Australia sought permission to hold the 5th World Championship, as it was the Bicentennial year, celebrating 200 years since the Country was founded.

The tournament was played at the Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club, a 36 hole complex, where competitors played each course twice.

This year saw a new event being contested, the Doug Crosby World Cup, a teams event of 4 players from each Country.

There were 408 competitors from 7 countries including Australia (219), Canada (26), Ireland (1), Japan (3), New Zealand (114) Taiwan (14) and U.S.A. (31)

The World President Doug Crosby welcomed everyone to Australia and wished them well during the tournament.

The tournament was played on Monday 24 October, Wednesday 26 October, Thursday 27 October and Friday 28 October 1988. Ladies and partners golf was also catered for at the Parkwood Golf Course.

A Presentation Banquet was held on Friday night at the Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads where some 550 people sat down for dinner. Following the presentation guests were entertained by the ‘Whickity Whacks’.

The World Champion was Max Nightingale, Australia.

The Senior Champion was Maurice Heatherington, Australia

The Doug Crosby World Cup was won by Australia.