TOUR NEWS

Watch Australia’s Scott Hend make an amazing albatross

Watch Australia’s Scott Hend make an amazing albatross

Scott Hend loves to take on a par-5, but this was an extraordinary golf shot.

Albatross! This is unreal from Scott Hend! 👏👏👏#ShenzhenIntl https://t.co/F98Efg4syV

— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) April 23, 2016

Big hitting Scott Hend did his best to bring home the trophy at the European Tour’s Shenzhen International last week. Hend went flying up the leaderboard on Friday when he holed out for albatross on the par-5 17th on his way to a 7-under par 65.

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Watch the wind blow in this golf ball at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Watch the wind blow in this golf ball at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Occasionally the golf gods will do all the work for you.

Golf in the wind can be extremely difficult and frustrating… except when this happens. @SwingingSkirts LPGAhttps://t.co/Grq2KztqVX

— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) April 25, 2016

China’s Shanshan Feng didn’t need to tap-in this one at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on the weekend. After the first putt ran past the hole the wind did the rest, just as she was about to finish off with an easy tap-in.

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Adam Scott confirms he will not play golf at the Rio Olympics

Adam Scott confirms he will not play golf at the Rio Olympics

Australia’s Adam Scott has opted not to compete in the golf event at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio.

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Adam Scott has made it official that he will not be a part of the Australian team to play golf at the Rio 2016 Olympics to be held in August.

In a statement released via his management, he has informed team captain Ian Baker-Finch and Olympic golf organisers of his intention to skip the event.

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GOLF TIPS

Tips on choosing the right driver and hitting it properly: video

Tips on choosing the right driver and hitting it properly: video

Courtesy of PGA of Australia’s Find a Professional pages come these clips from Steve Aisbett on choosing and playing the driver.

I’ve had a number of lesson’s from Steve and he is one of the best in the business. Below are a few more videos including a good drill and a few tips on weight balance and teeing the ball up for a range of different tee shots.

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Video instruction: How to play the chip and run golf shot

Video instruction: How to play the chip and run golf shot

An old video, but a good one explaining how to play the chip and run golf shot.

Here is a video we go to now and then if we need a reminder on how to play the chip and run shot. With many Australian golf courses becoming hard and fast over the next few months, you’re going to need this shot more than ever.

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How to play the hybrid chip shot around the greens: video

How to play the hybrid chip shot around the greens: video

In the winter months when the grass is a little light on growth, using the  hybrid golf club around the greens is a very useful shot to play.

Many Australian golf courses tend to have tight lies around the greens rather than the thick rough we see on many American golf courses. In the winter months with low growth or in the drier summer months, playing chip shots from these lies can be a tricky task.

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FUN STUFF

Notes from Augusta National: A first-hand look at this magnificent golf course

Notes from Augusta National: A first-hand look at this magnificent golf course

We describe what it was like to lay eyes on Augusta National for the first time.

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Last week we gave a run down on what it was like to be at the 2016 Masters Tournament – from the thrill of seeing Danny Willett play supreme golf to win, our disappointment the Aussies didn’t get closer to victory and the incredible atmosphere that pervaded Augusta National after Jordan Spieth’s now infamous collapse.

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Sir Alex Ferguson tells Danny Willett he bet on Jordan Spieth to win The Masters: video

Sir Alex Ferguson tells Danny Willett he bet on Jordan Spieth to win The Masters: video

Former Manchester United manager didn’t expect Danny Willett the win the Masters.

Sir Alex Ferguson lost £8,000 because of Danny Willett. #TheMasters #JordanSpieth 😂 😂 pic.twitter.com/2gbsu0xASh

— CLICKON Golf (@CLICKONGolf) April 11, 2016

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The road to Augusta via the RTJ Trail in Alabama: Part 1

The road to Augusta via the RTJ Trail in Alabama: Part 1

On the road to The Masters we’re playing a set of some of the finest public courses in the USA.

We’re heading to watch The Masters at Augusta on the weekend and we decided to play some golf along the way. We’d heard a bit about the Robert Trent Jones Trail (RTJ Trail), 26 golf courses built across 11 locations in Alabama – all designed by Robert Trent Jones and all open to the public to play.

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RULES OF GOLF

Rules of Golf: Putting while holding flagstick

Rules of Golf: Putting while holding flagstick

Can you hold the flagstick and make a putt at the same time?

Yes. This is a question that pops up a lot. The confusion seems to have arisen because everyone thinks it was illegal a long time ago. I have seen no proof that it ever was against the rules although have some recollection of it.

