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Jordan Spieth wants to defend Australian Open crown

Jordan Spieth wants to defend Australian Open crown

Newly crowned Masters champion Jordan Spieth says he plans to come back to Australia.

The golf world is littered with many unwritten rules and etiquette. and one of the them is the expectation that once you win a golf tournament, you will come back and defend your title.

After Jordan Spieth won last year’s Australian Open, tournament organisers have been hopeful that Spieth will honour one of golf’s unwritten rules and come back to the Australian Golf Club in late November to defend The Stonehaven Cup he won in such emphatic style.

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2015 Masters: Final round video highlights

2015 Masters: Final round video highlights

Thanks to CBS Sports Golf, here are the final round highlights of Jordan Spieth’s record-breaking 2015 Masters victory.

Read our wrap up of the final round of the 2015 Masters here.

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2015 Masters: Spieth takes four stroke lead into final round

2015 Masters: Spieth takes four stroke lead into final round

Jordan Spieth is on the verge of his first major victory at the 2015 Masters.

The excitement of The Masters was encapsulated over the closing holes of Jordan Spieth’s round when doubts over his ability to keep control of his own destiny swiftly disappeared with one very special flop shot.

After making a birdie at Augusta National’s 16th hole, Spieth got his score to 18-under par for the tournament, equal to the best-ever winning Masters score.

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GOLF TIPS

YouTube’s most popular golf teaching professional visits Australia: video

YouTube’s most popular golf teaching professional visits Australia: video

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.

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3 putting tips from the experts: video

3 putting tips from the experts: video

This Wednesday brings with it good fortune for your putting woes.

Here are four videos we’ve put together each with a tip or more than should help your putting for the weekend ahead. The first is from possibly the most famous golf coach Hank Haney, who gives us a little training drill.

Jason Day tells us about a flaw in his putting and gives us a little tip along the way.

And lastly, here is the person many consider the greatest putting teacher of all time, Dave Stockton, with a hands-on video and numerous insights into the art of putting.

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Gary Player on how to play bunker shots, and more: video

Gary Player on how to play bunker shots, and more: video

The greatest ever bunker player tells us how to play bunker shots. Listen and watch.

Gary Player has released a new DVD titled Gary Player: A Game for Life and there have been a few clips from it released on YouTube.

In his usual, audacious, enthusiastic style, Player takes us through how he used to hit practice bunker shots – using a sand wedge all the way through to a 5-iron.

Player’s comments on bunkers placed well away from the greens are particularly interesting, as his final bunker shot from this clip.

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FUN STUFF

Golf spectator retrieves hat from water hazard, face-plants on way out: video

Golf spectator retrieves hat from water hazard, face-plants on way out: video

Lost your hat watching the golf? Just go in and get it.

The highlight of last week’s LPGA LOTTE Championship was most definitely the remarkable finish by Sei Young Kim that saw her chip-in and then hole-out to beat Inbee Park in a sudden-death playoff.

But there was one other video doing the rounds that we finally get around to posting.

This spectator lost his hat in the water hazard and went in to get it out.

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Do golfers dream of dimpled sheep?

Do golfers dream of dimpled sheep?

What do golfers really dream about when they’re asleep?

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

In 2006 Geoff Ogilvy became the first Australian to win the US Open in 25 years. The remarkable victory at Winged Foot was the first major victory by an Australian in 11 years and golf was back on the front page of the newspapers for the first time in a long time.

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Watch this stunning video of iceberg golf on Lake Michigan

Watch this stunning video of iceberg golf on Lake Michigan

Here is one that has been floating around for a few weeks; iceberg golf.

According to Wilx.com, a filmmaker and a photographer from Michigan were scoping out places to shoot and jokingly thought the icebergs on Lake Michigan seemed like a cool place to play golf.

Yep.

Seth Haley and Josh Nowicki set about filming a few golf shots on the ice. Haley took to his stand-up paddle board and Nowicki took the stunning images.

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GOLF COURSE REVIEWS

The Links Shell Cove: Golf Course Review

The Links Shell Cove: Golf Course Review

After a tough opening 10 years ago, The Links Shell Cove is now a much more enjoyable place to play golf.

