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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.    
DEVELOPERS  of the soon-to-launch PGA Tour 2K21 golf video game seem to be going to incredible lengths to make the in-game experience for the end user as realistic as possible. In a just released trailer for the August 21-launched game, the developers share how they are using some pretty impressive mapping technology to create ultra realistic and accurate course environments in-game. The trailer shows the process, using drone cinematography and other digital means, underway at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. One of the guys involved says each digital pixel they are producing represents about a centimetre of golf course…which certainly sounds impressive.

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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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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

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

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...

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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