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Handicapping system change

GOLF AUSTRALIA has announced an immediate change making it easier for golfers to retain an official Australian Men’s Handicap. Effective immediately, golfers now need only...

Golfing dehyration guide

Dehydration can be a major issue for Australian golfers in summer. Blow out scores on the back nine can be just one of the very much unwanted symptoms of failing to keep up adequate fluid intake. This article will give you information and simple tips on avoiding a drop in fluid levels that can seriously affect your concentration and performance. Merely waiting to drink till you feel thirsty is not the answer. By the time you are feeling thirsty on the course you are already experiencing the first symptoms of dehydration.

Australian PGA Seniors Championship

SYDNEY’S Noel Ratcliffe has taken the Polygiene Australian PGA Seniors Championship crown, finishing with a six stroke victory at Byron Bay Golf Club. The...

Australian Open Golf

SOUTH AFRICAN golfer Tim Clarke was tucking into a pie and chips when he suddenly realised he was involved in a sudden death play...

Pampling pointing the way at Royal Sydney

Rod Pampling points the way from the middle of a Royal Sydney fairway at the Australian Open. Mathew Goggin and his ball are embedded in the crowd at back and Peter Lonard knows the direction but not the distance.

Australian PGA Championship

FOR a delighted Geoff Ogilvy the witch is dead. The 2006 US Open winner and current highest ranked Australian golfer can no longer be badgered with questions about when he will win a major Australian golf tournament. Ogilvy expressed his utter relief after claiming his maiden win on home soil with a two-shot victory in the Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship on Sunday.

Golf Rules Quiz No 4

A PLAYER'S ball comes to rest on a cart path such that his nearest point of relief is behind the obstruction. He properly determines his point of relief and lifts and drops the ball in accordance with Rule 24-2b. The ball rolls and comes to rest nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief but not nearer the hole than where it originally lay on the path. What is the procedure? (a) The player must re-drop the ball. (b) The dropped ball is in play.

Changes for men’s “Super Senior” and women’s senior golf

More encouragement for top Australian male “Super Senior” Golfers (65+) and the introduction of a National Order of Merit for Australia's senior women amateur...