Even after making a PGA Tour event playoff, one golf fan still didn’t know who James Hahn was.
Like many golf fans, our knowledge of James Hahn is mostly limited to his Gangnam Style dance after a birdie that made headlines a few years ago. But on Sunday, Hahn won his first PGA Tour title, winning the Northern Trust Open at Riviera by beating Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey in a playoff.
He may be better known after the victory, but after the round Hahn recounted how on young golf fan didn’t know who he was or that he’d even made a playoff.
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.
“Your worst putt is always gonna be better than your worst chip”.
I’ve been meaning to post this for a while ’cause it says something pretty obvious, but a mistake many golfers make. Particularly mid-to high handicappers.
If you are just off the green with a relatively smooth surface and no obstacles to clear, it is a very wise move to putt the ball. Many golfer’s feel that putting from off the green is succumbing to an easy option, or a work-around to their chipping problems.
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.
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.
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 first stage of a full course redesign has rejuvenated Bonnie Doon Golf Club.
Just 20 minutes south of the Sydney CBD, Bonnie Doon Golf Club has always been considered a good golf course. Always in great condition, a round at Bonnie Doon is an enjoyable experience with a fine layout, without any particularly memorable golf holes. For a highly regarded course situated on land that is remarkably similar to Melbourne’s sandbelt, it was a little surprising it wasn’t one of Sydney’s premier courses.
South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula is worth a look as a golf holiday destination.
Australia is perhaps the most accessible place in the world to play golf. Not only are there a good number of well priced public courses but if you’re looking for a golf holiday the options are also plentiful.
We’ve played golf in most of the country and over the past few years have become more aware of the wonderful areas to spend a few days with the small white ball.
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.
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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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.
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.