Tour Talk: Making hay in the Mining Towns

Tour Talk: Making hay in the Mining Towns

I only had a few days at home to sharpen the game with Benny before heading out to the Queensland Sunshine Tour’s Mining Towns events. Last year was my first trip to the mining towns but most of these Pro-Ams have been going for many years. The mining towns have a series, which comprises 10 […]

Tour Talk: From Canberra to Korea

Tour Talk: From Canberra to Korea

My next run of events saw me down in Canberra for three Pro-Ams. I must admit, I love Canberra. I think it’s easy to get around and the golf courses are generally great. Added to this I had a chance to stay with an old mate of mine, Pat Maher. I’ve known Pat for about […]

Tour Talk: Open season in NSW

Tour Talk: Open season in NSW

My next run of events started with two weeks in Sydney. I had the NSW Open and Australian Open so I decided to drive down from the Gold Coast. The NSW Open was at Stonecutters Ridge—only 5 minutes from my sister’s house! It’s always great to get down to catch up with Joanne, Mark and […]

TOUR TALK: Fiji breezes and Tokyo traffic

TOUR TALK: Fiji breezes and Tokyo traffic

It’s always awesome to head back to Fiji. Not only because I won there, but also because I’ve made a lot of friends over the nearly 10 years of playing there. I arrived on Monday afternoon for the Fiji International and headed to Geckos resort, about 25 minutes from Natadola Bay Golf Club. I played […]

Grinding out a hard-fought win

Grinding out a hard-fought win

I mentioned at the end of my last article that the forced break that I had may have been good for my golf. Well I made my comeback at the Maryborough Pro Am and I can tell you, it didn’t feel like the break helped me. It’s amazing, I have played this game for 30 […]

Tour Talk: Foursomes fun and Fiji Breezes

Tour Talk: Foursomes fun and Fiji Breezes

I arrived back to the sunny Gold Coast after the 30-hour trip from St Andrews, Scotland. As I’ve mentioned before it’s the part of professional golf that a lot of people don’t see. Travelling long hours and jumping time zones is tough. I arrived at my house around midday and then had to give the […]

Tour Talk: Jet lag, Jordan Spieth and Pro-Am journeys

Tour Talk: Jet lag, Jordan Spieth and Pro-Am journeys

I arrived at my hotel in beautiful Queenstown about 5pm, on the eve of the New Zealand Open which was being played at The Hills and Milbrook golf courses. This was always going to be a tough week, for a couple of reasons. Firstly I had just come from two awesome weeks in the States, […]

Tour talk: Australia, Augusta and Doral

Tour talk: Australia, Augusta and Doral

The last month has been very busy. I started my tournament year with the Victorian Open at 13th Beach where I played solid and finished tied 25th. I would like to take this chance to say thank you to Rex and Izzy for their hospitality whilst putting me up for the week. I then headed […]

Tour Talk: A typical day’s practice

Tour Talk: A typical day’s practice

As I write this I am busy preparing for what will be an extremely busy six-week period. I start in Melbourne where I have two events, the Victorian Open and Victorian PGA Championship. Over the past few years I have played well in the Open, finishing 6th in 2014 and having won the Victorian PGA […]

The ‘Moose’ is loose in Japan

The ‘Moose’ is loose in Japan

Some people think travelling is fun. Ultimately I don’t mind it, but like everything, too much of it and it becomes a grind. After my recent trip to Fiji, I flew into Brisbane at 9pm and had to get home, re-pack my bag for my three-week campaign in Japan and all in a time where […]

A strong year ahead

A strong year ahead

2014 started with a nice change to the last 12 months, after having a break from the game not touching a club and merely just relaxing with family and friends. It’s always difficult working my way back into practicing, which I mostly do at the beautiful Southport Golf Club, on the Gold Coast. Most of […]

Prepping for the Open Championship

Prepping for the Open Championship

In late January I played in one of the International Qualifying events for the Open Championship—or as some know it the British Open—and I was lucky enough to finish 2nd over the 36 holes with rounds of 68, 67 at Kingston Heath Golf Club to earn my ticket to the oldest championship of all. Well, […]

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