Who should represent golf at the 2016 Olympics?

THE latest issue of the online quarterly magazine Golf Industry Central raises the thorny issue of which players should be able to represent their countries in golf at the 2016 Olympics.

It was an incredible milestone for the game internationally this year when golf was added to the mix for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

But the big question is, should the field be restricted to the world’s elite professionals, or is it an opportunity to put some unknown amateur talent in the spotlight – a la Eddie the Eagle.

In the Summer Edition of GIC magazine, Brisbane based  US PGA Member Grant Garrison gives an insight into some great players in Bhutan that dream of playing in the Olympics but may never realise their potential due to an pending decision by the International Golf Federation.

Also in the issue Jeff Blunden gives a detailed report on the state of junior golf in Australia and there are updates on some of the newest courses to open in Australia – Barnbougle Lost Farm and Kalgoorlie.

There’s a whole lot more in the 26 page mag and you can access it for free here.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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