Lydia Ko plays it tall, cool and smart to win the 2015 Women’s Australian Open.
Lydia Ko has become the youngest ever winner of the Women’s Australian Open when she beat Korean Amy Yang by two strokes at Royal Melbourne today.
Ko was tied for the lead with Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn going into the final round. Jutanugarn’s run at the title fell away after three bogey’s in her opening seven holes but the big challenge came from South Korea’s Amy Yang.
After fog delayed play early in the morning, world number one Lydia Ko soon rose to the top of the leaderboard at the 2015 Women’s Australian Open.
After two rounds, Ko is tied for the lead along with Korea’s Ha Na Jang and Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn at 6-under par.
Scott Piercy found how difficult the great par-4 10th hole is a t Riviera Country Club.
The par-4 10th hole at Riviera Country Club in California is one of the most famous short par-4’s in golf. The drivable hole brings with it an alluring chance of birdie but an equally good chance of making bogey, or worse.
As Scott Piercy found out this morning during the opening round of the Northern Trust Open.
Shawn Clement is one of YouTube’s most popular golf swing teachers and he recently made the long trip to Australia.
Shawn Clement has over 38,000 subscribers to his golf teaching YouTube channel and the Canadian golf teaching guru was in Australia recently to present his unique style of teaching to some keen golfers at Bonnie Doon.
On behalf of Inside Golf, I went out to chat to Clement about his unique style, using the internet to teach, and talk about how technology has changed the way you teach the golf swing.
We’ve been talking a lot about the professional tours on this blog lately, so for Friday we’re going to bring the game back to what it’s all about, YOU.
Let’s end the week with three short video tips on bunker shots from some of the games best. Starting off with a nice simple one from Jack Nicklaus and his son Gary.
Here one of the best bunker players of them all, Tom Watson talking a little more specifically about the dynamics of the sand wedge during a bunker shot.
Golfweek’s Adam Schupak has a great piece on Adam Scott’s curious new putting routine.
You may have noticed Scott straddling the line of the putt then holding out a couple of fingers. He looks to be determining the break or picking the line putt somehow. It turns out the latter is true and it’s based on a putting technique he was taught to Scott earlier this year.
From Schupak’s column:
Brad Malone, Scott’s coach and brother-in-law, is the one who persuaded Scott to experiment with a long putter in 2011.
Golf trick shot videos abound these days but this one has been doing the rounds this week is pretty good.
San Diego State University women’s golf team had some time on their hands and compiled a whole range of golf tricks shots – some yo’ve seen before, some you haven’t. All set to that Mark Ronson track that is everywhere right now.
New and updated; the 2015 list of the best places to buy golf gear online in Australia.
Golfers are crazy for the latest golf gear and are fervent in their search for the latest driver, new irons, golf balls or golf clothing. There are now more options than ever to buy from Australian online golf stores – some offering great daily deals and free delivery. But with them have come a stack of dodgy online sellers offering fake golf equipment.
Ahead of this week’s Australian Women’s Open, Minjee Lee and Glenn Maxwell smashed a few golf balls at Royal Melbourne.
We bumped into Glenn “The Big Show” Maxwell while watching Australian Amateur Championship at The Australian Golf Club a few weeks ago. Maxwell’s enthusiasm for golf was incredible and it was obvious he was a golf tragic.
Despite him telling us he didn’t have a driver in the bag at the time (and wasn’t really required), Maxwell took some time out of his busy Cricket World Cup schedule to duel it out with Minjee Lee ahead of this week’s ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Royal Melbourne.
The course claims to be Australia’s most beautiful golf course and our answer to Augusta National.
After a rap like that, I was almost sure to be disappointed in Bonville Golf Resort. I wasn’t. Some claim the layout is not that fantastic but with a spectacular looking hole laid out before you on every tee it’s easy to forget.
Situated about 10 minutes south of Coffs Harbour, it’s a tease upon entering the resort.
Not as well known as some other Adelaide golf courses, Glenelg Golf Club is fast becoming one of Australia’s best.
A stinking hot Adelaide day would mean only the toughest (or perhaps craziest) golfers would be enduring the heat. So things were pretty quiet as made my way to Glenelg Golf Club late in the afternoon, still with plenty of time to fit in eighteen holes.
Glenelg Golf Club is situated on the western side of Adelaide, just 15 minutes out of the city.
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A bogey-free opening round sees Korea’s Ilhee leading the Women’s Australian Open.
Korea’s Ilhee Lee leads the Women’s Australian Open after the first round at Royal Melbourne today. Lee’s bogey-free, 5-under round of 68 sees her one shot clear of Thailand-s Arita Jutanugarn.
World number one Lydia Ko has started well and finished the day at 3-under par along with Canada’s Alena Sharp and Korea’s Min Seo Kwak.
Ryder Cup captains have been announced for the match-up in Minnesota in 2016.
Darren Clarke and Davis Love III have been named captain’s of the European and United States teams respectively, for the 2016 Ryder Cup to be held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota.
Clarke was odds on to get the captaincy for Europe with only Miguel Jimenez looking like a serious contender. Jimenez said that while he would like the captaincy, he would be doing his best to be a playing part of the European Team.
World number one Lydia Ko fronted the media yesterday ahead of the opening round of the Women’s Australian Open at Royal Melbourne.
The 17-year-old has been on top of the Rolex World Golf Rankings for only a few weeks but is already talking about retirement. Ko has a very sound head on her shoulders and the full interview makes for fascinating viewing as she chatted to the media about the pressures of being world #1, studying psychology at college and the delay in getting her driver’s license.
With such a great field at Royal Melbourne for the 2015 ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open this week, picking a winner is no easy task.
This week’s 2015 ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open has one of the best fields in Australian golf tournament history. Four of the world’s top-10 golfers will be vying to win the Patricia Bridges Bowl at Royal Melbourne; world number one Lydia Ko, China’s Shanshan Feng (#4), Korea’s So Yeon Ryu (#7), and defending champion Karrie Webb (#9).
ABC TV will be live broadcasting from the 2015 ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open golf this week from Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
This week’s ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open tournament features the best field of the Australian summer and one of the deepest fields of any Australian golf tournament for many years.
New Zealand golf sensation and world number one Lydia Ko will be aiming to take her first Australian Open trophy home while Australia’s best-ever golfer Karrie Webb is looking to win for a sixth time.
Is Tiger Woods’ golf swing heading back in the right direction?
Here is CBS’ Peter Kostis comparing the golf swing of Tiger Woods in 2000, 2007, 2013 and today. It all ends positively on a positive note as it appears he’s slowly moving back to a similar swing to the one he had in 2000.
Now about that chipping…
Thanks to Kyle Porter at Eye on Golf for this one.