TOUR NEWS

Adam Scott has no interest in Olympic golf

Adam Scott has no interest in Olympic golf

Adam Scott has labelled golf at the Rio 2016 Olympics an exhibition.

An unusually opinionated Adam Scott has criticised golf being in the Olympics, adding that winning an Olympic gold medal for golf in nothing he has ever aimed to achieve.

“Whether I win an Olympic medal or not is not going to define my career or change whether I’ve fulfilled my career. It’s nothing I’ve ever aspired to do and I don’t think I ever will.

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The greatest feature on Miguel Ángel Jiménez that you’ll ever read

The greatest feature on Miguel Ángel Jiménez that you’ll ever read

Any article on Miguel Ángel Jiménez is worth a read. But this one should not be missed.

It’s hard to dislike, or even disagree with Miguel Ángel Jiménez. Maybe Keegan Bradley does but not many others would.

The Spaniard has a positive, frank and warm outlook on life that is infectious, and he is only too aware of the role that professional golf has played in bringing him the good life he so passionately embraces.

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Keegan Bradley “wanted to meet me in the car park”

Keegan Bradley “wanted to meet me in the car park”

Former PGA Tour player Paul Gow has said Keegan Bradley has form when it comes to heated arguments on the golf course.

Brett Ogle and Paul Gow had their regular catch up chat on FoxSports’ The Golf Show last night and included in their discussion was the argument that broke out between Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Keegan Bradley at the WGC Match Play last weekend.

Gow had a few interesting things to say on the matter and seems to think Bradley has form when it comes to getting angry on the golf course – albeit after being accused of cheating because of slow play in one of his early events on the Web.com Tour a few years ago.

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GOLF TIPS

Minjee Lee’s 5 tips for smart driving: video

Minjee Lee’s 5 tips for smart driving: video

Australian young gun Minjee Lee gives us five great tips for driving the golf ball.

If you had one concern with Australian golf at the moment, you may wonder when the next great Australian female golfer is going to arrive on the scene.

While Karrie Webb is far from done with (and we fully expect her to win at least another couple of majors in the next few years), there hasn’t been any golfer from the next generation who has consistently performed well in the world’s big golf tournaments.

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Australia’s Annabel Rolley joins Golf Channel: videos

Australia’s Annabel Rolley joins Golf Channel: videos

Australia’s Annabel Rolley hosts The Golf Channel’s new golf tip program.

Unfortunately we aren’t able to view the Golf Channel in Australia but there are plenty of great videos on the website including a new show called Lesson Tee Live which is hosted by Australia’s Annabel Rolley.

Rolley is a golf professional from Brisbane who began working as a trainee professional at Royal Sydney Golf Club before accepting a teaching role at the Trump National Golf Club in New York.

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Adam Scott’s golf swing: slow motion video

Adam Scott’s golf swing: slow motion video

I’ve seen this before and I’ll see it again. It’s a thing of beauty. Adam Scott swing in slow motion.

In the middle of a golf lesson yesterday I was shown a video of Adam Scott’s golf swing in ultra slow motion. It was a little depressing as it’s as close to the perfect golf swing is you’ll ever see – and mine is far from it.

However, it was shown to highlight the Scott’s shoulder turn on his backswing – check out where the logo on the back of his shirt gets to without his swing ever getting past horizontal.

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FUN STUFF

For golf geeks only; some cool interactive golf graphics

For golf geeks only; some cool interactive golf graphics

These golf graphics display some stats on the best players of the PGA Tour

If you have a spare few minutes, or perhaps 20 minutes depending on your love of graphs, you may want to check out these cool, interactive golf graphs.

As a way of showing off what the team at Talent Lab software company can do with statistics, they accumulated a load of information about the top-50 players on the PGA Tour including handedness, brand of golf club and ball used and showed the different ways of visualising it.

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Swinging off the golf course

Swinging off the golf course

Ever pretended to swing a golf club at the pub? Ever swung one on the side of a freeway?

This article originally appeared in the March 2015 issue of Inside Golf where Michael Green writes a monthly column.

The sun had barely risen before we were out of the house and on our way to play golf. Not being the morning type I can distinctly remember still feeling half asleep and being blinded by the sun peeking over the top of the Adelaide Hills as we turned on to the freeway.

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And check out these stunning photos of Ocean Dunes, King Island

And check out these stunning photos of Ocean Dunes, King Island

Ocean Dunes is another golf course in construction on King Island, Tasmania.

The 6th green at Ocean Dunes, King Island

A few months ago we featured some spectacular photos of Cape Wickham, a brand new golf course in construction on King Island, just off the north-west coast of Tasmania.

