Thursday, June 4, 2020

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TOO much golf is never enough and while courses have now reopened across Australia a new avenue for even more golf will be available in August with a new PGA Tour based golf simulation game slated to be released. The new release, labelled PGA TOUR 2K21, is touted "the most authentic golf simulation experience ever" and the details and specs just announced certainly look interesting.
Top senior golfers Ken Brewer and Darryl Hearsch keep their golfing instincts honed with their latest round of golf book reviews and recommendations.
The ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia will endeavour to recapture golf’s golden years in this country with a reimagined tournament schedule that will see the tour in full swing from October and culminate with the crowning of the Order of Merit winner in March.   The restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic has brought about significant disruption to the 2020 schedule but in order to play a full complement of events the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia will extend the season until March 2021, a format that will become the norm moving forward.

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Veteran Golf

A Guide To Veteran Golf Around Australia

This guide gives a state by state overview of veteran golf in Australia. For the latest veteran golf news and events see postings in the Events/Veteran Golf category. VETERANS...

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Concourse CBM3 Power Buggy, Smart Wheels Series 2: Review

CONCOURSE GOLF has certainly come a long way in a comparatively short time. Not only have their individual products like the renowned Smart Wheels quickly matured, but the range of offerings has also greatly expanded.

Book reviews by some of our top senior golfers: The Greatest Game Everplayed, The Grand Slam, Preferred Lies, Four Days in July & more

WITH so much of our outdoor activities curtailed in these days of coronavirus some of our top senior golfers have taken the opportunity to whip up some reviews and recommendations for a range of leading golf books. To open his account leading senior amateur golfer Ken Brewer has reviewed three works by Mark Frost while regular contributor Darryl Hearsch looks at Four Days in July, the story of Tom Watson’s incredible performance at the 2009 Open Championship and also the popular Preferred Lies.

IM4 Single Seat Golf Buggy: a top choice for older golfers

OLDER golfers needing a bit of motorised assistance around the course have a number of options but one that should not be overlooked is...

Equipment

Alien Pros Golf Overgrips Review: Liven up your game with these great feeling, functional, low cost golf club grips

THEY reckon one of the quickest ways to revamp a “tired” set of golf clubs is to fit new grips. Traditionally, that meant a trip...

MGI Zip Electric Buggy Series: 25th Anniversary Edition Zip Navigator

THE latest MGI Zip electric golf buggy series has been marketed very successfully for some months now as we write this but the Australian owned company is stepping up celebrations of its 25th anniversary year with the release of a special limited edition of its top selling Zip Navigator.

Garmin Approach S20 GPS golf watch: Review

Review by Brian O'Hare. I’VE got to state right at the outset that after six weeks of using the Garmin Approach S20 I’m totally won...

Instruction

Easiest Swing For Senior Golfers

WITH golf back on the agenda for many in Australia now it's probably a great time to be talking about "Freedom", specifically freeing the hips in the golf swing. This new and timely video from top UK golf coach Alistair Davies is all about advising older golfers how they should move their hips in order to maximise speed and "hit the best shots they possibly can".

Five of the best golf drills you can do at home: without breaking the chandeliers

Depending on your location, being allowed to practice and play on an actual golf course may be becoming a lot more accessible (knock on wood) to many, but having some handy golf drills that you can do at home at any time aimed at improving all areas of your game will always come in handy. Here top UK PGA Professional Danny Maude has assembled a “five of the best” home golf drills video to help improve all areas of your game. Maude, starts with some putting drills on the loungeroom carpet, a golf location I am personally very well acquainted with.

The Best Senior Golf Swing for Elite Level Play and Competition

Wayne DeFrancesco has an impressive record as both  a golf player and teacher so when the 62 year old talks about the senior golf swing you’ve got to suspect he knows what he is talking about. DeFrancesco has played in 8 majors, 3 of them senior majors, and in this video talks about the personal swing he has developed that has allowed him – a self-confessed “kind of a beat up senior golfer” – to keep playing at an elite level.

Travel and Courses

Larry Canning: What’s the scariest golf hole you have ever played… without laughing?

By Larry Canning. ONE of my millions of twitter followers and respected golf photographer, Adrian Logue, recently sparked a timely “sitting at home in front of computer” conversation by asking the question “what’s the scariest hole you ever played?” It’s a great question and one that had me thinking long and hard.

2020 NSW Veteran Matchplay Championship in Nelson Bay hopefully to be played in December

THE 2020 Latitude One NSW Veteran Golfers Association (NSWVGA) Matchplay Championship had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak but will now hopefully be able to be staged in December at its planned new venue in Port Stephens. With the proviso that the Coronavirus situation has been completely resolved by then [and here's hoping we all ride out the storm in as good a shape as possible], the tournament will be played the week of 7 - 11 December 2020.

