TOUR NEWS

Karrie Webb wants to be an Olympic golfer: video

Karrie Webb wants to be an Olympic golfer: video

The great Karrie Webb chatted to Golfing World ahead of her 20th season on the LPGA Tour.

Karrie Webb and re-iterated her strong desire to be a part of Australia’s Olympic golf team in a great interview with Golfing World.

Webb chats about differences between tour life 20 years ago and now, a wish to do more for women’s golf and says she is doing everything she can to represent Australia at the Olympics in Rio in 2016.

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17 days ’til The Masters: Which Aussies will be playing?

17 days ’til The Masters: Which Aussies will be playing?

Got Masters fever yet? It’s only two weeks away!

We are just over two weeks away from the first major golf tournament of 2015, The Masters; and so far we have six Australians will be gracing the fairways of Augusta National.

Not surprisingly Adam Scott will be teeing it up on Thursday April 9, and as the world’s fourth ranked golfer, it’s hard to know what he will bring to Augusta this year.

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Watch Brandt Snedeker get two incredibly lucky bounces: video

Watch Brandt Snedeker get two incredibly lucky bounces: video

Brandt Snedeker got two incredibly lucky bounces during his opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational today.

Playing his second into the par-4 18th hole at Bay Hill, Brandt Snedeker’s golf ball ricocheted off the rocks lining the water hazard not once, but twice before bouncing out on to the green. The ball eventually finished six feet from the hole, where Snedeker two putter for par.

Despite no real explanation or apology after injuring himself and not playing in Australia a few years ago (we’re not bitter or anything) Brandt Snedeker is still one of our favourite PGA Tour players to watch.

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GOLF TIPS

Golf Tip: Aim at something

Golf Tip: Aim at something

Occasionally Aussie Golfer comes across a swing tip that applies to all golfers.

It was passed on to me during a lesson and is incredibly obvious but is something very few golfers apply to their game on a regular basis. Before every golf shot, aim at something. Don’t aim at a particular area but a particular spot.

Not just any old spot either, make sure it’s a tree in the distance, a stick behind the green or a spot in front of the hole.

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Ernie Els on how to play out of the road hole bunker: video

Ernie Els on how to play out of the road hole bunker: video

Nice video (courtesy of European Tour) with Ernie Els giving us a little lesson on how to escape one of the world’s most famous bunkers.

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Comparing amateur and pro golfers at impact: super slo-mo video

Comparing amateur and pro golfers at impact: super slo-mo video

Earlier this week, Shaun Marsh took us through the details on the angle of attack of the golf swing.

Here is a great video comparing the clubhead at the moment of impact between professional and amateur golfers courtesy of the PGA Tour coverage.

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FUN STUFF

Are Americans slowly ditching ‘double-eagle’ in favour of ‘albatross’?

Are Americans slowly ditching ‘double-eagle’ in favour of ‘albatross’?

Most American media are now using ‘albatross’ instead of the numerically unsound ‘double-eagle’.

During the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, two albatrosses were carded.

The first was by Daniel Berger using a 4-iron during the third round at the par-5 6th hole. The second was by 2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson using a 5-iron from 188 metres during his final round at the par-5 16th hole.

Two albatrosses in one golf tournament is incredible*, but the most remarkable thing for us was the difference in the media of reporting this rare feat.

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Snake found hiding in bottom of golf hole

Snake found hiding in bottom of golf hole

A new, more literal meaning of the term ‘snaky putt’.

Yep not changing this cup today!! #hatesnakes pic.twitter.com/dXVJzNsLCu

— Ed Martinez (@emar7236) March 13, 2015

Ed Martinez is the superintendent at the Deerwood Golf Club in Texas and he stumbled upon this snake hiding out in the bottom of the golf hole.

Martinez was out changing the hole locations and as he mentions in the tweet, this hole might be staying where it is today.

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Rory McIlroy replaces Tiger Woods as face of EA Sports PGA Tour golf game

Rory McIlroy replaces Tiger Woods as face of EA Sports PGA Tour golf game

New we all know who the hottest golfer on the planet is, Rory McIlroy is the face of the new EA Sports PGA Tour video game.

EA Sports have announced that their newest golf video game will be called Rory McIlroy PGA Tour and feature the world number one golfer from Northern Ireland on its cover.

