Since it opened in 2004, Barnbougle Dunes has very quickly been rated by many as among the great golf courses of the world. With the opening in 2010 of its sister course, The Lost Farm, the facility has become an essential golfing destination for every golf tragic. Like many golfers, I have been intrigued to […]
In response to the growing debate (and controversy) surrounding Australia’s new golf handicapping system, Golf Australia has announced a new formula which will be used to calculate golfers’ handicaps. In a letter to Australian golf clubs, new Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins detailed the upcoming changes, stating in part that: “The Board believes that the proposed […]
Gold Coast based golf journalist Bruce Young will return this month to the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland where, in 1995, he caddied in the US Senior Open. Bruce takes a look at the Blue Course at Congressional and looks ahead at what this year’s US Open Championship holds in store. Despite its significant […]
After many months of controversy, debate and “19th hole” banter, Australia’s new Golf Handicapping System is set to get a bit of a facelift, as Golf Australia has released findings from a statistical analysis of the current system, and detailed the steps that will be made in coming months in order to improve the system. […]
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 […]
It’s just over thirty years since Caddyshack graced our screens, providing us a heck of a lot of laughs and still-quotable quotes. But did you know that watching Caddyshack can also improve your golf? As most golfers know, Caddyshack is the greatest movie in the history of movies. Not just best golf movie…not just best […]
THE US Masters is upon us and promises to be just as intriguing as when it was first played at Augusta National in 1934. For many golf fans, the annual golf calendar doesn’t start until Masters week in April. So, what is it about the Masters that intrigues the millions of golf fans around the […]
Rickie Fowler brings excitement to golf like no other player of his age. Proving his mettle throughout the 2010 PGA Tour season, Fowler notched seven top-10’s, won US$2.8 million, was a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup and was named Rookie of the Year. It was colour and movement all the way, yet there is more to come as Fowler sets his sights on 2011 for the Presidents Cup and his first win on the PGA Tour.
Counterfeit golf equipment is a growing problem for golfers and the golf industry. Here’s what the golf industry is doing to thwart the counterfeiters, and what you can do to ensure that you aren’t a victim.
Whether you choose the Hunter Valley, Newcastle or Port Stephens you will have hit on a region rich in golfing treasures.Each region can boast numerous top-quality golf courses and venues and over the next few pages we feature a selection of the finest in these areas. From the championship layouts of Pacific Dunes, Hunter Valley […]
The Gold Coast is the place to go if you want to get away from it all – play some golf at some of the best courses the country has to offer and maybe engage in some of the other niceties life has to offer.
With putting counting for more than 40% of your score, and the putter being used more times than any other club in the bag, it is very important to choose a putter that is right for you. But with so many putters on the market, and with different variables to be taken into account (including the speed of the greens at your home course, your own personal stroke, etc), just how should you go about choosing a putter to ensure that it is a good match?
Visitors to Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula are spoiled for choice when it comes to golf. With so many world-class courses on offer, mapping out a golfing itinerary for this wonderful part of Victoria is tough. So what course to play? The best part about the Mornington Peninsula’s golf courses is that they’re almost all open to the […]
GREG Norman has no regrets about the turmoil his proposed World Tour caused in the mid-1990s and still believes his suggested model could work. At the time, Norman suggested an eight-tournament, $25m series to be played in the US, Canada, Scotland, Japan and Spain. The winner of each event would have received $600,000 while the […]
Here is everything you need to know about the new Australian Golf Handicap System adopted by Golf Australia and Golflink