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Albinski Claims 2009 WA Amateur Title

Australian Senior Amateur Champion Stefan Albinski has taken out the 2009 WA Senior Championship with another outstanding come from behind win. The Mona Vale golfer...

The First Move Down

In Part 5 of our Full Golf Swing Fundamendals series Bobby Eldridge, Head Teaching Professional at PurePoint Golf, says the secret to the golf swing is the first move down from the top of the backswing. Eldridge says the important factor in generating clubhead spead is not in how fast you can pull the grip end of the golf club down, but in generating width with the right arm on its journey back to the golf ball.

Crazy Phil Mickelson No 1?

THE spectre is looming of Crazy Phil Mickelson unseating Tiger Woods as the world's top-ranking golfer for the first time in his career. Crazy Phil...

The Top of the Backswing

Part Four of our series on Full Golf Swing Fundamentals focuses on the all important move to the top of the backswing. As the golf club leaves the 9:00 position, it has to continue on the arc until you reach the top of the backswing. There are a number of moving parts that must be in place during this journey. First and foremost the right shoulder must continue to turn.

Australia Adopts USGA Course Rating System

GOLF Australia has announced Australia will adopt the United States Golf Association Course Rating System. In a major announcement, the Golf Australia board also said...

2009 Senior Men’s Trans Tasman

THE Kiwis are hoping for big things this year when they take on Australia for the 2009 Senior Men's Trans Tasman golf title to be played at Sanctuary Cove in May. This will be the third year the now annual Ryder and President’s Cup format event has been held and Australia has won the first two. Writing on the AUSOOM website, three-time Australian representative Denis Dale says the 2009 contest should be very close. “The Kiwis are much better prepared and this time have used selection trials to ensure a high quality side,” Dale says.

Sir Bob still belting it out at 73

LEGENDARY Kiwi golfer Sir Bob Charles will turn 73 during the running of the New Zealand Open this Saturday but the World Golf Hall of Famer hasn’t been talking up his chances of making his second cut in a row at the event. Charles turned the competition on its ear last time, finishing T23, twice shooting better than his age, coming home third best Kiwi and becoming the oldest player in history to make the cut at a major PGA Tour event. With a sudden cold snap plummeting temperatures and bringing snow and soggy conditions to New Zealand’s south island, Charles didn’t fancy the effect it would have on his circulation or his run off the tee.

The Grip

When you pick up a golf club your hands are the only part of your body that touch the club. For many years the hands (grip) have often been referred to as the steering wheel of the golf swing. Bobby Eldridge, Head Teaching Professional at PurePoint Golf, believes this could not be more true. Gripping the golf club correctly, he says, makes playing this game a much better experience. Part of the ongoing Golf Swing Fundamentals Series.

Third in a row for Banks at the NSW Senior Amateur

ACT golfer Bill Banks has won the NSW Senior Amateur Championship with a one shot victory over Denis Dale.

Top 10 Golf Balls

ACCORDING to the latest rankings, five out of the top ten players on the US Tour use Titleist golf balls. That might give Titleist, who have just released their new Pro V1 model 2009 range, something to crow about. But then again, not one of the world’s top three golfers use them. So there is a choice out there. The chief stand out is of course a man named Tiger Woods, who you can’t have missed using Nike One Platinum balls.

Albinski takes 2009 Tasmanian Senior Amateur

AUSTRALIA’S leading senior amateur golfer, Stefan Albinski, has again shown his class in a come from behind win to take the 2009 Tasmanian Senior Amateur Championship. After starting with a seven over par 78, Albinski snatched the title from a string of hopefuls with two final sub par rounds (69-70). Keen observers are already likening the Sydney golfer to Tiger Woods, in that he seems to be able to pull out whatever it takes to win a title. On the final hole at the Mowbray Golf Course when a birdie three was needed to clinch victory, Albinski played his second shot from under the trees to six inches from the hole.