McIlroy has been a playable golfer in the past two versions of the franchise but the 2015 edition will feature him on the front cover.

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GOLF COURSE REVIEWS

Byron Bay Golf Club: course review

Byron Bay Golf Club: course review

“You might get the prize for the worst score”.

I’d just signed my card at the end of the round when my marker said this to me. A silver lining is probably what he had in mind and it did the trick. In fact, despite the golf, I’d just had a fantastic day at Byron Bay Golf Club.

Byron Bay has a reputation for hippies and a laid back lifestyle most city slickers only dream about on the bus to work.

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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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Course Review: Bonville Golf Course

Course Review: Bonville Golf Course

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.

The second hole at Bonville Golf Club.

Situated about 10 minutes south of Coffs Harbour, it’s a tease upon entering the resort.

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OTHER RECENT POSTS

Check out these spectacular photos of Cape Wickham Links

Check out these spectacular photos of Cape Wickham Links

March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cape Wickham Links on King Island is looking absolutely spectacular.

Cape Wickham Links 14th hole

Cape Wickham Links is a brand new golf course located on King Island, just off the north-west tip of Tasmania and the website has just released a whole series of new photos (courtesy of the Cape Wickham Links website) that are nothing short of spectacular.

The course is still months away from officially opening but a few lucky groups have been previewing the course during the month of March and if these photos are anything to go by, early reports will no doubt be positive.

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Is the PGA of Australia set to team up with European Tour?

Is the PGA of Australia set to team up with European Tour?

March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

While talks of a ‘merger’ have been strongly denied, the European Tour and PGA of Australia have been deep in discussion about a stronger alignment.

The idea of the PGA of Australia aligning itself with either the US PGA Tour or the European Tour has been talked about for decades without any real negotiations or outcomes.

The European Tour has previously co-sanctioned Australian golf tournaments, such as the Perth International but there are some strong rumours circulating that the European Tour is chatting to the PGA of Australia about the possibility of co-sanctioning its biggest golf tournaments, such as the Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship.

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Golf Science: Why do golf balls have dimples?

Golf Science: Why do golf balls have dimples?

March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’ve been enjoying the new golf show on 7Two, The Bunker, particularly these slick-looking golf science related snippets they slot into each episode.

The Australian golf show is co-hosted by Anna Rawson, Shura Taft and Russell Robertson, and has been good so far. With any luck, they’ll get the go ahead to shoot another series at season’s end.

There are lots of great clips from the video over at their YouTube page, but better still check out The Bunker in its recently moved time slot of 4pm Sundays on 7Two.

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Jordan Zunic wins 2015 BMW New Zealand Open: video highlights

Jordan Zunic wins 2015 BMW New Zealand Open: video highlights

March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

A spectacular finish saw young Aussie Jordan Zunic win the 2015 BMW New Zealand Open at The Hills golf course in Queenstown.

Victorian David Bransdon produced a stunning back nine that included seven birdies to card an 8-under 64 and hold the clubhouse lead.

Needing a birdie on the closing hole to win, 24-year-old Zunic’s approach shot hit the flagstick before settling a few feet from the hole. Zunic calmly made the birdie putt for his first victory since turning professional in January.

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Ernie Els snaps club playing a shot at Valspar Championship: video

Ernie Els snaps club playing a shot at Valspar Championship: video

March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ernie Els’ golf club comes off second best after smashing into tree.

The 2015 Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort has chewed up and spat out a number of well known golfers this weekend with Adam Scott, Justin Rose and Ernie Else among those who missed the cut.

Ernie Els found himself in a spot of bother on the 16th hole on Friday. The recovery shot required a shot around a tree and it was obvious before he played the ball that this club was doomed.

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Huge alligator makes golf difficult on Florida golf course: pictures

Huge alligator makes golf difficult on Florida golf course: pictures

March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s no dinosaur, but this reptile is pretty damn big.

Anyone that has ever been to Florida knows it’s full of golf courses, retirees and alligators and the three of them combined for these photographs that are doing the rounds this week.

Myakka Pines Golf Club on Florida’s west coast posted a picture on their Facebook page of a gigantic alligator making its way across one of the greens. The photograph was taken by one the club’s older members and many are questioning the validity of the photos.

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