Posted on 14. Apr, 2012 by Golf Guy.
After months of waiting for on an answer on who was to design and build the first Olympic golf course in over 100 years, Hanse Golf Course Design is picked by the IOC comity. Hanse and LPGA star Amy Alcott will be teaming up for the 2016 Rio Olympic golf project. Alcott in her carrer has collected a [...]
Posted on 27. Jan, 2012 by Golf Guy.
The Rio 2016 Olympic golf course design panel that created to review the initial bids for designing the Olympic golf course was narrowed down to eight finalists. The company awarded with this great honor will be disclosed early in 2012. Listed bellow are the eight finalists in no particular order Gary Player Design Greg Norman Golf Course Design [...]
Posted on 02. Sep, 2011 by Golf Guy.
Peter Dawson head of the Royal & Ancient golf has announced that Riserva Uno site in Rio de Janeiro is to be the site where the Olympic golf will be played. It has also be said that there may be an addition of a team event to Olympic golf in 2016. Riserva Uno is part [...]
Posted on 08. May, 2011 by Golf Guy.
Here on Olympic Golf News we are proud to provide information on the great game of golf joining the Olympics once again in 2016 Rio Games. With that here is one of the latest Press releases from one of the front running existing golf courses bid to host Olympic golf at Itanhangá Golf Club. It’s [...]
Posted on 06. Apr, 2010 by Golf Guy.
The Olympic golf format that was agreed upon by the IOC in early October, 2009 stipulates that Olympic golf would be played as a 72-hole stroke-play tournament in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It would be a limited field consisting of the top players in the world, combined with some lesser [...]
Posted on 14. Dec, 2009 by Golf Guy.
Golf’s history in the Olympics has been quite brief; many hope that after 2016 this will change. It was over 100 years ago, back on September 24, 1904, when golf was last a part of the Olympic games, in St. Louis, Missouri. These games were a bit different than the current televised world wide affair that [...]
Posted on 07. Nov, 2009 by Golf Guy.
The options for professional golf in Rio are as of now very few. The course that will host golf in the 2016 Olympics may not even exist yet. The area of the southeast coast of Brazil has over 13 million people, but only has two full length 18 hole golf courses to its credit. As [...]
Posted on 10. Oct, 2009 by Golf Guy.
Golf was reinstated in the Olympic games after a vote Friday October 10th by the International Olympic Committee. Not since 1904 will a golf ball be hit as apart of the Olympics, golf is going to be back at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The format is going to be in a 72-hole [...]
Posted on 03. Sep, 2009 by Golf Guy.
The decision by the International Olympic Committee executive board to add golf to the 2016 Summer Games could result in the most important grow-the-game program in the history of the sport. If the full IOC accepts the Aug. 13 recommendation of the 15-member committee when it votes Oct. 9 in Copenhagen the profile of golf [...]