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Course Design: Short Fours

Course Design: Short Fours

Golf Australia Architecture Editor Mike Clayton dissects the qualities of what makes a great short par-4 and reveals some of the best in the game can be found here in Australia. 4 Jul 2019
Morri: Savour the shot, not the score

Morri: Savour the shot, not the score

Australia has one of the best golf cultures in the world and, for the most part, an approach to the game that is the envy of many outside these shores. 8 May 2019
Travel: A Scottish Pilgrimage

Travel: A Scottish Pilgrimage

Golf’s spiritual home has never been more popular, with golfers from around the globe descending on its world-class courses. Our correspondent joined the throng for a once-in-a-lifetime experience on and off the course. 26 Apr 2019
The Greatest Showman: Miguel Ángel Jiménez

The Greatest Showman: Miguel Ángel Jiménez

There’s no denying Miguel Ángel Jiménez is a born entertainer; the Spaniard has proven to be one of golf’s most endearing individuals on and off the course. Here, he talks about career memories, fast cars, and finding the Fountain of Youth. 23 Apr 2019
CLAYTON: Brown is good

CLAYTON: Brown is good

If you are living in a part of Australia that is drought-affected or under water restrictions, chances are you could be playing on firm, fast-running brown fairways this summer. 6 Nov 2018
Huggan: Why the Hall needs a proper home

Huggan: Why the Hall needs a proper home

Greetings from St. Andrews and the Senior Open Championship. Looking out from the media centre to the right of the 1st fairway on the Old Course, I can see a small tent. On the front it reads “World Golf Hall of Fame.” The actual hall is nowhere near the East Neuk of Fife of course. It is in St. Augustine, Florida, not coincidentally close to the headquarters of the PGA Tour along the road in Ponte Vedra. 1 Nov 2018
Clayton: Bunkers 101

Clayton: Bunkers 101

Believe it or not, bunkers are not scattered across a golf course simply to make your life a misery. The great designers used them to improve the strategy of their creations, but, as Mike Clayton points out here, not all bunkering is good and often it can be misplaced to make a hole more difficult. 26 Jul 2018
St Andrews to host 2021 Open Championship

St Andrews to host 2021 Open Championship

The R&A have confirmed that the 150th Open Championship will be played at St Andrews in 2021. 13 Feb 2018
THE OPEN: Day leads final Aussie assault

THE OPEN: Day leads final Aussie assault

Jason Day is the co-leader of The Open Championship after 54 holes, with five more Australians also with genuine chances of winning the Claret Jug. Brendan James reports from St Andrews. 20 Jul 2015
THE OPEN: Woe is Tiger

THE OPEN: Woe is Tiger

Tiger Woods' slump has extended into The Open where he shot a first round 76. But he says he can still fight his way back to contend, despite being 11 shots off the lead. Brendan James reports from St Andrews. 17 Jul 2015
THE OPEN: Tiger warns his critics, and Spieth

THE OPEN: Tiger warns his critics, and Spieth

Tiger Woods has warned his critics he is not dead and buried yet as he prepares for this week's Open. He also had some words of wisdom for Jordan Spieth. Brendan James reports 15 Jul 2015