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Golf Australia’s 25th anniversary series this month examines the lessons to be learned from golf’s world No.1 players spanning 1987 to today.
U.S OPEN PREVIEW
The inside story behind Rory McIlroy’s amazing bounce back from a Masters meltdown to win the 2011 US Open. Justin Doyle documents the turnaround in this exclusive excerpt from his book, Rory: His Story So Far.
Previous US Opens at Olympic Club have all taken a similar theme: the rise of an underdog at the expense of a superstar. As the world’s best golfers descend on San Francisco this month, Steve Keipert ponders which player might emerge from obscurity this time.
Golf’s most famous modern putter-maker tells Steve Keipert about finding inspiration in a hardware store, imitations, messing around with Tiger and why a putter is like a spouse.
During his Test cricket days, Greg Blewett was always the man to beat when the Australian team hit the golf course. Last month, he represented South Australia in the Interstate Series in Adelaide. Rod Morri followed his progress.
RORY’S POWER SECRET
Rory McIlroy is one of the most powerful players in the game. See his power source in 3D and learn how he generates clubhead speed.
To make real improvement, you need to make your practice work better for you, says Golf Australia teaching editor Peter Knight.
Sports psychologist Daniel Dymond exposes the myths surrounding mental toughness and explains how you can toughen up.
TIP FROM THE TOUR
WHY YOU MISS SHORT PUTTS
Follow Phil Mickelson’s lead when it comes to nailing three-footers
CLUB ROAD TEST
We gave one of TaylorMade’s multi-dimensional R11S drivers to our testers. Read what they liked and disliked about it.
TRAVEL & COURSES
COURSE REVIEW: NAROOMA GOLF CLUB
Taking the coast road between Sydney and Melbourne allows travelling golfers the chance to test their game against this oceanside gem, writes Steve Keipert.
Tasmania might be small but as Brendan James discovers, the beautiful island state offers travelling golfers a complete package of great experiences on and off the course.
ROAD TRIP: EASTLAKE GOLF CLUB
Located in Sydney’s golfing ‘sandbelt’, Eastlake is one of the city’s most dramatically improved courses over the past decade. Brendan James spent an afternoon wandering its some times dramatic fairways.
This month: Why escaping to New Zealand in winter makes sense, great deals at Links Hope Island, Port Stephens and in China, plus we turn the spotlight on Brookwater Golf & Country Club.
TEEING OFF: BRENDAN JAMES
IN MY OPINION: GEOFF OGILVY
AROUND THE TRAPS
THE INSIDER: LUKE ELVY
BARE MY SOUL: BRITTANY LINCICOME
HUGGAN’S ALLEY: JOHN HUGGAN
INSIDE THE ROPES: MIKE CLAYTON
WANDERING GOLFER: BRENDAN MOLONEY
GOLFOPOLY: GOLF BUSINESS WITH JEFF CENTENERA
PRO SHOP: latest golf gear
SUBSCRIPTION OFFER: WIN A BONVILLE GOLF RESORT GETAWAY FOR TWO people
RESULTS AND RANKINGS
WINNER’S CIRCLE: Rickie Fowler