My name is Michael Green and I started Aussie Golfer in 2007. It has progressed into a place where golf fan are updated with the latest golf news and also be pointed in the right direction for independent product reviews, swing tips, rule reminders and cool places to play golf across Australia.
It began with an obsession with golf in Adelaide where my Dad and Grandad got me into the game. Like many who were fortunate enough to be introduced to the game early, I spent many summer holidays on the golf course or by the clubhouse pool table. It taught me patience, the rules of competition golf and the quickest way to pick up your own practice balls on the range (try and get someone else to do it).
University, travel and long nights out got in the way of consistent golf in the late 90’s but a round here and there reminded me that golf would always squeeze back into my life at some stage. Emerging with a taste for beer, the travel bug and a PhD in physics, I was fortunate enough to live in a small town in Massachusetts, USA which was home to Taconic Golf Club, a beautiful New England golf course. The thirst for golf began to take hold once again.
Upon returning to Australia I moved to Sydney where I promptly joined a golf course and immersed myself in the game wanting to discuss its nuances, new and issues whenever I could.
Aussie Golfer was born out of a want to discuss the everyday concerns of the regular “have a drink after a round” golfer. In addition, Aussie Golfer aims to keep updated with tour news, opinions, information on the latest handicapping changes and a word or two on where to plan your next golf weekend away.
Golf’s traditions and honesty makes the game so special but I don’t consider the game sacred. It needs a bit of a poke and a bit of fun thrown in now and then. I hope you enjoy the site and feel free to email me any time with ideas, feedback, scoops or just to say hi!