The 5th hole at The 16th green at Ocean Dunes, King Island

Well, there is also a second golf course under construction on the same island that will no doubt bring a swathe of golfers to this remote part of Australia who are eager to test their skills in the wind.

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GOLF COURSE REVIEWS

Course Review: Wentworth Falls Country Club

Course Review: Wentworth Falls Country Club

Always be cautious playing the back nine first. Despite the club pro suggesting it was a good idea, I still felt strangely awkward about it. Especially not knowing the location of the 9th green.

The back nine is actually a back eight at Wentworth Falls Country Club and as my golf senses told me, there was a foursome coming through and we were told by members to shift out of the way in a fairly unfriendly manner.

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Course Review: The Vintage, NSW

Course Review: The Vintage, NSW

There was plenty to look forward to on a weekend in late November last year with a few mates meeting up in the Hunter Valley. One of the highlights was the game of golf at the Greg Norman designed Vintage Golf Course. Service in the pro shop and club house wasn’t bad for the money paid (think it was about $110 but always remember to try golflink or iseekgolf for cheaper deals).

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Victoria Golf Club: course review

Victoria Golf Club: course review

Is it possible that for a golf course ranked in Australia’s Top-10 and still be underrated? Victoria Golf Course may have been, but after praise from the world’s number one golfer, it won’t be any more.

The 10th hole at Victoria Golf Club

Very few courses in the Melbourne sandbelt region could be deemed underrated, but I can’t help but feel that in the wider golfing community, Victoria Golf Club has been so. It is nearly always ranked in Australia’s Top-10 golf courses but it has often sat in the shadows of the more highly ranked sand belt golf courses that lie only a few kilometres away.

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OTHER RECENT POSTS

Simplified golf rules and global handicaps could be just around the corner

Simplified golf rules and global handicaps could be just around the corner

May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Your handicap could soon be officially recognised all over the globe.

John Paul Newport’s golf articles at the Wall Street Journal are always worth a read and his most recent piece is no different.

Newport reports on the early discussion between the golf’s ruling bodies the R&A and the USGA, on creating a more streamlined, simpler set of golf rules, as well launching as a uniform, global handicapping system.

“Shorter, simpler and less legalistic is the goal,” Bodenhamer said.

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Choosing the right wedges: What is bounce?

Choosing the right wedges: What is bounce?

May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few videos and short summary on bounce and how you should keep it in mind when choosing your wedges.

After recently looking for some new wedges for the golf bag I’ve tried to figure out which ones are best for me, particularly when it comes to loft and the bounce of the golf club.

Wedge bounce – courtesy of Cleveland Golf.

You don’t want to have too much of a gap in terms of club face angle between your wedges – no more than 4-degrees is ideal so that you can play host of different shots that will cover the continuous range of distances needed to be played around the green.

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So you want your own backyard putting green?

So you want your own backyard putting green?

May 6, 2015 | 1 Comment

What are your options when it comes to installing a backyard (or front yard) putting green?

A few years ago I had an idea that many of us crazy golfers have from time to time; ‘Maybe I should put a putting green in my backyard?’

Surprisingly it was endorsed by the rest of the family and I went about searching for ways to make it happen. At the time there were few commercial options available and despite some in-depth DIY instructions on various websites, it all seemed too hard and regretfully, it never happened.

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Tiger Woods gives another candid interview ahead of PLAYERS Championship: video

Tiger Woods gives another candid interview ahead of PLAYERS Championship: video

May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tiger Woods has had a rough weekend and has hardly slept in the lead up to the PLAYERS Championship.

We were surprised at the cheerful Tiger Woods that appeared at the Masters, and now he has given another very candid interview ahead of this week’s PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

Woods was happy to answer all questions despite a lack of sleep that he openly conceded was due to a rough weekend – the anniversary of his father’s death and the break-up with Lindsey Vonn.

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Watch this crazy ‘over the shoulder’ golf trick shot: video

Watch this crazy ‘over the shoulder’ golf trick shot: video

May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the most simple, yet bizarre golf trick shots you’ll ever see.

Golf trick shots are getting more and more elaborate to impress, but this one (spotted by Geoff Shackelford) is nothing more than a bloke, a wedge and a golf ball. And the result is extraordinary.

I’m still not exactly sure what part of the golf club is hitting the golf ball? But a word of advice to anyone going out to practice this shot over the weekend – don’t be surprised if you cop a few golf ball blows to the head.

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Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have split up

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have split up

May 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

We interrupt the golf to break some news making headlines across the sporting world.

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have officially ended their relationship – making the announcement via the internet and social media.

Woods and Vonn have been dating for three years but both have agreed that their relationship has come to an end because of the hectic schedules. Vonn is an Olympic ski champion.

Woods made the announcement on his website:

“Lindsey and I have mutually decided to stop dating,” said Tiger Woods.

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