You can putt and hold the pin at the same time. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Make sure the ball does not strike the flagstick (Rule 17-1/5).

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Anchoring the golf club will be banned from January 1, 2016

Anchoring the golf club will be banned from January 1, 2016

Golf’s ruling bodies announce a ban on anchoring.

The USGA and R&A have announced that the rules of golf will be changed from January 1, 2016 to prohibit anchoring the golf club during a swing.

The announcement was made by USGA President Glen Nager which was broadcast on the Golf Channel and streamed live on the USGA website.

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R&A launch Rules of Golf iPhone app

R&A launch Rules of Golf iPhone app

True or False: A ball lies in a part of a tree overhanging a water hazard. The ball is in the water hazard? (Answer below) The R&A have recently launched their official Rules of Golf iPhone application. It’s free and available for the iPhone, iPad and iTouch. It includes a quick guide explaining playing procedures in more frequently encountered situations, plenty of images and videos as well as a personalised guide to etiquette from Padraig Harrington.

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OTHER RECENT POSTS

Harley Davidson motorcycle found in water hazard on golf course

Harley Davidson motorcycle found in water hazard on golf course

April 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

Anyone lost a Harley?

This awesome machine was found in the bottom of the dam at McLeod Country Golf Club in Brisbane this week.

Club staff were lowering the level of the dam when they noticed the shape of a motorcycle emerging from the water’s surface. The team at Brisbane Motorcycle Towing were called in to haul the bike out of the water and turns out it’s a Harley Davidson Rocker. Such a shame.

And here I was thinking that there were only golf balls at the bottom of dams on the golf course.

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Has The Golf Show on FoxSports been axed?

Has The Golf Show on FoxSports been axed?

April 18, 2016 | 7 Comments

Australia’s one and only golf show on TV has been deleted from the TV Guide.

The future of The Golf Show on FoxSports looks uncertain with all new episodes being removed from the TV schedule. According to the FoxSports TV Guide all new episodes of Australia’s only TV golf show have been replaced with “Best of” episodes featuring previous segments, none featuring hosts Brett Ogle and Paul Gow.

As yet there has been no official word from FoxSports or from any of the presenters but all signs are pointing to at least some short-term hiatus for the show.

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Minjee Lee wins her second LPGA event, at just 19-years-old

Minjee Lee wins her second LPGA event, at just 19-years-old

April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Minjee Lee has won he second LPGA Tour event with a one-stroke victory at the 2016 LPGA LOTTE Championship.

The 19-year-old West Australian closed with an 8-under 64 that included a phenomenal 6-under par back nine including a hole-out eagle on the par-5 13th hole to get into the clubhouse at 16-under par. It was enough for Lee to claim the trophy as American Katie Burnett and South Korea’s In Gee Chun could only manage par at the closing holes to finish a shot behind.

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Notes from Augusta National: The 2016 Masters Tournament

Notes from Augusta National: The 2016 Masters Tournament

April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Before writing about our thoughts on seeing Augusta National and our experience as a patron, we thought we’d just add a few notes on the dramatic final round of The 2016 Masters.

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Aussie Golfer was lucky enough to be in attendance at the 2016 Masters last weekend. We’ll expand a little on Augusta National and the tournament experience early next week, but for now we thought we’d kick things off with a few notes about the 2016 Masters itself.

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The Masters wraps up The 2016 Masters with this wonderful video

The Masters wraps up The 2016 Masters with this wonderful video

April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here is a great video piece on some of the memories of the 2016 Masters, including the farewell of Tom Watson, saying hello again to Bernard Langer and of course the dramatic finish.

.@Danny_Willett: Birth of a Champion #themastershttps://t.co/6iwDeszqk2

— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 11, 2016

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Watch Louis Oosthuizen’s incredible hole-in-one at the 16th at Augusta National

Watch Louis Oosthuizen’s incredible hole-in-one at the 16th at Augusta National

April 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

This is one of the most extraordinary holes-in-one we’ve ever seen.

Watch @Louis57TM make a hole-in-one off J.B. Holmes golf ball on No. 16 #themasters https://t.co/gQUlT7t62K

— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 10, 2016

Louis Oosthuizen became the third golfer to make a hole-in-one on Sunday at the 2016 Masters marking the first time three have been made on the dsame day in the history of the tournament.

But it was the way Oosthuizen’s ball found the hole that has everyone talking.

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