The PGA of Australia and the ALPG have unveiled their new respective brands saying the move is part of a new era that strengthens the alignment between Australia’s men's and women's professional golf bodies.. And in a world-first for golf, the ALPG Tour will become known as the WPGA Tour of Australasia, creating a powerful and unique identity for women’s professional golf.
FOR many the NSW/Victorian border has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons in 2020 but for golfers and others in need of a joyous lift the five day 2021 Yarrawonga Charity Golf Classic based at the beautiful Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort could be the perfect opportunity to turn that around.
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.
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
SORRY for the "Bloody L" headline but we couldn't resist it as a lead-in to this new golf tips video on the "L to L" Golf Swing. As presenter Troy from Hitting it Solid Golf says, the L to L swing concept has been around for a while but is still a great tool to benefit all golfers, no matter the handicap or skill level.
GOLF towels come in handy for a multitude of uses on the golf course, even occasionally mopping the brow after all that successful effort, but three time major winner V J Singh reckons they can also help with a drill to improve your golf swing. The 57 year old is a 34 time time US PGA TOUR winner so the fact he still at times practices with towel has got to say something.
YOU can get lots of golf swing advice from fellow golfers at times, often unwanted and unhelpful; but sometimes totally swing changing. The 84 year old golfer depicted in this video has devoted his life to improving his swing – with some success – but still doesn’t mind getting some suggestions from a fellow older golfer.
Perhaps Gary Player realises he only has 9 major championships to his name while the fellow offering advice – Jack Nicklaus – has doubled that tally with 18.
Vern Morcom was in his mid-twenties when Dr Alister MacKenzie, the world's most celebrated golf course architect, came to Black Rock to lay out Royal Melbourne West. What followed was a remarkable life in golf. Vern began his four decades as Head Greenkeeper at Kingston Heath by building its spectacular bunkers and its famous 15th hole. In his spare time, he roamed the country designing, remodelling golf courses and spreading golden age philosophies. When he had finished in the 1960s, no fewer than 90 courses across Australia had his imprint. This book documents, for the first time, the story of these courses and the legacy of one of Australia's most influential golf course architects.
WITH the inaugural Outback Queensland Masters having just been announced as a national finalists in the 2020 Australian Event Awards it could be a most opportune time to consider saddling up for the 2021 edition of what is a very out of the ordinary golfing experience. The first Outback Queensland Master was conducted in 2019 and turned out to be such a golfing blast it has been nominated amongst the Best New Events in Australia.
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.