TOUR NEWS

Golfers to wear black ribbons in honour of Phil Hughes

Golfers to wear black ribbons in honour of Phil Hughes

Players at the 2014 Emirates Australian Open will be offered black armbands to wear during their seconds rounds in honour of the late cricketer Phil Hughes.

As the horrible news pf Hughes’ passing became known, the atmosphere at The Australian Golf Club today suddenly became very sombre. The media tent was left stunned with few able to speak, many of the journalists nearby having covered cricket in Australia for many years.

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2013 Emirates Australian Open: GolfLink’s Day 1 video wrap

2013 Emirates Australian Open: GolfLink’s Day 1 video wrap

Golf guru’s Rod Morri and Bruce Young are back on deck to give you a solid summary of everything you need to know from round 1 of the 2014 Emirates Australian Open.

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Scott stumbles, Spieth surges on day one of 2014 Emirates Australian Open

Scott stumbles, Spieth surges on day one of 2014 Emirates Australian Open

All eyes, and bookie favourtism were on Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott ahead of the opening round of the 2014 Emirates Australian Open.

But only Rory McIlroy held up his end of the bargain.

The world number one shot a solid 2-under par in the morning, to give himself a shot of defending his Australian Open title. And while he played some good golf, McIlroy felt as though he left a few shots out on the course.

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GOLF TIPS

Comparing amateur and pro golfers at impact: super slo-mo video

Comparing amateur and pro golfers at impact: super slo-mo video

Earlier this week, Shaun Marsh took us through the details on the angle of attack of the golf swing.

Here is a great video comparing the clubhead at the moment of impact between professional and amateur golfers courtesy of the PGA Tour coverage.

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The golf swing and club fitting: What is shaft torque?

The golf swing and club fitting: What is shaft torque?

From time to time Aussie Golfer will be featuring a number of guest posts from Daniel Marsh at Callaway Golf explaining the technical details associated with the golf swing and correct club fitting.

What is it and why is it important…. As golfers, most of us know that the shaft bends during the swing due to the force we produce. Matching the correct flex to the right swing speed is very important. It helps the club face meet the ball squarely at impact, maximising launch and spin ballistics.

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3 putting tips from the experts: video

3 putting tips from the experts: video

This Wednesday brings with it good fortune for your putting woes.

Here are four videos we’ve put together each with a tip or more than should help your putting for the weekend ahead. The first is from possibly the most famous golf coach Hank Haney, who gives us a little training drill.

Jason Day tells us about a flaw in his putting and gives us a little tip along the way.

And lastly, here is the person many consider the greatest putting teacher of all time, Dave Stockton, with a hands-on video and numerous insights into the art of putting.

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FUN STUFF

GolfLink and iseekgolf launch ‘The Week in Golf': video

GolfLink and iseekgolf launch ‘The Week in Golf': video

A new online golf show has been launched for Australian audiences.

As more and more golf content disappears from the print media and television, I’ve always thought it’s only a matter of time before an online golf program takes off in Australia. GolfLink’s ‘The Week in Golf’ may well be it with episode 1 arriving this week.

Rod Morri will host the new internet golf shot and will bring you the latest tour news and analysis, player interviews, features, instruction, course and equipment reviews.

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McIlroy, Rose and Stenson re-create their great golf shots: video

McIlroy, Rose and Stenson re-create their great golf shots: video

You may be surprised to learn that in addition to the Australian Masters, there is another big golf tournament happening in the world this week – the European Tour’s season ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

In the lead up to the event, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson got together to recreate some of their great shots from previous years. It’s not overly forced and awkward like some of these videos can be and makes for some pretty cool viewing.

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Get some friends out to play, it’s PlayGolf Week!

Get some friends out to play, it’s PlayGolf Week!

The first, national PlayGolf Week tees off at golf courses and other public spots all across the country.

It’s a big week for Australian golf. The professionals are assembling at Metropolitain Golf Club for the Australian Masters and down the other end of the spectrum, non-golfers all across the country are being encouraged (by Ricky Ponting) to get out and give golf a go.

After the success in South Australia last year, PlayGolf Week has gone national this year and there has already been a number of launches in some very public places including Rundle Mall, Federation Square and Circular Quay.

