Playing golf with a reputation

Playing golf with a reputation

It had been some time since I’d played golf with someone with a reputation. But in this particular case, I wasn’t sure what the golfer’s reputation was. On a recent wintery, mid-week afternoon, things had fallen into place to allow me the opportunity to sneak out for 18 holes. It’s rare the planets align for […]

10,000 hours of golf, The Dan Plan in Australia

10,000 hours of golf, The Dan Plan in Australia

It was no surprise to hear that my playing partner for the day had arrived at the course early and was spending his time practicing. For my playing partner was none other than Dan McLaughlin, and Dan has a plan to spend 10,000 hours on his golf game in an attempt to become one of […]

8 things that non-golfers find mystifying about golf

8 things that non-golfers find mystifying about golf

It’s not until I introduce some new golfers to the game that I remember how intimidating a golf club can be. The game of golf itself is difficult enough but it comes with a mind-bogglingly complicated rule book and a bizarre set of extra quirks that very few of us dare to question, if we […]

Golf: a love/hate relationship

Golf: a love/hate relationship

In a particular state, in a particular city, in a particular suburb, lies a golf course that I particularly love to play. The first time I played the golf course I played particularly well and ever since I’ve been particularly enamoured by it. My problem is that one of my long-term golfing buddies dislikes this […]

YouTube teaching guru visits Australia

YouTube teaching guru visits Australia

World-renowned golf instructor Shawn Clement recently visited Australia for the first time and presented his unique perspective on the golf swing to keen golfers at Bonnie Doon Golf Club. Clement is no ordinary golf instructor. The 46-year-old Canadian has been involved with golf for over 36 years; 26 of those have been instructing golfers on […]

Golf in the City an ace for Sydney

Golf in the City an ace for Sydney

A brand-new indoor golf centre has opened in the heart of Sydney’s CBD aiming to attract business men and women who want to work on their golf swing between meetings and business calls. Golf in the City opened late last year with great success, attracting golfers who don’t normally have the time to get out […]

The golf trip yips

The golf trip yips

We are all familiar with the unwritten laws of golf. The third shot off the tee is usually a good one; long putts are easier to hole when they are for triple bogey; and golf balls always go further when you’re trying to lay up short of the water hazard. Obviously, some are more steadfast […]