If anyone needed evidence Tiger Woods was again on the prowl, the recent Australian Open was exhibit ‘A’. He led early, faltered somewhat on Saturday, before staging a final round charge, but it was the old swagger and the sublime ball striking which stood him apart from the rest. He made a few unforced errors [...]
Author Archive: Rob Willis
An amateur standout, winning the NSW Amateur and Australian Medal in 1988, before going down in the final of the 1990 Australian Amateur Championship, Rob Willis turned professional in 1992, playing the Australasian and Asian Tours, with his highlight being his victory in the 1995 Dubai Creek Open and third placing at the European Tour's Dubai Dessert Classic. A former Editor of Golf Australia Magazine, Willis, who ventured away from golf for a period to be the media manager for the NRL's Cronulla Sharks, has been a contributor to PGA Australia's PGA Magazine for over a decade and for Inside Golf since its first edition back in 2005.
From the magnificent Country Club Tasmania in Launceston, a facility that also features a well-groomed championship golf course and a boutique casino amongst other special features, to the highly rated Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm, my three-day tour has me wanting to book my next visit – and it’s certain it won’t take another 25 years for that to happen.
Jason Day officially announced himself to the golfing world with a joint runner-up finish at the US Masters, before confirming his status amongst the games’ elite with another second place finish at the US Open. In a teleconference held with a select group of journalists during early July, Day opened up about a whole range [...]
People of my vintage will talk about ‘where they were’ when they heard of John Lennon’s shooting… or the tragic death of Princess Diana…or the assassination of JFK. And every Australian was glued to a TV set somewhere or other — if they weren’t lucky enough to be in the stadium — when Cathy Freeman [...]
PGA Australia chief Max Garske –one of the most influential figures in golf in this country — is stepping down from his post after 23 years as CEO. He leaves behind a very different organisation to the one he joined back in 1985 and a legacy of achievement that will be difficult to emulate.