TOUR NEWS

Cameron Davis and Shelly Shin win 2015 Australian Amateur

Cameron Davis and Shelly Shin win 2015 Australian Amateur

After eight rounds across six days, the 2015 Australian Amateur golf championship came to a dramatic conclusion at the Australian GC yesterday.

Cameron Davis and Shelly Shin were crowned the 201 Australian Amateur golf champions winning their 36-hole final matches at The Australian Golf Club yesterday.

In hot, oppressive conditions, Shin beat Australian Golf club member Lizzie Elmassian 8&7. The men’s final was much closer and after an extraordinary 36-holes, an extra hole was needed to decide a winner.

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The Allenby saga continues: Witness mentions strip club and lava rock

The Allenby saga continues: Witness mentions strip club and lava rock

I’ve been holding back a little on this story purely because a lot of the doubt that people are expressing over Robert Allenby’s story is pure speculation. But in the interest of continuing this story, here is the latest.

According to Robert Allenby, he was attacked by two homeless men after being dumped from the boot of a car last Friday night. But the two homeless men have come forward and offered up their version of events and they conflict with Allenby’s story.

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Allenby’s awkward reunion with homeless woman who saved his life: video

Allenby’s awkward reunion with homeless woman who saved his life: video

Allenby embraces homeless woman who saved his life and rewards her with $1000.

Robert Allenby has had an awkward reunion with the homeless woman whom he claims to have saved his life, Charade Keane and rewarded her with $1000.

Channel 9 News originally tracked down the homeless woman that led Allenby to safety after he was allegedly kidnapped, robbed and beaten – and now Channel 7 News have reunited the pair.

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GOLF TIPS

Swing alignment golf tip from Brad Hughes: video

Swing alignment golf tip from Brad Hughes: video

Brad Hughes was one of the best ball strikers in Australian golf. He probably still is.

Brad Hughes was once one of Australia’s best golfers with seven professional titles to his name including two Australian Masters and an Australian PGA title.

Hughes is now considered one of the best teachers of the game and in the video above he gives an interesting golf tip on swing alignment. Especially poignant for those of you who have a slightly open stance.

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Minjee Lee’s 5 tips for smart driving: video

Minjee Lee’s 5 tips for smart driving: video

Australian young gun Minjee Lee gives us five great tips for driving the golf ball.

If you had one concern with Australian golf at the moment, you may wonder when the next great Australian female golfer is going to arrive on the scene.

While Karrie Webb is far from done with (and we fully expect her to win at least another couple of majors in the next few years), there hasn’t been any golfer from the next generation who has consistently performed well in the world’s big golf tournaments.

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Butch Harmon on how to make the short putts: video

Butch Harmon on how to make the short putts: video

Butch Harmon on making those short putts.

A short video from short game guru Butch Harmon on Golf Digest made an impact on me during the week.

Watch and learn. And don’t wish any in over the weekend.

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FUN STUFF

Adam Scott shoots 5-under par at Royal Adelaide with half a set of golf clubs

Adam Scott shoots 5-under par at Royal Adelaide with half a set of golf clubs

It’s not every day one of the world’s best golfers wanders into the maintenance shed to say hello, but it happened at Royal Adelaide last week.

Adam Scott at Royal Adelaide on Friday. Photo courtesy of Royal Adelaide Golf Club Facebook page.

Adam Scott surprised everyone when he turned up to Royal Adelaide golf Club to play a round of golf with his Dad last Friday. He surprised junior golfers out practising, he surprised course staff in the maintenance shed and he surprised everyone with a score of 5-under par – with only half a set of golf clubs.

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Golf Getaway Axe launched as new Fiji golf event

Golf Getaway Axe launched as new Fiji golf event

There is a great golf tournament happening in Fiji in April – and it’s open to all Australian club golfers.

The popular golf travel show Golf Getaway have combined with Tourism Fiji to create a pretty amazing golf event.

The inaugural Golf Getaway “Axe” is scheduled for  April 29 to May 4 at the spectacular Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course with a trophy inspired by the ‘I Wau’ — a traditional Fijian warrior’s club — up for grabs as well as a spot in the Fiji International Pro Am for the winner.

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Australia’s best public access golf courses for 2015 – Golf Australia Magazine

Australia’s best public access golf courses for 2015 – Golf Australia Magazine

Golf Australia magazine have released their biennial list of the best public access courses in Australia.

The January 2015 issue of Golf Australia magazine has been out for some time now but if you haven’t got yourself a copy then maybe you should, as they’ve listed the best public access golf courses in Australia for 2015.

The judging panel for this year’s list was made up of Golf Australia magazine editors and 22 loyal readers who based their golf course rankings on a specific set of criteria: Design (50%), Condition (40%) and Visual Appeal (10%).

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GOLF COURSE REVIEWS

Jandles, judder bars and Jack’s Point: golf course review

Jandles, judder bars and Jack’s Point: golf course review

Golf course review of Jack’s Point Golf Course, Queenstown, New Zealand

I made two big mistakes before teeing off at Jack’s Point golf course in New Zealand. And I blame the scenery.

