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Golf, James Golf

Actor Sean Connery, the original and best James Bond, has revealed that preparing for the movie Goldfinger led to his lifelong passion for golf. In his just released memoir, Connery says he came to see golf as a metaphor for living, that it greatly enhanced his life and was the nearest he ever came to having a religion.

Billy McWilliam a golfing great

Billy McWilliam was one of Australia's most famous golf coaches and when he passed away this week he left a legacy that had touched golfing careers going back to the likes of a young Greg Norman and stretched to more recently guiding Sarah Kemp on the path to LPGA success. He was still an active coach well into his 80's.

Tiger Woods Walks on Water

Many people have long suspected Tiger Woods could walk on water and now there is a video to "prove" it. The first look at a long-rumoured "Jesus Shot" has been posted on YouTube, showing Woods hitting a wedge from the middle of a water hazard. Problem is, he does break Rule 13-4 in the process.

Golf Rules Quiz No 3

Tony and Joe are playing a course that is wet and muddy. Both have played their second shots to just short of the green. Joe is away by a few centimetres. Tony, thinking his ball will interfere with Joe's play, marks, lifts and puts it in his pocket so he can hold an umbrella and his clubs.

Your 5 minute golf warm-up

Your dodgy knee mightn’t make the headlines but this quick routine developed by physiotherapist Ramsey McMaster is designed to build up “feel” in your swing– and may also help prevent injury. ## New video added

Ramsay McMaster Golf Fitness

Australian Senior Golfer is teaming with Ramsay McMaster, a leading authority on golf and the body, to publish a series of articles on golf fitness, particularly relating to older golfers. Ramsay, founder of the Melbourne Golf Injury Clinic, is a golf physiotherapist who has worked with countless average golfers, with top tour pros and coaches and with PGA's around the world.

An Irish tiger

Padraig Harrington has come from nowhere to win the US PGA Championship and end Europe's 78 year drought in the event. It was Harrignton's second major on the trot and he's won three of the last six majors. Aaron Baddeley was the best placed Australian

The Golfer’s Mind

Ten mental game goals for your next round of golf from the renowned golf psychologist Dr Bob Rotella. CLICK HERE

Appleby in form

Stuart Appleby is back in form ahead of the US PGA Championship, Greg Norman posted his third top five finish with a fourth at the US Senior Open and Aussie Peter Lonard is feeling his age, but he did manage to pocket $200,000 for a sixth placing at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. News Roundup.

Big savings on golf books

I have just sourced some new software through the Australian Senior Golfer Bookshop and was more than pleasantly surprised at the big saving involved. The purchase prompted me to do some price comparisons with major retailers that confirmed the great prices on the huge selection of new and used golf books available in the ASG Bookshop.

Greg Norman to take on old nemesis Augusta National

Veteran golfer Greg Norman is odds on to resume his troubled relationship with the US Masters next year. Norman, playing in his third tournament on the trot this week and with his competitive juices flowing, will also play in Perth and is in the sights of Australian Open organisers.