Born:June 2, 1949 in Melbourne, Australia.
Original/Home Club:Royal Melbourne GC (first as a caddie).
Senior MAJORS (1): Snr Players Ch'ship (2002). Multiple winner on the European, Champions and international tours.
Ginn grew up living alongside the Royal Melbourne Golf Club; he started caddying there as a 10-year-old. 20 years later he won the Australian PGA Championship there, eclipsing Australia's Bob Shearer and New Zealand's Bob Charles by three shots.
Played as the inaugural (and only) Azores Senior Open (March 28-30). Second-placed Nick Job (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Ginn (Aus), who recorded his first and only European Seniors Tour win. [Batalha GC, Ponta del Gada, Azores].
Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (July 11-14). Second-placed Jim Thorpe (USA), Hubert Green (USA) and Mike McCullough (USA) finished 1 shot behind Ginn (Aus). [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].
Played as the Wills Indian Open. Aaron Meeks (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ginn (Aus), who recorded his first win in the event after more than 10 years of trying. [Royal Calcutta GC, Kolkata, West Bengal, India].
Played as the Rothmans Malaysian Masters (Asia/Aus Trs event). Nandasena Perera (Sri Lanka) finished in second place behind Ginn (Aus). [Old course, Royal Selangor GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
Played as the Malaysian Open (25th). Second-placed Brian Jones (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Ginn (Aus). [Old course, Royal Selangor GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
Played as the New Zealand Open (Dec 6-9). Second-placed Simon Owen (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Ginn (Aus). [St Clair GC, Dunedin, NZ].
Played as the Mayne Nickless Australian PGA Ch'ship. Bob Shearer (Aus) and Bob Charles (NZ) finished in second place behind Ginn (Aus).
Played as the Malaysian Open. Won by Ginn (Aus). [Old course, Royal Selangor GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
Played as the Martini International (June 5-8). Second-placed Brian Huggett (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Ginn (Aus), who recorded his first (and only) European Tour win. [Pannal GC, Pannal, nr Harrogate, N Yorks].
Ginn (Aus) won the inaugural Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit.
Chevron Championship: the first women’s major championship of 2023 is played for the first time in Texas, having been uprooted from its home of 51 years at the Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California.
Italian Open: the 80th playing of this prestigious European event will see many 2023 Ryder Cup hopefuls build their “local knowledge” of the Marco Simone course in Rome. (May 4-7). Ryder Cup (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Jon Rahm: dedicated his emphatic Masters Tournament win to the late Seve Ballesteros. “Rahmbo’s” victory came on the day his fellow countryman and golfing inspiration would have turned 66 years of age.
Steve Stricker: four-time senior major championship winner, chases a fifth title as he defends at the 34th Regions Tradition (May 11-14), the first senior major of 2023.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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