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 Oates Women's Victorian Open; RACV Gold Coast Challenge and Women's New Zealand Open.
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, Melissa Reid, Gwladys Nocera 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 200, 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 2017)
The overall responsibility for the management of ALPG remains under the direction of the ALPG Executive Board. The Board is composed of seven plus the Executive Director's position.
Current positions are held as follows:
President: Shani Waugh
Vice-President: Julia Boland
Treasurer: Jessica Cowie
Board Member: Terry Simpson*
Board Member: Tamara Johns
Board Member: Erin Kriess*
Board Member: Sam Squires
* 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
Operations Manager: Jennifer Johnson
Director of Development : Lee Harrington
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