Thursday, August 13, 2020

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The 2020 NSW Super Senior Pennant season is underway with initial interclub divisional rounds being played from August and organisers hoping the Finals Series can commence from late September.Due to Covid-19 organisers were originally forced to cancel the 10th Annual NSW Super Senior Championship scheduled for May but in late June the committee gave the go-ahead for the pennant rounds to be played from August 3.
IT’S US PGA Championship week so what could possibly be better than getting “One Tip That Will Change Your Chipping FOREVER!” from a PGA Pro? Getting that same tip from two PGA Pro’s at once of course.
GOLF AUSTRALIA has announced some major changes to its national amateur events in a move that may ruffle some feathers but is ultimately seen as beneficial on many levels. The Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship and the Australian Women's Senior Amateur Championship are two of the events affected with Golf Australia (GA) saying they will be played concurrently at the same venue from 2021. The move will mean a reduction in field size for both events and end the long held tradition in the women’s championship of the early rounds being played as strokeplay qualifying with the winner decided in final round elimination matchplay.    

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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.

Ken and Darryl’s golf book reviews: June 2020. Nick O’Hern’s Tour Mentality; Hogan, Snead, Nelson, Tom Morris & more

We continue with our series of golf book reviews from top Australian senior amateur golfers Ken Brewer and Darryl Hearsch. Ken looks at three books focusing on the fascinating beginnings of professional golf while Darryl suggests a look inside Nick O’Hern’s Tour Mentality could do wonders for your mental game

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

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Equipment

TaylorMade Truss TB1 putter: Dustin Johnson swears by them – at least for this week

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

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Garmin Approach S20 GPS golf watch: Review

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Instruction

The Secret to Creating Effortless Power for Senior Golfers!

WHAT with bushfires and Covid and the rest there's been lots of tension around in 2020. That sort of ongoing tension is more than understandable but one place there shouldn't be tension is in the golf swing. In this new golf tips video US PGA Professional Jess Frank says tension is the one of the biggest destroyers of power of the golf swing. Frank offers some simple advice to help senior golfers hit the ball higher, farther and straighter than ever before.

Hooking or slicing your driver? You need to ‘feel’ your swing for a dramatic improvement

CONSISTENTLY hooking or slicing the ball when you are trying to enjoy a round - or a lifetime - of golf can be a real bummer. Here top English golf coach Danny Maude explains the importance of "feeling and experiencing" what you are actually doing in your golf swing to help you to start hitting those drives straighter and longer.

Pro vs Amateur: Golf Swing hip rotation comparison video

THIS is a fascinating new golf swing instruction video - as long as you're not threatened by the sight a a man's bottom cheeks pressed against a window pane. It's part of a series from Athletic Motion Golf demonstrating the difference between pro and amateur golf swings, and how the latter can begin narrowing the gap. In it we see "John",  a 50-something golfer with a single digit handicap who says he has a scratch marker short game but a double digit long game. "John" presents to AMG for help, saying he knows a big problem with his swing is thrusting his hips toward the golf ball in the downswing but has given up trying to fix that common fault.

Travel and Courses

Go Golfing’s Bushfire Recovery Golf Tour

Go Golfing Travel, one of Australia’s biggest and most awarded golf travel companies, has just launched a new golf tour aimed at supporting New South Wales communities ravaged by bushfires that struck the region over the Christmas/New Year period. Vast areas of the New South Wales' south coast were scorched by the fires, which severely impacted not only residents but the many tourism dependent businesses in the region, including golf courses and resorts. Peter McCarthy, owner of Go Golfing Travel, made a commitment to help the bushfire affected communities back in January and after some initial fundraising and cash donations has now announced the company's Bushfire Recovery Golf Tour.

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.

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Go Golfing’s Bushfire Recovery Golf Tour

Go Golfing Travel, one of Australia’s biggest and most awarded golf travel companies, has just launched a new golf tour aimed at supporting New South Wales communities ravaged by bushfires that struck the region over the Christmas/New Year period. Vast areas of the New South Wales' south coast were scorched by the fires, which severely impacted not only residents but the many tourism dependent businesses in the region, including golf courses and resorts. Peter McCarthy, owner of Go Golfing Travel, made a commitment to help the bushfire affected communities back in January and after some initial fundraising and cash donations has now announced the company's Bushfire Recovery Golf Tour.

Australian golf courses playing a significant role in environmental protection

AUSTRALIAN golfers may be well aware of the personal benefits of playing the game in terms of personal wellbeing and social connectivity but a new industry report shines a light on the significant role golf courses play in helping protect the environment.Golf: Benefits to the Environment – a document released today by the Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC), highlights the range of unique ways that Australia’s golf courses contribute to the conservation and management of our natural resources. It is hoped by some the report will be a significant tool in helping sway community augments about the many ongoing benefits of retaining golf courses in local communities.

Virtual “Open for the Ages” final round a delight: Watch it!

WE weren’t sure how the R&A’s “Open for the Ages” virtual final round broadcast was going to pan out as a modern viewing event but the innovative attempt at filling the void left by the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the Open Championship turned out to be strangely engrossing. You only had to “suspend disbelief” (as they say in the movie business) just a little to be fully engrossed in the three hour dramatic splicing together of legendary players past and present as they battled for the Claret Jug at St Andrews.

Can golf save women’s lives? Uni researchers seeking women aged 35-65 to help with study

By Golf Australia. We all know sport – from golf or cycling through to footy or netball – is good for our health. But University of Southern Queensland researchers are going a step further to examine whether playing sport can protect menopausal women against mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety – and the tragic outcomes often associated.

What I’ll Miss About The Open: Christopher Vogt

The COVID 19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 2020 Open Championship at Royal St Georges in Kent, England. The 149th staging of the event will now take place next year, all being well. But for now, Christopher Vogt laments the gaping hole in golf’s calendar…

Golf to remain open in Melbourne despite new lockdowns

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Hooking or slicing your driver? You need to ‘feel’ your swing for a dramatic improvement

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R&A to fill 2020 Open Championship void with virtual “Open for the Ages” broadcast

The R&A is inviting golf fans around the world to take part in a very special celebration of golf’s original championship following the cancellation of The Open this year. ‘The Open for The Ages’ will bring together many of golf’s greatest champions for the first time to compete against each other over the Old Course at St Andrews in a compelling and innovative three-hour broadcast production.

Mike Richards – 60 years of top level amateur golf in South Australia

By Ken Brown. Mike Richards has played a leading role in South Australian amateur golf for the past 60 years. Mike Richards career highlights include beating Rodger Davis in matchplay and caddying for the late great Peter Thomson

Australian senior amateur golf reboots: July 2020 wrap

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Everyone knows a “Ron” at their local golf course

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TaylorMade Truss TB1 putter: Dustin Johnson swears by them – at least for this week

DUSTIN JOHNSON seems to change putters only a little less often than he changes socks but the TaylorMade Truss TB1 he used to secure...