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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

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.

3 Big Chipping Mistakes Amateur Golfers Make

TODD KOLB, PGA Teaching Professional, not only has a Titleist hat, he also has a large whiteboard and a green marker pen, so he definitely has to know what he is talking about... right? Todd, from US Golf TV, here details what he believes are the three biggest chipping mistakes amateur golfers make. Todd reckons amateurs keep making these three mistakes, because they are exactly what everyone keeps telling them to do.

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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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.

Larry Canning ruminating on: “A Delightful, Mixed Arrangement”

THE players are happy, the fans are wrapped and it appears the sponsors are ready to jump on board again for 2021! Eight years ago the Victorian Open became a Multi-Sexual, or as the Americans call it “Multeye-Sexual”, or as the people from the R&A call it – “A Delightful, Mixed Arrangement” event - and for a bunch of very good reasons it was an absolute masterstroke!

3 Big Chipping Mistakes Amateur Golfers Make

TODD KOLB, PGA Teaching Professional, not only has a Titleist hat, he also has a large whiteboard and a green marker pen, so he definitely has to know what he is talking about... right? Todd, from US Golf TV, here details what he believes are the three biggest chipping mistakes amateur golfers make. Todd reckons amateurs keep making these three mistakes, because they are exactly what everyone keeps telling them to do.

Join in the fun at the 2020 Yarrawonga Charity Golf Classic – Postponed

ENJOY the beautiful Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Resort and help a good cause by participating in the 2020 Yarrawonga Charity Golf Classic from May 31 to June 4. There’s three rounds of golf at Yarrawonga’s renowned golf courses, four nights’ accommodation (a 5th free if desired), a gala charity dinner and much more.

Stephen Pitt announces resignation as CEO of Golf Australia

Golf Australia has announced that Stephen Pitt has resigned as Chief Executive Officer after 11 years in the role and will step down from the organisation later this year.

Game Improvement with Darryl Hearsch: Putting and chipping

Leading senior amateur golfer Darryl Hearsch suggests some practice drills and challenges - including one from the great Jack Nicklaus - to help you get your short game up to scratch.

2020 Women’s Australian Open: TV Times, Live Leaderboard

IT'S not often when you get a golf event where 10 percent of the field are Major champions but that's the case at the 2020 Women's Australian this week at Royal Adelaide Golf Club. And the good new is there is live free to air television coverage of the co-sanctioned LPGA Tour tournament over four days on the ABC.

Claney shows his class in Tasmania: Australian Senior Amateur Golfing Wrap February 2020

Darryl Hearsch wraps up all the latest senior amateur golfing action from around the country, including a classy win by Gordon Claney in the Tasmanian Senior Amateur and the announcement of the Golf Australia AUSOOM team to play the ADF.

2020 Australian Veteran Golfers National Championship back to its original home on the Murray

THE 2020 Australian Veteran Golfers Union (AVGU) National Championship will be held in Yarrawonga on the Victoria/NSW border with the Murray River area the scene of the first ever event back in 1990.

Golf to act on the “profound impact” of increased hitting distance: review of club and ball standards proposed

AFTER studying the long term detrimental impacts of increased hitting distance golf's governing bodies have declared action is needed to secure the game's future. The R&A and The USGA have issued a 90 page Distance Insights Report and other material which provide sober reading for everyone involved in the great game.

Play the 37th Annual Blue Mountains Veteran Week of Golf

Story and Photos by Noel Rowsell. The Blue Mountains Veteran Golfer's Association (BMVGA) will host the 37th Annual Blue Mountains Week of Golf,  from 24th-28th February, with rounds being played at four local courses.

New golf World Handicap System in force from January 30, 2020

THE new World Golf Handicap System comes into force from Thursday, January 30, 2020 and the good news for Australian golfers is that they...