Merit Winner 2006
Richard Backwell Korean & Australian Tour 2006, Winner 2000 Tsuruya Ope
Scott Laycock Japan & Australian Tour 2006
Marcus Cain Winner 1999 Australasian Tour Championship, Western Australian PGA 2001
David Gleeson International – Australian and Asian tours
Winner - 2002 Volvo China Open
former Australian Amateur Champion
Maria Hjorth USLPGA Tour, Winner European Tour 2006
Brad Kennedy Asian Tour 2006 3rd Singapore Open 2006
Shigemasa Higaki Japan tour; Winner - 1999 Fuji Saneki Tournament
Tammie Durdin JLPGA 2006
Ayoko Uehara JLPGA 2006
Tetsuya Watari Australasian Tour 2006
Henry Epstein Australasian Tour 2006
There are currently over 30 tournament professionals that regularly utilise A Game’s wealth of golfing knowledge and experience.
A Game International Golf Academy - "Be the best you can be"