Archive | July, 2008

NSW golfer Rick Oliver has won the Australian Senior Order of Merit with an exceptional year of consistent golf. Oliver posted an amazing record of 11 Top 10 finishes from 12 starts and takes the 2007-2008 title despite not winning an individual event.

Rick Oliver wins senior order of merit

NSW golfer Rick Oliver has won the Australian Senior Order of Merit with an exceptional year of consistent golf. Oliver posted an amazing record of 11 Top 10 finishes from 12 starts and takes the 2007-2008 title despite not winning an individual event.

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With his new bride watching from the sidelines at the British Open, an Old Grey Shark has captivated the sporting world - and inspired older golfers everywhere to keep on swinging

Shock! Horror! Life after 50

With his new bride watching from the sidelines at the British Open, an Old Grey Shark has captivated the sporting world – and inspired older golfers everywhere to keep on swinging

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On a miserable cold and wet day at Nudgee Golf Club, Queensland professional Neil Wall has taken out the 2008 Queensland Senior Open in a dramatic playoff against Kiwi Stuart Reese. The event also signalled the end of the Australian Amateur Senior Order of Merit.

Queensland Senior Open Golf

On a miserable cold and wet day at Nudgee Golf Club, Queensland professional Neil Wall has taken out the 2008 Queensland Senior Open in a dramatic playoff against Kiwi Stuart Reese. The event also signalled the end of the Australian Amateur Senior Order of Merit.

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The 2008 Queensland Mid Amateur Golf Championship will return to Caloundra’s Club Pelican in September and this year there will be a new division for the 44 to 54 age group. The Mid Amateur concept has proven increasingly popular since its inception in 2005, with one big factor the family friendly attitude.

Queensland Mid Amateur Golf

The 2008 Queensland Mid Amateur Golf Championship will return to Caloundra’s Club Pelican in September and this year there will be a new division for the 44 to 54 age group. The Mid Amateur concept has proven increasingly popular since its inception in 2005, with one big factor the family friendly attitude.

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We wrote about Greg Norman’s new lease of life back in May and he is certainly showing it at the British Open at Royal Birkdale.
As one television commentator untidily put it: “Norman has been up in Scotland practising with his new wife.”

Norman’s Open Honeymoon

We wrote about Greg Norman’s new lease of life back in May and he is certainly showing it at the British Open at Royal Birkdale. As one television commentator untidily put it: “Norman has been up in Scotland practising with his new wife.”

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NSW golfer Stefan Albinski is confirming his growing reputation as the best senior amateur golfer in Australia after defeating New Zealand's Rodney Barltrop in a playoff to win the 2008 Queensland Senior Amateur Championship at Bribie Island Golf Course.

Another Albinski senior golf win

NSW golfer Stefan Albinski is confirming his growing reputation as the best senior amateur golfer in Australia after defeating New Zealand’s Rodney Barltrop in a playoff to win the 2008 Queensland Senior Amateur Championship at Bribie Island Golf Course.

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With the 2008 Australian Veteran Golfers Union National Championships due to start in Adelaide in October, tropical Cairns has been chosen to host the event in August next year. Staged on two spectacular local courses, the Queensland event is sure to be a winner.

2009 national veteran golf championships for Cairns

With the 2008 Australian Veteran Golfers Union National Championships due to start in Adelaide in October, tropical Cairns has been chosen to host the event in August next year. Staged on two spectacular local courses, the Queensland event is sure to be a winner.

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Three legends of Australian golf, Rodger Davis, Bob Shearer and Brian Jones, are among 58 senior golf professionals set to compete in the Queensland Senior Open starting on Tuesday 22nd July at Nudgee Golf Club. They will be vying for a purse of $20,000.

Australian golf legends compete in Queensland

Three legends of Australian golf, Rodger Davis, Bob Shearer and Brian Jones, are among 58 senior golf professionals set to compete in the Queensland Senior Open starting on Tuesday 22nd July at Nudgee Golf Club. They will be vying for a purse of $20,000.

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On a steep, fast green a player putts the ball above the hole.  The player marks, lifts and cleans the ball and replaces the ball.  Then, before the marker was lifted, the ball rolls off the green.  What is the ruling?
a)  The player may replace the ball at the marked position.

b)   The player must play the ball as it lies

Rules Quiz No 2

On a steep, fast green a player putts the ball above the hole. The player marks, lifts and cleans the ball and replaces the ball. Then, before the marker was lifted, the ball rolls off the green. What is the ruling? a) The player may replace the ball at the marked position. b) The player […]

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The big three golf tournaments in Australia - the Australian Masters, Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship and Australian Open - will round out the year in style.
The PGA of Australia has just released the Australasian Tour Tournament Schedule covering eight events beginning in October.

Australian golf tour schedule

The big three golf tournaments in Australia – the Australian Masters, Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship and Australian Open – will round out the year in style. The PGA of Australia has just released the Australasian Tour Tournament Schedule covering eight events beginning in October.

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