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Debut Senior PGA Championship win

AUSTRALIANS Greg Norman and Wayne Grady bombed out but American journeyman pro Michael Allen ended a 20 year wait to win the US Senior...

Golf Rules Quiz No 5

With the very windy weather of late, Golf Rules Quiz No 5 is very pertinent. John’s drive comes to rest on a steep slope through the green. Fearing that the ball may move, he does not address the ball (i.e. he does not ground the club) nor does he do anything else that might cause the ball to move. However, during his back swing the ball begins to move and he strikes the ball while it is in motion. What is the ruling?

Kiwis trounce Aussies in Trans Tasman Senior Championship

NEW ZEALAND has had a convincing win in the 2009 Trans Tasman Senior Championship played over two days at the Sanctuary Cove Golf Club. The...

Sign up for NSW Veteran Golfers Matchplay Championship

PLACES are still available for the NSW Veteran Golfers Association Matchplay Championship being played in the Illawarra from June 8 to 12. Tournament Director Dick...

Aussie pair get late call up to US Senior PGA Championship

AUSTRALIAN senior pro golfers Mike Harwood and David Merriman have received late invitations to the 70th US Senior PGA Championship being played at the...

Dick Farrant: A Moveable Feast of Veteran Golf in NSW

DICK FARRANT talks about his new job as President of the NSW Veteran Golfers Association and the smorgasbord of veteran golf available to the over 55’s in NSW. The NSWVGA currently oversees some 48 “Week of Golf” tournaments from the top to the bottom of NSW and way out west to Broken Hill. As much as possible, the tournaments are organised in geographic loops so competitors can be on the road for weeks at a time just going from vet event to vet event. There are currently some 10,000 participants a year.

Kiwis plunder Australian Senior Amateur Golf Championship

KIWI Rodney Barltrop has fired a sizzling final round 69 to take out the 2009 Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship at Bribie Island Golf...

2009 Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championhip underway

QUEENSLANDER Grahame MacDonald has taken advantage of a day of perfect weather from his home state to build a commanding three stroke lead heading...

Dick Farrant: a moveable feast of veteran golf in NSW

The new president of the NSW Veteran Golfers Association talks about his job and the smorgasbord of veteran golf available in NSW.

World’s Worst Avid Golfer Championship

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Australian golf to adopt US handicap system

AUSTRALIA has officially moved to adopt the US golf handicap system. The move was expected following the recent announcement of the adoption of the USGA...

Jackson wins Cobram-Barooga Senior playoff

VICTORIAN Michael Jackson has birdied the first playoff hole to down Ross Percy in a tight finish to the 2009 Cobram-Barooga Senior Open Championship....