Archive | May, 2009

Debut Senior PGA Championship win

Debut Senior PGA Championship win

AUSTRALIANS Greg Norman and Wayne Grady bombed out but American journeyman pro Michael Allen ended a 20 year wait to win the US Senior PGA Championship in Beechwood, Ohio on the weekend. Allen has never won in two decades on the PGA Tour but managed two late birdies to shoot a three under 67 and […]

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With the very windy weather of late, Golf Rules Quiz No 5 is very pertinent.

John’s drive comes to rest on a steep slope through the green. Fearing that the ball may move, he does not address the ball (i.e. he does not ground the club) nor does he do anything else that might cause the ball to move. However, during his back swing the ball begins to move and he strikes the ball while it is in motion.

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Golf Rules Quiz No 5

With the very windy weather of late, Golf Rules Quiz No 5 is very pertinent. John’s drive comes to rest on a steep slope through the green. Fearing that the ball may move, he does not address the ball (i.e. he does not ground the club) nor does he do anything else that might cause […]

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Kiwis trounce Aussies in Trans Tasman Senior Championship

Kiwis trounce Aussies in Trans Tasman Senior Championship

NEW ZEALAND has had a convincing win in the 2009 Trans Tasman Senior Championship played over two days at the Sanctuary Cove Golf Club. The Kiwis won the singles matches 9-3 and including the Fourball and Foursome events the overall result was 16 to 8. It was the third time the event had been staged […]

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Sign up for NSW Veteran Golfers Matchplay Championship

Sign up for NSW Veteran Golfers Matchplay Championship

PLACES are still available for the NSW Veteran Golfers Association Matchplay Championship being played in the Illawarra from June 8 to 12. Tournament Director Dick Farrant says numbers are already up on the very successful event held in the Illawarra for the first time last year but there are still spots for both men and […]

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Aussie pair get late call up to US Senior PGA Championship

Aussie pair get late call up to US Senior PGA Championship

AUSTRALIAN senior pro golfers Mike Harwood and David Merriman have received late invitations to the 70th US Senior PGA Championship being played at the Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland Ohio this week. They will join fellow Australians Greg Norman and 1990 US PGA champion Wayne Grady in a field including defending champion, American Jay Haas. […]

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DICK FARRANT talks about his new job as President of the NSW Veteran Golfers Association and the smorgasbord of veteran golf available to the over 55’s in NSW. 
The NSWVGA currently oversees some 48 “Week of Golf” tournaments from the top to the bottom of NSW and way out west to Broken Hill.
As much as possible, the tournaments are organised in geographic loops so competitors can be on the road for weeks at a time just going from vet event to vet event.  There are currently some 10,000 participants a year.

Dick Farrant: A Moveable Feast of Veteran Golf in NSW

DICK FARRANT talks about his new job as President of the NSW Veteran Golfers Association and the smorgasbord of veteran golf available to the over 55’s in NSW. The NSWVGA currently oversees some 48 “Week of Golf” tournaments from the top to the bottom of NSW and way out west to Broken Hill. As much […]

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Kiwis plunder Australian Senior Amateur Golf Championship

Kiwis plunder Australian Senior Amateur Golf Championship

KIWI Rodney Barltrop has fired a sizzling final round 69 to take out the 2009 Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship at Bribie Island Golf Club. It was the third Australian seniors championship win for Barltrop, who began the third and final round three strokes behind overnight leader Grahame MacDonald from Queensland. Whilst Barltrop shot three […]

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2009 Australian Men's Senior Amateur Championhip underway

2009 Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championhip underway

QUEENSLANDER Grahame MacDonald has taken advantage of a day of perfect weather from his home state to build a commanding three stroke lead heading into the final round of the Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship at Bribie Island Golf Club. The overnight joint leader revelled in the sunshine and shot a solid second round even-par […]

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The new president of the NSW Veteran Golfers Association talks about his job and the smorgasbord of veteran golf available in NSW.

Dick Farrant: a moveable feast of veteran golf in NSW

The new president of the NSW Veteran Golfers Association talks about his job and the smorgasbord of veteran golf available in NSW.

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