mike clayton

Late Masters an issue for Aussie Open: Day

Late Masters an issue for Aussie Open: Day

Jason Day says he would love to face off against Adam Scott at the Australian Open but the late-season Masters could complicate Australia's top male golfers returning this year. 7 May 2020
Clayton calls on stars to prop up Aussie summer

Clayton calls on stars to prop up Aussie summer

Mike Clayton has challenged the likes of Jason Day and Adam Scott to rush home after the Masters to give Australian golf a boost in the post-coronavirus era. 6 May 2020
The Thing About Golf Podcast #17 - Mike Clayton

The Thing About Golf Podcast #17 - Mike Clayton

The seeds of Mike Clayton’s love affair with golf began as a six-year-old tagging along beside his father during a round at Victoria’s Point Lonsdale course. 6 May 2020
Should Victorians be allowed to play golf?

Should Victorians be allowed to play golf?

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic and its resulting restrictions have quickly led to one of the most heated golf debates in the history of the game in this country: Should Victorians be allowed to play golf? 20 Apr 2020
10 of golf’s best: Twitter accounts

10 of golf’s best: Twitter accounts

The coronavirus pandemic has effectively forced golf’s professional circuits into hibernation. But the game’s analysts, players and impressionists continue to utilise other platforms to entertain members of the golfing world – one of which includes Twitter. Here are 10 of the best golf accounts in the Twittersphere. 14 Apr 2020
Norman credited for Masters resilience

Norman credited for Masters resilience

In what would have been Masters week, reminders of Greg Norman's shattering losses and grace in defeat at August National are making their annual return. 8 Apr 2020
10 of golf's best: Podcasts

10 of golf's best: Podcasts

Running out of things to do during self-isolation? Looking for other ways to get your golf fix? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are 10 of the best golf podcasts to immerse yourself in … 6 Apr 2020
The Architects’ Series: Legacy of the Morcoms

The Architects’ Series: Legacy of the Morcoms

Mick Morcom and his son, Vern, were this country’s most pre-eminent greens keepers for more than half a century, but their influence on course design and construction remain today. 19 Mar 2020
The Huggan Interview: R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers

The Huggan Interview: R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers

The R&A chief sits down to talk about the biggest issues facing golf, from grass roots participation numbers to the distance debate, gender equality, slow play and the Home of Golf, St Andrews. 11 Mar 2020
Review: Victoria Golf Club

Review: Victoria Golf Club

A multi-million dollar renovation of one of Australia’s finest courses is set to propel it into the consciousness of discerning golfers worldwide. 21 Feb 2020
Inside Golf Australia February 2020

Inside Golf Australia February 2020

Min Woo Lee is an unquestioned rising star of Australian golf. 28 Jan 2020
Brisbane to host 2020 Australian PGA Championship

Brisbane to host 2020 Australian PGA Championship

The Australian PGA Championship will return to Brisbane in 2020 to celebrate Royal Queensland Golf Club’s centenary year. 9 Jan 2020
Golf Australia magazine claims major awards

Golf Australia magazine claims major awards

Golf Australia magazine was one of the big winners at the Australian Golf Media Awards presented in Sydney last night. 8 Dec 2019
Time is nigh … For short-form golf

Time is nigh … For short-form golf

The common complaint from the part-time golfer is they wish they could play more. Matt Cleary is among those time-poor swingers and he ponders the opportunities clubs have to tap into shorter forms of the game. 6 Dec 2019
Baker-Finch concerned for injured Day

Baker-Finch concerned for injured Day

Ian Baker-Finch is more concerned by the frequency of Jason Day's back injuries than the 32-year-old's withdrawal from the Australian summer of golf. 2 Dec 2019
Inside Golf Australia December 2019

Inside Golf Australia December 2019

Australians all let us rejoice. The summer of golf has finally arrived – and so have some of the game’s biggest names. 21 Nov 2019
The Pitfalls of DIY Course Design

The Pitfalls of DIY Course Design

Recent major course renovations at some big-name clubs in Australia have come under the watchful eye of experienced course architects and have received rave reviews. The clubs have benefitted from trusting an expert eye, reminding once again of the potential pitfalls DIY course changes, or lack thereof, can cause. 7 Nov 2019
Morri: Walk or Ride

Morri: Walk or Ride

There are a couple of debates that simmer in golf with no obvious resolution, old faithful topics that can always be drawn on by a golf writer struggling for a column idea. 6 Nov 2019
Course Design: Fantastic Fives

Course Design: Fantastic Fives

Par-5s aren’t what they used to be, at least in the way they are played at the top echelons of the game. But as Golf Australia Architecture Editor Mike Clayton explains, Australia still has a bunch of first-class long holes no one would ever describe as ‘nondescripts’. 13 Sep 2019
Inside Golf Australia August 2019

Inside Golf Australia August 2019

Former World No.1 Jason Day is one of the best putters on the planet … 18 Jul 2019
Course Design: Two-Shot Stars

Course Design: Two-Shot Stars

Two-shot holes – whether they are medium to long par-4s or short par-5s – make up the majority of holes we all play. Golf Australia Architecture Editor Mike Clayton explains what separates the great from the good and reveals a host of Australia’s best. 17 Jul 2019