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Another Day, another victory – Jason Day wins The Barclays in style

Another Day, another victory – Jason Day wins The Barclays in style

Jason Day has won his third tournament in four starts winning The Barclays by six shots.

Jason Day has overtaken Greg  Norman on the list of most PGA Tour events victories in a calendar year after winning The Barclays by six strokes from Sweden’s Henrik Stenson.

Day is just adding exclamation points on top of what has already been a remarkable 2015.

Day won the Farmer’s Insurance Open earlier in the year to become Australia’s highest ranked golfer but the Queenslander was just warming up having now chalked up three victories in his last four starts including a win at the RBC Canadian Open and the unforgettable US PGA Championship victory at Whistling Straits.

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Presidents Cup format changes include fewer matches for South Korea

Presidents Cup format changes include fewer matches for South Korea

Changes to the Presidents Cup format help the International Team, but can they produce an upset?

Several changes have been made to the format of the Presidents Cup less than two months out from the 2015 event in South Korea.

PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem announced the changes this morning which will have an impact on the schedule, format and team structures. Most of the changes were at thew request of International Team captain Nick Price who hoped to see a closer result than in previous years.

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David Brandson wins a dramatic 2015 Isuzu Queensland Open

David Brandson wins a dramatic 2015 Isuzu Queensland Open

The Aussie summer of golf is underway after a dramatic finish to the Isuzu Queensland Open at Brookwater Golf and Country Club today.

David Bransdon has won the ISUZU Queensland Open in dramatic fashion, beating fellow New South Welshman Rohan Blizard on the third playoff hole.

From what we can glean from the press release it sounds like a dramatic day with Blizard rattling off two consecutive eagle on the 8th and 9th holes at Brookwater Golf and Country Club in Brisbane to shoot into the lead.

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GOLF TIPS

Bunker shot videos: stance, clubhead and a slice of bacon

Bunker shot videos: stance, clubhead and a slice of bacon

The PGA of Australia have slowly been adding some great instructional videos on their YouTube page and Kurt Stegbauer’s clips on bunker shots are very good.

The first clip deals with stance and correct weight distribution, the second (below) looks at the clubhouse position relative to the golf ball. In the last one, Kurt a very unique (porcine) way of thinking about how to play a bunker shot. We may need another analogy for vegetarian golfers.

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The golf swing of Rory McIlroy

The golf swing of Rory McIlroy

The golf swing of Rory McIlroy is worth seeing again. And again.

I included a video Rory McIlroy’s swing in Monday’s article on Rory McIlroy’s rise to the top of the world golf rankings, but I thought I’d highlight it again.

It is not often that I (or anyone for that matter) agree with Johnny Miller, but he takes us through Rory McIlroy’s phenomenal golf swing in two videos here, and it is hard to disagree with him.

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How to play a wet bunker shot: video

How to play a wet bunker shot: video

This little tip I found on YouTube outlining how to play a wet bunker shot.

It could you well over the winter months ahead. Either that or it may just be enough information to mess with our heads and ruin our bunker shots completely.

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FUN STUFF

Australian breaks speed golf world record at Yarra Bend

Australian breaks speed golf world record at Yarra Bend

Slow play isn’t as issue for Mitch Williamson. He just shot 77 in 31 minutes.

The new #speedgolf #worldrecordholder Mitch Williamson @yarrabendgolf @MorningGlorySEN @FOXSportsAUS pic.twitter.com/vTYq6U2KfW

— Yarra Bend Golf (@yarrabendgolf) August 29, 2015

Melbourne’s Yarra Bend Golf Club hosted the Australian Speedgolf Open today and those on hand saw a record-breaking performance. Mitch Williamson of Orange in New South Wales shot a score of 77 in an incredible time of 31 minutes.

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Handy Cap app tracks the handicaps of your golfing mates

Handy Cap app tracks the handicaps of your golfing mates

We’ve been wanting something like this for ages; a fast, simple way of tracking the progress of your golfing mates.

We can’t help but let everyone know about this simple, little app that lets you track the handicaps for all your golfing mates. It’s exactly the sort of thing we’ve been wanting for a long time.

While available just for Android users at the moment, Handy Cap allows you to add a golfer’s name and GolfLink number, allowing you to track their official Golf Australia handicap and competition round results.

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European Tour golfer makes birdie, then proposes to his girlfriend: video

European Tour golfer makes birdie, then proposes to his girlfriend: video

We’re pretty sure this hasn’t been done much before, a golfer gets engaged on the golf course.

