New rule will limit the use of video review in golf tournaments

In a remarkably swift move for golf’s ruling bodies, the R&A and USGA have announced a change to the rules of golf which will limit the use of video review.

As a result of the controversy surrounding Lexi thompson’s four-stroke penalty during the final stages of the recent ANA Inspiration tournament, the R&A and USGa have reacted quickly to introduce a new decision to the rules of golf which will reduce the use of video evidence while enforcing the rules of golf and place the emphasis back on player integrity.

Read more

Fairways launch global fundraising event; the Dawn2Dusk Golf Challenge

There is a great prize on offer as part of the Dawn2Dusk golf fundraising challenge to raise money for underprivileged junior golfers.

Fairways is a not-for-profit organisation that raises money to support underprivileged kids from all over the world who want to play golf. As part of their fundraising efforts, Fairways have recently launched a global event to help raise funds that will see golfers play as many holes as they can in one day.

Read more

Watch Sergio Garcia take ceremonial kick-off at El Clásico in green jacket

Sergio Garcia has done a lot of things in his green jacket since winning The Masters, but perhaps none bigger than this.

La chaqueta verde, sobre el césped del Bernabéu. @TheSergioGarcia hizo el saque de honor antes de #ElClásicoDeMovistar. pic.twitter.com/vcU4RxsuwT

— La casa del fútbol (@casadelfutbol) April 23, 2017

Sergio Garcia has had a busy few weeks since his breakthrough major victory at the Masters Tournament.

Read more

Tiger Woods undergoes back surgery for the fourth time

We should almost have a template for this type of article by now – Tiger Woods has recently had surgery on his back for a fourth time and will hopefully return to full activity in six months.

Embed from Getty Images

Tiger Woods announced on his website that he has had back surgery a fourth time – this time fusing two of his lower vertebrae together to alleviate pain.

Read more

Barnbougle opens new luxury ocean front villas

There is a luxurious new way to stay at Barnbougle, with some seriously good ocean views.

Around a year ago now we spent a long weekend walking the fairways of Barnbougle and noticed some construction not far from the ninth hole at The Dunes course. Only now can we reveal that it was the construction three two-bedroom luxury Ocean Villas which has added some luxury with amazing views to the suite of accommodation at Barnbougle.

Read more

Guy dresses up as a dinosaur and plays a few golf shots: video

The golf club is not usually without a few dinosaurs about the place, indeed there is one Australian golf course that installed a few of its own, but this guy has done something a little different.

Ralph the Rex has a series of videos attempting a few golf shots (among other things) on his Instagram page and as Alex Myers at Golf Digest pointed out, they’re strangely amusing to watch.

Read more

Aussie golfers now checking handicap information via Golf Australia

Australian golf handicaps have a new home at the Golf Australia website.

Courtesy of Golf Australia

All Australian golf club members have begun checking their handicap information and scoring history at www.golf.org.au — the Golf Australia home page.

With more than 115,000 individual golfers checking their handicaps on golf.org.au in the first week, Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt was delighted with the transition.

Read more