OPINION / It’s getting ridiculous, roll back the golf ball

A couple of Australia’s best golf writers have made a desperate call out to roll back the golf ball.

Some of the great golf courses around the world are no longer capable of hosting a professional golf tournament because they aren’t long enough.

While distance doesn’t always correlate with difficulty, professional golfers are overpowering golf courses with a combination of improved athleticism and advanced technology, and in order to remain relevant, clubs are being forced to lengthen their golf courses.

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A different, irreverent view of Justin Thomas’ crazy US Open (mini-golf) putt: video

Justin Thomas’ crazy putt during the third round of the US Open just got a little crazier. Check it out. Mini-golf style.

A previously unseen view of that amazing putt by @JustinThomas34 at the #USOpen2017. @AussieGolfer #erinhillsputtputt pic.twitter.com/LTgdcxWvxq

— Matt Parslow (@MattParslow1) June 20, 2017

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Friend collapses with laughter after golf fail at the driving range: video

Watch this woman smack her golf ball into the barrier at the driving range; and her friend collapse to the ground with laughter.

We’ve seen people do this on the driving range a few times and it never gets old. This woman clangs the golf ball into the fence beside the practice tee and the ball scuttles off through a door behind her.

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Sergio Garcia makes hole-in-one at island-green 17th at TPC Sawgrass: video

Sergio Garcia is on a roll right now, making a hole-in-one during his first round at THE PLAYERS Championship.

Sergio Garcia got the crowd on their feet today after making a hole-in-one on one of golf’s most iconic holes, the par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass.

After a poor opening nine of THE PLAYERS Championship, Garcia made birdie at the par-5 16th and then holed a 52-degree wedge to get himself back in the tournament, finishing with a 1-over par 73.

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Fox takes off with a golf ball at Sydney golf course: video

Foxes have been terrorising Australia’s native wildlife since their introduction around the 1870’s but it seems now that they are beginning to make a nuisance for themselves on the golf course.

Reports of foxes in suburban Australia are becoming more common. Only recently a fox was spotted on one of Sydney’s most popular beaches, so it is of no surprise to see one on a Sydney golf courses too.

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Watch this amazing slo-mo video of Sergio Garcia hitting driver off the deck

Nick Faldo was left baffled by a closer look at Sergio Garcia’s driver off the deck.

Late in his match against Ireland’s Shane Lowry at the Dell Match Play, Sergio Garcia took driver off the deck to try and reach the par-5 in two.

It was a pretty decent effort as his golf ball finished just short of the green, but it was the close-up slo-mo replay of the shot that causes Nick Faldo, and just about everyone else that sees this to gasp out loud.

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Australia’s top online golf stores: The 2017 list

Here are the top online golf stores operating in Australia if you’re looking for new golf clubs, golf clothes or just wanting to check out some golf gear online.

We haven’t updated our list of the top online golf stores in a while so we thought it was best to take another look at the best, authentic places to buy golf gear online in Australia.

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