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Top-100 Spotlight: Narooma Golf Club

Top-100 Spotlight: Narooma Golf Club

Lying approximately halfway between Sydney and Melbourne on the NSW South Coast, the small regional town of Narooma is home to great natural wonders, including one of this country’s most visually striking courses. 29 Mar 2019
GA Express 324: Aces High

GA Express 324: Aces High

‘One’ is the holiest number in golf. Pencilling in a ‘1’ on your scorecard is golf’s version of sporting perfection. 19 Mar 2019
GA Express #303: The best caddies of all-time

GA Express #303: The best caddies of all-time

The role of caddie in professional golf has evolved into a multi-tasking 'Jack of all trades' occupation. 4 Sep 2018
GA Express #302: The 15 toughest walks in world golf

GA Express #302: The 15 toughest walks in world golf

Golf was invented as a walking game and it is one of life's great pleasures to hit shots and stroll across a rolling layout. 28 Aug 2018
GA Express #297: The Italian Job

GA Express #297: The Italian Job

Francesco Molinari brought Carnoustie to its knees to lift the Claret Jug and become the first Italian to capture a major championship. 24 Jul 2018
Rose leads but Fraser has shot at Olympic gold

Rose leads but Fraser has shot at Olympic gold

Golf will crown its first Olympic champion for 112 years tomorrow, and Australia’s Marcus Fraser is one of three players favoured to clinch the historic gold medal. 14 Aug 2016
Fraser hangs on to slim Olympic lead

Fraser hangs on to slim Olympic lead

Marcus Fraser's dream campaign in Rio continues, despite his lead being trimmed to a single stroke at the halfway stage of the men’s Olympic tournament. 13 Aug 2016
EURO TOUR: Wall’s 16-year wait pays off

EURO TOUR: Wall’s 16-year wait pays off

THE last time Englishman Anthony Wall won on the European Tour, Adam Scott was still six months away from turning professional. 8 Aug 2016
PGA TOUR: Knox wins but Furyk steals the show

PGA TOUR: Knox wins but Furyk steals the show

JIM Furyk might have captured all headlines for his final round 58, but it was Scot Russell Knox who took home the Travelers Championship trophy and a winner’s cheque for $1,188,000. 8 Aug 2016
TESTED: Microsoft Band 2

TESTED: Microsoft Band 2

Editor Brendan James checks out this latest addition to the golf and fitness market from the technology giant, Microsoft, which has teamed with an app from TaylorMade golf. 3 Aug 2016
PERTH INT.: Win has Oosthuizen primed for Augusta

PERTH INT.: Win has Oosthuizen primed for Augusta

Having broken his two-year win drought at the ISPS Handa Perth International, Louis Oosthuizen has his eyes fixed on contending for a green jacket. 28 Feb 2016
PERTH INT.: Fraser surges with white-hot putter

PERTH INT.: Fraser surges with white-hot putter

Marcus Fraser has had an incredible 20 putts in 18 holes to shoot 65 and surge into the top-10 at the ISPS Handa Perth International. 27 Feb 2016
PERTH INT.: Uihlein outplays ‘Freo Doctor’ to lead with 65

PERTH INT.: Uihlein outplays ‘Freo Doctor’ to lead with 65

AN opening bogey and tricky ‘Freo Doctor’ winds could not stop American Peter Uihlein shooting a superb seven under 65 to seize the first round lead of the ISPS Handa Perth International. 25 Feb 2016
Chump to champ, Fraser now dreaming of Augusta

Chump to champ, Fraser now dreaming of Augusta

Off the back of his European Tour win on Sunday, Marcus Fraser is now dreaming of a start in the US Masters. A win in this week's Perth International could make that a reality. 23 Feb 2016
REVIEW: Kew Golf Club

REVIEW: Kew Golf Club

Melbourne’s third oldest golf club has had several incarnations during its celebrated history. But never has the overall golfing experience been as good. 23 Feb 2016
WOMEN’S OPEN: Nomura stunning in historic victory

WOMEN’S OPEN: Nomura stunning in historic victory

Japan's Haru Nomura has stunned two of the biggest names in women's golf with a remarkable closing round 65 to win the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open. Brendan James reports. 21 Feb 2016
WOMEN’S OPEN: Patient Webb ready for crack at No.6

WOMEN’S OPEN: Patient Webb ready for crack at No.6

Karrie Webb says she can feel a low round is not far away as she heads into the final round of the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open just one stroke from the lead, writes Brendan James 20 Feb 2016
WOMEN’S OPEN: Matthew gets Golden endorsement

WOMEN’S OPEN: Matthew gets Golden endorsement

Twenty years after winning the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open, Scotland's Catriona Matthew is a co-leader of the championship with England's Holly Clyburn. 19 Feb 2016
World Cup to lure stars for Royal swing

World Cup to lure stars for Royal swing

Some of golf’s biggest names will be lured to play in Australia later this year with our most prestigious tournaments to be played before and after the World Cup of Golf. 19 Feb 2016
WOMEN’S OPEN: Kim storms to 63, Webb in pursuit

WOMEN’S OPEN: Kim storms to 63, Webb in pursuit

Korea's SooBin Kim has fired a course record nine under 63 to lead the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open, while five-time champ Karrie Webb is well poised after round one. 18 Feb 2016
WOMEN'S OPEN: Webb's Olympic inspiration keeps her going

WOMEN'S OPEN: Webb's Olympic inspiration keeps her going

A sixth Women's Australian Open victory beckons Karrie Webb this week against a field dominated by talented Gen Y teenagers, writes Brendan James. 17 Feb 2016