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Cam’s Rise
Having won the Australian Amateur at the start of the year, Smith turns pro with mixed results. A fourth placing in the Queensland PGA was a highlight. A T2 in the Indonesian Masters qualifies Smith to play the PGA Tour co-sanctioned CIMB Classic, w
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Aim Small, Miss Small
Aiming at small, very precise targets is something Tour pros do very well, not just from tee to green but also when they putt. You could say they live by the adage: “aim small, miss small.” If you adopt this concept, and apply it to every shot, you
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Small Changes Big Improvements
Getting better at golf can be a daunting prospect. Lessons, new gear, hours on the range … it all adds up, both in terms of money and time. However, there is another way to improve. The marginal gains theory is all about making small, incremental im
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“An Alliance Between Wentworth And Ponte Vedra Beach Makes Both Tours Stronger ...”
News that the PGA Tour and the European Tour are going to be working more closely together in the future wasn’t really a surprise. There have always been rumours that the European Tour is very reliant – some might say over-reliant – on the revenue g
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Rahm’s Consistency Secret
His consistency can be directly attributed to his ability to maintain his spine angle – first established at address – throughout each swing he makes. Lose your spine angle and you can only guess where your shot is going to finish up. The most common
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Inside Smithy’s Bag
DRIVER: Titleist TSi3 (10° loft), fitted with a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60 shaft. 3-WOOD: Titleist TSi2 (15° loft), fitted with a UST Mamiya Elements Prototype 8F5X shaft. 7-WOOD: Titleist TS3 (21° loft), fitted with a UST Mamiya Elements Pr
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The Two Swing Hacks Which Will Help You
“I know people love instant gratification, so I always tell them to concentrate on one very simple thing. Right before you take the club back, set the sweetspot of the club directly behind the ball and focus only on returning the driver to that exact
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Unleash Hell
Kyle Berkshire might just be the most impressive golfer you do not know. The son of a former Secret Service agent, he has gone from hitting golf balls 250 yards at the age of six to hitting drives harder, faster and further than anyone else on the pl
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Footjoy Stratos Shoes
Cost: $299.95. Tested by: Jimmy Emanuel, Golf Australia Writer (GA Handicap 9.4) FIRST IMPRESSIONS: I was struck, upon opening the box of the new Stratos shoes, that there is something quite un-FootJoy about the appearance of the company’s latest m
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The Man Who Made America Charles Blair Macdonald
Back in 1901, Golf Illustrated magazine asked the leading golfers of the day to give their opinion on the best holes in Great Britain. It was a poll intended to provoke interest, debate and perhaps a little controversy; it ended up inspiring the golf
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“The New Rules Are Designed To Cast A Spotlight On The Game’s Habitually Slow Players.”
If you have spent the past three or four months getting out on the golf course on a regular basis you will have noticed you’re not alone. Golf participation across Australia is booming. Time sheets at member clubs – private, semi-private and public
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Your Coaches
Karl has worked with multiple major winners. Check out his BrainBooster Podcasts for free on iTunes. themindfactor.com Advanced PGA Professional specialising in finding the right combination of technique, strategy and practice plans. 3D biomechanic
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On The Waterfront
One of the oldest clichés in golf is that it’s a game of opposites. Higher score is worse, lower score is better. The further you aim left, the further right your ball seems to go. You get the picture. Anyway. One area this cliché rings particularly
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Kyle’s Key Numbers
6 World Long Drive events won 492 YDS Longest competition drive 360 YDS Best driving distance with his putter #1 Official Long Drive world ranking 229.5 MPH Max ball speed in competition 152.6 MPH Max swing speed in competition 149.88 Smash fac
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Tiger’s Den
Set among Missouri’s majestic Ozark Mountains, Payne’s Valley is the first US public golf course designed by Tiger Woods. Named in honour of the late World Golf Hall of Famer Payne Stewart, who grew up in nearby Springfield, Payne’s Valley joins the
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The Coast Golf Club little Bay • New South Wales