This golf course is dwarfed by stunning snow capped peaks and bordered by Lake Wakatipu near Queenstown. Concentrating on simple tasks, let alone play golf is not simple here.

I had heard whispers about this golf course. It was only very new but Jack’s Point had recently been ranked number six in the top golf courses of New Zealand.

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Mount Lofty Golf Club: course review

Mount Lofty Golf Club: course review

Mount Lofty is the highest point in the Mount Lofty Ranges overlooking Adelaide. A nice restaurant and cafe sit on the site and is generally a nice spot to spend a part of the day.

A short drive away is the Mount Lofty Golf Club and as it’s situated in the Adelaide Hills, you’d expect it to be…well, hilly.

Aussie Golfer has played this little track a few times and it’s got a few interesting quirks.

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Thirteenth Beach Golf Links – Beach Course review

Thirteenth Beach Golf Links – Beach Course review

The Beach Course at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links has arguably the best set of per-3’s in Australia.

The first hole at Thirteenth Beach. (Images courtesy of 13thbeach.net)

I wasn’t prepared for my round at The Beach Course at Thirteenth Beach.

Firstly, I’d misjudged the weather. My shorts and t-shirt weren’t appropriate for this chilly, windy day. And secondly, I’d totally underestimated how good this golf course was going to be.

Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne – south-west around Port Philip Bay - Thirteenth Beach Golf Links lies on the south coast of the Bellarine Peninsula.

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OTHER RECENT POSTS

Toothless Tiger Woods surprises girlfriend in Italy

Toothless Tiger Woods surprises girlfriend in Italy

January 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

Tiger Woods has had another run-in with the media, this time at the cost of his front tooth.

Skull mask making more sense now. Wear something ridiculous to take away attention from a missing tooth. pic.twitter.com/ncd0SiTfUj

— Chris Chaney (@Wrong_Fairway) January 19, 2015

Tiger Woods made a surprise visit to Italy to greet his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn who had just won the Super-G event to make it a remarkable 63rd World Cup victory.

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Kaymer collapse, Stal wins Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

Kaymer collapse, Stal wins Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Unheralded Gary Stal wins in Abu Dhabi after a remarkable collapse from Martin Kaymer.

You may find hard to believe that any professional golfer could throw away a 10-shot lead in the final round of a golf tournament, and certainly not Martin Kaymer. But the normally unflappable German, the same golfer who won the 2014 US Open by a massive eight strokes, threw away a 10-stroke lead in the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship overnight.

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Robert Allenby reportedly kidnapped, bashed and robbed in Hawaii

Robert Allenby reportedly kidnapped, bashed and robbed in Hawaii

January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Golf Channel are reporting that Robert Allenby was kidnapped, beaten and robbed on Friday night after missing the cut at the Sony Hawaiian Open.

Allenby told AAP news agency that he may have been drugged at the bar he was at with his friend.

“I didn’t think I was going to survive this one,” Allenby said.

“I was separated from my friend in the bar after we had paid the tab at 10:48pm and he went to the bathroom and next thing you know I’m being dumped in a park miles away.”

“I only know this part because a homeless woman found me and told me she saw a few guys pull up and throw me out of the car.”

Allenby woke up in a park without his wallet and phone, and was helped into a taxi by a retired military man.

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Rory McIlroy makes first hole-in-one as a professional: video

Rory McIlroy makes first hole-in-one as a professional: video

January 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

During the second round of the 2015 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Rory McIlroy achieved something he’s never done before – making a hole-in-one as a professional golfer.

McIlroy holed a 9-iron at the par-3 15th hole – his first since he turned professional.

“It was a perfect number, straight downwind 177 yards, and it took a nice little hop to the right, so obviously the beers are on me tonight,” McIlroy said.

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Gary Player on how to play bunker shots, and more: video

Gary Player on how to play bunker shots, and more: video

January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The greatest ever bunker player tells us how to play bunker shots. Listen and watch.

Gary Player has released a new DVD titled Gary Player: A Game for Life and there have been a few clips from it released on YouTube.

In his usual, audacious, enthusiastic style, Player takes us through how he used to hit practice bunker shots – using a sand wedge all the way through to a 5-iron.

Player’s comments on bunkers placed well away from the greens are particularly interesting, as his final bunker shot from this clip.

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Jason Day ties course record with 11-under par round; Patrick Reed joins elite list with victory at Kapalua

Jason Day ties course record with 11-under par round; Patrick Reed joins elite list with victory at Kapalua

January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patrick Reed wins Hyundai Tournament of Champions, but Jason Day’s form looks ominous.

Patrick Reed beat Jimmy Walker on the first sudden death playoff hole to win the Hyundai tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hawaii.

The victory was Reed’s fourth on the PGA Tour which means he joins some elite company in becoming only the fifth player in the past 25 years to win four times before the age of 25.

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