Australian Senior Golfer
WELCOME to Australian Senior Golfer, an online magazine and website providing golf news, information, entertainment and resources for golfers aged 45 plus.
ASG was established in April 2008 and from the outset our vision was not just to provide news and information about older golfers and associated issues, but resources of interest to older golfers – and that just about pans out to be news and information on all things golf.
So we bring you all the latest golf news, views, golf equipment, golf tips, instruction, golf travel, special features and information and over time have built into a valuable online golf resource. There’s a lot of information on this site built up over the years if you just drill down a little.
Whilst we have content of interest to all golfers, we of course have a particular slant towards information and resources for “older” golfers. We don’t want to set any age barriers or limits, but we’ve set the arbitrary mark in the mid 40’s – whenever it is your body starts telling you it is time to start taking special consideration of it. But also, whenever it is you realise life is short and it is time to make the most of it and enjoy it as much as possible.
We are not just interested in golf clubs with senior flex shafts or so called “senior’s golf balls”, we want the latest drivers, irons and the best balls we can afford. But we are interested in things like health and fitness, adapting your golf swing as you get older, golf travel and lifestyle. One day we hope to have an article entitled “How to get the perfect golf swing in one easy lesson”. Until then, we’ll just have to concentrate on how to continually improve our golf swings pre-mortem.
As well as the usual pro tour stories, we pay particular attention to elite professional and amateur senior golf, and to all those average (and not so average) older golfers who participate in veterans golf tournaments and events.
Older golfer community
We particularly want to encourage participation and interaction from readers and to establish a real “community” here.
To that end we have a new Australian Senior Golfer Golf Forum where mature golfers can get together and exchange views, information, recommendations …. whatever they please really.
ASG also provides the facility for readers to comment on all individual articles and posts by just clicking on the links at the bottom.
About the Editor
Australian Senior Golfer was founded by Brian O’Hare, a former Sydney journalist with worldwide reporting experience who is now an avid “older” golfer.
Brian only started playing golf as a 49 (and a half) year old but the game and the rich culture and tradition that surrounds it has now become a personal and professional passion that has just about overtaken his life.
Now a member of the Australian Golf Writers Association, establishing ASG has led to innumerable treasured experiences, including being part of the official working media at many big events including the 2011 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne, 2016 World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath, every Australian Open since 2008, a couple of Australian Masters, a couple of Australian Women’s Opens and a number of Australian PGA Legends Tour events.
As well as meeting some of the biggest names in the sport – the Adam Scott’s, Tiger Woods’s, Tom Watson’s – it has also been a great pleasure to spend some time get to know some of the countless fellow “ordinary” people involved in a game we all love.
We are particularly enjoying what we hope is now an ongoing annual ritual of attending the Australian Veteran Golfers Union National Championship at it rotates around the States and Territories. We began at the 2012 championship on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, followed up with the 2013 event in Canberra, the 2014 event in south western Western Australia, 2015 in Darwin and 2016 in the Adelaide Hills. In 2017 it should be great fun on the Gold Coast. Hopefully, we’ll still be around and still swinging golf clubs when the event rolls back into Victoria after traversing the nation at the end of the decade.
To discuss advertising, sponsorship, editorial contributions or to provide news, views or get your event, tournament, week of golf, product or service publicised contact us at:
Australian Senior Golfer postal address: PO Box 4400 Shellharbour NSW Australia 2529.
How To Navigate and Search This Site
There are a number of ways to navigate this site and to search for articles on particular topics.
Across the top of every page are links to permanent pages, including About, Golf Books, Veterans Golf, Advertise and Links.
Under the main title are Categories such as All the News, Events, Equipment etc. Click on these to see all stories in the category or hover your mouse on these and many will also display Sub Categories.
For example in the “Events” Category click on that heading for all articles in that section or click on the Sub Category “PGA Legends Tour” to see just articles concerning the Legends Tour.
Wherever you see “Tags” listed such as “Adam Scott” or “golf balls” click on the tag to see all articles assigned with that “tag”. So for example, click on the “Tiger Woods” tag to see all articles where Woods is the main focus. The stories display from the most recent at the top, back through the archives.
In the sidebar is a tab box. Click on the Subscribe, Latest Stories, Comments, Tags tabs to see those entries.
Search the ASG site
1. The Google Search Bar in the sidebar provides a custom search of all articles on the ASG site. Results are displayed in the normal Google manner.
2. The Keyword Search Bar at the top right of the site will return stories in full on the subject searched, with the latest on top.