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GOLF COURSE REVIEWS

Gerringong Golf Club: course review

Gerringong Golf Club: course review

This simple golf course brings with it loads of fun and incredible views.

The Gerringong Golf Club lies on a stretch of road joining the towns of Gerringong and Gerroa. If you’re a golfer and you’ve ever taken this road, you must remember the course. Placed in an open valley that stretches down to the ocean, it’s quite a sight. Supreme real estate and a gorgeous place to hit the golf ball around.

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The Links Shell Cove: Golf Course Review

The Links Shell Cove: Golf Course Review

The Links Shell Cove is now a much more enjoyable place to play golf. The picturesque, par-3 8th at The Links Shell Cove. The Links Shell Cove opened in 2004 and all I heard was how difficult it was. Reports kept filtering from Kiama (about 90 minutes drive south of Sydney) about how hard the fairways were and how deep the rough was. It just didn’t sound like an inviting place to play golf at all and luckily, the club thought the same thing.

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Australian Golf Holidays: Fleurieu Peninsula

Australian Golf Holidays: Fleurieu Peninsula

South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula is worth a look as a golf holiday destination.

Australia is perhaps the most accessible place in the world to play golf. Not only are there a good number of well priced public courses but if you’re looking for a golf holiday the options are also plentiful.

We’ve played golf in most of the country and over the past few years have become more aware of the wonderful areas to spend a few days with the small white ball.

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OTHER RECENT POSTS

2014 Emirates Australian Open: Round 1 video highlights

2014 Emirates Australian Open: Round 1 video highlights

November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thanks to Network Seven and organisers of the Australian Open, we have these great video wrap-ups of each days play of the Australian Open.

Here is a great highlights package of round one that sees Jordan Spieth leading the way by one stroke, Rory McIlroy not far behind and Adam Scott struggling seven shots back.

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2014 Emirates Australian Open: Rory McIlroy first round interview

2014 Emirates Australian Open: Rory McIlroy first round interview

November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rory McIlroy carded a 2-under par 69 opening round at the 2014 Emirates Australian Open but he feel like he left a few shots out there.

Perhaps understandably from someone with a little jetlag.

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2014 Emirates Australian Open: Adam Scott pre-tournament press conference video

2014 Emirates Australian Open: Adam Scott pre-tournament press conference video

November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Adam Scott has arrived in Sydney in some good form and with a point to prove. The 72nd hole at the 2013 Australian Open still burns and wants to make amends at The Australian Golf Club this weekend.

Scott agrees with McIlroy that the wind is the golf course. With little rough, this one may well be determined by which side of the draw you start on if the wind whips up in the opening two rounds.

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2014 Emirates Australian Open: Rory McIlroy media conference video

2014 Emirates Australian Open: Rory McIlroy media conference video

November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The world’s number one ranked golfer Rory McIlroy is in Sydney to defend his Australian Open title.

McIlroy is coming off a year that even he wasn’t expecting. He took the #1 mantle in August, about six month earlier than he was expecting and he has already got one eye on a career grand slam by winning the 2015 Masters Tournament.

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Brian Lara is in Sydney and playing the Emirates Australian Open Pro-Am: video

Brian Lara is in Sydney and playing the Emirates Australian Open Pro-Am: video

November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Prince, Brian Lara is a tourism ambassador for Trinidad and Tobago which means he gets to fly around the world and play a lot of golf.

Today he is in Sydney to play in the 2014 Emirates Australian Open Pro-Am with Geoff Ogilvy and Bree Laughlin caught him with him for a chat during his round.

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Re-watch Rory McIlroy snatching the 2013 Australian Open from Adam Scott: video

Re-watch Rory McIlroy snatching the 2013 Australian Open from Adam Scott: video

November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thanks to Channel Seven and the great team that organise the Australian Open, we have video from previous tournaments to watch and recall online (unlike some other Australian golf tournaments).

Here are the final day highlights from the 2013 Australian Open when Rory McIlroy pipped Adam Scott on the 72nd hole of the tournament at Royal Sydney. Thanks largely to an errant approach shot from Scott, and a poor shot choice for the ship back up the hill.

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