Returning to a course you have seen many times before, and witnessed minor and major changes to, is always an interesting and often exciting experience. The Coast Golf Club is a course I hadn’t visited for a number of years and certainly falls into b
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Els Shoots 60 At Royal Melbourne February 5, 2004
There aren’t many better layouts in world golf than Royal Melbourne Golf Club’s Composite Course and – in February, 2004 – there weren’t many better players on the planet than Ernest Theodore Els. On February 5 of that year, for instance, Els was ra
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Callaway Big Bertha B21 Irons
MODELS PLAYED: Big Bertha B21 irons (5-iron to AW), fitted with Callaway RCH 65 Regular graphite shafts. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Using smaller-headed irons myself, the size of the soles and overall appearance of the Big Bertha B21 irons took a little get
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In Case You Missed It
LPGA Commissioner MIKE WHAN announced that he will step down this year via an open letter to LPGA staff, players and sponsors in early January. Whan, who marked 11 years in the role in 2020 and is the organisation’s longest serving Commissioner, did
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Gonna Live For The Sun
As we emerge from the darkest depths of the coronavirus pandemic, Australians are being urged to explore their own backyard this year. So, why not start with one of our greatest holiday hotspots? Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is home to pristine, sun-
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Jake Mcleod
The 2019 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit winner continues to learn his trade on the European Tour. And the 26-year-old’s game is in good shape as he searches for his second pro win. Here, McLeod talks watching a mate nearly win The Masters,
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Scott’s Covid Lessons
IT IS one of the most well-worn cliches in sport to take things one week/day/round/game at a time. But for Australia’s highest-ranked male player, Adam Scott, that is just how he will be approaching 2021. Beginning 2020 in arguably his best form s
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Faces Of 2021
If you have been following our so-called panel of experts via the Golf Australia website (www.golfaustralia.com.au) you might have collected some winnings along the journey. In a COVID-shortened 2020, the quartet of Brendan James (Editor), Jimmy Ema
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The Templates
After studying the courses of Scotland, Macdonald settled on a total of 21 strategies whose design essence could be repeated and adapted. Each one, he felt, tested a great player while offering strategic options for the less-accomplished. Here are si
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Building Bryson’s Bag
Tour players can be notoriously tricky to dial into new equipment, but no-one is anywhere near as complex or analytical as US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau. Cobra was convinced DeChambeau was destined for stardom, so they signed him as soon as he t
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Bryson’s Philosophies
“On a 15ft putt, a putt can break up to four inches, based on how you orientate that golf ball. Every single ball that I play with is tested and measured precisely. I put a golf ball into an Epsom salt solution, it starts spinning and gradually slows
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Medinah To Get Aussie Makeover
Melbourne-based course design firm OCM has been appointed the golf course architects for the redevelopment of Medinah Country Club’s famed No.3 Course in the United States. Medinah has long been regarded as one of the great golf clubs of America wit
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“Weiskopf’s Swing Was A Thing Of Beauty, An Aesthetically Pleasing Blend Of Rhythm And Timing...”
There have always been more than a few good reasons to like and enjoy Tom Weiskopf. The 1973 Open Champion is a rare breed, a man willing and well able to speak his nimble mind on any number of golf-related subjects. For decades now he has been one
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Golf Australia
EDITOR Brendan James bjames@golfaustralia.com.au DEPUTY EDITOR Jimmy Emanuel WRITER Michael Jones ART DIRECTOR Allan Bender GRAPHIC DESIGN Oliver Barles ARCHITECTURE EDITOR Mike Clayton COLUMNIST-AT-LARGE John Huggan COLUMNISTS Andrew Daddo, B
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Quick-win Driving Strategies
Ever noticed how often your drives just about manage to find their way into fairway bunkers? That’s a combination of smart thinking by the designer and poor decision-making by you. If you know exactly how far your drives carry and roll, you can preve
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