This edition of Golf Australia Express presents everything you need to know about the 11th edition of the AAC before it gets underway on Thursday.

Meanwhile, columnist Rod Morri writes that there is one common theme binding all golfers from Rory McIlroy to the weekend hacker: Hope.

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We also look inside the winning bag of Danny Willett and preview five upcoming events, where you will find our expert tips.

Plus, you could win Callaway gear worth $5,200 just by voting for your favourite Australian courses.