Around 8 years ago, Anthony Kim was golf’s next big thing. Five years later he quit golf.
When Anthony Kim won his first PGA tour event in 2008, and then thrilled everyone at the Ryder Cup it looked like he was on his way to major success. and towards the top of world golf. The supremely talented American was exciting to watch, but as Robert Allenby hinted at during the 2009 Presidents Cup, had a reputation for partying a little too hard.
Suzann Pettersen has given a strong, heartfelt apology for her poor sportsmanship during the 2015 Solheim Cup.
Suzann Pettersen has delivered an emotional apology via her Instagram account for her actions during the final day of the 2015 Solheim Cup.
The USA team produced a stunning comeback to win the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2009 but the final day was mired controversy when Europe’s Suzann Pettersen insisted that a putt was not conceded after American Allison Lee had scooped up her golf ball.
Jason Day becomes the third Australian to make it to the top of the golf world.
Jason Day has won The BMW Championship by a whopping six strokes to secure his second consecutive victory and rise to the top of the world golf rankings.
Day’s victory was near flawless after two majestic opening rounds of 61 and 63 allowed him to open up a big lead going into the weekend.
Arguably though it was his third round which was the most impressive.
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.
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.
Watch this amazing video of two red belly black snakes going at it on the driving range. Language warning.
UPDATE: Stonecutters GC have been in touch with a local reptile expert who says these snakes are in fact in combat. Fighting ahead of mating season.
Awesome video of huge red bellies doing a ‘love dance’ on the driving range this weekend (apologies for swearing) #leavetheballintherough
Posted by Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club on Sunday, 4 October 2015
Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club posted this amazing footage of two red belly black snakes in combat on their Facebook page, and we couldn’t resist sharing it here.
Warming up for the Dunhill Links, Shane Warne found his golf ball in an awkward spot.
Shane Warne is a regular in the field at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and he is back in the field for 2015 and has been practising his golf from an unusual spots around The Old Course.
Playing a practice round at The Old Course at St Andrews with former England captain Michael Vaughan, Warne’s golf ball finished up at the back of the grandstand beside the famous 17th road hole.
We’re not sure we’ve ever seen a worse lip-out than this one.
A golfer’s nightmare. #Ouch pic.twitter.com/3D6lbTgAal
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) September 25, 2015
This happened to Chris Wood during last weekend’s Porsche European Open. It’s horrific to watch.
H/T Geoff Shackelford
The Beach Course at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links has arguably the best set of per-3’s in Australia.
I wasn’t prepared for my round at The Beach Course at Thirteenth Beach.
Firstly, I’d misjudged the weather. My shorts and t-shirt weren’t appropriate for this chilly, windy day. And secondly, I’d totally underestimated how good this golf course was going to be.
Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne – south-west around Port Philip Bay – Thirteenth Beach Golf Links lies on the south coast of the Bellarine Peninsula.
Controversy over a proposal to re-design the golf course has done nothing to ruin a day out on the majestic fairways of Royal Adelaide.
I remember the first time I saw the Old Course at St.Andrews on TV.
“Oh, they’ve got a road crossing the 18th like Royal Adelaide”, I naively though to myself. This was the sort of opinion one had of Royal Adelaide if you grew up in the City of Churches. It was the holy grail of golf courses, and all others were compared to it, including the oldest.<
Nowadays I know better than to utter such sacrilegious remarks, but after getting an opportunity to play Royal Adelaide it is easy to see why it is still considered one of the world’s best.
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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Care to understand the physics of golf? Check out these videos.
The USGA have produced a couple of cool videos explaining the laws of physics involved with hitting a golf ball. Newton’s first and second laws of motion are featured in the video above while the third gets a video of its own below.
Need confidence on the golf course? check out this golf tip.
The team at Bann Lynch Golf are some of the best in the world and have worked with some of Australia’s best golfer including Geoff Ogilvy, Stuart Appleby and Aaron Baddeley.
We like the short video from Steve Bann talking about confidence on the golf course and how to get it via a set of drills when you’re practising.
We also like Steve’s theory: ‘Three-in-a-row in practice is one out on the golf course’.
Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David loves, and hates golf.
Co-creator of Seinfeld, and writer and star of curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David has an extreme love/hate with the game of golf and it all comes out for a recent piece in Golf Digest.
Good friend and staff writer for David Letterman, Bill Scheft has posed a few question about golf to Larry David and not surprisingly it’s a hilarious read.
Asked for his thoughts on Jordan Spieth:
He’s going to be a bald man.
The final day of the 2015 Solheim Cup at the St. Leon-Rot Golf Club in Germany was mired in controversy after the drama that occurred on the 17th green. The result of which left many players angry, confused and some in tears.
The Solheim Cup is the women’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup where the best payers from Europe square off in matchplay against the best from The USA.
UPDATE: Suzann Pettersen apologises
Given the emotion and super-hyped excitement of the Ryder Cup it’s perhaps not unreasonable to think the Solheim Cup will also deliver its fair share of combative spirit – but we hadn’t seen an incident like we saw today.
Tiger Woods won’t be playing golf again in 2015 after another operation on his back.
Tiger Woods has announced that he has had a surgery on his back for a second time to remove disc fragments, ruling him out of any golf for the rest of 2015.
Woods made the announcement via his website, TigerWoods.com:
Tiger Woods, a 14-time major champion and winner of more than 100 events worldwide, announced Friday that he has undergone a second successful microdiscectomy surgery on his back.
Jason Day is on fire on the action-packed opening day of the 2015 BMW Championship.
Jason Day currently leads the 2015 BMW Championship after a sensational 10-under par through 17 holes. He and his partners Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth thrilled the galleries with a host of remarkable golf shots.
First up it was Fowler who played this crazy bank shot off of Jordan Spieth’s golf ball:
Then Day made eagle from the bunker at the 10th hole:
Spieth topped them all by making this hole-in-one on the second hole (their 11th):
And just to put some icing on a remarkable round of highlights, Spieth chipped in for birdie on the very next hole.