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NOT surprisingly the very popular annual Over Eighty Australian Golf Championships for Men and Women was another covid casualty in 2020 but organisers are excited to announce the Harrington Waters Golf Club event is back on the menu this year. What will be the 5th running of this unique tournament is scheduled for the stunning Mid-North Coast of New South Wales golf course from 27th to 29th April 2021.
The Western Sydney Region Veteran Golfers Association held its first Inter-Club event for 2021 recently at Wallacia Country Club and after a 15 month covid-related layoff even drenching rain couldn’t dim the spirits of participants.
AUSTRALIA’S golfers are blessed that the vast majority of the country’s 1,500-plus golf courses welcome non-member visitors. Golf Australia magazine recently announced its biennial ranking of the best of the best Public Access Courses.

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Entries open for 2021 Over 80’s Australian Golf Championships

NOT surprisingly the very popular annual Over Eighty Australian Golf Championships for Men and Women was another covid casualty in 2020 but organisers are excited to announce the Harrington Waters Golf Club event is back on the menu this year. What will be the 5th running of this unique tournament is scheduled for the stunning Mid-North Coast of New South Wales golf course from 27th to 29th April 2021.

Western Sydney vets inter-club back in action at last – but to a very wet welcome

The Western Sydney Region Veteran Golfers Association held its first Inter-Club event for 2021 recently at Wallacia Country Club and after a 15 month covid-related layoff even drenching rain couldn’t dim the spirits of participants.

Australian Senior Amateur Golfing Wrap: February 2021

Darryl Hearsch wraps up the the latest Australian senior amateur golfing news from around the country, including a hard fought battle for the 2021 Tasmanian Senior Amateur title.

A wonderful video about a 95 year old man playing his very last round of golf

AFTER 52 years as a member of The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide local man Kevin Kerin realised it was time to give up golf. Filmmaker Stuart Kerr was there to document the bittersweet final afternoon of golf for the 95 year old as he gave his lifelong perspective on golf, and how he was drawing the relationship to a close. The short film has clearly touched many golfers; with one YouTube viewer commenting: "Just realized that I am more overwhelmed by the idea of my final round than I am of dying."

“DO NOT TURN YOUR SHOULDERS” Golf Swing Video: What the….???

UK PGA 'Advanced Professional' Steve Johnston admits that being told not to turn your shoulders in the golf swing is not something you hear very often. Johnson readily suspects that golfers everywhere might think he has lost the plot... and you can't explain it all away by the fact that he is Scottish (Aren't they supposed to know how to do it?).There might be a bit of semantics involved here, but Johnson delivers a very effective message of what should really be powering rotation in the swing.

63 year old golfing legend Gene Sarazen’s ‘secret’ to keeping his swing ‘young and healthy’

WE loved this recent rediscovery of some well-aged advice from golfing great Gene Sarazen on ‘What makes a good senior golfer?’ Back in 1965 the seven time major winner and then 63 year old penned a two page article for GOLF Magazine explaining how he managed to continue to play so well.  “I will let you in on a small secret,” Sarazen revealed.

Australia’s Top 100 Public Access Golf Courses: 2021 Ranking

AUSTRALIA’S golfers are blessed that the vast majority of the country’s 1,500-plus golf courses welcome non-member visitors. Golf Australia magazine recently announced its biennial ranking of the best of the best Public Access Courses.

Larry and Lappy: Golfing buddies to the very last byte

By Larry Canning. I’ve just had one of those sad experiences where I was left on a barstool, having a schooner all by myself. I tried to look like I was busy on my phone and totally not there for the customary “afternoon beer with a mate at the local”.

THE MATTER OF MARGIE MASTERS

Margie Masters is known as a pioneer of Australian women’s professional golf but there’s a lot more to her than just that. She speaks about her life in golf to KAREN HARDING.

Virtual women’s pennant comp a real game changer

THE Goulburn Murray Golf Association (GMGA) has come up with an already award-winning “Women’s Virtual Pennant” concept designed to circumvent the pandemic and allow...

Entries open for the 2021 NSW Veteran Matchplay Championship at Port Stephens

THE NSW Veteran Golfers Association MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS will be played from Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June 2021 at Nelson Bay, Pacific Dunes and Horizons golf clubs in what is again expected to be a great week of fun competitive golf.

2021 Australian Senior Amateur Golf: How, When and Where to Play

Top senior amateur golfer Darryl Hearsch wraps up the latest events on the Australian senior amateur circuit and lays out all the opportunities available for senior golfers on what will hopefully be a much more positive year