During his second round of the ‘Made in Denmark’ European Tour event, Denmark’s Andreas Hartø had just made birdie at the famous 16th hole.

It was then he decided to propose marriage to his girlfriend although by the reaction from the crowd, it seemed that maybe a few more people were clued into what was about to occur.

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GOLF COURSE REVIEWS

Befriending Lost Farm

Befriending Lost Farm

Once found, you’ll never forget golf at Barnbougle Lost Farm. 

The flight to Launceston was uneventful but after a wrong turn on my way to Bridport that led to encounters with every native species of Tasmanian fauna, I realised this would be no ordinary golf weekend away.

I was on my own. My golfing buddy had pulled out of the trip because his twin boys had arrived 10 weeks early*. It is amazing what lengths some people will go to avoid playing golf with me, but to miss playing two of the most hyped golf courses in Australia was unforgivable.

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Jandles, judder bars and Jack’s Point: golf course review

Jandles, judder bars and Jack’s Point: golf course review

Golf course review of Jack’s Point Golf Course, Queenstown, New Zealand

I made two big mistakes before teeing off at Jack’s Point golf course in New Zealand. And I blame the scenery.

This golf course is dwarfed by stunning snow capped peaks and bordered by Lake Wakatipu near Queenstown. Concentrating on simple tasks, let alone play golf is not simple here.

I had heard whispers about this golf course. It was only very new but Jack’s Point had recently been ranked number six in the top golf courses of New Zealand.

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Course Review: Werribee Park Golf Club

Course Review: Werribee Park Golf Club

Werribee Park has a country golf club feel only 35 minutes from Melbourne.

On a list of great golf courses, Werribee Park Golf Club would not high on the list but it is definitely one worth playing.

The greens are always very true and despite the state of Victoria struggling big time with rain right now, it is in excellent condition.

It has that classic country golf club feel about it. Great members who’ll have a chat upon drifting onto the adjacent fairway, a wonderful club house which sits atop the escarpment which runs through the course, and good yarns that give it some great history.

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OTHER RECENT POSTS

The evolution of the driver in under 2 minutes: video

The evolution of the driver in under 2 minutes: video

August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Golf Digest give us a great, short video on the history of the driver.

They break it down into five major milestones to get where we are today. From Beechwood to Titanium.

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GOLF MONTH to launch across Australia in October

GOLF MONTH to launch across Australia in October

August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Forget Oktoberfest, October is GOLF MONTH across Australia. Octeeberfest perhaps?

A few years ago a couple of Australia’s golf organisations launched a ‘Golf Week’ to showcase the game of golf to the broader Australian public hoping to attract new players to the game. It’s success has meant the week has become a nation-wide “GOLF MONTH” to be held throughout October.

All of Australian golf’s major organisational bodies are behind “GOLF MONTH” and activities are planned at all sorts of places across the country.

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Check out this guy make one of the best 3-putts in golf: video

Check out this guy make one of the best 3-putts in golf: video

August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here is a neat golf trick; three balls, three putts.

While the PGA Championship was in full swing, this video popped up on Vine. It’s a bloke by the name of Kelly Mitchum from Pinehurst Golf Academy in the US making three fantastic putts – with three golf balls.

Just goes to show there is more than one way to make a putt. Care to try it out for yourself this week?

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Twitter reactions to Jason Day winning PGA Championship – inc Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Rory McIlroy

Twitter reactions to Jason Day winning PGA Championship – inc Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Rory McIlroy

August 17, 2015 | 3 Comments

Some famous people were congratulating Jason Day on social media this morning.

Australian golf fans were abuzz this morning on social media celebrating Jason Day’s victory at the 2015 PGA Championship. They weren’t the only ones happy to see Day win his first and much deserved major championship. Some big names were sending their congratulations as well.

Tiger Woods wasn’t playing on the weekend of a major again, but he obviously had one eye on the finish…

Game over, very happy for Jason.

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Watch video highlights of Jason Day winning the 2015 PGA Championship

Watch video highlights of Jason Day winning the 2015 PGA Championship

August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Jason Day talks about winning PGA Championship: trophy presentation video

Jason Day talks about winning PGA Championship: trophy presentation video

August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of PGA.com comes this video of Jason Day chatting about his victory at the PGA Championship trophy presentation.

And the greenside interview moments before… touching stuff.

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