Australia’s Top 100 Golf Courses Revealed: Golf Digest 2020 Rankings

GOLF DIGEST has just released its biennial rankings of Australia's top golf courses and as usual the list provides plenty to talk about. Star of the 2019 Presidents Cup (in composite form) Royal Melbourne West  continues to rule the roost (just), but three Tasmanian courses loom large in the Top 10, the Packer family’s private masterpiece Ellerston remains among the elite (despite a slight slip), while Clive's Palmer Resort Coolum has recovered from its dinosaur dramas to return to the fold.enty to talk about.

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Five of the best golf drills you can do at home: without breaking the chandeliers

Depending on your location, being allowed to practice and play on an actual golf course may be becoming a lot more accessible (knock on wood) to many, but having some handy golf drills that you can do at home at any time aimed at improving all areas of your game will always come in handy. Here top UK PGA Professional Danny Maude has assembled a “five of the best” home golf drills video to help improve all areas of your game. Maude, starts with some putting drills on the loungeroom carpet, a golf location I am personally very well acquainted with.

Book reviews by some of our top senior golfers: The Greatest Game Everplayed, The Grand Slam, Preferred Lies, Four Days in July & more

WITH so much of our outdoor activities curtailed in these days of coronavirus some of our top senior golfers have taken the opportunity to whip up some reviews and recommendations for a range of leading golf books. To open his account leading senior amateur golfer Ken Brewer has reviewed three works by Mark Frost while regular contributor Darryl Hearsch looks at Four Days in July, the story of Tom Watson’s incredible performance at the 2009 Open Championship and also the popular Preferred Lies.

Larry Canning: What’s the scariest golf hole you have ever played… without laughing?

By Larry Canning. ONE of my millions of twitter followers and respected golf photographer, Adrian Logue, recently sparked a timely “sitting at home in front of computer” conversation by asking the question “what’s the scariest hole you ever played?” It’s a great question and one that had me thinking long and hard.

2020 NSW Veteran Matchplay Championship in Nelson Bay hopefully to be played in December

THE 2020 Latitude One NSW Veteran Golfers Association (NSWVGA) Matchplay Championship had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak but will now hopefully be able to be staged in December at its planned new venue in Port Stephens. With the proviso that the Coronavirus situation has been completely resolved by then [and here's hoping we all ride out the storm in as good a shape as possible], the tournament will be played the week of 7 - 11 December 2020.

Larry Canning: I did but see that golf swing passing by…

By Larry Canning. THERE'S not many things I like better than watching a beautiful looking golf swing. That actually sounds quite sad doesn’t it? I guess when you’re my age priorities change… maybe?… Nah, it still sounds bloody sad. I guess when you’re my age priorities change… maybe?… Nah, it still sounds bloody sad. Anyway I’d like to share my thoughts on some of the best swings I’ve seen in my 40 years as a Pro.

Senior/Veteran Golf and Covid-19

LIKE all areas of our current daily lives the Covid-19 coronavirus has had a big impact on the golfing world. Tournaments and competitions large and small around the world have been postponed or cancelled while many events scheduled for later in the year remain in limbo. The US Masters has been postponed till, hopefully, November while the R&A have decided to cancel the 2020 Open Championship entirely. The Open is now scheduled to next be played at Royal St George’s in July 2021. As we type this (nearing the end of April) the US PGA Tour, European Tour and others are still working on their schedules going forward. Needless to say, the veteran and senior golfing scene in Australia – where the participants are often in the most Covid-19 vulnerable age groupings – has been severely affected. We’ve been updating information about the general situation, individual events (particularly some we have individually publicised and promoted in the recent past) and provided links where readers can access further information.

Australian Senior Amateur Golfing Wrap: March 2020

Darryl Hearsch wraps up all the latest senior amateur golfing action from around the country, including great wins by Tammy Hall and Robbie Berne at the Tasmanian Senior Masters, and "Mr 58"  Shane Floyd goes ultra low in Sydney.

2020 Dan Cullen Trophy: Hickory events postponed

Update: Due to the Covid 19 virus situation this event and a number of other hickory shafted golf club events organised by the Australian...

The Best Senior Golf Swing for Elite Level Play and Competition

Wayne DeFrancesco has an impressive record as both  a golf player and teacher so when the 62 year old talks about the senior golf swing you’ve got to suspect he knows what he is talking about. DeFrancesco has played in 8 majors, 3 of them senior majors, and in this video talks about the personal swing he has developed that has allowed him – a self-confessed “kind of a beat up senior golfer” – to keep playing at an elite level.

Vale renowned golf course designer Michael Wolveridge

THE golf world has lost renowned golf course designer and former US Tour player Michael Wolveridge, who has died at the age of 82.

2020 Blue Mountains Veteran Week of Golf a winner: Photo Gallery

The Blue Mountains Veteran Golfers Association hosted the 37th Annual Week of Golf from 24th-28th February, playing the three rounds of the championship at Leura Golf Club, Wentworth Falls Country Club, Lithgow Golf Club over three days, followed by a 2BBB at Blackheath Golf Club on the final day of action.

2020 NSW Super Senior Golf Championship: Likely to be postponed

ENTRIES are now open for the 10th annual NSW Super Senior Championship to be played on the state’s central coast on Monday, May 4th.