Golf Features

Tiger Woods’ six-month report card

Tiger Woods’ six-month report card

The recently resurgent Tiger Woods checked out of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills at the halfway cut mark, beaten but certainly not bowed by the latest instalment of USGA torture designed to ‘identify’ the best. 21 Jun 2018
The 118th US Open: Tarnished

The 118th US Open: Tarnished

Will the 2018 US Open be remembered for Brooks Koepka’s terrific play, or the latest chapter in USGA course set-up incompetence? 21 Jun 2018
OGILVY: Patrick Reed’s past buried the lead

OGILVY: Patrick Reed’s past buried the lead

This bothered me. In the immediate aftermath of Patrick Reed’s recent victory in the Masters, nine-out-of-10 of the follow-up articles seemed to be about his background and his family. 21 Jun 2018
THE BIG INTERVIEW: Ernie Els

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Ernie Els

The Internationals captain for the 2019 Presidents Cup in Melbourne talks candidly about his career – the major wins and losses, the impact of Tiger Woods, his charity work, the distance debate and the belief he has in winning again before he turns 50. 2 Jun 2018
Bernhard Langer comes clean

Bernhard Langer comes clean

From a distance, it’s difficult to tell any difference at all in Bernhard Langer’s pre- and post-anchoring ban putting stroke. But the winner of more than 100 professional tournaments is adamant he’s a man of integrity and not breaking the rules. 1 Jun 2018
REVIEW: Riversdale Golf Club

REVIEW: Riversdale Golf Club

Melbourne’s Riversdale Golf Club is celebrating its 125th anniversary, and is making significant investments in its future as it prepares for the next 125 years. 1 Jun 2018
REVIEW: Links Lady Bay Resort

REVIEW: Links Lady Bay Resort

South Australia’s No.1 ranked Public Access Course has not rested on its laurels and is one of the most improved layouts in the country. 29 May 2018
DADDO: Stalking Steve Williams

DADDO: Stalking Steve Williams

I’m on the range pre-dawn of day one for the New Zealand Open. The gentle hum of a generator pumping wattage into the floodlights is the bass line to the non-rhythmic thwack of golf clubs colliding with golf balls. 24 May 2018
OGILVY: We need to embrace golf’s balance

OGILVY: We need to embrace golf’s balance

If you’re like me, you are getting a little tired of the distance/equipment/technology debate in golf. 24 May 2018
Iron Giants

Iron Giants

Irons might not garner the attention and love bestowed upon a golfer’s favourite driver or putter, but a good set often stays in the bag longer than many other clubs. It’s just a matter of picking the right one. 1 May 2018
TESTED: Callaway X-Forged Utility Iron

TESTED: Callaway X-Forged Utility Iron

Callaway's X-Forged Utility Iron offers an inoffensive look that blends well with better player iron sets but how did it perform? 29 Apr 2018
A Golfer’s Life: Frank Nobilo

A Golfer’s Life: Frank Nobilo

Frank Nobilo – the great grandson of an Italian pirate – was a regular on leaderboards in Australia, Europe and, eventually, the United States. Today, his voice is known to millions through his work as a TV commentator following the PGA Tour. 28 Apr 2018
HUGGAN: They call this growing the game

HUGGAN: They call this growing the game

It all started with the emergence of Tiger Woods at the back end of the last century. Never before had the most famous sportsman on the planet been a golfer, a turn of events that brought with it at least one unintended consequence. 26 Apr 2018
OGILVY: Bubba Watson is a misunderstood genius

OGILVY: Bubba Watson is a misunderstood genius

It’s safe to say that, from a distance at least, not many people in golf are quite sure what to make of Bubba Watson. 26 Apr 2018
Northern Exposure – New Zealand’s North Island

Northern Exposure – New Zealand’s North Island

New Zealand’s North Island is one of the most scenic destinations on the planet. And its rolling hills and clifftops have become home to some world-class golf courses. 26 Apr 2018
Scott Hend: Driven by rejection

Scott Hend: Driven by rejection

Australian Olympic golfer Scott Hend has revealed for the first time how being told he was "no good" by a leading coach as a teenager has been a driving force throughout his 21 years as a touring professional. 24 Apr 2018
HUGGAN: The one Major club has two standouts

HUGGAN: The one Major club has two standouts

It’s not a debate you hear very often. 23 Mar 2018
CLUB OF THE MONTH: Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club

CLUB OF THE MONTH: Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club

Blessed with two Top-100 Public Access Courses, this iconic Gold Coast club is not resting on its laurels as it fast approaches its centenary year. 22 Mar 2018
OGILVY: The Rules of Golf can be an ass

OGILVY: The Rules of Golf can be an ass

Like most people in golf, I’ve been watching with interest as the upcoming “refreshing” of the rule book has evolved. 22 Mar 2018
CLAYTON: It’s time we learned to adapt

CLAYTON: It’s time we learned to adapt

If the axe is to fall over some city golf courses, it should be the aim to make better, more interesting layouts with the land that remains – no matter how long or short or how hard or easy the courses become. 21 Mar 2018
CLUB OF THE MONTH: The Coast Golf Club

CLUB OF THE MONTH: The Coast Golf Club

Perched above the Pacific Ocean and laid out across the rugged clifftops of Little Bay, The Coast occupies some of the most picturesque land in Sydney and provides its members and guests with a spectacular test of golf. 26 Feb 2018