The Links Shell Cove opened in 2004 and all I heard was how difficult it was. Reports kept filtering from Kiama (about 90 minutes drive south of Sydney) about how hard the fairways were and how deep the rough was. It just didn’t sound like an inviting place to play golf at all and luckily, the club thought the same thing.

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Glenmore Heritage Valley: golf course review

Glenmore Heritage Valley: golf course review

Nestled right at the base of the Blue Mountains, about an hour drive west of Sydney is the Glenmore Heritage Valley golf course. This relatively unknown golf course is a little gem.

Redeveloped in 1993, the Glenmore Heritage Valley golf course occupies the lowlands of the homestead clubhouse which sits atop the central hill.

It has done so since it was originally built as a residence for the land owners back in 1824 and you can certainly feel the history that the club has managed to maintain ever since.

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Gerringong Golf Club: course review

Gerringong Golf Club: course review

This simple golf course brings with it loads of fun and incredible views.

The Gerringong Golf Club lies on a stretch of road joining the towns of Gerringong and Gerroa. If you’re a golfer and you’ve ever taken this road, you must remember the course. Placed in an open valley that stretches down to the ocean, it’s quite a sight. Supreme real estate and a gorgeous place to hit the golf ball around.

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OTHER RECENT POSTS

Watch Jordan Spieth talk to his golf ball during the final round of The Masters

Watch Jordan Spieth talk to his golf ball during the final round of The Masters

April 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

See? Sometimes talking to your golf ball does help.

Jordan Spieth shot a 2-under 70 on Sunday to win the 2015 Masters tournament. Here is a fun video cut of every time he talked to his golf ball during the round.

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Rory McIlroy takes on Jamie Dornan at Circular Soccer: video

Rory McIlroy takes on Jamie Dornan at Circular Soccer: video

April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rory McIlroy took on ’50 Shades of Grey’ actor Jamie Dornan in a game of Circular Soccer.

We post this for three reasons;

We love seeing professional golfers trying their hand at other sports and particularly Rory McIlroy’s love of the other round ball game. We’re partial to a bit of The Go Team. We had no idea what Circular Soccer was before we saw this.

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Jordan Spieth appears on David Letterman: video

Jordan Spieth appears on David Letterman: video

April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s traditional for the Masters champions to do have his photo taken atop the Empire State Building and then make his way to the Ed Sullivan Theatre to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Jordan Spieth did exactly that yesterday and as expected, he comes across as a great ambassador for the game. Perfect for someone appearing in front of many who aren’t interested in golf, and perfect for someone who will be in the winning circles for many years to come.

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Our favourite photos from the final round of the 2015 Masters

Our favourite photos from the final round of the 2015 Masters

April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jordan Spieth won the 2015 Masters in emphatic fashion yesterday. Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose did what they could to put some pressure on the young Texan but Spieth never flinched on his way to a record-breaking victory.

Here are our favourite photos from some of the many photos that were taken at Augusta National yesterday – starting with one that wasn’t taken yesterday, Jordan Spieth showing off his green jacket in New York City.

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Jordan Spieth goes wire-to-wire to win 2015 Masters

Jordan Spieth goes wire-to-wire to win 2015 Masters

April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jordan Spieth has given a putting master class to win the 2015 Masters.

Jordan Spieth has won the 2015 Masters with a remarkable display of clutch putting and breaking a number of records along the way.

The 21-year-old Texan has won his first ever major outlasting Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose by four shots.

Along the way Spieth became the first ever golfer to get to 19-under par at Augusta National, broke the record for the most number of birdies, the second youngest golfer to win The Masters and the first player since Jack Nicklaus in 1975 to hold both the Australian Open and Masters trophies at the same time.

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Watch: 14-year-old Jordan Spieth says he wants to win The Masters

Watch: 14-year-old Jordan Spieth says he wants to win The Masters

April 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Even at 14-years-old, Jordan Spieth had ambitions to win The Masters.

Australian golf coach Cameron McCormick has been Jordan Spieth’s swing instructor since he was 12-years-old and he features in this piece from American TV from seven years ago now.

In the video, Spieth talks about his ambitions in the golf world and particularly his desire to one day win the Masters

“My ultimate goal, when I came here (coach Cameron McCormick) asked me and I said I wanted to win the Masters,” said Spieth when he was 14.

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